The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

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Indoor pool, outdoor pool, open 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, pool umbrellas
Terrace/patio
Terrace/patio
Premium bedding, minibar, in-room safe, desk

Overview of The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

5.0 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Lloys Ellis Ave, Johannesburg, Gauteng, 2198

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationHoughton Golf Club7 min walk
  • Popular LocationJo Anke Gallery16 min walk
  • Popular LocationJohannesburg Stadium5 min drive
  • AirportJohannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.)15 min drive

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About this area

Johannesburg

The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf is located in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area, a neighbourhood in Johannesburg, and is in the city centre and near a train station. Sandton City Mall and Melrose Arch Shopping Centre are worth checking out if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Zoo Lake Park and Rhodes Park. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at Johannesburg Stadium or Ellis Park Stadium.

What's nearby

  • Houghton Golf Club - 7 min walk
  • Jo Anke Gallery - 16 min walk
  • Hillbrow Telkom Tower - 5 min drive
  • Johannesburg Stadium - 5 min drive
  • South African Museum of Military History - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Ellis Park Station - 5 min drive
  • Johannesburg Park Station - 8 min drive
  • Johannesburg (JNB-O.R. Tambo Intl.) - 15 min drive

Restaurants

  • Hokkaido - 13 min walk
  • The Radium Beer Hall - 15 min walk
  • Queen Sheba Ethiopian Restaurant - 15 min walk
  • Factory on Grant - 16 min walk
  • The Schwarma Co - 17 min walk

About this property

The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf

Luxury Johannesburg hotel in Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Area with 2 restaurants
2 restaurants, a full-service spa and a golf course are available at this hotel. Free WiFi in public areas, free valet parking and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, an indoor pool, an outdoor pool and a fitness centre are on-site. All 68 rooms feature thoughtful touches such as bathrobes and slippers, plus free WiFi, free wired Internet and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Guests will also find 24-hour room service, minibars and premium bedding.
The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf offers 68 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and laptop-compatible safes. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower with a hydromassage showerhead, bathrobes, slippers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and blackout curtains. In-room massages, hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. A nightly turndown service is provided and housekeeping is offered on a daily basis.

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course. An indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a children's pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a steam room and a fitness centre.

Children aged under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility or hot tub without adult supervision.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

The Houghton Hotel Spa has 9 treatment rooms, including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic and hydrotherapy. The spa is equipped with hot springs/mineral springs and a steam room.

The spa is open daily. Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision. Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Check-in

Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Gives staff personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired Internet

Parking and public transport

  • On-site parking available only on request
  • Free secured, covered self-parking on site
  • Free secured, covered valet parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available
  • Height restrictions apply for on-site parking
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 6:30 AM–10:30 AM: ZAR 175 for adults and ZAR 175 for children
  • 2 restaurants and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 poolside bar and 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • 24-hour room service

Things to do

  • 18 holes of golf
  • Access to nearby health club
  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Aerobics classes
  • Children's pool
  • Fitness centre
  • Full-service spa
  • Golf driving range
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pilates classes
  • Hot tub
  • Steam room
  • Yoga classes

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Access to nearby outdoor pool
  • Changing table
  • Children's pool
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • High chair
  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Ballroom
  • Banquet hall
  • Lift
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • Lockers available
  • Reception hall

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Golf caddy
  • Golf clubhouse
  • Golf lessons with a pro
  • Golf pro shop
  • Hair salon
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter
  • Turndown service
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese

Business services

  • Business centre
  • Computer station
  • Conference centre (43056 square feet of space)
  • Coworking spaces
  • Meeting rooms - 6

Outdoors

  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas

Spa

  • 9 treatment rooms
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurvedic treatments
  • Body scrubs
  • Body treatments
  • Body wraps
  • Couples treatment room(s)
  • Detox wraps
  • Facials
  • Hot springs/mineral springs
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - hot stone
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports
  • Massage - Swedish
  • Massage - Thai
  • Massage/treatment rooms
  • Outdoor treatment areas
  • Reflexology
  • Spa open daily
  • Steam room
  • Thalassotherapy

Accessibility

  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Assistive listening devices in meeting rooms
  • Handrails in stairwells
  • Hospital bed available
  • Step-free path to entrance
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual alarms in hallways
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible fitness centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Wheelchairs available on site

More

  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Dressing gowns
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Hydromassage showerhead
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Entertainment

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels
  • Streaming services

Food and drink

  • Minibar

More

  • Desk
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • In-room massage
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-compatible safe
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Phone
  • Restaurant dining guide
  • Slippers
  • Turndown service

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Check-in

Check-in from 2:00 PM - anytime
Early check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 10:00 AM
Late check-out subject to availability
Late check-out fee: ZAR 1000
Express checkout

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from January 1 2022 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for ZAR 450 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: ZAR 175 for adults and ZAR 175 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 780 per vehicle (one-way, maximum occupancy 4)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 0.00 (one-way)
  • Late check-out fee: ZAR 1000 (subject to availability)
  • Rollaway bed fee: ZAR 450 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve on-site parking
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Pool access available from 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Reservations are required for golf tee times and massage services; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Parking height restrictions apply
Children under 16 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool, health club, fitness facility or hot tub without adult supervision
Children under 18 years old are not allowed in the spa without adult supervision
Guests under 12 years old are not allowed in the spa

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Houghton Hotel
The Houghton Hotel Spa Wellness Golf
The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf Hotel
The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf Johannesburg
The Houghton Hotel, Spa, Wellness & Golf Hotel Johannesburg

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 48 out of 65 reviews
5 - Excellent 74%
Rating 4 - Good. 11 out of 65 reviews
4 - Good 17%
Rating 3 - Okay. 3 out of 65 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 65 reviews
2 - Poor 3%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 65 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.5/5

Staff & service

5.0/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The houghton is a great inner city escape. Staff are awesome and the hotel is very modern and vibrant.
Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Phenomenal staycation
Phenomenal one night stay at the Houghton Hotel. The rooms are spacious and luxuriously appointed, and staff are very friendly and helpful. Book for dinner at Séjour, great experience.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
La Dolce Vita
Penthouse suites are spectacular. Incredible value for money Restaurants much improved -- both food and service better Strongly recommend.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great Hotel
Great hotel with comfort and convenient access to everything.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2021