Fairlawns Boutique Hotel


A stylish sanctuary

Set among lush acres of landscaped gardens sits Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, an urban sanctuary right in the heart of Johannesburg.

Established in 1997, Fairlawns is a property proud in heritage and character. 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.

Previously a luxury private home, it is fitting that the property has transformed into a stylish hotel, with an air of eclectic sophistication. The spa at the hotel offers five-star relaxation, while the gardens, library and pool act like an oasis of tranquility from the bustle of the city outside.


At a glance

  • 42 elegant rooms & suites

  • Swimming pool

  • Restaurant

  • Gym & Spa



  • Spa days

    Rejuvenate, relax and restore in the exquisite bamboo forest gardens of the Balinese-style Spa at Fairlawns. With a range of therapies and signature Asian-inspired treatments, a team of skilled therapists are able to bring you back to a state of calm and natural wellbeing.

  • Johannessburg

    Discover Johannesburg

    Known as ‘Jozi’ to the locals, this is South Africa’s El Dorado, built on gold deposits. Today you can unearth Johannesburg’s thrilling and diverse cultural scene in galleries and clubs throughout the city.

  • Jazz safari

    Johannesburg Jazz Safari

    The experience is intimate and deep, full of music and engagement and fun. It is a unique opportunity to meet local musicians away from club stages, and an excellent way to discover more about Johannesburg, her people, South African political history, and of course, music!


Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is committed to joining the global revolution of conscious business. They are constantly looking for ways to decrease the hotels carbon footprint and help improve the quality of our world. All heating in the new Grand Chateau Suites is supplied by Solar Power and a Grey Water System recycles all water into clean and toxin free water that may be used as irrigation. In the kitchen they aim to only use organic and local produce when possible and they are proud members of SASSI (Sustainable Seafood), our restaurant is committed to only serving seafood that is not endangered in anyway.

What makes us different

Why Niarra

Niarra Travel is a forward-thinking travel company headquartered in London born out of a passion to do things differently.

In Swahili, a Bantu language spoken by millions in Eastern, Central and Southern Africa, the name Niara means "with utmost purpose" and our team are united by a passion for exploration and a belief that the right kind of travel can make the world a better place.

Our Travel Researchers are here to create incredible trips with a positive impact for you.

  • Unforgettable experiences

    Creating your trip is entirely collaborative and our Travel Researchers are here for every step.

  • Positive impact

    Curated sustainable experiences and accommodation that maximize the benefits to local people and place.

  • Fairness and transparency

    An open, competitive pricing structure that ensures more money goes to where it's needed in the destination.

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