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The Residence Boutique Hotel

17 4th Avenue Houghton, Johannesburg 1477 South Africa
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Tennis court
Airport transportation
Business Centre with Internet Access
Valet parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Poolside bar
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Massage
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Minibar
Refrigerator
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Boutique
Languages Spoken
English
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LBBL_Linda wrote a review 11 Apr
Hong Kong, China748 contributions115 helpful votes
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Happy stay, staff will do extra miles. We stayed here for two nights as a transit from Madagascar. There are new Marriott and a few to choose but we would rather stay in a nice hotel than a business hotel although the latter is a safe choice to get all you expect to get. However, i am very happy to chose this hotel. Although it is a boutique hotel and has something that can improve (hot shower cannot last too long, toilet in the bar do not flush too well), the stay would make you happy. Room is very big and when you walk out, there’s a swimming pool and a jacuzzi. The deco is very nice , the place is quiet and peaceful. Staff are very nice and they really try their best to make your stay satisfied.
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Date of stay: April 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Easy to call Uber and safe to take Uber
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Responded 3 days ago
Thank you so much for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it and would like to wish you all the very best from The Residence team.
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OnMyWay1006 wrote a review Mar 2024
Sursee, Switzerland17 contributions22 helpful votes
We stayed only 1 night at the Residence but it felt like more. First, we were able to check in 4 hours earlier which added precious time in the lovely suite we had booked. Second, the staff was very helpful organizing an amazing private tour with Marvin for the next day. We were able to visit Johannesburg and Soweto and learned more about South Africa’s history than visiting any museum. The stay was also our last day in SA and the staff reserved us a lovely table on the terrace for our final dinner before heading home.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 weeks ago
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. 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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Chileleko Kalembo wrote a review Feb 2024
Livingstone, Zambia1 contribution
A truly magical place. The hotel team welcome you from the airport and already have a sense of belonging with expert driver/guide who offers a service with a smile which is great after the trip and immigration and customs que hassles. The food and location are stunning in a beautiful upmarket neighborhood filled with rich history. You don't feel like a guest but rather more like a family member. All the amazing amenities are pointed out and you miss nothing of the best that is on offer, the GM Rambo goes out of his way to ensure everything is in order for guest requests, nothing was too much trouble Nosi and Mpho equally were above par who were professional and so friendly. In all honesty the whole team is great making it difficult to pick out individuals as they were all excellent. Martin and team served food and drinks with a smile and quiet charm. I am usually an early bird and enjoy a dip swim with a heated pool option available, they have a staff member on hand to assist with a morning coffee even at the crack of dawn. I highly recommend a stay here especially if you are in transit as it's a great place to reboot.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 29 Feb 2024
Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it and look forward to welcoming you back. Wishing you all the very best and thank you once again from The Residence team.
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SafariBart wrote a review Jan 2024
Antwerp, Belgium502 contributions291 helpful votes
Since our 4-night stay at Christmas, The Residence ranks in the top our all-time favourites hotel list. Such a wonderful place. The experience started at the airport, where we were pickup by a very friendly driver (cold towels, bottled water and a welcome letter included). The hotel itself feels so intimate and quiet.... every corner is to be explored and has a very homy feel. The bar, the restaurant, the terrace and pools.... we tested everything and were very satisfied. Breakfasts were really good and included even a fantastic MCC wine (bubbles). Besides a cold buffet, we could choose a hot dish from quite an extensive menu. Lunch and dinner were also very tasty and served by very professional waiters. We stayed in the penthouse suite, which has a massive terrace looking out to Rosebank, Melrose and Sandton. Note that pictures on their website were not up-to-date : the entire terrace is now covered (and not only the outside sitting area). As such, the jacuzzi (which we used daily) can be used also when it is raining... at the back of the room, next to the bath room is a second (smaller) terrace with an outdoor shower and a hot tub. We did not use the hot tub, since it has no view. The outdoor shower was nice though. What makes the residence so special is the intimate feeling of a true boutique residence and the well-trained personnel. Special thanks to Nosi, with whom I communicated long before our arrival and who was there during our stay and made sure to handle every request with the biggest smile and greatest efficiency ! One thing is for sure : we will be back !
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The penthouse was nice, but next time I would probably go for a room with jacuzzi on ground...
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Thank you so much for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience 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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foxyfoxholes wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom230 contributions382 helpful votes
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...
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 23 Oct 2023
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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Go54530176502 wrote a review Oct 2023
Toronto, Canada3 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 22 Oct 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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Rita wrote a review Oct 2023
New York1 contribution
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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!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Make sure you travel on a day the apartheid museum is open if you want to visit it. Sadly during...
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Responded 17 Oct 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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Meghan K wrote a review Oct 2023
Cooperstown, New York14 contributions1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 17 Oct 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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Sapna S wrote a review Oct 2023
London, United Kingdom20 contributions2 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: It's a little dim so more light in the rooms would be super!
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Responded 17 Oct 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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NHGolfer wrote a review Sept 2023
Amherst, New Hampshire36 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 17 Sept 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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PRICE RANGE
R 3,373 - R 5,539 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Residence Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Jeremy Stephen Antiques (1.1 km), The Art Farm Craft Yard (0.6 km), and Killarney Mall (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizza Del Forno (Killarney), Xai-Xai Lounge, and Séjour.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does The Residence Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Residence Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Residence Boutique Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct (3.2 km), Johannesburg Fort (3.0 km), and Nelson Mandela Foundation (1.8 km).