The Orient Hotel

Francolin Conservancy, Crocodile Valley Rd., Pretoria, Gauteng, 1779, South Africa

This exquisite, Asian-themed boutique hotel is aimed at the discerning traveler who is looking for an unusual and memorable experience and wants to be out of the center of the Johannesburg business district. Suites are large, with equally large bathrooms that have deep soaking tubs and Oriental rugs on the marble floors. There are also shower cubicles with views over the surrounding hills and a separate toilet. All suites feature collectible objets d'art. The Constantinople suite has a 300-year-old Indian four-poster bed; others have a mix of antique and period reproduction pieces. Instead of bathrobes, you will find in your wardrobes authentic galabayas, the all-in-one caftan worn in north Africa and the Middle East. Giant carved timber doors and reflecting pools are found throughout the property. All the rooms offer views over the surrounding hills. If walks in the conservancy (zebra and eland roam freely) don't appeal to you, there's an extensive library. Mosaic restaurant has been recognized for its superlative French cuisine. There's an on-site cinema and a museum of sculptor Tienie Prichard's work.

PROS

  • superb cuisine
  • majestic surroundings
  • extraordinary service

CONS

  • no Wi-Fi
  • poor mobile phone reception
  • need a car to get around

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Sophisticated
Remote
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 012-371–2902

HOTEL DETAILS

10 suites
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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