Fodor's Expert Review Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Morningside Manor, 1 Alma Rd., Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2196, South Africa

In a residential area, this gracious boutique hotel was once a private home owned by the Oppenheimer family. Each individually decorated suite mimics classic European style (the honeymoon suite's canopied bed is a replica of one from Versailles), making guests feel like royalty. Large windows overlook the manicured gardens, and working fireplaces add to the romance. The large grounds with sweeping lawns and rose beds include a pool and a Balinese-themed spa. There's also well-equipped gym, an à la carte restaurant, and conference facilities.

PROS

  • well-stocked library
  • complimentary shuttle service to Sandton City mall
  • recently renovated

CONS

  • service can be slow
  • not great for families
  • Wi-Fi can be sluggish

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Residential Area
Private
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 011-804–2540

HOTEL DETAILS

40 suites
Rate Includes: Free breakfast

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