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221 Beach Road Sea Point, Cape Town Central 8005 South Africa
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#38 of 128 in Cape Town Central
The Winchester Hotel 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 Restaurant & Bar as well as full service conferencing. THE RENOVATION The Winchester Hotel has recently under gone a refurbishment, the historic details and features of the interior architecture at The Winchester Hotel have been maintained – and in some places even reinstated – while bringing in furnishings, colour palettes and styling that add a modern appeal. A crisp classic black-and-white colour scheme features throughout the hotel’s main areas – seen in beautiful, white-panelled walls and detailed ceilings, offset by striking geometric floor tiles, all accented by quirky décor elements and antiques that portray the building’s rich history and personality. The black-and-white theme also features in the new, beautifully appointed, bathrooms. After a long period of closure, we’re excited to welcome you to the newly reopened Winchester Hotel!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Walking tours
Free shuttle or taxi services
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room service
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans


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Grade: 83 out of 100
46Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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cldtx wrote a review Apr 2022
New Braunfels, Texas40 contributions31 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights and my family of 3 loved staying at this hotel. Upon check in, staff was friendly and attentive. The courtyard is beautiful and inviting. The rooms were clean and bed and pillows very comfortable which means a great nights sleep. Breakfast each morning was wonderful with an excellent buffet and a hot, made to order menu available. We had a room with a sea view, which we loved, but some might find the street noise too much. We loved watching the sunset from the restaurant too. So glad we booked this hotel and will book again in the future!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
MajorfoodieSingapore wrote a review Apr 2022
Singapore32 contributions77 helpful votes
My wife and I stayed here for 5 days in January. We loved this hotel. The service was spot on, super friendly, professional and respectful. It's actually pretty hard to get that combination right. We loved our suite overlooking the sea and thought the food was top notch. The vibrant courtyard is clearly popular with locals and I could see why, it's just lovely! Visit it to stay, or for breakfast, lunch or dinner. You'll enjoy it.
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Date of stay: January 2022
JOHN T wrote a review Apr 2022
Edmonton, United Kingdom3 contributions
I returned to this hotel after 10 years. t has undergone a major refurbishment but retained it heritage and charm. Located on the seafront opposite the ocean it enjoys beautiful sunsets and the terrace provides a nice seating area to enjoy breakfast watching all the early morning activity of walkers runners etc, I had a loft room which was both spacious and quirky. I dined in the Shoreditch restaurant but was not impressed by the food. The hotel is about 10 minutes in a cab from the centre or Waterfront where there is a good choice of restaurants. The staff at the hotel were friendly and helpful in particular Nelise at reception and the legendary Goodwill who was there on my previous visits. A really nice place to stay and I hope to return.
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Date of stay: March 2022
RicotheGreat wrote a review Mar 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa457 contributions174 helpful votes
Amazing setting, great service and definitely the place to be when you want to chill and watch the world go by. Go early and sit on the veranda. The paragliding landing zone is directly opposite. The courtyard also has a great vibe and is very popular.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Go early to get a veranda table, as it’s first come first served.
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Manuel D wrote a review Mar 2022
Hout Bay, South Africa4 contributions2 helpful votes
The Winchester’s Shoreditch courtyard experience has found its way near the top of out Cape Town dining list. The booking process and reception were not on point today but the rest of it absolutely was! Kudos to our “server” Vati (Vatiswa) who who looked after us - her knowledge of the menu and wine list translated into a great lunch. Chefs produced awesome flavors and presentations again. 👌
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
US$153 - US$258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Winchester Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Winchester Hotel?
Nearby attractions include ARTEM Centre (0.3 km) and No Name Bar (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Winchester Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at The Winchester Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Winchester Hotel?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Winchester Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Boheme, Posticino, and Ninety One - Indian Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Winchester Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Winchester Hotel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, The Winchester Hotel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does The Winchester Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, The Winchester Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Winchester Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does The Winchester Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Winchester Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.