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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife & I stayed at Parker Cottage for 4 nights in early May 2014. The entire experience from making the reservation to returning to the airport was a great experience. We take international trips about every 2 years and plan/book our own reservations so we know the difference between lousy, OK, good, very good & great. Phil, helped plan... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not often that we miss a place the minute we leave it, but Parker Cottage managed to do that to us. Cape town greeted us with wet, gloomy weather when we arrived, but the welcome note when we stepped into parker cottage immediately warmed our hearts. And then there's Phil, who always greeted us like family and made... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and I were very happy with our 1-week stay at Parker Cottage. Other reviews have discussed the decor, cleanliness, fabulous breakfasts, honor bar, wine tasting nights, etc. We agree completely with all of those positive comments. What was also very special to us was the genuine friendliness and kindness shown by the owners/staff at Parker Cottage. They assisted... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Parker cottage is a beautiful place to stay, the rooms are decorated wonderfully, and the toiletries in the room were very nice that included a body scrub! Lexi was incredible and even helped my husband get a ring delivered in secret to the house so he could surprise me! Phil was super friendly and set us a table in the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are coming to Cape Town, stay at Parker Cottage!! Beautiful, extremely well-appointed and well-maintained B&B in Tamboerskloof (City Bowl). It's in a 19th century home (now B&B) in central Cape Town, easy to walk to many of the sights, restaurants, etc. in the middle of town and a short cab ride away from Table Mountain, Waterfront, Woodstock, etc.... More

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you Elizabeth for a lovely review: seeing as you stayed with us for over ten days, you really got to see us warts and all! Thank you for such a ringing endorsement of Parker Cottage. We have tried hard to keep the house as original and authentic as possible to its historic character and this means not conceding to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were a group of 3 people travelling for business to Cape Town. The staff were excellent with referrals and assistance with regards to everything! From bringing us coffee and tea for meetings through the entire day, to suggestions of restaurants and bookings of excursions. The Breakfast was fabulous and the house itself is extremely warm and cosy. It really... More

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thank you Tanya! Lovely to know that we managed to combine the feeling of being at home with also being a good place to do business. We'll see you again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfection comes into my mind by reviewing this gem of a guest house. The staff, lead by Thomas, is absolutely fantastic. So are the premises, with rooms for every taste. And so is the sumptuous breakfast, from which many a five star hotel could learn: Daily specials, freshly cooked, seasonal fruit that is actually ripe (and not the usual unripe,... More

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ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

We actually employ two airport security guards at the gate at Parker Cottage: their sole purpose is to weed out the stone hard fruit and give it the five star hotels in Cape Town. :-) Thanks so much for the compliment on our fruit: we actually get it from two enterprising fellows, Pappi and Ziyad, who drive a bakkie (that's... More

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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Everything about this stay was pleasant. Breakfast is a fabulous event with daily specials as well as various standard options. The employees are very friendly and do everything possible to help guests have a pleasant stay from booking events and purchasing online tickets. Thanks to all the staff for pleasant and memorable stay.

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We loved that line: 'Breakfast is a fabulous event'! We do try to turn the ordinary into the fantastic at Parker Cottage. Thanks so much for the lovely review. 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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