The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa is a unique and exclusive five-star sanctuary for today’s business or leisure traveller. Conveniently situated in the Sandton suburb of Morningside Manor, major business hubs and shopping centres are a mere 4km away.
The 40 opulent suites are each individually decorated to the highest world standards with the Presidential Suite playing host to many local and international celebrities. A sought after conference centre, fully equipped gym, and Balinese spa and superb a la carte restaurant complete the full range of guest services.
Spa at Fairlawns
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.
Five indoor treatment rooms with enhanced mood lighting sets the scene for your journey to relaxation. The Balinese Gardens are the perfect space to catch your breath after your massage. Featuring a heated plunge pool, Knipe Therapy, spa bath and hidden escapes on a Chinese daybed or pod swing chairs it is an oasis to disconnect and refresh. Three outdoor treatment salas accommodate groups of two and more. Spa at Fairlawns caters for every relaxation and beauty need. Choose from a variety of facials for gentlemen and ladies, travel therapy treatments like a Jet Lag Massage, or the perfect manicure and pedicure combination. The Spa also has steam rooms and sauna available.
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Take time out in our elegant, award-winning Balinese style Spa and experience the absolute tranquillity of our relaxing outdoor massage and treatment areas, all while listening to the sounds of nature.
A true haven for wellness and restoration
Bringing true comfort right to the heart of Morningside, Sandton, and Spa at Fairlawns combines traditional and modern concepts with luxurious products to create a variety of magnificent treatments. Once you step over our threshold, you’ll forget you are right in the middle of a bustling city.
We strive to provide a unique Balinese spa experience that both nurtures and brings forth each guest’s own personal beauty and well-being. Our core essence is to help rejuvenate, relax, and restore your senses, bringing your life back into balance. We always aim to exceed our guest’s expectations.
With our knowledgeable staff, we aim to evolve into a nationally and globally renowned spa experience. We also commit to continuous education and solid business practices in all of the areas of the health and skincare industry. No matter where in the world you visit us from, your mind, body, and spirit will always feel truly at peace when combined with our touch, passion, and commitment.
Signature Spa Journeys
Royal Bali Ritual
Gently treat your body with an energising Balinese Spiced Exfoliation and Body Wrap before enjoying a Full Body Massage of your choice. Then regenerate your skin with a Power Booster Facial and finish off with a grooming Classic Manicure or Pedicure. Choose to start the day with a full English breakfast or rather enjoy a healthy two course lunch with your package.
Romantic Sunset Retreat
Enjoy a romantic time together starting with a Relaxing Bath Soak in the soft glow of candlelight before your side-by-side Soy Candle Massage, followed by a Pressure Point Foot Massage. You will receive a complementary bottle of sparkling wine to enjoy during your bath, or with your three course fine dining lunch or dinner.
Escape from the hustle and begin a relaxing day with a Continental Breakfast at Amuse-Bouche restaurant before softening your tense muscles in our Aromatic Steam Room. Your journey then continues with a soak in a Relaxing Hydro Bubble Bath, including a bottle of sparkling wine in the Spa Bali Garden. You’ll then move on to a side-by-side full body massage of your choice and a classic customised facial. After this you then get to take a break and sit down to a two course lunch before your Indian Head Massage. Finish off your journey with a Classic Manicure and Pedicure.
Harmony Half Day
Pamper yourself with the essential treatments, starting with a Full Body Massage followed by a Classic Customised Facial. Re-energise your body with a healthy two course lunch, before continuing your relaxation with a Classic Manicure and Classic Pedicure.
De-Stress Time Out
Start off with an invigorating Full Body Exfoliation, followed by a Full Body Massage of your choice. End off with a choice between a Relaxing Pressure Point Foot Massage or Indian Head Massage.
An Aromatic Steam followed by a Full Body Rejuvenating Scrub customised Clay Body Wrap, finishing off with a Deep Tissue Full Body Massage.
Tip to Toe Treat
Rejuvenate and hydrate your skin with a Power Booster Facial followed by a Specialised Soy Candle Massage, ending off with a Luxurious Foot Treat.
Executive Men’s Journey
Enjoy an invigorating Deep Tissue Massage to relieve daily stresses, followed by a Hydrating Men’s Facial, and ending with a grooming Manicure.
Sea Water Massage
Bring the ocean experience to Sandton with our Sea Water Massage, re-mineralising your skin and leaving you completely relaxed.
