Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, Villa Residence and Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Continental breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Complimentary one-way private airport transfer (for maximum 4 persons) OR a complimentary 30 minute back, neck, shoulder massage
  • Complimentary Pressing of 2 items on day of arrival
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
VIBE: Casual
Golf Seclusion Wellness

Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, Villa Residence and Spa

1 Alma Road
Morningside Manor
Johannesburg, 2052
South Africa
Nearest Airport:
Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB)
14 mi / 22 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel


  • 24-hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Business Center
  • Complimentary Parking
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Concierge Desk
  • Currency Exchange
  • House Safe
  • Laundry/Dry Cleaning/Pressing
  • Limousine Service
  • Room Service
  • Shoeshine Service
  • Turndown Service
  • Wakeup Calls
  • Wedding Services

  • Fitness Center
  • Golf
  • Jacuzzi/Whirlpool
  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa

In Your Room
  • Bathrobes
  • Complimentary Coffee/Tea
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Mini Bar

About Us

The Fairlawns is a unique, exclusive, up-market sanctuary for today’s traveler, be that business or leisure. Conveniently situated in the Sandton suburb of Morningside Manor, Fairlawns is an award-winning boutique hotel boasting a total of 40 highly individualized, world-class Suites. Come and escape to our exquisite haven of peace and tranquility right in the heart of Africa’s vibrant business capital.

The suites at the Fairlawns comprise of some of the most opulent and distinctive suites in South Africa. Each is individually designed, both architecturally and decoratively, a Suite for every taste. There are 12 Courtyard suites (Classic suites), 6 Villa suites (Superior suites), 20 Grande Chateau suites (Classic suites) and a 240m2 Presidential Residence.

Dining at the Fairlawns is designed to be elegantly smart casual. The finer details like beautiful linen, crockery and silver cutlery are, however, an integral part of the experience. The candlelit tables and soft music give an enchantingly intimate and romantic atmosphere to the Amuse Bouche restaurant.

The Menu is international and prepared fresh everyday from local produce. Personalized dishes are prepared with pleasure. Our award-winning wine list complements the delicious array of seasonal dishes on offer.

Long lazy summer time breakfasts, accompanied with a glass of bubbly, are the perfect way to start the day over weekends.

Light lunches are served wherever our in house Guest desires – at the Pool, on the Terrace, in their Suite or in the Restaurant. An in-suite menu is also available.

A sundowner enjoyed around the sparkling pool, or on the Champagne Terrace watching the setting sun and listening to the returning flocks of birds is a truly African experience.

The Fairlawns Spa subscribes to a holistic approach to wellness. Only the finest products have been chosen, with the ranges being QMS and Clarins as well as a selection of traditional South East Asian treatments which use natural spices, clays and oils.

The Balinese Spa Gardens have an incredible feeling of peace and tranquility which one enjoys after even a few minutes listening to the sound of running water and bird twitter in the bamboo groves, has to be personally experienced to be truly appreciated.

Best of the Best

With close attention to detail and exceptional service, Fairlawns creates an intimate atmosphere where some of the globe's most vibrant personalities converge. The 41 suites are decorated in varying themes ranging from Eastern influence to French provincial. Fairlawns is 6 km from central Sandton and 20 km from the Johannesburg city center, offering a mix of luxury and convenience. Previously a luxury private residence, the property has an air of eclectic sophistication. Consider Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa your home away from home, where exceptional service and heartfelt hospitality can be soaked up like the African sun.

Hotel Tip

The Terrace is perfect for sipping a sundowner while watching the magical African sunset and listening to the evening birdsongs.


1 Alma Road
Morningside Manor
Johannesburg, 2052
South Africa
Nearest Airport
Oliver Reginald Tambo International (JNB), 14 Miles / 22 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites

Grand Chateau Deluxe

These 20 suites are the latest addition to the hotel with 4 family interleading rooms. Again in true Fairlawns style, each room is individually decorated, echoing the origional ideas of the Courtyard and Villa suites, yet with a modern contemporary twist. The building process and day to day energy preservation was a key factor considered in the building of this new wing of the hotel.

The public area on both levels creates a cozy atmosphere with lounges and large sandstone fireplaces.  A lift provides easy access to the second level and the environment is wheelchair friendly.  A journey around the world in 20 unique destination suites which allows our regular and return guests a different experience every stay.

**Next applicable upgrade category - Courtyard (superior) suite

  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning

Courtyard Superior

Classic suites

These are Eurocentric , individually decorated, 54sqm suites with beautiful hand-painted techniques, high corniced ceilings, sumptuous fabrics and custom made classical furniture.  The spacious bathrooms are fully equipped with bidets, marble vanities, large separate showers and baths. Working fireplaces enhance the romanticism of the suites.


They comprise: The Windsor, The Empire, The French Provencial, The African, The Louis, The Bismark, The Swedish, The Scottish, The Mural, The English Manor, The Florentine and  The Honeymoon Suite, with its stunning, over the top  canopied bed which is a copy of one seen in the Palace of Versailles.


Each Suite is a work of Art in its own right. Definitely not your run of the mill hotel suite!

