Hotel Overview

The Devonshire Hotel has become one of Johannesburg’s landmarks and dates back to the 1930’s. The hotel is located on the Braamfontein Ridge, within close proximity to the famous Nelson Mandela Bridge. The Devonshire Hotel remains on the original site, but the building has been completely reconstructed, however, still maintaining its original character and charm.

This city hotel offers a warm and inviting guest experience and meets the requirements of conference delegates, businessmen and sports fans.

The Devonshire Hotel is centrally located, a mere 23 kilometres from the OR Tambo Airport, or a quick drive to Sandton City Shopping Centre, Milpark Business School, University of Johannesburg or Wits University.


A Variety of Rooms to Choose From

Standard Rooms are comfortable and have views overlooking the City of Johannesburg. Standard Rooms offer a selection of sleeping options: single, twins, double or a king sized bed, all rooms feature en-suite bathrooms with bath shower combo. All rooms are non-smoking, smoking is allowed in designated areas.

In-Room Amenities

  • – Selected DSTV Channels
  • – Limited Room Service
  • – Dressing table & chair
  • – Tea/coffee facilities
  • – Laundry service
  • – Hairdryer
  • – Air Conditioning
  • – Wireless internet available in Public Areas

Our expansive Suites have views overlooking the City of Johannesburg. Rooms consist of an inviting queen-size bed and feature an en-suite bathroom, dressing table with chairs and a private lounge. All rooms are non-smoking, smoking is allowed in designated areas.

In-Room Amenities

  • – Hairdryer
  • – Air Conditioning
  • – 2 TV’s with selected DSTV Channels
  • – Limited Room Service
  • – Tea/coffee facilities
  • – Laundry service
  • – Wireless internet available in Public Areas
Facilities & Amenities

A Little Something for Everyone


We can arrange babysitting within guest rooms. Charges apply. Please notify us in advance if you require this service.

The Jorissen Restaurant

The Jorissen Restaurant is located within the hotel. The restaurant offers guests sumptuous breakfast spreads and a la carte or hearty buffet style menus. Dinner –a good selection of Buffet spreads. Breakfasts and Lunches Buffet.
Opening Hours: 7am – 10pm

The Devonshire Arms

Welcome to the first classic Irish style pub in the Braamfontein area. Serving the best of our local craft beers and other selected brews. The Devonshire Arms is back in a new and fresh way with interior décor of raw coppers, classic elements and modern finishes.
Opening Hours: 11:00 am to close

The Piano Bar

This warm and inviting bar is located on the first floor of the hotel and is the perfect gathering point for pre or after dinner drinks. The Piano Bar is open to guests and the public alike, offering a wide selection of drinks and light meals.
Opening Hours: 10am till closing

Meetings & Events

No Conference Too Big or Too Small for Us to Deal With

At Orion Hotels & Resorts we go the extra mile to ensure that your event, no matter what your needs, is a great success. We have a unique and diverse range of hotels and are therefore ideally suited to a wide range of events – from large, lavish and extravagant, to small, romantic and intimate. We are completely flexible and we can transform our location into the perfect venue for your event. No wish is too big or too small for us. Our expert team is there for you and will help you completely plan and organise your event down to the tiniest details.

Whether it be fine dining or a buffet-style meal that you require The Devonshire Hotel can cater for you. Our head chef will provide advice and work with you to create delicious and sumptuous meals for your event.

Conference Room Hire
Please note that while the cost of room hire is part of our standard conference rate, breakaway venues are not included.

Standard equipment included:
– Registration desk
– Screens
– Lectern / podium
– White board
– Flipchart
– Data Projector

Extras (additional charges may apply):
– Video Conferencing
– Video & Monitor
– Backup Equipment
– PA System
– Sound equipment
– Lighting
– Wireless network
– Special stationery requests
– Business services (Fax and photocopying)

The Devonshire hotel has working relationships with professional service providers who can assist with decor, entertainment audiovisual equipment, etc. With the assistance of these service providers, you are ensured of a professional and successful event. We support local business and have alliances with neighbouring facilities. We can always organise additional capacity for you.

The Forum is an ideal venue for a private dinner and is linked to a foyer area where welcome drinks can be held. The venue can facilitate 20 delegates around a boardroom table, 25 delegates seated u-shape style and 40 guests for a dinner event.

The Club Room is an appealing venue that is located next to the foyer and bar area, it is better suited for training programmes or boardrooms. The venue can also be utilised for fine dining for small groups.

We offer the perfect facilities for your team building needs.
Our professional events team can custom make a team building programme to suit your requirements or can be organised through highly qualified team building companies in the local area.


Providing the Best Service to Make Your Dream Come True

Our Wedding Planners know how stressful it is to organise a wedding. With the many years of experience behind them, and attention to detail, they will ensure that the most important day of your life becomes a lasting memory. Your special occasion will become a dream wedding as our specialised team designs and unobtrusively manages all your requirements, down to the finest details.

The Hotel Devonshire is nestled in the up-and-coming Braamfontein district of Johannesburg. Recently upgraded, this hotel boasts an old world charm coupled with unrivaled service that will make your city wedding an event not to be forgotten. We will assist you in planning your special day.

Our wedding organisers know how stressful it is to organise a wedding. With many years of experience behind them our organisers will ensure that the most important day of your life is a resounding success.

– Provide a professional service based on experience and knowledge of Ditholo.
– Draw up a checklist to be followed.
– Set up a menu tasting for the bride and groom
– Book accommodation as required by guests
– Floor management during the set-up, reception and on the date of your wedding.
– Post wedding feedback meeting, event wrap up and finalise bills

There is nothing more intimate than an authentic city wedding! The Devonshire Hotel has hosted many successful and memorable weddings. The hotels setting is perfect for intimate ceremonies, wedding receptions and scenic photographic opportunities.

Catering is tailor made entirely to your requirements and budget.

We can provide:

– Flowers
– Music
– Wedding cake
– Tables, chairs, linen, crockery, cutlery and glassware
– Fully stocked and licensed bar
– Many culinary menue choices with custom options.
– Specialised discount accommodation packages for your wedding guests
– Hassle free assistance

With the assistance of other service providers and suppliers, The Devonshire Hotel can assist you with the following (fees may apply):

– Cake and custom designer confectioneries
– Gifts for wedding guests
– Setting up of a bridal Registry
– DJ or Live Entertainment
– Audio and or visual equipment
– Photography and Videography
– Décor
– Florist

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The Apartheid Museum

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What Our Clients Have to Say

I have known the Devonshire hotel in Johannesburg for quite some time, knowing of it’s rich history back in the day. It’s a beautiful old hotel that is quaint and simplistic. The Bar upstairs with the baby grand piano makes for a great ambiance.


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