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.
Southern Sun Hyde Park
Enjoy a swim in the rooftop pool while taking in panoramic views of the city in this stylish hotel.
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.
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.
AtholPlace
A hotel that screams individuality; it is also close to the best local amenities.
Forum Homini
Nature reserve meets boutique hotel.
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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