The upscale, quiet, tree-lined suburb of Parkwood in Johannesburg, South Africa, is home to the aptly named family-owned boutique hotel, The Parkwood, where you are invited to settle in for a relaxing getaway that offers the ultimate in indoor/outdoor living.
Since The Parkwood is designed for the discerning traveler seeking refuge from the busy streets of the city, it stands to reason that everything has been designed to make the guests’ stay as effortless as possible. A member of the staff offers a tour of the property on the way to your guest suite. You’ll appreciate the attention to detail the hotel pays to its appearance, from its sparkling cleanliness to its vibrant hues reminiscent of a Tuscan villa. Some suites have their own private patio and outdoor shower facility. The Parkwood has several garden lounge areas and beautiful verandas ideal for an early morning lounge or a romantic late-night dinner. Why not follow that with a dip in the illuminated lap pool? For more athletic endeavors, a small gym is also available.
At The Parkwood, you’re encouraged to make yourself at home. There is an open kitchen where you can help yourself to whatever you like–just leave a list and the items will be added to your bill upon check-out. Service is attentive but unobtrusive; if you need anything, someone is on-call 24/7. Breakfast is complimentary and you can choose from an a la carte menu or full buffet.
Even though The Parkwood is located in a residential neighborhood, you are not too far from the many interesting and exciting things to do in and around Johannesburg. The Parkwood is close to craft markets, the upscale Rosebank Shopping Mall, golf courses, art galleries, sports facilities, and award-winning restaurants. Public transportation is also available at the nearby Rosebank Gautrain Station.
The laid-back, rustic charm of The Parkwood is only part of its appeal. The other part is the ability for both business and leisure travelers to recharge before setting out to explore the many delights of the world outside The Parkwood.