We are staying in Jo'burg for 3 nights in April 08, but cannot decide between our shortlist of 2 hotels - i.e. the Melrose Arch or the Westcliff.
This is our first time to Jo'burg, but third time in SA.
I know you could not get two more different hotels - one all hip and modern, the other a bit stuffy and colonial. But I can see pros and cons for both.
Security is a factor for us, as is standard of facilities. I keep favouring one and then the other, but my preference at the moment is the Melrose Arch for its quirky and random feel, and because you can walk out of the hotel to the restaurants in Melrose Arch.
On the other hand, we stayed at the Westcliff's sister hotel in Cape Town (the Mount Nelson) a couple of years back, so expect the same sort of treatment there.
Finally, the review pages on this site rank the Westcliff higher, which puzzles me.
Any tips/words of advice out there would be gratefully appreciated. Thanks