Luxurious Boutique Experience In The City of Gold

This exquisite boutique hotel is meticulously owned and managed, located in the upscale neighborhood of Houghton. The surrounding streets are adorned with charming jacaranda trees, complementing the grand suburban residences, including the historic Nelson Mandela Houghton Estate, once the home of the revered leader himself.

Every aspect of the hotel’s decor has been thoughtfully curated, with each piece hand-selected by the property owners. 

We take pride in our attention to detail, offering personalized service that creates a warm and inviting atmosphere, making our guests feel at home away from home. It comes as no surprise that many visitors choose to return again and again to experience the unique and luxurious stay offered by our boutique hotel, nestled in the heart of the City of Gold.

The Residence Hotel Suites

The Residence Hotel Suites

8 rooms – 1 ground floor room and 7 rooms on the 1st floor. They all have outdoor showers. Rooms 2, 3, 7 & 8 also have outdoor baths

5 suites – 1 ground floor luxury suite (suite 19) and 4 suites are on the 1st floor with private balconies, fireplaces, Hot Tubs and outdoor showers. Suite 9 does not have a Hot Tub (but an outdoor bath)

1 suite – On the 3rd floor with views over Houghton and Rosebank. This suite features a Jacuzzi, fireplace, outdoor shower, outdoor spa bath and relaxation area.

1 villa – This villa is on the ground floor with a fireplace and own private heated plunge pool.

2 suites – These 2 suites are based in the villa on the ground floor, they have outdoor showers and Hot Tubs. Suite 14 has a fireplace where as Suite 15 does not, but it has its own sauna.

1 suite – This is the largest of our suites which has a Hot Tub, outdoor shower, relaxation area, outdoor dining area & lounge, fireplace and small library for your enjoyment.

Suite Features

  • Nespresso coffee machine (compostable capsules) 
  • King size extra length beds 
  • All suites have outdoor showers and a select few have outdoor baths
  • Fully air-conditioned
  • Private balcony / courtyard area with outdoor seating
  • Guest Safe
  • Satellite Television with bouquet selection and smart TV options (Netflix, Showmax)
  • Jacuzzi / Hot Tub in selected suites
  • Fireplace in most suites
The residence hotel facilities

Hotel Facilities

  • Three swimming pools (one heated)
  • Bar, Lounges and dining areas with fireplaces 
  • Tennis court with rackets and balls available for guest use
  • Gym 
  • Spa 
  • Boutique
  • Reception and Activities Desk 
  • In-house accredited tour guide for tours (subject to availability)
  • Concierge service
  • Airport and local transfers can be arranged at an additional charge


The Residence Hotel is an absolute must for your stay in Johannesburg, conveniently situated just 30 minutes away from OR Tambo International Airport. Its central location provides effortless access to the city’s prominent shopping centers, including Rosebank and Sandton City, as well as all major tourist attractions.

For golf enthusiasts, our hotel is ideally positioned within walking distance of two prestigious Johannesburg Golf Courses: Houghton Golf Club and Killarney Country Club. Whether you’re a seasoned golfer or simply appreciate the sport, you’ll find yourself in close proximity to these exceptional courses.

To enhance your overall experience, we offer luxury transfers and private tours, which can be arranged through the hotel for an additional fee. Take advantage of these services to explore Johannesburg and its surroundings with utmost convenience and comfort.

Come and stay with us at The Residence Hotel, where your every need is catered to, ensuring a truly memorable visit to the vibrant city of Johannesburg.

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