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Winchester Mansions
Ranked #29 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
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Canberra
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“Great hotel, great location”
Reviewed June 6, 2012

We had a wonderful stay at the Winchester Mansions, a lovely hotel on the beach front. The staff provided wonderful service from the moment we arrived (early) and this continued throughout our three day stay. Rooms are spacious and clean and iced water with lime juice ready to add is a nice touch. Staff arranged our tour and anything else we needed and were good with recommendations. There is a shuttle you can book which takes you to the waterfront (too far to walk) for free, but you pay for everywhere else so you might as well get a taxi. The breakfast is hearty and the bar and restaurant are open for food and drinks in the evening. There is also a lounge area for guests downstairs from the bar where you can eat and drink in peace if you wish. All in all, a great place to stay and the staff even helped us check in for our flights from Cape Town. Highly recommended.

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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 5, 2012

This hotel exceeded my expecations...the staff (everyone - reception, housekeeping, room service, bar) is extremely friendly and helpful, the service is great, the breakfast was very good (included in our price for the room) - the breakfast even included cappuccinos :), the rooms were clean and very nice and the location was good. They also have a free shuttle service from Sea Point to V&A waterfront. They help you plan your stay in Cape Town and help with making bookings for sightseeing. They also let us keep a room beyond the checkout time, so that we could come back from sightseeing and take a shower before leaving for our flight in the evening. I would definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

We luckily won a voucher from Good Hope FM at one of their events for a Family Suite weekend stay in Winchester Mansions. I had driven past several times before as I live in Cape Town but had never been inside so wasn't too sure what to expect. It happened to be perfect timing as my grandfather unfortunately passed away on the Wednesday before our booked weekend. The weekend at Winchester Mansions was exactly what we needed, (even though it is only 20 minutes from our home!).

The room was super spacious with everything you could ever need, great bathroom, delicious food, and superb service. Everything is done with a smile and nothing is too much effort. With absolutely no chores to do, room service at your fingertips, coupled with stunning sunset walks along Sea Point promenade, and a very relaxing massage at the Spa inside Winchester Mansions, we arrived home on Sunday feeling fantastic!

I would definitely recommend Winchester Mansions to others.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

A very pleasant stay. Among other things was an unexpected good experience the treatment my wife and I got in the "Gingko Spa", where a very skilfull young lady gave us an excellent massage. Too bad, that due to our fixed schedule we scould only stay for four days, so we missed the Jazz-Concert, which was announced for the end of the month. Especially on warmer days this is surely "In the Mood".

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Winchester Mansions - What a superb property, from the moment you pull up outside and welcomed by the reception staff - the whole outside world disappears ! Everyone is friendly, helpful and courteous and nothing is too much trouble. An ideal situation across the road from the beach and a lovely 40-45 minute stroll along Beach Road to the V & A Waterfront. The hotel provides a shuttle service if you don't want /can't walk - but if you can it's a delightful walk. Opposite the hotel is the stop for the "city sightseeing" bus - the hotel can even book your tickets and off you go as a tourist to enjoy the city and it's surrounding area. Breakfast is plentiful and always served with a smile from the staff. The rooms are well furnished and serviced with turn-down service which is sadly lacking in a lot of places now. I would recomment without hesitation to anyone visiting Cape Town

Room Tip: Atlantic view rooms are ideal as you get great sunsets.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

We stayed at the Winchester Mansions Hotel for 4 nights at the beginning of our 3 week holiday to South Africa. The hotel is in a great location across the road from the beach. We loved everything about the hotel especially the courtyard in the middle of the building. Our room was very spacious, extremely well furnished and comfortable. Food in Harveys Restaurant very good(we had breakfast and dined 2 evenings here), lovely bar to have a drink and relax. Free shuttle to the water front was very useful. EXCEPTIONAL staff, nothing was too much trouble, especially reception staff who gave us some very useful infomation as to what to do during our stay in Cape Town. Would definitely recommend this hotel, and we hope to come back one day.

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Reviewed May 24, 2012

We had a fabulous time in Cape Town and highly recommend staying here. It's a great location and the complimentary shuttle service is really useful. Nice rooms (although the bathroom door is a bit see-through), comfy bed, great brunch/ breakfast. The staff were wonderful and always had good suggestions for us.

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Property: Winchester Mansions
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:
#13 Spa Hotel in Cape Town Central
#18 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
#27 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#29 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Romantic 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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