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The Best Johannesburg Luxury Hotels for a Grand Night

The Best Johannesburg Luxury Hotels for a Grand Night

You don’t have to feel guilty for splurging on yourself and your loved ones every now and then, especially if that means spending time with them at a luxurious hotel. Fortunately, there are a ton of these here in Johannesburg for you to try out.

From modern to more traditional, these luxurious accommodations offer elegance and class that you normally don’t get from regular properties. Below is our list of luxury hotels in Johannesburg for you to choose from to have a grand night!

1. Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa

Address: 36 Saxon Rd, Sandhurst, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa

Contact Number: +27 87 375 7777 

Price: $$$

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With its combination of modern and traditional, the Saxon Hotel, Villas, and Spa isn’t just a luxury hotel but also a feast for your eyes. With marble pillars and floors plus a grand and futuristic-looking staircase, it’s a property that will let you enjoy hanging out.

This hotel will also make you feel like you’re in a Greek temple with lavish rooms each with its own bathtub and gorgeous views of the surrounding area. Plus, its beautifully landscaped garden and serene-looking outdoor pool will make you love your stay more!

Pro Tip:
The hotel also offers different massage packages through its in-house spa. We recommend getting a full-body massage for 90 minutes and trying out their heated jacuzzi during your visit– divinely relaxing!

2. Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Address: 1 Alma Rd, Morningside, Sandton, 2052, South Africa 

Distance from JO: 1 hour and 35 minutes

Contact Number: +27 11 808 7300 

Price: $$

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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa offers a hotel experience that you won’t forget anytime soon! Each location in this property—from the intricately decorated lobby to the spacious and well-maintained rooms and grounds—gets the luxurious vibe just right!

The full-length outdoor pool is a swimmer’s paradise where you can practise your competitive swimming strokes. However, our favourite place at this hotel is the ground floor ballroom with its grand piano in the middle and chequered floor design.

Pro Tip:
Have some pastries and tea in the hotel’s Tea in the Woods room. While it’s not technically an outdoor setting, the wallpapers surrounding are decorated with greenery and flowers!

3. Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

Address: 67 Jan Smuts Ave, Westcliff, Johannesburg, 2132, South Africa

Contact Number: +27 11 481 6000 

Price: $

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The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff is a luxury hotel that boasts some of the best views in all of South Africa. With its location at the side of a cliff in Johannesburg, you’ll get a spectacular view of the surrounding mountains, villas, courtyards, and fountains.

It also offers classy-looking rooms that are not only spacious but also intricately designed for your comfort with plush furniture and an extra soft bed. You also get your own balcony—ideal if you want a great view and time alone!

Pro Tip:
Johannesburg has many points of interest that you might want to check out. 

The hotel can refer you to a local guide who can take you to places that only locals know of. Ask the hotel about these guides! 

4. DAVINCI Hotel on Nelson Mandela Square

Address: Corner 5th Street &, Maude St, Sandton, 2031, South Africa

Distance from JO: 15 minutes

Contact Number: +27 11 292 7000

Price: $$

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Unlike the other luxury hotels on this list, the DAVINCI Hotel on Nelson Mandela Square doesn’t have the sprawling grounds and gardens of its competitors. However, you get a modern and sleek hotel with an amazing view and close access to the city!

The walls of this hotel are also uniquely designed with wallpapers that depict wooden branches, which adds to the artsy feel of the property. What’s more, the rooms are not only spacious but also have large windows to give you a great view of Sandton!

Pro Tip:
Aside from the luxurious accommodations this hotel offers, you can continue with your elegant getaway by visiting the nearby Legacy Corner Mall. 

It’s located in Nelson Mandela Square and houses luxury brands for you to choose from. 

5. The Residence

Address: 17 4th Ave, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, 2198, South Africa

Contact Number: +27 11 853 2480

Price: $$

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The Residence will make you feel what the truly elite experience daily—living the good life in their luxurious houses! This hotel exudes elegance with a uniquely Victorian flair.

