• Swimming pool

Winchester Mansions

Boutique property with Cape Dutch influences

The historic and charming Winchester Mansions is a Cape Dutch-style hotel dating back to the 1920s. Offering stylishly elegant accommodation, a spectacular beachfront location and an emphasis on personalised service, you'll enjoy a superb choice of facilities, entertainment and dining here.

The outdoor courtyard of Harveys Restaurant – encircled by tropical palm trees, fragrant plants and cascading fountains – is a lovely spot for a romantic meal in the balmy evening air; this is also the venue for live music, with the very popular Sunday jazz brunches or high teas also being held here. Alternatively, head for the terrace and sip on sundowners as you gaze over the Atlantic Ocean and watch the sky turn from blue to shades of pink and orange. 

Cool off and chill out at the outdoor pool; recline on a sun lounger, enjoy complimentary fruit skewers, sunscreen and daily newspapers or indulge in the cocktail and tapas menu; or perhaps you'd like to retreat to the Gingko Spa for a rejuvenation treatment. 

Situated at the famous Sea Point Promenade – facing the Atlantic coastline and with the spectacular Table Mountain as a backdrop – the hotel is just a 20 minute stroll from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront to which guests are offered a complimentary shuttle service. 

Please call one of our Destination Specialists for more information on our full selection of hotels, or for inspiration and advice on creating a personalised itinerary.

Hayes & Jarvis Rating

Guide Price

£1,579 per person
Hotel Category
Deluxe
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1425 Reviews
Lions Head and Cape Town

Hotel highlights

  • Harveys Restaurant with outdoor courtyard
  • On the promenade facing the Atlantic Ocean

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    10:00
  • Check-out Time:
    15:00
  • 76 rooms
  • Transfer duration approximately 20 minutes from Cape Town airport
  • All floors have lift access

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Winchester Mansions

  • Approximately 20 minutes from Cape Town airport
  • Perfect location for being a little out of the main part of the city, yet still within easy access
  • Free shuttle to and from the V&A waterfront
  • Great jazz bar
1425 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 860
  • Very Good 400
  • Average 96
  • Poor 41
  • Terrible 28

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Aug 12, 2019

This is a seriously good hotel

Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom

Winchester Mansions is located on the Beach Road towards Sea Point. From the moment I arrived I was struck by the consistently helpful and considerate attitude of all the hotel's staff. In fact I felt as if everyone not just valued my custom but was genuinely anxious that I had the best possible stay. There are some great little touches: every evening someone comes round to close the curtains and blinds, turn down the bed and leave a chocolate. The minibar is fully stocked when you arrive and you are not charged for anything you take unless you ask for it to be restocked. The classic Cape Town City Tour Bus goes right past the hotel and I basically got a complementary day ticket so of course I rode it round. There's a great restaurant downstairs: breakfast is a buffet with a really good choice. But it's also worth having dinner there. The food was excellent and the service typically attentive, helpful and efficient without being overbearing. I loved staying here. It was absolutely what you'd want a hotel stay to be.
Aug 12, 2019

Ocean view, lovely old world charm

We spent five days at the Winchester and loved it. Walking along the lovely walkways by the Ocean, plenty of stores and restaurants in easy (safe) walking distance, very friendly, helpful staff, a great bar, decent scotch selection, and great Mussels, and a lovely dinner. Room was good sized, comfortable bed, lovely shower, and the hotel will take you to the Harbour, a great attraction, and pick you up. If you like the Big Red Hop on Hop Off buses, there is a stop across the street, so it's really hard to beat. When I go back to Cape Town, I will stay there.
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Winchester Mansions

Facilities

Fitness centre

Gym

The hotel's gym offers a range of fitness equipment for your convenience.

The Ginkgo Spa

The Ginkgo Spa offers guests pampering in a laid-back and friendly atmosphere. A wide range of treatments are on offer, comprising traditional, Asian and global accents. Each treatment includes a tea service featuring a selection of herbal infusions to relax or invigorate.

Swimming Pool

The outdoor swimming pool is 47.5 square metres.

Complimentary Wi-Fi

Winchester Mansions

Room Types

Arcadia Suite

Arcadia Suites offer guests contemporary style accommodation with beautiful bathrooms and separate showers.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Family Suite

Family Suite

Family Suites feature a large bedroom with an en suite bathroom and a separate lounge with a television. Most suites also have a smaller second bedroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Harvey Suite

The Harvey Suite offers a stunning sea-facing view and includes two en suite double bedrooms, lounge, dining area, kitchenette and guest restroom.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Balcony Suite

Balcony Suites have a contemporary feel with spectacular sea views. Features include a large open-plan bedroom, lounge, spacious en suite bathroom and a balcony.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Robben Island Suite

The Robben Island Suite is a presidential suite which has a spectacular sea view and overlooks Robben Island. Features include an en suite double bedroom, spacious lounge area and a guest restroom. The view makes it perfect for honeymooners or alternatively, there is an option for a second bedroom which would make an ideal family room.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sea View
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

Double or Twin Classic – Modern

  • Air Conditioning
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Fridge
  • In Room WiFi
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Tea & Coffee Facilities
  • Telephone

Double Classic

Single Classic

Double Suite

Double or Twin Junior Suite-Sea View

Single Suite

Double or Twin Junior suite

Junior Suites have spacious bedrooms with a separate living area and en suite. Some Junior Suites have a sea view.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Minibar
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Separate Shower
  • Telephone
  • Towels included
Classic King

Double or Twin Classic

Classic Roomshave air conditioning, bath and shower, TV, telephone, minibar, safe, tea & coffee making facilities and views of the pool, courtyard or towards historic Signal Hill.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Safe
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Towels included

SINGLE CLASSIC-MODERN

DOUBLE CLASSIC-MODERN

SINGLE BALCONY/TERRACE

SINGLE DELUXE-SEA FACING

SUITE BALCONY/TERRACE

SUITE FAMILY ROOM

SINGLE FAMILY ROOM

SINGLE SEA FACING

SUITE SEA FACING

SUITE DELUXE-SEA FACING

Winchester Mansions

Food & Drink

Restaurant Coutyard

Harveys Restaurant and Bar

Harveys offers guests breakfast, lunch and dinner which can be eaten out In the courtyard. Snacks can also be enjoyed here, along with a drink at the Harveys Bar. On a Sunday enjoy Sunday Jazz Brunch which is an absolute must – throughout the year, well-known jazz artists perform at the brunch and in the summer, this can be enjoyed out on the courtyard

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

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