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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa
Why we like it
- Located in the prestigious Sandton suburb of Morningside Manor
- A unique and lavish all suite hotel
- Unparalleled personal service
- Classical European architecture reminiscent of the late 18th century
- A fully equipped modern gymnasium
- A Balinese Spa offering beauty treatments from the Elemis, Dermalogica and Guinot ranges
- Fairlawns is the ultimate luxurious home away from home stay
Breakfast is a relaxed affair with no cut off time and to be enjoyed by the pool, on the terrace or in the privacy of your own suite.
Joanne Swinton's detailed knowledge of South Africa has been invaluable and her enthusiasm to respond to our needs is greatly appreciated.
- FJ, Perthshire
Once a private home, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is a delightful grand retreat away from the busy city. The atmosphere is designed to be elegant with the Terrace restaurant set with candlelit tables. Beautiful linen, crockery and silver cutlery are an integral part of the refined experience at this hotel.
Each opulent suite is spacious and individually decorated with a working fire place, internet access, under floor heating and air conditioning. The large en-suite bathrooms boast a jacuzzi bath with a separate shower. The bathroom and lounge can be fully separated from bedroom area. All of the suites overlook the beautiful landscaped gardens.
Best time to be there
October to May is the best time to visit the Cape. Game viewing is better during the drier months of April to September. The wildflower season is generally from mid August to mid September. The whale watching season runs from June to November.
11 hours 30 minutes/10 hours 30 minutes non-stop
GMT +2 hours
Not required for UK passport holders
Yellow fever certificate if arriving or in transit for more than 12 hours from an endemic area.
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