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Parker Cottage

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3 Carstens Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Location
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a great stay at Parker Cottage. It was completely different from the normal big hotels we stay in - and we really appreciated the friendly atmosphere. Phil, Tomas and the other staff were incredibly friendly and helpful. They helped us with ticket bookings and taxis. And also gave great advice on local restaurants that we would never have... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family of 5 ( 'kids' 19,17 and 11) have just returned from Cape Town. We spent 4 nights at Parker Cottage and were all thrilled with the choice. The welcome is wonderful, the house beautifully furnished, the bedrooms quiet, spacious and extremely comfortable. Phil and his staff create an atmosphere that has everyone relaxed and feeling at home almost... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The warm and personalized welcome greeting written on a board touched me after a long 15 hrs flight. Phil invited us to come in and offered us some tea and beer while he gave us a most illustrative introduction to Parker Cottage and Cape Town. We are a family of tree with an adult son that stayed 5 days at... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Wow! What a warm and detailed review. It was lots of fun having you supporting the Chilean team for the Copa America. I didn't hear a thing, you're right. Most of our rooms have heat pumps that cool in summer and warm in winter but The Hamra and Nguni, in our Cosy class, don't have those (yet!). We're glad you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just back from a short visit to Cape Town and one of the highlights was our six nights stay at Parker Cottage. From the moment we went through the door and was greeted by Tomas we could see that we had chosen the right accommodation. The house is sumptuously furnished throughout and together with its wooden floors and log fires... More 

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Sunshine Coast
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 7 nights at Parker Cottage where we were cosseted and made extremely welcome. Beautifully furnished property with a wonderful ambience. Our room (8) was quiet, spacious and comfortable. The weather was kind for most of our stay and we enjoyed sitting on the verandah in the sun at times.The only cool day we were settled in front of... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much Sandra and Steve for letting us know how much you enjoyed the stay! We miss you sitting cuddled up in front of the fire on that chilly afternoon. One of these days I'll do the same.... More 

Orono, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay at Parker Cottage was amazing in so many ways. The staff was so welcoming and went above and beyond in helping guide us on the ins and outs of the area while we were there. Plus the breakfast they serve are to die for! If I come back to Cape Town, I won't stay anywhere else! Thank you... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks Natalie! Glad we were able to make the stay really special for you. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and stayed at Parker Cottage while in Cape Town on recommendation of friends who had stayed there in 2014, and we couldn't have been happier! The room was beautiful and complimented the feel of the hotel. What we most appreciated however, was the staff and how much they helped make our stay in Cape Town wonderful. They were... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review, Micah. I know it's a cliche to say it but honestly, the reason I come to work everyday is to make sure that the hard-working, loyal and passionate people who work here have a job and get rewarded properly for what they do. The fact that you acknowledged their commitment publicly is just wonderful. We'll... More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. We were met with friendly service and great advice for places to visit and restaurants. We heard such great things about the breakfasts, but unfortunately were not able to take full advantage of that - we were saving space for the Test Kitchen, and the next day had a very early flight to catch.... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much Lindsay for such a wonderful review! It's twice as complimentary because you're a local and as we all know, locals have more choice over where they stay. We're sorry that you didn't get to enjoy our breakfasts as much as the Test Kitchen: next time! More 

Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The managers and staff were very welcoming and surprisingly knew our name when we came in, a real treat! There was a nice get-together the first night where snacks and four wines were provided for everyone that was checked in. My boyfriend and I came for a romantic stay and it was just perfect. The one manager was willing to... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks Midtownie for such an expansive review! We're delighted that you enjoyed the stay so much and thanks for going into such detail. Most kind of you indeed. We do actually have the option of televisions in all our rooms with either HDMI cables (to connect your computer to) or DVD players and also a satellite connection. However, we don't... More 

Houten, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, beautiful decorated, huge breakfast and all round friendliness. This was the second time that we chose to stay there. All the staff are very helpful and will accomodate all of your wishes! We stayed there whilst on a business trip, because it is so centrally located, it was easy for people to meet us at the B&B from all... More 

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