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6 Tottenham Avenue Melrose Estate, Johannesburg 2196 South Africa
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#9 of 123 hotels in Johannesburg
The Winston Hotel is an elegant and exclusive luxury boutique hotel located in the vibrant commercial and financial district of Rosebank. Perfectly suited for the discerning business or leisure traveller, this award-winning, 5-star boutique hotel is situated in upscale Rosebank, Johannesburg. Here, tucked away from the bustling city atmosphere, but just a stone’s throw from Rosebank’s popular attractions and nearby Sandton, one can unwind in one of the luxury boutique hotel’s exceptional array of suites and experience discreet, personalized service that is second to none. Offering luxurious accommodation in large rooms, high-speed internet connectivity, free secure parking and exceptional personal service. All rooms have been finished in a striking combination of solid Teak floors, panelled walls with high ceilings. Bathrooms are beautifully designed in marble and mahogany, all have separate walk-in showers and baths.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Couples massage
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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laramoffat wrote a review 10 Jun
Dallas, Texas4 contributions
Please note that I rarely leave a negative review, but this one MUST be addressed and shared to warn other travelers. When we arrived at The Winston the ground staff informed us that it was closed and told our driver that they would take us to their sister hotel. Hoping it would have equal charm they took us to a Hyatt House. Needless to say, this was not acceptable. Additionally, we were not emailed at any time of this closure nor did any sites we reviewed note that the hotel was closed even on the day we arrived. Fortunately we had an amazing driver, Millicent, hired through Blacklane who stayed with us and then ensured we found a safe and amazingly located hotel: voco Johannesburg Rosebank. voco is fabulous and I'd recommend it to anyone travelling to JoBurg, thanks Vladimir and all the staff for making our short stay phenomenal!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Kim B wrote a review May 2022
New York City, New York14 contributions
We only stayed for one night at the Winston, but we really enjoyed our visit. Our room was beautifully decorated, as was the entire property, and the staff was helpful and friendly. We had dinner in the restaurant and everything was quite good, though they were sold out of several options (both food and wines). We tried the boerewors and lamb, and both were fantastic, but I especially recommend the boerewors! The bed was large and comfortable, and we slept well. They also were willing to lock up our luggage after we checked out so we could explore and sight see, and we enjoyed a nice glass of wine in the peaceful, lovely courtyard before heading to the airport. A highlight of our stay was talking to our dinner server. I cannot recall his name, but he was from Ghana and so friendly and wonderful to talk to. The only negative notes: First, the restaurant was empty the entire time we ate there, so I would suggest adding some soft music to make the atmosphere a bit more comfortable. Second, we paid for car transfer to and from the hotel, and it was significantly more expensive than Uber (and from what I saw in other reviews here, regular taxis). The car was a normal marked taxi, so I cannot see why the price was such a significant difference. For reference, we paid 640 ZAR or about 40 USD, and the price on Uber was 225 ZAR, or about 14 USD. After two rides, that did add up, so I would suggest taking an Uber if you are comfortable.
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Date of stay: May 2022
SFCityLover wrote a review Dec 2021
San Francisco, California273 contributions18 helpful votes
I booked this hotel in February of 2020 for 2 nights in September of 2020 and they immediately charged me for one night on a fully refundable booking. No problem until Covid shut everything down and I tried to get my money back. After months and months of excuses they have completely stopped answering my emails. Very disappointing because this looks like a lovely place to stay. However, after this experience I wouldn't stay here if it was the last place in left in Johannesburg. Beware!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Michelle M wrote a review Oct 2021
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The service, food and rooms were fabulous. We had a lovely time at The Winston for our wedding and will definitely visit again. The staff were professional and friendly. It's a lovely quiet location very close to Rosebank Mall en the Gautrain station. Superb!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
DrAugustaDorning wrote a review Sep 2021
Durban, South Africa217 contributions90 helpful votes
Great personalised service from a delightful Team! Charming environment and exceptional cuisine! Lovely spacious rooms and bathrooms in a quiet location. Definitely recommended for business or leisure travel and perfectly located for either.
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Date of stay: September 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Dayna H wrote a review Sep 2021
Grove, Oklahoma3 contributions
This was an absolutely charming hotel and the staff was amazing, friendly, helpful, they really made us feel at home. If you are a shopper, this is the place to be! Very close to Rosebank Mall, short walk. The hotel was ultra clean and comfortable, I can't say enough about the experience, we highly recommed this superior location if staying in Johannesburg.
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Date of stay: September 2021
sonet smit wrote a review May 2021
14 contributions1 helpful vote
We are frequent visitors at the hotel and this time it was not great. We ordered lunch and waited for an hour and a half. When the food finally arrived it was disappointing. Over priced and not appetizing. It is a pity as the location is great. No problem with 5 star prices but then I expect 5 star service and amenities
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
864caterinan wrote a review Apr 2021
1 contribution
An absolutely beautiful venue for any event ! Staff was caring kind and on the go ready to assist! The food was amazing and everyone was very happy ! Will definitely be hosting another function here a will definitely stay over. Thank you
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
James B wrote a review Mar 2021
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Booking process was difficult and frustrating. Quote was incorrect (quoted prices had changed). Hotel could not process payment on a South African credit card. Booked in for 5 nights. No hot water in the room on the first 2 mornings. Had to change rooms to get hot water. Welcome dinner promised on night of arrival never happened. When questioned about it, was met with indifference by the staff. Airport transfer agreed advertised and quoted at R180 suddenly ramped up to R250 without any warning. Again, when queried, met with indifference by staff. General lack of professionalism.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Room Tip: Go Elsewhere.
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Response from General Manager, Owner at The Winston Hotel
Responded 29 Mar 2021
Dear James Brent and Helena Pinto, Our management team has contacted you directly, as after your departure, certain items were found to be missing and needed to be charged for or returned. After our communication with you, kindly requesting the return or payment of missing items, the above review was written by yourselves. In response to the claims above, and having provided proof to you on all accounts mentioned, we of course accept South African credit cards, as a South African establishment. At no point where you offered a welcome dinner, as this is not something that we offer. Furthermore, nowhere where you quoted R180 or R250 for an airport transfer, as neither are feasible prices. This review is intended to harm our reputation and is completely fabricated and based on lies.
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Justine B wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions
I had the most wonderful stay and this magnificent hotel. A huge thank you for being so hospitable and making my stay so special. To everyone reading this I highly recommend this hotel it’s beautiful, luxurious and the service is spectacular.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$84 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaGautengGreater JohannesburgJohannesburg
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Winston Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Winston Hotel?
Nearby attractions include African Craft Market of Rosebank (0.5 km) and Deer Design by Jess (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Winston Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at The Winston Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Winston Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Winston Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Winston Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fournos Bakery Rosebank, Woolworths Cafe Rosebank, and Father Coffee.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Winston Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Winston Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Winston Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Winston Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Winston Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Winston Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.