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Winchester Mansions

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   221 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Room 203, nice decor, huge comfortable bed. Amazing sea view, right across the road! On a clear day we saw Robben Island from the room. Went in Winter, wonderful touring experience as the city sightseeing buses, (red and blue) stop right in front of the hotel. Hotel provides a free shuttle service to the V&A waterfront, so no car hire... More

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Thank you very much for your kind rating and comments. We will be sure to pass on your kind words to the staff you mentioned by name. Hopefully see you again soon. More

Sandton, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Winchester Mansions Hotel, Sea Point for 2 nights midweek as I was facilitating a presentation skills programme in the hotel. On arrival I was greeted warmly by reception and helped quickly. I was also shown to the conference room which I'd be using the following day, even though it was after office ours. I'd left my... More

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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

We are very happy that you enjoyed your first stay with us and are glad that it won't be your last. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon. More

Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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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. More

Gansbaai
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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,... More

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

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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... More

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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. More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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52 reviews 52 reviews
6 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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... More

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

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 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... More

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

Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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... More

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

Durban, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 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

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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

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. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

On this trip to Africa I enjoyed my second and third stays at Winchester Mansions. It will always have a special place in my heart -as a child we lived in Norfolk House right next door -so in many ways it is a homecoming for me. The rooms are lovely and (bliss) they have a bath not just a shower!... More

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We look forward to many more happy returns! Thank you for your kind words. More

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Address: 221 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Winchester Mansions 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
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#15 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central #20 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central #27 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central #29 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central #34 Luxury Hotel 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 ... more   less 
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