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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The hotel is in a prime location, directly overlooking the sea in the Seapoint district. It is close to the trendy Waterside area, and not far from central Cape Town. It is a lovely old building , with rooms located on three floors around a delightful courtyard. Our room was quiet, spacious and very comfortable. There was good free WiFi...

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Deal, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Overall this was an excellent location. All the staff were friendly and always helpful. The only one comment that could be improved is on a Friday and weekends they need more waiting staff. As service could be slow.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The rooms are dirty and mouldy, in desperate need of a renovation and new beds. Our bed looks more like a bath tub than a bed. Pillows too, are old and clumpy. We had to ask three times just to get more pillows. The restaurant is obviously having difficulty as food takes ages to come out and then it ends...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great location- only a ten minute drive from the V&A Waterfront and the hotel offers shuttles (ensure you book in advance!) In the background is signal hill and across the road is the ocean. There is a great walking trail which attracts many locals and their dogs. Sunset walks along here were one of our favourite things to do. The...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Very comfortable room with view over Beach Road in Seapoint. Excellent food with a wide selection and good wines of course. You can have a tandem paraglide from Signal Hill which can be seen two or three miles away behind the hotel. They land immediately across the road from the hotel and the cost is R190. Shopping is a must...

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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

In the quest for the ultimate breakfast we decided to visit Winchester Mansions for a Valentines Breakfast. What a disappointment, I know that in times past things were different & I have thoroughly enjoyed many a jazz Sunday there. The situation on the Atlantic sea front is superb but the food and service left a lot to be desired. At...

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Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 1 week ago

Needs renovation, dirty toiletbrushes(we were a group of 8 with 4 rooms) and it was the same in each room. Wood arround the pool is dirty and loose with nails sticking out! Bathrooms are outdated, furniture is full of spots....

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in mid January and on arrival after a 14 hour flight we chose to eat in the restaurant ,we booked a table for 7.00pm (opening time) and after two hour wait we were told our main course would be a further 15 minutes this was after of earlier promises of an extra 10 mines etc we left they...

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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent suite with views of Robben Island, superb location 10 mins from V & A. Hotel restaurant food was excellent. Great to drink sundowners on Terrace when if your lucky enough to get a seat in Harvey's Bar. The staff was friendly and courteous and seemed to take genuine pleasure in making your stay enjoyable. The hotel run has a...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent location, decent restaurant , nice pool. Try and get a room with a sea view. Parking is generally on the promenade but quite a safe area. The hop on and off tour bus stops directly opposite.

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  • Breakfast included
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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 

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Address: 221 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $173 - $486 (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
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#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
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“225 best room in the hotel with great sea views ”
 of 5 bubbles julieaL8692LU, 19 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms are quiet but small. Not worth paying for ocean views- take in the views while having a drink at Harveys.”
 of 5 bubbles paintedcolours, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Quieter rooms face Tabke Mountain, sea facing rooms can be noises with traffic.”
 of 5 bubbles stephenskinner7, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Sea views are highly advisable”
 of 5 bubbles josephdC1484TD, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I stayed in Room 204 and can recommend it. The view out of the main suite was stunning. ”
 of 5 bubbles 618eleanors, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
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