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Highlands Country House

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 Tennant Road, Kenilworth 7708, South Africa
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Kenilworth
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Brian M Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at the Highlands Country House when attending a conference in Cape Town. All went out of their way to ensure that my stay was a happy one, while never being obtrusive about anything. To top it all, they mailed items that I had left behind to me. The rooms were spacious and comfortable the staff were superb and... More

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Chenies, Bucks
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13 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

This hotel is by any standards a true gem. We have stayed on 2 previous occasions and one again were not disappointed. The rooms, food, gardens and pools are excellent. Under the guidance of Carole and Jane, the staff team make you feel at home and provide service of the highest quality. Whilst it is just out of town it... More

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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

The title describes the very core of the feeling left staying in this hotel. A century old country house is lovely and the atmosphere is very relaxing. The house itself seems to be living - in a positive way - old times. The property is well maintained, but it doesn't try to be state-of-the-art modern, and is comfortable being like... More

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25 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

I stayed here two nights and really liked it. Very classic country house experience and decent service. My only complaint us that the TV didn't work at all in my room for two days and they did nothing to fix it. Apart from that I highly recommend the place for somewhere to stay that has a very comfortable homely feel... More

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HighlandsCapeTown, Owner at Highlands Country House, responded to this review

Oh my goodness, I am really sorry you had problems with the television, we have recently rewired to add decoders to all our rooms and we have had some issues. Thank you for your honest feedback, I guarantee the tv will work next time and you'll have a better choice of channels too. Highlands was built in 1900 so feeding... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2013

After several visits to Capetown we were lucky to find this hotel for our last stay. It is located in a residential area and situated in a stunning garden. All rooms are beautifully furnished and comfortable. The garden is lovely and very well looked after. Carole and her team made us feel very welcome and fullfilled all our requests. The... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

I went for a conference last week Tuesday and Wednesday and it is so beautiful. The food was of excellent quality and the living rooms were 5-star quality, I can only imagine what the rooms must have looked like. The garden is gorgeous and the detail of this beautiful decorated guest house is something to recommend for anyone with taste... More

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We stayed at Highlands for our Wedding Anniversary recently, and would return again in an instant... Our room was magnificent, a very spacious room on a corner, with a lovely private balcony and beautifully fitted en-suite bathroom, decorated in palest blue/green and cream and with some lovely antiques... A soothing, peaceful space, and one which we didn't want to leave... More

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Gdynia, Poland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2013

We recently stayed for three nights at Highlands Country House, a beautiful Boutiquehotel in the Southern Suburbs of Cape Town. It was part of our honeymoon trip and especially Carole the owner and Monica the waitress made this stay very special. Our room was very tastefully decorated and the breakfast a real treat in this lovely English mansion. The place... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

I am making a complaint about the above lodging regarding its five-star rating. For the Easter weekend, my dear parents arranged for my son and me to fly from Joburg to Cape Town and spend a special few days with them – a real treat at a luxury lodge! On arrival we were impressed with the beautiful gardens and exterior... More

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Honey40667, Owner at Highlands Country House, responded to this review

Dear Kristine M, Thank you for your review and your comments. I am extremely sorry that your stay was not the spoiling experience that our guests regularly enjoy. I apologised unreservedly to your father for the dinner and the unacceptable behaviour of the chef, whom I hasten to add, is no longer with us. Praise for the other staff who... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Stayed overnight during a business trip. Grand old but well kept house in a good location. Pleasant staff and good service. Would have been nice to have tea/coffee station in the room, but when ordered the service was prompt. Will visit again.

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Also Known As:
Highlands Country Hotel
Address: 36 Tennant Road, Kenilworth 7708, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Kenilworth
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 1 hotels in Kenilworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Highlands Country House 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highlands Country House is the perfect venue for your weekend away, well deserved holiday, intimate wedding or even that (second) honeymoon. At Highlands a warm friendly welcome awaits you where good old fashioned excellent service is the order of the day. 14 individually appointed rooms are generously proportioned and all en-suite. Meals are individually prepared by the resident chef and the menu changes daily to suite your wishes. On request we can even host your own private dinner party, complete with place names, flowers and all the trimmings. Built in 1900, the Sir Herbert Baker house is set in the peaceful surroundings of formal gardens which boast 2 pools, a private spa and many secluded areas to relax and enjoy this home from home retreat. Afternoon tea is served at the pool or in the conservatory and of course the scones are homemade. Loose yourself in a book in the library or lounge or catch up on the news from home on the guest PC. Retire to your freshly made room and chill..... before dining in or out (of course we can arrange the transport), enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the bar or on the terrace and feel yourself transported from the everyday to the extra special. Highlands Country House - country tranquility in the heart of Cape Town. ... more   less 
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