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Parker Cottage

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3 Carstens Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Munich, Germany
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It's not often, that we write a comment during our stay. Parker Cottage it's just fabulous! The house and the rooms are very nice and very beautiful, but the best is definitely the service. The guests are the kings and it's just fantastic! All our questions where answered immediately and promptly and the owner is organizing everything within the next... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much Ralf and Nursen! We do always like to think that if someone does us the honour of choosing us for the most important holiday of their lives, their honeymoon, that they at least deserve the very best service we have to offer. Have a wonderful rest of your trip: we won't see you at 04h45 tomorrow morning... More 

Vancouver
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26 reviews 26 reviews
19 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

- exceptional hospitality marks this B&B as one of the best we've ever visited; warm personalized welcome, attentive and cheerful staff, and comfortable rooms - superb breakfasts; you'd be hard pressed to find another B&B anywhere with such an extensive selection menu and daily specials - the staff recommendations for Cape Town sights, restaurants, tours and tour guides and things... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a privilege to meet and be with such hard working, conscientious, and lovely people. We are grateful to the team with our special mention of Tomas, Diana, and Penny who are superb in relating , organizing, preplanning trips and bookings . To Phil and Liz ( the owners ) thank you for a beautiful accommodation, the absolutely fantastic... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first trip to South Africa and our trip began with a four night stay in Cape Town which was enhanced by the excellent Parker Cottage!] We decided to be picked up by the cottage (at the time the fee was ZAR 300, which is not significantly higher than what a taxi may have cost) from the airport.... More 

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George, South Africa
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our first trip to South Africa. After we booked with Parkers they provided a 'concierge' service for us helping us rent a car, book trips and restaurants. The staff were hospitable and extremely helpful. Our bedroom was comfortable. Breakfast were great, with a very good choice and a special dish of the day. We would certainly stay there... More 

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Southam, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
19 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a return visit for us and as we walked into the entrance their little blackboard said "Welcome home, Sue and H". Phil and his large team have perfected the knack of making you feel really welcome and are very helpful in making the most of your time in Cape Town. Breakfast on the terrace is probably one of... More 

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NYC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Even before we got to Parker house, I knew it was going to be a great stay. The emails between me and Parker House were warm and inviting. After a long flight to a new city, it was so nice to meet Diana, who was lovely and just so sweet. She let us check in early and get refreshed (with... More 

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was our second stay at Parker Cottage and since our first stay six years ago the hospitality and quality has remained second to none. The rooms are beautifully maintained with high quality furnishings and very comfy beds. Breakfast is delicious with lots to choose from and all the staff are friendly and so helpful. The location is great too,... More 

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Paphos, Cyprus
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

fabulous place out of the bustle but near the tour bus route for travelling round, Parkers cottage is beautifully furnished with attention to every last detail; but what makes it different from other guest houses are the staff, so welcoming, so friendly, so actually interested in you and your needs. the small touches like the blackboard by the front door,... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much Hilary! You get the award for being the first guest to mention the word 'love' in an review, from the perspective of the love that we put into Parker Cottage. Perhaps it's an overstatement but I really don't think so. Liz and I do love what we do and we love to employ people who also... More 

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

For our first trip to South Africa, my boyfriend and I chose to stay in Parker Cottage for four nights having read a number of excellent reviews, but our stay was even better than expected. All of the staff were wonderful, and nothing was too much trouble, from booking us tables at restaurants and trips at no extra cost, to... More 

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you so much Amy! What a lovely review. Yes, location is always a challenge. We chose Lower Tamboerskloof because it's quiet and secure enough to be able to walk everywhere. The Old Town tends to be noisy day and night, particularly Long Street, and so although it's more central, it's not so pleasant. So pleased you enjoyed the breakfasts:... More 

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