Boutique hotels a stone's throw away from OR Tambo International Airport

Spending the night close to the airport is ideal when you arrive in the evening or when you have to catch an early flight in the morning – especially if you have to prepare for a stressful meeting or want to relax after a few days' of hard work.

There are many hotels to choose from close to OR Tambo International Airport, but why not indulge in the luxury and homeliness that a boutique hotel offers? Here are three of our favourites ...

Afrique Boutique Hotel OR Tambo

Located 9km from OR Tambo International Airport in Ravenswood, Boksburg, this hotel offers four-star rooms, each with its own private patio and garden views. The hotel also has three conference centres; an on-site restaurant and a bar that offers a selection of signature cocktails, wine, hot beverages and craft beers; relaxing lounge areas; a swimming pool; and a beautiful garden.

Cuisine Afrique, the on-site restaurant, offers an assortment of breakfasts, lunches and dinners. If you need a caffeine kick in the morning, you can head to the restaurant for a complimentary breakfast, which includes freshly brewed filter coffee, cheese boards, a variety of fruit, home-baked pastries and cold meats, as well as a cooked breakfast (ordered of from the buffet).

All rooms are equipped with free Wi-Fi.

Send an email to info@abhotel.co.za or call +27 (0)11 918 8001 for more information or to book.

St Andrews Hotel & Spa

This luxury boutique hotel is centrally located in Bedfordview, between the airport and Johannesburg's economic hubs such as the CBD, Sandton and Rosebank.

The hotel offers garden-view and lake-view rooms, as well as superior suites and an executive suite. All rooms are equipped with a work station with multi plugs and there are three conference rooms available.

Had a tough work trip filled with business meetings? Spoil yourself to a relaxing massage or pamper treatment at the St Andrews Spa, and a delicious meal at the on-site fine-dine Trent's restaurant.

Have any queries? Contact the hotel on +27 (0)11 579 7500 or at standrews@hotelian.co.za.

Lakeview Boutique Hotel & Conference Centre

As its name suggests, the Lakeview Boutique Hotel & Conference Centre in the leafy suburb of Farrarmere in Benoni, 12km from the airport, has a lovely view over Homestead Lake.

The hotel offers a variety of luxury rooms, conference facilities, a swimming pool and on-site dining. Guests can look forward to a buffet breakfast with hot and cold dishes, gourmet light lunches and dinner in the hotel restaurants.

You can also take care of business while you're at the hotel, since there are conference facilities and computer workstations available, as well as free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas.

Click here to contact the hotel directly.

In the area

All these hotels are conveniently situated close to shopping malls such as the East Rand Mall in Boksburg, Lakeside Mall in Benoni and Eastgate in Bedfordview, should you have forgotten anything for that all-important meeting or want to buy your family gifts before heading home.

If you enjoy going to the theatre, head to Emperors Palace. Both the Theatre of Marcellus and the Barnyard Theatre offer stage productions and live music all year round.

All three hotels offer a shuttle service to and from the airport. Enquire about the cost of this service before your stay.