Situated only 30 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport and within close proximity of Sandton Central, guests have access to some of the city’s finest shopping and an abundance of restaurants and bars to keep hedonists going all night. With only ten suites AtholPlace is definitely boutique in feel – each of the rooms is uniquely decorated, although they all contain the same menu of luxe trappings (Frette linen, deep duck-down duvets, 42-inch flatscreens) and there is a meticulous attention to detail throughout. The overall feel is difficult to describe landing somewhere between neo-colonial and rustic chic. Outside the Afrikaans origins are apparent and a beautiful garden surrounds the hotel and the large swimming pool, where guests unwind. A small in-house kitchencaters solely to the guests and free pre-prandial drinks are served in the evening – it almost feels like a rather smart house party, but don’t worry you can be as anti-social as you like.