Hg2 : The Hedonist

A Hedonist’s guide to…

Johannesburg

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff
The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff is a brand new luxurious urban retreat in northern Johannesburg featuring great restaurants and elegant interiors.
Ten Bompas Hotel
Free mini-bar. Need we say more? Not really, other than this is a beautiful boutique hotel that carefully balances style with comfort for truly stunning results.
Faircity Quatermain
An English country house with a South African twist, perfect for the upmarket business traveller.
Falstaff Hotel
An in-house Italian restaurant coupled with a central location make this hotel a businessman's dream.
2nd Avenue Houghton Estate
A beautiful boutique bolthole in the heart of Houghton beloved by celebrities and UN Secretary Generals alike.
The Saxon
The World's Leading Boutique Hotel - everything you could ask for... and more.
Fairlawns
A tranquil retreat that offers its guests both a luxurious and personal experience.
The Peech
A boutique hotel with a distinct African feel to it.
Southern Sun Hyde Park
Enjoy a swim in the rooftop pool while taking in panoramic views of the city in this stylish hotel.
Melrose Arch
One of the best boutique hotels in Johannesburg, Melrose Arch is part of a new breed of well-designed, chic hotels that get away from ubiquitous chains
The Westcliff
With great views overlooking Jo'burg's suburbs, this hillside hotel doesn't disappoint.
Palazzo Montecasino
More of an entertainment village than a hotel, but still manages to retain a laid-back vibe.
The Rosebank
A hotel fitted with contemporary creature comforts as well as being a stone's throw away from the award-winning Circle Bar.
Tintswalo Waterfall
For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Jo'burg life this rural retreat epistomises country chic.
Forum Homini
Nature reserve meets boutique hotel.
AtholPlace
A hotel that screams individuality; it is also close to the best local amenities.
Ilali
This petite boutique guesthouse is like the ultimate first date: utterly desirable, ridiculously affordable, and, most importantly, quick to put you at ease.
12 Decades
12 rooms matched to 12 decades of art history - sleep in an art installation at this designer hotel.
The Orient
A Middle Eastern-influenced boutique hotel - home to the recently-crowned best restaurant in South Africa.
Michelangelo Hotel
One of South Africa's finest, fittingly located right by Nelson Mandela Square.
Balalaika Hotel
Unassuming and affordable with a fun and popular bar at night
Satyagraha House
Part sustainable guesthouse, part museum, part spiritual retreat, Satyagraha House is a fascinating homage to former resident Mohandas Ghandi and a haven of stillness away from the hardworking, hard-playing vibe of Joburg.
A stay at the Ilali guesthouse, Johannesburg
Hg2's Keith Bain shuns his usual coastal tendencies, and opts for a stay at the Ilali guesthouse in Johannesburg, and instantly falls in love.

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