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Derwent House Boutique Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   14 Derwent Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa (City Bowl)
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Ranked #5 of 101 hotels in Cape Town Central
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Tampa, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I went South Africa for our honeymoon and Derwent House was the first stop on our trip. We stayed 3 nights and everything about it was perfect. We arrived very late in the evening and someone was there to check us in and serve us complimentary wine and snacks to welcome us. Our bedroom was wonderful with... More

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Port Townsend, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We arrived at Derwent House after a 16 day safari. When they opened the door it was like we had achieved Nirvana. The beds are outstanding, the breakfasts to die for, the service is wonderful and sitting in the living room sipping your Port is out of the world. the staff handled a number of our sight seeing trips and... More

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Leipzig, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Derwent House is an absolutely lovely place. We did enjoy our stay there very much! The staff is adorable, friendly and really nice, the furniture in the lobby, kitchen and the rooms is very aestethic. All the house is cosy and comfortable. The breakfast is delicious - I wish I would have someone to make pancakes for me like this... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I truly enjoyed my stay at Derwent House. I have high standards for accommodations and they exceeded my expectations. The place is gorgeous, the service of each member of the staff is excellent and the food was so good! Will definitely stay here again on a future trip to Cape Town.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at DH for 3 weeks in June while undergoing medical treatment. We had looked into staying at a few places but were impressed with the reviews and the prompt and positive response from the English owners. (They live in Hermanus but have an excellent staff who they stay in close touch with, and occasionally come in to look... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Derwent House is an exceptional place with some of the most attentive staff I have every come across on holiday. They go out of their way to help out. Breakfast was fantastic and the pool area is gorgeous, also a great location if you want to avoid the touristy area of the V&A waterfront and be in a quieter neighborhood.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had read about all the good reviews for Derwent House, but wondered if they could all be true. We wanted to experience what the fuss was all about. Wow! We were glad we stayed here. Everything was as described in the reviews. We had a fantastic stay and would certainly stay here again without hesitation. We paid for a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

To stay at Derwent House is much better to be at home! The atmosphere of the house is warm, decoration is tasteful and what to say about the staff… they are wonderful. I can not avoid mentioning about Vuyo, with her wonderful recommendations about restaurants and Thimothy, with his very pleasant conversation. Location is good and easy to go walking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

We stayed here for 5 nights and the only reason why I booked this hotel was because of the trip advisor reviews and man, was I delighted? Oh Yeah!! This place is literally amazing. I went there with my Wifey and Infant Daughter and not even for a moment did we feel if we were staying in a hotel. You... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for four nights as part of our honeymoon in South Africa. We are so glad we did! Dene was so warm and helpful every day throughout our stay. She made sure we had dinner reservations in place every night and had great recommendations. She and Sephokazi were also very helpful with making plans for... More

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Address: 14 Derwent Road | Tamboerskloof, 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 star — Derwent House Boutique Hotel 4*
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central #5 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central #6 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central #6 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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Derwent House is one of Cape Town’s most inviting Boutique Hotels. It combines chic contemporary elegance with a relaxing atmosphere. It is also incredibly well located just off the trendiest street in the City in between the City Centre and Table Mountain. With a total of 10 rooms and one apartment the atmosphere is friendly without being intrusive, and the staff team are dedicated to making your stay with us a success. Derwent House aims to meet your every need - air-con, fabulous pool, private decks, wireless connectivity, flat screens with satellite, DVD library, robes and slippers and extensive bar facilities. ... more   less 
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