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Winchester Mansions

221 Beach Road Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005 South Africa
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#33 of 128 hotels in Cape Town Central
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Winchester Mansions is an iconic building on the seafront in Cape Town within close proximity to the V&A Waterfront and Cape Town International Airport. Free shuttle service to the Waterfront, free wifi internet access in public areas are standard. This landmark hotel offers classic elegant rooms, many boasting stunning sea views. Facilities include a heated pool, relaxing treatments in the Ginkgo Spa, signature dishes from award winning Harveys Restaurant & Bar as well as full service conferencing. Cape Town's most famous and longest running Jazz brunch is hosted at Winchester Mansions every Sunday of the year. The monthly Grapes, Gourmet and Gallery evenings draw large numbers of food & wine lovers and art aficionados. Winchester Mansions - Part of the Journey
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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Grade: 80 out of 100
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Bruno40 wrote a review May 2020
Metro Manila, Philippines28 contributions15 helpful votes
We stayed here in June 2019. Very beutiful hotel and room. The service in general was good and quality of food was excellent. The only regret is that we just stayed one night. We wish to return someday.
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Date of stay: June 2019
Linda L wrote a review Apr 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom29 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed at Winchester at the beginning of March. This was our second time in Cape Town and second time staying at Winchester Mansions. The hotel is very conveniently placed for the Hop on hop off bus with the stop being directly across the road. The room was great, the food at breakfast was delicious and a good choice. Particularly like sitting in the courtyard for breakfast. Bougainvilleas were beautiful. The staff were friendly and helpful and attentive to our needs. Couldn’t fault it. Hope one day to be back. Hope you are all safe and healthy. Many thanks for all you did for us.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from Murray N, Managing Director at Winchester Mansions
Responded 21 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your kind words, we appreciate you taking the time to let us know what your experience was like with us. Thank you for choosing us again and we look forward to your next visit with us. Please be safe.
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wombat0308 wrote a review Mar 2020
Essex, United Kingdom44 contributions4 helpful votes
Spent five days here on my own whilst visiting Cape Town. All the staff were so helpful and friendly did not feel awkward at all. Had hotel pick up from the airport. Had a massage at the Spa which was truly amazing. Safe to walk around. Can sit outside and watch the world go by from the bar and restaurant. Breakfast was amazing too.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
Response from Murray N, Managing Director at Winchester Mansions
Responded 21 Apr 2020
Thank you so much for your wonderful rating, we really appreciate the effort. Its so lovely to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and that you made use of the spa. We hope to welcome you back after we re-open. Please be safe.
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TrophyCollector wrote a review Mar 2020
Monaco-Ville, Monaco630 contributions828 helpful votes
Visited here several times as a day-guest during a group event. Service was excellent throughout, but in particular in the bar area. Wonderful views from the bar terrace over the beach and ocean. Food quality is also highly recommendable here.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3 Helpful votes
Response from Murray N, Managing Director at Winchester Mansions
Responded 21 Apr 2020
Thank you for this wonderful rating. Harveys' bar is a wonderful spot to watch the world go by. Perhaps you will come and experience a night...or two in one of our rooms. We hope to see you soon. Please be safe.
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Adrien R wrote a review Mar 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
Honestly both my partner and I had an exceptional experience and stay at the Winchester Mansions. It was our first time in Cape town and definitely won't be our last :) The staff where so nice, lively and brought a smile to everyone. Thank you for making our stay unforgettable!
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Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Response from Murray N, Managing Director at Winchester Mansions
Responded 21 Apr 2020
Cape Town can be very additive and there is just too much to see! Thank you for letting us know what your experience was like with us and for your kind words. We look forward to your next visit. Please be safe.
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US$176 - US$270 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Winchester Mansions
Which popular attractions are close to Winchester Mansions?
Nearby attractions include ARTEM Centre (0.3 km) and No Name Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Winchester Mansions?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Winchester Mansions?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Winchester Mansions?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Winchester Mansions?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Boheme, Posticino, and Ninety One - Indian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Winchester Mansions?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Winchester Mansions have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Winchester Mansions offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Winchester Mansions?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Winchester Mansions offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Winchester Mansions?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Winchester Mansions?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (3.1 km), City Hall (3.7 km), and Iziko Koopmans-De Wet House (3.0 km).