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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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Ranked #36 of 101 hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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51 reviews 51 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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 2 weeks ago

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

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Winchester Mansions was one of the best hotels we ever stayed in! We had a bit of an emergency and the hotel took care of absolutely everything. They extended our stay without any issues, provided all transportations, made all arrangements with our tour and insurance company and had management check in on us on a daily basis. I was absolutely... More

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

We can't wait to have you back and hope your next trip to South Africa and Cape Town will not be overshadowed by any emergencies whatsoever! More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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40 reviews 40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

A very well run & immaculate Hotel housed in what appears to be an old Victorian Apartment block. Complimentary Breakfast is served at the beautiful Harveys Fine Dining restaurant downstairs. (Not cheap by SA standards.) The bar opposite the Restaurant is stunning with a wonderful ambience, as is the Hotel entrance & the public toilets. Sadly the Decorator who decorated... More

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

Dear subs2014, thank you very much for your positive rating, kind words and valuable feedback. We are sorry that you felt the bedroom and lounge were dark and depressing. We will definitely take your feedback into consideration when we next upgrade our rooms. We hope to see you at the hotel again soon. Kind regards, More

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

We had a fantastic stay at Winchester Mansions: the accommodation, food and quality of the service was excellent. The staff were exceptionally helpful. The location of the hotel is lovely with lovely views of the sea and the walk way across the road: seeing walkers and joggers made us feel like joining them on the promenade. We will certainly be... More

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

Dear Tom and Jenny Hammond, thank you very much for your great review. We look forward to having you back soon! Kind regards More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A great hotel with a lovely sea view from our room in May 2014. We were made to feel incredibly welcome by the staff as we were given our first taste of South African hospitality. Breakfast was nice too... Take the time to walk both towards and away from the harbour. Some stunning views.... The only thing that we would... More

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

Dear David and Emma, we are sorry we were not aware that you were on your honeymoon when staying with us, unfortunately there was no communication from the booking agent. If we would have known you would have most certainly received our special honeymoon welcome as well as our special turn down every night. We are glad you still enjoyed... More

Lonbdon
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

As an elderly widow it is nice to feel safe when travelling and this hotel ticks all the boxes. The reception staff - Bianca and Linda - always greeted u with a smile and ready to help. The rooms are very spacious with a walk-in Shower and Bath.There is also tea/coffee available and every evening a fresh cold jug of... More

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

Many thanks for your kind feedback. We will be sure to forward your kind words to Linda and Bianca from reception. We hope to see you again soon! 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
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Hotel Class:4 star — Winchester Mansions 4*
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Amenities

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 #28 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central #28 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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