Winchester Mansions  4 stars

221 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

The rooms here range from traditional to contemporary, and all are nice here. The location along the Sea Point promenade is great. The pool is nice and there's a delightful restaurant in the courtyard which serves brunch from 11 am to 2 pm for R145.

Overview

Overlooking the stunning vistas of the Atlantic coastline, the Winchester Mansions offers unforgettable stay in the renowned Sea Point Promenade not far from the downtown Cape Town.

This four-star property features original Cape Dutch style and provides excellent customer services. Guests will be offered such conveniences as a heated swimming pool, deluxe spa treatments and multi-function conference facilities.

There are 51 classic or contemporary style rooms and 25 suites, including one presidential suite. Each room is air-conditioned and comes complete with satellite TV, Wi-Fi connection and coffee/tea making facilities. Most rooms overlook the spectacular views of the mountains or the sea.

In the restaurant, guests can sample a delightful menu based on regional specialties with European flair.

The hotel comprises two meeting rooms, which can accommodate from 40 to 55 delegates and provide presentation and multi-media equipment. Moreover, there is a business center with wireless internet connectivity.

The Ginkgo Health and Wellness Spa center offers an extensive range of traditional, Asian and global treatments.

Number of rooms   76.

City Center Cape Town - 2.2 mi
Airports Cape Town International (CPT) - 12.8 mi
Train Stations Cape Town - 2.2 mi, Esplanade - 3.3 mi
Restaurants Harveys at the Mansions - 100 ft, Courtyard Cafe (Cuisine: International) - 100 ft

Rooms

Classic Rooms feature colonial style and comprises en-suite bathroom.

Modern Classic Rooms are contemporary style bedrooms with en-suite bathroom.

Junior Suites include a separate lounge.

Modern Junior Suites feature contemporary style open-plan bedrooms and lounges.

Balcony Suites comprise a large open plan bedroom and lounge area, plus a private balcony facing the Atlantic Ocean.

Family Suites feature a separate lounge with TV, in most cases two bedrooms and a large bathroom with separate shower.

Arcadia Suites are designed in contemporary style.

Harvey Suite comprises two double bedrooms, a lounge and dining area, kitchenette and guest rest room.

The Robben Island Suite is composed of en-suite double bedroom with a lounge area, a guest rest room. It also displays the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Robben Island.

Non-smoking rooms are provided.

Accessible rooms for guests with disabilities are available.

All children under two years stay free of charge for cots.

Children under six years stay complimentary when sharing with two adults.

Additional person is charged R195 per night inclusive of breakfast.

Baby cots are provided upon request.

Maximum capacity of babycots in a room is one.

Dining options

Complimentary full English breakfast is served every morning in the restaurant.

The Harveys Restaurant features an impressive South African cuisine with European influence. Guests can also enjoy their meals on the beautiful courtyard designed as an Italian piazza and surrounded by palm trees and water fountains.

Room service is available.

At the hotel Winchester Mansions guests are invited to a full english breakfast served for free. 

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Facilities

General
  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) and the rate is ZAR 75 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Cycling
Services
  • Maid Service
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Ticket service
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Exercise gym
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Sun terrace
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Library
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Bathrobe
  • Slippers
Media
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Radio

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are not allowed.

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Classic Rooms feature colonial style and comprises en-suite bathroom.

Modern Classic Rooms are contemporary style bedrooms with en-suite bathroom.

Junior Suites include a separate lounge.

Modern Junior Suites feature contemporary style open-plan bedrooms and lounges.

Balcony Suites comprise a large open plan bedroom and lounge area, plus a private balcony facing the Atlantic Ocean.

Family Suites feature a separate lounge with TV, in most cases two bedrooms and a large bathroom with separate shower.

Arcadia Suites are designed in contemporary style.

Harvey Suite comprises two double bedrooms, a lounge and dining area, kitchenette and guest rest room.

The Robben Island Suite is composed of en-suite double bedroom with a lounge area, a guest rest room. It also displays the panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean and the Robben Island.

Non-smoking rooms are provided.

Accessible rooms for guests with disabilities are available.

All children under two years stay free of charge for cots.

Children under six years stay complimentary when sharing with two adults.

Additional person is charged R195 per night inclusive of breakfast.

Baby cots are provided upon request.

Maximum capacity of babycots in a room is one.

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    Winchester Mansions LocationWhat's nearby

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Grand Parade
      1.6 mi
    • Lion's Head
      1.7 mi
    • Long Street
      1.7 mi
    • Cape Town Parliament
      1.9 mi
    • District Six Church
      2.7 mi
    Popular areas
    • Green Point Common
      1.0 mi
    • City Center
      2.1 mi
    • Camps Bay Beach
      2.8 mi
    Places of interest
    • Sea Point Pavillion & Swimming Pools
      3300 ft
    • Signal Hill
      4300 ft
    • Queens Beach
      1.2 mi
    • Open Top Bus Tour
      1.5 mi
    • Malay Quarter
      1.7 mi
    Convention centers
    • CTICC
      2.1 mi
    • Good Hope Centre
      2.5 mi
    Sport related
    • Cape Town Stadium
      1.2 mi
    Shopping areas
    • Cape Quarter
      1.6 mi
    • V&A Waterfront
      1.7 mi
    Amusement
    • Camps Bay
      2.7 mi
    Museums
    • Iziko - Slave Lodge Museum
      1.7 mi
    • Boo-Kaap Museum
      1.7 mi
    • The South African Museum and planetarium
      1.9 mi
    • District Six Museum
      2.2 mi
    • Castle of Good Hope
      2.4 mi
    Parks
    • Company's Gardens
      1.9 mi
    • The Company Gardens
      2.0 mi
    Universities, Institutes
    • Cape University of Technology
      2.6 mi
    Arboretum, Green spaces, Zoos
    • Two Oceans Aquarium
      1.5 mi

