The Best Hotels in Johannesburg

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best luxury, boutique, and most charming hotels in Johannesburg. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

Rated 9.2 in 591 reviews

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff is a luxury 5-star hotel located within 1 km from the Johannesburg Zoo. Featuring an… See more

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff is a luxury 5-star hotel located within 1 km from the Johannesburg Zoo. Featuring an expansive lush garden, the hotel offers a restaurant, fitness centre. The hotel has a wellness centre where guests can enjoy massages and beauty treatments.

The elegant rooms feature air conditioning and come complete with a seating area, flat-screen satellite TV and minibar. Extras include an iPod dock, as well as free WiFi.

At Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, there are a variety of restaurants and menus comprises of South African culinary delights and international flavours. The Cellar Door is where guests can enjoy a food and wine pairing experience in an intimate dining room.

The hotel’s nature-inspired spa boasts a haven of relaxation offering a sauna, steam room, and a selection of treatments. The Parkview Golf Club is within 2 km, Nelson Mandela Square within 11 km and the O.R. Tambo International Airport is 33 km away.

Rooms from $275

Located in Johannesburg, 2.5 km from Observatory Golf Club, The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf provides… See more

Located in Johannesburg, 2.5 km from Observatory Golf Club, The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a terrace. With a bar, the 5-star hotel has air-conditioned rooms with free WiFi, each with a private bathroom. The hotel features an indoor pool, sauna and room service.

At the hotel, each room comes with a wardrobe. Certain rooms include a kitchen with a fridge, a dishwasher and an oven. Guest rooms at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a safety deposit box.

The daily breakfast offers buffet, à la carte or continental options. At the accommodation you will find a restaurant serving American, local and Asian cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and halal options can also be requested.

You can play mini-golf at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf, and car hire is available.

The property has an on-site hot tub, hairdresser's and business centre. Speaking Afrikaans and English at the reception, staff are willing to help at any time of the day.

Johannesburg Stadium is 4.3 km from the hotel, while Parkview Golf Club is 6.9 km away. The nearest airport is O.R. Tambo International, 21 km from The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $176

The Residence

Rated 9.1 in 293 reviews

Located in Houghton, The Residence is a boutique hotel that offers spacious suites with a spa bath, and a balcony… See more

Located in Houghton, The Residence is a boutique hotel that offers spacious suites with a spa bath, and a balcony overlooking the garden, the tennis court or the outdoor pool.

Each of the air-conditioned suites is elegantly decorated with antique French crystal chandeliers, dramatic velvet drapes and Persian rugs. All the suites have king size beds with pillows of soft goose down and fine Egyptian cottons.

Guests can start their day with a rich breakfast buffet, including freshly squeezed fruit juices and delicacies prepared with fresh, seasonal ingredients.

The Residence Spa offers traditional spa treatments, a sauna and a steam room. You can also sit next to the cosy log fire fireplace, or relax in the spacious veranda.

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.

Rooms from $315

The Parkwood

Rated 9.3 in 201 reviews

The Parkwood is nestled in a lush and well-manicured garden estate in Parkwood, Johannesburg. It offers luxurious… See more

The Parkwood is nestled in a lush and well-manicured garden estate in Parkwood, Johannesburg. It offers luxurious accommodation with a swimming pool and free Wi-Fi in all areas.

With modern finishes, the well-appointed most rooms feature a private patio and some have a view of the garden and pool. Each room comes with heating, a safe and a work desk. Including a hairdryer, free toiletries and a bathrobe, the private bathrooms are fitted with a bath and shower.

most rooms feature a private patio a private patio and some have a view of the garden and pool.

The Parkwood is a Luxury Guest Lodge and is 1 km from Killarney Golf Club, while Sandton City Mall is 6 km away. Zoo Lake is a 5-minute drive away and O.R Tambo International Airport can be reached within 30 minutes by car.

Rooms from $147

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.8 in 285 reviews

This award-winning boutique hotel, located in a tranquil suburb of Sandton, impresses with its Balinese Spa, excellent… See more

This award-winning boutique hotel, located in a tranquil suburb of Sandton, impresses with its Balinese Spa, excellent restaurant and world-class suites.

Opulent design and personalized service await guests at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa. Start the day with breakfast at a time that suits you best. Afterwards, you can enjoy a massage at the spa, where you can also treat yourself to a cleansing facial or traditional South East Asian treatment.

