Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa Sandton
Fairlawns Hotel opened its doors as a boutique hotel in January 1998, with the
original 12 courtyard suites, the restaurant and bar. Today there are another
6 premier suites and a presidential suite, a conference centre, a large fully
equipped gym and a spa. Once the private home of John and Anna Thacker, the
current owners, the property was bought from the Little Brenthurst Trust of
Oppenheimer fame, (hence the Oppenheimer Suite), and consisted of a 10 acre
property with horses and stables and rolling lawns (hence the name Fairlawns).
Portions of the property have unfortunately been sold off, but it has managed
to retain its stately, park-like ambience with huge mature trees and prolific
bird-life. The external architecture is Palladian, but there are a myriad
styles in the bedrooms, one to definitely suit every taste.
Apart from the beautiful surroundings, which without exception seems to elicit the response "one would never say one is in Johannesburg", the warm, homely ambience is unerringly remarked upon as is evidenced by the comments in the visitors' book. As one visitor commented "a home away from home, only better". Establishment believe that in this 21st century with its mass production of products and services which are becoming increasingly uniform across the globe, people from all walks of life appreciate being acknowledged as a very unique individual, in very unique surroundings. Establishment strive to achieve that.
The Premier Suites: The Premier wing was built in time for the
World Summit held in Johannesburg in August 2002. The wing comprises some
of the most opulent and distinctive suites in South Africa. Unlike the
Courtyard Suites which have a more Eurocentric theme, the Premier Suites
are all related to some aspect of South African history and honour such
distinguished men and women as Emily Hobhouse, Jan Smuts, Nelson Mandela,
The Dalai Lama, Harry Openheimer and Mahatma Gandhi. Each suite is 84m2
and really qualifies as a junior presidential suite.
These suites obviously offer all the amentities of the Courtyard Suites, and some extra features, which include:
The Presidential Suite: A traditional, opulent European style
villa, boasting 240 square metres of unadulterated luxury. This suite was
especially designed for visiting dignitaries and sophisticated world
travellers. It boasts:
Three private bedrooms: main, guest and bodyguard/driver/butler room
The main en-suite bedroom - a truly romantic suite - boasts working fireplace, two balconies with French doors, a steam shower, a 1.8m diameter Jacuzzi bath, extra large walk-in dressing room
Courtyard Suites: These original 12 Suites built in 1997 are 54 m2 in area, individually decorated with beautiful hand-painted techniques, high corniced ceilings, sumptuous fabrics and custom designed period furniture.
They comprise: The Windsor, The Empire, The French Provencal, The African, The Louis, The Bismarck, The Swedish, The Scottish, The Mural, The English Manor, The Florentine and no 12 still known as The Honeymoon Suite.
Rates per room per night, specials, meals, children policy: on request
Contact & reservations:
1) you can e-mail us requesting information and/or rates: e-mail
Reservations are only accepted in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Final availability confirmation: in writing: by fax or via e-mail.
Terms & conditions, Payment options and Cancellation policy
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