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The Residence Boutique Hotel

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Madiba luxury Suite | Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, free minibar, in-room safe
Couples treatment rooms, sauna, spa tub, steam room, body treatments
Property grounds
Villa | Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters, free minibar, in-room safe
Breakfast, lunch and dinner served

Overview of The Residence Boutique Hotel

The Residence Boutique Hotel

5.0 star property
9.8 out of 10 Exceptional
9.8/10 Exceptional

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
17th 4th Avenue, Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 1986

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationJohannesburg Zoo2 min drive
  • Popular LocationSouth African Museum of Military History3 min drive
  • Popular LocationHillbrow Telkom Tower4 min drive
  • AirportJohannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.)26 min drive

Room options

About this area


The Residence Boutique Hotel is located in Houghton Estate, a neighborhood in Johannesburg, and is in the suburbs and next to a golf course. South African Museum of Military History and Satyagraha House are cultural highlights, and some of the area's attractions include Johannesburg Zoo and Sci Bono Discovery Centre. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Johannesburg Stadium or Ellis Park Stadium. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.

What's nearby

  • Johannesburg Zoo - 2 min drive
  • South African Museum of Military History - 3 min drive
  • Hillbrow Telkom Tower - 4 min drive
  • Constitutional Court of South Africa - 4 min drive
  • Rosebank Mall - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Rosebank Station - 10 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 16 min drive
  • O.R. Tambo Intl. Airport (JNB) - 28 min drive


  • KFC - 4 min drive
  • Burger King Houghton - 4 min drive
  • Andersons Nursery - 3 min drive
  • Seattle Coffee Company - 10 min walk
  • Ocean Basket - 10 min walk

About this property

The Residence Boutique Hotel

5-star luxury hotel located in Houghton Estate
You can look forward to 18 holes of golf, a roundtrip airport shuttle, and a terrace at The Residence Boutique Hotel. Treat yourself to aromatherapy, a Swedish massage, or a body wrap at Residence Spa, the onsite spa. Be sure to enjoy a meal at Piano Bar, the onsite restaurant. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a garden and dry cleaning/laundry services.
Additional perks include:
  • 3 outdoor pools with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self parking
  • An outdoor tennis court, an area shuttle, and access to a nearby indoor pool
  • Access to a nearby health club, a front-desk safe, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All 18 individually furnished rooms include comforts such as fireplaces and air conditioning, in addition to thoughtful touches like free stocked minibars and separate dining areas.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free infant beds and free extra beds
  • Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters
  • 2 bathrooms with deep soaking tubs and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • Furnished balconies or patios, wardrobes/closets, and separate dining areas


Afrikaans, English, Zulu

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
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place
Contactless room service is available

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • 24-hour roundtrip airport shuttle on request for a surcharge
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available

Food and drink

  • A bar/lounge
  • A restaurant
  • Coffee and tea in common areas
  • Snack bar/deli

Restaurants on site

  • Piano Bar

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Gym
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Piano
  • Sauna
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Free crib
  • Free rollaway/extra bed
  • Indoor pool (guest access)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate in-room dining area
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Turndown service

Business services

  • Business center
  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Full-service spa

  • 4 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Body scrubs
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment rooms
  • Deep-tissue massages
  • Facials
  • Hot stone massages
  • Manicures/pedicures
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Sauna
  • Spa open daily
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room
  • Swedish massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • In-room accessibility available in select rooms
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Down comforter
  • Egyptian-cotton sheets
  • Free crib
  • Free rollaway/extra bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Bathrobes
  • Deep soaking bathtub
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Slippers
  • Towels


  • CD player
  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels
  • iPod dock
  • MP3 dock

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Restaurant dining guides
  • Room service
  • Separate dining area

Outdoor space

  • Furnished balcony/patio


  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters
  • Fireplace
  • Free local calls
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Phone
  • Safe
  • Soundproofed rooms

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM

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


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
1 child, up to the age of 16 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Free rollaway/extra beds
Free cribs are available on request at the property

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 790 per vehicle (one-way)

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
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

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

Boutique Residence Hotel
Residence Boutique
Residence Boutique Hotel
Residence Boutique Hotel Johannesburg
Residence Boutique Johannesburg
The Hotel Johannesburg
The Residence Boutique Hotel Hotel
The Residence Boutique Hotel Johannesburg
The Residence Boutique Hotel Hotel Johannesburg

Frequently asked questions

Does The Residence Boutique Hotel have a pool?

