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The Residence Boutique Hotel

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Egyptian cotton sheets, down duvets, free minibar, in-room safe
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
3 outdoor pools, pool umbrellas, pool loungers

Overview of The Residence Boutique Hotel

The Residence Boutique Hotel

5.0 star property
Suburban hotel in Houghton Estate with 3 outdoor pools and spa

9.8/10 Exceptional

253 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Gym
  • Non-smoking
The price is £201
Price available on 27/11/2022
17th 4th Avenue, Houghton, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 1986
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurants and bar/lounge
  • Full-service spa
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Fitness centre
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Spa tub
  • Room service
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Business centre
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Separate dining area

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Houghton Estate
  • Gold Reef City - 18 min drive
  • Montecasino - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 26 min drive
  • Johannesburg (HLA-Lanseria) - 52 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 14 min drive
  • Johannesburg Sandton Station - 15 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Father Coffee - 4 min drive
  • Krispy Kreme - 4 min drive
  • Coalition Pizza - 4 min drive
  • Radium Beer Hall - 4 min drive
  • Arbour Cafe & Courtyard - 4 min drive

About this property

The Residence Boutique Hotel

The Residence Boutique Hotel offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 790 per vehicle one-way. You can grab a bite to eat at the restaurant and visit the spa to be pampered with deep-tissue massages, body wraps or aromatherapy. Other highlights at this luxurious hotel include 3 outdoor pools, a bar/lounge and a fitness centre. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and restaurant.


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 or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning


Contactless social distancing 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 sanitiser provided
Individually wrapped food options available through room service
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 18 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

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


  • One child (16 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


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


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Golfing nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • Meeting room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Piano
  • Fitness centre
  • 18 holes of golf
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Full-service spa
  • Hot tub
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Sauna
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Steam room


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite TV channels
  • CD player

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Down duvet
  • Blackout curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Egyptian cotton sheets
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Free rollaway/extra bed

What to enjoy

  • Furnished balcony/patio
  • Fireplace
  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Separate dining area

Freshen up

  • 2 bathrooms
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Restaurant dining guide

Special features


Residence Spa has 4 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, Swedish massages and facials. The spa is equipped with a sauna, a spa tub and a steam room. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 790 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; contactless room service is available; masks are required in public areas.

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

Individually wrapped food options are available through room service.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have lifts.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

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 offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Residence Boutique Hotel 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 Residence Boutique Hotel?
As of 26 Nov 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Residence Boutique Hotel on 27 Nov 2022 start from £201, 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 Residence Boutique Hotel?
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 Residence Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 790 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Residence Boutique Hotel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at The Residence Boutique Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Montecasino (18-min drive) and Gold Reef City (18-min drive) are both nearby.
What is there to do at The Residence Boutique Hotel and nearby?
Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Indulge in a treatment at the spa, soothe your senses in the hot tub or go for a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools. The Residence Boutique Hotel also has a sauna and a steam room, as well as a garden and access to a nearby health club.
Are there restaurants at or near The Residence Boutique Hotel?
Yes, there's an on-site restaurant, Piano Bar. Nearby restaurants include Tortellino D'oro (2 mi), Krispy Kreme (2.1 mi) and Father Coffee (2.1 mi).
Does The Residence Boutique Hotel have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
Does The Residence Boutique Hotel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a furnished balcony or patio.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



2/10 Poor

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.
2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

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.
John, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Old World Charm with every modern comfort. The highly professional staff exceeds your expectations and makes you feel like family.
Edward, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Unique beautiful dream of a place! Will be back
Norah, 2-night romance trip
Verified Travelocity guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Edward, 1-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Juergen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Lesley, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

A Weekend treat
I really enjoyed staying in the hotel for two days The staff were very friendly and went that extra mile The rungu massage at the Spa knocked my socks off It was like being in another world amazing experience
Sarah e, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A Gem
Always Amazing
Ahmed Adam, 1-night trip
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