Our Anglo-Jamaican-South African consultant Ryan Charles stayed at the Winchester Mansions last weekend:
Set opposite the Atlantic ocean in Sea Point I stayed in room 324 which is probably the best room with a view that you can get. The rooms are set over 3 floors, the 3rd floor being the best. The terrible winter weather forced us to take refuge inside our room but it wasn’t a hardship staying in such style and comfort.
The hotel has 51 classic and contemporary loft style rooms and 25 suites including a presidential suite which is, in the words of Joanna Lumley, absolutely fabulous. All rooms have a great view of either the sea or the magnificent mountain back drop.
Dinners, lunches and breakfast are served in the excellent downstairs restaurant. If you want to taste the local cuisine, there are plenty of world class restaurants nearby or you can go to the city centre or the waterfront for more choice.
Harveys Bar is also downstairs and here you will have the most wonderful view while sipping on your sundowner looking at the most perfect sunsets.
Children are not allowed in the bar area for obvious reasons.
The hotel also offers tailor made packages for conferences for up to 100 people or delegates boasting 4 elegant and stylish conference rooms with the latest technology and service.
The hotel also offers a Sunday Jazz brunch with the best local musicians, an art Gallery to purchase works from local artists and a day spa to relax from the rigours of your holiday!
I was impressed by the quality of personal service. Standing outside the next morning, the doorman addressed me by my name. These are the small details which make Winchester Mansions a must stay in Cape Town.