With close attention to detail and exceptional service, Fairlawns creates an intimate atmosphere where some of the globe’s most vibrant personalities converge. The chic, upscale suites are individually decorated in varying themes ranging from Eastern influence to French provincial, each featuring every desired modern amenity. The hotel also caters to a variety of culinary tastes with an array of elegant dining experiences to choose from. Located in Johannesburg - South Africa’s largest city and gateway to the rest of Africa - Fairlawns is situated just 6 km from central Sandton, and 20 km from the Johannesburg city centre to offer the upmarket traveller a delicate mix of luxury and convenience. Established in 1997, Fairlawns, or “FBH” as it’s come to be affectionately known by Managing Director, Michael Kewley, is a property proud in heritage and character. Previously a luxury private residence, it is only fitting that the property has transformed “herself” into the stylish hotel, with an air of eclectic sophistication, that Fairlawns is today. This your invitation to consider Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa your home away from home, where exceptional service and heartfelt hospitality can be soaked up like the African sun.
The dazzling Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is set within an exclusive estate in Johannesburg's premier suburb of Morningside. As its name suggests, the property is surrounded by undulating green lawns of perfectly manicured grass, enhanced by exquisite lush gardens. Previously a private residence, this all-suite hotel has been meticulously designed to impress and will meet even the most sophisticated guest's expectations. Although it's location is not within walking distance from local amenities, a short drive will take you to the heart of Sandton's business hub. With a distinct air of exclusivity that encloses the serene and secluded premises, Fairlawns is the perfect base for globetrotters that demand unrivaled privacy.
1 x Child per Suite is permitted with the prior confirmation that the room is booked as 1 x Twin Suite (2 x Double Beds sharing).
Inter-leading Suites are available and subject to availability. Inter-leading Suites are booked as 2 x Suites next to each other and charged at full rate.
Children occupying their own suite will be charged the full per person rate per night
Child minding services are available on request. An extra charge may apply per child per hour.
VALUE ADDED BENEFITS INCLUDED IN RATE:
Daily Full English Breakfast 06h30 to 10h30.
Complimentary wireless internet access is available to in-house guests throughout public areas.
Complimentary press for 2 items once during the stay.
Complimentary transfers within a 5km radius of the hotel.
Complimentary transfers to the Gautrain Sandton Station between 07h00 – 20h00.
Infant: Under the age of 2
Child: Between ages of 2 and 14
Adult: 15 Years and older are considered adults and will therefore required their own rooms at the applicable rates
Children up to age of 15 years pay per nigth sharinhg in Tree House Studio / Presidential Spa Apartment on Request
Full pre-payment is required 30 days prior to arrival.
25% of fee if cancelled less than 30 days prior to arrival.
50% of fee if cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival.
100% of fee if cancelled less than 7 days prior to arrival.
All cancellations must be in writing. No verbal cancellations will be accepted and must be reconfirmed by reservations.
Waiving of cancellation fees will not be considered unless under very special circumstances, and then only if authorized, in writing, by the General Manager or
Shortened stays will be judged on merit, but the Hotel reserves the right to charge the full duration of the booked stay.
The Hotel reserves the right to treat postponements as cancellations.
• Rates are inclusive of breakfast.
• Check-in time is at 14:00 on day of arrival.
• Check-out time is at 11:00 on day of departure.
• Breakfast is served daily from 06:30am until 10:30am.
• A late check-out can be arranged at a charge; subject to availability of suites.
• Cancellations must be given by email
• Booked suites will be kept until 17:00 on the day of arrival unless otherwise assured or guaranteed.
STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Rates inclusive of 15% VAT, 1% Tourism levy and a Full English breakfast.
An a la carte dining room is available where lunch and dinner are served and charged for additionally.
A valid credit card number is required to guarantee a booking. The issuing of such a number authorizes the Hotel to debit the card in the event of a no-show or cancellation.
All extras must be settled by guests on departure.
Provisional reservations will be held for 7 days only before releasing.
Deposits can be paid by direct banking or with a valid credit card. The Hotel reserves the right to release bookings where such payment is not received prior to the guest’s arrival.
In the case of a guest settling their bill directly, the booking agent remains responsible for payment and cancellation fees until such time as the guest’s authorized credit card details are obtained, irrespective of the payment method stipulated in the booking.