Spa Escape Weekend Retreat
Escape the city and reenergise with accommodation and breakfast in a Grand Château suite. Start your Spa journey with a Full Body Balinese Bamboo Massage, soak in a Green Tea hydro bath and relax next to the pool with a foot massage treatment. Unwind in the sauna or steam room and end your journey with a Radiance Booster Facial.
Mystique of Bali
~ Mandi Lulur Floral Blossom Bath
~ Full Body Spiced Exfoliation
~ Pondicherry Foot Ritual
Signature Balinese Body Treatment
Your treatment begins with our Pondicherry Foot Ritual – a time-honoured welcome for the weary traveller. Your feet and lower legs will be cleansed with rose petal and peppermint water, and then scrubbed with sea salt. Complete your journey with a Balinese Bamboo Massage in our therapeutic Balinese spa garden.
Hydrotherapy Balinese Jet Bath Journeys
~ Mandi Lulur Floral Blossom Bath
~ Mandi Susu Hydrating Milk Bath
~ Mandi Rempah Spice Bath
~ Mandi the Hijau Green Tea Bath
~ Mandi Kopi Coffee bath
Treatments for Men
~ Executive Men’s Journey
~ Men’s Power Lift Facial
~ Men’s Manicure
~ Men’s Pedicure
~ Deep Tissue Massage
~ Indian Head Massage
All facial treatments include a professional skin analysis to target any skin concerns you may have. Your therapist will also formulate and recommend a unique skin maintenance plan and homecare system. We only use the most luxurious national and internationally recognised skincare ranges for the best results.
For skin that radiates with health and is soft to the touch, you have to try one of our Luxury Body Treatments. Carefully balanced to both deeply cleanse and replenish our body treatments will restore and add a hydrated silkiness to your skin.
If you’re looking for a longer-lasting alternative to shaving, our waxing treatments are just what you need. The process involves the use of strip wax and hard wax to pull and remove hair from the root. Whether you choose Brazilian waxing, body waxing, eyebrow waxing, or upper-lip waxing, you can expect results to last from two to eight weeks. Whereas shaving only removes the surface of the hair, leaving the follicle behind, waxing removes the hair from the root, leaving skin smoother and hairless for much longer. Over time, waxed hair grows back lighter and finer, making the process less painful. Lash and Brow tinting provides a perfectly rounded off finish.
Hands and Feet
Spa at Fairlawns offers special treatments to care for the hands, feet, and legs. We use specifically chosen paraffin-infused products, which are massaged into your skin, delivering warm therapy and nutrients vital for healthy skin. All Manicure and Pedicure services include OPI polish or gelish.
A combination of Swedish, Balinese, Aromatherapy, Lava Stone, Deep Tissue, Soy Candle and many more massage techniques are on offer at Spa at Fairlawns. Catering for individuals and couples, our therapists will offer consultation advice on the best suitable massage to ensure you leave completely relaxed and rejuvenated. Ask about our outdoor massages for the most peaceful retreat from the buzz of the city.
Good-To-Know Before Your Treatment:
· A locker with robe and slippers will be provided
· Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to your treatment. Arriving late could result in you receiving only the remaining treatment time
· 24-hour cancellation notice is required, or a 100% cancellation fee will apply
· Cellular phones MUST be switched off at all times
· Management or staffs is not liable for loss or damage to personal property
· All prices include 14% VAT. Prices are subject to change without prior notice
· All meals are served in the Amuse-Bouche restaurant inside the hotel.
Grand Chateau Suites
The Grand Chateau wing offers 20 suites. These 50sqm suites can be enjoyed by group travellers as a private residence due to the area’s direct drop off access. Adjoining family suites are available in this wing. This wing offers special needs access and elevator.
These 12 newly refurbished Courtyard Suites are so called as the U shape of the Palladian buildings form an elegant courtyard graced by a formal garden. These Suites are all individually decorated, 60sqm suites with beautiful hand-painted techniques, high corniced ceilings, sumptuous fabrics and custom made classical furniture. The spacious bathrooms are fully equipped with granite vanities, large separate showers and baths. Working fireplaces enhance the romanticism of the suites.
Unlike the Courtyard Suites, the 6 x 84sqm Villa Suites overlooks the rolling lawns, pool and have a lovely communal breakfast terrace. Three of the suites have balconies; the others open onto an oak-shaded terrace. Some have guest cloakrooms, all have separate lounges and all are equipped with double basins, bidets, separate showers and jet baths, towel warmers as well as under-tile floor heating in the bathrooms and working fireplaces.
