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Winchester Mansions

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221 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Dublin
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117 reviews 117 reviews
84 hotel reviews
126 helpful votes 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here a few nights at the start of an escorted holiday with Travel Department. My room was beautiful, and had everything I needed including an emergency light and torch for the regular planned power-cuts that take place all over South Africa. I didn't eat in the dining room, but fellow travelers said food was excellent. Breakfast was very... More 

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Cape Town
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel has one if the best locations imaginable but the service on the outside deck us absolutely non-existant and the waiters really have no reason to be as arrogant as they are. They are not as lofty as they might think. Even getting the bill takes forever.

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West Palm Beach, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
7 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just returned from a South Africa vacation and stayed in the Winchester Mansions. It is located across from the water (Atlantic Ocean) and a beautify park. The location is very good and a short cab ride to V & A Waterfront. It has a beautify center atrium, 2 nice restaurants and a number of rooms (depending on price) with views.... More 

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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for our weeks long holiday visit to Cape Town. Very impressed with the hotel, it's staff, it's cleanliness and facilities. Our room was spacious and always clean and tidy when we came back to it after a day out. Tea and coffee facilities and a mini bar in fridge. Our Virgin Rep was helpful and booked all... More 

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Johannesburg South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed over for 5 nights and the room was fabulous, clean, quiet, lovely bathroom with shower and bath, very comfortable bed and very quiet. All amenities were there, TV, wifi , room service and all staff were pleasant and really helpful. Perfect location to get in an early walk along the promenade. Near to everything and secure parking in the... More 

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Arroyo Grande
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43 reviews 43 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are well appointed, but somewhat dated. Rooms have mini-refrigerators and small flat screen TV's. Great shower, but floor is not flat and is uncomfortable to use. Service is excellent and the rooms and surrounds are very clean. The breakfast buffet is a standout...great assortment and delicious. They serve exceptional smoked salmon, but much to my disappointment...no bagel. Great... More 

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

Congratulations again to your Golden Wedding Anniversary and thank you for your review. We have taken note of the missing squeeze and are working on updating our rooms during winter. Hopefully see you again soon! More 

New York, NY
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here to start off our honeymoon...the experience was wonderful. Rooms were clean, a good size, and great view. Sadly it was a little too late in the season to use the pool or breakfast/dinner in the courtyard...but we were able to take advantage of the wonderful spa, and very much appreciated the large breakfast spread and bar areas.... More 

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

Firstly apologies again for the long wait of our shuttle. With traffic this can happen, but we should have arranged an alternative for you after half an hour wait the latest. Secondly congratulations again to your wedding we hope the remainder of your honeymoon was equally as wonderful and thirdly thank you for your kind review. Hopefully see you again... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I recently was on a business trip to Cape Town and stayed at Winchester Mansions for two nights. This was my fourth time there and I must say I love the cosiness of the hotel and its friendly staff. Taking walks along the promenade after a busy day of meetings is so therapeutic, and I like the fact that the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words and nice review. Our service speed remains a challenge but please be assured that it is something we are working on continuously. We look forward to having you back very soon! More 

Farnborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We stayed at the Mansions for two nights on 29th March 2015 and it was a pure joy meeting such a complement of hotel staff including the management. They surpassed all our expectations. We highly recommend this Hotel

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

Congratulations again to your Golden Wedding Anniversary! What a very special day to celebrate. We are glad that we were able to make your celebrations so special and look forward to celebrating many more with you! More 

bishops stortford
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

It was our first visit to Cape Town in fact South Africa, the hotel was recommended by our tour operator & I did read some reviews before our trip, well what can I say it delivered and exceeded our expectations the staff so friendly in all departments they couldn't do enough for us and never stopped smiling ..... shame other... More 

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

Wow! We are very happy that we exceeded your expectations and that you found our staff so very friendly. That is exactly what we aim to do and friendly service is our top priority! We look forward to hosting you again very soon. More 

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