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Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Classic Perspective Certified .
Sustainable .
Johannesburg / South Africa

Built on a legacy of luxury, curated in rich local culture, an elegant escape steeped in proud heritage, this is a sanctuary synonymous with unrivalled service and timeless sophistication. Take an unforgettable journey to the Saxon, an iconic landmark in the heart of Johannesburg, South Africa. Retreat and rewrite your story at the Saxon, where the anticipation of indulgence is reimagined and your experience of excellence is redefined. Experience the epitome of elegance and service at its most sophisticated. Discover Johannesburg’s most distinctive destination.

3 Restaurants / 1 Bar
Check-in after 2pm. Check-out before 11am.
Luxury Africa Collection

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Certified
Sustainable
Johannesburg / South Africa

Built on a legacy of luxury, curated in rich local culture, an elegant escape steeped in proud heritage, this is a sanctuary synonymous with unrivalled service and timeless sophistication. Take an unforgettable journey to the Saxon, an iconic landmark in the heart of Johannesburg, South Africa. Retreat and rewrite your story at the Saxon, where the anticipation of indulgence is reimagined and your experience of excellence is redefined. Experience the epitome of elegance and service at its most sophisticated. Discover Johannesburg’s most distinctive destination.

Check-in after 2pm. Check-out before 11am.
3 Restaurants / 1 Bar
53 Suites
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Inclusions:

Inclusions with the hotel Include:

Breakfast

WiFi

Full Room Minibar and Snacks

Use of Hydro Facilities at the Spa

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Facilities:

Facilities within the hotel include:

Sauna

Spa

Wi-Fi

Fitness centre

Steam room/hammam

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Restaurants

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Location
Distance from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

45-minute drive to the Saxon

Distance from Lanseria International Airport

40 minutes drive to the Saxon

Johannesburg is a vibrant, cultural city that has a lot to offer visitors, from historic sights of political importance, traditional ties or cultural connections, to museums, art galleries and craft markets. Whether you want to discover South Africa’s traditional roots, diverse cultures or explore the lively spirit of the city and surroundings, the Saxon concierge is on hand to assist you with planning. Johannesburg offers an array of art galleries, some exhibiting the work of international artists, while others focus on developing local South African talent. The Saxon can arrange a tailor-made tour to a number of galleries and showrooms to suit the particular interests of guests. The areas surrounding the Saxon are recognised as world-class shopping destinations, offering a wide variety of shopping experiences, from designer boutiques to local artefacts and curios. The most exclusive shopping malls, including Hyde Park, Melrose Arch, Rosebank Mall, Sandton City, and Nelson Mandela Square are just a few minutes away and The Pivot at Montecasino are a mere ten to fifteen minutes by car.

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit?

Johannesburg is an all-year-round destination. The weather is excellent throughout the seasons, with moderately cool, dry winters and hot summers with the cooling relief of sporadic thundershowers.

Is Saxon Hotel family-friendly?

Yes. One child under the age of 16 may share the room with the parents. Children under the age of 3 stay on a complimentary basis. The additional cost for a child over 3 years of age and up to 16 years of age is £80 per person. A cot will be provided for children under the age of 3 on a complimentary basis. Arrangements for child sharing must be confirmed on reservation. Children under 16 years of age may not dine in Grei. Children under 16 years of age may not utilise the Spa facilities. Children under 12 years of age may not dine in Saxon Qunu Restaurant.

Does Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa have an airport shuttle?

Yes, Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests.

Is Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa located near the city centre?

Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Sandton.

Deposit Policy

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance of 75% is required 30 days prior arrival, unless the reservation is made within 30 days, where the immediate full prepayment must be made at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings cancelled less than 30 days before arrival are 75% refundable. Bookings cancelled less than 21 days before arrival are 50% refundable. Bookings cancelled less than 14 days before arrival are 25% refundable. Bookings cancelled less than 7 days before arrival are nonrefundable.

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Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Built on a legacy of luxury, curated in rich local culture, an elegant escape steeped in proud heritage, this is a sanctuary synonymous with unrivalled service and timeless sophistication. Take an unforgettable journey to the Saxon, an iconic landmark in the heart of Johannesburg, South Africa. Retreat and rewrite your story at the Saxon, where the anticipation of indulgence is reimagined and your experience of excellence is redefined. Experience the epitome of elegance and service at its most sophisticated. Discover Johannesburg’s most distinctive destination.

