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Parker Cottage

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3 Carstens Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Tunis Governorate, Tunisia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We started our two weeks trip with a four nights stay at the Parker Cottage which was a very good choice. Especially Penny, but also the rest of the team, was a great help, she always had good recommendations for dinner and lunch and was always very polite and patient. We also spent one day with Chris, the Cottage's tour... More 

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Rainham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A couple of years ago whilst looking for somewhere special to stay on the Maldives, I came across a review which said "Just book it, you wont be disappointed" that review was about Rethi Beach, I took the advice, booked it and loved it. I am now giving the same advice for anyone looking for somewhere special to stay in... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

From the moment of my enquiry about booking to the point at which we left, Parker cottage staff went to extra lengths to ensure we had an amazing holiday! Every effort was made to communicate and make our holiday in the Mother City amazing. We were personally welcomed on arrival. We are fairly independent travellers but Tomasz and Phil would... More 

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very nice location, close to everything. Extremely helpful and friendly staff. Very nice breakfast. When we first arrived, Phil took some time to explain to us about Cape Town on a map: where to go, what to do... I found this extremely nice of him. However, don't always listen to him: go to the V&A Waterfront its a very nice... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you for such a lovely review, Myriam. We're so pleased that we contributed to a good honeymoon. Yes, it always very difficult to advise guests about where to go and what to see in Cape Town. We have so many 'worlds' in this country, all of which are so amazing in their own right. For example, some of our... More 

Stellenbosch, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Parker Cottage lived up to my expectations and so much more. We are a family of 4 mom dad and two young adult daughters and just spent one night at Parker Cottage as a special treat for my birthday. Phil is an extraordinary host. He was fun, and extremely professional born to be in the intimate hospitality industry. He went... More 

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Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Even before our stay at Parker Cottage we had already a great experience. Booking via email and communication were excellent. As a family of three we had booked the Family Room which are actually two rooms in a separate unit of the beautiful house. The rooms are very large and have each beautiful and large bathrooms. Phil welcomed us very... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have traveled to many countries and stayed in many places, but Parker Cottage is at the top of our list! The warmth and hospitality of Phil and his team cannot be overstated. The accommodation is just the beginning. Delicious breakfasts, comfortable beds, great location. But the enjoyable conversations with other guests, either around the large breakfast table or at... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My teenaged daughter and I were lucky enough to have almost twenty days to spend in South Africa. Twelve of these were spent at the Parker Cottage where everyone took such good care of us. One day in the breakfast room--a most beautifully appointed room with daily flower arrangements that would humble Martha Stuart--as Phil was chatting up the guests... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Gosh! Martha Stuart move over? Well the flowers here are all bought from the Cape Town flower market (not commerical outlets but from lifelong flower sellers) and then arranged by Tomas and Penny. Thank you for noticing! We always take especially good care of our single female travelers (or pairs of female travelers): Cape Town is a city in a... More 

Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We don't have enough great things to say about our visit to Parker Cottage. They understand that the little touches matter, and they do it so well. Beautifully decorated; extremely spacious with comfy king-sized bed and well-appointed ammenities. Hard to make a decision each morning about what to have for breakfast because everything is cooked fresh to order and incredibly... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the review, GoodTravelling! Penny and Tomas will be delighted to be called 'gems' (which is of course what they are). We're also really pleased that you enjoyed Paul's tour. He's new to the team, working for Chris Hannival who does all our tours and transport. Thanks very much for taking the time to let us know... More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a lovely stay at Parker Cottage. We were given a warm welcome, the room was spotless with beautiful furnishings and the guest house is ideally located to explore Cape Town. The breakfasts were also delicious. Some guests have mentioned noise - it is an old house with wooden floors, so there is some creaking, but we were never... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

How lovely to get such a great review from a local! South Africans are a discerning bunch because they get to experience a great deal more of the country than visitors. They also know that service, food and the general standard of hospitality in the country is very high. So we always say that if you can impress a Saffer,... More 

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