Contemporary chic and a secure and peaceful garden setting at The Peech Hotel create an ideal retreat from the bustle of Johannesburg, whether you are passing through on the way to an African safari or in the city on business. The quiet suburb of Melrose is just ten minutes from Sandton and 45 minutes from the airport, with a park opposite and a Planet Fitness gym next door. Relax beside the swimming pool in the acre of lush gardens and dine in the bistro restaurant, or take care of business in the intimate and creative Green room or the 16-seater boardroom.

A boutique property in all senses, there are just sixteen beautifully decorated rooms set around the gardens among established trees creating a tranquil village feel. Choose between an upstairs room with a balcony overlooking the leafy vista, or downstairs with a private courtyard. All are spacious and light in a style that marries African artefacts and textiles with cool contemporary elements. Furnished with a sofa and a writing desk, as well as the big comfortable beds made up in soft white linen with electric blankets for the winter months, the air-conditioned rooms also have unlimited complimentary wifi and satellite TV, and big bathrooms with separate bathtub and a rain shower. Garden suites are even more spacious with a hanging wicker chair as well as the sofa in the living space.

Kick back beside the roaring fire in the comfortable lounge or hang out with a cocktail at the chic bar, before dinner in the sandstone tiled bistro, where the best of South African ingredients are simply cooked with chic contemporary flair to match the decor. Much of the fresh produce comes from the hotel‘s own organic vegetable garden and the restaurant is only open to residents, so service is always warm, personal and tailored to your tastes. An easy walk takes you to the upmarket boutiques of Melrose Arch mall or organise a driver to go sightseeing with recommendations from the friendly staff, before return home to the sleek comfort and calm refuge of The Peech Hotel.