10 2nd Avenue Houghton Estate

Introduction: Situated in the exclusive suburb of Houghton Estate, 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE is an established 5 Star Boutique Hotel of superb luxury and effortless style nestled into lush, landscaped gardens. The stately elegance of the 5000m2 property and the centrality of its location make it the ideal place for the leisure and business travellers alike.

20 minutes from OR Tambo International Airport, within easy reach of the business hubs of Johannesburg, Braamfontein, Rosebank and Sandton, and surrounded by an array of recreational activities. 10 2ND AVENUE HOUGHTON ESTATE is a 24-hour secure estate, conveniently located 5 minutes away from the Rosebank Gautrain Station which links to OR Tambo International Airport, Sandton and Pretoria.

Above information is how the hotel presents itself on their website.

Below is my experience based on a one-night stay at the property.

My arrival experience: Warm welcome with a welcome drink before being escorted to the room.

What I loved: The countryside feel in Johannesburg and the fantastic internet connection making it an ideal place for business travellers.

What about the food: Good a la carte breakfast and dinner with attentive and friendly service.

What about the service: The service is better than most small boutique hotels I have stayed in South Africa. The staff are smiling and helpful, but also more well-trained than similar hotels in the country. Great attention to details with cookies in the room upon arrival and a snack for turn down service.

What about the rooms: Beautiful small rooms with flatscreen Tv, bathtub and separate shower. Complimentary mini-bar is a big plus as well as the complimentary, unlimited, high-speed internet access which, unfortunately, is rare in boutique hotels in South Africa.

Number of rooms: 15.

Website: www.houghtonestate.com

Type of property: City hotel with country feel.

Location: Johannesburg, South Africa.

Facilities: Swimming pool and boardroom.

Complimentary internet: Yes, very fast and unlimited. Impressive!

Affiliations: Preferred Hotels.

My overall impression: Great experience.