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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
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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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Nikhil_Advani wrote a review Mar 2022
Washington DC, District of Columbia501 contributions162 helpful votes
This place is something else. Apparently it's three houses combined to make this hotel. Such a beautiful setting, the gardens, swimming pools, dining areas, different nooks to sit, etc. The food was amazing, both breakfast and dinner. Service was outstanding. Then there's the room.....2 outdoor showers, an outdoor bath, an indoor bath, indoor, shower, a decanter filled with sherry, etc. I'll definitely be back.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 22 Mar 2022
Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it, and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. We look forward to welcoming you back, and would like to wish you all the very best until we meet again. All the very best from The Residence team.
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Arora wrote a review Feb 2022
South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
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What an amazing place to stay. Would highly recommend. Room was perfect, wonderful outdoor shower and private jacuzzi. The staff and team were just top class, very friendly and feels like they went the extra mile to make sure we had everything we needed. The food was amazing, very big portions and the breakfast was amazing. Thank you it was just a wonderful evening
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from The Residence The Residence, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel
Responded 23 Feb 2022
Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it, and it was an absolute pleasure having you stay with us. We hope to welcome you back some day so and would like to wish you all the very best until we meet again. Thank you once again from The Residence team.
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Sandra Mann wrote a review Oct 2021
7 contributions1 helpful vote
We had to spend a night in Johannesburg in order to get a flight out the next day. The room was so amazing we decided to order room service so we could enjoy it before having to leave. When I say room, I mean rooms! and a large deck with a jacuzzi that already warmed up and waiting. We looked at the stars from it. The bedroom has a large adjacent living room. There is a large bathroom with two sinks and the shower has two shower heads. You could also have a bath if you wanted. The walk in closet was great for keeping your bags out of the way. I can't say enough good things about the staff who were kind and helpful. When we went to breakfast the next morning I started to put my purse around the side of the chair and all of a sudden the waiter put a little table next to me to put it on. Now that is service! Once again on our month long trip through southern Africa, we were probably one of a handful of guests (if that many) in this amazing hotel. With regard to Covid, I felt safer in all the four countries in Africa that we visited than I do in the US. Masks are mandatory indoors and outdoors if in a group. Temperature checks are required everywhere. You are given hand sanitizer before entering any building or store. Covid tests are required coming and leaving all countries. No one checked for a Covid test upon our arrival home to the US!
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from The Residence The Residence, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel
Responded 06 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for providing us with a review, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience 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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Roxtor wrote a review Sep 2021
Toronto, Canada471 contributions339 helpful votes
The Residence is a unique property located in an upscale neighborhood. Beautifully and warmly decorated, each room is different, clean, spacious and well equipped. Very comfortable beds, big walk in closets to organize your luggage, large bathrooms, and a home away from home feel. The common areas have cozy little niches for relaxing with a coffee or something stronger. Nice pool area. The service here is friendly and very obliging. We enjoy the restaurant very much and it has an excellent selection of appetizers and main dishes. Try the Malva pudding. Wine list has some great South African choices. We were met at the airport by the hotel staff who drove us in a Mercedes sedan to the hotel and pointed out a number of landmarks. The Residence is a great place to stay for both a tour of the city or just for a layover coming from or going on a safari. We stayed here twice and were very pleased both times.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Have a drink in their cozy bar.
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Responded 04 Oct 2021
Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it, and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience 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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SUSKNO wrote a review Sep 2021
Saint John, Canada142 contributions58 helpful votes
Based on reviews we switched our tour advisors recommendation from the Four Seasons to The Residence and have to say we were disappointed. Upon arrival we seemed like an inconvenience. The “hostess” presented us with a COVID form to complete and then disappeared. Information about the hotel’s amenities, restaurant or area where not given. When we went to our room we discovered it was not the type we booked and when we asked we were told the room we asked for was occupied and the “sauna was broken anyway”. The room was large but tired. One window was broken and would not completely close. The room was over the lobby so was noisy. The hot tub was also quite old and did not work- this plus the sauna was the reason we chose this hotel. We had planned to go into the city for dinner but were tired from safari so decided to stay at the hotel even with the VERY limited menu. The restaurant staff were the only redeeming part of the hotel. I went to check if they could customize something for a vegan diet (they had 1 appetizer and 1 menu item that was vegan) and was told no. Richard the host was very friendly and when we came to eat remembered my dietary restrictions and wine selection request. Service was great at the restaurant but food was uninspired and as I do not eat rice my vegan coconut curry was a few pieces of broccoli and carrots ina but if sauce for a lot of money. No tofu or legumes to be found. Richard was very friendly and attentive as was the other waiter but based on food and price I can’t recommend the restaurant or hotel. Disappointing stay and was glad it was only one night. When we checked out bellman and staff were no where to be seen. Again felt like an inconvenience and the girls at the front desk have zero understanding of customer service.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from The Residence The Residence, Owner at The Residence Boutique Hotel
Responded 27 Sep 2021
Thank you so much for your review and feedback, we really appreciate it, and will definitely look into the matters raised, as i can assure you this is not the normal experience our guests have. Thank you once again, and hope to be able to make it up to you on your next visit to Johannesburg.
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PRICE RANGE
US$229 - US$363 (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 Mugg & Bean.
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 an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Residence Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
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.