Sustainable Resort
Classic Perspective Certified
Check-in after 2pm. Check-out before 11am.
Family Friendly
Travel+Leisure Top 10 City Hotels Africa/ME (#2)
53 Suites
Wheelchair Accessible
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Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite

This African-themed, stately suite is reached by elevator and is a tasteful tribute to the time Nelson Mandela spent at the Saxon. The inspiring space features original artworks and custom-created décor elements that subtly symbolise his life and legacy. This stately suite features an entrance, guest bathroom, guest suite, separate lounge, dining room and business area. The master bedroom has a king-size four-poster bed, separate bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and steam room. There is a fully equipped butler’s kitchen and 24-hour butler service. The suite offers views of the gardens and pool terrace.

Saxon Luxury Villas

The three stand-alone Saxon Luxury Villas offer the ultimate African hospitality and can be booked in their entirety for sole use by guests who prefer the privacy and exclusivity of a garden setting. Each villa has a main lounge and dining room in addition to a breakfast area and bar, with dedicated 24-hour butler service and chef. The villa guests can enjoy the privacy of the terrace and plunge pool overlooking the gardens, or alternatively make use of the main hotel facilities. A private elevator leads from the parking area to each of the villas. There are seven Villa Luxury Suites in the single storey Villa One. The double storey Villa Two and Villa Three each offers seven Villa Luxury Suites downstairs, as well as four Villa Presidential Suites upstairs. The elegant suites in the villas are appointed with a king-size bed, separate bathroom with bath, dual sink and walk-in stone clad shower.

Villa Presidential Suites

The luxurious contemporary décor exudes an atmosphere of tranquillity. The suite offers a kingsize four-poster bed, separate bathroom with bath, dual sink and walk-in shower. There is an in suite seating and dining area with business desk, as well as a guest bathroom, separate lounge, dining room and fully equipped butler’s kitchen with butler service. The balcony overlooks the gardens.

Villa Luxury Suites

Furnished in elegant contemporary style with natural textures, stone cladding and wood, the suite has a king-size bed, separate bathroom with bath, dual sink and walk-in stone clad shower. The open plan layout includes a seating and dining area with business desk. There is a dedicated butler service and a private deck leading out to the gardens.

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Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite

Nelson Mandela Platinum Suite

This African-themed, stately suite is reached by elevator and is a tasteful tribute to the time Nelson Mandela spent at the Saxon. The inspiring space features original artworks and custom-created décor elements that subtly symbolise his life and legacy. This stately suite features an entrance, guest bathroom, guest suite, separate lounge, dining room and business area. The master bedroom has a king-size four-poster bed, separate bathroom with bath, walk-in shower and steam room. There is a fully equipped butler’s kitchen and 24-hour butler service. The suite offers views of the gardens and pool terrace.

Saxon Luxury Villas

The three stand-alone Saxon Luxury Villas offer the ultimate African hospitality and can be booked in their entirety for sole use by guests who prefer the privacy and exclusivity of a garden setting. Each villa has a main lounge and dining room in addition to a breakfast area and bar, with dedicated 24-hour butler service and chef. The villa guests can enjoy the privacy of the terrace and plunge pool overlooking the gardens, or alternatively make use of the main hotel facilities. A private elevator leads from the parking area to each of the villas. There are seven Villa Luxury Suites in the single storey Villa One. The double storey Villa Two and Villa Three each offers seven Villa Luxury Suites downstairs, as well as four Villa Presidential Suites upstairs. The elegant suites in the villas are appointed with a king-size bed, separate bathroom with bath, dual sink and walk-in stone clad shower.
Saxon Luxury Villas
Villa Presidential Suites

Villa Presidential Suites

The luxurious contemporary décor exudes an atmosphere of tranquillity. The suite offers a kingsize four-poster bed, separate bathroom with bath, dual sink and walk-in shower. There is an in suite seating and dining area with business desk, as well as a guest bathroom, separate lounge, dining room and fully equipped butler’s kitchen with butler service. The balcony overlooks the gardens.

Villa Luxury Suites

Furnished in elegant contemporary style with natural textures, stone cladding and wood, the suite has a king-size bed, separate bathroom with bath, dual sink and walk-in stone clad shower. The open plan layout includes a seating and dining area with business desk. There is a dedicated butler service and a private deck leading out to the gardens.
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Dining
QUNU RESTAURANT

QUNU RESTAURANT

Experience locally inspired culinary delight with Qunu’s bold flavours, homegrown seasonal ingredients and honest approach to cuisine. Complement ...

