Once a sprawling family home, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa exudes unapologetic grandeur, drawing inspiration from the traditions of European design and architecture – high ceilings, elaborate cornicing, Tuscan columns and sumptuous fabrics – but the Balinese spa and gardens, hidden beyond a grove of trees, allow guests to experience a taste of the East.
The grounds of this privately owned garden hotel span 5.5 acres, providing an upmarket sanctuary for the safari-goer at the beginning or end of their African adventure. You can find Fairlawns in the heart of Johannesburg’s Sandton neighbourhood.
Accommodation & Facilities
Every one of the 41 suites at Fairlawns has been individually decorated to the highest standard, with a range of room options including various suites, a treetop family studio (complete with lounge, kitchen and dining room) and a fully serviced 384m2 villa that boasts a private swimming pool as well as chef and butler service on request.
Fairlawns boasts no fewer than five bars and restaurants. Amuse-Bouche offers fine dining and an à la carte menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner; Manor House serves delicious bistro-style food in a casual, al fresco terrace setting; “Into the Woods” is the name for Fairlawns’ 12-seater private dining area, with a “journey menu” that features ingredients from around the globe; and when night falls, the champagne room and garden atrium are perfect for an after-dinner drink. Make sure to also sample a bottle or two from the impeccable wine list, winner of a Diners Club Platinum Award in 2017.
A hotel tailored to sumptuous indulgence and leisurely pursuits, Fairlawns is perfect for the weary traveller looking to take the load off their feet. Steam rooms and tanning beds – plus a sauna, spa bath, heated plunge pool, and manicure and pedicure lounge – are just some of the therapeutic facilities one can use here. Fairlawns’ myriad spa treatments are administered by a team of skilled therapists who can treat you to everything from Asian-inspired facials to hydrotherapy.
Children of all ages are welcome at Fairlawns, and childminding services are available.