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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We were traveling with a group of 50 to Cape Town and were exhausted upon arrival. Some of us were singles in a 2 bed room. When we realized the beds were made up for a couple, we called reception. Housekeeping immediately came in and separated and re-made the beds. It was incredible how quickly they responded to so many...

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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We are glad we were able to assist your needs promptly. Hopefully see you again some time soon!

Reviewed 22 September 2014

I have just come back from a week in Cape Town, staying at Winchester Mansions. I travelled with my wife, brother and his wife. From the moment we arrived the staff and the service we received from them was exceptional. They couldn't do enough to help and make our stay with them as relaxing and enjoyable as possible. We booked...

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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. We are very happy that we could help out when your agent let you down and are glad that it did not spoil your overall experience of Cape Town and South Africa. We hope to have you back some time soon.

Reviewed 21 September 2014 via mobile

This hotel is a true treasure. It is located at a 5min drive from the V&A-Waterfront and provides a shuttle service. The inner court is absolutely beautiful. Our room had everything we needed to feel well. The breakfast offers a huge choice. The service was excellent and reached beyond expectations. We also booked the 3G-Dinner which was a great experience,...

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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

We are very happy that you felt at home at Winchester Mansions which is exactly what we are trying to achieve. Please visit again if you have the chance, we would love to provide a home away from home again.

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 18 September 2014

I stayed at the hotel for 5 nights. The location was great as it was across the road from the beach and it was lovely going for walks on the promenade. The room was spacious, clean and serviced to the highest standard every day. There was also free Wi-Fi in the room (up to 250 mbs per day). The hotel...

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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your honest and constructive review. It would really help us if you could perhaps send us more detail on your negative experiences with some of our staff so we can take corrective action. Please could you email bkaiser@winchester.co.za if you find a minute. Many thanks

Leeds, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 September 2014

We stayed at Winchester Mansions for 4 nights at the beginning of September and it was a joy. The staff make this hotel and could not do more for you. From the manager that checked out the weather forecast for us to the receptionist that recommended a restaurant at the VandA Waterfront,booked the table and arranged courtesy transport. The food...

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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

We very much hope that you get the chance to visit Cape Town again and would like to thank you for your kind words. We will be sure to let Bertha know how much you liked her hot chocolate!

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 15 September 2014

Wonderful hotel stay! service of staff is just superb, the rooms are lovely. across the road from the beach, fews minutes in the free shuttle to waterfront etc. staff even sent out for burgers for us when we got back from and all day tour and were really tuckered! watching sun set from the terrace in the evening is perfect....

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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

It was a true pleasure having you! Thank you for your positive review we hope to see you again soon in Cape Town and at Winchester Mansions!

Glendora, California
Reviewed 15 September 2014

This was a wonderful hotel with superb service. Front desk staff exceeded my expectations. Great location on the beach where you could enjoy a glass of wine. Menu in restaurant was fabulous. Rooms were also very nice. Would definitely stay here again!

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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We will be sure to forward them to our front desk team and Chef. We look forward to welcoming you back very soon!

Worcestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2014

OK so that was exactly what it was. We arrived in Cape Town on the red eye and were taken straight to our hotel. Despite being still quite early they booked us in and got our quite spacious suite ready, which was nice of them. The suite was ok, a bit jaded here and there and the decor was quite...

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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to review our hotel and service. We very much hope that you will enjoy the remainder of your holiday in this beautiful country!

Gloucester, Virginia
Reviewed 10 September 2014

If you want a place in Cape Town that is central to everything, is comfortable, has amazing staff, and goes beyond anything you could imagine when it comes to service…. This is the place to stay. My wife and I had been traveling from America and had stayed in several other hotels in various cities in South Africa. Without hesitation...

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Thank you for your raving review. We are very happy that you had such a good time and hope that you will have the opportunity to visit South Africa and Winchester Mansions again!

Reviewed 8 September 2014

This is one of the most regal and oldest hotels along the coast, where you can walk across the street and see the whales migrating if you are lucky! The hotel itself is beautiful and very well kept. Staff was helpful and welcoming. The night we stayed it was cold and rainy so we decided to eat dinner in at...

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Bianca K, GM Assistant at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

We very much hope that you have the opportunity to visit Cape Town again and that you will be our guest again. Thank you for your kind review!

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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
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: ₹ 8,098 - ₹ 19,436 (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
#28 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“105. First floor and close to swimming pool .”
905howardc, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Personal preference for room selection, mountain or sea view rooms, I prefer high up seaview, loft with a window.”
WayneW412, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea views are wonderful and great for sunset but room can be very noisy with wind etc. Don't bother upgrading to a suite- it's not a true suite so save your money!”
AlexaV_12, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“front facing rooms only and not on upper floor”
CassWoking, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms on the first floor above the bar can be a bit noisy in the morning when the tables are being put on the terrace outside.”
PSML, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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