The Fairlawns is a unique, exclusive, up-market sanctuary for today’s traveller, be that business or leisure.

Conveniently situated in the Sandton suburb of Morningside Manor, Fairlawns is an award-winning boutique hotel.  The conference centre, a large fully equipped gym, Balinese Spa and an excellent a la carte restaurant are available to ensure a full range of services are on offer. Once the private home of the current live-in owners, John and Anna Thacker, the property was originally bought from the Little Brenthurst Trust of Oppenheimer fame, and consisted of 10 acres with horses and stables and rolling green lawns. Portions of the property have been sold off, but it has retained its stately, park-like ambiance with huge mature trees and prolific bird-life.

This well-kept secret is the perfect balance between tranquillity and proximity to the vibrant  business centres of Sandton, Woodmead, Sunninghill and Rivonia, between professionalism and the warm, welcoming ambiance created by friendly and caring staff. Elegant enough to host European royalty relaxed enough for one visitor to comment “a home away from home, only better”. We strive to match the beauty of our surroundings with personalized service and a ‘can-do’ attitude.

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.  Mr. Michael Kewley, Managing Director.

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This was perhaps the best hotel stay of my 30+ year working history travelling 12 weeks a year all over the world. Your former manor is elegant, and your staff are universally charming and professional. But they are also low-friction in that things simply worked. The restaurant was a daily treat. I will commend your hotel to everyone I know, and have already to TripAdvisor.
The Staff where extremley efficient and friendly,The room was stunning and we was made to feel very special and welcomed.I would 100% return to the hotel. I ordered room service and had the fillet steak, I was not expecting it to be so great as room service never really is but I can honesly say it was the best steak I have ever had! Thank you.
It was exceptional. The whole experience was better than expected. Primarily, the staff were first class. Everyone had a smile on their face, the service was faultless. The room was palatial and the food and wine so good, that I did not even think about going out! Thank you again for a memorable experience.
Always a pleasure to stay at the Fairlawns. By some distance my favorite hotel in Joburg.
I stayed here with my husband during a 2 week business trip. The place is beautiful, a hidden gem in Joburg that makes you wanna stay there forever! Amenities are great and service superb. A special thanks to Jabulani who took excellent care of us during our stay. After trying several hotels in Johannesburg, believe me, this is the place to stay. I will definitely go back! Stayed December 2014, travelled on business.
We had a splendid and perfect stay at the Fairlawns! The hotel was grand and elegant and the grounds very beautiful. The service of the staff was impeccable.The staff were very warm and friendly.Our room was luxurious and comfortable.The hotel provided a free shuttle to the Sandton center and Mandela square which was very convenient. We stayed twice at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and both times our stay was superb.
This hotel is a beautiful retreat! We arrived for 3 nights before going on safari. We had not been to Johannesburg before and decided to spend a few days to have a private guide to see the sights, to use the spa, and adjust to the time change. It was magnificent! The staff is the most incredible group of people who cannot do enough to make your stay comfortable an enjoyable. They were helpful and courteous beyond anywhere we have been. The rooms are fabulous, all different. Our friends enjoyed theirs and we were so surprised to see each other’s rooms. The hotel is tucked away in a residential area but very convenient to get to other locations. We would highly recommend this hotel!
Fairlawns exceeded our expectations. A truly magnificent boutique hotel in beautiful setting. The French styled chateau buildings are the real thing – exceptionally well built and fitted out. The staff went out of their way to make our stay a memorable experience and I would thoroughly recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a peaceful and and relaxing stay.
Fantastic, service was great and rooms were heavenly. The therapists at the spa have magical hands
My wife and I consider Fairlawns to be the best dining experience in Sandton.The hotel is beautiful, with a great ambiance. The food never disappoints and the menu has great options to enjoy. The service is top shelf! I would recommend Fairlawns, without a doubt!
I travel extensively on Business trips (over 5 months out of the UK last year!), so hotels are very much a part of my life. I would unreservedly recommend Fairlawns to anyone staying in JoBurg on business or for pleasure, indeed it has become my favourite hotel anywhere. 18-Feb-2015
Graham Storey