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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Hayes & Jarvis Rating
TripAdvisor Review
458 Reviews
Guide Price £1,649 per person
Based on 04 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with Virgin Atlantic, staying for 5 nights bed and breakfast in a Grand Chateau Suite (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Refined comfort in a tranquil garden setting

With elegant pillars and intricate wrought iron balustrades, this once private home is set amid landscaped gardens with pretty courtyards and extensive manicured lawns to explore.

Surrounded by trees and an array of bird life, it would be easy to forget you're located just a short distance from Sandton’s shopping malls and restaurants, and 20 kilometres from Johannesburg’s city centre.

This deluxe boutique hotel features just nineteen individually designed rooms, decorated in themes from traditional African to sumptuous French provincial style. Each room offers modern facilities including Wi-Fi, flat-screen televisions and rainforest showers.

With a perfectly romantic ambiance, Fairlawns offers a tea lounge, Champagne terrace, cocktail bar and an elegant restaurant. Relax in one of the shady poolside cabanas, cool off from the midday sun in the outdoor pool, enjoy a treatment in the award-winning spa or work out in the gym.

 

  • Exceptional dining at Amuse Bouche, with its award-winning wine list
  • In a peaceful location with beautiful landscaped gardens
  • Just 20 kilometres from Johannesburg city centre
  • Pampering in the Balinese Spa Garden for an indulgent and therapeutic experience

Top Tips from our Experts

Nick

Senior Destination Manager

"If you'd like to indulge in a spa treatment during your stay then I strongly recommend booking in advance, especially over weekends and during holiday periods>"

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Luxury

Location Type

City centre
  • Check-in Time:
    14:00
  • Check-out Time:
    10:30
  • 19 rooms
  • Transfer duration: 30 minutes from Johannesburg airport by car

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast
Location Highlights

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

  • City centre
  • 30 minutes from Johannesburg airport by car
458 Reviews 91% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 335
  • Very Good 78
  • Average 21
  • Poor 11
  • Terrible 13

What to Expect

  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Jul 14, 2018

peace and quiet in a bustling city

Solihull, United Kingdom

This hotel is beautiful. We were fortunate enough to have two stays, with a safari sandwiched in between (see separate reviews Karongwe Private Game Reserve and Shiduli Game Lodge). On both occasions we were allocated Courtyard Suites. The first room was based on European splendour and the second African themed. Both were spacious, beautiful and well maintained and appointed. Breakfast was generous, beautifully presented with attentive service and tasty to boot !!!! We had dinner on a couple of occasions in the Amuse Bouche fine dining restaurant. The food is high end and, whilst not cheap, was, I think, fairly priced. We also had lunch a couple of times in the Manor House Bistro, more relaxed but still utterly wonderful. Food was fine and the surroundings just fabulous. The bar was well stocked with a range of international brands and imported wines but why would you buy those when you are spoilt for choice with the many home grown delicious wines. Such excellent value. The staff were all great. Special mention to the barman from Morocco whose name has slipped my mind.... sorry!! One of the drivers, Doctor, went above and beyond after my husband and I made a dubious decision re an after dark destination. He quite literally kept us safe. Much gratitude. Finally, the spa... use it!!! It is so relaxing, very zen, and reasonably priced with one of the best treatments I have ever had. Overall, this is place is well worth the journey and is a perfect pre and post safari destination.
Jul 12, 2018

Beverly Hills Boutique-Style in Johannesburg

Cape Town Central, South Africa

There is every good reason to give this property 5 stars although one issue - the room service food - tempted me to dock a star..but I relented to a full grading! It's just lovely! Magnificent surroundings, lovely pool, terrific cabana's and superlative and opulent rooms make this a luxury winner. My room was super and very well appointed if not a little too warmly heated. Magnificent bed fit for royalty! Bathroom was super-spacious with a good shower and double basin attached to a large walk-in closet! Complimentary soft-drinks in-room add to the experience. Small issues like HD TV reception would be welcomed in a premium establishment like this although I did appreciate a really good TV selection. Wifi was efficient and fast. Public areas are gorgeous and staff very very attentive indeed. All the makings of a 5-star experience in Sandton. It's not walkable to any shops or malls - but that is of no consequence - it's a real oasis only a few minutes drive from all the retail and business services of the area. My one issue though was with the quality (and price) of the room service food. I wanted a quick and simple meal as I watched the World Cup soccer in my room and decided on a basic burger and fries. This arrived quickly but it was really average. For a price of R175 for the burger and a R20 tray charge, I thought this price did not nearly match the quality of the food presented. The food was poorly plated, needed garnish and the fries were sub-standard. But perhaps, in such luxury, a burger should not be ordered! Breakfast was good - although again, for the quality of the establishment, I would've liked to have seen some artisanal breads added to the more regular buffet offerings. The rest of my one-night stay was beautiful and should I have a conference again, I sure would want to be housed back here!
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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

Room Types

Grand Chateau Suites

The Grand Chateau wing offers 20 suites. These rooms are 50 metres square in size. This wing offers special assistance rooms and elevator access.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Courtyard Suites

The 12 Courtyard Suites are all individually decorated, 60 metres square in size with high corniced ceilings, sumptuous fabrics and custom-made classical furniture. The spacious bathrooms are fully equipped with granite vanities, large separate showers and baths. Working fireplaces enhance the romanticism of the suites.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

Villa Suites

The six Villa Suites are 84 metres square in size and overlook the rolling lawns and pool, and have a lovely communal breakfast terrace.

Three of the suites have balconies, the others open onto an oak-shaded terrace. Some have guest cloakrooms, all have separate lounges and all are equipped with double basins, bidets, separate showers and jet baths as well as underfloor heating in the bathrooms and working fireplaces.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony or Terrace
  • Bath
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
  • TV

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