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The Residence Boutique Hotel

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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This was my 3rd stay at The Residence in the space of 2 years. I have also been here for dinner a few times and bought a stay for my friends as an anniversary gift. Me and my guests are yet to be disappointed, and this is my top pick when I need to recharge my mind, body and spirit....

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed one night in the penthouse suite as part of our honeymoon. Absolutely loved the attention to detail and the service was superb. The penthouse suite was a real treat with a beautiful terrace area.

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it, and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. We hope to welcome you back some day in the near future and would like to wish you all the very best from The Residence team.

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Residence in February 2017 and the entire experience one best times we ever had in Africa. We just landed from the States and this was just what we needed to relax and unwind. The staff greeted us in a welcoming manner. The Residence I would say is better in quality and service over any hotel in...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, words do not come close to expressing how much we appreciate it. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. Thank you once again and all the very best from The Residence team.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We love this hotel. After a four year absence, we returned last week. It's better than ever. This hotel is in a class with Four Seasons, Mandarin Oriental, Ritz Carlton, Park Hyatt. Just more intimate and with ladies and gentlemen who desire to make us happy. Every person encountered smiles and radiates concern and a kind spirit. We will return...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

It is hard to find the words to express how grateful we are for your lovely review and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. We look forward to welcoming you back and trust that you enjoying the rest of your trip. All the very best from The Residence team.

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I spent 2 nights at The Residence in February 2017, at the end of our honeymoon. The hotel is beautiful - they have really thought of every last detail. It is fun to explore the property. The staff was so nice and accommodating. Our flight back to the U.S. was in the evening and they helped make...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really do appreciate it. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. We would all like to congratulate you once again and wish you both all the very best.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am very well traveled but this is by far the best place i have ever stayed. Everything is just perfect and on point. The staff are kind and polite. the food oh my...the best. make sure you try the tempura and sweet chili dip...no recommendations or suggestions as everything is just amaze-balls!

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. Thank you once again and all the very best.

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at the Residence on our way to a Safari organized by &Beyond on our way out and on our way back.The Residence at Houghton was a wonderful choice. Thais is a small boutique hotel in a residential area of Johannesburg. The room was superb with our own private terrace, sauna and jacuzzi and a small pool (one of...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much, we really appreciate your comments and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future. Thank you once again and all the very best from The Residence team.

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 3 nights in the Residence and everything about it was perfect. Our first day was a quiet on at the hotel after our flight from the UK and we enjoyed 2.5 hours of the most amazing spa treatments on the rooftop spa. We enjoyed two evening meals in the restaurant and both times it was incredible! Including the...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it but more importantly are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back. Thank you once again and all the very best from The Residence team.

Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

Finally, we were able to return to the Residence, which really has the residence/home away from home feeling for us! The combination of professionalism, coziness, pampering and a very personal feeling is exceptional and unique. Expecting a lot since it is indeed the best hotel we've ever stayed in, the Residence did not disappoint this time either. Rather, the "wows"...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it. It was such a pleasure having you stay with us again and look forward to welcoming you back hopefully in the near future. From all of us here at The Residence, we would like to thank you once again and wish you both all the very best until...

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Staff at hotel are very friendly and try best to make your stay a pleasure. But....the whole layout of hotel is poorly designed. The courtyard in the middle looks all nice, but the noise travels up into the rooms, making for a peaceful sleep almost impossible. Food is very basic, but adequate for any who don't wish to travel to...

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The Residence T, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it. I am sorry to hear that you did not find the property to your liking and will take up the issues raised. From all of us here at The Residence, we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Residence is a five star boutique hotel which is truly one of a kind. No effort has been spared in creating a warm, luxurious, elegant and inviting atmosphere. With eighteen designer suites with ultimate comfort and privacy, here you can sit back and take in the views of the garden, tennis court and pools. Explore the serene sanctuary of the senses with our spa and unwind in the sauna and steam room. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Residence Boutique Hotel

Address: 17 4th Avenue | Houghton, Johannesburg 1477, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range: $358 - $585 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Residence Boutique Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#3 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
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“penthouse suite is to die for...”
 of 5 bubbles A4886QKsandrah, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room not overlooking the courtyard, pool area”
 of 5 bubbles 710kenw, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Be sure you have a whirlpool--some do not.”
 of 5 bubbles Nicklaus, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I stayed inside close to the spa with an outside bath and shower”
 of 5 bubbles MelanieMackinnon, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“When booking via the phone , ask for Suite 5”
  • Suite 5 Bedroom
 of 5 bubbles 771andrewr, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
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