Winchester Mansions - Cape Town

221 Beach Road, Cape Town, South Africa, 8001show map
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Overview

Winchester Mansions is an exclusive 4-star accommodation in Cape Town. Featuring Dutch architecture, the property was remodeled in 1996.

The hotel is approximately 25 minutes' walk from Bo-kaap. Nestled in the business district and 4 km from the city center.

This hotel is perfectly based near hills and parks.

A 20-minute walk will take you to Metropolitan Golf Club subway station. Fast access to Cape Town International airport within 25 km is provided.

Rooms

The hotel offers 76 rooms. They are fitted with a safe, TV, a private balcony, a sofa and a DVD player. The rooms afford a beautiful view of the sea. They have a modern-style interior.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is offered in the courtyard every morning. Guests can enjoy exquisite meals of European cuisine at the hotel’s restaurant. The night bar serves tea and coffee. Offering various dining options, Harveys at the Mansions and Duchess of Wisbeach are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

Bicycles, limousines and cars are available for rent on site.

Relax

Guests will benefit from facials and massage.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for free.

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site (reservation might be needed) at ZAR 75 per day.

Number of rooms:   76.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

ZAR 75 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

A la carte restaurant

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Outdoor heated swimming pool

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Cycling
  • Golf course

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Printers
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • High chairs
  • Babysitting/Child services

Spa & Leisure

  • Outdoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Leisure/ TV room
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Sea view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • In-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle
  • Dryer

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • International calls
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Piazza St JohnPiazza St John2700 ft
Signal Hill Signal Hill 4400 ft Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
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Harveys at the MansionsHarveys at the Mansions200 ft221 Beach Road
Courtyard CafeCourtyard Cafe200 ft221 Beach Road
Duchess of WisbeachDuchess of Wisbeach400 ft3 Wisbeach Road
PosticinoPosticino1100 ft323 Main Road , Seapoint
Kabab MahalKabab Mahal1000 ft315 Main Road
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District Six ChurchDistrict Six Church2.7 mi
CTICCCTICC2.1 mi
V&A WaterfrontV&A Waterfront1.8 mi
Cape Town StadiumCape Town Stadium1.2 mi
District Six MuseumDistrict Six Museum2.2 mi
The Company's GardenThe Company's Garden1.9 mi
Table MountainTable Mountain2.9 mi
Christiaan Barnard HospitalChristiaan Barnard Hospital1.7 mi
Mediclinic Cape TownMediclinic Cape Town2.0 mi
Long StreetLong Street1.8 mi
Greenmarket SquareGreenmarket Square1.9 mi Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
Clifton BeachClifton Beach2.1 mi Cape Town CentralSouth Africa
Old Biscuit MillOld Biscuit Mill4.0 mi373 - 375 Albert Road
The Heart of Cape Town Museum The Heart of Cape Town Museum 4.6 miGroote Schuur Hospital, Main Road
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Woodstock Railway Station3.4 mi
Salt River Railway Station4.4 mi
Underground
Metropolitan Golf Club1.2 mi
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Reviews
8.2
FabulousBased on  62  reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
9.5
Service
10.0
Rooms
  • 7.4
    Very good

    Courtesy of staff and abilty to communicate interest without sounding imposing on the client

    The breakfast facility closing at 10am on Sunday (noting that of Saturday closes at 10 30am). More can be managed into this activity.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Service was good. Hotel is old. I have to change the Rommel because the room smelled. My daughter had to change the room because a/c did not work. The new room she moved to, the bath room flooded. I think plumbing and a/c are not uptodate. Rooms smelled

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The hotel building itself is beautiful, the location unparalleled (across the road from the promenade), and the facilities (pool, restaurant, courtyard) were elegant and inviting

    We found the room facing the courtyard to be rather noisy and it lacked privacy with the only windows opening onto the passageway. The extractor fans in our room did not work. We found the staff (front desk and restaurant) to be rather stiff and not overly attentive.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The front desk were second to none and made our stay wonderful.

    The bar staff are very disorganized.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The excellent service and offerings at the hotel

  • 9.0
    Superb

    Loved the location, with the views of the sea and mountains, but also easy access to downtown. Right on the "red bus" line which is great for tourists. The staff were excellent and very accommodating. Also enjoyed the bar/restaurant which seems to be a trendy spot for locals and visitors.

    The rooms are a little small, but nicely appointed. The breakfast was great, but did not find the food in the bar all that terrific.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Everything was excellent front desk staff extremely helpful and efficient

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Lots of character and wonderful open courtyard for dining and drinks. Service was excellent and the staff were full of recommendations in terms of what to do and booked us tours to Robbin Island and the Table Mt cable car. We will definitely return.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    It has quiet traditional charm with all of the modern facilities to make if very comfortable.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Excellent hotel with amazing friendly staff. We have been going to the Winch for nearly 20 yrs. Always 1st class service.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    The location is very good, with awesome sunset views from the outside seating. The breakfast was very good, the rooms were clean and good size.

    They charge a ridiculous high fee for WiFi. For the price you pay for the room, this should be free to all guests of the hotel. This is the only thing that would make me consider another hotel on our next visit.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The Winchester is a lovely hotel, the staff could not be more helpful. The design and age of the hotel gave it an air of stepping back in time and for 3 or 4 days as there was so much to see in Cape Town it was great.

    Not a lot to do in the hotel and the pool was a bit small with not enough sunbeds.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    I enjoyed the traditional aspects of the hotel - the Victorian courtyard, stately rooms, luxurious surroundings. Its proximity to the seaside walkway provided an excellent view from our balcony and easy access to shopping. Winchester Mansions was our base from which we explored Cape Point, Cape of Good Hope and Table Mountain.

    The service in the dining room was far too slow, but the food was excellent. Also, responsiveness to a problem that we had with the safe in our room was very, very slow holding us up for an unacceptable length of time when we were ready to head out for the day.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Location, free shuttle to areas close by. Good breakfast buffet. Nice surroundings.

    Free shuttle is sometimes disorganized or late. Hotel runs some events in the evening (wedding receptions...) and it can be annoyingly noisy.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location is good

    The "Junior suite" book was a very small extra room less that 4 square meter. Not at all s suite. The room DID NOT correspond to the offer on the website The first night my daughter had to spleep in a sofa too small for her. The The staff was in general with a trade union mentality doing the minimum. Nobody is assigned to help with luggage when cars or taxis arrive. No fitness centersBreakfast was often chaotic with most many guest arriving just for 10 AM. Sometime it took 10 min just to get coffee. Staff was more interested to make bills (with 0 charges because breakfast was included) to get tips rather than helping customer. Relation between price paid and services received is a disaster. The swimming pool is small, not what you expect in such a hotel INTERNET access in the room in based on MEGABYTES (Mb) used !!!!! Staff is more interested by tips that providing service to customer Does NOT deserve 4 stars. Lives on his former reputation an location in front of the see (although very few rooms have see view)

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Highlights
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FabulousBased on  62 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Spa Hotels in South Africa

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 16 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Train
Woodstock Railway Station3.4 mi
Salt River Railway Station4.4 mi
Underground
Metropolitan Golf Club1.2 mi
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