Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is an opulent and luxurious all-suite boutique hotel located in the residential Sandton suburb of Morningside. The property has undergone a major revmap taking it into a more modern era, but it still has a stately ambience with a park-like feel. The garden is established a tranquil sanctuary for any kind of traveller with one of the best Spa’s I’ve ever been to. I was lucky enough to spend a night there on my trip up to Johannesburg two weeks ago.
The Rooms are enormous – all of them, and each are decorated in their own unique style. I took a tour of the hotel and was astounded by how big and lavish they were. With huge bathrooms to match. The rooms are housed in 3 seperate buildings so privacy is guaranteed.
The restaurant serves a fine dining menu and we had lunch. It was the last day that the current chef was at the hotel and the food refined and well presented. They are a popular conference and function venue too, and I can see why this would be a fabulous place to have a party. From hiring out their seperate villa house for an ultry swanky and exclusive shindig, to one of their other rooms or restaurants.
Their Spa is next level amazing across the garden and with the gym. It is Balinese and dark with very peaceful treatment rooms inside and outside in its own private and overgrown garden. I cant wait to go back in summer and hang around there all day. This was one of the best Spa’s I’ve ever visited with a phenomenal therapist.
Breakfast was a delicious selection of buffet or menu items and all the bases covered served in an all white atrium dining room.
I had never heard of Fairlawns before, it’s a real hidden gem in Joburg and one I can highly recommend staying at.
The things I loved the most about this hotel:
- The size of the rooms and bathrooms which are totally luxurious
- The space around the grounds creates and intimate and private feel.
- The established gardens with prolific bird life making it feel like a sanctuary from a busy city.
- World class Spa.
- Super friendly and efficient staff.
- Phenomenal wifi.
*Disclaimer ~ I stayed as a guest of the hotel