The Residence

The Residence is an extraordinary boutique hotel situated in Houghton, Johannesburg and is truly one of a kind. No effort has been spared in creating the most sublime surroundings to surpass your greatest expectations. This is a blissful oasis where guests are treated with personalised service and are invited to make themselves at home.


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A warm, hospitable welcome awaits you at The Residence, located in the historic suburb of Houghton, which is also home to many famous residents including former president Nelson Mandela. The Residence exudes a charming air of quiet dignity, with an abundance of bougainvillea blossoms cascading down the terraced gardens.

Guests can take a stroll through the manicured gardens and enjoy a game of tennis, swim a few lengths in the outdoor pools or work out in the fitness room. Arrangements can be made to play a round of golf on the nearby Houghton Golf Course. The Residence Spa also offers traditional spa treatments, a sauna and a steam room.

With a seductive symphony of sophisticated style, each opulent suite has been individually designed and tastefully decorated to please the discerning few who are fortunate enough to experience these sumptuous surroundings.

These air-conditioned suites are generously proportioned and designed for ultimate comfort and privacy, leading out to spacious balconies with tables, chairs and sun loungers shaded by large sun umbrellas. Here you can sit back and take in the views of the garden, tennis court and pool. The interiors of the suites are luxurious, elegant and inviting, with soft light reflecting from the antique French crystal chandeliers onto dramatic velvet drapes and Persian rugs. The king size extra-length beds with mattress tops and king size pillows of exquisitely soft goose down are dressed with fine Egyptian cottons and are turned down for your convenience in the evening. The en-suite bathrooms are well appointed with underfloor heating, piped music, and bath plus shower, with bespoke amenities as well as bathrobes, slippers and hair-dryer. For an extra special touch of personal luxury, you can order an exotic bath from the exotic bath menu. The suites also have an outdoor shower, outdoor bath or Jacuzzi.

Each suite is comfortably furnished with its own lounge or seating area, and equipped with a Nespresso machine with complimentary coffee pods, as well as a mini bar with complimentary soft drinks, teas and fresh milk. Several of the suites have a cosy fireplace for snuggling down with a glass of velvet-smooth sherry or port and watching a movie from the DVD library or satellite bouquet on the large flat screen television. All your personal and business communications are catered for, with two telephone points, full WiFi capability and in-room workstation.

At The Residence breakfast, lunch and dinner are served throughout the day ad the menus offer a wide selection of inspired culinary creations. At the Sky Bar, refreshing cocktails can be enjoyed, whilst marvelling at the famous African sunset.


Sandton City is 6 km away and the hotel provides free private parking and a car rental service. An airport shuttle and a tour desk are also available.


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