With its name inspired by the hero of Rider Haggard’s book, King Solomon’s Mines, Quatermain Faircity Hotel is located in Morningside, on the nothern edge of Sandton. Named for the character Allan Quatermain, who was of English birth and had a deep love for Africa, the 4-star hotel is a stately and sophisticated property that exudes old English-style charm and preserves both the South African and English heritage of the original owners of the hotel.
The Quatermain’s architecture is reminiscent of a grand English country home, while the indigenous gardens and use of African prints and décor in the hotel bring a true African feel to the property. The hotel boasts 63 guest rooms and suites in five categories, all of which offer guests the freedom of their own private space.
All accommodation is air-conditioned and boasts a range of amenities including extra-length king-sized beds, flat screen TV with premium DStv satellite channels and USB ports, free unlimited WiFi, direct-dial telephone, international plug socket outlets, electronic safe, minibar which can be stocked on request and secure electronic room access. En-suite bathrooms have separate baths and showers, heated towel rails and a hairdryer. All rooms also have tea and coffee making facilities.
Standard and Superior rooms are 29m² and are cosy, comfortable and practical. Superior rooms include a generous work desk for executives. Executive rooms are 30m² and have an Espresso coffee machine. Deluxe rooms are 36m² and offer style and comfort as well as an outdoor balcony, Espresso machine and generous cupboard space for long stay guests. The Suites are spacious and luxurious and ideal for hosting a small meeting. Suites boast an extra-large bathroom as well as a guest bathroom, large veranda, walk-in closet and Espresso machine.
Facilities at the Quatermain are geared to make every stay as comfortable and convenient as possible. To this end, the hotel offers a well-equipped gym, swimming pool, lap pool, library, conservatory and a hospitality room for early check-ins. There is plenty of secure complimentary parking as well as a complimentary shuttle service within the Sandton area. A same-day laundry service is available, as is a valet service. Reception is manned 24 hours a day and airport transfers can be arranged.
There are six conference venues available at the Quatermain Hotel, all of which are air-conditioned and offer plenty of natural light. The various seating arrangements cater for everything from 15 to 120 delegates. There is also a boardroom available, which seats up to 10 delegates. Conference packages can be tailored to specific needs and include everything you need to ensure your conference or meeting is professionally run.
The Quatermain Bistro offers a French-inspired menu and serves English and Continental breakfast, and a la carte lunches and dinners. There is seating available both indoors and outside beneath a magnificent old Oak tree. Walk-in guests are welcome to book for a meal at the hotel. Room service is available daily from 06h30 to 21h30.
The Quatermain’s situation places guests conveniently close to the business and financial centre of Sandton, the Sandton Gautrain station, Sandton Convention Centre and retail offerings like Sandton City. There is easy access to major highways.