Fairlawns restaurant serves an array of seasonal dishes, all prepared with local ingredients. Dine next to the pool or opt for the imposing dining room. An award-winning wine list complements your meal, with drinks also available at the bar.

Let the day draw to a leisurely end relaxing in front of the fireplace in the sitting room. Books and newspapers are available in Fairlawns library. Alternatively, you can watch the sun set on the terrace while sipping a sundowner.

Lavish designs and luxurious furnishings make each of the spacious suites unique. Wake up to stunning views of Fairlawns landscaped garden. Seating areas, large windows and a deluxe bathroom complete each units distinct feel.

Rooms from $290

Hoeveld House

Rated 8.8 in 621 reviews

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hoeveld House offers accommodation in Sandton, 200 metres from Inanda Club… See more

Featuring free WiFi throughout the property, Hoeveld House offers accommodation in Sandton, 200 metres from Inanda Club. The hotel has an outdoor pool and views of the pool, and guests can enjoy a drink at the bar. Free private parking is available on site.

Every room has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Certain rooms include a seating area where you can relax. The rooms are fitted with a private bathroom fitted with a bath. For your comfort, you will find bathrobes and free toiletries.

There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.

You can play tennis at this hotel, and the area is popular for golfing. The hotel also offers car hire. Illovo Square is 1.1 km from Hoeveld House, while Thrupps Shopping Centre is 1.2 km from the property. O.R. Tambo International Airport is 18 km away.

Rooms from $176

Home Suite Hotels Rosebank

Rated 9.3 in 1431 reviews

Home Suite Hotels Rosebank features accommodation set in Rosebank and situated less than 1 km from Rosebank Gautrain… See more

Home Suite Hotels Rosebank features accommodation set in Rosebank and situated less than 1 km from Rosebank Gautrain station, Home Suite Hotels Bristol Rosebank offers accommodation for any discerning guest travelling for either business or leisure.

The property features Wifi in all areas as well as a meeting room for corporate guests

A Full English/Irish breakfast can be enjoyed at the property.

This property also has a generator in case of power outages.

Gold Reef City & Casino is 12 km from Home Suite Hotels Rosebank. The nearest airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport, 26 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $139

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Rated 9.5 in 175 reviews

Featuring luxurious and spacious suites, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa includes a spa and outdoor pool. It is located in… See more

Featuring luxurious and spacious suites, Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa includes a spa and outdoor pool. It is located in Johannesburg’s suburb of Sandhurst and includes 3 restaurants, free WiFi, and free parking.

Each elegant room at the Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa incorporates African art. Each room has a balcony overlooking the garden and the pool. They also include a satellite TV.

The dining areas include Qunu and The Terrace.

Guests can relax and enjoy the massages at the spa. A steam room and a fitness centre are also available.

The Saxon is located 5 km from Sandton’s city centre and 10 km from the Rosebank Mall. Johannesburg International Airport is 40.5 km away and Lanseria International Airport is 29 km away. The Gautrain high speed train runs from OR Tambo International Airport to Sandton Gautrain Station, a transfer can be pre-booked with the hotel for collection at the Sandton Gautrain Station.

Rooms from $667

The Giglio Boutique Hotel

Rated 9.4 in 385 reviews

Set in Johannesburg, 7.4 km from Observatory Golf Club, The Giglio Boutique Hotel offers accommodation with an outdoor… See more

Set in Johannesburg, 7.4 km from Observatory Golf Club, The Giglio Boutique Hotel offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a garden and a terrace. This 5-star hotel offers a business centre and a concierge service. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

Guests at the hotel can enjoy an à la carte breakfast. At The Giglio Boutique Hotel you will find a restaurant serving American, Belgian and Dutch cuisine. Vegetarian and halal options can also be requested.

The accommodation provides an ironing service, as well as business facilities like fax and photocopying.

Johannesburg Stadium is 10 km from The Giglio Boutique Hotel, while Kempton Park Golf Club is 13 km from the property. The nearest airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport, 14 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $172

Set in Johannesburg and with Parkview Golf Club reachable within 4.1 km, voco Johannesburg Rosebank an IHG Hotel offers… See more

Set in Johannesburg and with Parkview Golf Club reachable within 4.1 km, voco Johannesburg Rosebank an IHG Hotel offers concierge services, non-smoking rooms, a fitness centre, free WiFi throughout the property and a terrace. This 5-star hotel offers room service and a 24-hour front desk. The accommodation provides airport transfers, while a car rental service is also available.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At voco Johannesburg Rosebank an IHG Hotel the rooms come with bed linen and towels.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a Full English/Irish breakfast. At voco Johannesburg Rosebank an IHG Hotel you will find a restaurant serving American, Belgian and Brazilian cuisine. Vegetarian and vegan options can also be requested.

