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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
58 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

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

Orpington
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel was really lovely, small, friendly with beautiful from our balcony surroundings. We had views of Table Mountain from our balcony, the room had lots of windows creating light, even in the bathroom. The batroom was lovely and the addition of candles and petal bath salts along with the usual soap, shampoo, conditioner was a lovely touch. The floor... More

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

Dear RockyBoy1Orpington, Thank you very much for your lovely review of Kensington Place. Myself, and the entire Kensington Place team are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Chef Lisa's breakfasts really are the best, as she strives to produce only the best breakfast in Cape Town. Please note that the reason why Kensington Place does not... More

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

I had always wanted to vacation in Africa and we finally made it. We started our South Africa tour in Capetown and booked the Kensington Place through Africa Adventure Company. We couldn't have been more charmed than when we saw Kensington Place. From the beautiful lobby and dining area to the charming room overlooking the pool area with a deck... More

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

Dear Lynn A, Wow, what a lovely review - Thank you very much! At Kensington Place we're all about the experiences that Cape Town has to offer, right from the beautiful wines to its stunning gastronomy, our first priority is to ensure that you taste and experience the best of Cape Town. The leafy suburb of Higgovale is at the... More

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here as a part of our honeymoon in Africa during the second week of September. The location is handy for exploring Cape Town - all parts readily accessible by car or taxi. All of the staff at the hotel are extremely welcoming (we were greeting with a glass of Champagne) and were happy to assist with our day's... More

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

Dear Ibu4AR, Thank you very much for your review of Kensington Place. I'm delighted to read that you were welcomed in true Capetonian style to Kensington Place. :) Chef Lisa's Egg's Benedict is the best in Cape Town, and what better way to have had you enjoy your breakfast on our terrace, during a week of absolutely stunning weather. We... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perhaps the best-run boutique hotel in central Cape Town. Location in the Garden District is handy for all sight-seeing excursions, the reception staff is warm and friendly, the rooms are beautifully appointed, close by Kloof Street useful for daily short hops, coffees and evening walks, and the tariff is fair and well worth it. We’re demanding but we found nothing... More

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

Dear Sebastian486, We are absolutely delighted with your feedback regarding Kensington Place and the service you received last year during your stay with us... We sincerely hope that we are able to welcome you back to Kensington Place in the near future and spoil you with our hospitality again. :) Warm Regards, Cobus & The Kensington Team More

Brighton, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for five nights recently and found the hotel to be lovely. We expected it to be near the centre of the city (not knowing Cape Town that well) but it is actually a little way out. This was actually a bonus as it is a lovely neighbourhood. Very non-touristy and still really easy to get into the... More

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

Dear Jimbo5153, Thank you very much for your lovely review of Kensington Place. We are absolutely delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us in September. Please accept my most sincere apologies for the incorrect posting to your room bill - this should not have occurred as tea & coffee at Kensington Place is a complimentary service. I... More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
44 hotel reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is a gem. We're here for four nights and have been expertly cared for. The desk manager/concierge is one of the best I've ever dealt with. He's gotten us great reservations at restaurants that suited us perfectly. Rooms are spacious, setting is charming. Located in a walkable and hip neighborhood.

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

Dear TomF33, Thank you very much for your lovely review of Kensington Place. Our guests are always our top priority Kensington Place and we aim to help wherever we can. We are proud of our team and are very pleased that you were able to enjoy your time in the mother city and your experience at Kensington Place. Sincerely, Cobus... More

Louisville, KY
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71 reviews 71 reviews
58 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

was looking for a small, comfortable, first-class hotel for a few nights in cape town. this hotel was up the hill from downtown and the waterfront (a reasonable 4-5 km walk) , towards table mountain. my arrival from johannesburg was late into cpt so the hotel was kind enough to arrange a private transfer for a reasonable rate from cpt... More

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

Dear MFHLouisville_KY, On behalf of myself and the entire Kensington team we would like to thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review of our home. We pride ourselves in the in delivering a tailor-made service to each and every one of our guests as no guest is alike. The Bombay Bicycle Club has always been a... More

Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
30 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

A delightful modern house with views in a great neighborhood of Cape Town. Excellent service with a very professional and friendly staff, led by general manager Austen. They will book restaurants, tours, shows, taxis, anything you need. Loved it. Highly recommended if you want a more personal experience than a large chain hotel.

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

Dear HX M, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your lovely review of Kensington Place. We are very proud of our management team, and I'm delighted to read that you had a personal experience at Kensington Place - our guests are our number one priority. When in Cape Town, please don't hesitate to contact us, we'd... More

Athens, Georgia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

We stayed at this lovely inn for 4 nights before going on safari. It was a pretty property in a great location. The room was charming, much bigger than we expected with a beautiful balcony. The staff is great and the food was delicious. The service is first rate, they make a genuine effort to see to your needs and... 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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