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GREI

Grei at the Saxon invites you to replace rush with serenity, and immerse yourself in a multi-sensory cuisine journey created by Head Chef Candice ...

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THE TERRACE

The Terrace is set within the heart of the Saxon, a superb setting for any social gathering. Soak up the idyllic climate of balmy summer evenings ...

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OLIVE BAR

Decorated in a darkly elegant style, the Olive Bar is a glamorous landmark set within the distinctive heart of the Saxon. It provides the perfect ...

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MORNING AND AFTERNOON TEA

Grand hotels around the world offer this elegant ritual. The Saxon’s morning and afternoon tea treats guests to a selection of the finest local and...

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QUNU RESTAURANT

WINE CELLARS

The Saxon's sommeliers’ deep knowledge of wines enhances guests’ culinary journey, pairing dishes with perfectly suited wines. The Saxon Wine Cellars

The Saxon's sommeliers’ deep knowledge of wines enhances guests’ culinary journey, pairing dishes with perfectly suited wines. The Saxon Wine Cellars are ideal for hosting iconic dinners and wine tastings. The historical ambience of these rustic spaces offer an exclusive setting for a memorable, intimate dining experience.

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HERB AND VEGETABLE GARDEN

The hotel’s herb and vegetable garden, Sarapana, inspires the innovative culinary journey, as the chefs set out to spoil guests daily with hand-picked

The hotel’s herb and vegetable garden, Sarapana, inspires the innovative culinary journey, as the chefs set out to spoil guests daily with hand-picked ingredients and seasonal dishes.

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CIGAR LOUNGE

Grand hotels around the world offer this elegant ritual. The Saxon’s morning and afternoon tea treats guests to a selection of the finest local and...

Get inspired by a legacy of luxury and experience the refined ritual of an after-dinner cigar and malt in the Saxon's intimate Cigar Lounge. The cigar selection presents a wide range of different sizes and flavours.

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IN ROOM DINING

For the convenience of guests, an extensive In Room Dining menu is available 24 hours a day.

For the convenience of guests, an extensive In Room Dining menu is available 24 hours a day.

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Spa & Wellness

With its soothing water features, striking fireplace and healing influences of copper and Himalayan salts, the Saxon Spa provides the perfect setting for physical and mental rejuvenation. These healing natural elements have been strategically integrated into the spa´s luxurious design to promote vitality and balance. Every treatment room is ionised by a locally hand-crafted Himalayan salt chandelier which purifies the surrounding air. Copper is a healing metal that has been used for thousands of years for its healing and energy-boosting properties. The soothing sounds of flowing water from the water features and hydro facilities add to the tranquil atmosphere of the spa. From the healing cleansing of the Hammam, to therapeutic vibrations of the Signature Sound Therapy, to the stress-relieving Rasul Spa Ritual, the Saxon Spa’s Signature Therapies are a unique collection of the ultimate rejuvenative journeys. Combining the healing wisdom of ancient rituals with the modern edge of luxury spa products, each of these holistic Signature Therapies will engage all of your senses and restore balance to your mind, body and spirit. To start your relaxation process, each spa therapy or treatment journey begins with a welcoming milk foot ritual to soak away your day-to-day stresses. Your spa journey can be further personalised by selecting your choice of background music.

HOLISTIC WELLBEING

The tranquil lower level of the Saxon Spa is a serene oasis of hydro facilities, water features and outdoor spaces. The spa suites offer privacy for guests and couples. Heaven on Earth is set in a double treatment room and gives couples a romantically intimate setting to enjoy a bathing ritual, followed by a light platter and sparkling wine.

SOUND THERAPY

Embark on a spiritual journey with the Saxon Spa’s unique Signature Sound Therapy. The therapeutic sound vibrations of gongs, cymbals, Tibetan singing bowls and bells are used to balance and restore the body’s natural energy centres. Performed on the comfort of a heated water bed, this treatment is combined to enhance the rebalancing of your energy flow.

HAMMAM SIGNATURE JOURNEY

Steeped in ancient Middle Eastern tradition, Hammam is a cleansing, full body ritual that is among the most effective treatments in the world. The relaxing ritual utilises the undeniable health benefits of steam and warmth. The healing properties make this journey incredibly beneficial for body and mind.

