The Westcliff | Johannesburg

A Four Seasons Property

Personal Impression: This is a wonderful 5-star hotel. Originally this hillside property was built as town homes, and has been converted into a beautiful hotel that features large rooms with expansive marble bathrooms. You arrive at reception and are transported to your room by a shuttle that runs continuously up and down the hill. Some rooms offer expansive views of the city.

Location of the Hotel: Located in the heart of Johannesburg adjacent to the zoo. The gardens around the hotel are lush and full of flowering plants and is surrounded by lush greenery, sparkling fountains and cobbled pathways. This pink hotel reminds you of a large hillside Mediterranean villa. It takes about 45 minutes from the Johannesburg airport and the hotel provides pick up and delivery service to the airport. The cost depends on the number of people in the transfer van.

Accommodations: The Westcliff is large with 115 rooms of varying sizes. All rooms are oversized and offer huge bathrooms. The rooms are located in courtyard type areas with lush greenery right outside your door. A TV is located at the foot of the bed and goes up and down with the push of a button. All rooms have a a digital safe, DVD player, dedicated modem and fax machine capabilities.

Food and Wines: The food at the Westcliff is really outstanding. The fresh squeezed orange juice was the best I have ever tasted. Room service was delivered promptly and hot. Quite a feat considering the service has to come either up or down hill each time. The main restaurants Loggia and La Belle Terrasse offer Mediterranean cuisine and have a nice variety of food on the menu. The dining rooms, Polo Lounge Bar and the Conservatory for afternoon tea are located high on the hill with glorious view of the city.

Spa facilities: The hotel offers the Camelot Spa which offers a holistic experience and provides a wide range of treatments including Balinese Sap rituals.

Summary: A wonderful place to stay. Large rooms with big bathrooms. The only drawback for some will be waiting for a shuttle to go back and forth. It is possible to walk but there are a lot of stairs.

The Westcliff