The Saxon Boutique Hotel & Spa

Johannesburg, South Africa

The hotel

Every detail at Saxon Hotel is designed to be decadent – the five star service, the ten acre grounds, the elegant décor in its choice of sumptuous suites and villas. Considered one of Johannesburg's finest hotels, its spa oasis, Koi pond, and infinity pool make it a perfect urban sanctuary after days experiencing the city's sights and buzz. The Saxon's gourmet dining experiences are just as indulgent, with its signature fine dining restaurants, Grei and Qunu, accompanied by a piano lounge (which doubles up as a morning and afternoon tea venue), a cigar lounge, and an olive bar.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in Johannesburg’s premier business community, Sandton. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 45 minutes.

Hotel information

Choice of elegant suites in the main hotel and private Villa suites. All suites include a fully stocked mini-bar (non-alcoholic drinks) with snacks, complimentary WiFi and in suite entertainment. Luxury Suites feature a comfortable designated lounge, dining area and separate bathroom with bath and walk-in shower. Suites enjoy views of the garden, city skyline and pool terrace and have 1 king-size bed sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Presidential Suites are spacious with large windows and doors leading out onto private balconies. These suites each features its own entrance hall, guest bathroom, and separate lounge and dining areas that open out onto a balcony, as well as a fully equipped butler's kitchen.

Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite is situated on the first floor, offering a lounge and dining room as well as a spacious bedroom with a four-poster bed. The luxuriously appointed bathroom, complete with Jacuzzi and steam room, flows open-plan from the bedroom with shutters for privacy.

Villa suites each with its own terrace, plunge pool and spa area, and comprising several individual interconnecting suites. Villas are nestled in lush gardens with water features for complete privacy. Each Villa has its own private terrace and plunge pool and two of the Villas also have a private spa suite.

Qunu (African grill), The Terrace (light meals), Piano Lounge (morning and Afternoon Tea), Grei (six-course tasting menu), Cigar Lounge, Olive Bar. Infinity pool. Spa* and 24-hour fitness centre.

* Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful hotel, superb service

Nov 7, 2019 charlottep358 Godalming, United Kingdom

We have just returned from a wonderful 5 night stay at the Saxon in a presidential suite in Villa 2. The rooom, hotel facilities, restaurants and service are all right up there with the best places we have stayed around the world. It is an oasis in the middle of the city both relaxing and quiet. The room was imacculate, well presented and… Read more
We have just returned from a wonderful 5 night stay at the Saxon in a presidential suite in Villa 2. The rooom, hotel facilities, restaurants and service are all right up there with the best places we have stayed around the world. It is an oasis in the middle of the city both relaxing and quiet. The room was imacculate, well presented and comfortable, the pools and grounds similarly beautiful. Most impressed with the range of dining options - wide ranging menu to suit all and lovely restaurants within the hotel building. we especially enjoyed dining outside on the terrace where the food and service are excellent but the experience less formal. Specific quality of service mentions to Bryan who provided such great wine guidance and help, Mphiso for wonderful service on the terrace and Thobeka who look after us so gracefully at breakfast. My son said that over and above the pool what he liked best was that the people were all so friendly. Really great value and feeling thoroughly well rested. We will definitely stay again when visiting Joburg. Thank you Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Property

Nov 6, 2019 katewolbert Midland, Texas

We had a lovely stay at the Saxon. The restaurants were delicious and we loved the extras in the mini bar. The staff was incredible. They organized a fabulous tour for us, and kept us & our tour guide On task due to our tight window for the tour. Also loved the spa and it’s indoor/outdoor setting. The massages were a great treat!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Delightful Decadence

Nov 6, 2019 Cherry6514 Johannesburg, South Africa

I was a guest for Sunday brunch at this amazing venue. The meal was amazing a buffet that catered to every taste, The maun course I ordered the Salmon was spectacular. The service was attantive but not intrusive. I had a glorious 4 hour visit. The decor and opulence of the Saxon is a visual delight. I was extremely pleased I was not paying the… Read more
I was a guest for Sunday brunch at this amazing venue. The meal was amazing a buffet that catered to every taste, The maun course I ordered the Salmon was spectacular. The service was attantive but not intrusive. I had a glorious 4 hour visit. The decor and opulence of the Saxon is a visual delight. I was extremely pleased I was not paying the bill as I heard complimentary Champagne not a complimentary Champagne and had lots. I really enjoyed the experience Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very good JNB option

Oct 27, 2019 Deneys Cape Town Central, South Africa

A great stay at a top hotel. The hotel is a top option and I would definitely stay here again. Suites are spacious and the drinks on the deck are a great option in a busy city. Very well located and excellent security
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Luxury hotel for sure ...magnificent pool .....felt like royalty

Oct 27, 2019 julie d Cleethorpes, United Kingdom

Wow we were upgraded to a suite arriving after safari it was so welcome jaw dropping in size of the rooms butler beautiful toiletries beautiful bedding just perfect we had two nights and would have loved a third to just swim in the magnificent pool and spa ....first time I've seen oysters for breakfast again magnificent a truly special place… Read more
Wow we were upgraded to a suite arriving after safari it was so welcome jaw dropping in size of the rooms butler beautiful toiletries beautiful bedding just perfect we had two nights and would have loved a third to just swim in the magnificent pool and spa ....first time I've seen oysters for breakfast again magnificent a truly special place with a truly special restaurant grei ....felt like royalty Read less