Stayed 2 nights in February but wished we stayed longer. Very happy we were able to get in at short notice as it is an outstanding hotel. The hotel is situated in an upscale residential area (Houghton) so you need taxis or a car to get to places.
We were met by the resident driver - Lucky - at the airport who was great. On arrival at the hotel we were greeted by the staff and Charity the manager on duty. She was a great help during our stay as were all the staff. The hotel is a rabbit warren but with eclectic decoration and a lovely warmth. There are 2 small pools and a tennis court and even a small gym.
We were upgraded to a suite on the first floor which was a wonderful room with a very large bathroom. Great amenities including a coffee maker, biscuits, sherry, some fruit and a small tot of Amarula in the evenings. There is an outdoor patio with bath and shower - very good when the weather is good. The bed was very comfortable and the room very quiet. We needed to iron some clothes to go out which we were happy to do ourselves but the team organized to get them done for us quite quickly.
We had dinner the first night and the food was very good - some of the best we had on our trip including our stay in Cape Town. The wine list is compact but with some reasonably well known local wines - OK but could be a bit better. Our table was alfresco in the breezeway - very pleasant in the summer. Breakfast was also very good.
We had the traditional Dom Pedro nightcap in the piano bar - very good rendition from the bar staff - both the Amarula and the original whisky version.
We look forward to staying again on our next trip to Joburg.
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- 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
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