The Hotel

Nestled in the leafy, high-walled suburb of Houghton in Johannesburg, The Residence blends in perfectly with the secluded opulence of its surroundings. Upon entering the luxury boutique hotel, guests are enveloped in a serene setting where the faint burbling of moving water and exotic aromas tickle the senses, almost hinting to the body and brain to hurry up and hit the relax button. Opened in 2011, the aquatic, oriental, nautical, botanical, and equine themes that are peppered throughout the hotel serve as little clues to its interesting history. These themes are most apparent in the Polo and Boat Lounges, where guests can scrutinize over the finer elements of the rooms or kick off their shoes and spend some time in front of a cozy fireplace, perhaps perusing the fine art volumes stacked on the coffee tables.

The Suites

The Residence's 12 suites are decorated with antique French crystal chandeliers, dramatic velvet drapes, and Persian rugs. The king size extra-length beds don Egyptian cotton sheets with plush mattress tops and king size goose down pillows. The en-suite bathrooms are well appointed with piped music, and bath plus shower, with bespoke amenities as well as bathrobes, slippers and hair-dryer. The suites also have an outdoor shower, outdoor bath or Jacuzzi. Each suite has its own lounge or seating area, and is equipped with a Nespresso machine with complimentary coffee pods, as well as a mini bar with complimentary soft drinks, teas, and fresh milk. Eight suites also boasts fireplaces.

The Amenities

The Residence has left no detail overlooked to ensure that your stay enjoys all the comforts of home and more. Gathering spaces included the Boat Lounge with comfortable seating and tri folding doors that open onto the gardens, the Piano Bar where a well mixed drink and good music can be taken in in the evenings and into the night and the sparkling pool with lush green grasses and lounging chairs. The hotel also has a beautiful dinning room where a wide selection of culinary creations can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The in house spa offers a wide range off service including facials, full body massages, pedicures and mud treatments and an exclusive use hydro steam room and sauna.

The Villa

The Residence Luxury Villa consists of 5 individual suites. 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.

The Residence


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