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Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We were collected from the airport in a private BMW 740i. The hotel has converted a private residence and the past China Embassy into an outstanding boutique hotel with lots of persian rugs and notable art. We had a great portrait of Nelson Mandela hanging in our living room. Our Pool Villa put a big smile on our faces. It...

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

Thank you so much for your kind review, we really appreciate it 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...

Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We were at The Residence for 2 nights. The overall area is awesome, different ambiance and decor. The staff is very kind and the Spa is super! We had a tour to Soweto (overpriced) but was ok. The breakfast is well served. In a residential area, you can go around by taxi. Highly recommended!

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with 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 until we meet again.

Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Loved our stay here. Very relaxing, with common areas beautifully furnished with many comfortable chairs. All staff were very friendly and the restaurant served delicious food. Quiet location. Definitely recommend

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with such an amazing review, we really appreciate it and are so glad that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. From all of us here at The Residence, we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the very best.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

Sadly we only stayed one night, as we were only passing through Johannesburgh but everything about The Residence was great. They picked us up at the airport in a beautiful car with wi-fi. Our room had a large outdoor patio with a table, showers and bathtub. The room was gorgeous and the bed was super comfortable. They clearly thought of...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to provide us with your review, we really appreciate it 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...

Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Currently my husband and I are relaxing in the bath of Suite 18. What a weekend of spoiling ourselves in the lap of luxury, because this is what the Residence is all about. From the moment you arive all staff are ready and at your call. Friendly and efficient. We dined in on Friday evening with garden setting. Wine prices...

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

Thank you so much for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it as it allows us to continuously refine and improve our product and offerings. We hope to welcome you back some day in the near future, and from all of us here at The Residence, we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the...

Cumbria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 October 2016

We stayed for four nights in a one bedroom suite to rest and relax after a safari. This hotel is beautifully designed and the suites were large and luxurious with every convenience catered for. We had a lovely private patio with full dining table, loungers, hot tub and outdoor shower, this led to a pool that had only six loungers...

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

Thank you so much for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it as it allows us to continuously refine and improve our product and offerings. We hope to welcome you back some day in the near future, and from all of us here at The Residence, we would like to thank you once again and wish you all the...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 28 October 2016

Delightful boutique hotel. Formerly the Chinese Embassy now beautifully decorated accommodations. Our room was perfect with outside spa bath and marble bathroom. Food and service were impeccable. Breakfast and dinner were very special and able to accommodate our group of 14.

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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 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...

France
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

After a delayed, long and bumpy flight the Residence is a perfect welcome to South Africa. Rooms are huge , the kids loved the outdoor showers and the jacuzzi and service levels are phenomenal. We are lunch, dinner and breakfast at the hotel all of which were lovely . My daughter and I spent the afternoon in the spa which...

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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 and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. Thank you for the feedback regarding the wax being slightly too hot, we will be sure to address the matter. It was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us and hope to welcome...

Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful boutique hotel. Excellent service, food was delicious, the room was luxurious with an outside breakfast area a shower and bath. Very disappointed we only stayed 1 night. Would highly recommend it and would stay here again on my next visit.

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Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit and would like to wish you all the very best from The Residence team.

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 22 October 2016

This beautiful boutique hotel is a true gem. It is a family business. The son of the family is an interior designer and architect. It is and impeccable desgn with hospitality to match. Our room had a jacuzzi, outdoor shower,beautiful sitting deck, and sunset view. Each room has it's own unique character. The flow of the public room are is...

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Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it 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...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Tennis Court
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
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: $354 - $583 (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 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Family Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Spa Hotel in Johannesburg
#1 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg
#3 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“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
“The Madiba or pool suite are beautiful.”
 of 5 bubbles 609leab, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
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