The Peech

4 nights from £ 425 per person
Example price for the next 21 days. Based on 2 adults including Breakfast as part of a multi centre holiday (no flights or transfers included).

Boutique Hotel, Johannesburg

Description

The Peech truly is a peach.  Located in the city’s leafy Melrose suburb, its steel gates and lush gardens help keep Johannesburg’s particular brand of brouhaha safely at bay.  Owned by a Yorkshireman, James Peech, it’s an appealingly boutique and handsome hotel, with a pool and much seclusion on hand to recharge you before or after a flight.  Sandton station and its airport shuttles are just a five-minute taxi away.

Accommodation

Situated in the main colonial building or – offering extra privacy – out in the gardens in two annexes, The Peech’s 16 spacious bedrooms combine modern amenities with real  Afro-ethnic chic: tribal wall hangings, ebony dressing tables, antelope-skin rugs and and glossy photo-books.  Garden rooms and luxury suites overlook the lush greenery and afford private patios or balconies, while those atop the homestead contain original wooden flooring.  All have wi-fi, air-conditioning, bathtubs and blue mosaic-tiled bathrooms.

Facilities

Hosting regular art exhibitions, the lobby lounge leads through to a cocktail bar – boasting South Africa’s biggest range of Veuve Cliquot – and then onto the acclaimed Bistro Restaurant.  During lunch and dinner, the latter’s unfussy French fare can be served out on the patio, which overlooks a small outdoor pool and its daybeds.  The mature garden sweeps away beyond, dotted with swing seats.  Grab a book from the library, and book an in-room massage while you’re at it.

Activities

Guests may use the 24-hour gym next door for approximately £5 per session.  Further afield, Johannesburg’s stylish Maboneng district is easily visitable, or you can go shopping on Diagonal Street or experience jol (South Africa’s equivalent of craic) in Braamfontein’s trendy bars.

Child Policy

Children aged over 6 are welcome.  Extra beds aren’t available, but two suites in the main house share a landing and work well as a pair.  Babysitting can be arranged. 

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