The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

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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 curtains, iron/ironing board

Overview of The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

5.0 star property
Luxury hotel in Houghton Estate with 2 restaurants and golf course

9.2/10 Superb

97 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Kitchen
The price is £274
Price available on 29/10/2022
Lloys Ellis Ave, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2198
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Golf course
  • 2 restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • Indoor pool and outdoor pool
  • Breakfast available
  • Fitness centre
  • Steam room
  • Children's pool
  • Spa tub
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
For families
  • Children's pool
  • Kitchen
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Television
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Houghton Estate
  • Sandton City Mall - 18 min drive
  • Gold Reef City - 21 min drive
  • Montecasino - 29 min drive

Getting around

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) - 36 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 16 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 18 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

5-star luxury hotel in the heart of Houghton Estate
At The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf, you can look forward to 18 holes of golf, a round-trip airport shuttle and a poolside bar. Tee up with amenities, such as a driving range, golf lessons and a golf clubhouse, at this hotel. Treat yourself to a body scrub, reflexology or a Thai massage at The Houghton Hotel Spa, the on-site spa. Enjoy a meal at the two on-site restaurants. Pilates classes and aerobics 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 sunloungers and pool umbrellas
  • Free self-parking and valet parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), a lift and massage treatment rooms
  • Access to a nearby indoor pool, a porter/bellboy and access to a nearby health club
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff
Room features
All 68 rooms include comforts, such as 24-hour room service and premium bedding, in addition to thoughtful touches, such as laptop-compatible safes and air conditioning.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Changing tables and highchairs
  • Hydromassage showers, separate baths/showers and free toiletries
  • Flat-screen TVs with streaming services and satellite channels
  • Wardrobes/cupboards, 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 or hotter


Contactless social distancing 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 sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 68 rooms
  • Arranged over 5 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until anytime
  • Express check-in/out
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

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

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms


  • On-site parking only available on request
  • Free secured, covered on-site self-parking
  • Free secured, covered on-site valet parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking on site
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) each morning 6:30 AM–10:30 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Changing table

What to do

  • Fitness classes
  • Pilates classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Golf lessons with a pro
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby health club

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 6 meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • Co-working spaces
  • Conference centre (43056 square feet of space)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Hair salon
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Golf caddy on site
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 2018
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Television in common areas
  • Fitness centre
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Golf driving range on site
  • An outdoor pool
  • An indoor pool
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf clubhouse on site
  • Golf pro shop on site
  • Hot tub
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Lift
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Wheelchairs available on site
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Hospital bed available


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels
  • Streaming services

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage

Freshen up

  • Separate bath and shower
  • Hydromassage shower head
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Free long-distance and local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Kitchen
  • High chair


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


The Houghton Hotel Spa has 9 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with a steam room. The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa. There are hot springs/mineral springs on site.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 175 for adults and ZAR 175 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 780 per vehicle (one-way. Maximum occupancy 4)
  • Late checkout can be arranged for an extra charge of ZAR 1000 (subject to availability)

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to September 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 450 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children costs ZAR 0.00 (one-way)


  • Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
  • Parking height restrictions apply

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility or hot 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
  • Reservations are required for massage services and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?
As of 30 Sept 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf on 2 Oct 2022 start from £132, including 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?
Yes, there's an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a children's pool. Guests have pool access from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM.
Are pets allowed at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?
Yes, there's free self and valet parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 780 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of ZAR 1000 (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Gold Reef City (21-min drive) and Emperors Palace Casino (27-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf and nearby?
Tee off at the on-site golf course. Additional recreation on-site includes aerobics , pilates and yoga. Indulge in a treatment at the spa and soothe your senses in the hot tub. The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf also has an outdoor pool and a steam room, as well as spa services and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf?
Yes, there are 2 on-site restaurants. The dining venue will be unavailable from 1 January 2022 to 1 September 2022 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Hokkaido (13-min walk), Fireside Bistro (15-min walk) and Radium Beer Hall (15-min walk).
Does The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room.
What's the area around The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf like?
The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf is in Houghton Estate, a short 3-minute walk from Victory Theater and 7 minutes' walk from Houghton Golf Club.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Gactjens, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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!!
Tamara, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nnamdi, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
Natasha, 4-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Lloyd, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful hotel, and the food is phenomenal. Hands-down best breakfast we've had anywhere.
Hoyt, 1-night family trip
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4/10 Fair

Jacobus, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Florence, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Donald, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved the hospitality
Yosef, 2-night romance trip
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