Johannesburg is not the first place that comes to my mind when I want to go somewhere to relax, which is why I was so pleasantly surprised with AtholPlace, a small but lovely boutique hotel situated in Atholl, Johannesburg. My suite was spacious and comfortable with every possible luxury like underfloor heating, air conditioning, a 42-inch LCD flat screen television set with DSTV, minibar fridge, an electronic safe, en-suite bathroom and 24 hour security amongst other things. Plus the service is personal with a wonderful attention to detail.
When it came to dining I had the choice of either staying indoors or dining outside under the trees in the hotel's delightfully secluded landscaped garden. During the day I soaked up the sun and cooled off by the swimming pool. My evenings were spent in the elegant dining area and adjoining lounge. All in all, a wonderfully relaxing experience in the heart of cosmopolitan Johannesburg.