An exclusive, upmarket sanctuary for the discerning traveller, The Fairlawns boutique hotel is located in Morningside Manor in northern Johannesburg. Having hosted European royalty, this five star establishment boasts a tranquil, stately, park-like surround of trees, manicured gardens and bird-life. The 40 world-class suites at Fairlawns comprise of some of the most opulent and distinctive accommodation in South Africa. Individually designed, both architecturally and decoratively, suites either relate to an aspect of South African history, honouring distinguished men and women, are modern with a contemporary twist or are traditionally, euro-centrically themed.
These suites have an open plan lounge area, with contemporary bathroom layouts and fittings; including free standing baths, rain showers and double basins ipod docking stations, wifi IP phones, personal refreshment bars, and complimentary wifi. The Grand Chateau has an upstairs communal relaxation area with an all-day complimentary tea and coffee station, large fireplace and access to complimentary wifi. The upstairs balcony overlooks a private garden. Ramped wheel-chair access and a lift have been incorporated into the design, as well as easy vehicular drop off and collection right to the grand entrance stairs. The Grand Chateau building has been built to Green standards, to lessen the impact of our hotel on our immediate environment. This includes among other things the latest in solar heating technology for the water and under floor heating system, a grey water system, double glazed windows for insulation, as well as natural and local environmentally friendly products and materials which have been used wherever possible, as well as a heat exchange cooling system.
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.
The 12 Courtyard Suites are named because the U shape of the buildings form an elegant courtyard graced by a formal garden. These Suites are all individually decorated, 54m2 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.
The 6 Villa Suites overlook the rolling gardens, and are named after such distinguished men and women as Emily Hobhouse, Jan Smuts, Nelson Mandela, The Dalai Lama, Harry Oppenheimer and Mahatma Gandhi, all with some connection to either the history of the property or the history of South Africa. These luxurious 84m2 suites open onto or overlook an oak-shaded terrace. Each has been individually designed, both architecturally and decoratively. Some have guest cloakrooms, all but one have separate lounges, and all are equipped with double basins, bidets, separate showers and jet baths, as well as under-tile floor heating in the bathrooms, heated towel rails and working fireplaces. As in all the Fairlawns Suites, special attention has been given to the small details that make a difference – books, bedside tea-light holders, selected artwork, antiques and bespoke furniture. Each room is unique and provides a welcoming and homely touch.
Dining at the Fairlawns is designed to be elegantly smart casual. The candlelit tables and soft music give an enchantingly intimate and romantic atmosphere to the Italian influenced décor of the terrace restaurant. The finer details like beautiful linen, crockery and silver cutlery are however, an integral part of the experience. The Restaurant boasts an exquisite menu, paired with the Diamond Award Winning wine list. Private Dining can be arranged upon request in one of the exclusive venues. The private dining venue can accommodate a maximum of 10 guests. Should you be interested in a larger banqueting event staff can host up to 60 guests in the larger banqueting venue.
The Fairlawns Spa subscribes to a holistic approach to wellness. Only the finest products have been chosen, with the main ranges being Elemis, Dermalogica and Guinot, as well as a selection of traditional South East Asian treatments which use natural spices, clays and oils. There is an extensive selection of facials, massage therapies, grooming and body treatments from which to choose, as well as packages designed to truly spoil the clients, either singly or in couples.