Mantis St Helena
Mantis St Helena is nestled in the valley of Jamestown, the island’s captial, on the Northern and leeward side of the island. The 30-bedroom boutique hotel is set in the original East India Company’s barracks built in 1774. Spacious Suites and newly built Contemporary Rooms have set a new standard in accommodation on this island getaway.
St Helena’s scenery is spectacular, from clear Atlantic waters past sheer cliffs and breath-taking rock formations, through arid red desert, through rolling green hillsides to a pinnacle of prehistoric cloud forest. Discovered in 1502, the island weaves a rich tapestry of history and heritage spanning over 500 years, which includes the East India Company, the exile of Napoleon, the imprisonment of 6000 Boers, and the abolition of African slaves.
Mantis St Helena is the only luxury hotel on the island, making it the perfect resting spot for the curious traveller between their island adventures.
Mantis St Helena is located at number 1 Main Street, just a few minutes away from the sea front, restaurants, shops, and other attractions. The hotel is a mix of restored historic buildings and a new contemporary building. There are two sets of wheelchair-friendly rooms with adapted showers, as well as inter-leading rooms for a carer or chaperone. The bar, restaurant and terrace are wheelchair-friendly and the hotel is child friendly.
22 Contemporary Rooms
22 Contemporary Rooms
are situated in the newly built section of the hotel which is linked to the original building via two large terraces, these rooms have a modern feel. 18 of the rooms offer an oversized shower, while 4 of them have baths. Two sets of rooms are wheelchair-friendly with inter-leading rooms for families, or chaperones. The hotel is renowned for its super king-sized, super-comfortable beds. In-room dining options are available.
8 Heritage Rooms
8 Heritage Rooms
Are situated in a Grade 2 listed building, painstakingly restored to resemble the East India Company’s original, highlighting the fascinating history of the hotel and Georgian buildings of Main Street. Original wooden floors, high ceilings and large sash windows marry harmoniously with a flat screen TV, air-conditioning, international plug array and other modern amenities. In-room dining options are available.
Food & Drink
Join the local Saints for a variety of popular dining events
‘The World’s Most Remote Distillery’
Al fresco dining
Meeting rooms available
WiFi available throughout the hotel
Catering available for a variety of functions
Centrally located on Main Street, in business hub and next to Government offices
Museum, Shops, Archives, Tourist Info Centre and Spa (Nearby)
Jacob’s Ladder (699 steps) (Nearby)
Sea front bars, pubs and nightclub (Nearby)
33m fresh water public swimming pool (Nearby)
Pier, landing steps and swimming area (Nearby)
Whale watching (July to December)
Whalesharks – watching and swimming with (seasonal January to April)
Local pods of dolphins, 400+ (all year round)
22 Post Box walks – sensational hiking
Peace of mind
Tailored itineraries, including car hire
The hotel Manager will meet you at the Airport
St Helena has very low crime
24-hour on-site security and CCTV
In-room safes big enough for a laptop
Transport and transfer arrangements
The original building is Grade 2 listed, built in 1774 as a Barracks for the East India Company
Two large terraces for al fresco dining
Largest wine selection on the island
Hotel’s Head Chef was Head Chef on the Royal Mail Ship for 15 years
St Helena Coffee is amongst rarest and highly prized in the world
St Helena is one of the world’s most remote islands, situated above the Tropic of Capricorn, almost midway between Namibia and Brazil. This small island is big in opportunities for active exploration boasting spectacular scenery that encapsulates a breath-taking range of habitats and landscapes: from the clear Atlantic waters past sheer cliffs and stark rock formations, through arid red desert dotted with cacti, rolling green fields and flax-covered hillsides, to a pinnacle of prehistoric cloud forest, St Helena packs a lot into 120 square kilometres. The friendly locals, affectionately known as ‘Saints’, whose hertiage is a legacy of British, African, Chinese, Dutch and Portuguese and other influences are renowned for their warm nature that will make you feel at home.
Address: 1-3 Main, Street, Jamestown STHL 1ZZ, St Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha
Phone: +290 25505
Access: 1-3 Main, Street Jamestown, St Helena
Weekly flights – there are currently flights to St Helena via Johannesburg with SA Airlink. Flights from Cape Town to St Helena commence in December 2019. Flights are twice weekly in peak season.
Arrive at St Helena International Airport
25-minute drive from Airport to Mantis St Helena