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244 reviews

244 reviews

Room comfort and quality 9.9
Cleanliness 9.8
Service 9.8
Facilities 9.6
Value for money 9.4
Location 9.3
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Location rating score

Exceptional location - 2.92 kilometers from city center
Popular landmarks
Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
3.2 km
Johannesburg Zoo
4.1 km
Maboneng Precinct
4.4 km
SAB World of Beer
5.1 km
Sandton City Shopping Centre
6.3 km
Closest landmarks
320 m
Consulate of the United States
500 m
Killarney Mall
570 m
Consulate of Lithuania
620 m
The Wilds
670 m
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The Residence

17 4th Avenue, Houghton Estates, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2198 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Johannesburg City Centre part of Johannesburg, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Apartheid Museum. Rated with 5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to massage, restaurant and hot tub on-site.


Hygiene Plus

Sparkling clean

Top Value

Check-in [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality


Front desk [24-hour]

Airport transfer

Valet parking

Shuttle service

Swimming pool [indoor]

Tennis court

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Check-in/out [express]

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Johannesburg every 3 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money9.4
Distance to city center1. Km
Location rating9.3
Nearest airportO. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
Distance to airport18.4 km

Rooms available at The Residence

Room comfort & quality


One Bedroom Suite
  • Room size: 20 m²/215 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Penthouse Luxury Suite
  • Room size: 61 m²/657 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Room
  • Room size: 49 m²/527 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Madiba Luxury Suite
  • Room size: 110 m²/1184 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Pool Villa
  • Room size: 106 m²/1141 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Suite with Private Jacuzzi
  • Room size: 49 m²/527 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury Suite
  • Room size: 49 m²/527 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Luxury King Bed Penthouse with City View
  • Room size: 61 m²/657 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed & 1 king bed
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Luxury Penthouse, 1 King Bed, City View
  • Room size: 61 m²/657 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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  • Room size: 61 m²/657 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

Does The Residence have a swimming pool?

While lounging at The Residence, you can delight in the swimming pool facility to get your day started the best way with a splash for a refreshing morning or evening.

Does The Residence have a fitness center?

The Residence offers free 24-hour fitness center that is conveniently located at the tip of your finger, allowing you to get your daily exercise in at any hour of the day so you can spend your vacation the way you want. For more details, please contact the property for more information.

Does The Residence offer laundry services?

Yes! The Residence offers laundry service at your fingertips for whenever you need your favorite shirts or dresses clean and fresh all throughout your vacation. Please contact the property for more information.

What is the typical travel time to a nearby airport from The Residence?

The average travel time to get from The Residence to the airport is 30 minutes, but please take into account that the travel time may vary based on traffic, weather conditions, and time of day.

When was The Residence built?

The Residence was built in 2009.

How many floors does The Residence have?

The Residence has a total of 3 floors.

How long do visitors typically stay at The Residence?

Verified past guests that have stayed at The Residence had an average nightly stay of 2 nights at this property.

What is the average rating that past Business travelers' have given to The Residence?

Verified business travelers that have stayed at this property have given The Residence an average rating of 9.1. You can look up more detailed customer evaluations and responses by filtering for a specific type of verified travelers down in the review section.

What restaurants are in close proximty of The Residence?

The Residence’s local community is Johannesburg City Centre which features well-known restaurants such as The Grillhouse Rosebank.

What time is check-in and check-out at The Residence?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM. You may ask for early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Travelers checking in or out before or after the specified time frame may be charged an additional fee.

Is breakfast offered at The Residence?

Wake up to a fantastic continental and buffet breakfast at The Residence. Guest visitors can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 195 ZAR for adults if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is usually included for less than buying it at the resort.

What people love about The Residence

  • 10


    "Beautiful location and setting, outdoor shower and tub in the room, excellent service."



    January 15, 2023

  • 10


    "Great rooms, very nice and friendly staff, greatly located in a safe area and super infrastructure."



    September 17, 2022

  • 10


    "The hotel is small, intimate, full of hidden room and garden terraces."



