Once the property of the Oppenheimer Family, the impressive Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa has been lovingly and lavishly refurbished. More of a country house hotel than an urban retreat, there are 12 courtyard suites, all individually decorated and monikered The Bismark or The English Manor, with the Honeymoon Suite having a reproduction four poster from Versailles. The six beautifully designed premier suites fuse styles from around the world, twisting them with a modern touch. Surrounding the rooms are sprawling lawns, perfectly manicured gardens and a swimming pool. Breakfast, lunch and dinner can be taken on the Italian influenced terrace during the summer and to counteract those surprisingly chilly winter nights a roaring fire in the bar keeps drinkers warm. A Balinese-style spa re-energises and relaxes before venturing out into the hustle and bustle of the city. Conveniently situated in the Sandton suburb of Morningside Manor the major business hubs and shopping centers are just a short taxi ride away.