|Created in the image of a Mediterranean hillside village, the Westcliff cascades down through landscaped gardens, lush greenery, sparkling fountains and cobbled pathways - a haven of peaceful seclusion.|
The Westcliff Hotel Location
Johannesburg, the biggest city south of Cairo and fast-emerging hub of the sub-continent, is the entry point for vast numbers of travellers to the major business- and eco- destinations of southern Africa.
Located on a commanding ridge in the select, historic northern suburbs of Johannesburg, The Westcliff is close to all major transport leading to the City, Johannesburg International Airport, the Central Railway Station and to the northern metropolitan centres such as Pretoria.
The Westcliff Hotel Activities
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The Westcliff Hotel Attractions
In line with the Orient-Express operating philosophy, The Westcliff has been developed to exacting standards intended to meet, if not exceed, the demands of the top level of these local and intentional business and leisure travellers. In addition the hotel occupies a site which accords unique advantages to Westcliff guests in terms of spectacular scenic beauty and outstanding ease of access.
The Westcliff Hotel Facilities
Not unlike the fortified villages of medieval days, The Westcliff and its guests enjoy absolute security and seclusion provided by the elevated position.
This, too, ensures all-encompassing views, from elephant strolling in the Zoological Gardens below, to the blue Magaliesberg mountain range 50 km away.
As can be expected, The Westcliff offers an array of lavish facilities for its guests. South Africa's master designer Graham Viney has individually decorated each of the 106 extravagantly sized bedrooms and 14 suites. All bedrooms and suites are fully air-conditioned and most have private sunny balconies with glorious views. The bedrooms and their luxurious en-suite bathrooms are fitted with numerous superior customised features.
Luxury rooms are approx. 47 square metres of spacious room with Kingsize bed, desk, small seating area, satellite TV and VCR, 3 telephone lines, dataport, en-suite bathroom with separate bath and shower, two basins, heated towelrack. Most rooms have a private balcony with splendid views over the Zoo.
Each bedroom also has a digital safe, dedicated computer and fax line, and butler Station with mini bar. Room service is available around the clock. In addition, The Westcliff's business centre is open 24 hours a day, offering a comprehensive range of secretarial and other essential business services. There are four elegant function rooms, which may be reserved for private occasions hosting from 12 to 30 guests.
The Westcliff restaurants are under the direction of maitre d'hotel Dominic Quatra and Chef de Cuisine Tim Bouget. Tim's distinguished career has taken him to many of the world's top restaurants including several listed in the Guide Michelin. He has also received numerous culinary awards and is a member of the SA Chefs Association, the American Culinary Federation and the Caribbean Chefs Association.
Superb northern Mediterranean cuisine is the signature style at La Belle Terrasse and The Loggia where views, ambience and faultless service combine to create a memorable experience. Afternoon tea and drinks are served in the Polo Lounge Bar and Terrace, which, with its breathtaking views, has instantly become a celebrated meeting place for residing guests and members of Johannesburg's social set.
The hotel's shuttle service service may be arranged to transport guests to and from Johannesburg International Airport and to and from the Rovos Rail and Blue Train embarkation.
A complimentary shuttle takes visitors to the elegant shopping districts of Sandton, Hyde Park and Rosebank.
The Westcliff Hotel Additional Information
On arrival at the hotel there is valet parking and transport by motorised cart through the landscaped gardens to the upper levels. Guests will also enjoy shopping at the exclusive Signature Boutique, which showcases the Orient-Express Speciality and Signature range of collectibles. The estate has two large swimming pools, heated to 27C throughout the year, and two plunge pools. The floodlit tennis court has a resident coach and, at the gymnasium, a team of personal trainers is in attendance. The health and beauty centre provides an excellent selection of treatments by qualified staff. A golf club, five minute's drive from the hotel, offers guests of The Westcliff full membership benefits including the assistance of a golf professional.
The Westcliff Hotel Children Policy
Children under 5 years - No charge
Nearest City: JOHANNESBURG
Check In Time: 02:00:00 PM
Check Out Time: 11:00:00 AM