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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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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A Hotel with Character and friendly team. Fantastic location. Food is wonderful Service levels are amazing. Always good to return to a easy hassle free Hotel. Have no hesitation to refer The Winchester to family and friends.

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Bagsværd, Copenhagen, Denmark
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We (parents + 2 young couples) stayed 4 nights at the Winchester Mansions in July. Very friendly and helpful staff, relaxed ambience with 'oldfashioned' elegance, delicious breakfast, comfortable and clean rooms. Guest parking (75 rand per day) on the premises. Hotel is beautifully located at Sea Point where you can do a promenade. This was our third visit (previously Dec.... More 

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Thank Inger H
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and my husband came here on our honeymoon for a few days and the hotel was amazing! The staff were absolutely fantastic and couldn't do enough for us! The location is perfect, not far from the VA water front or from camps bay - definitely recommend going here for a meal! There is a bus route right outside which... More 

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Thank MrsFrance2016
County Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Absolutely stunning place excellent spa food was beautiful staff were friendly and very helpful. Wine was the most beautiful I have ever tasted and it was excellent value for money I would highly recommend this experience

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Thank traceyoflynn
Canberra, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very very good service by all staff. Excellent location by the beach. Breakfast food, while substantial, could have been a little hotter; but dinner was superb. South Africa still lets folks smoke in the bar - yuck! we used the courtesy shuttle to V&A Harbour a few times, always on time.

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Thank Michael H
Cape Town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good value for money. Excellent food at Harveys. Very spacious and comfortable room. Helpful and friendly staff. Unbelievably good breakfast! I did not have time for a treatment at the spa but I did pop in to see and it looks really nice.

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Thank Naylas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We loved this place! The room was perfect, the location was great and the staff were so helpful. My favourite part of the stay had to be the cheap and delicious cocktails on offer in their bar as well as the amazing buffet breakfast which included champagne! They offer free transfers to the waterfront which is handy and there is... More 

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Pretoria, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Your hotel was always my preferred location in CT, however, recently, the hotel has deteriorated. The rooms look old and shabby, the showers are pathetic and bathroom awkward. The airconditioners are old and ineffective and frankly there are a myriad of better hotels that offer more and greater value, which is a pity because I love the location and have... More 

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Hemel Hempstead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great hotel bar. With good service. We had lunch here before a rugby game and it was delicious. My understanding is that the rooms can do with a bit of a fresh up. But overall a great hotel in a great location on the seafront. Heartily recommended.

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Murray N, Managing Director at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to rate our hotel, we are always happy to hear from our guests. You will be pleased to hear that we are busy "freshening up" our rooms as we know they were looking a little tired. Thank you for your recommendation, it is highly appreciated. We hope to welcome you back very soon! More 

Nokomis, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed 8 nights here and enjoyed the stay very much. It is an older hotel and lacks some of the nicer amenities but the location is great with the park across the street and in walking distance of the waterfront and many good restaurants. Staff is very welcoming and accommodating. Great value!

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Murray N, Managing Director at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

What a wonderful rating thank you! Your feedback regarding the amenities has been noted and you will be pleased to know we have upgraded them since your last visit. Thank you your wonderful comments about the hotel and staff. We hope to welcome you back very soon. More 

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Pool
  • Spa
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Paid Internet
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  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Babysitting
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 

Additional Information about Winchester Mansions

Address: 221 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $96 - $341 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Winchester Mansions 4*
Number of rooms: 76
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Also Known As:
Winchester Mansions Hotel Cape Town Central
Winchester Mansions Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#13 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#18 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#27 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#30 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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