The Westcliff is a new Orient-Express hotel located in the select, historic northern suburbs of Johannesburg. The hotel is laid out as a Mediterranean hillside village which cascades in a series of "villas" set in landscaped gardens overflowing with flowers, laid out around fountains, and charming cobbled paths that follow the contours of the slope. Thus the Westcliff offers security, seclusion, and wonderful panoramic views. Just below the hotel lie the Zoological Gardens and in the distance rises the misty Magaliesberg mountain range.
The Westcliff experience starts with your arrival in the pale, blonde and subtly luxurious reception area. Lavishly appointed and decorated, the hotel offers guests extravagantly sized bedrooms and suites, most with private, sunny balconies with glorious views. The restaurants are superb, and, in keeping with the style of the Westcliff, specialise in northern Mediterranean cuisine faultlessly prepared, presented and served. Afternoon teas and drinks are served in the Polo Lounge Bar and Terrace - wing chairs, linen loose covers, a club fender around the fire, and the Polo memorabilia all contribute to a soothing ambience that is as attractive to Johannesburg's social set as it is to the guests. Drinks taken on the terrace in the early evening with the lights of the city twinkling in the distance and the pool shimmering in the twilight is a memorable experience.
Ideally placed for both sports and shopping, the hotel offers a complimentary shuttle to the excellent shopping districts of Sandton, Hyde Park and Rosebank. Two large heated swimming pools, a floodlit tennis court with resident coach, a gymnasium with a team of personal trainers, and a beauty salon offering a wide variety of treatments ensure a premier selection of activities on site. A golf club, five minutes drive from the hotel, offers guests full membership benefits. Sister hotel to the Mount Nelson, the Westcliff follows in its illustrious footsteps, already having enjoyed the acclaim of guests such as Lord Snowden, Sir Peter Ustinov and U2.
· Air conditioning throughout
· Two swimming pools
· Two plunge pools
· Floodlit tennis court with resident coach
· Gym with personal trainers
· Health and beauty centre
· Two restaurants
· Complimentary shuttle to shopping centres
· Valet parking
· Limousine service available for airport transfers
· Transport by motorised cart to upper levels of "village"
· Signature boutique
· 24-hour room service and porterage
· 24-hour business centre providing secretarial and other essential business services
· 106 bedrooms
· 14 suites
All rooms have:-
· Private bathroom
· Air conditioning
· Digital safe
· Dedicated computer and fax line
· Butler station and mini bar
· Satellite television and VCR