Sunday, September 7, 2014

Winchester Mansions, Sea Point.We spend a night in old style charm.


One of the iconic Sea Point hotels.
This grand old "lady" is where we spent a night recently.
The centre courtyard reminded me of European hotels I have stayed in


The pool, although open to the elements, is heated...


The hotel charges R75.00 to park in the secure parking area,
the shuttle to the V&A Waterfront is free.


There is a small, well stocked curio store
 just off the reception on the ground floor


Each room has a working bell at the front door.


I had wondered about the carpets in the passages.
Turns out that they can be used for putting practice.
My daughter discovered a putter and ball...


The late afternoon sunlight,
through the foliage


Looking down on the courtyard from our front door


And speaking about doors...
The way that the rooms are set out
means that each door is set at an angle


I did like the bathroom fittings...


Looking towards the front door


I was rather taken aback to find that the bed was only a double
 instead of the usual queen size beds in most modern hotel rooms


Lime cordial was supplied with filtered water


Plenty of cushions...


Another view of the "stand out" feature of the hotel


How many hotels still have this type of entrance?


On the first Sunday of every month,
the hotel hosts a Jazz Brunch.(more of that later)


From the dining room.
Guests can eat either indoors or outside on the veranda.


The grand reception area.


The seating area outside the elevators.
Each floor is different.
To find out more about the hotel,
visit their website:
http://www.winchester.co.za/


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