The Saxon is easily the most awarded hotel in South Africa. It is being voted ‘South Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel’ since 2001. It has also been recognized and honored as ‘World’s Leading Boutique Hotel’, “Africa’s Leading Boutique Hotel”, “Africa’s Leading Suite” and one of the “Leading Small Hotels of the World”. It was originally the home of insurance giant Douw Steyn. It was converted into a boutique hotel with 24 luxury hotel suites and opened its doors in June 2000. He wanted it to be the exclusive venue that exceeded the expectations of any leisure or business traveler.
The Saxon is spread on six acres of lush landscaped gardens. Located in the exclusive suburb of Sandhurst, Johannesburg, the hotel has a stately staircase and a central glass dome that allows natural light and brightens up the luxury boutique hotel. The main hotel consists of 20 Egoli suites and four Presidential Suites. All electronic gadgets and amenities HD LCD televisions, Blu-ray/DVD player, state-of-the-art surround-sound music systems are provided in every suite. Every premium suite features a lounge, a dining room and a guest suite. The bathroom with the master bedroom boasts of Jacuzzi and steam room.
The Saxon Restaurant provides some of the finest cuisine and the world class chefs keep reinventing the menu afresh. The award winning sommelier will suggest the perfect wine from the perfect vintage for each course. Chef’s Table is the new addition to the hotel, dressed with crisp white linen and the finest silver, crystal glassware and bone china dinnerware located in the heart of the state-of-the-art kitchen. The Saxon Spa and Studio has also been recognized as a ‘Leading Spas of the World’ and provides several Signature Therapies. The Villas have added a new dimension to the hotel by providing five-star hotel service combined with freedom and privacy.