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Highlands Country House

36 Tennant Road, Kenilworth 7708 South Africa
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Highlands Country House is the perfect venue for your weekend away, well deserved holiday, intimate wedding or even that (second) honeymoon. At Highlands a warm friendly welcome awaits you where good old fashioned excellent service is the order of the day. 14 individually appointed rooms are generously proportioned and all en-suite. Meals are individually prepared by the resident chef and the menu changes daily to suite your wishes. On request we can even host your own private dinner party, complete with place names, flowers and all the trimmings. Built in 1900, the Sir Herbert Baker house is set in the peaceful surroundings of formal gardens which boast 2 pools, a private spa and many secluded areas to relax and enjoy this home from home retreat. Afternoon tea is served at the pool or in the conservatory and of course the scones are homemade. Loose yourself in a book in the library or lounge or catch up on the news from home on the guest PC. Retire to your freshly made room and chill..... before dining in or out (of course we can arrange the transport), enjoy a pre-dinner drink in the bar or on the terrace and feel yourself transported from the everyday to the extra special. Highlands Country House - country tranquility in the heart of Cape Town.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Shuttle bus service
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Paid wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Special diet menus
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
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Extra long beds
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Maxine N wrote a review Jul 2019
Johannesburg, South Africa76 contributions18 helpful votes
My mother and I stayed in this guest house while visiting in chilly July! The rooms were warm with heaters and SO comfortable and spacious. The staff can not do enough for you, from bringing pots of coffee into our room every morning to ensuring our luggage was carried and even giving us extra time to check out should we need it. The house is amazing; luscious gardens with interesting and clean rooms. We will definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Reneebooth24 wrote a review Mar 2019
South Africa6 contributions
This is our fourth visit to this beautiful guesthouse. We absolutely love Highlands House. It is truly tastefully decorated - lots of antiques, beautiful room themes & cozy. It really could be rated 5 star - stunning linen - rooms spotlessly clean & tidy. And of course the staff - Jane, Madre, Monica, Rose & Nelson to name a few welcome us like family. Breakfasts are delicious. I thoroughly look forward to coming to Cape Town & staying here. Can’t leave out Duke - the most arrogant cat I have ever met - who if you are privileged enough may chose to visit your room!!! We love this place.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Traveled with family
Present Explorers wrote a review Apr 2018
Cape Town Central, South Africa395 contributions115 helpful votes
I attended a workshop at the Highlands Country House and the entire experience was fabulous. There is easy access from the road, with secure parking inside. The rooms are warmly decorated, comfortable, spacious and clean, with a beautiful, demure cat that makes one feel at home. We used two rooms, one of which had a boardroom table with a projector. The other had beautiful couches, suitable for group work. The staff were discreet and professional in their conduct. The food is outstanding. There were delicious vegetarian snacks such as quiche and cucumber stacks, and the most awesome brownies I've ever tasted. A fantastic experience overall and highly recommend this venue.
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Date of stay: April 2018
Trip type: Traveled on business
David W wrote a review Nov 2017
2 contributions2 helpful votes
Highlands is a beautiful little boutique hotel, with lush, well kept gardens, located in a leafy suburb of Cape Town at the base of Table Mountain. Having spent 12 days there recently, we couldn't recommend it more highly. The staff were super helpful, with no request too much trouble, and the in-house chef prepared top quality, fresh meals every night that we found delicious. The rooms were spacious, comfortable and full of light, generously furnished, and the view from our balcony was breathtaking. We'll definitely be staying here on our next visit!
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Carol N wrote a review Apr 2017
Cape Town188 contributions29 helpful votes
Good day I would like to just take this opportunity to thank you for the kindness and generosity you showed towards us. I requested the use of your garden as the backdrop to my daughter’s Matric Ball photos at very short notice, late on Saturday morning. Madre was very friendly and accommodating and Daniel actually made us feel like paying guests when we arrived there on Saturday evening. Although the sunlight had unfortunately already gone when we arrived we still managed to get some beautiful shots in the garden as well as one or 2 inside. Thank you again for your assistance at such short notice. We appreciate it beyond measure. Carol, Francois and Simone Neethling
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Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Traveled on business
$207 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Highlands Country House
Which popular attractions are close to Highlands Country House?
Nearby attractions include Arderne Gardens (0.7 miles), Maynardville Open Air Theatre (0.7 miles), and Wynberg Park (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Highlands Country House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Highlands Country House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a desk, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Highlands Country House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Highlands Country House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Highlands Country House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Four & Twenty, Banana Jam Cafe, and Bardelli's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Highlands Country House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Highlands Country House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Kenilworth.
Are any cleaning services offered at Highlands Country House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Highlands Country House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Highlands Country House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (3.1 miles), Irma Stern Museum (3.1 miles), and Fort Goede Hoop (1.3 miles).