We loved the hotel!! The location was excellent being right on Beach Road facing the Atlantic... See full review
8 Oct 2010
Sea Point beachfront hotel exuding Cape elegance and hospitality
The four-star Winchester Mansions is located right on the Sea Point beachfront, set against a dramatic Table Mountain backdrop. 1920s Cape Dutch architecture houses a property steeped in contemporary elegance. Guests staying here are adjacent to Sea Point Pavilion, and minutes from Clifton beach and the V&A Waterfront. Winchester Mansions guests relax at the heated outdoor pool, enjoy sundowner cocktails and dine at the stylish Harveys restaurant. The elegant Ginkgo Spa offers a full range of healing treatments.
Sea Point beachfront hotel overlooks the Atlantic Ocean
Elegant 1920s Cape Dutch architecture
Heated outdoor swimming pool with sun deck
All rooms feature sea or mountain views
Jazz brunches every Sunday, where guests are treated to a complimentary glass of sparkling wine and a newspaper on arrival
The Winchester Mansions offers 76 spacious rooms and suites including one presidential suite. All accommodations feature sea or mountain views, air-conditioning, wireless Internet access (fees may apply) satellite TV with international channels, coffee/tea-making facilities and a mini bar. Both traditional style and contemporary style rooms are furnished with fine linens and warm tones. Some suites feature a balcony.
The Winchester Mansions has earned its good reputation over many years as a leading Atlantic Seaboard hotel. Located on the Sea Point Promenade, guests are within striking distance of the Mother City's attractions including beaches, shopping and wine lands.
Bistro by day and restaurant by night, Harveys restaurant offers South African cuisine with a European twist. The Winchester Mansions Sunday Jazz brunches and monthly Grapes Gourmet and Gallery evenings welcome music, art and food lovers alike.
Winchester Mansions guests cool off in the outdoor swimming pool, and enjoy cocktails paired with Atlantic sunsets. The elegant Ginkgo Spa offers a full range of treatments in Asian and international styles. The hotel staff is available to assist with nearby golf, sailing, water sports and horseback riding venues.
Cape Town International Airport (14.8 mi/23.8 km)
Airport shuttle available (fees may apply)
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront (1.7 mi/2.8 km)
Cape Town International Convention Center (2.1 mi/3.4 km)
Company Gardens (2 mi/3 km)
Clifton Beach (2.1 mi/3.5 km)
Castle of Good Hope (3.2 mi/5.1 km)
Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens (10.4 mi/16.7 km)
Table Mountain National Park (29 mi/46.6 mi)
Stellenbosch (30.6 mi/49.3km)
Cape Point (41.7 mi/67.2 km)
Two fully equipped rooms for up to 100 delegates
Executive boardroom and break-away rooms available
Airport transfers can be arranged at R295.00 for up to 2 guests between 8am and 8pm, thereafter R395.00 (R100.00 per extra guest).
Nearby points of interest
Green Point Stadium: 2.6 km
Gold of Africa Museum: 3.1 km
Two Oceans Aquarium: 3.1 km
District Six Museum: 3.7 km
Railway Service: 4.1 km
Table Mountain: 4.7 km
Robben Island: 12.5 km
Thunder City: 14.9 km
Premier Classe Train: 23.7 km
Cape of Good Hope: 47.7 km
Cape Agulhas: 180.1 km
Cango Caves: 359.5 km
Harveys at The Mansions
Harveys at The Mansions restaurant, bar, courtyard & terraces is fast becoming the hot spot among the wide choice of contemporary Cape Town restaurants. The superb location of the restaurant, combined with delectable cuisine and attentive service, make it a firm favourite among visitors and locals alike.
Terms and conditions
Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.
The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.
Good efficient hotel, hospitable and good location. Recommended.
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short walk from hotel
Great restaurants in Sea Point
Review of Winchester Mansions
8 Oct 2010
Cape Town Hotel
We loved the hotel!! The location was excellent being right on Beach Road facing the Atlantic Ocean and a quick cab ride to the VA or really anywhere in Cape Town you might like to go. The service at the hotel was probably the best of any hotel
we have ever stayed in especially the restaurant. Even though it is an older hotel all the rooms have been remodeled and had all the comforts of a new hotel and a lot more charm. The breakfast selection was outstanding with a choice of a hot selection that included Eggs Benedict as well as a cold buffet that included fruits, breads, cheese, rolls, juice and champagne! We rented a car while we were there and recommend it for driving to the point and wine country. The parking was 50 rand a night (about $7) which we felt was very reasonable given that your car was secured in a walled parking area with an automatic steel gate that you were given a remote to during your stay. The hotel provides a free van ride to the VA. If they take you in the van to anywhere else there is a charge that is about the same as a taxi. I would highly recommend this hotel to anyone that is planning on staying in Cape Town!
Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Short drive from hotel
While in Cape Town if you want a great African Dining experience try Gold's. It is downtown but no more than a 15 minute van ride from the Hotel. They have a set menu that includes breads, appetizer, main course and dessert. All uniquely African in nature. After dinner they provide some exceptional entertainment with drums, dancing and costumes that are amazing! The price is 250 rand per person or about $35 but was well worth it. Check the time you need to be there as the dinner and show only happen once a night. We highly recommend this experience for those that want a true taste of Africa!
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