Okay, this is what we call luxury! The Houghton Hotel is officially open for business and we’re confident it will have no trouble in attracting guests. The five-star facility is located between Johannesburg and Sandton, overlooking the Houghton Golf Course – and we can tell you now, your views are well-above par…

Despite being located in one of South Africa’s biggest cities, there’s a wonderfully tranquil vibe about this place. The unique architecture and bespoke furniture create a futuristic look, but The Houghton Hotel have also got the basics so comprehensively nailed.

Why choose The Houghton Hotel?

It ticks all the boxes any visitor could wish for, too. You’re close to the city centre without being in the middle of it, and those who want to get the best out of their luxury stay can visit the world-class spa and gym facilities.

Photo: Heather Hook

If you’re here on business, OR Tambo is just 20 minutes away and you’re equidistant between Johannesburg’s bustling CBD and the upmarket venue of Sandton.

Not one for raising a finger during your holiday? Well, you can count on this stunning swimming pool to ease you into your stay. The water features and comfy sunbeds create a truly serene atmosphere, and once the sun starts beaming down, there really is no reason to get up and move anywhere.

Rooms at The Houghton Hotel

Now, let’s talk rooms shall we? Any hotel that has a suite called “The Rockstar” gets our approval instantly. We must warn you though, this does not come with a guarantee that you can smash the place up… You’ll just have to be content with a wrap-around balcony, private swimming pool and a jacuzzi.

If you’re a little more modest – but still enjoy the finer things in life – we also recommend the Presidential Suite. The free-standing bath is a particular favourite, and the 120sq-metre room is the perfect sanctuary. Photos won’t do it justice, but this video certainly puts things into perspective:

All the amenities

As Tourism Update report, The hotel offers seven luxury penthouses, four presidential suites, two junior suites, eight executive king rooms, and 46 king rooms. All rooms have Apple and cable TV, extended breakfast, complimentary WiFi and newspapers, with 24-hour in-room dining.

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The food and drink on offer at The Houghton Hotel remains other-worldly. As well as providing posh cuisine and hearty grub, the facility boasts a pretty cool Sky Bar that gives you a vista over the whole of Johannesburg. Drink it in, because city views don’t get much cooler than this.

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Just make sure you’re raising a pinky when you’re downing those cocktails, though. The Houghton Hotel is a member of the prestigious five-star luxury brand, “The Leading Hotels of the World”. How fancy!

Booking information and prices

Sold? Well, you better get booking now because these rooms are going to be snapped up like hotcakes. You may have to fork out a few grand, but for the quality you’re getting, all these rates look like a bargain.

(Rates based on a one-night stay in June 2019)

  • King Room: R3 240
  • Junior Suite: R5 400
  • Presidential Suite: R8 100
  • For information on other suites, contact The Houghton Hotel using the details below
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Contact details for The Houghton Hotel

Address and location:

Cnr of Lloys Ellis Avenue and 2nd Avenue, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2014, South Africa.

Email address:

info@thehoughtonhotel.com

Telephone number:

011 032 5500

All pictures taken from The Houghton Hotel’s website and social media pages unless stated.

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