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Kensington Place

4.5 of 5 38 Kensington Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Los Angeles, California
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7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Los Angeles, CA
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43 hotel reviews
142 helpful votes 142 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

nyc
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just sublime, elegant, comfortable, excellent breakfasts with very willing staff to assist with all needs. The quiet tucked away location makes you feel like you are living in Cape Town. The views and vistas from the rooms are breathtaking.

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

Dear Valeriefsherman, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your travel experience with us on TripAdvisor. I'm absolutely delighted to hear that we made you feel like a Capetonian during your stay with us in the mother city. We look forward to having you both back in the not too distant future. Warm Regards, Cobus & The... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here recently with my boyfriend and had a lovely time. The restaurant bookings that were pre done by the hotel were brilliant. Staff couldn't have done enough to help us out.Breakfast was amazing, definitely recommend the fresh juices.

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

Dear Beth T, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this lovely review of Kensington Place. I'm absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed all our restaurant recommendations and your time at Kensington Place. I have passed your lovely review onto Chef Lisa who will greatly appreciate the comments on her breakfast. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Arezzo, Italy
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264 reviews 264 reviews
40 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Definitely the best boutique hotel we have been ! We stayed here before few years ago and it us still fantastic . Amazing staff , very friendly and always ready to help you with suggestions and bookings . The interior design is divine , really chic . Breakfast is delicious and u can choose a la carte whatever you fancy... More 

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

Dear Paolok66, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your travel experience with us and others on TripAdvisor. I'm delighted to hear that the Kensington team was helpful in suggestions and bookings in the mother city and that your stay with us was once again comfortable and enjoyable. We definitely look forward to having you return to... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location Situated in a very quiet residential area towards the upper levels of the building line on Table Mountain, surrounded by lots of trees. Very discreet high security entrance, leads you into a super cool oasis of style and calm. It is a 3-4 minute walk to Kloof Street which has a few good resteraunts, a 7-11 and the excellent... More 

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Iamcapetonian, Manager at Kensington Place, responded to this review

Dear MjFryatt, Thank you very much for your absolutely amazing review on Kensington Place! I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay with us, your room, Chef Lisa's breakfasts and our staff... Our management team is passionate about the city and they know all the little 'off the beaten track' hideouts in Cape Town, and we love sharing our... More 

Nashville, Tn
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158 reviews 158 reviews
77 hotel reviews
190 helpful votes 190 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

This was our second visit to Cape Town and our second stay at Kensington Place. We stayed four nights. The hotel is in a quiet residential neighborhood. It is a short cab ride to the city center. Even more fun is to walk down the hill along Kloof and Long Streets shopping as you go. The best thing about Kensington... More 

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Gillian330, Front Office Manager at Kensington Place, responded to this review

Dear Nashville1 We are delighted to hear you had a personal experience and thank you for the lovely comments regarding our staff here at Kensington Place, as we thrive on tailor-made experiences for our amazing guests We look forward to hosting you on your third (and hopefully many more) trips to Cape Town soon Warmest regards, Gillian and the Kensington... More 

Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
58 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Kensington Place was first class all the way. Excellent décor, spacious rooms, amazing beds and bathroom, all in a nice quiet neighborhood up near Table Mtn. Short cab ride to the Waterfront, center city or restaurants / bars along Long Street / Kloof Street. The hotel staff had even made reservations at some of the top restaurants in the city... More 

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

Dear Cgycivll, Reviews such as yours make our hearts swell with pride, and for that myself and the entire Kensington team would like to thank you. It was such a pleasure to have had you stay with us a couple of days ago, and I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time at Kensington Place and Cape Town -... 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:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#7 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#25 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#37 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central

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