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Kensington Place

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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We are full of complimentary adjectives for this brilliant boutique hotel. There is literally nothing we were left wanting from our arrival until our departure. The hotel itself has a contemporary feel with interesting artwork & finishings. The terrace, garden & poolside deck are very relaxing & small details (like music being turned on if you decide to have dinner... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we got to the hotel we instantly felt comfortable. The duty manager was friendly and very welcoming. We have been offered a drink - glass of champagne for me and beer for the husband - on arrival and while we enjoyed our drinks the lovely manager went through all the must see and must do in Cape Town. She... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're looking for a hotel in the thick of things, where all the action is and lots of other tourists then this place isn't for you. But if you're looking for a beautiful contemporary design, incredible staff and quiet elegance at the foot of Table Mountain, then you're in luck. The interiors are clean and contemporary yet remain warm... More 

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New York City
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19 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small boutique hotel stands out for its friendly can do staff. They take their guests' safety and comfort extremely seriously and help sort out reservations, taxi pick up and drop off. Pros - clean rooms, comfortable beds, delicious breakfast. welcoming fireplace in the lobby/ public sitting room. Good book collection in the public sitting room. Location is near Table... More 

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Buonas, Schweiz
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12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our regular place to stay for the last years unfortunately closed its doors (Boutique Manolos converts into a private home). Therefore we had to look for a new place to stay. Kensington Place was recommended to us as a very good place. It comes with a pretty high price and we also could find some good comments on TripAdvisor. Ok,... More 

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kplace, Owner at Kensington Place, responded to this review

It is most uncomfortable to receive a review of this critical nature. After having owned and being associated with Kensington Place for 18 years it is difficult to digest this criticism. I have taken this review up with all departments concerned to establish the veracity thereof. As TRIPADVISOR allows review from anonymous subscribers it is not easy to ascertain exactly... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

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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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 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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79 hotel reviews
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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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7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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