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“Stylish Amazing Hotel” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #35 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Lonbdon
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
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“Stylish Amazing Hotel”
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 iced water and lime juice is supplied. It is the little things that make this hotel so good. The four storey hotel is arranged around a courtyard with table and chairs for outside dining. The breakfast buffet was very good with a vast aray of food to suit everyones taste. The bar is very popular with the locals and it is nice to have somewhere to sit in the evenings and chat. During the day u can have snacks etc on the patio looking over the lovely
promenade and the views of the ocean. The shuttle bus was complimenaty to the V & A but was always available to take u anywhere at a reasonable rate - this was most handy.Although I did not use the swimming pool area - it looked lovely although small but quite adequate for a hotel of this size. All in all u cannot go wrong to book this hotel for your Cape Town holiday.

Room Tip: The courtyard rooms are very quite and lovely.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
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!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
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  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We spent 5 nights at the Winchester with 2 other couples. We loved the location of the hotel across a small boulevard and grassy promenade from the Atlantic Ocean. It had a patio out front, perfect for coffee in the morning or "sundowners" in the evening. There was a stop for the red tour bus across the street, which we used the first day. The inside of the 4 story hotel was an open atrium looking down at lovely tables and umbrellas. Included was a full breakfast, that can be enjoyed with views of the Atlantic. It has a nice spa, where I had a wonderful facial from a very lovely young woman. We enjoyed coming back after a full day and having a drink in the bar, which was very comfy, before turning in for the night. The rooms were spacious and lovely and the staff is friendly and attentive.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms have a separate sitting area, with great views of the ocean. Ours did not but one...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Thank you very much for your positive feedback. We would love to welcome you and your friends back very soon!
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Ingolstadt, Deutschland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Stayed 4 nights in May 2014 in this absolutely great hotel. I booked this hotel coz of its nice pics I have seen and I wasn't disappointed! My room was comfortable and clean, service was good.
Service and food in restaurants is excellent! Also I was alone i never felt alone with friendly people around me.
Location is also great, V & A Waterfront is not far, you can get a shuttle service or better for your health you walk. I used also shuttle service to airport.
I can recommend this hotel of course!

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind words. We are very glad you found a home away from home and felt looked after during your stay with us! Hopefully see you soon.
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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful.
The room was nice and big and serviced twice a day.
There also was a tray with coffee and tea, which I always think makes you feel more at home.
The bar has a great vibe and the jazz brunch on sunday in the courtyard is great!
The position is excellent. The hotel is within walking distance of the Waterfront and it is safe to walk on the Promenade.
When we wanted to stay two extra days they managed to let us keep the same room although it looked like the hotel was fully booked for one of the nights.
We'll definitively go back there!

Room Tip: I loved the sea view!
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, May 27, 2014
Thank you Alette for your very kind words. We can't wait to have you back again!
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Gaborone
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Spent part of our honeymoon here in October 2013. Very beautiful hotel that's well positioned and facing the sea front. Hotel has wonderful spa and an efficient shuttle service to take you to the airport or V & A waterfront. Great service from the staff and the food is exceptional. Be sure to try out the baked cheesecake.

Room Tip: Sea side rooms are perfect as you wake up to the beautiful sound of ocean waves and a fantastic view...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Dear Tawanda,
Congratulations on your wedding last year. We are very happy that we could be part of your hopefully unforgettable honeymoon and hope to be able to welcome you back very soon.
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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

Stayed 4 nights in early may 2014.
Hotel staff are very helpful and informative.
Hotel provide shuttles to nearby attractions within Sea point area, like V&A water front.
Tried different restaurant as recommended by hotel staff in and around Sea point and camps bay area.
Tried Codfather seafood at camps bay area, Dynasty chinese restaurant around hotel area.
fronting the promenade, nice place for a stroll, safe area to venture as well.
Open top bus stop is directly opposite hotel.
have breakfast daily in coffee house, good selections and attentive staff, have dinner in same coffee house one of the nights, good selections, food was good.
Would recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a comfortable, safe and convenient stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and are glad that you felt safe and looked after. We look forward to having you back!
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Tampa
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed 3 nights at this hotel the first of May. Our room was very nice. Upon arrival late at night the staff arranged for us to order pizza and the hotel van took us to pick it up. Very nice. The staff was exceptional. We had our best meal in Cape Town in the hotel restaurant. I would highly recommend.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, May 22, 2014
Thank you very much for your kind review. We hope to have you back soon!
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#23 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#26 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#30 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#34 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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