• Fairlawns, South Africa

About Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

About Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa

National parks and the intoxicating hubbub of Johannesburg are highlights of many a traveller’s trip to South Africa, but when the time comes to unwind, an oasis of calm exists within the country’s largest city that presents the perfect opportunity to recharge one’s batteries. Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is a wonderfully luxurious former manor house that provides everything needed for a relaxing hotel stay: elegant décor, delicious cuisine, well-appointed bedrooms and an array of Asian-inspired spa treatments to help air out the cobwebs.


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.

Child Policy

Children of all ages are welcome at Fairlawns, and childminding services are available.

Want to stay here?

Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to include a stay here. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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