Yes, this property has 3 outdoor pools.

How much does it cost to stay at The Residence Boutique Hotel?

As of May 31, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Residence Boutique Hotel on Jun 10, 2023 start from $228.15, 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 Residence Boutique Hotel pet-friendly?

No, pets are not allowed at this property.

How much is parking at The Residence Boutique Hotel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Residence Boutique Hotel?

Check-in is from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

What time is check-out at The Residence Boutique Hotel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Does The Residence Boutique Hotel provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle that runs on request. A fee of ZAR 790 per vehicle applies.

Where is The Residence Boutique Hotel located?

Located in Houghton Estate, this luxury hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of South African Museum of Military History and Johannesburg Zoo. Killarney Golf Club and Houghton Golf Club are also within 2 mi (3 km).




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10/10 Excellent

Ross laird kennedy

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

2/10 Terrible

Verified traveler

Business traveler
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
nice from far, but far from nice
Unfortunately I was left very disappointed. - The room phone was faulty and I needed to walk to reception to get it attended to. - The AC power plug by the desk was not working so I needed to run my cable across the floor. - The irrigation system outside was not connected properly and spraying the patio and making a noise. The first request to repair went ignored and took a second request for someone to come repair, some 2 hrs later. - Microwave was faulty and was told that I would not be able to use it! No offer to replace or fix. - Ordered room service at 6.45pm. At 8pm nothing had arrived and I called reception. 2 min later a plate of ice cold food arrived. Sending it back, 25min later, I was then called informing me that they had run out of stock of that item. Chose a new meal which then arrived at 8.30pm, almost 2hrs after my initial order. - Upon checkout, I was billed for that same meal twice! - On advising the check out assistant of my disappointing stay, no apology of any sort, nor even acknowledgement of the issues was offered. It was clear that no training had been provided on how to deal with these situations.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great discovery
This is a great boutique hotel. Rooms are roomy and extremely comfortable, spa and sauna in room, grounds are spectacular, excellent Resturant with indoor or outdoor seating, and a wonderful well trained staff. Micheal on piano really is exceptional and sets a wonderful mood for dinning and lounge area.
Stayed 1 night in Nov 2022

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
The property is in a nice area and seems to have been nice years back.My experience (sept 14-17 2022) a bit of a nightmare.I booked one of the best rooms with a private jacuzzi.Room was stuffy and dusty.Furniture and decor is out dated and the So called private Jacuzzi didnt even work at all.The front desk staff has no Clue whats going on in the hotel and taking your grievances to them is a complete waste of time.This is just an average hotel which seems to have been great way back ,but now is just an average dumo not worthy to be called a luxury hotel.Was promised a refund for a night,but once i got back to my overseas destination,no one seemed to care and contacting them in anyway is a complete waste of time ,as no one ever calls,emails or contacts you back.Disgraceful how it can even call itself a 5 star hotel.Buyer Beware!!Dont believe all you see on their website..I gues those are the pictures from its early years.The place is stuffy and Musty .Most appliances in the rooms are rusty and as for the So called Jacuzzis..They dont work AND havent worked in a Long time(As i was told by the 5th WAITER who was sent to my room to "act"like he was fixing it.What a farce of a place..Nothing but a Bad experience here both from the hotel and the staff and management.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Old World Charm with every modern comfort. The highly professional staff exceeds your expectations and makes you feel like family.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Unique beautiful dream of a place! Will be back
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Quite boutique hotel that feels like home. Great staff that’s attentive to your every need. Diners enjoy the warmth of a roaring fire while listening to the serenades of an exceptional pianist. A truly SPECIAL evening.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent


Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2022