The Hotel

Mantis St Helena, is a combination of restored historic buildings and a new contemporary building situated in the capital Jamestown, a few minutes’ walk from the sea front, swimming pool, museum, Jacob’s Ladder, public library, archives, shops, bars, restaurants, transport links and tourist information office.

The hotel is located adjacent to St James' church, the oldest Anglican church in the Southern Hemisphere. The buildings were built once St James Church was finished in 1774.

For the full history of Mantis St. Helena as well as our room and hotel amenities, download the PDF below.


Contemporary Room

  • 22 Contemporary rooms in a newly constructed building linked to the original buildings by a terrace
  • Large shower in 18 rooms, 4 with baths
  • 4 sets of interleading rooms for family convenience or a chaperone
  • 2 sets of rooms have en suite bathrooms designed for wheelchair users
  • Wheelchair friendly access through the front entrance to Dining Rooms, Bar, Terrace and Rooms

Heritage Room

  • 8 spacious suites
  • 6 suites in the main original buildings (1,2 and 3 Main Street) 3 overlooking historic Main Street and the
  • Suites 1 and 2 have an interleading door for family convenience
  • Suite 1 has a four poster bed and ball and claw bath
  • Suites 7 and 8 are in the ‘Cottage’ (originally servants’ quarters and kitchen), one with private entrance and
  • Suite 8 has a separate bath and shower


It is possible to dial direct to just about anywhere on the island or internationally from your hotel room. The county code for St Helena is +290. There are no area codes in St Helena and most telephone numbers are just five digits. Mobile phones were introduced to St Helena in 2015. There is limited roaming and international phones will only work with a St Helena sim card.The only mobile operator in St Helena is Sure (, and all major credit cards are accepted for the payment of telephone calls. There are no charges for the use of credit or debit cards. Public payphones are situated around the island.


Delicious ‘Saint’ and classically-inspired dishes, reflecting the island’s cultural influences, are prepared daily by the hotel’s Executive Chef, Roy MacAskill. Wherever possible we strive to use local ingredients. Our restaurant can seat 60 in the dining rooms and 40 on the terraced areas. We happily cater for vegetarians and those with special requirements. Menus will change frequently, but to get an idea of what’s on offer at Mantis St Helena, peruse our sample breakfast, dinner and terrace menus.


Internet access on St Helena is slow and very expensive compared to Europe, the USA and South Africa. Mantis St Helena offers Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Complimentary vouchers of 100MB per day are available upon check in and then each day from Reception. Additional airtime can be purchased from Reception should guests exceed their daily allowance. There are limited Wi-Fi spots available outside the hotel within Jamestown and airtime vouchers can be purchased from limited outlets. For more information on internet on St Helena go to


Mantis St Helena offers the full bouquet of 17 TV channels available on St Helena in all guest rooms. There are two local radio stations on St Helena: SAMS (South Atlantic Media Services) and St FM. Both offer local programmes, news, announcements and adverts, also relaying the BBC World Service programmes. Two weekly local newspapers are published, The Sentinel ( and The St Helena Independent ( A pdf version can be downloaded from the web.

Disabled Travelers

Mantis St Helena has two sets of wheelchair-friendly rooms with adapted showers, these rooms also have interleading doors should a guest travel with a carer or chaperone. Wheelchair users can access the bar, restaurant and terrace with ease. We have a wheelchair-friendly public toilet.


Mantis St Helena welcomes families. Children are welcome throughout the hotel but are not encouraged in the hotel’s bar. When booking with babies and young children (to the age of 3 years) please enquire about the availability of cots.


Television came relatively late to St Helena in 1995. A bouquet of 17 channels is available in all hotel rooms, of which eight offer international sports coverage.


Let us take care of the logistics around your arrival and departure. We recommend our guests consider our transfer services when booking.