These Are The 10 Best Hotels In Johannesburg, South Africa

By Kelsey Marie


Johannesburg is a great city to visit whether for work or pleasure. It is the largest city in South Africa and one of the most cosmopolitan cities on the continent. 

Joburg has a lot to offer on a world-class level such as restaurants, malls, shopping, and hotels.

If you’re heading to Johannesburg soon or interested in finding out more, these top hotels will welcome you with impeccable service.

The Michelangelo Hotel

Located in Sandton, the richest square mile in Africa, is the Michelangelo Hotel. This hotel is perfect for those wanting to experience nothing short of luxury while visiting Johannesburg. A member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, this hotel offers packages designed for special occasions such as birthdays or anniversaries. 

Home Suite Hotel

This hotel is located in the Rosebank area of Johannesburg and will make you feel at home with its emphasis on comfort. Home Suite Hotel offers a pillow preference menu and an all-day snack bar. Spend your evenings catching a sunset with a drink in hand at the rooftop bar. 

Clico Boutique Hotel

This 5-star hotel has nine rooms and their attention to detail is unmatched. The beds are all foam top, encouraging you to sleep like a baby. Most of the rooms also have garden and pool views. 

12 Decades Hotel 

Located in the artsy neighborhood of Maboneng, 12 Decades Hotel offers a unique hotel experience. Each room is decorated by local designers and artists to honor a period of time in South Africa’s historical past.

AtholPlace Hotel & Villa

This hotel may be small but it is filled with luxury and glamor. If you’re looking for a place to relax and unwind, AtholPlace Hotel & Villa is ideal. Booking a private villa means you’ll also get access to your own chef. The decor is very Afro-minimalist and the property comes with a library, bar, and restaurant. 

The Orient Hotel

This Arabian-inspired hotel is located in a Moorish castle in the Crocodile River valley. The decor consists of antiques from Asia as well as imported furniture. You can enjoy the hotel’s art gallery, containing a large private collection of artwork. 

The Westcliff

This hotel is part of the Four Seasons family and is surrounded by lush greenery. There are nine villas on the property, with each offering impeccable view of the city. Pamper yourself at it’s iconic spa or head to its restaurant Flames for delicious traditional food. 

The Residence Boutique Hotel

This boutique hotel boasts 5 stars and prides itself on providing opulence and exceptional service. The property includes three swimming pools, with two being heated, and a spa for all of your self-care needs. You can also find a tennis court and a fine dining restaurant on the property.

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The Munro Boutique Hotel

This gorgeous hotel is located in the Houghton area of Johannesburg and overlooks the world’s largest urban forest. The hotel offers five luxurious suites, 5-star dining and is completed by exotic plants and waterfalls. 

The Houghton Hotel

This recently opened 5-star hotel says they are “a lifestyle destination to those who want to extract only the best Johannesburg has to offer in a prime and secure environment.” The hotel has 168 acres of private parkland which includes jogging pathways, indoor and outdoor pools, and a relaxing spa. 

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Kelsey Marie

Kelsey-Marie is an NYC girl who currently lives in Johannesburg, South Africa. You can keep up with her on Instagram at @kelseydashmarie

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