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Historic Hotels in Johannesburg
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You're likely already making plans to see the historically relevant sites while you're staying in Johannesburg. While you're here, be sure to check out the shops and museums. You can also discover the entertainment venues during your vacation in this culturally rich area.
Based on our travel expertise, River Meadow Manor is a top 4-star guesthouse for history buffs booking on Expedia, and it features free WiFi and free parking. Freedom Park Heritage Site & Museum is a short 19-minute drive away. Other choices near historic sites include Ekuthuleni Guest House - Soweto and TDJ's B&B.
Johannesburg has 2259 hotel accommodations bookable on Expedia, including 72 designated as historic hotels or close to historic sites.
Johannesburg is notable for landmarks like Mandela House, Freedom Park Heritage Site & Museum, and Kruger Museum. Cultural venues include Johannesburg Art Gallery, Constitution Hill, and South African Museum of Military History. A couple of additional sights to add to your agenda are Johannesburg City Hall and Carlton Centre.
Guests who book a historic hotel can sleep someplace that has an officially recognized historic designation. A palace, castle, stately home or even a lodge, pub, or skyscraper can be considered a historic hotel provided that it has special significance. Traditional architecture and period features are often found within the guestrooms or public spaces of these historic hotels in Johannesburg, bringing the history to life.
"Heritage hotel" is a term often used in Asia and Europe, while "historic hotel" is a term often used in the U.S. though overall the terms are quite similar. The physical building and architecture of a historic hotel is generally the most significant aspect. For a heritage hotel, often it's the cultural value as well as how it shaped the community.
Hotels have the safety features and modern conveniences you expect to find, though efforts have been made to preserve the historic aspects and traditions. Private rooms with updated bathroom facilities, free WiFi, and the amenities found in most hotels will also be available in a historic hotel. When you book a historic hotel in Johannesburg, don't worry that you'll find yourself staying at a place that's uncomfortable for guests or simply rundown.