Fairlawns is a boutique hotel, set in the Sandton suburb of Morningside Manor. This is a well-kept secret, and a perfect balance between tranquillity and proximity to the centres of Sandton, and Rivonia. The grounds are extensive and exquisite, with a host of mature trees, and prolific bird-life.
Accommodation is in 40 highly individualized, Suites. Each is individually designed, both architecturally and decoratively, and all have large windows overlooking some aspect of the landscaped garden, individually controlled air-conditioning, in-room bars, wireless and broadband internet connectivity, international adaptors, DVDs and flat screen TVs, to ensure comfort and global communication.
There are 12 Courtyard suites (Classic suites), 6 Villa suites (Superior suites), 20 Grande Chateau suites (Classic suites) and a 240 square metre Presidential Residence which comprises 3 en suite bedrooms, walk-in dressing room, steam and double showers, sitting and dining rooms, study, kitchenette and guest cloakroom, as well as a private entrance for those wanting privacy and anonymity.
The dining experience at Fairlawns is varied, and the offering is that of fine dining, with an a la carte menu, but with allowances for guests who just want a light, or home-style meal.
The breakfast buffet is laden with fresh fruit, pastries, cheeses, cold cuts and smoked salmon – and there is actually no time limit by which you have to order breakfast. The delight of sleeping in should not interfere with a sumptuous breakfast, especially the South African Breakfast with the national Boerewors (Farmer’s Sausage), lamb chops, mushrooms, tomatoes and eggs.
You might want to unwind with Sun downers on the Terrace, or afternoon Tea, High Tea or a light lunch – Fairlawns is the perfect place, a haven of tranquillity, yet a stone’s throw from the bustle of Sandton.
Fairlawns also boasts a Balinese Spa, offering a full range of services.