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Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   67 Jan Smuts Avenue | Westcliff, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa (Formerly The Westcliff)
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Ranked #12 of 72 hotels in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The best hotel in Joburg but you do pay for the service and experience and personally if I am travelling on business I think there are better value alternatives, but if travelling for pleasure this can't be beaten

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Olathe, Kansas
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411 reviews 411 reviews
78 hotel reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms and views are stunning. I had about 2 acres of marble in the bathroom and the view over the zoo was stunning. Everything in bloom and lovely. The breakfast options were massive and literally you could eat here for a week and never touch the same thing twice. The prices were amazingly reasonable.

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

I stayed at The Westcliff when it was run by the Orient Express group. A stunning property in a great location, overlooking Johannesburg Zoo and park land. The hotel is set amongst sprawling landscaped gardens. Some of the hills are quite steep, but there are plenty of buggies available to shuttle you around the property. The property is safe, with... More

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Ciudad Obregon, Mexico
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77 reviews 77 reviews
18 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Unfortunatelly we were here for a very short time! but oh my the views, the coziness of the hotel concept, the staff, the food! we had an awesome lunch on the pool restaurant! definitively would go back!

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

My husband and I loved this place - very serene and excellent service. Everybody made sure we were comfortable and we have everything we needed. The food was great too. But the restaurant's setting is it's best feature. LOVE the view of the city. Quite breathtaking actually. My husband and I stayed here for 3 or 4 nights in 2011... More

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Sandton, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

What a view from the terraces and pool area. I just love the view over the forest that is Johannesburg to the north. A cold bottle of Sauvignon Blanc and a light lunch and last Wednesday was just perfect.

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Brooklyn, New York
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

Have stayed here several times. The place is unique in that it was not designed as a Hotel but was intended to be a community. Friendly but dignified. Great views of the zoo etc from high up on the hill. Because of it's hillside location you can call for golfcart transportation day or night! Wonderfully large rooms with careful service.... More

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58 hotel reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The Westcliff has been bought by Four Seasons and is closed for a year for renovations, which were, in fairness, required. I am writing this review as a thank you for the wonderful times and memories I had there over the years. Work got me to Johannesburg very frequently for a while, and since that time a friend took me... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

The hotel has closed for upgrades and this review is perhaps of no help but is my own attempt at thank you to the Westcliff team. This was my favourite hotel in Joburg on the back of 4+ years of visits to the city, at least once per month and my last visit was in May 2013. There were so... More

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London, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

Not to go into great length, since I note from recent reviews that the hotel has closed for extensive renovations so I am sure will be very different when it re-opens! I had a great stay at the Westcliff. For the standard the hotel was meant to be there were a few issues - broken sockets, room tray left outside... More

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Address: 67 Jan Smuts Avenue | Westcliff, Johannesburg 2193, South Africa (Formerly The Westcliff)
Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff Johannesburg 5*
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Also Known As:
The Westcliff By Orient-Express Hotel Johannesburg
Westcliff Hotel Johannesburg
Westcliff Johannesburg

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#6 Romantic Hotel in Johannesburg #6 Spa Hotel in Johannesburg #6 Family Hotel in Johannesburg #11 Luxury Hotel in Johannesburg #13 Business Hotel in Johannesburg
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Much acclaimed and soon more impressive than ever, Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff Johannesburg welcomes you to a self-contained sanctuary in an affluent residential area. Perched on a cliffside, this resort-style retreat offers panoramic views over the neighbouring Johannesburg Zoo and the dense tree canopy of the city's prestigious northern suburbs. The ambience is like a sun-splashed Mediterranean village laced with courtyards, fountains and gardens. Fully transformed, the hotel's 117 guest rooms and suites offer cool, contemporary decor inspired by modern Africa. Four Seasons Hotel Westcliff Johannesburg is destined to become a lively social hub for the city's elite, and the first choice for business and holiday travellers - providing a pampering start or finish for a South African safari. ... more   less 
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