Winchester Mansions


The Winchester Mansions Hotel is one of the legendary seaside hotels Cape Town was famous for even decades ago. It is situated directly across from the picturesque Sea Point promenade, popular among holidaymakers, locals and romantic couples for a sunset stroll.


The enticing setting has preserved the elegant flair that is the foundation of its fame. Despite the fact that Cape Town’s Waterfront makes the headlines these days, the Winchester Mansions are a superb alternative featuring a more tranquil read more » backdrop.


The charismatic ambience the Winchester radiates, in combination with the celebrated service, ensures an exceptional hotel experience that brings back the flair of the 1920s.


Built by Sir Herbert Baker, the building’s traditional Cape design greatly contributes to the golden era flair without, however, sacrificing modern comforts. A singular feature: Short putting-green golf courses line the corridors. You will repeatedly observe small tournaments or straightforward competitions about who buys the next drink happening in the corridors.


A beautifully set swimming pool and a sophisticated restaurant put the finishing touch to the Winchester Mansions’ graceful appearance. It is doubtlessly one of Cape Town’s most outstanding hotels and a few nights’ stay at the stately house is sure to be a highlight.


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The Winchester Mansions feature a total of 51 comfortably furnished rooms and 25 exclusive suites offering more space and a separate lounge with a balcony. Quite recently, every room and suite has been read more » redesigned by one of Cape Town’s leading interior decorators.


Apart from an inspiring design, quality furniture and facilities, the suites feature a breathtaking view out over the endless Atlantic Ocean.


No matter whether you choose a room or a suite, both categories include a long list of amenities like under floor heating, ceiling ventilators, mini bar, TV, telephone and a large, finely-appointed bathroom.


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One of the Winchester Mansions‘ highlights is the luxurious Gingko Wellness & Spa Center. Allow professional and caring hands to pamper you from head to toe with any of the select therapies.


Entertainment read more » is never in short supply. Especially noteworthy are Sunday nights when the hotel’s courtyard turns into a stage for Jazz musicians who play next to the working mineral water spring.


On these nights, the courtyard is alive with the fervor of Jazz enthusiasts from all over the world. Clever lighting effects and, of course, the music and the fans create a wonderful ambience.


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