Accommodations - South Africa
The Winchester Mansions
Location: Cape Town
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The Winchester Mansions in Cape Town, situated along the Sea Point Promenade and facing the Atlantic Ocean, has earned its reputation as Cape Town's iconic and leading sea front hotel among local and international guests. The original Cape Dutch architecture combined with personalized hospitality and professional service from the hotel's unique signature of classic elegance. Business and leisure travellers enjoy the Winchester Mansions' relaxing atmosphere, set against the backdrop of the mountain and overlooking the swell of the Atlantic.
In a world class destination such as Cape Town with so much to see and do, it is rather unlikely that you will be spending lots of time in your room. Nevertheless we make sure that even if you do decide to stay in, you are able to unwind in style and comfort. Our rooms are spacious and elegant and all of them have either sea or mountain views - just to ensure that you never forget where you are. Children of all ages are welcome at Winchester Mansions. A large variety of amenities and services are available to ensure a delightful stay for our little guests. ~ 51 classic or contemporary loft style rooms and 25 suites, including one presidential suite ~ Most rooms feature sea or mountain view, some face the beautiful Italian piazza style Courtyard ~ All rooms with satellite TV with international channels, telephone, wireless internet access, electronic safe, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities, and air conditioning ~ Guest lounge ~ Heated pool and sun deck ~ Business centre with wireless internet access
Food, flair, flavour at Harveys ... A "sundowner" is a drink taken at sundown, preferably whilst watching the sun slowly disappearing into the Atlantic Ocean. There are only a few places in Cape Town where one can do that in style and the terrace of Harveys restaurant at the Winchester Mansions hotel is one of them. Bistro by day and restaurant by night, Harveys offers guests South African cuisine with a European twist. No secret to the locals, the Winchester Mansions' Sunday Jazz Brunch is an absolute must. Throughout the year, renowned local and international jazz artists perform at the brunch, in summer in the Mediterranean setting of the courtyard. Enjoy a glass of fine sparkling wine on arrival, a complimentary Sunday newspaper and a cosmopolitan brunch buffet. Also, if you have a chance, join us for the monthly Grapes, Gourmet and Gallery evening where Harveys welcomes food, wine and art lovers. We have joined forces with local and international artists and some of the best wine estates in the Cape for you to enjoy a great evening. The Ginkgo Health and Wellness Spa The Ginkgo Health and Wellness Spa at Winchester Mansions with full range of treatments composed of traditional, Asian and global accents. Therapy principles based on traditional and ancient practice of healing by the human touch. The standards set, are to be compatible with the Hotel, it is luxurious in décor and service with attention to detail, pampering and friendly hospitality. The service offering is uniquely personal and prides itself in offering treatments that are based on the traditional hands-on touch therapy principles within intimate and discreetly private surroundings. The foundation of its therapy regime is a holistic approach to all treatments. Only highly specialized and trained personnel with CIDESCO qualifications are employed. This ensures that the highest standards set are met and maintained consistently. Every detail is an important part of the experience and every sense indulged, from the rituals that accompany each treatment to the exclusive products by using the finest ingredients that are available. Each treatment culminates with a tea service featuring a selection of herbal infusions to relax or invigorate - enjoyed in the comfort of the spas lounge area. Special health menus will be compiled with the Head Chef to enhance the service offering. Spa cuisine is becoming more and more popular as guests experience a new sense of well being brought on by a holistic approach to correct nutrition. Swimming Pool Our outdoor pool is 47.5 Square metres and more than big enough for the amateur swimmer or someone wishing to cool off. However for the budding professionals needing something bigger ... just a ten minute walk away is an olympic sized open air public pool along the promenade.
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