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Winchester Mansions
Ranked #24 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 December 2015

With an unexpected trip to Cape Town we were so lucky to pick this hotel to stay at. We were looked after over and beyond our highest expectations. The staff were incredibly friendly and happy to help us at all times. We arrived with no idea of things to do and were given tips and suggestions all of which were wonderful. The hotel has a classic charm to it with a beautiful open courtyard where we had a great Sunday jazz brunch. Harvey's bar was a welcome end of day light dinner alternative with well deserved cocktails. The ample outdoor pool was perfect to help us cope with an afternoon relaxing before the shuttle service back to the airport. We would definitely stay again!

Room Tip: Ask for a sea view room
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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Murray N, Managing Director at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2015

Thank you for your wonderful rating and kind words. It was a great pleasure to assist you in making your holiday an unforgettable memory. We cannot wait to welcome you back again in the near future, we loved having you as our guests. Thank you for your support!

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Reviewed 3 December 2015

we used winchester as a stopover the first night of our holiday. the hotel is full of character and the terrace area is peaceful. greeted by extremely friendly front of house we found our rooms comfortable and clean. after a beautiful walk along the beach we ate at winchester's restaurant. delicious fine dining for a fraction of the UK price... the bar had been set high for our SA trip.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms at the front of the hotel for best sea views.
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  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled with family
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Murray N, Managing Director at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2015

What a fantastic start to your holiday! I am so pleased to hear we are the ones who contributed to this. Thank you for mentioning our Front Office Team, they will be delighted to know they made a positive impression on you. It is always great when guests acknowledges staff, its very motivating. Our chef will be happy to hear you enjoyed the food at the Winchester Mansions, we hope next time you get to stay a bit longer to fully experience what we have to offer. I hope the rest of your holiday was a great success!

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Reviewed 29 November 2015

The hotel's rooms are not equipped with automatic dampers so you will constantly be awaked by slamming doors. Furnishing are also quite outdated and poor. So reviews have mentioned that this is a rustic hotel. I would classify it as outdated and uncomfortable.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Murray N, Managing Director at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2015

I am sorry our hotel was not to your taste. My apologies to you for being woken up by the slamming doors.

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Reviewed 22 November 2015

Words cannot describe how incredible our experience was. From the minute we arrived, we felt at home. The check in staff were fantastic, the room was spotless, comfortable and very well-decorated, the restaurant and bar were just amazing, perfectly lit, relaxing and sophisticated at the same time.

We stayed in a junior suite and we were concerned about noise since the room is on the first floor and facing the street but the windows are double glazed and, therefore, block out any noise.

We have definitely found our hotel in Cape Town we will be coming back, hopefully soon!

Room Tip: Junior suites are the best, very spacious and have excellent views of the Promenade
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  • Stayed: April 2015, travelled as a couple
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Murray N, Managing Director at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 4 December 2015

Thank you for such a perfect review! We are extremely happy that you had such an enjoyable stay with us, and took the time to let us know that you did! We take a lot of pride in what we do and it is always wonderful to know that our guests appreciate all that we do. We look forward to welcoming you back to "your hotel" very soon.

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Reviewed 22 November 2015

REALLY lovely hotel, right on the water in CapeTown. It's close to major attractions like the V&A waterfront and good restaurants.

The room was spacious, clean and well laid out. Bonus - the bathroom was huge! The staff was friendly, helpful and efficient. I'd highly recommend staying at this hotel.

  • Stayed: September 2015, travelled solo
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Murray N, Managing Director at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 December 2015

Thank you for your kind rating and positive review! I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and that you found our rooms comfortable. Thank you for mentioning our friendly staff, they will be grateful they were acknowledged by our guests. We hope to welcome you back very soon. Thank you for your support!

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Additional Information about Winchester Mansions

Address: 221 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#12 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#24 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#30 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: R 1 830 - R 5 130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Winchester Mansions 4*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 ... more   less 
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