Situated on a hillside in one of Johannesburg's most historic and prosperous suburbs, The Westcliff embodies luxury and style. With its beautifully landscaped gardens and a commanding view of Johannesburg's verdant suburbs, The Westcliff offers an oasis of tranquility and hospitality to all its guests, from high-powered business travelers through to families with children. Although The Westcliff was only built in the early 1990s, it was built on the land where an early 1920s mansion had stood, and many of the stately homes in the suburb of Westcliff date back to that time, with quite a number having been designed by renowned architect Sir Herbert Baker. It is in this elegant setting that The Westcliff is quite at home.
The prevailing air of elegance at The Westcliff is carried through in the guestroom décor. Accommodation options include Luxury Rooms, Executive Business Rooms, Junior Suites, Studio Suites and Luxury One-Bedroom Suites, with the Presidential Penthouse Suite being the essence of luxury and sophistication. Most guestrooms have a private balcony, offering a view of either the Johannesburg Zoo or the cobble-stoned courtyards and sparkling fountains of the hotel. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms complete with indulgent Molton Brown soap, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel; and body lotion to leave you feeling truly pampered. Rooms are fitted with all the facilities one would expect in a world-class hotel, including thoughtful touches such as extra length pillows, heated towel racks, daily newspaper, magazines, a bathroom scale, soft slippers and bath gown, 100% cotton linen and even a sewing kit for emergency repair jobs.
Every meal is a special occasion at the hotel’s La Belle Terrasse where international cuisine and South African favorites complement one another in a manner that has made this elegant restaurant one of Johannesburg’s most popular venues. Sunday brunch is particularly festive, with a buffet table offering a wide array of dishes, including everything from sushi to traditional Sunday roast. Two private dining rooms provide a superb venue for a special celebration or private business dinner. The Conservatory and Pool Terrace provide a relaxed setting for light meals and get-togethers. With a range of decadent pastries and cakes, The Conservatory is a popular afternoon tea venue, while lunch and tapas are also served. Light meals and tapas, as well as a selection of cocktails and mixers, are served at the Hotel’s Polo Bar.
Jacaranda Hill at The Westcliff provides a stunning setting for special occasions and is one of the city’s most sought after wedding venues. Experienced event planners ensure that everything is taken care of, leaving the bridal party and guests free to simply enjoy the occasion. The hotel’s beautiful gardens offer romantic settings for photographs, with charming indoor settings that can be used in the event of inclement weather. To finish off the perfect occasion, the newlyweds are given VIP treatment in a luxurious suite with a host of special romantic treats.