Ratings based on 47 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.6 out of 5
100% of guests recommend
4.8 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.8 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveler from London

Perfect retreat, a little isolated

Posted Jun 14, 2015
Pros: Rooms, restaurants, views, overall comfort
Cons: Nothing once you accept the slightly isolated location, which is anyway fine for a hotel with this character
Location: Johannesburg Zoo is quite close - in fact that, you probably could walk to
You can't really walk anywhere from here, as it's somewhat isolated on a hill amidst very large private residences. However, whether it's truly necessary for safety reasons or not, most visitors to Johanessburg will travel everywhere by taxi anyway. When you do stay on the property, you'll be very comfortable indeed and want for nothing! The braai at "Flames" is great. It's an amazing experience to savour this and cocktails in the full sun so common on a Jo'burg winter's day ... really odd for us Brits! (Also amusing how the locals wear cardigans etc. when it feels warm enough to us!). The "View" restaurant is also a rather individual take - in a good way - on fine dining. Like most restaurants even in five star South African hotels, these are remarkable value at current exchange rates with the Pound. The rooms are just wonderful with huge his-and-hers sinks, a decorative triumph every bit as impressive as the bedrooms themselves. The view doesn't include the fairly famous Johannesburg downtown skyline - that's hidden behind the Parktown hill. However, the views - from the two elevated restaurants mentioned, and some of the rooms - are very enjoyable including Sandton and the Telkom / Hillbrow Tower. A very luxurious retreat - I suggest choosing it for the days when you are NOT going to be doing much sightseeing further afield, as it's a bit of a waste not to maximize the time you actually spend on-property in such a cosseting and attractive place.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travelers
by A verified traveler

One of the most beautiful hotels in the world

Posted Mar 30, 2015 on Hotels
Absolutely exquisite...couldn't find fault with anything.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler from Nigeria, Lagos

Nice Hotel close tro zoo

Posted Mar 24, 2015
Pros: Politeness.
Cons: The dishes should include more african food like rice, stew and other varieties on request.
Enjoyed my stay and lok forward for another vacation at Four Seasons Hotel.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Toronto, ON, Canada

Westcliff

Posted May 30, 2013
Pros: views from hotel pool/bar and the old world feel
Cons: pool was cold, rooms need updating and staff coming into rooms way too often
Location: lovely area, quiet
Wonderful hotel in a quiet neighborhood with beautiful views. Great dining at bar and poolside. Needs an update in rooms. Staff kept coming in at early hours unnecessarily.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Feb 20, 2013 on Hotels
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Pablo

Room was old, had to pay more for good room

Posted Feb 13, 2013 on Hotels
I booked a room which turned out ro be was just in front of a small swimming pool, in an old building. So I had to pay extra 70 bucks for a good room. TV does not work properly.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Getaway With Friends
by Sabine

Hotel in zentraler Lage

Posted Jan 30, 2013 on Hotels
Wir waren in der Zeit nach den olympischen Spiele in London und leider war zu diesem Zeitpunkt das Hotel sehr voll, so daß sie im Hotel in Veranstaltungsräumen das Frühstück angeboten haben. Diese Räume waren leider zu stark klimatisiert. Ansonsten liegt das Hotel in einer sehr zentralen Gegend und es ist alles sehr gut erreichbar.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Serene and enchanting

Posted Jan 7, 2013
The room was delightful and the views enchanting. We had a gorgeous room with a balcony and views out over the Johannnesburg Zoo. Breakfast was lovely but the views from the veranda were the best. I could have stayed here for longer and been completely happy. The staff could not do enough for us and the waiters were very eager and attentive.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by Linda

Excellent Property

Posted Jan 1, 2013 on Hotels
The Westcliff offers a very enjoyable option for accommodation in Jhb. It is in a great location for the Northern suburbs (very close to Rosebank shopping area); has a lovely ambience and a great pool and restaurant. Service is consistently excellent.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Families
by A verified traveler

Chief Architect, National Australia Bank, KSA

Posted Jan 1, 2013
Great experience, good views from pool, attentive service, some maintenance needs a refresh on exterior