Each room is meticulously designed with intricate pieces and fixtures such as wall-mounted antique mirrors and impressive chandeliers. Plus, you and your loved ones can hang out in any one of their three swimming pools and their in-house bar!

Pro Tip:
You can ask hotel staff regarding airport shuttle transfers or inquire about guided tours. 

6. Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis

Address: Ext 8, 1 Riviera Ln, Featherbrooke Estate, Johannesburg, 1732, South Africa 

Contact Number: +27 10 594 4100 

Price: $$

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Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis will give you an elegant getaway with its five-star facilities and amenities. The property has an outdoor pool and spacious hotel grounds surrounded by trees and landscaped lawns for you to chill out in.

We recommend that you check into one of their modern and sophisticated Luxury Rooms. They also have two restaurants along with a bar (Mezzanine Bar) where you can comfortably have a drink or two!

Pro Tip:
You can also try out their spa services, especially the more unique ones. We recommend the Bellabaci Massage, which combines a number of techniques (such as aromatherapy and Chinese cupping) to loosen up your muscles. 

7. African Pride Melrose Arch, Autograph Collection

Address: 1 Melrose Square, Birnam, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa 

Contact Number: +27 11 214 6666

Price: $$

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African Pride Melrose Arch serves as a hotel and a photoshoot venue. You can use each room and location at this property for beautiful backdrops as you take photos and selfies in and around the hotel.

For example, you can take photos in the hotel’s reading room to make it look like you’re hanging out at a speakeasy or a modern cigar lounge. You can then take a picture or a selfie while posing in front of the outdoor pool filled with huge tin buckets! 

Pro Tip:
If you’re into wine tasting, then this hotel got you covered. Aside from their Sebule Restaurant and Pool Bar serving alcoholic drinks, you can check out the Aduna Bistro to try out some local and foreign wines! 

8. Over The Moon Guesthouse

Address: 229 Frederick Dr, Northcliff, Randburg, 2115, South Africa 

Distance from JO: 1 hour and 36 minutes 

Contact Number: +27 83 306 0557

Price: $$

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Over The Moon Guesthouse might be the best luxury hotel for you if you love taking in the view of the great outdoors and minimalist accommodation. Their rooms are spacious with tall and wide windows that provide an unobstructed view of the area.

There’s also a balcony where you can have your meals as you take in that refreshing suburban air. What’s more, their outdoor pool is located in the wide open grounds of the property, another amazing location for you to enjoy the surrounding sights!

Pro Tip:
You can ask the hotel concierge regarding tours of nearby Lion Park and Cradle of Humankind.

9. The Parkwood

Address: 72 Worcester Rd, Parkwood, Johannesburg, 2193, South Africa

Contact Number: +27 11 880 1748 

Price: $$

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Here at the Parkwood Hotel, they offer luxurious, cosy accommodations. It doesn’t have a large open space like the other hotels on this list, but it more than makes up for it with its warm and welcoming vibe.

The interiors are a mix of modern and traditional with classic-looking furniture and minimalist lines running along its walls. They also offer rooms that are designed to make you want to stay in and sleep or spend a lazy afternoon on the comfy sofa!

Pro Tip:
This hotel is also strategically located within close range of many tourist spots in the city. You can visit the Apartheid Museum to immerse yourself further in the history of the country and do some shopping at the Zone.

10. Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton Johannesburg

Address: Rivonia Rd, Daisy St, &, Sandton, 2196, South Africa 

Contact Number: +27 11 245 8000 

Price: $$

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Radisson Blu Hotel Sandton Johannesburg is a luxurious modern hotel right in the heart of Johannesburg. While it doesn’t have the landscaped gardens of other hotels, it has a spectacular view of the city skyline thanks to it being a tall building.

It’s considered a fancy business hotel that’s meant for executives and young professionals who want elegance and luxury while staying in Johannesburg. However, we think it’s also a great choice for tourists thanks to its fantastic location within the city!

Pro Tip:
Aside from the many restaurants surrounding this hotel, you can also check out a few attractions. It’s just a few minutes away from Nelson Mandela Square and the Sandton City Shopping Center. 

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