The Residence, nestled in the heart of the historic, upmarket suburb of Houghton, is one of Johannesburg’s most sought after boutique hotels. Old world beauty and an overall sophisticated feel, give an inkling as to what level of service and luxury can be expected at The Residence. Terraced gardens burst with colour, as bougainvillea blossoms climb trellises and walls. The hotel suites are spacious and opulently appointed, each with a private balcony with sun loungers and a dining suite, offering views of the lush garden, pool and tennis court. The suburb of Houghton is one of Johannesburg’s finest areas, one where former president Nelson Mandela calls home.
Based near enough to the central business district of Sandton, but far enough away amongst an abundance of trees and quiet stately homes, The Residence offers guests the best of Johannesburg. Whether travelling for leisure or for business, the hotel will accommodate every need and whim, and no expense has been spared or detail overlooked when it comes to guest satisfaction.
Dining at The Residence is not to be missed; breakfasts are served from an early hour and include a menu of both light and more satisfying dishes. The lunch menu is perfect for small business meetings or for enjoying in a sun lounger alongside the pool, whilst dinners are a more formal affair. The Sky Bar can be found on the top floor, boasting magnificent views over the suburbs and the urban forest towards the outlines of the city skyline. Pre-dinner cocktails here are a must, while relaxing to the lilt of chilled music in the background.
The Residence also offers the use of a full spa on the second floor, where a menu of soothing spa treatments can be enjoyed, between unwinding in the steam room and the sauna. Guests are invited to amble through the beautiful gardens, enjoy dipping in the pool (or swimming a few lengths) and playing a spot of tennis throughout the day.
Guests are also welcome to work out in the fitness room on-site, whilst golf can be arranged at nearby Houghton Gold Course.