Johannesburg has tons of great hotel options, from small guesthouses to ultra-luxurious getaways. We love guesthouses and B&B’s too, but here’s a list of the five best hotels in Joburg, for when you’re looking to get pampered with room service, great views, and a lounge chair by the pool.
A luxury staple with sweeping views of the city, but most people are doing their viewing indoors, trying to spot celebrities and dignitaries. www.michelangelo.co.za
Modern stylings, a great Sunday brunch buffet. The hotel connects to the fashionable Rosebank shopping complex, is close to the Gautrain stop, and is walking distance to nightlife. johannesburg.regency.hyatt.com/
The Four Seasons bought this classic hotel and gave it a major facelift. Remaining the same are the sweeping views of northern Joburg especially sought after when jacarandas bloom in October. www.westcliff.co.za
Book Sunday brunch or at least high tea.
Swanky rooms smack in the middle of the city’s trendiest shopping sprawl. www.africanpridehotels.com
A great base if you want to enjoy the Braamfontein vibe, without getting totally overwhelmed by it. The biggest selling point is the rooftop restaurant, which includes a pool where you can swim while looking down on the skyscrapers. www.proteahotels.com/hotels/Pages/protea-hotel-parktonian-all-suite.aspx