Coined as the economic hub of Johannesburg, the suburb of Sandton is central, accessible and a great place to spend a few days when visiting the City of Gold.
A trip to Johannesburg would not be complete without a visit to the suburb of Sandton and its surrounds. Located in the northern part of the city, Sandton is easily accessible from the airport via the Gautrain and is known for its shopping, fine dining restaurants and variety of good hotels.
Picking a place to stay could be confusing with so many great choices, but these three definitely make the top of the list if you’re looking for that someplace special to spend your evenings.
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
This Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa lies just outside of the central business district of Sandton and truly feels like a world unto itself once you step onto the property. The sprawling lawns and well-appointed public rooms lend themselves to luxury.
The 40 suites, and single presidential residence, each offer its guests a unique identity crafted through the décor and architecture’s aesthetic. These opulent rooms are the epitome of comfort with any modern convenience you could require.
The spa at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel is an attraction in its own right, making use of South East Asian treatments as a feature. The Balinese Spa Villa is an idyllic sanctuary designed for use by couples for their treatments and is the perfect addition to any honeymoon stay.
Clico Boutique Hotel
Hidden in the leafy suburb of Rosebank, just outside of Sandton, is the Clico Boutique Hotel. This gem of a property is known for its high levels of service and fine dining restaurant.
With only nine rooms, guests at Clico Boutique Hotel are sure to appreciate the exclusivity of the accommodation. Each room opens out onto the garden, or is completed by a balcony overlooking the pool and garden area, akin to a mystical woodland. Decorated individually, the rooms are all fitted with extra-length beds, flat-screen televisions and a mini bar for refreshment.
The cuisine on offer at Clico Boutique Hotel is something to write home about, which you can do by connecting to the free Wi-Fi available throughout the property. European-style dishes and freshly baked treats have been perfected in the kitchen for guests.
Ten Bompas Boutique Hotel
Exquisitely decorated, the Ten Bompas Boutique Hotel lies just outside of Sandton and is part of the international Design Hotels Portfolio. This hotel is central between the three major entertainment hubs of Sandton, Rosebank and Hyde Park being located in the suburb of Dunkeld.
Ten Bompas Boutique Hotel’s 10 available suites each offer original design that lead onto a garden or private terrace, and incorporate quirky, playful elements to delight guests that choose to stay here. The sumptuous suites each offer a separate lounge and bedroom, steam shower, fireplace and Nespresso machine.
The Winehouse, the restaurant attached to this boutique hotel, is an excellent choice when looking for fine dining fare. Recently refurbished, The Winehouse features a double-volume glass-fronted wine cellar that could make any connoisseur salivate. Paired with epicurean delights from The Winehouse’s kitchen, any meal here is an occasion to be celebrated.
Space, the event and conference centre alongside Ten Bompas, is an eye-catching function venue ideal for meetings and special occasions. The design of Space lends itself to customisation for each event; it’s a real-life ‘blank canvas’ in other words.
Whether it’s spending the night, or a longer stay in Johannesburg, or even if you’re looking to just experience your city as a tourist, these three hotels are all worthwhile and a delight for any guest.