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4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   3 Carstens Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lexi, Diana & rest of the team made our 3 day stay very comfortable & lived up to all the reviews I had read previously regarding the place. They provide the BEST breakfast - the daily special was imaginative & truly delicious - wish I could have the same now that I am home! The honesty bar & fireplaces set... More

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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10 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Parker Cottage is truly a home-away-from-home. We stayed for 2 weeks and to be quite honest we didn't really want to leave! The staff are absolutely wonderful and go above and beyond to ensure your stay is as comfortable as it possibly can be. Phil, Diana and Tomas have the perfect knack of making you feel so welcome and looked... More

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Paris, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I can say that this place just blew our minds. We got 5-stars plus service for so little money! The place is just beautiful, decorated so tastefully, the breakfast (included in the price) is the best I've ever had in any hotel (and I stay in hotels A LOT! more than 100 nights per year on average), and the host,... More

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Kampala, Uganda
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, this must be one of the best places I've stayed anywhere in the world! Great location, great breakfast, great rooms, but above all outstanding hospitality. We were lucky to stay 2 times 2 nights at Parker Cottage on our roundtrip through Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, and this were easiest the most relaxing stays of them all - knowing... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As some reviews already mentioned, i also hesitated if i wanted to "reveal this little gem i found" In all honesty, i found parker Cottage via Tripadvisor and as the purpose of trip advisor is to inform fellow travelers what is good and what is not, Parker Cottage definetly needs to be on your itinerary if you visit cape town.... More

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

We're most grateful that you didn't keep us to yourself! Thanks for telling the world about Parker Cottage. And the best place you stayed in the whole African trip? Wow! It's most kind of you to comment on the authenticity of the hospitality we have at Parker Cottage. We don't train our staff to be hospitable: they just are that... More

Accra, Ghana
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Some months ago, I was visiting Cape Town and was unable to find accommodation. Phil was so kind trying to assist me (and our group) that my husband and I decided to stay at Parker House on this visit to marvellous Cape Town. We are so glad we did. I can only echo all the previous reviews in saying that... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hesitate to write this review...this is the first and only place I have ever wanted to rate on TripAdvisor due to the sheer excellence of the place. By writing about this place I hope it encourages others to stay but on the other hand the next time I visit the "Mother City" I may be writing myself out of... More

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Alicante Province, Spain
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We cannot praise Phil and his team enough for making our 4 day stay so fantastic. They couldn't do enough for us and went over and above what you would expect. The room was lovely and comfy, and the breakfasts were legendry. Every one we spoke to was of the same mind. Forget big impersonal hotels and head to Parker... More

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12 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went the extra mile to South Africa (6000 miles actually) and we were rewarded by the Parker Cottage owners and staff, who certainly went the extra mile to ensure we had a wonderful stay in Cape Town. We benefited from very comfortable accommodation and facilities, superb breakfasts in the congenial environment of a dining room with a communal table,... More

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

We did enjoy that comment 'unlimited enthusiasm from the staff'! Well, yes, people are happy to work here. We have a seriously strong commitment to our staff at Parker Cottage, which starts with at least 100% more than the minimum wage for all permanent staff and extends all the way to pension schemes, life insurance and also twelve month full... More

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 days there. Phil Liz Tomas and Diana were absolutely helpful friendly and efficient making our plans go smoothly. . The paragliding trip for my son arranged in a matter of minutes and car hire sorted just as efficiently. It's rare to come across such personal service and we appreciated it immensely, thank you all again! Room... More

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

We are so pleased that we were able to organise that flight for Zavier! Gosh, imagine the trouble we would have been in if we hadn't? :-) One of the things that does separate Parker Cottage from the crowd is that not only do we advise, plan and book any and every aspect of your stay in Cape Town (free... More

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Address: 3 Carstens Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl , Tamboerskloof
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Hotel Class:4 star — Parker Cottage 4*
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Welcome to Parker Cottage! We’re a little different than the usual hotel or guesthouse experience. Rather than being just a conventional ‘place to sleep’, we offer a very much unplugged, urban retreat right in the creative heart of Cape Town. So although we offer free and fast internet, we don't do minibars, piped music or even reception desks. Think of us like a country house in the middle of the city. We’re the kind of place where you can rediscover the art of conversation, endless breakfasts and total serenity. Parker is a social place too: our legendary free wine evenings occur at least twice a week and there’s no ‘cut off’ time for our gourmet breakfasts either. ... more   less 
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