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Winchester Mansions
Ranked #22 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 10 August 2014

we stayed here for ten nights, the hotel and city are both excellent, the staff are very friendly and the hotel was very clean. It has excellent views of the ocean and is a nice walk down to the waterfront. Would definatly stay here again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Beckie H
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Thank you very much for your kind rating and your kind words. We would love to have you back should your travels allow you to visit Cape Town again in the future.

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Reviewed 8 August 2014

Certainly a firm favourite of mine though one does miss the touch of Nils Heckscher! Location can't be better - only a street, albeit a busy one, between you and the ocean. Food is great especially if it is served in the lovely peaceful court yard. Breakfast is also to my liking - lots of fruit! Rooms are well appointed, spacious and lovely to just sit and read or work. My number one favourite.

Room Tip: Ask for a room towards the back if you do not like street noise. However, the thick curtains do make...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

We certainly hope that we will remain your number one favourite in Cape Town and hope to see you back again soon.

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Reviewed 5 August 2014

I cannot say enough about this gorgeous hotel. Beautiful old style charm with all the luxuries any modern business or holiday traveler could ever need. Dining facilities ooze opulence whilst being comfortable and inviting. Harvey's caters for luxury dining by night, is a trendy and stylish bistro by day, and also has a separate cocktail bar and casual lounge open til late. The outdoor courtyard situated in the heart of the hotel (also part of Harvey's) is a sanctuary - the water fountain, the palm trees, ferns and the birds make this area magical - a beautiful place to eat and drink. The food is impeccable, and the service is exceptional. The Sunday Jazz Brunch is a must. The atmosphere is festive and fun, and the food buffet is to die for. Make sure you book a table well in advance, because it is a super popular event.

Rooms are pristine - clean and comfortable. Decor is modern and classic (depending on the room) and the flat screen TV's are definitely a plus! I cannot forget to mention the drool-worthy sea views. Oh-so-beautiful! Wifi is also widely available.

The hotel is situated close to restaurants, main shopping districts and all main tourist attractions are well within reach. If you are a bit of a thrill seeker, the para-gliders land on the lawns right in front of the hotel. However, the most important element is the shuttle service which provides quick and safe travel to and from the airport as well as to all nearby tourism meccas, shopping districts, attractions and restaurants. The hotel is so willing to accommodate requests, all you have to do is ask. If you have a rental car, the hotel offers secure parking.

It is the small touches that make this hotel perfect. Whether it is the chocolates on your pillow from the turn-down service, the fruit and water by the pool or the attention to detail with dining requirements. The hotel is spot on. Never have I been so impressed. I had a wonderful stay and would definitely go back in a heart beat.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Hayley J
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Thank you very much for writing such a lovely and long review. We hope that your travels will bring you back to Cape Town and Winchester Mansions again some time soon.

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Reviewed 22 July 2014

its a wonderfully historic venue, with charm and grace and a wonderful inner courtyard where I and friends and colleagues have enjoyed many a meal. The talll lush garden with bouganvillias and palm trees plus fens make the courtyard a special sanctuary.

Staff are good ... we have had lunches and teas, and drinks in the evening overlooking the lawns towards the Atlantic Ocean and next stop Argentina. The informality is also forms part of the charm and the view is unsurpassed with ships, yachts and cats sailing by, also the occasional school of dolphins and whales breaching in the spring.

Room Tip: Ask for sea views, top floors
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Anne-Thomson
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Thank you for your rating and feedback. We hope to have you back for many more lunches and teas in the near future.

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Reviewed 15 July 2014

Was a quick one day trip to Cape Town for a half day conference at the hotel.
Customers really liked the venue and conferencing was different to your usual conference rooms as the Constance room had doors leading out on to the pool deck area.
Rabia dealt with my booking efficiently and Lennox was always around to assist.
From the front desk managers, to the porters and bar bar staff haven't been to a hotel with consistently great service like this.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Teri2012
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 16 August 2014

Thank you very much for your kind words and rating. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to Rabia and Lennox.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

hotel had been remodled a few years back but still needs work. Great location across from ocean with great breaking waves and walking track. Hotel has good shuttle service to airport and V&A Warf. Hotel neat and clean with good dining and bar for beverage and snacks. I would recommend you bring ladies curling iron adjustable 110/220 as well as reductions for US plug in's. Tips ok in USD $1.00 = 10.00 Rand + $5.00 = 50.00 Rand (close). Check with desk and request water view - tips don't hurt.

Room Tip: Hop-on-off across street. Hylton Ross had good tours of 1. Cape Point Tours (penguins, seal island...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thank you for your kind rating and review! We hope to have you back again soon.

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Reviewed 10 July 2014

My wife and I were fortunate enough to to spend a weekend at Winchester Mansions from the 30th of May to the 2nd of June... our stay was so good we extended for another night.
A huge well done to Murray and his team, warm and friendly staff.. going out of their way to just make our stay that much more special... Cape Town winter was true to form, cold and rainy but Winchester was the warmest place to be ... breakfast superb, the bar area well serviced.. barmen even remembered our drinks from the night before.. nice touch. Rooms superb and the whole feel ... lovely old world charm... thanks again to the entire team.. stunning !

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this reviewResponded 14 July 2014

Thank you very much for your great review and kind words. We will be sure to tell our staff that you enjoyed their service and friendliness. We look forward to having you back very soon.

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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:
#9 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#17 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#27 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#30 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £137 - £353 (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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