    October 24, 2022

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More about The Residence

More about The Residence

The Residence

Make everyday special with all that Johannesburg has to offer with a stay at The Residence.
At The Residence, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the hotel keeps you connected throughout your stay. Airport transfer services can be booked before your check-in date, to ensure a smooth and convenient arrival or departure. Exploring Johannesburg is made even more convenient with the taxi and shuttle services available at the hotel.
For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including concierge service, express check-in or check-out, luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. Booking the best tickets and getting the hottest restaurant reservations are made easy with help from the hotel's ticket service and tours. Cold evenings are even better than warm ones, when you can cozy up at the hotel's fireplace.
For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the The Residence. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the hotel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at The Residence are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the hotel, knowing that some selected rooms include linen service, blackout curtains and air conditioning. Some rooms at The Residence are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find daily newspaper, television, in-room video streaming and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator, a coffee or tea maker, bottled water and mini bar are provided in some guestrooms. Bathroom amenities are just as important as others, and at the hotel you'll find a hair dryer, toiletries, bathrobes and towels available in some guest bathrooms. Don't forget to visit the exquisite executive lounge to enjoy the luxury services and atmosphere.

Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at The Residence. Don't start your vacation days without your morning coffee, available every morning in the café. A number of great dining options at the hotel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Guests with dietary restrictions will appreciate a selection of cuisine types at The Residence including kosher options.
A great night out couldn't be easier! Enjoy a fun evening without traveling outside at the bar.
Enjoy the countless activities offered at The Residence. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the massage, hot tub, steam room, spa and sauna. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the hotel's pool. Burn off you vacation calories with a quick visit to the hotel's fitness facility.
Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the hotel's tennis court, golf course on site and hiking trails. Family time on relaxed evenings is easy with the hotel's library. Got someone special waiting for you back home? Then easily pick up a memorable gift at the souvenir shops.

Reasons to stay here

Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 99% of the city's accommodation.
Compared to other accommodations in Johannesburg, facilities here are rated higher than 99% of them.
Compared to the city's accommodation options, this hotel scored higher than 99% of them for food and dining.

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Amenities and facilities



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Languages spoken
  • English
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Body scrub
  • Body wrap
  • Fitness center
  • Foot bath
  • Game room
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hiking
  • Hot tub
  • Massage
  • On-site entertainment
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Spa/sauna
  • Steamroom
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
  • Swimming pool [outdoor]
  • Tennis court
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Body thermometer
  • Breakfast in room
  • Breakfast takeaway service
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • Face coverings on staff
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Safe dining setup
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature check for guests and staff
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Breakfast [buffet]
  • Breakfast [continental]
  • Coffee shop
  • Restaurant [kosher]
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Snack bar
Services and conveniences
  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Concierge
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Food delivery
  • Gift/souvenir shop
  • Grooming service
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Library
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Salon
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
  • Terrace
  • Xerox/fax in business center
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Check-in/out [express]
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Check-in [24-hour]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Safety/security feature
  • Security [24-hour]
Getting around
  • Airport transfer
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
  • Shuttle service
  • Taxi service
  • Valet parking
Available in all rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Bathrobes
  • Bathtub
  • Blackout curtains
  • Closet
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Desk
  • DVD/CD player
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Heating
  • In-room safe box
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Non-smoking
  • Private bathroom
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Seating area
  • Separate dining area
  • Shower
  • Slippers
  • Soundproofing
  • Telephone
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Wi-Fi [free]

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • Full English/Irish
Restaurants on site
The Dining Room
  • Menu: Buffet, A-la-carte


17 4th Avenue, Houghton Estates, Johannesburg City Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa, 2198


  • O. R. Tambo International Airport (JNB)
    18.4 km
  • Lanseria International Airport (HLA)
    28.8 km
Public transportation
  • Rosebank Train Station
    2.5 km
  • Doornfontein
    3.6 km
Hospital or clinic
  • Healthcare Centre
    1.2 km
  • Sandton City Shopping Centre
    6.3 km
Convenience store
  • BP Express
    1.7 km
Cash withdrawal
  • ATM
    520 m

What's nearby

Popular landmarks
  • Constitution Hill Human Rights Precinct
    3.2 km
  • Johannesburg Zoo
    4.1 km
  • Maboneng Precinct
    4.4 km
  • SAB World of Beer
    5.1 km
  • Sandton City Shopping Centre
    6.3 km
  • Nelson Mandela Square
    6.4 km
  • South Western Townships
    9.1 km
  • Gold Reef City
    9.2 km
  • Apartheid Museum
    9.6 km
  • Mandela House
    17.1 km
Nearby landmarks
  • Houghton
    320 m
  • Consulate of the United States
    500 m
  • Killarney Mall
    570 m
  • Consulate of Lithuania
    620 m
  • The Wilds
    670 m
  • Chartwell Gardens
    760 m
  • The Munro Drive Viewpoint
    820 m
  • The Old Edwardian Societty
    900 m
  • Cat Theatre
    1.0 km
  • Houghton Golf Club
    1.1 km
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib may be requested directly from the property.
Children 2-3 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 4 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until11:30
Getting around
  • Airport transfer fee715 ZAR
  • Distance from city center1. Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)30
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)195 ZAR
  • Daily Internet/Wi-Fi fee00 ZAR
The property
  • Non-smoking rooms/floorsYes
  • Number of bars/lounges2
  • Number of floors3
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 17
  • Room voltage220
  • Year property opened2009
  • Most recent renovation2015

