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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Buonas, Schweiz
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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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 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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66 reviews 66 reviews
24 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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We began our SA honeymoon in Cape Town for 4 nights at this quaint and beautiful boutique hotel. It is nestled into the slopes of Table Mountain and walking distance to the lively and bustling neighborhood around Kloof Street (which has many restaurants and shops). The hotel was tastefully decorated with lovely grounds and an overall luxurious feel without being... More 

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

Dear Shree P, We absolutely loved reading your review about your experience at Kensington Place and we're thrilled that we added to the experience of your Honeymoon in South Africa. Room 1 really is a special room, and I'm so happy that you were comfortable during your stay. We look forward to welcoming you both back to Cape Town and... More 

London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

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

Dear Atlonmac, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your wonderful review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your views from your room - the City and Harbour views tend showcase a different side to Cape Town. Chef Lisa's breakfasts really are the best, she takes pride in every plate. Also, we're absolutely delighted to read that... More 

Denver, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 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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Iamcapetonian, Front Office Manager at Kensington Place, responded to this review

Dear Montoyay6, Your review makes our chests swell with pride - we would like to thank you for taking the time to write your beautiful review on Kensington Place and its team. I absolutely cannot wait to share your review with the team, I know they will be delighted. I'm so glad to read that we made you feel at... More 

Los Angeles, CA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
43 hotel reviews
145 helpful votes 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014 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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Iamcapetonian, Front Office Manager at Kensington Place, responded to this review

Dear Glbtrttr, Thank you very much for sharing your travel experience on TripAdvisor. I'm absolutely delighted to read that you stay with us was enjoyable. The Kensington Place Team take pride in offering our guests the very best that Cape Town has to offer in terms of hospitality and we hope to welcome you back to the mother city and... More 

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