MASSAGE THERAPIES

Dissolve away your stress, ease tense muscles, release toxins and boost your circulation with Saxon Spa’s soothing massage therapies. A wide range of specialised massages meet each client’s personal needs. Choose from the four specially selected treatment oils to enhance your mood for upliftment and relaxation.

Facilities

Hotel facilities with your booking:

Sauna

Spa

Wi-Fi

Fitness centre

Steam room/hammam

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Inclusions

Inclusions with your booking:

Breakfast

WiFi

Full Room Minibar and Snacks

Use of Hydro Facilities at the Spa

In Suite Check-in

In Suite Entertainment

24 hour Butler Service

A Bottle of Sparkling Wine on Arrival

Newspaper daily

Parking

Bottled Mineral Water

Fresh Flowers

Access to Fitness Centre

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Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to visit?

Johannesburg is an all-year-round destination. The weather is excellent throughout the seasons, with moderately cool, dry winters and hot summers with the cooling relief of sporadic thundershowers.

Is Saxon Hotel family-friendly?

Yes. One child under the age of 16 may share the room with the parents. Children under the age of 3 stay on a complimentary basis. The additional cost for a child over 3 years of age and up to 16 years of age is £80 per person. A cot will be provided for children under the age of 3 on a complimentary basis. Arrangements for child sharing must be confirmed on reservation. Children under 16 years of age may not dine in Grei. Children under 16 years of age may not utilise the Spa facilities. Children under 12 years of age may not dine in Saxon Qunu Restaurant.

Does Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa have an airport shuttle?

Yes, Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa offers an airport shuttle for guests.

Is Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa located near the city centre?

Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Sandton.

Deposit Policy

A 25% deposit is required at the time of booking. The balance of 75% is required 30 days prior arrival, unless the reservation is made within 30 days, where the immediate full prepayment must be made at the time of booking.

Cancellation Policy

Bookings cancelled less than 30 days before arrival are 75% refundable. Bookings cancelled less than 21 days before arrival are 50% refundable. Bookings cancelled less than 14 days before arrival are 25% refundable. Bookings cancelled less than 7 days before arrival are nonrefundable.

Location
Johannesburg is a vibrant, cultural city that has a lot to offer visitors, from historic sights of political importance, traditional ties or cultural connections, to museums, art galleries and craft markets. Whether you want to discover South Africa’s traditional roots, diverse cultures or explore the lively spirit of the city and surroundings, the Saxon concierge is on hand to assist you with planning. Johannesburg offers an array of art galleries, some exhibiting the work of international artists, while others focus on developing local South African talent. The Saxon can arrange a tailor-made tour to a number of galleries and showrooms to suit the particular interests of guests. The areas surrounding the Saxon are recognised as world-class shopping destinations, offering a wide variety of shopping experiences, from designer boutiques to local artefacts and curios. The most exclusive shopping malls, including Hyde Park, Melrose Arch, Rosebank Mall, Sandton City, and Nelson Mandela Square are just a few minutes away and The Pivot at Montecasino are a mere ten to fifteen minutes by car.
Distance from OR Tambo International Airport in Johannesburg

45-minute drive to the Saxon

Distance from Lanseria International Airport

40 minutes drive to the Saxon

Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa

Saxon Luxury Villas

The three stand-alone Saxon Luxury Villas offer the ultimate African hospitality and can be booked in their entirety for sole use by guests who prefer the privacy and exclusivity of a garden setting. Each villa has a main lounge and dining room in addition to a breakfast area and bar, with dedicated 24-hour butler service and chef. The villa guests can enjoy the privacy of the terrace and plunge pool overlooking the gardens, or alternatively make use of the main hotel facilities. A private elevator leads from the parking area to each of the villas. There are seven Villa Luxury Suites in the single storey Villa One. The double storey Villa Two and Villa Three each offers seven Villa Luxury Suites downstairs, as well as four Villa Presidential Suites upstairs. The elegant suites in the villas are appointed with a king-size bed, separate bathroom with bath, dual sink and walk-in stone clad shower.

Villa Luxury Suites

Furnished in elegant contemporary style with natural textures, stone cladding and wood, the suite has a king-size bed, separate bathroom with bath, dual sink and walk-in stone clad shower. The open plan layout includes a seating and dining area with business desk. There is a dedicated butler service and a private deck leading out to the gardens.
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