Being South Africa’s biggest city, Johannesburg is a top destination for many heading to South Africa. Whether you’re heading to Joburg for work or play, for the discerning traveller, finding a hotel that meets your tastes can sometimes be tiresome.
When getting a hotel, you want to make sure that you get your money’s worth. From the service to the facilities, no one wants to waste their hard earned money on a subpar hotel. So we took the time to curate the top 10 hotels in Johannesburg, South Africa according to Trip Advisor. These 10 have been chosen based on reviews and made the cut for best value.
These are the 10 best hotels in Johannesburg, South Africa…
1. The Residence Boutique Hotel
This five-star boutique hotel prides itself in being one of a kind and is a winner of the Trip Advisor’s travellers’ choice awards for 2019. With 18 designer suites, no effort has been spared in creating a warm, luxurious, elegant and inviting atmosphere. The hotel offers a garden, tennis court, pools, a spa where you can unwind in the sauna and steam room. And talking about saunas and steam rooms, I recently found some of the best sauna heaters you can buy if you have an in-house sauna!
2. Genesis All-Suite Hotel
Set in the heart of Johannesburg, Africa’s economic hub, Genesis All-Suite Hotel is ideally and centrally located. With easy access to OR Tambo International Airport and the cosmopolitan business and leisure suburb of Rosebank and Melrose Arch, the hotel offers options of 1 – 4 bedroom suites with complimentary wifi, free parking and an outdoor swimming pool. Genesis bistro, Fairmount bar & lounge, fitness centre and supermarkets are also among the many perks of this hotel.
3. Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff
Perched on a cliffside, this resort-style retreat offers panoramic views over the neighbouring Johannesburg Zoo and the dense tree canopy of the city’s prestigious northern suburbs. The ambience is like a sun-splashed Mediterranean village laced with courtyards, fountains and gardens. The hotel’s 117 guest rooms and suites offer cool, contemporary decor inspired by modern Africa.
4. Once in Joburg
The award-winning hostel offers young at heart travellers a safe place to sleep, eat and explore the city of Johannesburg. They offer rooms that are neat, clean and ensuite, with basic luxuries such as air conditioner, crisp white linen, flat screen TV’s (privates only), safety deposit box and block out curtains. They have options of shared rooms (sleeping maximum 4) which are also ensuite and offer a more budget offering to the independent traveller.
5. 54 on Bath
54 On Bath is the iconic landmark hotel in the heart of Rosebank, Joburg’s vibrant and eclectic tree-lined neighbourhood of eateries, entertainment and art. With a total of 75 elegantly decorated rooms, the hotel also offers a universal accessible room featuring roll-in shower, lowered facilities and a 24-hour monitored emergency help alarm. There are also 4 sets of interconnecting rooms ideally suited for families. Each en-suite room is fully equipped with a host of facilities to meet your every need; free and unlimited WiFi, outstanding tea and coffee offering, block-out curtains, 24-hour room service, cable TV, mini-bar and air-conditioning. Their luxury suites boast private lounges, spacious en-suite bathrooms and a balcony overlooking the city’s northern suburbs.
6. Thaba Eco Hotel
This rare and valuable jewel is surrounded by the Southern Johannesburg metropolis. It is situated in the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve just 10 km from the city centre and has an abundance of indigenous 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. Relax in the luxury hotel rooms amidst the tranquil setting with breathtaking sunsets and unwind at the spa, refreshing pool and meditation trail.
7. Clico Boutique Hotel
Clico Boutique Hotel is perfectly situated in the leafy and upmarket suburb of Rosebank in Johannesburg – South Africa. Centrally located to the “Joburg” city centre, high-end business hubs such as Melrose and Sandton and metres away from the Rosebank Clinic, Clico is a preferred choice of many business travellers. The hotel was established by Jeanette Schwegman, who wanted to cater to the travel-weary and discerning guest looking for that intimate experience.
8. African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Autograph Collection
This has become an international destination in its own right, attracting the type of guests who take pleasure in modern elegance and sophistication. If shopping is on the cards, you couldn’t ask for a better location. The entire Melrose Arch precinct is patrolled by 24-hour security and monitored by CCTV surveillance for peace-of-mind and comfort. Their restaurant is a must and offers a truly sensual dining experience; where decor meets a whimsical fusion of international flavours and cooking techniques.
9. Holiday Inn Johannesburg-Rosebank
You can’t miss the contemporary, grey‐striped facade of Holiday Inn Johannesburg‐Rosebank, which offers direct, secure access into The Zone shopping centre. You can relax on their sunny pool deck when you arrive from O.R. Tambo International Airport, 25km away. It’s easy to get to meetings in the surrounding business suburb from this hotel located in Rosebank, Johannesburg. Downtown is a 15‐minute taxi ride and the Rosebank Gautrain Station is right on the hotel’s doorstep. They also offer a free corporate shuttle within a 5km radius of the hotel. How convenient?!
10. Villa Simonne Boutique Hotel
With 16 themed suites – from Marrakesh to Moulin Rouge… Villa Simonne offers exemplary accommodation in the heart of Houghton, as well as an exquisite venue for events and conferences. Borrowing design cues from bygone eras and inspired by the most enchanting cities of the world, 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 scenery, Villa Simonne is a unique experience and one you are not likely to read about in a travel guide. Each suite is designed for comfort and is uniquely styled with custom-made furniture and art deco pieces, to stimulate the imagination and enhance your stay.
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