Tree House Studio
Named for its positioning in the treetop canopy, this two bedroom family suite is the latest addition to the Fairlawns offering. With its state of the art kitchen, lounge and dining room, this suite is ideally suited to longer family stays.
Maison Spa Suite
Previously known as the Presidential Spa Apartment this spacious Suite offers two private en-suite bedrooms, a master and guest bedroom upstairs, formal lounge and formal dining room. The Maison Spa Suite also features its own kitchen, study and spa suite to enjoy private treatments.
Previously known as Maison de Ville, this stand-alone Villa is ideal for exclusive secure stays for those seeking privacy. Set in a secluded garden with private access and extra security. A fully serviced residence featuring two en-suite bedrooms opening onto a patio with direct access to the garden and extra length private swimming pool. In addition Villa Moji has a formal lounge, dining room both with working fireplaces and access to the patio. A full kitchen and scullery, study or office and private parking.
Butler and Chef Service is available on request
Amuse-Bouche Food & Wine
Dining at the Fairlawns is designed to be elegantly smart casual. The candlelit tables and soft music give an enchantingly intimate and romantic atmosphere to the Italian influenced décor of the terrace restaurant. Our Award Winning Restaurant boasts an exquisite menu, paired with our Diamond Award Winning wine list.
Manor House Bistro
Features more casual, al fresco dining, in a contemporary setting that caters to eclectic tastes.
The restaurant is elegant, yet still homely and welcoming, and features some of your favourite café style meals. Not to mention the Strawberry Daiquiri tea trolley serving decadent sweet treats.
Partake in a classic high tea, with morning and afternoon tea served daily. You can also indulge in Champagne or sparkling wine served by the glass.
Bringing the garden inside our private dining room, ‘Into the Woods’, offers a memorable experience for up to 12 guests under a chandelier in a recreation of a Birchwood forest.
Muse Champagne Room by Perrier-Jouët
The latest addition to Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa. Brought to you in collaboration with French Champagne house, Perrier-Jouët, our champagne room and adjoining Courtyard is a sumptuous mix of things elegant and contemporary, using nature as its source of inspiration. The adjoining Courtyard is the perfect place for late afternoon sundowners. You can listen to the birdsong of the garden while experiencing an African sunset.
MUSE offers an eclectic range of designer cocktails, as well as a signature Casse-Croûte menu expertly designed by new resident Executive Head Chef, Tyron Lumley.
Aloe is ideal for larger groups for conferences or banquets. This 126sqm light airy venue offers serene views of the gardens and can accommodate up to 60 delegates dependent on set up
Protea Boardroom is a 48 sqm horseshoe boardroom (layout) with French doors leading onto balconies which overlook the lush Balinese Gardens. The Protea Boardroom can accommodate up to 14 delegates.
The Business Suite is situated in the main hotel building. This 35sqm venue offers complete privacy and accommodates up to 10 delegates with beautiful views of the Fairlawns gardens.
Strelitzia is our gem
This 150 sqm venue with elegant finishes, lit with a soft glow provided by chandeliers and enchanting views of the tranquil Balinese garden.
Strelitzia is the perfect venue for more intimate, sophisticated corporate or private functions, from breakfast presentations to formal dinner and cocktail parties. Our events co ordinators are on hand to advise how best to plan that special event, while our operational staff ensure discreet but attentive service on the day. The Fairlawns has been the venue of choice for many high profile functions and celebrations and caters for groups of up to 60 guests.
Special Occasions Spaces
Tailor make couples special occasions in our gardens. The sparkle of the outdoor chandelier at dusk, or time on the Juliette balcony makes for the perfect addition to an anniversary celebration or surprise weekend away.
Al Fresco Dining on our Garden Landing – enjoy elegant dinner parties under the African stars – maximum of 20 guests. Perfect space for an intimate function or celebration.
New Look for Award-Winning Boutique Hotel
The Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa has been given a makeover, taking it to the next level of luxury. The renovation has been described as contemporary, colourful, chic and slightly quirky, whilst remaining sympathetic to the charm and sophistication of the 19-year old iconic property.