Guests can make use of the business centre or relax in the bar.

Sandton City Mall is 4.8 km from the hotel, while Gautrain Sandton Station is 5 km from the property. The nearest airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport, 26 km from voco Johannesburg Rosebank an IHG Hotel.

Rooms from $148

Thaba Eco Hotel

Rated 9.0 in 2263 reviews

Surrounded by the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Thaba Eco Hotel and Spa features elegant suites. It offers a swimming… See more

Surrounded by the Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve, Thaba Eco Hotel and Spa features elegant suites. It offers a swimming pool, a spa, and function and conference facilities.

All rooms have flat screen TVs, heated towel rails, mini bars and complimentary snack hampers, as well as air con and high speed WI-FI.

Leisure activities include mountain biking, bush walks/drives, spa treatments or a special meditation trail.

OR Tambo International Airport is 37 km away. Johannesburg Central Railway Station is just 17 km away.

Rooms from $130

Palazzo Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 1843 reviews

Featuring a manicured Tuscan-style garden and a large outdoor pool with a relaxing area, this luxurious 5-style hotel is… See more

Featuring a manicured Tuscan-style garden and a large outdoor pool with a relaxing area, this luxurious 5-style hotel is situated in the peaceful area of Fourways Johannesburg. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free Wi-Fi and DVD player.

All rooms at the Palazzo Montecasino Hotel are elegant and decorated with warm colours and stylish furniture. Each comes with a seating area, flat-screen satellite TV and a spacious bathroom with free toiletries.

You can visit the on-site fitness centre and spa facilities, where Thai massages can be arranged. Bowling alley and an on-site casino are available on site. Front desk staff is at your disposal 24 hours a day.

Breakfast is served every morning in the Palazzo’s restaurant, the Medeo, which offers Italian dishes with French and African influences. Light snacks are available in the pool recreational area.

Palazzo Montecasino is situated within 15 minutes from Sandton Business Centre. Lanseria International Airport is a 20-minute drive away and O.R Tambo Airport is a 40-minute trip from the hotel.

Rooms from $163

54 on Bath

Rated 8.6 in 551 reviews

Located in the cultural district of Rosebank, 54 on Bath offers a large terrace area and an outdoor swimming pool. The… See more

Located in the cultural district of Rosebank, 54 on Bath offers a large terrace area and an outdoor swimming pool. The spacious rooms include a working desk and wide windows.

All modern decorated rooms offer views of the landscaped garden area or the city. Each features a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi facilities and a coffee machine.

The 54 serves breakfast and international cuisine for lunch and dinner in the Level Four Restaurant. Refreshments are provided in the bar, overlooking the garden terrace.

Trips can be arranged by the concierge service to sights, such as the Apartheid Museum (12 km) and the colourful African Craft Market (200 metres) away.

O.R. Tambo International Airport is a 35-minute drive away and Gautrain Station is 300 metres away. The 54 on Bath provides a shuttle service upon request.

Rooms from $152

Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis

Rated 8.8 in 401 reviews

Set in Johannesburg, 5.6 km from Roodepoort Country Club, Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis offers accommodation with an… See more

Set in Johannesburg, 5.6 km from Roodepoort Country Club, Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis offers accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a garden. 23 km from Cradle of Humankind and 28 km from Parkview Golf Club, the property provides a terrace and a bar. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, a concierge service and free WiFi throughout the property.

At the hotel you will find a restaurant serving Mediterranean, Pizza and local cuisine. Vegetarian, dairy-free and vegan options can also be requested.

Eagle Canyon Country Club is 28 km from Vivari Hotel and Spa by Mantis, while Sandton City Mall is 31 km from the property. The nearest airport is Lanseria International Airport, 19 km from the accommodation.

Rooms from $154

Sandton Sun and Towers

Rated 8.7 in 2964 reviews

This 5-star hotel is located in the heart of Johannesburg’s economic hub, connected to Sandton Convention Centre. It… See more

This 5-star hotel is located in the heart of Johannesburg’s economic hub, connected to Sandton Convention Centre. It offers spacious rooms, a variety of dining options and a state-of-the-art Business Suite.

