• Swimming pool

Winchester Mansions

Boutique property with a Cape Dutch influence

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. Enjoy a superb choice of facilities and dining at the hotel including the outdoor Courtyard restaurant encircled by palm trees and fountains, plus the very popular jazz brunches every weekend. One of the few places you can enjoy a sunset over the sea in Cape Town, here at the Winchester Mansion, you can relax at the bar and enjoy this wonderful spectacle.

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Hayes & Jarvis Rating
Hotel Category
Deluxe
TripAdvisor Review
Tripadvisor rating 1522 Reviews
Lions Head and Cape Town

Hotel highlights

  • Harveys Restaurant with outdoor courtyard
  • On the promenade facing the Atlantic Ocean
  • Boutique 1920’s building
  • Cape Dutch architecture

Hotel Features

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    10:00
  • Check-out Time:
    15:00
  • 76 rooms
  • Transfer duration: Approx. 20 minutes from Cape Town Airport
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Boutique

Board Basis Options

  • Bed & Breakfast

For Families

  • Babysitting

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Winchester Mansions

  • Approx. 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
1522 Reviews 89% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 920
  • Very Good 428
  • Average 101
  • Poor 44
  • Terrible 30

What to Expect

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

Reviews

Apr 04, 2020

Second time round

Norwich, United Kingdom

We stayed at Winchester at the beginning of March. This was our second time in Cape Town and second time staying at Winchester Mansions. The hotel is very conveniently placed for the Hop on hop off bus with the stop being directly across the road. The room was great, the food at breakfast was delicious and a good choice. Particularly like sitting in the courtyard for breakfast. Bougainvilleas were beautiful. The staff were friendly and helpful and attentive to our needs. Couldn’t fault it. Hope one day to be back. Hope you are all safe and healthy. Many thanks for all you did for us.
Mar 27, 2020

Lovely hotel

Essex, United Kingdom

Spent five days here on my own whilst visiting Cape Town. All the staff were so helpful and friendly did not feel awkward at all. Had hotel pick up from the airport. Had a massage at the Spa which was truly amazing. Safe to walk around. Can sit outside and watch the world go by from the bar and restaurant. Breakfast was amazing too.
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Winchester Mansions

Facilities

Gym

The hotel's gym is open 3pm to 10pm and offers a range of fitness equipment for your convenience.

The Ginkgo Health and Welness Spa

The Ginkgo Health and Wellness Spa offers guests a pampering and friendly atmosphere. A wide range of treatments are on offer composed from traditional, Asian and global accents. The services offered to guests are uniquely personal. Each treatment includes a tea service featuring a selection of herbal infusions to relax or invigorate you. This can be enjoyed in the spa lounge area.

a group of lawn chairs sitting next to a pool of water

Swimming Pool

The outdoor swimming pool is 47.5 square metres which is more than big enough for someone to cool off from the heat of the sun.

Complimentary Wi-Fi is provided in Public Areas

Winchester Mansions

Room Types

Arcadia Suite

Arcadia Suites offer guests a contemporary style accommodation with beautiful bathrooms with 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 TV. Most family 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. Features include two en suite double bedrooms, lounge, dining area, kitchenette and guest rest room.

  • 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 rest room. Perfect for Honeymooners! Also 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

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 restaurant offers guests breakfast, lunch and dinner which can be eaten out on the courtyard. Snacks can also be enjoyed along with a drink at the Harveys Bar. Guests can enjoy local South African cuisine with a European twist! On a Sunday enjoy Sunday Jazz Brunch which is an absolute must. Throughout the year well known Jazz artists perform at the brunch. In the summer, this can be enjoyed out on the courtyard

Board Basis Options

Bed & Breakfast

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