We stayed for six nights and really loved the hotel. As others have said, the position is great - on the 'prom' and within easy reach of the City, as well as Camps Bay and other areas. We had considered staying on the V&A Waterfront, and were so glad we didn't. It was crowded, touristy, and a little fake. By contrast the Winchester felt 'real', comfortable and a home-from-home. The rooms are a little old-fashioned, but that all adds to the charm of the place. We were there over New Years Eve where they put on a wonderfull dinner/ball with just the right balance of everything.
Service was brilliant (even though it was the busiest time), and the front desk staff in particular were great at sorting out any issues which arose.
The only draw-back is that the pool/pool area is a little small, and sun beds can be quickly snapped up in the busy periods.
I would not hestitate to recommend (or return if possible!) this lovely hotel
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Winchester Mansions Hotel Cape Town Central
- Winchester Mansions Cape Town, South Africa