    Local Attractions

    • Cape Town Stadium (Green Point Stadium)
      1.0 mi
      Vlei Road, Cape Town Central
    • Iziko Bo Kaap Museum
      1.6 mi
      71 Wale St., Cape Town Central
    • Lion's Head
      1.6 mi
      Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
    • Gold of Africa Museum
      1.8 mi
      96 Strand Street, Cape Town Central
    • Two Oceans Aquarium
      1.9 mi
      Alfred Basin, Dock Road, Cape Town Central

    Near the hotel

    • Signal Hill
      4500 ft
      Cape Town CentralSouth Africa

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Harveys at the Mansions

      65% likes this, based on 102 reviews

      100 ft
      221 Beach Road

      Phone: 021 434 2351

    • Courtyard Cafe

      Cuisine: International

      100 ft
      221 Beach Road
    • Duchess of Wisbeach

      72% likes this, based on 105 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary

      500 ft
      3 Wisbeach Road

      Phone: 214341525

    • Posticino

      71% likes this, based on 195 reviews
      Cuisine: Italian

      1100 ft
      323 Main Road , Seapoint
    • Kabab Mahal

      Cuisine: Indian

      1000 ft
      315 Main Road

      Phone: 021 4340008

    Getting there.

    Cape Town International Airport

    • By car: Head southeast. Keep left at the fork. Turn left onto Airport Approach Road. Merge onto N2 Road/Settlers Wy via the ramp to Cape town. Merge onto De Waal Dr. Continue onto Nelson Mandela Boulevard. Continue onto Buitengracht Street. Turn right onto Hans Strijdom Avenue/M6. Continue to follow M6. Go through 1 roundabout. The hotel will be on the left.

    Cape Town Train Station

    • By car: Head southeast on Strand Street toward Lower Plein Street. Make a U-turn at Castle Street. Turn right onto Adderley Street. Take the 1st left onto Riebeek Street. Turn right onto Buitengracht Street. Turn left onto Helen Suzman Boulevard. Go through 1 roundabout. Continue onto Beach Road. The hotel will be on the left.

    Winchester Mansions Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Winchester Mansions

    Average guest rating

    8.4
    out of 10
    Exceptional
    Based on 43 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    9.1
    Rooms
    8.6
    Service
    7.4
    Value
    8.4
    Dining
    9.0

    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      We have been staying at the Mansion since 1993 and the experience gets better each time. The staff are so friendly and the food wonderful. I can't wait to return.

      The refurb was a bit nosy in the afternoon. Drilling sounds but it finished at 5pm.

      • Average rating
        9.2
    • Single

      The staff were very helpful and pleasant. It was a bit outside of Cape Town but transport to the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront was available and the City Bus Tour stop was just across the street. Very calm and relaxing.

      • Average rating
        8.8
    • Older travelers

      A unique and homely atmosphere,good location.Friendly staff.

      • Average rating
        7.4
    • Group of friends

      From start to finish we were made very welcome and soon settled in. The bar area Harveys is superb and we had 2 excellent meals in the restaurant. Practicing the putting outside our room added to the feel good factor of the hotel!

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Single

      I liked the lovely colonial atmosphere, teh magnificent location and the staff were very efficient and freindly

      My room was a bit noisy

      • Average rating
        8.2
    • Group of friends

      The location was great - one could walk for kms along the promenade and breathe in the sea air while enjoying the mountainous terrain. The decor also appealed and the staff were very pleasant. Breakfast was excellent. My room was comfortable. All in all, a very good experience.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Older travelers

      Loved the location on the sea front, the staff especially Adam, Craig, Happiness, Selina and Shafik were friendly, efficient and attentive. The rooms were great. The sunsets fantastic.

      First impressions on arrival (we did arrive too early) with building work, drilling and noise around reception were not so good, but soon calmed down.

      • Average rating
        9.6
    • Couple

      Had some minor construction (renovation) during the day and the internet is way too slow. However I found the internet to be rather slow at other places in SA so I guess the US has me spoiled.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Single

      the rooms and service was very good whereas the food for dinner need some improvement

      • Average rating
        9.6
    • Family with children

      The facility was first class and the staff very accomadating. Breakfast was included and presentation excellent.

      parking

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Group of friends

      Great location and facilities, and very friendly and helpful staff. The bar's outdoor area has a lovely view of the sea - great for watching sunset.

      • Average rating
        9.6
    • Older travelers

      The hotel was very comfortable and welcoming despite the fact that it is obviously undergoing some renovation. We would definitely return to this hotel

      • Average rating
        8.8
    • Older travelers

      Excellent beach front location. Very close to v&a Waterfront and Camps Bay. The staff is extremely helpful and assisted us when booking a day trip for our shark diving. The design of the hotel is very nice with a very popular bar overlooking the sea front.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Older travelers

      This is a superbly comfortable hotel, conveniently situated in a pleasant area of Cape Town within easy reach of the Victoria and Alfred Waterfront and historic sites. It is close to the recently built football stadium. It offers all the facilities required of a 21st century hotel whilst continuing to provide a quality and level of service rarely seen today. The staff are friendly, courteous and efficient and go that extra mile to ensure the comfort and satisfaction of guests. We have stayed at the hotel several times in the last 20 years and intend to return soon. Highly recommended as a very pleasant and comfortable place to stay.

      • Average rating
        10.0
    • Group of friends

      Great service and very friendly and obliging staff made our stay exceptional. They took care of everything asked for. Good location directly across from the sea, about 5km from v&a waterfront. Overall great luxury hotel.

      • Average rating
        8.8
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