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Set in the leafy, affluent suburb of Melrose, Johannesburg, The Peech Hotel exudes elegance and chic simplicity. Its central location provides easy access to the city’s museums and the glamorous shopping and business hub of Sandton. The Hotel offers its own attractions in a sparkling pool, tranquil landscaped gardens and rotating art and photography exhibit.

The Peech is a perfect overnight stop with its spacious rooms, king-size beds and sumptuous bathrooms (featuring heavenly rain-showers!). Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout allows you to upload holiday snaps and catch up on emails. Pre-dinner cocktails in the charming champagne bar are highly recommended, as is sampling the subtly sophisticated Bistro menu created by Head Chef Greg Jardim.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Nominated as Africa's Leading Boutique hotel at the World Travel Awards in 2011

highlights

  • Set in a leafy, affluent Melrose, Johannesburg
  • Elegant, understated & comfortable
  • Fair trade &  eco-friendly hotel
  • Rotating art & photography exhibit
  • Charming champagne bar & excellent wine list
  • Delectable & sophisticated Bistro menu
  • Hands-on management by the owner, James Peech

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Facilities

In addition to the Bistro, which is open exclusively for the Hotel’s residents and their guests, spend time enjoying the rotating art and photography exhibition, curled up with a book in the library, or lazing on a sun-drenched lounger at the pool. For more active pursuits, try the nearby gym or park.

Adjacent to the Hotel property is a Planet Fitness Gym, available to guests for a nominal charge. Known as a “mega club” this state-of-the-art facility offers a heated indoor pool, an abundance of fitness equipment and numerous classes. There are also plenty of personal trainers on hand to assist you.

Across the road from the Hotel is the recently upgraded James Gray Park. Named after early Johannesburg historians, James and Ethel Gray, the Park was originally established as a bird sanctuary. Thanks to the Sandspruit River flowing through its 36-hectares, a rich abundance of birdlife still thrives there. Neat paths meander between rolling lawns and banks of indigenous vegetation, providing a delightful escape from the bustle of the city.

General Facilities

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    Swimming Pool
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    Gym
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    Internet facilities
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    Restaurant
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    Library
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    Wi-fi available

Dining

The Bistro is an understated and sophisticated restaurant open exclusively to hotel residents and their guests. Light and airy architecture combines with a muted decor palette and playful touches to give the restaurant a very pleasant ambience. A bank of large, framed windows reveals peaceful views over the pool and landscaped gardens.

Enjoy breakfasts, light lunches and à la carte dinners paired with the Sommelier’s superb wine selection. Head chef, Greg Jardim, regularly changes the menu to take advantage of seasonal ingredients and the produce of his kitchen garden. Jardim’s guiding philosophy is flavour and simplicity.

Be sure to enjoy a pre- or post-dinner tipple in the Bistro’s champagne bar, with its inviting deep leather couches and walk-in wine cellar.

Garden Room

The Hotel offers an exclusive 16 rooms and suites located in the original residence and garden annexes. The dominant architecture is light, spacious and airy, its chic simplicity carried through in the uncluttered and elegant decor.

There are four Garden Rooms per annex, each overlooking the lush gardens. Your room features a king-sized bed, full en suite bathroom, separate work and relaxation areas, and a private patio or balcony.

Garden Room AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Hairdryer
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    Safe
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    iPod docking station
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    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

House Rooms are located in the original, 1950s residential home and have been recently renovated. One of these chic spaces offers a separate guestroom, ideal for use as either a nursery room or study.

Garden Suites are extremely spacious at an average 60m2 and feature open-plan bedrooms, large bathrooms and separate living areas. Quirky decor touches include a hanging pod chair and, naturally, these suites enjoy either beautiful views from their private patios or the advantages of a private garden.

Activities

  • Day tours
 

Traveller Reviews

  • The Peech Hotel was very, very nice.

    Gudrun Wacker, February 2014
  • Going back to J'burg, the Peech Hotel was a great choice. Their onsite restaurant was very good and staff very personable. Our driver was professional and pleasant. The hotel also uses a tour operator who at first we were a little leery with as he took us to a shanty town but this was one of the best experiences once we became comfortable that the stop was legitimate.

    Joanne Apotheloz, February 2014
  • The Peech Hotel was truly lovely, and the staff exceptional. Very pleasant and enjoyable

    Cindy Niekamp, January 2014
  • The Peech hotel was very nice, elegant, good food, excellent services, kind staff.

    Mihai Danciu, January 2014
  • The last night and day in Johannesburg was very nice indeed. The hotel was super nice and the in the hotel restaurant we had the best meal of all our honey moon. The following day we went to Soweto and Apartheid tour booked at the hotel reception. The guide was from Soweto very nice guy, informative and polite.

    Agata Meuti, August 2013
  • Great rooms and bathrooms. Fantastic staff. Excellent food. Nice cat. Very comfortable hotel. Nice daily bulletin.

    Gim Ooi, August 2012
  • The Peech hotel was of a very high standard and a good choice. all the transfers and schedules went remarkably well. There was always someone there to meet us or to be handed over to. A credit to you and the contractors involved.

    John Cooper, April 2012
  • Thank you for choosing The Peech Hotel, the place is really beautiful spacious, good decoration, and a very good restaurant.

    Carole & Jean-Marc Fourest, March 2012
  • The Peech Hotel was fabulous - so peaceful and really well set out. The restaurant did great food, and the staff were fantastic. They helped us organise a car to take us to the Apartheid Museum which was such a thought provoking experience.

    Louisa Gurr, January 2011
  • Peech Hotel - we loved it! On hindset we should have stayed there the entire time we were in Joburg. I vote they have the most comfortable bed among all the places we stayed during our trip. The hotel manager on duty greeted us and she was extremely helpful. When discussing our airport transfer for our flight home, she volunterred to give me a late check out when she found out that my flight was at 5pm wheras my parents flight was at 12pm so as to ensure that I was comfortable after my parents left earlier. I appreciate her thoughtfulness as she took the initiative to look out for me. I declined as I wanted to check out the stores before I fly out. She then offered to hold my luggage and to send it with the driver that she arranged for my airport transfer so I do not need to rush back to the hotel after shoping and be able to go straight to the airport. Her planning and execution was flawless. I wish I took down her name! Please feel free to pass on my feedback to Mr Peech. Highly recommend this hotel to anyone.

    Khim Tan, December 2010

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Carlien Parsons

Carlien Parsons

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"The Peech is Johannesburg's finest boutique hotel and the only true eco-friendly establishment in The City of Gold."

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Thank you for choosing The Peech Hotel, the place is really beautiful spacious, good decoration, and a very good restaurant.

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