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“Classy & Convenient”
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The Winston Hotel
Ranked #9 of 66 Hotels in Johannesburg
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 March 2014

Great place in the heart of JHB, the setting is lovely and the rooms are very spacious and well decorated with an extremely comfortable bed and pillows. The setting is lovely with a great garden and pool very conveniently located. Breakfast was the only meal we ate there and the buffet was quite underwhelming.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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WinstonHotel342, Manager at The Winston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Dear Fabio909

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on tripadvisor about your experience at the Winston Hotel. It is always wonderful to hear when our guests had enjoyed there stay at the Winston Hotel. We very much appreciate reading your comments, as it is only by receiving such information from valued guests, such as yourself, that we are better able to see where we stand in certain areas and what improvements we can make to further satisfy any requirements that you may have.

With regards to our Breakfast we have taken your comments into consideration and would like to mention that the Buffet is an additional extra we have just added and we offer a full extensive a la carte menu for breakfast in adition for the small continatal buffet.

Please contact our reserations team on reservations@thewinstonhotel.co.za when you next travel to Johannesburg as it will give us a great pleasure to welcome you back to the Winston Hotel

Kind Regards

Donovan Britz
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

This is a fabulous little hotel! I was very positively impressed with the welcome, my room, the restaurant and the service. Everyone made my colleague and me feel extremely welcome during our stay earlier this week. My room was large, with a very comfortable bed and absolutely spotless. The shower worked brilliantly.
We ate at the hotel the first evening, and the food was delicious and the service excellent. I would also like to mention a note of appreciation about the receptionists and all other staff, who looked after us so well. It was a great shame we could only stay 2days. I will recommend this little gem to all my colleagues and friends and plan on going back next year, preferably, when it's not raining buckets.

Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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WinstonHotel342, Manager at The Winston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Dear Sunnybird15

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on tripadvisor about your experience at the Winston Hotel. It is always wonderful to hear when our guests had enjoyed there stay at the Winston Hotel. We very much appreciate reading your comments, as it is only by receiving such information from valued guests, such as yourself, that we are better able to see where we stand in certain areas and what improvements we can make to further satisfy any requirements that you may have.

Please contact our reserations team on reservations@thewinstonhotel.co.za when you next travel to Johannesburg as it will give us a great pleasure to welcome you back to the Winston Hotel

Kind Regards

Donovan Britz
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

A really well run hotel in a very good suburb of joburg. Rooms were huge, spotless and well decorated. Staff i encountered were all very helpful and the guys behind the bar really good fun.
Breakfast was included in my rate and the freshly squeezed orange juice - an element often skimped - was wonderful. The croissants were homemade (i assume by the hotel or nearby artisan bakery.) the eggs poached to perfection.a great selection of fruits, meats cheeses.
Public areas of the hotel such as the library and out door drinking spaces were immaculate and comfortable. The hotel and surrounding neighbourhoods felt safe and secure - rosebank is within easy walking distance. The gautrain is easy relatively cheap and nearby for travel to/ from the airport - although if arriving jet lagged and with luggage the hotel can organise a taxi. The driver i had on the way in was courteous and friendly and safe.
My only disappointment was the pool. The water felt chilly and it is very very narrow. Had it felt warmer i would have used it - but it rained the entire 3 days i was there and having stuck an arm in enough was enough. It was cold.
I will certainly be back on my next busines trip to joburg.

Room Tip: They all looked good.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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WinstonHotel342, Manager at The Winston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 March 2014

Dear Grove1

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on tripadvisor about your experience at the Winston Hotel. It is always wonderful to hear when our guests had enjoyed there stay at the Winston Hotel. We very much appreciate reading your comments, as it is only by receiving such information from valued guests, such as yourself, that we are better able to see where we stand in certain areas and what improvements we can make to further satisfy any requirements that you may have.

