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The Residence Boutique Hotel

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FROM R 3495 PER room

  • Single supplements and child discounts may apply
  • Price varies with seasonality and room options
  • Indicative price is for low season

A warm welcome awaits you at The Residence in Houghton, which offers a boutique experience in magnificently opulent suites, each individually designed and tastefully decorated to please the discerning few.


The Residence is an extraordinary boutique hotel and is truly one of a kind. No effort has been spared in creating the most sublime surroundings. This is a blissful oasis where guests are treated with personalised service and are invited to make themselves at home, ensuring a memorable stay and leaving a lasting impression of luxurious exclusivity.


Located in the suburb of Houghton, which has been home to many famous residents, including former president Nelson Mandela, The Residence exudes a charming air of quiet dignity, with bougainvillea blossoms cascading down the terraced gardens. The tennis court and outdoor swimming pools with inviting poolside decks are set amongst manicured lawns. 


Generously proportioned and designed for ultimate comfort and privacy, the wide range of luxury suites feature antique French crystal chandeliers, dramatic velvet drapes, and Persian rugs. Each individually styled suite includes an outdoor shower, bath or Jacuzzi, a spacious balcony, and a host of exceptional extras. The Penthouse Suite features a stargazing skylight and a roof dining area; the Pool Villa has a private heated plunge pool; the Madiba Suite is a tour-de-force with its own ambience.


At The Residence, breakfast, lunch and dinner are served throughout the day, with menus offering a wide selection of inspired culinary creations. The exquisite cuisine and superb wine list is enhanced by the attentive service. In addition to the elegant formal dining area, guests may choose to order from the snack menu or request room service. A dining alcove leading off the formal dining area is ideal for private dinner parties, while the Ballroom can be booked for dinner parties for larger groups.


On arrival at The Residence, you are greeted warmly before being shown around the guest areas on the ground floor. The entrance hall leads through to the sumptuous sitting room with plush furnishings inviting carefree relaxation. A welcoming log fire is lit on chilly days, while doors opening onto the long, spacious veranda offer a cool respite from the warm summer sun.

The Piano Bar is a favourite meeting place for guests to enjoy leisurely cocktails before going through to dinner. The adjacent Polo Lounge is an informal area with a cosy fireplace and a computer workstation. 

The Boat Lounge, featuring a charming display of model boats from all over the world, is a popular venue for small informal gatherings, with a crackling log fire adding special warmth on chilly days.

The Sky Lounge on the top floor offers spectacular views over the surrounding suburbs and Johannesburg’s renowned urban forest, perfect for enjoying sundowners while taking in the spectacular African sunsets. 

These comfortable relaxation areas invite you to lounge away a few hours, interspersed with taking a stroll through the manicured gardens, enjoying a game of tennis, socialising in the Jacuzzi, or cooling off with a refreshing dip in the swimming pools, one of which is heated. 

The Residence Spa offers traditional spa treatments, a sauna and a steam room. Guests can work out in the fitness room, and arrangements can be made to play a round of golf on the nearby Houghton Golf Course. For venturing further afield, a customised shuttle service and specialised tour desk are at your convenience.