Location: Houghton Estate, Johannesburg
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The Residence Boutique Hotel Johannesburg is truly charming with no detail overlooked in this exquisite setting. The warm and welcoming 5 star luxury hotel is a magnificent feature in the heart of Houghton, a delightful suburb with easy access to urban hubs. The Residence Boutique Hotel is an oasis of tranquility for business and leisure travellers alike. 
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About The Residence Boutique Hotel

The Residence Boutique Hotel is a haven of luxury relaxation, in a perfectly manicured setting. The 5 star luxury hotel prides itself in service, with no detail overlooked. Guests are assured a memorable stay of silver service and sophisticated style. The historic suburb of Houghton has also been home to many famous residents, including former president Nelson Mandela.

The Residence Boutique Hotel Accommodation

The Residence Boutique Hotel offers spacious and luxurious 5 star suites, each equipped with a private spa bath and balcony overlooking the gardens, pool, or tennis court. The lavish interiors are tastefully and elegant furnished, with crystal chandeliers and dramatic velvet drapes. All rooms are air-conditioned with under-floor heating in the en-suite bathrooms. Suites lead onto an outdoor shower and Jacuzzi, and guests may enjoy an exotic bath which can be ordered off the exotic bath menu! Suites are also equipped with WiFi, 2 telephone lines, and Satellite television with an in-room workstation – particularly useful for business travellers.

For more opulent travellers, The Residence Boutique Hotel also offers a Presidential Suite, and Madiba Suite: The Penthouse Suite boasts a massive 193m2 including a private deck, and roof garden. Only slightly more modest in size, the Madiba Suite is closely competing in magnificence with a 150m2 floor area, including the private deck.

The Residence serves a mouth-watering breakfast buffet, with freshly squeezed fruit juice and delicacies to delight the taste buds. On the top floor is the Sky Lounge and Bar, where Guests may enjoy evening cocktails overlooking the incredible urban skyline. A Jacuzzi and two large swimming pools are available, one temperature regulated for guests to enjoy year round.

The Piano Bar and Polo Lounge are delightfully comfortable areas for guests to enjoy at their leisure. The Residence Boutique Hotel also offers an informal venue for small gatherings. The Boat Lounge is nautical themed with charming décor and a cosy log fire, a warm and welcoming function or conference venue.

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The Residence Boutique Hotel Standard Bedroom

Activities and Attractions:

The Residence Spa caters a variety of relaxing and rejuvenating spa treatments; guests may also enjoy the sauna and a steam room. South Africa has a rich cultural history, with Johannesburg at the heart of it all. Guests may enjoy a number of  activities and excursions in the area:

  • Golf at the Johannesburg Country Club
  • Guided Township Tours
  • Take a tour of Johannesburg City
  • Visit the Apartheid or peacemakers Museum
  • Take a historic Day Tour of Pretoria
  • Nelson Mandela Museum in Soweto
  • The Johannesburg Art Gallery


The Residence Boutique Hotel offers luxury shuttle services in the resident Rolls Royce or Mercedes Benz Viano. Golf enthusiasts may be interested in our 7 night Luxury Safari Golf and Wine Tour  departing from Johannesburg. Just 3.5 hours from Johannesburg lies Jamala Madikwe Royal Safari Lodge boasting incredible wildlife interactions with the “super seven”. You might also like to try a luxury rail experience on the Blue Train, taking you back to a period of colonial opulence.

Greatest Africa also offers private wine tours in the exquisite Cape Region. Our exclusive tours are guided by boutique wine producer Richard Hilton, of Richard Hilton Vineyards, who is also the founder and MD of Greatest Africa.

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