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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   21 Kensington Crescent | Oranjezicht / Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 103 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Burton upon Trent, Staffs, Uk
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Wonderful welcome, would return!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2010

What a wonderful welcome we had at the 2inn1. Steffi had arrnged for us to be collected from the airport and on arrival we had a lovely cup of coffee outside whilst our bags were taken to our rooms, and what fabulous rooms they were.
There is a lovely big lounge (but cosy too), where there is a huge amount of information on things to do. We had a reservation made (again by Steffi) at a fab Italian restaurant.
The breakfast room is bright and cheerful and offers a wonderful range of vrey fresh foods.
Our rooms were at the front of the house and were so calm and peaceful. They had a TV, Digibox, CD player - with CDs ( more available in the lounge where there were also lots of DVDs)
It was a bit too cold for the pool, but we saw others in the hot tub.
Like almost every hotel we stayed in there are guards in and outside at night, but during the day we felt comfortable walking to and from the hotel into Cape Town. It only takes 5 mins to walk downhill to the Mount Nelson, where you can catch a 'hop on hop off bus' and opposite the Mount Nelson is Company's Gardens, with lots of places to visit.
We only had 2 days here, but I could have happlier stayed longer and would return to the 2inn1 if we visit Cape Town again.
I loved the underfloor heating ( if we win the lottery that will be my first purchase), the showers were great and everything was really well thought out.
All the staff were cheerful and friendly and it was lovely that even though it was the middle of winter there that the place was close to full - they deserve to suceed!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
    • 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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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2010

There is no surprise that this delightful little guest house is at the top of the recommended hotels in tripadvisor beating out heavy weights such as Mount Nelson. This is a charming, beautifully designed inn located in an attractive and peaceful neighbourhood. From the prompt and friendly replies to our queries we knew we had made the right choice. We rented a car and by the time we pulled up in front of the hotel Steffi and her team were clearly waiting for us because they were greeting us as we stepped out of the car, taking our bags, enquiring about our flight. The decor in the garden of the inn is immediately welcoming and well represented by the inn's website. The room was tastefully designed, well equipped, comfortable and impeccably clean. There was even a Miriam Makeba CD available to give us an authentic South African atmosphere. Every night Steffi recommended a restaurant for us based on the type of food we fancied. She was spot on with every choice. We ate in fantastic restaurants, eating mouth watering dishes far below the cost of similar meals in the UK. On most mornings we had planned tours and to accommodate us breakfast was always ready before we left. In the evenings we got back to the inn after an exhausting day of exploring and always felt we were returning home with all the staff waiting to greet us and always ensuring we were comfortable and well fed and watered. I cannot find a single criticism of this inn. If we are ever back in Cape Town we will be staying here. Don't waste money on a large impersonal hotel. 2inn1 is the place to stay.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Mountain View, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2010

Staying at the 2Inn1 Kensington was perhaps one of the best choices my friend and I made when vacationing in CapeTown. Christof, Steffi, Kenneth and the rest of the staff were absolutely amazing. They gave us fabulous recommendations on restaurants and things to do around the city. The rooms and facilities were in pristine condition and elegantly decorated. The complimentary breakfast was delicious and was a great way to start off each day. The location of the inn was beautiful and was right at the base of Table Mountain. The surrounding neighborhood was both quiet and safe. I would HIGHLY recommend this inn to anyone who is traveling to Cape Town.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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 July 31, 2010

My partner and I stayed here after a safari in the north of South Africa. We only had four days in Cape Town, which was a pity as it was beautiful. We decided to stay at 2inn1 Kensington (despite the odd name - so named because they converted two houses into one hotel) after reading the rave reviews on trip advisor. Well, all of the reviews are spot on. The staff go beyond the call of duty to deliver amazing service. Nothing was too much trouble. For example, we asked a staff member where a restaurant was, and she happened to be finishing work so she dropped us off at the restaurant personally!!

100/100. You will not be disappointed on any level.

  • Stayed March 2010, 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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Adana, Turkey
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2010

thank you Steffi,Klaus,Chris
we had very good time in Kensington 2 inn1
you and your team was amazing
hope to see you again

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

Everything was excellent: rooms, team, location, design, service, breakfast, lunch & spa treatments. Specially the individual service from everybody. They made as feel as VIPs. Everything was said before we only can confirm it and recommend 2INN1 as much as possible. If you come to Cape Town you have to stay here. You will have a great experience. Thank you 2INN1 Kensington.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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Mexico City, Mexico
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2010

We stayed here a couple of days for the soccer World Cup 2010. It was our best stay at a hotel worldwide we ever had. Outstanding service. You cannot expect anymore. Ticket research,restaurant and rental car bookings,very late breakfast it was already at lunchtime :-) best eggs we ever had with a huge variety of sereals,bread,cold meat ,cheese,fish,juices,fruits and pancakes wow!!! The rooms were freshly renovated,lovely designed and perfect equipped. We booked a standard room which was clearly marked in our reservation confirmation as smaller and without view (we could have choosen also a luxury room). But it was not that small and you don`t need a view because the outside area is a dream. Sitting in winter time inside the jacuzzi with a glass of very good complementary wine was absolutely relaxing. We couldn`t wait to return to 2inn1 after the stadium watching a game (which was brilliant) or after a long day of sightseeing and then we watched the soccer matches on the flat screen inside the beautiful lounge which was decorated with all national flags and a big vuvuzela. This made it easier for us to feel a little bit like inside the stadium because we haven`t got tickets for all matches :-) We want to say thank you so much to all the team. Really all of them from the maid,gardener,night & security guard,manager and owner are so friendly and helpful that you feel they are doing their jobs with passion. We will come back to all of you DEFINITELY!!!!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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: 21 Kensington Crescent | Oranjezicht / Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#10 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#28 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 2Inn1 Kensington 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2inn1 Kensington is flanked by the imposing slopes of Table Mountain and Lion's Head. It combines an authentically, stylishly remodeled Victorian house and a modern designed bungalow set in a beautiful tranquil garden. The pool area has sunbathed terraces offering magnificent views. The luxury rooms are equipped with every possible comfort. ... more   less 
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2inn1 Kensington Hotel Cape Town Central
2Inn1 Kensington Cape Town, South Africa

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