The Michelangelo, Johannesburg, South Africa
The Michelangelo is one of Johannesburg's most stylish hotels and is found in Sandton Square, one of the city's most desirable locations. Situated by the Italianate piazza, it has direct access to the exclusive Sandton Square shopping centre with its huge variety of boutiques, cafes and restaurants.
Built to a Renaissance theme, the hotel's exterior design mirrors the Uffizi Gallery in Florence while, inside, a soaring atrium houses carp pools, fountains and balconied corridors, with ochre plastered walls, archways and marble columns. The hotel features the Piccolo Mondo restaurant, where an afternoon high tea is served daily overlooking the bustling Sandton Square.
Each of the elegant 242 en-suite rooms is extremely spacious and comfortable with earthy neutral tones, brown woods, and peach marble. There is a sauna and a huge circular indoor swimming pool with a domed skylight leading out to a small roof terrace, perfect for catching some sun and watching the busy city below.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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Located in the vibrant haven of Melrose Arch with its cafe's, shops and restaurants, The Fire and Ice is a contemporary hotel which reflects the pace of city life of Johannesburg or Jozi as it is affectionately known.
Sleek and modern in style but with an African twist, the InterContinental is conveniently located just a short stroll from Johannesburg’s O.R.Tambo International Airport, offering a peaceful, relaxing place to rest and rejuvenate before or after a flight.
Protea OR Tambo is a short complimentary shuttle service from the airport and is ideal for an overnight between your connecting flights.
Saxon Boutique Hotel and Spa is an absolutely fantastic property offering standards and service that few can surpass as well as offering a retreat from bustling Johannesburg.
A beautifully renovated colonial home dating back to the 1950s, this is an owner-run boutique hotel in an upmarket area of Johannesburg. It’s a quiet retreat within a busy city and is ideal for a stopover or an extended stay.
The Southern Sun is a convenient hotel if you are catching early flights due to its proximity to the airport.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
The tour begins in the affluent, leafy suburb of Houghton before making its way to Hillbrow, a jarring contrast in living conditions, before arriving in downtown Johannesburg - the historical heart of Johannesburg.