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Kensington Place

4.5 of 5 Hotel   |   38 Kensington Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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18 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I would like to give this inn a 4.5 rating- I can't really justify a '5' compared to other places we stayed in South Africa, but I also can't give it a 4- too low. This is an absolutely lovely place and our room was incredible, with a large bed, tv, good size bathroom (with a heated floor!), sitting area... More

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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After a night in a pleasant standard room, we were upgraded to a superior room with a lovely view of Table Mountain - especially compelling just before dawn - for the remaining three nights. That room was good-sized, very well furnished and decorated, had an extremely comfortable queen bed with a pinpoint reading lamp, and was nicely stocked with complimentary... More

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This wasn't in fact our first choice when booking as the 2 places we tried to book first were closed. All I can say is thank goodness for that as this was as close to perfection in a small boutique hotel we have probably stayed in. I am led to believe these types of hotels are quite common in CapeTown... More

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kensington Place was the first stop on our honeymoon, and we could not have kicked off our amazing trip at a more welcoming and friendly hotel. The level of service was outstanding! The entire staff was extremely friendly and helpful, from arranging transportation for our excursions to suggesting modifications to our itinerary to maximize the pockets of nice weather at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent four nights in Cape Town at Kensington Place and could not have been happier with the service or accommodations! Although this is a small boutique hotel (only 8 guest rooms), the personal service is excellent and rivals what you would find at much larger, high-end hotels. We notified them that we'd be arriving near midnight on a Saturday... More

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Katy, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Upon being greeted with a delicious glass of wine, we immediately were made to feel right at home. We were shown to our fabulous room with an amazing views and heated floors made our stay perfect. Reservations had been made for us in advance at some of the best and most popular restaurants in the city. Any questions we had... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

From the moment we were greeted by Corbus with a glass of wine and warm fire to Austin programming our Tom Tom for our next destination, we were treated like special friends. Corbus, Michael and Austin attended to every detail of our stay. The restaurant choices were excellent (especially The Test Kitchen!) Our personal guide, Baker was another excellent choice!... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Wonderful boutique experience. Fantastic staff. Great breakfast. And close enough to everything you would need to see. Of course terrific view of table mountain. Provided us with a light snack too, upon our late arrival.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

We loved our location as it was a quick walk to restaurants and shopping plus views of Table Mountain. The only issue we had was our room. It was the only one on the main floor and therefore we did not have a view and it was really dark. Staff were friendly, breakfast was really good and the fresh juice... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a way to start our 3 week adventure in Africa! Kensington was part of a package put together for us by Ultimate Africa Safaris and it was over the top. Right at the foot of Table Mountain and within easy walking distance of great restaurants on Kloof St. and Long St. Breakfast is included and was excellent. Try the... More

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Address: 38 Kensington Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kensington Place 4.5*
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#3 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central #4 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central #27 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central #36 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
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