Please contact our reserations team on reservations@thewinstonhotel.co.za when you next travel to Johannesburg as it will give us a great pleasure to welcome you back to the Winston Hotel

Kind Regards

Donovan Britz
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

I booked the February Special for my 4th wedding anniversary, it was the first night we would be sleeping away from our 1 year old son too. The location of the hotel was excellent as it was only 5 minutes from our house. I informed the receptionist on two occasions that it was my anniversary and I would like a special dinner setting. Not only was I disappointed that none of the staff seemed to care about our occasion, the food was sub standard. I could have cracked a tooth with the creme brule topping. I did not receive the complimentary bottle of house wine as advertised. As an experienced traveler and someone who appreciates boutique hotels, this was a big let down as far as service an attention to detail goes.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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WinstonHotel342, Manager at The Winston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2014

Dear Mr DCM
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on tripadvisor about your experience at the Winston Hotel.
I have taken all our comments to heart and we will address all the points raised and this will assist us in
Improving our level of service to further satisfy any requirements that you may have.

Please contact our reservations team on reservations@thewinstonhotel.co.za when you next travel to Johannesburg as it will give us a great pleasure to welcome you back to the Winston Hotel


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Donovan Britz
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 23 February 2014

This is our first stay at the Winston Hotel, and we can't believe we never knew about this hotel before now!! It is now the only hotel we would stay when we are in Johannesburg. I had the pleasure of meeting the owner; a charming lady who made it her mission to be sure we were happy with our accommodations.
Lovely staff, delightful outdoor spaces to enjoy breakfast or a coffee. Our room was fantastic, very comfortable and spacious.
A definite gem!!
Nancy H., San Diego, CA

Room Tip: To trip advisor--Don't know about spa or fitness center, but could not change my ratings above o...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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WinstonHotel342, Manager at The Winston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on tripadvisor about your experience at the Winston Hotel. It is always wonderful to hear when our guests had enjoyed there stay at the Winston Hotel. We very much appreciate reading your comments, as it is only by receiving such information from valued guests, such as yourself, that we are better able to see where we stand in certain areas and what improvements we can make to further satisfy any requirements that you may have.

Please contact our reserations team on reservations@thewinstonhotel.co.za when you next travel to Johannesburg as it will give us a great pleasure to welcome you back to the Winston Hotel

Kind Regards

Donovan Britz
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 17 February 2014

I stayed here with some friends for 3 nights, during a 14 day trip. The rooms are great, large size, best beds, everything you need is there for you. Its very classy and elegant and a must see.

The pool area is fantastic and in a great area, which is very safe. Close to all you need to enjoy Joburg and get back safely. A great breakfast each day included.

Rooms are very quiet and had fantastic sleep.

Really good service from all staff, no complaints and would stay there again for sure

Room Tip: A room facing inner courtyard and pool are nice.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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WinstonHotel342, Manager at The Winston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2014

Dear Haidee23

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on tripadvisor about your experience at the Winston Hotel. It is always wonderful to hear when our guests had enjoyed there stay at the Winston Hotel. We very much appreciate reading your comments, as it is only by receiving such information from valued guests, such as yourself, that we are better able to see where we stand in certain areas and what improvements we can make to further satisfy any requirements that you may have.

Please contact our reserations team on reservations@thewinstonhotel.co.za when you next travel to Johannesburg as it will give us a great pleasure to welcome you back to the Winston Hotel

Kind Regards

Donovan Britz
Operations Manager

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Reviewed 11 February 2014

Far from the global and standardized hotel chains this place is charming and is a mix of comfort , old fashioned and classy Decoration. Professional team and appropriate service . Large rooms . Very quiet. Breakfeast as expected .
It is a pleasure to vsit the various lounges and take a book from the bibliotheque.
This place will stay in my memories for a long time and we recommed it to every visitor in johannesburg

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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WinstonHotel342, Manager at The Winston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 February 2014

Dear Gilles Mauritius

Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on tripadvisor about your experience at the Winston Hotel. It is always wonderful to hear when our guests had enjoyed there stay at the Winston Hotel. We very much appreciate reading your comments, as it is only by receiving such information from valued guests, such as yourself, that we are better able to see where we stand in certain areas and what improvements we can make to further satisfy any requirements that you may have.

Please contact our reserations team on reservations@thewinstonhotel.co.za when you next travel to Johannesburg as it will give us a great pleasure to welcome you back to the Winston Hotel

Kind Regards


Donovan Britz
Operations Manager

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Address: No 6 Tottenham Avenue | Melrose Estate, Johannesburg 2196, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Gauteng > Greater Johannesburg > Johannesburg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #9 of 66 Hotels in Johannesburg
Price Range: £131 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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