The Residence Boutique Hotel, Johannesburg

Introduction:The Residence is an extraordinary boutique hotel that is truly one of a kind, no effort has been spared in creating the most sublime surroundings to surpass your greatest expectations. Whether you are a business professional with a demanding executive schedule or a leisure traveller with time to spend at your own discretion, we are here to ensure that your stay with us will be memorable.

Take a stroll through the manicured gardens and enjoy a game of tennis or swim a few lengths in the outdoor pools. Guests can work out in our fitness room, and arrangements can be made to play a round of golf on the nearby Houghton Golf Course.

A warm, hospitable welcome awaits you at The Residence, located in the historic suburb of Houghton, which is also home to many famous residents including former president Nelson Mandela. The Residence exudes a charming air of quiet dignity, with an abundance of bougainvillea blossoms cascading down the terraced gardens. This is a blissful oasis where guests are treated with personalised service and are invited to make themselves at home.

Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.

Below is my experience based on a one-night stay at the property.

My Arrival Experience: Warm welcome from the kind staff. Was almost immediately escorted to the room.
What I loved: The country feel in the city of Johannesburg.
What About the Service: Friendly well-trained staff in all areas of the hotel. The Residence is perhaps my second favourite in Johannesburg after The Saxon.
What About My Room: Beautiful room with comfortable bed, flat screen Tv, working desk, freestanding bathtub and rain shower. Welcome amenities and attention to details were very impressive.
Number of Rooms: 11.
Type of Property: City hotel with a country feel.
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa.

Facilities: Pool, spa, gym and business/meeting facilities are making it a 5-star hotel in the South African rating system.
Complimentary Internet: Yes, free, unlimited and high-speed.
Affiliations: Inspirational Places.
My Overall Impression: Great experience. A lovely property with a service level above most other boutique hotels in South Africa.