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Situated in one of Johannesburg's most exclusive residential suburbs, the opulent Westcliff Hotel offers elegant accommodation that evokes a bygone era of refinement. From its elevated position, the hotel enjoys views of the zoological gardens and leafy suburbs below - ideal for both the business traveller or holiday maker.

Cross over the road to the zoo for a 'Behind the Scenes Tour' where you will have the opportunity to get up close to various animals, visit the zoo kitchens and accompany staff to animal feedings and the zoo hospital. Alternatively you can take a night tour to learn about the lives of nocturnal animals before enjoying a picnic afterwards complete with toasted marshmallows around a campfire.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Travel and Leisure World Service Awards 500 - The World's Best Hotels 2011
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 Luxury Hotels in Africa - Number 5
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Hotels in South Africa - Number 23

highlights

  • Opulent hotel in Johannesburg's northern suburbs
  • Centrally located with easy access to city, airport & station
  • A stately old-world style hotel
  • Renowned for its fine dining - do try the High Tea at the Polo lounge
  • Health & beauty centre with an extensive array of treatments on offer
  • Full butler service 

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Facilities

Thanks to the hotel's location in Johannesburg's northern suburbs, it is easily accessible from the city, airport and central railway station. For train-bound guests, a limousine service is on hand to take you to the Rovos Rail and Blue Train embarkation points.

Guests at The Westcliff have the option of swimming in two large heated swimming pools and two plunge pools while for more active guests the hotel offers a floodlit tennis court and a gym with a team of personal trainers.

You can also pamper yourself with various treatments at the hotel's health and beauty centre or simply enjoy the spectacular views from the comfort of the hotel's roomy terraces and balconies.

General Facilities

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    Babysitting service available
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    Bar
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    Gym
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    Restaurant
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    Spa
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    Swimming Pool
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    Tennis Court

Dining

Specialising in international dishes served up with a distinctly South African flair, The Westcliff Hotel has gained an enviable reputation.

International cuisine complemented by an extensive wine list, silver service and a spectacular backdrop of glittering lights by night have earned La Belle Terrasse the distinction of being among the city's most celebrated fine dining establishments.

The relaxed and welcoming ambience of the Conservatory and Pool Terrace on the other hand is superb for informal get-togethers, meetings or light meals, while the tempting traditional English morning and afternoon teas have become something of an institution at the hotel.

The Polo Bar is an ideal rendezvous for pre-dinner drinks or for coffee and a nightcap afterwards. For a more intimate setting the hotel offers in-room dining with full butler service so you can also enjoy a meal al fresco from the comfort of your balcony or terrace.

A fine dining experience - tailored to your specific needs - can also be enjoyed in one of the hotel's three private dining rooms.

Superior Room

All of the Westcliff Hotel's 106 spacious bedrooms are individually decorated in a plush and elegant style. Comfortably furnished, the rooms come complete with air-conditioning, en suite bathroom, digital safe, VCR player, dedicated computer & fax line and a butler station with mini-bar.

Rooms have sunny, private balconies with views of either the zoological gardens or one of the estate's cobbled courtyards. Whether you are travelling for business or pleasure, The Westcliff offers a peaceful retreat in which to unwind.

Superior Room AMENITIES

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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Hairdryer
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    iPod docking station
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    Safe
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    Tea & coffee-making facilities
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    Telephone
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    Television
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    Wi-fi available in room

Activities

  • Day tours
  • Biking
  • Jogging trails
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Jan 2015 - 31 Dec 2015 $235 Bed only

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Deluxe One Bedroom Suite,One Bedroom Suite,Deluxe Room,Premier Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • The staff at the Westcliff welcomed us like part of their family, which was really wonderful, the check-in was speedy especially given the long flight we’d just come off all we wanted to was get to our room, shower and refresh ? The room was lovely, if a little dated now, but I understand that the hotel has just been taken over by new owners and they will be modernizing the rooms in phases. The breakfasts were delish and views over JHB from the breakfast room was spectacular, the staff at all of the restaurant/ bars were very attentive and went out of their way to accommodate requests where possible. The Spa staff were equally as wonderful, very much a personal experience, the products that they use were Africology which gave the holiday that African feel from the start! I used the gym whilst I was there and found it more than adequate, running machines, bikes and free weights, again with a spectacular view

    Keri McMenamin, March 2013
  • The Westcliff Hotel was also very, very nice!

    Robert Cimino, April 2012
  • We have no complaints and the Westcliff was stunning.

    Angelika Tovey, April 2012
  • The Westcliff was a very nice hotel and we enjoyed our stay in Johannesburg.

    Kim Williams, January 2012
  • Westcliff Hotel was perfect! We got an upgrade to a beautiful junior suite (I guess you have something to do with that! :). The food was excellent and the service was so kind.

    Beatriz Mendez del Rio, October 2010
  • The Westcliff - was truly top notch. We did nothing but hang out by the pool, use the gym, nap and eat. The food was exceptional and the service great.

    Corinne Helman, May 2010
  • The Westcliff was only a very brief stay and unfortunately because of that we couldn't use it's facilities to the full, however, it is a top class hotel with some homely touches, making it feel very comfortable.

    Andrea May, July 2009
  • The Westcliff hotel was great. Transfers were smooth, as they were throughout.

    Jesse Foley, February 2009
  • The Westcliff in Joburg, what a great hotel!!

    David Horne, December 2008
  • Oh, lets not forget our final day in Johanesburg in the lap of luxury, the Westcliff!!!

    Daniel Brannegan, November 2008

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Carlien Parsons

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"The hotel with the best view in Johannesburg - you can even spot elephants in the zoo next to the hotel!"

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The Westcliff was a very nice hotel and we enjoyed our stay in Johannesburg.

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