According to its Managing Director, Michael Kewley, “Fairlawns was one of the first five-star boutique hotels to be opened in Johannesburg. It has grown from a staff complement of 13 to just over 100 today. Originally the Oppenheimer Estate, Fairlawns still exudes a park-like ambience with huge trees and prolific birdlife, but now boasts 40 suites, a presidential spa apartment, two restaurants, a Balinese spa, a conference centre and a fitness centre.”
Kewley opted to retain most of the hotel’s antiques and furniture but these have been given a fresh transformation with paint and rich, luxurious fabrics.
The Manor House Bistro is the new all-day, a la carte restaurant featuring rich velvet touches, intricate and bold tiles, and a unique Strawberry Daiquiri Cake Trolley inspired by The Ritz in London. Amuse-Bouche, the property’s flagship restaurant features modern cuisine prepared in Africa with a French influence, in a spectacular fine dining setting. Both restaurants overlook the rolling green lawns and are open to the public to enjoy.
Fairlawn’s “Into the Woods” 12-seater private dining area features huge glass windows which overlook the hotel’s immaculately manicured garden. The outside is brought inside through ceiling to floor wallpaper depicting a green Birchwood forest.
The Balinese spa is an oasis of calm. It now features a new unisex sauna, mood lighting in the treatment rooms and a new manicure and pedicure lounge. The spa has also introduced a ‘Tan Can’ and offers Clarins as a product.
At Fairlawn’s conference centre, more relaxed furnishings have been introduced. “We have noticed that our conference delegates prefer plush armchairs and couches instead of the usual formal seating arrangements,” says Kewley.
The conference centre has taken a more modern stance. It has been fitted with latest conference technology; the majority of the furniture is also new, with some key items up cycled for the new space. The landing area has also been refurbished, making for a refreshing cocktail experience between breaks for delegates.
The 40 suites at Fairlawns each have a different theme and have been named accordingly. For example, The Africa Suite is now called ‘Savannah’ and features cork walls and raw metals – a modern take on afro-chic. The Empire suite is now known as ‘Azzura’ due to the beautiful blue shades used throughout the suite.
“We are currently upgrading the gardens and pool area. The upgrade will be completed later this year, just in time for the launch of our Mad Hatters tea parties and Spring picnics, Lazy Days and Lawn Blankets. There, guests can enjoy private gazebos, croquet, picnic blankets and a harvest table the last Sunday of every month,” says Kewley.
Kewley concludes: “We look forward to welcoming guests – returning and future – to our sanctuary in the city. We have no doubt that they will be delighted with our evolution.”
FBH Redefined Suites With An African Influence
With its 12 newly refurbished Courtyard Suites, including two inspired by the art and culture of North and West Africa, Fairlawns has given new life to our historic design. The Morocco and Burkina Faso-inspired suites are perfect for the discerning traveller looking to be transported to a contemporary “African destination”, as it brings quintessential Africa to the forefront. In collaboration with Amatuli House, Grand Chateau boasts a collection of African art from local artists with artefacts from all over Africa.
Re-Imagined Conference Spaces
Fairlawns’ Conference Centre has been fitted with the latest conferencing technology, while more relaxed furnishings, such as plush armchairs have been introduced to the space. The majority of the furniture is new, although some key items have been stylishly up cycled, perfectly combining old with new. The landing area has also been refurbished, making for a comfortable and relaxing experience for delegates during breaks. Newly renovated spaces include our private dining room “Into the Woods”, which overlooks the rolling green lawns, which can comfortably accommodate a group of 12 guests. The adjacent Business Suite boardroom is perfect for small meetings comprising not more than 10 delegates.
Perfect for extended family holidays, corporate getaways, romantic escapes or even a honeymoon, Fairlawns’ Villa Moji, a stand-alone villa, is only accessible through a private entrance and is surrounded by lush green gardens. Decorated according to an overarching theme dubbed “Afro Sushi”, which is best described as a fusion between African artefacts and Asian pieces imported from Bali, Villa Moji is a feast for the senses. Additional family suites on offer includes our newly renovated Maison Spa Suite (previously Presidential Spa Suite) which comprises two en-suite bedrooms, formal lounge and dining room, kitchen, study and a spa room to enjoy private treatments. The latest addition to the Fairlawns offering is the beautiful Tree House Studio family suite, named for its positioning in the treetop canopy. It comprises two en-suite bedrooms, state-of-the-art kitchen, lounge and dining room. The Tree House Studio is ideally suited to longer family stays.