The Winchester Hotel

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The Winchester Hotel

4.0 star property
Cape Town beach hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

9.0/10 Superb

210 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Parking available
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Lounge area
221 Beach Road, Sea Point, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8005
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Self parking
  • Pool bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • In-room childcare
  • 24-hour business center
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Separate sitting area
  • Premium TV channels

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Sea Point
  • V&A Waterfront - 8 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 10 min drive
  • Table Mountain - 19 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 19 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 11 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 21 min drive
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

The Winchester Hotel

4-star family-friendly hotel in the heart of Sea Point
Consider a stay at The Winchester Hotel and take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a poolside bar, and a free grocery shopping service. The onsite restaurant, Shoreditch, features ocean views and brunch. Free in-room WiFi is available to all guests, along with a terrace and a garden.
Additional perks include:
  • An outdoor pool
  • Free train station pick-up, self parking (surcharge), and limo/town car service
  • An area shuttle, a gift shop, and concierge services
  • Multilingual staff, a front desk safe, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews give top marks for the helpful staff and proximity to shopping
Room features
All 76 rooms have comforts such as 24-hour room service and air conditioning, in addition to perks like separate sitting areas and bathrobes. Guest reviews highly rate the spacious rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with separate tubs/showers and free toiletries
  • 43-inch Smart TVs with Netflix, streaming services, and premium channels
  • Separate sitting areas, mini fridges, and childcare services


Afrikaans, Dutch, English, French, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 76 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the train station (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite self parking (ZAR 85 per night)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options


  • Airport shuttle from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM*
  • Free train station pick-up*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Poolside bar
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli

Traveling with children

  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Children's menu

What to do

  • Beach nearby
  • Discount at nearby fitness center
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Parasailing nearby
  • Snorkeling nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Skydiving nearby

Working away

  • 24-hour business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Limo or town car service
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free grocery shopping service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height counter/sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • Afrikaans
  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 43-inch Smart TV
  • Premium satellite channels
  • Netflix

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Separate sitting area

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bathtub and shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features


Shoreditch - Overlooking the ocean, this restaurant serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. A children's menu is available.
Harvey's - Onsite bar. Open daily.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 410 per person
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge
  • Rollaway beds are available for ZAR 465.0 per night
  • Airport shuttle service for children up to age 6 costs ZAR 0


  • Self parking costs ZAR 85 per night

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Children under 11 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Hotel Winchester Mansions
Winchester Mansions
Winchester Mansions Cape Town
Winchester Mansions Hotel
Winchester Mansions Hotel Cape Town
Winchester Mansions Cape Town, South Africa
Winchester Mansions Hotel Cape Town Central

Frequently asked questions

Does The Winchester Hotel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Winchester Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at The Winchester Hotel?
As of 26 September 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Winchester Hotel on 28 September 2022 start from NZ$312, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Winchester Hotel?
This property confirms that social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Winchester Hotel?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Winchester Hotel?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Winchester Hotel?
Yes. Self parking costs ZAR 85 per night.
Is airport shuttle service offered by The Winchester Hotel?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available from 7:00 AM to 11:00 PM on request. The charge is ZAR 410 per person.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Winchester Hotel?
You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
Is there an onsite casino at The Winchester Hotel?
No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (25-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Winchester Hotel and nearby?
Have fun with activities like cycling, hiking, and jet skiing, and practice your swing at the nearby golf course. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near The Winchester Hotel?
Yes, Shoreditch offers ocean views. Nearby restaurants include Rockpool (4-min walk), The Duchess of Wisbeacch (4-min walk), and Ristorante Posticino (6-min walk).
What's the area around The Winchester Hotel like?
The Winchester Hotel is located near Milton Beach in Sea Point, a short 10-minute walk from Table Mountain National Park and 13 minutes' walk from Sea Point Pavillion. Travelers say the local area is very safe perfect for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






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Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Rajendran, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

James, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

David, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Loved staying at the Winchester. Unfortunately they do not maintain their pool. While by pool, no one came out to clean the dirty dishes, towels or to put the umbrella’s down. In a wind storm it was quite dangerous. 1 umbrella landed in the pool. We were able to close 2 of the umbrellas before they were blown over. 1 umbrella was destroyed by the wind. Toppled, dragged and was broken. Do unfortunate. Expensive umbrellas. We told the staff twice and asked for assistance. They didn’t really care until it was too late.
Vicki, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Go to place to stay in Sea Point
Wonderful position; fab breakfast and lovely hotel courtyard. I really enjoyed it
Michael, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Joanne, 7-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful Old hotel, recently renovated. Our room was a Loft room w/ a sea view. It was very spacious and comfortable. The breakfast was a great buffet and we were able to sit out on the front terrace overlooking the ocean to eat and watch the paragliders land every morning. The pool area was very nice, a little small but it was fine. There was a smell of jasmine everywhere. There is also a beautiful courtyard for dining outside. Overall we had a great stay at a beautiful hotel in a beautiful city!!
NANCY, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

My favourite hotel in Cape Town
Happy warm friendly staff. Beautiful hotel. Excellently located. Best bathroom and view. Gorgeous courtyard. Outstanding breakfast and Shoreline restaurant inspired. Will return again and again.
andrea, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Willie, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Kurt, 1-night trip
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