The Hotel does not hold itself responsible for the safekeeping or custody of any property or goods left on the premises, nor of any person visiting the Hotel. Under no circumstances will the Hotel make good or accept responsibility or liability in respect of any damage, theft, loss or injury, howsoever caused
. Please note that the Hotel does not guarantee exclusivity to any one group in view of the varied nature of the facilities offered.Hotel exclusivity will incur surcharges.
All reservations must be made with the hotel directly.
After a signed contract is received by the hotel, the contract only becomes effective once an authorised hotel representative countersigns.
The contract is governed by the laws of South Africa
The Hotel reserves the right to amend the rates accordingly in-line with Revenue Management / Yield requirements and the Hotel reserves the right to close out specific rates / codes / room types without prior notification. This is managed and communicated at the time of inquiry.
The Hotel endeavours to honour all Contracted Series / Allotments and Brochured bookings.
This contract does not guarantee room availability.
Rates are not valid for South African or International corporate markets.
The hotel is unable to accommodate more than 2 adults per room.
No pets are allowed.
My favourite part of Fairlawns was the Balinese inspired spa - an almost mysterious oasis of calm, flanked by tall tropical plants and tranquil water features. Guests can enjoy a treatment indoors or in the spa gardens where private massage huts hide amongst the thick foliage. I managed to squeeze in a quick back and shoulder massage, which left me energized and de-stressed. To ensure maximum respite, I recommend booking in advance as the spa is very popular with locals (I don't blame them). The hotel's gym forms part of its wellness area and is huge by boutique standards - sporting a wide range of training equipment for cardio, strength and body workouts. Of course there is also the large main pool, staged within the magnificent gardens, where you can sip cocktails whilst soaking up the sun or relax on one of the plush covered daybeds.
There are just over 40 suites, housed in 3 separate chateau-like buildings which are discretetly positioned around the expansive grounds. I had the pleasure of staying in their fabulous two bedroom pool villa, also known as the Maison de Ville. This spectacular residence has its own gorgeous garden featuring a huge sparkling azure pool bound by calming curtained cabanas. Despite its enormity, which includes a full gourmet kitchen (a private chef can be arranged upon request), personal study, huge dressing rooms and working fireplaces, the space is warm and welcoming. Beautiful indigenous artwork, premier quality finishes and lavish furnishings complete the hotel's showpiece quarters - a grand retreat fit for royalty.
From the moment I arrived at Fairlawns I noticed their individual yet professional manner of interacting with guests. I was immediately welcomed by a friendly porter who escorted me to the hotel's eclectic reception area, where a refreshing towel and cool glass of cranberry juice awaited. After being courteously checked in, a friendly manager showed me to my villa and presented a brief tour of the immaculate space. Throughout my stay the staff's helpful demeanor and genuine passion was obvious, which in turn forged a warm and inconspicuous sense of hospitality.
This unique hotel epitomizes classic boutique style with inimitable attention to detail. Its secluded surroundings, abundant onsite facilities and sincere service culture ensures a rare guest experience which surpasses convention. An unashamed haven for the avant-garde locals and elite jet set, Fairlawns has pioneered an opulent yet bona fide approach to luxury which completely agrees with the seasoned leisure or business traveller.
ARRIVAL/ DEPARTURE TIMES
Check-in time on day of arrival is 14h00.
Check-out time is 11h00 on day of departure for the convenience of arriving guests.
While every effort is made to be accommodating, the Hotel cannot guarantee early check-ins unless the room is booked for the previous evening or late check-outs unless the room is booked for the following evening. A courtesy bathroom is available for guests wishing to shower and freshen up.
Spas are no longer the domain of the spoilt and pampered. In the frenetic pace of urban life we ignore looking after our bodies, mental equilibrium and spiritual well-being at our peril.
We need to occasionally relax, empty our minds and soothe our souls in an atmosphere of peace and tranquility. For those of us who cannot find the time or means to visit tropical spas, TheSpa @ The Fairlawns, right in the heart of Sandton, seeks to recreate the principles of holistic healing in a pampering environment.The newly built Balinese Spa Garden, with its hydrotherapy treatments, relaxation and dining pavilions and outdoor massage areas is as close as one is going to get this side of the Indian Ocean to what we all instinctively crave - time-out to renew our batteries, get our skins to glow and our energies to flow.
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