Situated in Johannesburg's most exclusive residential suburb, The Westcliff provides the ultimate in comfort. Its hillside setting with cascading, sculpted gardens and elegantly opulent accommodation evoke a bygone era of leisure and refinement in one of the world's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. Guests are privy to easy access to the city's core. The 115 rooms are grouped in levels along the hillside on which the hotel is perched. Each room is extremely spacious and possesses a well-preserved old world charm. Friendly staff serve delectable dishes from across the world. Authentic and continental dishes feature African ingredients, arranged in buffet style and served a la carte. Use the hotel's swimming pools, tennis courts, and spa for relaxation and cleansing.
Some of these features unique to The Westcliff and other Orient-Express hotels include the pop-up television at the foot of the bed, sound-proofed street-facing windows, luggage and hanging areas in large bathrooms so that clothes can air and steam. All televisions have integral VCR players and each hotel provides tapes or discs of all Academy Award-winning films - since “Wings”, the very first dating from 1927! There is also a selection of movies with an Orient-Express connection including Murder on the Orient Express, From Russia With Love, Strangers on a Train and Shanghai Express.
Deluxe King rooms are spacious, elegant, peaceful and ideal for work or relaxation, with either twin or king beds. Most have a private balcony overlooking the Zoological Gardens or one of the estate’s charming cobbled courtyards planted with lush greenery and decorated with fountains. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom equipped with a separate shower and exclusive Plantation amenities.
Junior Suites are equipped with king or twin beds. Each has charming bay windows with glorious views of Johannesburg’s leafy northern suburbs or private balconies overlooking the Zoological Gardens below. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, equipped with separate shower and exclusive Plantation amenities. These suites are ideal for families with children, having ample space for an extra bed.
Dining presents endless opportunities to indulge the senese. The Westcliff's chefs are known for their culinary expertise and flair. Specialising in international dishes with a distinctively South African flair, La Belle Terrasse and The Loggia have gained enviable reputations for their cuisine, relaxed atmosphere and superb service. Afternoon tea is served daily in the Conservatory while the Polo Lounge and Terrace is a celebrated rendezvous.
The Westcliff Botanica Spa Suites
The hotel's spa is tucked away amidst the cascading gardens and tinkling fountains of The Westcliff’s hillside village. The Botanica Spa Suites is an oasis of indulgence, pleasure, relaxation and radiant transformation in Johannesburg. Take advantage of the ultimate in pampering and relaxation. The elite range of Pevonia Botanica products made from the finest natural marine and botanical ingredients ensure visibly outstanding results.
In addition to two private plunge-pools, The Westcliff Estate boasts two heated horizon pools, the most notable being the infinity pool on the Pool Terrace, with a bird’s eye view of the Johannesburg Zoological Gardens below. Swim to the edge and gaze down upon elephant and springbok – a singular sensation and what’s become known as the safari swim!
High above the city’s northern suburbs, the all-weather tennis court turns an ordinary game into something special – particularly if playing a
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