The Winston manages to combine old world style with contemporary chic in its own inimitable fashion. It conveys the sense of having been part of the central Johannesburg scene since time immemorial, despite having been voted one of Condé Nast’s Hot list of best new hotels as recently as 2011. Its central Rosemead location, only a few short blocks from the Gautrain, make it ideal for both business and independent leisure travellers and it marries five star facilities with the intimate atmosphere of a boutique hotel, not to mention its local reputation for excellent food and the delightful courtyard gardens with 15m swimming pool.
The style of a bygone era is re-interpreted with flair in the 30 light and spacious rooms and suites. Choose from three flavours of decor inspired by
an English stately home, Provencal elegance or colonial Africa, all of which have big airy windows, some giving out onto a private patio, others looking out over a balcony onto the leafy hotel courtyards and gardens. All the modern conveniences of flat screen TV, free wifi, and air-conditioning are seamlessly integrated and there is free 24hour tea and coffee brought by room service. The luxurious L’Occitane amenities enhance luxurious ensuite relaxation in the power showers and deep bathtubs.
Bright jewels of colour enliven the atmospheric outdoor lounge, where guests relax after a few laps of the swimming pool over coffee and a good book. Then there are elegant button back sofas and period pieces in the stylish lounge, or enjoy an al fresco meal in the courtyard shaded by towering jacaranda trees. Fast and reliable fibre optic wi-fi allows you to catch-up with the world wherever you are in the hotel and there are plenty of intimate spaces for meetings and social gatherings.
Classic Mediterranean cuisine with a modern African twist is served in the cosy dining room or on the terrace and nothing is too much trouble for the friendly staff who make sure that the Winston becomes a home from home for regular visitors. The Winston has quickly become a firm favourite among those in the know as an affordable and stylish five star Johannesburg hotel.