**Next applicable upgrade category - Villa Superior

  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Turn Down Service

Superior Villa

Unlike the Courtyard Suites, the 84sqm Villa Suites relate to some aspects of South African history and honour such distinguished men and women as Emily Hobhouse, Jan Smuts, Nelson Mandela, Harry Oppenheimer and Mahatma Gandhi.

Three of the suites have balconies, the others open onto an oak-shaded terrace. Some have guest cloakrooms, all but one have separate lounges, and all are equipped with double basins, bidets, separate showers and jet baths, towel warmers, as well as under-tile floor heating in the bathrooms and all with working fireplaces.


**Next applicable upgrade category - Presidential Residence

  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Sitting Area
  • Turn Down Service

Presidential Residence

A traditional, opulent European style villa, boasting 240 sqm of unadulterated luxury. This suite was especially designed for visiting dignitaries and sophisticated world travelers.  It boasts three private en-suite bedrooms : a main and a guest bedroom upstairs, and a smaller bedroom strategically situated downstairs for a bodyguard, driver or butler, which is available on request.


To sleep in the master bedroom is an experience in itself, with its four-poster bed, working fireplace, French doors leading onto a balcony overlooking a sweeping view of the gardens and pool, a fully equipped walk-in dressing room with glass fronted drawers, a steam shower and a 1.8m diameter Jacuzzi bath to laze back and relax in with your partner.


The Study is equipped with a large working desk and fax machine and was designed for the busy executive. The large lounge and dining room, as well as the adjacent kitchen and guest cloakroom, make it the ideal venue for discreetly entertaining high level visitors.


For those wanting total privacy, there is a discrete private entrance to the villa and private parking facilities as well as in suite check in.


The Presidential Residence is ideal for hosting international dignitaries, politicians or celebrities that travel with an entourage, or for executives relocating back to South Africa with their families. A truly memorable stay is assured.

  • Hair Dryer
  • Mini Bar
  • Safe
  • Air Conditioning
  • Balcony/Lanai/Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Internet Access
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Villa Residence

The Villa residence comprises a +-600m2 villa in a private, fully walled garden with a heated swimming pool, private gazebos, one of which has a decadent day bed with antique chandelier, 3 large ensuite bedrooms, kitchen, family/games rooms, lounge and dining areas with working fireplaces, large outdoor living area, as well as ipod dockers, large flat Tv screens with satelite channels, DVD, wireless portable phones, internet, airconditioning, fully stocked library. Full access to hotel facilities including jacuzzi, austrian saunas, spa, restaurant, concierge services, gymnasium, free transfers to Sandton and arranged airport transfers, and chauffeur drives. Ideal for multi-generational families or those travellers wanting complete exclusivity and privacy. Dedicated butler service available on request.

  • Pool View
  • Bathrobe
  • Coffee/Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
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Total 5 Records

Facts & Policies

Golf, Seclusion, Wellness
Vibe Casual
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 43
Check-In Time 2:00 PM
Check-Out Time 11:00 AM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures

Occupation from 2:00 p.m. on day of arrival and vacated by 11:00 a.m. on the day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests. While every effort is made to be accommodating, the Hotel cannot guarantee early check-ins unless the room is booked for the previous evening or late check-outs unless the room is booked for the following evening. A courtesy bathroom is available for guests wishing to shower and freshen up.

Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

A valid credit card number (full card details including the expiration and CVC reference) is required at the time of making a confirmed reservation.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations are required 72hours, by 12:00 noon local time, to avoid any late cancellation penalties alternatively one full night's non-refundable deposit will be levied. In the event of a no-show, 100% cancellation penalties will apply.

Accepted Forms of Payment

MasterCard, Visa, American Express, Diners Club International

Terms & Conditions

•All rates are inclusive of 14% VAT where applicable and subject to change without prior notice.

•Rates are quoted in South African Rand and are per room per night on a bed and breakfast basis and for single or double occupancy.

•Rates are EXCLUSIVE of telephone, laundry, in-room bar, airport transfers, Spa treatments, gratuities or any other extras which may be incurred.

•TOURISM LEVY is included in the rate.

•Transfers within the Sandton area and use of the gym, steam and sauna facilities is complimentary.

•Reservations will be automatically released if payment is not made within the specified period.

•The hotel is unable to accommodate more than 2 adults per room.

•It is advisable to pre-book restaurant or Spa bookings to avoid disappointment.

•Please advise us of any special dietary requirements or any special occasions that we should be aware of.

•Children under 12 are booked by arrangement with the Hotel.

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Virtuoso Amenities for your stay  

For 2018:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Continental breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Complimentary one-way private airport transfer (for maximum 4 persons) OR a complimentary 30 minute back, neck, shoulder massage
  • Complimentary Pressing of 2 items on day of arrival
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

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Great hotel

By: Bruce

Reviewed on: 08 Dec 2014

The hotel provided any excellent place to relax. The room was very comfortable. Service could not have been better. The concierge was helpful but not very knowledgeable about restaurants. There was mold in the shower.
Travel Advisor:  George Nagy
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By: chief

Reviewed on: 05 Oct 2017

The Fairlawns Hotel was out of this world. We only had one night there but wished we could stay longer. The accommodations were outstanding, the people were friendly, knowledgeable, and efficient. The restaurant was also outstanding.
Travel Advisor:  Nancy Cutter