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The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

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Property grounds
Indoor pool, outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Signature Penthouse | Terrace/patio
Superior Penthouse | Terrace/patio
Signature Penthouse | Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

5.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
Lloys Ellis Ave, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2198

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHoughton Golf Club7 min walk
  • Popular LocationJo Anke Gallery16 min walk
  • Popular LocationHillbrow Telkom Tower5 min drive
  • AirportJohannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.)15 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf is located in Houghton Estate, a neighborhood in Johannesburg, and is near a train station. Rosebank Mall and Bruma Flea Market are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Zoo Lake Park and Joubert Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Johannesburg Stadium or Ellis Park Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Houghton Golf Club - 7 min walk
  • Jo Anke Gallery - 16 min walk
  • Hillbrow Telkom Tower - 5 min drive
  • South African Museum of Military History - 5 min drive
  • Rhodes Park - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • Ellis Park Station - 11 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 16 min drive
  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 15 min drive


  • Hokkaido - 13 min walk
  • Fireside Bistro - 15 min walk
  • Radium Beer Hall - 15 min walk
  • The Schwarma Co - 17 min walk
  • Shahi Khana - 17 min walk

About this property

The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

5-star luxury hotel located in Houghton Estate
At The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf, you can look forward to 18 holes of golf, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a poolside bar. Tee up with amenities like a driving range, golf lessons, and a golf clubhouse at this hotel. Treat yourself to a deep-tissue massage, a facial, or thalassotherapy at The Houghton Hotel Spa, the onsite spa. Enjoy a meal at the two onsite restaurants. Aerobics classes and Pilates classes are offered at the gym; The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf also has a free daily manager's reception, a coffee shop/cafe, and a hair salon. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as dry cleaning/laundry services and a bar.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An indoor pool and an outdoor pool, with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking and valet parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), access to a nearby indoor pool, and access to a nearby health club
  • Express check-out, a computer station, and 6 meeting rooms
  • Guest reviews say great things about the helpful staff
Room features
All 68 rooms include comforts such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to thoughtful touches like laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Changing tables and highchairs
  • Hydromassage showers, separate tubs/showers, and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with streaming services and satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, kitchens, and heating


Afrikaans, English, French, Portuguese

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite parking available only on request
  • Free secured, covered self parking on site
  • Free secured, covered valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking
  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: ZAR 175 for adults and ZAR 175 for children
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Aerobics classes
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness center
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pilates classes
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Changing table
  • Children's pool
  • Highchair
  • Indoor pool
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool


  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Golf caddy
  • Golf clubhouse
  • Golf lessions with a pro
  • Golf pro shop
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (43056 square feet of space)
  • Coworking space
  • Meeting rooms - 6


  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 9 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hot springs/mineral springs
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room
  • Thalassotherapy


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Handrails in stairways
  • Hospital bed available
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness center
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchairs available on site


  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Kitchen


  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: ZAR 1000
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 450 per night

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 175 for adults and ZAR 175 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 780 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 0.00 (one-way)
  • Late check-out fee: ZAR 1000 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 450 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve onsite parking
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Reservations are required for golf tee times and massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility, or spa tub without adult supervision
Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa, and guests under 18 years old are only allowed with adult supervision

National rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

Property is also known as

Houghton Hotel
The Houghton Hotel Spa Wellness Golf
The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf Hotel
The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf Johannesburg
The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf Hotel Johannesburg

Frequently asked questions

Does The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool, an outdoor pool, and a children's pool. Pool access is from 9:00 AM–6:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?

As of Nov 29, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf on Dec 4, 2022 start from $137.45, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?

Self parking and valet parking are free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - anytime.

What time is check-out at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?

Check-out is at 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for ZAR 1000 (subject to availability).

Does The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of ZAR 780 per vehicle applies.

Where is The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf located?

Located in Houghton Estate, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Victory Theater and Houghton Golf Club. Satyagraha House and Observatory Golf Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 76 out of 102 reviews" "
" "5 - Excellent 75%
Rating 4 - Good. 18 out of 102 reviews" "
" "4 - Good 18%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 102 reviews" "
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Rating 2 - Poor. 3 out of 102 reviews" "
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Rating 1 - Terrible. 2 out of 102 reviews" "
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5/5 Excellent

Paul, Poway
Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Houghten Hotel is incredible and if at any time we need to travel to Johannesburg again we will stay here. We stayed one night in a unit that was spread among the top two floors that was immaculate.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful room, very clean. Super friendly and accommodating staff great room service!
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Best hotel in Johannesburg area (Houghton)
This hotel was exquisite. We stayed in the inspiration penthouse overlooking the city. The first floor comes with a full kitchen, laundry room, living room, dining room, and two luxuriously adorned bedrooms. The top floor has a panoramic view of the city with glass from top to bottom with an huge flat screen TV ideal for movie nights. In addition, the top floor has an huge balcony with lounge chairs, a private swimming pool, and hot tub. There is a restaurant right at the hotel. I had breakfast there one morning and the food was fantastic. Next time I travel to Johannesburg, this hotel is where I will stay. Don’t forget to bring your golf gear with you if you play golf because there is a golf course on the property. Overall, this hotel gets a 10 out of 10.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Beautiful Clean Rooms. Wonderful staff. Steam and Sauna area needs to be upgraded and kept up. Convenient Location, Lounge and Dining areas make it easy for business associates and friends to visit. We would stay here again.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Houghton is very deserving of its 5 star rating!
The Houghton is beautiful, clean, safe and comfortable. The staff is amazing and accommodating. The spa is fabulous! We did several spa treatments, used the sauna & steam rooms and swam in the heated pool. Also, the fit bar gym was the absolute best hotel gym my daughter has ever used. The food at the restaurants were delicious. We ate at Nova Bistro and Sejour. We chose the Houghton for a 2 night stay after a wedding in Vic Falls & safari in Hawange, Zimbabwe. It was absolutely perfect and I highly recommend!!
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I had such a lovely stay. This is a gorgeous property with very friendly and professional staff. The nova bistro downstairs had so many great options and overall enjoyed my week here. It did truly feel like home away from home. Definitely recommend staying here while in JHB.
Stayed 4 nights in Jun 2022

4/5 Good