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“Agree - lovely hotel with excellent service” 5 of 5 stars
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The Winston Hotel
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   No 6 Tottenham Avenue | Melrose Estate, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #6 of 71 Hotels in Johannesburg
Bangkok
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Agree - lovely hotel with excellent service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

Spent three nights in Johannesburg after a safari and I am really glad I chose the Winston. It is well-appointed and comfortable, with very accomodating service and excellent food. Quick walk to the Gautrain and the Rosebank Mall, with a reasonable African Crafts Market open 9-6 every day. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

I felt compelled to write a review for the Winston because my time here had been so superb. I arrived after a two week safari for two nights of relaxation before heading back to Australia. The Winston has been perfect. It's a short five minute walk from the Rosebank Gautrain and in comparison to the other gargantuan global hotels in the area, it dazzles with personality. The rooms are decorated with beautiful French provincial furniture and my room had really lovely little African touches. The beds are very comfortable and right now I'm lucky enough to open my balcony door to a stunning blossoming jacaranda tree. The bathrooms are modern and have separate shower and bathtub and the whole room has plenty of space to relax and unwind. I've had both breakfast and dinner in the restaurant and both meals have been just delicious. There were quite a few non hotel guests in the restaurant last night, so it's nice to see that both locals and visitors appreciate the food. I should also make mention of the common areas - there is a lovely pool which is currently swaddled with roses and spring blooms and there are quite a few places around the hotel to sit with a book or magazine and relax.
I have to commend the Winston. I came in the hotel feeling dirty and beaten down and I'm leaving today feeling replenished. If you're looking for a place to stay that is a bit more boutique and personal whilst still having plenty of amenities to enjoy, the Winston is it.

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2012

Our plans changed at the last moment, so need to book an extra nights accommodation in Johannesburg before flying out to Uganda.

We found this little gem on wotif.com and what a find it was.

The rooms are truly incredible, the staff amazing.. Food exceptional! I had the best ever steak here in my life.. and that is after dinning at some of the best restaurants in the world. Perfectly cooked fillet that melted in my mouth!

Catch the train from OR Tambo to Sandton, change over to the Rosebank line and they will meet you at the train station, it is truly a 3 min walk..

Staff are incredible!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

Hi, we are still here, and cannot wait to review it, as every day we are more happy to be here.
The room is perfect, the bed is great, with softest crispy white sheets, perfect mattress.
Roomy, everything you may need , no noise at all , and nice decoration.
The common areas are also perfect, inside lots of couches to relax, outside also , and the restaurant is a highlight ! The food is perfect, delicious, and always the different flavours mixed in every dish make our dinning or lunch experience a real joy !
But what really makes this hotel so remarkable is the people who work here , always ready to assist you , with a big smile , making your Johannesburg stay a real pleasure. If you want the best , come here , you wont want to leave !

Room Tip: we are in room 29 facing parking place , there is no noise at all during night , sunny perfect ,blue...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Top class service - customer service at it's best... from top management through the ranks!
Location - outstanding (walking distance to Rosebank shops, around the corner from Gautrain), central to greater Johannesburg.
Accommodation - spacious, comfortable and luxurious.
Food - delicious.
Atmosphere - warm and friendly.
Staff - excelled at going above-and-beyond to accommodate our every need.

Recommendation: Extremely high - will return...

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WinstonHotel342, General Manager at The Winston Hotel, responded to this review, August 7, 2012
Dear LS

Many thanks for your beautiful comments about our hotel our staff and our management. It was indeed a pleasure and a privilege to have you stay with us. Your comments about my staff are very much appreciated. I am most pleased that you felt the warmth and friendliness of our service, as this is what we all strive for, every day. It's always nice to hear that we are achieving what we aim to achieve, as it motivates us all to do even better. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next trip to South Africa. Warmest of regards to your good self and your wonderful family. Martin.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

I had the privilege of staying at this stunning hotel for five days . What a well run & managed hotel . The service is superb , yet unobtrusive .The food is outstanding , creative & just divine ! The rooms are beautifully decorated , yet quirky and quaint . This hotel is one of the best I have stayed in so far . The staff & GM are absolute Gems . Do try this excellent hotel. The restaurant is one of the best in the Rosebank area .

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at The Winston Hotel, responded to this review, June 23, 2012
Dear Traveller 752

Thank you for your beautiful review of our hotel. I are most pleased that you enjoyed your stay and that you noticed our unobtrusive service delivery. Further to this, it is good to hear that you enjoyed the food in our restaurant - we certainly are blessed with one of the finest Chefs in the country. Chef Ryan always takes the culinary experience to the MAX.
Your very kind comments regarding the staff will certainly be conveyed to the whole team.
I personally look forward to seeing you again very soon and truly loved having you at the hotel.
Fondest of regards - Martin.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

We spent 3 nights at The Winston Hotel, and really enjoyed our stay there. Its located near Rosebank, a lovely place in Johannesburg. The decor is stunning, with very spacious and comfortable rooms, not to mention delicious food served a the hotels' restaurant. The staff service was really helpful and friendly, and we would definately recommend this hotel to anyone travelling to South Africa.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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WinstonHotel342, General Manager at The Winston Hotel, responded to this review, June 6, 2012
Dear Jamie

Thank you for your lovely review of our hotel. We are most proud of our property and we are further pleased that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. Your gracious comments about the decor, the food and the staff in general will certainly be passed on to the persons concerned. We thank you sincerely for your comment of recommending our hotel to anyone travelling to South Africa, and similarly look forward to welcoming you back to The Winston Hotel on your next trip down south. Warm regards from a somewhat chilly Africa, Martin.
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Address: No 6 Tottenham Avenue | Melrose Estate, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 71 Hotels in Johannesburg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — The Winston Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Winston Hotel is an elegant and exclusive luxury boutique hotel located in the vibrant commercial and financial district of Rosebank.We offer hyper-speed internet connectivity, free secure parking and exeptional personal service. ... more   less 
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