BBeing the largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is a destination of choice for many people traveling to South Africa. Whether Johannesburg makes your travel list for work or leisure, for the discerning traveler, finding a hotel that suits your tastes can sometimes be overwhelming. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best hotels in Johannesburg that cater to a variety of needs. Simply put, you are more than likely to find your dream hotel here.
When buying a hotel, you want to make sure you are getting what you pay for. From service to facilities, no one wants to waste their hard earned money on a substandard hotel. For this compilation, we considered several factors, including the location of the hotel and its proximity to the essentials, leisure facilities, working space, dining options, security and of course , online reviews. While not every hotel necessarily scored 10 points in every category, they excelled in all ramifications. At the end of the day, you can rest assured that you will enjoy an enjoyable experience as well as value for money.
Check out 13 of the best hotels in Johannesburg, South Africa…
#1. The Giglio Boutique Hotel
Urban tranquility meets opulent perfection. If you’re used to a pampered life, The Giglio might be the closest thing to a home away from home. Panoramic views, rows of proud trees, and freedom from bustling city life are just some of the reasons to make this hotel your getaway. Plus, it offers the convenience of being a short distance from many South African restaurants and amenities should you decide to get a taste of ‘city life’.
#2. Sandton Towers
The Sandton Towers combine modernity, convenience and luxury for an unforgettable stay. With over 200 exquisite rooms available, you are sure to find the one that suits your needs. Plus, there’s a fitness center, multiple workstations, state-of-the-art shuttle service, and a delicious array of dining options, among others. Oh yes, and let’s not forget the famous outdoor swimming pool. Indeed worthy of a visit, or more.
To note: Sandton Towers is a member of the Southern Sun group of hotels.
#3. Hoeveld House Boutique Hotel
Hoëveld House is rumored to be the pinnacle of high-end luxury accommodation in the Santon area of Johannesburg, South Africa. The stylish boutique hotel sits on a property that displays ancient, sculptural trees and beautiful gardens. Whether you are visiting alone, in a group or with children, this hotel is well able to meet all the needs you may have. Moreover, its proximity to entertainment centers, sports fields, golf courses, world-class shopping centers and vibrant nightlife means you have a good opportunity to create lasting memories of this amazing city. When it comes to facilities, you get expert service from a butler, on-site florist, professional chef, and more. How’s that for luxury?
#4. The Residence Boutique Hotel
This five-star boutique hotel prides itself on being one of a kind and won Trip Advisor’s Travelers Choice Award for 2019. With 18 designer suites, no effort has been spared to create a warm, luxurious and elegant. and inviting atmosphere. The hotel offers a garden, tennis court, swimming pools and a spa where you can relax in the sauna and hammam. And speaking of saunas and steam rooms, I recently found some of the best sauna heaters you can buy if you have an in-house sauna!
#5. Genesis All-Suite Hotel
Located in the heart of Johannesburg, the Genesis All-Suite Hotel enjoys a convenient and central location. With easy access to OR Tambo International Airport and the cosmopolitan business and leisure suburbs of Rosebank and Melrose Arch, the hotel offers one to four bedroom suite options with free wifi, free parking and an outdoor swimming pool. The Genesis Bistro, Fairmount Bar and Lounge, a fitness center and supermarkets are also among the many perks of this hotel.
#6. Four Seasons Le Westcliff Hotel
Perched on the cliffside, this resort-style hideaway offers panoramic views of the neighboring Johannesburg Zoo and the dense tree canopy of the city’s prestigious northern suburbs. The ambience is like a sunny Mediterranean village interspersed with courtyards, fountains, and gardens. The 117 rooms and suites of the hotel offer a fresh and contemporary decor inspired by modern Africa.
#seven. Once in Johannesburg
The award-winning hostel offers young-minded travelers a safe place to sleep, eat and explore the city of Johannesburg. Their en-suite rooms are neat and equipped with basic luxuries such as air conditioners, crisp white linens, flat-screen TVs (for individuals only), safes, and blackout curtains. They also have shared room options (maximum 4) which are also adjoining and offer a more economical deal for the independent traveller.
#8. 54 on the bath
54 on Bath is the iconic hotel located in the heart of Rosebank, Joburg’s vibrant and eclectic tree-lined neighborhood of restaurants, entertainment and art. With a total of 75 elegantly decorated rooms, the hotel also offers a universally accessible room with a roll-in shower, low-hanging facilities and a 24-hour monitored emergency assistance alarm. There are also four sets of connecting rooms ideal for families. Each en suite room is fully equipped with a multitude of facilities to meet all your needs. Free and unlimited WiFi, exceptional offer of tea and coffee, blackout curtains, 24 hour room service, cable TV, minibar and air conditioning. Their luxury suites have private living rooms, spacious bathrooms and a balcony overlooking the northern suburbs of the city.
#9. Thaba Eco Hotel
This rare and precious gem is surrounded by the southern metropolis of Johannesburg. It is located in the Klipriviersberg nature reserve just 10 km from the town center and is full of native trees, plants, birds and wildlife. This, along with the beautiful, world-class facilities and breathtaking natural surroundings, makes it the venue of choice for weddings and other special occasions. Thaba offers an idyllic setting in a contemporary African style that will make your special day unique and unforgettable. Unwind in luxury hotel rooms amid peaceful surroundings with breathtaking sunsets and unwind in the spa, refreshing pool and meditation path.
#ten. Clico Boutique Hotel
The Clico Boutique Hotel is perfectly located in the leafy, upscale suburb of Rosebank in Johannesburg, South Africa. Centrally located in downtown “Joburg”, upmarket business hubs such as Melrose and Sandton and just meters from the Rosebank Clinic, Clico is the preferred choice of many business travellers. The hotel was created by Jeanette Schwegmanwho wanted to meet the needs of travel-weary and demanding customers looking for that intimate experience.
#11. African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Autograph Collection
It has become an international destination in its own right, attracting the type of guests who appreciate modern elegance and sophistication. If shopping is on the cards, you couldn’t ask for a better location. Additionally, the entire Melrose Arch area is guarded 24 hours a day and monitored by CCTV for added peace of mind and convenience. Their restaurant is a must and offers a truly sensual dining experience; where décor meets a whimsical fusion of international flavors and cooking techniques.
#12. Holiday Inn Johannesburg – Rosebank
You can’t miss the contemporary gray striped facade of the Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank, which offers direct and secure access to The Zone shopping mall. Guests can relax on their sun terrace by the pool when arriving from OR Tambo International Airport, 25 km away. Plus, it’s easy to get to meetings in the surrounding business suburbs from this hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The city center is 15 minutes away by taxi and the Rosebank Gautrain station is right on the hotel’s doorstep. They also offer a free corporate shuttle within a 3 mile radius of the hotel. How practical!
#13. Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel
With 16 themed suites – from Marrakech to the Moulin Rouge – Villa Simonne offers exemplary accommodation in the heart of Houghton, as well as an exquisite venue for events and conferences. Borrowing design elements from bygone eras and inspired by the world’s most enchanting cities, the Art Deco boutique hotel conjures up vintage images of Casablanca and comes to life like the pages of a Hemingway novel. Combining an exclusive location with breathtaking landscapes, Villa Simonne is a unique experience that you probably won’t read about in a travel guide. Each suite is designed for comfort and features a unique style with bespoke furnishings and art deco pieces to spark the imagination and enhance your stay.
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