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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
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here for the first leg of our honeymoon. It is a fantastic hotel both intimate and luxurious. What really sets it apart though is the staff. Both Hope and Michael were great and made us feel at ease while imparting useful local knowledge. We were adorned with champagne and rose petals when we arrived back... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Spent 4 nights at Kensington Place- what a special place! The location is superb and the views beautiful , the room was perfect ! The staff exceptionally accommodating and extremely efficient! The breakfast was excellent and elegant! The atmosphere relaxing with Tale Mountain and Lion head watching over us!

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kplace, Manager at Kensington Place, responded to this review

Dear WhyVonneM. We are thrilled to hear you had a personal experience here at Kensington Place and thank you for the lovely comments regarding our staff. We will be sure to pass on the feedback! More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Loved this hotel in a beautiful suburb with amazing views of Table Mountain. We were in room 1 at the top of the house, it was perfect apart from the odd bathroom door which does not fit the door space completely! Room had under floor heating which was lovely for winter. We have stayed in CPT many times but what... More 

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kplace, Manager at Kensington Place, responded to this review

Boxermad. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your travel experience with us on TripAdvisor. We look forward to having you both back in the not too distant future. Warm regards, The Kensington Place team More 

New York, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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 July 1, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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 June 22, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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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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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