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Winchester Mansions

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

What started as an amazing experience (order was taken and drinks arrived within 30 minutes) turned into a somewhat bizarre ending. Your manager and bar staff cashing everyone up because of a shift change? Really? I want to go to a place, eat and drink and pay my bill when I leave. Don't make your operational requirements and pecking order...

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newcastle
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Welcoming staff. Free shuttle to waterfront. Very good breakfast. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel. The chef of Harvey's restaurant welcomed us nightly with enthusiasm to tell us of his signature dishes which were delicious. He even came to farewell us when it was time to leave. The dining experience and wine selection was exceptional.

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Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed over for the weekend. The front desk staff were very welcoming and answered any questions we had. The general staff in the hotel are always friendly and say hello. The rooms are beautiful and clean. The room we had offered several satelite TV channels for all tastes. Movies, sport, news and kids channels. The food is amazing. We parked...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Winchester Mansions was a block of apartments converted by the English owners to a classy vibrant and buzzy hotel that creates and absorbs a lot of energy from the beach road promenade it overlooks. Tourists and locals alike gather at Harveys bar Terrace to look at the beautiful sunset over the Atlantic Ocean. The beautiful colonnaded courtyard in the style...

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Ozzie Traveller
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely boutique style hotel, located across the road from the water. Room that we stayed very nice, and suitably adequate. Breakfast very good as well and the main restaurant for dinner. The dinner menu very interesting and food well presented and delicious . Well worth the experience.

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Kilwinning, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was not staying here but four of us walked along the promenade on a nice night to sit here with a few drinks watching the sun set. Great location, friendly staff and not expensive. My wife actually got extra cocktails from the bar as they were trying out some new versions so nice touch. seemed a nice place to stay.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and super friendly . Smiles all round on arrival and continues to the last farewell . This is an iconic hotel on the Sea Point strip . Based on this quad design the hotel lends itself to this marvelous inner garden garden area which is brilliant for alfresco dining . Really comes into it's own when the Sunday...

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really would like to give full marks to Winchester Mansions - but can't overlook one of the rudest staff encounters I have ever had in years of staying at hotels all over the world. I hope its atypical and the staff member concerned either reforms or leaves this otherwise very nice hotel. I have stayed in several other hotels...

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sheffield
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed at this hotel for 5 nights and the most important aspect has got to be the fantastic service of all the staff. They were brilliant, they made us feel so welcome and we were able to have a laugh and a joke with them. There was nothing wrong with the room it was just average. However, the meal at...

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Knysna
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As almost everywhere in South Africa the smell in the room was not the best due to moisture and dust. The hole family started to suffer from allergy. food was good and the stuff friendly. The hotel saw it's best days many years ago. Won't visit the place again

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Murray N, Manager Director at Winchester Mansions, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear that you and family suffered from allergies during your stay in South Africa. We are also very sorry that you have decided not to visit us again, it is not what we like to hear. Thank you for mentioning our friendly staff and our chef is also delighted you enjoyed the food. Keep well.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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 

Additional Information about Winchester Mansions

Address: 221 Beach Road | Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $169 - $400 (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
#30 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
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“It is worth paying a little extra and getting a sea or mountain facing room.”
adrianl1471, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“105. First floor and close to swimming pool .”
905howardc, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Personal preference for room selection, mountain or sea view rooms, I prefer high up seaview, loft with a window.”
WayneW412, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Sea views are wonderful and great for sunset but room can be very noisy with wind etc. Don't bother upgrading to a suite- it's not a true suite so save your money!”
AlexaV_12, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“front facing rooms only and not on upper floor”
CassWoking, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
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