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Kensington Place

4.5 of 5 38 Kensington Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fabulous experience at Kensington Place. The staff were really helpful, even booking several restaurant reservations for us before we arrived. Turns out that restaurant "bookings" are critical in Cape Town, and they made sure we had them at some great places. They also went above and beyond in helping us get tickets to Table Mountain and in... More 

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Essex, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A small boutique hotel with great service. Thank you to all the staff. We recently stayed here for a week. Highly recommended. Bedrooms and bathrooms lovely. Great view from balcony. Restaurants were pre booked for us. Each one was great food.

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
23 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for a couple of nights in early Feb 2015. We had room 8, which was beautiful, large and also very freshly decorated, due to them having had a flood in the room the week before. The staff at the hotel can't do enough to help, including finding us somewhere to stay for our last night in Cape... More 

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84 reviews 84 reviews
75 hotel reviews
162 helpful votes 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We stayed a few nights at Kensington Place. The staff working the front desk and the security staff at the gate were friendly and quite helpful at making reservations and confirming existing reservations. The hotel is located in Higgovale, so it is about a 10 minute ride from the V&A waterfront, but a very quick walk to Kloof Street which... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stayed here as part of our honeymoon. The staff were all so friendly and gracious. The rooms were full of personality with everything from faux fur pillows and a choice of bath salts and heated bathroom floors. When you walk past the gate you know it is going to be unique with lemon trees around the ground and a... More 

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We began our SA honeymoon in Cape Town for 4 nights at this quaint and beautiful boutique hotel. It is nestled into the slopes of Table Mountain and walking distance to the lively and bustling neighborhood around Kloof Street (which has many restaurants and shops). The hotel was tastefully decorated with lovely grounds and an overall luxurious feel without being... More 

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Iamcapetonian, Front Office Manager at Kensington Place, responded to this review

Dear Shree P, We absolutely loved reading your review about your experience at Kensington Place and we're thrilled that we added to the experience of your Honeymoon in South Africa. Room 1 really is a special room, and I'm so happy that you were comfortable during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you both back to Cape Town and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

What sets this place apart from similar hotels is the service. Cobus and his team could not do enough to make our stay comfortable and pleasurable. There were many many examples of this, but I am most grateful for him finding and sending back my iPhone. Thanks! Staff are very friendly and very helpful. The property itself is at the... More 

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Iamcapetonian, Front Office Manager at Kensington Place, responded to this review

Dear Atlonmac, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your wonderful review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your views from your room - the City and Harbour views tend showcase a different side to Cape Town. Chef Lisa's breakfasts really are the best, she takes pride in every plate. Also, we're absolutely delighted to read that... More 

Los Angeles, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

This was the second leg of our honeymoon and it didn't disappoint. It's a small, quaint b&b nestled right under Table mountain. The grounds, garden and pool area are stunning. The staff is extremely friendly and so helpful. We arrived early in the afternoon and expected our room to not be ready so early, but it was already ready, which... More 

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Iamcapetonian, Front Office Manager at Kensington Place, responded to this review

Dear Montoyay6, Your review makes our chests swell with pride - we would like to thank you for taking the time to write your beautiful review on Kensington Place and its team. I absolutely cannot wait to share your review with the team, I know they will be delighted. I'm so glad to read that we made you feel at... More 

Los Angeles, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 hotel reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 via mobile

Great little (6 rooms) boutique hotel tucked in a residential neighborhood on the slopes of Table Mountain. Very quiet with excellent service. The breakfast included was excellent - several choices of granola, fruit, egg dishes each morning, all prepared on-site. Staff is very helpful with arranging taxis (they were using one particular service who knew exactly where they were located,... More 

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Iamcapetonian, Front Office Manager at Kensington Place, responded to this review

Dear Glbtrttr, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience on TripAdvisor. I'm absolutely delighted to read that you stay with us was enjoyable. The Kensington Place Team take pride in offering our guests the very best that Cape Town has to offer in terms of hospitality and we hope to welcome you back to the mother city and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Cape town was the start of our 3 week honeymoon. We stayed at Kensington Place for 3 nights, and had a really lovely time. We had arrived at 7am from a long flight from London, and were immediately offered breakfast. The views from our room were spectacular, overlooking the table mountain. The staff were very helpful and went to the... More 

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Iamcapetonian, Front Office Manager at Kensington Place, responded to this review

Dear Sheilleeshah, Thank you so much for your kind words on Kensington Place. I am pleased to hear that you had such a wonderful time with us in the mother city. Our guests are always our top priority, therefor we would like to make you feel right at home from the very first minute. Room 1, much like all 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*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Kensington Place Hotel Cape Town Central
Kensington Place Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#24 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#40 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central

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