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Winchester Mansions
Ranked #30 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Surrey, UK
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12 reviews
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“Excellent hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stayed at the hotel in Sep 2012, we spent 5 wonderful nights there. The hotel staff are all friendly and we ate a couple of times in the restaurant and bar and the food was excellent, we will be returning next year to the hotel. Our flight arrived very early in the morning and we were given a room on arrival which was great as it meant we could shower and start our sightseeing that morning. The rooms were always cleaned well, and the hotel is in a good location opposite the sea and near the V&A.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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NilsHeckscher, General Manager at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear Scoobydoo38
thank you for reviewing us, we look forward to having you back this year!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We absolutely loved staying at the Winchester Mansions. We started off with their famous Sunday Jazz brunch and followed that with a night in one of their divine family suites. Perfectly suited to us a family of 3. The food was delicious, the bar was vibrant. The staff were outstanding. The little touches made all the difference, treats for our son including a special turn down gift and the little putt putt on each floor. We cannot wait to go back in Summer.

Room Tip: Sea view suite was directly above the bar so maybe a little noisy for some.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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NilsHeckscher, General Manager at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear fumpo
thank you for your lovely comments. It is great to hear you liked Winchester Mansions. why wait 'til summer, come back sooner, the skies are blue and the sun is out right now!
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2013

We spent 5 nights at the Winchester Mansions to begin our trip to southern Africa. This hotel was perfect. Our room was lovely -- the sitting room had an Atlantic Ocean view -- beautiful! The location is great -- walking distance to the Waterfront, red/blue tour bus stop right across the street. I especially want to compliment the staff; they were helpful in every instance, providing maps, shuttle service, restaurant suggestions. We would definitely choose to stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Dear P3W
thank you for reviewing us. It is heartening to see that our efforts are being recognised. Please tell many more people in Texas about us and come back real soon!
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Beautiful setting - opposite a 5km promonade , good exercise spot with facilities.
Grapes, Gallery and Gourmet on Wednesday nights; beautifully presented dishes (5 courses) paired with local wines. Winemaker in attendance makes for an interesting evening but the Chef wont part with any recipes! Big YUUUMMM evening.
Comfortable conference facilities.
A definite favourite.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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NilsHeckscher, General Manager at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear PamelaArc01
I am so happy to hear how much you enjoyed the GGG, our monthly Grapes, Gourmet and Gallery evenings. In fact in August we are running a HGG, a Hops, Gourmet and Gallery where we match beers with Jochen Riedel's food creations. Please come back real soon!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2013

The hotel is in a great location in Sea Point, with free shuttles to/from the Waterfront which is very useful. The hotel itself is excellent, great customer service and rooms are spacious and comfy. I highly recommend the Jazz Lunch - which is every Sunday. Double check that you have a booking, as we had but the hotel had no mention of our reservation, however they did manage to find us a table. The breakfast is excellent and the bar has character with Sports available on the wide-screens.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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NilsHeckscher, General Manager at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear William S

thank you for your kind review. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed the hotel and its facilities such as the shuttle and our bar. Until we meet again!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013

When entering this place you feel very welcome.The rooms are comfortable and very clean. Good location not far from the center of the city. Bus station in front of the hotel. Nice bar with wonderfull drinks and food. A hotel where you can easily start your visit of Cape Town and even South Africa. You can get any information you are looking for. You have a great look from the hotel rooms to the long beach including the amazing sunsets.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
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Lodi, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

The hotel is on the sea front in Cape Town. A 50 yard walk across an open grass park brings you to the sea front promenade which stretches for several km in both directions. The area feels very safe with many people enjoying exercising on the prom at all hora of the day.
The hotel is built around a central courtyard so has a Mediterranean feel. Rooms are comfortable and clean. Reception staff are very friendly and helpful.
The hotel has a bar which overlooks the sea. This is a reasonably busy spot, well used by locals, so has a good atmosphere. Although in the hotel it is cleverly located so that the rooms are completely isolated from any noise.
Hotel is about 4km from the Waterfront development and runs a shuttle on request, so there is lots of eating, drinking and entertainment opportunities.

  • Stayed May 2013
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NilsHeckscher, General Manager at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
Dear Paul C
thank you for your review. Comments like yours, in particular with all the details are so important to a standalone hotel like us. It is vital for prospective guests to see what we are about, especially when they are from far away like you. When there is no chain affiliation etc these reviews are very helpful . We hope to have you back soon.
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Additional Information about Winchester Mansions

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
#30 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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