Sandton Sun and Towers is also connected to the luxury shopping centre, Sandton City. It is located 40 minutes from O R Tambo and 650 metres from the Gautrain.

Guests can choose from many dining options, including a bar, a restaurant, a show kitchen, and a deck. All menus are seasonal and ingredients are sourced from local farmers.

Sandton Sun and Towers features VIP check-in facilities. The Spa is open 7 days a week, offering a variety of relaxing treatments and massages. There is also a fully equipped 24-hour fitness centre.

Rooms from $167

Seven Villa Hotel & Spa

Rated 8.7 in 1144 reviews

Located in Johannesburg, 2 km from Gautrain Sandton Station, Seven Villa Hotel & Spa provides accommodation with an… See more

Located in Johannesburg, 2 km from Gautrain Sandton Station, Seven Villa Hotel & Spa provides accommodation with an outdoor swimming pool, free private parking, a fitness centre and a garden. The property features a bar, as well as a restaurant serving Steakhouse cuisine. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi.

The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a desk, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. Rooms come with a kettle, while some rooms here will provide you with a balcony and others also provide guests with river views. At Seven Villa Hotel & Spa every room comes with bed linen and towels.

Breakfast is available daily, and includes buffet, continental and Full English/Irish options.

The accommodation offers a sun terrace.

Sandton City Mall is 2.9 km from Seven Villa Hotel & Spa, while Parkview Golf Club is 12 km away. The nearest airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport, 28 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $117

Located in Johannesburg, 5.6 km from Gautrain Sandton Station, Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch provides… See more

Located in Johannesburg, 5.6 km from Gautrain Sandton Station, Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch provides accommodation with free bikes, private parking, a fitness centre and a garden. The property features a bar, as well as a restaurant serving local cuisine. The accommodation offers a 24-hour front desk, airport transfers, room service and free WiFi throughout the property.

All units are equipped with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, a coffee machine, a shower, free toiletries and a desk. Every room comes with a kettle, while some rooms here will provide you with a kitchen with a fridge, a microwave and a minibar. At the hotel every room is equipped with bed linen and towels.

Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch offers a continental or American breakfast.

The accommodation offers a sun terrace.

Sandton City Mall is 6.2 km from Johannesburg Marriott Hotel Melrose Arch, while Parkview Golf Club is 7.2 km away. The nearest airport is O.R. Tambo International Airport, 24 km from the hotel.

Rooms from $150

The Winston Hotel

Rated 7.8 in 523 reviews

This colonial-style 5 star boutique hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg offers free Wi-Fi, free private parking and rooms… See more

This colonial-style 5 star boutique hotel in Rosebank, Johannesburg offers free Wi-Fi, free private parking and rooms with a flat-screen TV. It is near Rosebank's trendy shops and restaurants. Guests can enjoy an outdoor pool and a library with WiFi.

The air-conditioned rooms at the The Winston Hotel are each elegantly designed with a theme, and have classical-style furnishings. There is a seating area and a balcony where guests can relax with a coffee from the personal espresso machine in the room. The private bathrooms each have a bath and shower, and come with luxurious bathroom amenities.

The Winston features a trendy restaurant and bar, guests can relax in the garden and it has a 24-hour front desk. The Hotel is in close proximity to all major shopping malls and is in walking distance from the Gautrain station and the Johannesburg premier Rosebank shopping centre.

Rooms from $80

Clico Boutique Hotel

Rated 8.6 in 671 reviews

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Clico Boutique Hotel is located in the leafy suburb of Rosebank. It has a… See more

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Clico Boutique Hotel is located in the leafy suburb of Rosebank. It has a 24-hour front desk and is just 1 km away from the Rosebank Gautrain station.

The rooms are decorated with earthy tones, creams and soft greens. Each has seating area, a minibar, air conditioning and a satellite TV. The en-suite bathrooms are equipped with bathrobes. The rooms open up onto a garden or offer a balcony overlooking the pool.

The fine dining restaurant serves local and European-style cuisine. Room service is also available.

At Clico Boutique Hotel you will find a garden and a terrace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge. The property offers free parking and free WiFi.

The hotel is 2.5 km from the Johannesburg Zoo and 5 minutes' drive away from Killarney Country Club. O.R. Tambo International Airport is 26 km away.

Rooms from $95