All you need is love and a really great Swedish massage.

Valentine’s Day is around the corner and we pledged to find the most romantic place in Joburg to spend our favourite holiday. Fairlawns Boutique Hotel comes with your very own butler to run your bubble bath for you. *We repeat, this is not a drill*

From the moment we arrived at Fairlawns Boutique hotel, our breath was taken away. (We’ve stayed in the loveliest resorts across the country but Fairlawns is quite literally the most beautiful boutique hotel in Gauteng). The staff is as attentive as Beyoncé’s plethora of assistants and nothing is too much trouble (Our butler Neil ran our editor’s bubble bath with painful attention to detail. She got a robe arrangement and rose petals fit for Marie Antoinette).

The hotel which has recently undergone a major renovation is decadent and modern and looks slightly similar to the set of ABC’s The Bachelor. With a hotel so beautiful, falling in love has never been easier (so if you really really really want to impress your partner this is the place to be).

From the crispest percale linen to candlelight dinner in a gazebo at the pool (strewn with more rose petals and candles) to the most delicious lamb shank and first class staff, Fairlawns leaves guests wanting for nothing, and we haven’t even gotten to the spa yet!

Our editor enjoyed an hour Swedish massage which she ranked in her top five massages of all times (and this is a woman who gets paid to rate beauty treatments). The understated class of the hotel will leave guests feeling as if they are the love interest in an Enrique Iglesias music video and you’ll be so relaxed and well taken care of that the fact that you’re there with your partner rather than Enrique won’t seem as disappointing.

If you’re in the dog box or just want to be the most romantic guy in Joburg, Fairlawns Boutique Hotel is the only place we recommend.

Valentine’s Day Specials : 

Stay in a Grand Chateau Suite for R 3450.00 per couple per night, inclusive  of  Breakfast, a bottle of Sparkling Wine and a romantic turn down.  Upgrade to a newly refurbished Courtyard Suite for R 850.00   Available to book from 10 – 19 February 2017

Enjoy a 5 course Dinner, a glass of  Sparkling Wine on arrival,  a long stem Rose and a live piano performance  for R 830.00 per person Spoil your loved one with a private gazebo at the pool side for  R 2600.00 per couple, inclusive of a 5 course Dinner and  a complimentary bottle of  Sparkling wine.  Available to book on 14 February 2017

Romantic Hydro Bath, Full Body Soy Candle Massage:  90 min – R1800 per couple. Spoil that special someone with a Valentines Gift Voucher Available to book 1 – 28 February 2017

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