The Experience

The Fairlawns is a very unique, exclusive and up-market sanctuary for today’s traveller, be that business or leisure. This well-kept secret is the perfect balance between tranquility and proximity to the thriving business centers of Sandton. Elegant enough to host European royalty, relaxed enough for one visitor to comment “a home away from home, only better”, this establishment is truly a world-class venue.

Originally owned by the Openheimer family, the property was purchased in 1986 and remained the private residence of the current owners, John and Anna Thacker, until the establishment of Fairlawns as a Boutique Hotel in 1998. A forerunner in creating spacious bathrooms, individually themed suites and even the name Boutique, which at the time was not the popular nomenclature it is today, Fairlawns has been at the forefront of a different offering in hospitality.

Elegant luxury with style 17 and ½ years later a benchmark for luxury boutique hotels in Johannesburg our timeless design and bespoke experiences continue to keep our loyal visitors entertained. We invite you to join us on an epic journey as we welcome you to Johannesburg and transport you to 40 different locations within our property. We remain true to timeless standards and no compromise over supreme comforts set against backdrops of exquisite craftsmanship. Our guest’s accommodation, which excites the sense’s, while embracing the familiarity of home, mirrored by intuitive, emotionally attuned service which each and every guest cherishes. We have been recognized by the Virtuoso and Signature Travel networks, Conde Nast Johansens, Andrew Harper as well as Trip advisor 2014 Travellers choice, indeed a true milestone for the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa.

I would like to warmly welcome you to our place of enchantment where our bold vision is to benchmark ourselves as the most admired small luxury boutique hotel in Johannesburg. A safe sanctuary that allows guests the space and time to create their own impressions of our exceptional destination. Welcome to the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, our luxury hotel experience. Michael Kewley, Managing Director – Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, Villa Residence & Spa. Guests Receive:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily Buffet breakfast, for up to two in room guests
  • Complimentary one-way private airport transfers
    • (must have minimum value of $100 USD equivalent)
  • Complimentary Pressing of 2 items on day of arrival
  • Early check-in/late check-out
    • subject to availability
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