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Wonderful, every time...

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 23 Oct 2023
We've lost count of how many times we stayed at the Residence, it's just the best place to stay in Johannesburg. We opened and ended our latest trip to SA here. The quality is wonderful, the staff just can't do enough for you. The breakfasts, excellent. The reception staff, so attentive and intuativley know how to help you. It just can't be beaten. Don't waste your time (and money) staying at big brand hotels, this is the best place to stay...
Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank you so much for your review and feedback we really appreciate it, and as always, it was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you back and would like to wish you all the very best from The Residence team.
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Reviewed 22 October 2023

This was a great place to start our South African vacation. The hotel was lovely and the staff very kind. We particularly enjoyed our tour of Soweto with Marvin and found him very knowledgeable. The ladies in the spa were also exceptional and we had a lovely time chatting with them while having foot/leg massages. We ate at the hotel restaurant both nights and really enjoyed it.

Date of stay: October 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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The Residence The Residence, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2023

Thank you so much for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at The Residence hotel. 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.

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Reviewed 11 October 2023 via mobile

The Residence is a beautiful intimate hotel on the outskirts of downtown Johannesburg. If you are looking for a quiet and homey feel this is the place. The staff was exceptional from the concierge, the restaurant, spa, drivers and cleaning services. Everyone was genuinely kind and went the extra mile without us asking. From Marvin picking us up from the airport, Moses helping my mom communicate with her sister via Whatsapp and Lucky giving us an amazing tour of SOWETO in helping us understand the history of South Africa. Will definitely recommend this place to others and when I come back I will be staying here!

Room tip: Make sure you travel on a day the apartheid museum is open if you want to visit it. Sadly during our stay in Johannesburg the museum was closed:(
Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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The Residence The Residence, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here 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.

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Reviewed 7 October 2023 via mobile

This hotel was wonderful! The people were so attentive and welcoming. This was my first stop on my first trip to South Africa and I could not have been made to feel more welcome. The rooms and grounds were so beautiful. We could have spent many more than our 3 scheduled days there. Thank you so much everyone!

Date of stay: October 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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The Residence The Residence, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Thank you so much for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. 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.

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Reviewed 3 October 2023

A beautiful oasis of calm and top notch service. The rooms are spacious and the staff helpful. We dined in a cosy room with a roaring fire and great piano music. A special thanks to Rambo on reception, Thembi in the spa and Lucky who helped us with getting our bearings.

Room tip: It's a little dim so more light in the rooms would be super!
Date of stay: September 2023
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The Residence The Residence, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 October 2023

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here 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.

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Reviewed 16 September 2023 via mobile

Cannot recommend this more highly. The staff were so friendly. Get Marvin to show you around the city. The complimentary breakfast meant you didn't need lunch. The accomodations were homely and the rooftop spa an oasis. Dinner menu was excellent.

Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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The Residence The Residence, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2023

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

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