Reviews of The Residence from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
Room comfort and quality9.9
Value for money9.4
High score for Johannesburg
9+ Exceptional (117)
8-9 Excellent (9)
7-8 Very Good (3)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (0)

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Showing 131 verified guest comments
Russell from United Kingdom
Luxury Room
Stayed 2 nights in February 2023


This beautiful boutique hotel it set against the backdrop of lush greenery with breath-taking views of the city. It’s a little oasis, tucked away in a quiet suburb of a bustling city. We received fantastic service. All the way from the booking enquiry to check-out. Staff went out of their way to make our stay extra comfortable and special. A special shout out to Warren the hotel manager for exceptional customer service. We had the most amazing spa experience and the breakfast was delicious. I would definitely recommend this hotel. Amenities are modern, neat and beautiful! All round great experience. We can’t wait to return! Ali and Russell Hewes

Reviewed March 10, 2023
Nicky from United Kingdom
Family with teens
Luxury Room
Stayed 1 night in October 2022

Unbelievable hotel - like home from home”

This hotel is nothing short of incredible. We were welcomed with friendliness and warmth from the moment we arrived. We stayed only one night and in that time had a swim, went to the gym, had a complimentary foot massage at the spa, ate a wonderful dinner on the terrace and wished we could stay longer. The hotel is small, intimate, full of hidden room and garden terraces. It feels like the kind of place you should stay for a month and you'd always find a new spot to sit and enjoy the space and the gardens. It's also unbelievable value for money. Just book it!

Reviewed October 25, 2022

Thank you so much for your amazing review, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience with us here at The Residence. Thank you once again and all the very best from The Residence team.

Responded November 28, 2022
The Residence
Tony from United States
Luxury Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2020

Best Hotel I've Ever Stayed”

This hotel by aesthetics alone is amazing, but the experience is what sells. From the moment you walk through the door the goal is to make you feel at home. Moses guided us on a tour of the hotel and we fell in love. The Residence have thought about everything before you arrive. The multiple lounge rooms give a space to retreat from your room. The koi fish are beautiful and give ambience while you are dining. There are multiple complimentary drink stations throughout the hotel and a "cake of the day" for your sweet tooth. The spa services and Thuli and Queen were amazing. The room itself was great! Had a jacuzzi, walk in closet, beautiful balcony with a view of the pool and garden, and a surround sound music system with peaceful music playing. But I will never forget when I asked for late checkout (flight departed at 925pm) and they said "no problem, just stay in your room until you are ready to leave." I was shocked!I will always come back to The Residence when I'm in South Africa.

Reviewed March 16, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, it really means a lot to us and we are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. We look forward to welcoming you back and would like to wish you all the very best until we meet again.

Responded March 18, 2020
The Residence
Gregory from United States
Penthouse Luxury Suite
Stayed 2 nights in March 2023

Still the best place to stay in JHB”

Really awesome boutique hotel with great staff and excellent food offerings. I would highly recommend staying there!

Reviewed March 28, 2023
Craig from South Africa
Madiba Luxury Suite
Stayed 1 night in December 2019

Madiba Suite - huge outdoor terrace and hot tub ”

The hotel photos simply do not do the hotel and Madiba Suite justice. From opening the door to the suite you are welcomed with a decanter of sherry kindly sat waiting for you in the suite reception area. You then pass the complimentary mini bar and the old lift which now fashions itself as a library and enter the bedroom. The pristine white sheets draped in rose petals momentarily distracts your eye from the complimentary bottle of bubbles and night time amarula. Stepping into the bathroom, the stand alone bath, his and hers wash basins and large shower are impressive but nothing compared to what waits outside. The large outdoor terrace with its ample seating, hot tub, outdoor shower and canopy day bed would put many beach clubs to shame. All this having walked through the grounds and buildings of the former Chinese embassy with the koi carp, water features and Asian plants throughout paying homage to the residences former occupants. Well worth a visit

Reviewed January 03, 2020

Thank you so much for your review, we really appreciate it and are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your experience at The Residence. Wishing you all the very best and hope to welcome you back some day in the near future.

Responded February 20, 2020
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