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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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New York, New York
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed at Kensington Place for three nights on our honeymoon, and their attention to detail was simply amazing! They knew and remembered everything about us - definitely made us feel like VIPs. They did a lovely champagne and roses setup for us for our special trip, and before we even arrived had made a number of reservations for us... More 

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San Jose, Costa Rica
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stay there or 4 nights and as soon as we left we wantd to come back! Great rooms! Grea staff ... They are always trying to help you with everything they can .. They even had a dinner reservation for us in a great restaurant ( if not for them it would have beeb imposibleto get in) and the... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We've stayed at a number of boutique hotels in Cape Town in recent years and Kensington Place undoubtedly offered the best experience. While we initially encountered a few kinks in one room that forced us to move to another, the situation was handled professionally. The quality of the bed and the linens were top-notch, helping to make the room one... More 

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Alamo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful small guest hotel - cross between a B&B and a hotel- in a secluded high end neighborhood up the hill from all commercial fronts. maybe a 10 minute walk to restaurants and shops. Breakfast and snacks/lunches are excellent, and the staff is there to arrange restaurants (and transport) to first class places. The wind does blow since it's near... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great hotel!! We stayed for 5 nights while exploring Cape Town for our first time. We found it quaint with amazing service. We looked forward to breakfast every day because it was better than most restaurants. We enjoyed the location away from the typical tourist locations. We walked to dinner on Kloof street most nights and felt safe... More 

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Delray Beach, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One finds the Kensington Place tucked into a residential area, but only a short walk from restaurants and stores. The small hotel, perhaps, no more than 8 rooms provides a modern atmosphere with an incredibly high level of service. Our superior room with king sized bed, large desk area, and in floor heating offered an unusual bath set up with... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Kensington Place is a lovely experience. As soon as we arrived we were welcomed by Michael who, rather than swamp us with check in paperwork, welcomed us with a glass of bubbly by the open fire. Michael was so friendly, welcoming and helpful - he even managed to sort us out dinner at The Pot Luck Club which was a... More 

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Middlesex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This hotel is such a gem and we couldn't find fault with it. The staff are very friendly, helpful and nothing is too much trouble. The location is great, as it's in a residential area, so K.P. feels like you are returning to your very own comfortable and luxurious home. During our stay we talked to several couples, who were... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Beautiful boutique hotel with stunning views all around of table mountain, the city bowl and the sea. The property is incredible and immensely relaxing. The food is actually well beyond expectations - in fact the breakfast is some of the best we have ever tried which is surprising for a small hotel without a proper restaurant. Poolside relaxation is amazing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

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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