The Residence is in the Johannesburg suburb of Houghton, within easy distance of shopping, entertainment and restaurants. It is an upmarket owner-managed hotel created by joining two large homes. The result is a small hotel with a very unique feel to it. Décor can be a little off at time, but that is also part of the charm. Every room is unique and most have access to a balcony with a jacuzzi. There is also a pool and tennis court. Room amenities are first class and meals are excellent. It is really lovely to sit out on the quiet terrace and watch a game of tennis and hone up on bird watching over breakfast.
We have mixed feelings about this property. It feels a bit like staying in the home of a friend who has a slightly older, quirky home and has done everything possible to make you comfortable. Most of our clients love it.
Private transfers are often conducted by Rolls Royce and The Residence picks up its guests from the Gautrain Station, a highly convenient train trip between the international airport and Sandton.
The Residence is somewhere between a hotel and a bed and breakfast – not quite either, but with a home away from home feel to it.