Only established in 1886 after gold was discovered in the region, Jo’Burg today has swelled into the largest city in South Africa. That means there is a dizzying array of hotel options to choose from, and of course, not all that glitters is gold.
That is why we here at TravelMag.com have panned through them all to bring you our top five hotels in the city, based on a number of factors like value for money, amenities, past guest reviews and much more. There’s no fool’s gold here, just a list of pure gems.
From $196/ night
This fantastic hotel gains full marks from pervious guests on a consistent basis. Not only is it one of the more comfortable hotels, but the facilities are nothing short of luxurious. The suites all have their own spa tub with a balcony. The property has a tennis court, outdoor pool and a garden. Decoration in the rooms is chic, utilising Persian rugs, velvet drapes and goose down pillows. If you manage to get out of bed there is a buffet breakfast along with freshly squeezed juices included.
From $120/ night
Located in the Rosebank area in a historic building, The Monarch fuses antiquity with South African culture and art. All rooms at the hotel are spacious, air-conditioned suites. The on-site restaurant provides a complimentary breakfast each morning, and there are lunch and dinner menus available. For those who wish to shop, the hotel is only half a mile from Rosebank Mall. Royal suites also have their own kitchenette.
From $124/ night
A private patio comes with every room at Parkwood Boutique Hotel. Located in Parkwood, it is in a good spot for the golf enthusiast heading out to Killarney Golf Club. There is free wifi throughout and modern furnishings in the capacious rooms ensure a stay at the hotel is comfortable. Breakfast is included and the hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool. Toiletries are provided in the en-suite bathrooms.
From $173/ night
With a great central location The Peech may be forgiven for their slightly higher prices. However this is no laurel for them to rest on; the hotel has some excellent facilities including an outdoor pool and a gym adjacent to the hotel. Rooms are also well appointed with king beds and rain showers in the spacious bathrooms. The Peech also has heaps of charm and character that can be appreciated in the common areas of the hotel such as the restaurant with champagne bar or the events space.
From $105/ night
Space is readily available at Tladi Lodge. Set in 2 acres of grounds in the heart of Sandton the Lodge is a great traditional South African option with local artwork and thatched roofing. Some of the en-suite bathrooms enjoy free-standing tubs and some have their own patio too. Comfort is key here, and facilities like the tennis court or outdoor pool offer the perfect way to build up an appetite that can be satisfied by using the on-site BBQ facilities.