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Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa offers a truly unique experience that sets it apart from the rest.


A distinguishing factor is its meticulously curated decor, showcasing an exquisite collection of handpicked items personally sourced and placed by Group Managing Director Michael Kewley. Taking over from the John and Anna Thacker, Founders of Fairlawns, Kewley has spared no effort in transforming this gracious home into a stately hotel while maintaining its warmth and charm.


Every corner of Fairlawns reflects Kewley’s discerning eye for beauty and his commitment to creating an ambiance that is both opulent and inviting. From the moment you step into the lobby, you are enveloped in an atmosphere of elegance and charm, where the attention to detail is evident in each carefully chosen item.


The decor items are all handpicked by Kewley and this is an ongoing investment into the hotel. The décor and furnishings all tell a story and reflects the hotel’s dedication to providing a bespoke experience that surpasses the ordinary.


Whether you are relaxing in one of the lavishly appointed guest rooms, dining in the award-winning restaurant, or unwinding in the tranquil spa, you will be surrounded by a tapestry of beauty and style. This is a space where elegance, attention to detail, and personalised service converge to create a truly unforgettable stay.

We love hearing from you. ALL comments are taken seriously and drive us to serve you better. Thank you for our Australian guest for this review:


A luxurious oasis in Johannesburg


We were lucky enough to stay at Fairlawns for 1 night on 2 occasions during our trip to South Africa. A stay at Fairlawns will appeal to all your senses with the outstanding collection of artwork, eclectic artefacts, fabulous decorations, comprehensive menu & delicious food, beautiful grounds & pool and luxurious accommodation. Each guest room is unique with its layout & decorations providing guests with an elegant utopia in the sprawling city of Johannesburg.
The hotel is scrupulously clean, luxuriously comfortable, the staff offer a high level of service to meet your every need.


I highly recommend Fairlawns Boutique Hotel as a wonderful place to stay in Johannesburg. The stay will be a highlight of your trip.


Fairlawns is thrilled to announce the addition of Executive Chef Chris Tustian to our culinary team. With a career spanning over two decades, Chef Chris brings a wealth of experience and a passion for creating exceptional dining experiences.


Chef Chris’s culinary journey began in 1996 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, where he steadily climbed the culinary ladder, showcasing his talent and dedication. Chef Chris then ventured to Chateau de Montcaud in France and in 2009, Chef Chris’s culinary journey led him to South Africa, where he joined Le Franshoek Hotel & Spa.


Captivated by the ever-evolving South African culinary scene, he quickly fell in love with the country’s bountiful supply of fresh and exceptional ingredients. Chef Chris believes that sourcing the finest and freshest ingredients is the cornerstone of creating memorable dishes.


To tantalise your taste buds and offer a winter warmer, Chef Chris is sharing his favourite soup recipe. This comforting dish is easy to make and utilises ingredients that are commonly found in your pantry (except for saffron). We invite you to give it a try and let us know your thoughts.




In the coming months, Fairlawns fans can look forward to the rollout of the Spring menus, featuring innovative culinary experiences. Exciting developments and surprises await!


Your stay at Fairlawns means becoming part of our family; making yourself at home in the elegance and comfort of our garden sanctuary in the heart of Sandton. Take a sneak peak at our newly refurbished bedrooms


Warm up your Winter with festive spoils and exquisite cuisine

Immerse yourself in the enchanting spirit of Christmas in July with a magnificent display of Christmas trees, wreaths, and decorations for a winter feast celebration. The hotel’s entrance is adorned with twinkling lights and shimmering garlands, you’re immediately transported into a world of festive wonder. The ambiance evokes a sense of togetherness and warmth and captivating decor sets the stage for a memorable evening of laughter, delicious food, and the joy of celebrating life.


Join us for decadent traditional Christmas fare, perfectly paired with ANTHONIJ RUPERT WINES.


DINNER – 28th July at 18h30 | LUNCHEON – 29th and 30th July at 12h30



We love our vibrant city – there is always something new and different on offer!


Some of our forthcoming favourites:


8 July – SA v Australian Rugby Championships | Loftus Versfeld, Pretoria


26 July to 13 August – Swan Lake, the worlds most loved ballet with the St Petersburg Ballet Theatre | Montecasino


27 to 30 JulyTurbine Art Fair, Growing Contemporary African Art | Rosebank

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