Situated in the upmarket neighbourhood of Sandton in Johannesburg, the award-winning Fairlawns boutique hotel offers a tranquil oasis in the heart of a trendy enclave. Ideally located to explore South Africa’s ‘City of Gold’ as Johannesburg is known, Fairlawns offers exceptional service and lavish accommodation.

The location is ideal to explore the centre of Sandton, with its top-class shopping, museums, galleries, and trendy eateries. Other Johannesburg attractions include tours of the famous Soweto township, visits to the Apartheid Museum, and day-trips to the Cradle of Humankind. Relax in the spa or enjoy a glass of fine wine in the convivial bar.

Recent accolades & press

  •  World Luxury Hotel Awards - Country Winners - Luxury Hotel
  •  World Luxury Hotel Awards - Country Winners - Luxury Romantic Hotel


  • Located in an exclusive area of Sandton
  • Opulent 5-star boutique hotel
  • Set on a beautifully manicured estate with lush gardens
  • Elegant, spacious suites

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Pamper yourself in the Balinese Spa that offers a range of hydrotherapies, massages and beauty treatments, or head to the fully-equipped gym for a workout.

When you are not out experiencing the vibrant city of Johannesburg, cool off in the large crystalline swimming pool, set in the pristine garden.

On cooler days, sink into a leather couch in front of the inviting fireplace in the hotel bar where you can choose from the selection of champagnes, cocktails and award-winning wines.

General Facilities

    Wi-fi available
    Private garden
    Private balcony or deck
    Shuttle service
    Room service
    Swimming Pool
    Computer facilities
    Laundry Service
    Secure Parking


La Scala is a smart-casual restaurant where you can enjoy a leisurely breakfast - the perfect way to start your day. Delicious lunches are served at various locations on the property.

Choose to dine beside the pool, on the terrace, in your suite, or in the smart-casual Terrace Restaurant. The menu at the Terrace Restaurant provides flavoursome international dishes created using fresh and local produce, and complemented by an award-winning wine list.

For special occasions, private dinners may also be arranged in the Private Dining Room, while 24-hour Room Service is also available.

Grand Chateau Suite

There are 20 Grand Chateau Class Suites, each individually decorated with modern touches and featuring 4 inter-leading rooms – perfect for families. The public areas of these suites create an ambient atmosphere with comfy lounges and large sandstone fireplaces.

Grand Chateau Suite AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    Mini bar
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Underfloor heating
    24-hour room service

Other Room Types

The 12 individually decorated Classic Courtyard Suites feature high ceilings, lush fabrics and elegant furniture. These suites also feature a working fireplace for those chilly nights, and have fitting names such as The African, The Windsor and the romantic Honeymoon Suite which boasts a romantic canopied bed. The Courtyard Suites have en suite bathrooms with bidets, marble vanities, large separate showers, and baths.

The 84sqm Villa Suites have been individually designed to reflect an element of South African history, honouring distinctive figures such as Nelson Mandela and Mahatma Gandhi in a stylish manner. Suites feature a balcony or oak-shaded terrace, as well as working fireplace. In addition, the en suite bathrooms are equipped with double basins, bidets, a separate shower and jet bath, towel warmers, and under-floor heating. Some of the suites feature guest cloakrooms and separate lounges.

The Presidential Residence is the crème de la crème of Fairlawns, and offers 240sqm of luxury specifically designed for dignitaries, celebrities and other sophisticated travellers. The European-style villa boasts three private bedrooms all with en suite bathrooms. The master bedroom features a 4-poster bed, working fireplace, French doors leading onto a balcony with sweeping views of the gardens and pool area, a walk-in dressing room, steam shower, and a Jacuzzi. The study is equipped with a writing desk as well as a large lounge, dining room, kitchen and guest cloakroom.


  • Day tours
  • Bird watching
  • Shopping
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2017 - 31 Dec 2017 $245 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018 $245 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Villa Suite,Presidential Residence,Courtyard Suite,Villa Residence Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

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Pippa Cochrane

Pippa Cochrane

Africa Safari Expert

"An elegant and luxurious boutique hotel - one would never know you are in the heart of Johannesburg. The grounds have beautiful gardens and relaxation pods for guests to enjoy and an incredibly special and intimate Balinese Spa. Outstanding staff."



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