Top 3 Boutique Hotels in Johannesburg

by Sandy Salle on March 18, 2015

Whether you’re relaxing in the natural surroundings outside of Johannesburg, South Africa, exploring the vibrant culture of this unique city, or simply staying overnight to catch a flight to Cape Town the next day, Johannesburg is home to a handful of some truly incredible boutique hotels.

See below for some of our favorite boutique hotels in Johannesburg:

The Peech Hotel: I absolutely adore The Peech Hotel! Not only are their staff members extremely accommodation and hospitable, but they make you feel like family and ensure that all your needs are met instantly.

The boutique size of The Peech is one of the reasons why love it so much and why the staff can offer such personalized service. The property consists of sixteen gorgeously appointed rooms, as well as a main area for guests.

The hotel features Garden Rooms, Garden Suites, and House Rooms with the Garden Suites being the largest. Although all three of the styles vary in layout and size, they all contain en-suite and include WiFi, air conditioning, satellite TV, ‘Raindance’ showers, and separate baths (perfect for unwinding in after a long 16-hour flight!).

The rooms are colorful and contemporary and extremely spacious and comfortable. The hotel also features a charming bistro, managed by head chef Greg Jardim – who also tends to the hotel’s immaculate gardens! Quite the jack-of-all-trades he is. The cuisine is absolutely delectable and much welcomed after a long flight into the Johannesburg airport.

Images of the Peech Hotel below were taken by our client, Pat Mussieux:

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Athol Place: After a long flight from the United States, you will immediately feel a sense of bliss and relaxation upon entering the beautiful Athol Place! They sure know how to make you feel comfortable and well taken care of with their attentive staff and comfortable contemporary décor.

The hotel is located in the charming countryside just 35-minutes from the Johannesburg OR Tambo International Airport and city center, so taking a drive into the city for some cultural exploration is super simple!

The hotel features nine elegant suites; five of those suites are superior and four are deluxe suites. Each, however, is individually designed with a unique and contemporary feel that provides the perfect setting for relaxation. The hotel also boasts a heated swimming pool and large deck, glamorous bar, and amazing restaurant that offers indoor and outdoor dining options.

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Image above taken from the Athol Place website

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Image above taken from the Athol Place website

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Image above taken from the Athol Place website

I actually recently stayed at the Athol Place Hotel a few weeks ago and below are some of my pictures from the experience:

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The Residence Boutique Hotel: A charming and quiet sanctuary, the hospitable Residence Boutique Hotel is located in the beautiful Johannesburg suburb of Houghton – which is once where the late Nelson Mandela used to live.

The décor throughout the hotel main areas and within the suites is glamorous, with each suite outfitted in velvet drapes, crystal chandeliers, Persian rugs, and soothing rain showers. The hotel also features a wonderful spa, as well as a incredible restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner for guest convenience.

No matter which of the three Johannesburg boutique hotels form this article you choose to stay at, I assure you that you’ll be well taken care of and in relaxation mode instantly!


Image above taken from The Residence website 

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Image above taken from The Residence website

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