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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 102 hotels in Cape Town Central
Portland, Oregon
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9 hotel reviews
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“Chic and welcoming urban gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We spent 5 nights at Derwent House, which more than lived up to the great reviews on Trip Advisor. It is a lovely, small boutique hotel in an attractive neighborhood. The breakfasts were fantastic, decor was stylish and lovely, and rooms quite comfortable. But it stands out because of the outstanding staff who go out of their way to make your stay special -- particularly Vuyo and Dene. We stayed there with our kids, but it would be equally great for a romantic getaway.

Room Tip: They have a double suite that is perfect for families. The kids were on a sleeper couch.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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28 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed for three nights in the apartment but spent quite some time in the guest house lounge. This is an absolute jewel and staff are most warm and welcoming. Booked all our dinners and tours and could not have done more to make our stay pleasant. Afternoon tea and coffee, wine and cheese, suggestions for dining. It was the whole package. The apartment is lovely clean and has all the mod cons. Only down side was no wi fi but upside was meeting people in the lounge in the afternoon. Would highly recommend Derwent House

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2013 via mobile

This boutique hotel is warm and welcoming where the team (Dene) know you by name. The fittings are arty and classy and comfortable. Breakfast is fantastic and homely the rooms are lovely with a small en suite. There is even a cell phone for you to use during your stay. Wifi is great and free. Bed and linen are high quality drinks are provided on an honesty basis. Everything here is first class and nothing is a problem for the team to organise.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

I chose Derwent House because of the great reviews, and it definitely did not disappoint. The service was excellent; all the staff was very helpful on arranging tours, suggesting restaurants, etc. Very comfortable, homey feel to Derwent. And excellent location on a quiet residential street, within walking distance of restaurants and downtown attractions. I'm looking forward to a return trip.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2013

This hotel did not disappoint. It was easy walking to several great restaurants. The service was warm and wonderful. Very helpful with information concerning touring. We will stay again. As the other reviewers suggested, the common areas are very well done and were great places to start and end the day.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left was wonderful. The staff at Derwent House were so warm and friendly providing everything we needed. The room was nicely decorated, the communal areas had a great African theme and breakfasts were delicious. We particularly liked the guest kitchen and honesty bar, and lounging by the pool on some baking hot mornings... The perfect place to rest after a hike up Table Mountain. The hotel is located at the top end of Kloof Street near to great bars, cafes and restaurants. Would stay there again in a heartbeat.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jackson, Tennessee, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We loved everything about this hotel and its location was wonderful. The lady who ran the hotel was very informative and helpful to us in planning our day excursions and gave us some great restaurants to try. The breakfasts were delicious and I loved that it was a small quaint place. We had a wonderful view of Table Mountain from our room. It was truly a awesome place to stay!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#7 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Derwent House Boutique Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa

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