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Winchester Mansions

Winchester Mansions

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1285 Reviews
Guide Price £1,749 per person
Based on 04 February 19 departure from London Gatwick flying with British Airways, staying for 5 nights bed and breakfast in a Classic Room (2 adults sharing) including return transfers.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

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.

  • Harveys Restaurant with outdoor courtyard
  • On the promenade facing the Atlantic Ocean
  • Boutique 1920s building
  • Cape Dutch architecture
  • Relax at the Gingko Spa

Top Tips from our Experts

Lucy

Destination Specialist

"The hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus stops directly in front of the hotel. Not only is this convenient, but it is also a great way to see the city."

Christie

Destination Executive

"If you arrive ahead of your check-in time, make your way to the spa as it offers a special Arrival Rejuvenation Package to kickstart your relaxation."

Hotel Features

Hotel Category

Deluxe
  • 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
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

Things to do

Being explorers at heart, we believe in getting out and about to get the most from your trip. Browse through our selection of attractions and excursions available nearby that will enhance your holiday experience.

Table Mountain

Robben Island Cape Town

Robben Island

V&A Waterfront Cape Town

Wander the V&A Waterfront

1285 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 772
  • Very Good 360
  • Average 89
  • Poor 37
  • Terrible 27

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Nov 12, 2018

Great location, decent hotel option

Having stayed at guest houses and hotels in Cape Town, it seems going with a guest house is the way to go, but if you are looking to stay at a hotel, Winchester Mansions is not a bad option. It's location is excellent, right on the ocean, and near many shops. The rooms are overall pretty good and the internal courtyard is beautiful. Parking is extremely limited and despite our reserving a parking space in the gated lot, when we returned one evening, there were no free spaces, which was very frustrating. Additionally, both on check in and check out no one offered to take our bags, which was a little frustrating as my husband has an injured back. Finally, the breakfast buffet is serviceable, but nothing extraordinary. We did not eat dinner or lunch at the hotel so I cannot speak to the quality of those meals.
Nov 11, 2018

Business trip

Melbourne, Australia

Great place to stay , enjoyed being able to walk along the waterfront, the swimming pool and the terrace bar - great place to conduct business as the mansion has great business facilities, including meeting rooms, business function rooms and staff are very friendly and accommodating.
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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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