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Derwent House Boutique Hotel

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14 Derwent Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Malibu, CA
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53 reviews 53 reviews
13 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

To me, it is more of a Bed and Breakfast extraordinaire than a boutique hotel. They have done hospitality so perfectly, you really feel like you are stepping into someone's home versus a boutique hotel. Someone who makes you amazing breakfasts, that has a fantastic espresso machine, lots of great snacks and an honor bar. The outdoor pool area is... More 

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Redhill, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

Derwent House is a gorgeous hotel that's impeccably furnished. We stayed here as the first stop on our honeymoon and were so impressed by the attention to detail and the warmth of the staff. They really helped us with everything from restaurant recommendations to booking last-minute tours. The hotel is in a trendy area of Cape Town with loads of... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I cannot describe how stunning Derwent House is. The way the place is decorated leaves you envious and looking to shop for things to add to your own house. We stayed here for 5 nights in 2 different rooms. The 1st room upstairs had a balcony and view of the mountain. In the evening, the sunset rolls in over the... More 

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Sterling, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

When looking for a hotel to spend six nights at in Cape Town, I found the Derwent House on Trip Advisor. The reviews were great and I’m happy to say that my six-night stay exceeded expectations. I booked a fabulous room and that’s what it was. The room wasn’t large, but had everything I needed and it overlooked the pool... More 

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Rye, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

My husband and I were immediately charmed by the ambience and very kind hospitality of the owner, who arranged for us to enjoy a drink overlooking the pool as they made up our room a couple of hours earlier than the regular check in time. This chic boutique hotel goes out of its way to make you feel like family... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

My wife and I really love this place. The best part is the staff who treat you like family and pretty much do anything for you. We got an apartment, which is just a little outside the main compound, but with a suite instead of a single room. They left us snacks, a converter, picnic supplies, beach towels -- basically... More 

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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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24 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Stayed in Derwent House for 6 nights. Great cosy boutique hotel altogether. We had room nr 2, with 2 balconies and therefor views to the city centre as well as the table mountain and the lions head (my favorite). The room itself was very small, so we had to remove a chair to have more space for our suitcases. The... More 

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New Haven, Connecticut
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

My husband and I booked a 3 night stay here as part of our honeymoon and it was incredible! First off, the location was great, easy to get to from the airport (we rented a car and they even had free parking for us), views of table mountain, and right on Kloof st and Long st which were great to... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

This is my second visit to the hotel and I can say without a doubt that each trip is getting more and more enjoyable (not the case with most hotels). The ambiance let alone location was perfect. This is truly the hotel for guests who appreciate good homely service.

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Houston, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This local boutique hotel packs 5 star service at a reasonable price. The rooms were fun, arty, comfortable, and squeaky clean. The location was tucked away in a safe and walkable neighborhood of Cape Town. Close to all of the action, but far enough to enjoy quiet evenings out on the deck. The staff went above and beyond in their... More 

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