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.
The Peech Hotel
This well-maintained boutique hotel in a chic, quiet Johannesburg suburb was previously a stately private residence. It has been renovated into an attractive, understated property with modernised interiors. The bright lobby lounge leads through to a bar and bistro restaurant where simple yet sophisticated dishes are served on a patio overlooking the pool. Rooms are located in the main house or across the gardens, which are particularly pleasant: verdant, with paved stone walkways and beds of colourful flowers, including birds of paradise. The pool is separated from the main gardens by a small box hedge, and has sunloungers and parasols.
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The property has fewer than 20 rooms in total. Designed with a vibrant, modern feel, the rooms contain many African accents, from brightly coloured cushions to unique walls and all have a stylish finish. All have en suite modern bathrooms with baths and walk-in showers. Rooms in the upper level of the house retain much of the original property’s character, while the additional garden rooms and suites overlook the gardens and have private patios or balconies. The suites are spacious and have extra design touches such as a hanging pod chair. All the rooms are air-conditioned and have Wi-Fi access.
The Peech Hotel is located in Melrose, a chic suburb in the neighbourhood of Sandton. It is five minutes from the Gautrain Station in Johannesburg and a short taxi ride away from many of the city’s best restaurants.
Food and drink
The Peech Hotel has a bistro that overlooks the hotel’s landscaped gardens and pool area. It makes a point of sourcing its ingredients from local suppliers or its own vegetable garden and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It is only open to hotel guests.
Children of all ages are welcomed and a number of the rooms can accommodate an extra bed on request.
Surrounded by trees on a one-acre property with manicured gardens, the hotel is a delightful retreat in the middle of the city. It is ideal for couples who prefer a more private and intimate setting than that offered by the bigger hotels of the Sandton area.
Facilities and activities
Aside from the pool, guests can use the neighbouring privately-run gym for a small fee. The property has its own library and features art exhibitions that are constantly rotated in the hotel’s public areas. It occasionally puts on special events, such as wine evenings. Wi-Fi is complimentary and unlimited throughout the hotel.
The Peech is a truly stylish and contemporary retreat from the bustle of daily life in Johannesburg, and for this reason it is one of our favourite hotels in the city.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
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.
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.
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.