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3 Carstens Street, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 169 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Travelers' Choice
Welcome to Parker Cottage! We’re a little different than the usual hotel or guesthouse experience. Rather than being just a conventional ‘place to sleep’, we offer a very much unplugged, urban retreat right in the creative heart of Cape Town. So although we offer free and fast internet, we don't do minibars, piped music or even reception desks. Think of us like a country house in the middle of the city. We’re the kind of place where you can rediscover the art of conversation, endless breakfasts and total serenity. Parker is a social place too: our legendary free wine evenings occur at least twice a week and there’s no ‘cut off’ time for our gourmet breakfasts either.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Non-smoking hotel
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John Truman wrote a review Apr 2021
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Beautiful hotel, wonderful staff eager to help with anything you need, perfect location in central Cape Town, walking distance to everything. Great breakfast, incredibly comfortable bed, too. I'll gladly stay here again. Thank you!
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Date of stay: April 2021
Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded Apr 26, 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review, we are humbled See you soon in the hopefully near future kind regards Pamela & team
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Jen wrote a review Apr 2021
San Francisco, California1 contribution
Parker Cottage made our visit to Cape Town area so special. Pamela, the owner, has created a wonderful home away from home for her guests. It's an ideal B&B experience, located in a safe convenient part of town, so can easily visit all Cape Town has to offer. The rooms are very comfortable and well appointed, the breakfasts delicious and plentiful (can keep you full all day), the staff are great and the home & garden beautiful. Pamela provides all you need for a great stay! The help she provided us was invaluable - wonderful dinner reservations, tickets, advice on places to visit, anything we needed. She connected us with Chris for private tour around the peninsula and wine country. Wow! We saw and learned so much - fantastic! Highly recommend booking Chris and staying at Parker Cottage - can't go wrong. We WILL be back! Thanks Pamela!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded Apr 25, 2021
Dear Jennifer thank you so much for your wonderful review, we truly appreciate it :-) It was an absolute pleasure to have you both with us and we sincerely hope you had a safe trip back home See you soon back in Cape Town !!!! Kind regards Pamela
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LadyWillow2014 wrote a review Mar 2020
Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom94 contributions27 helpful votes
We stayed 5 nights at Parker Cottage and it was a wonderful start to our first trip to South Africa. Parker Cottage is a stunning property set in a quiet area but within easy walking distance of the city centre. There are several excellent restaurants nearby. We were collected at the airport by their driver and then met by Pamela at the property; she was very welcoming and immediately made us feel at home. Our room (Von Veh Room) was beautifully decorated with everything you could need. The breakfasts, served outside, were delicious. There was plenty of choice and a special served every day. An honesty bar, in a communal area, is provided with soft drinks, water, wine, beer and snacks. You can also make yourself a hot drink (coffee machines are in the rooms). There is plenty of space to relax with two large lounges and the garden area is delightful. The staff at Parker Cottage are outstanding: Pamela, Phaedra, Tomas and the rest of the team are so friendly and go out of their way to ensure you have a fantastic time. I would not hesitate to recommend Parker Cottage; we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: Von Veh Room
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Response from , Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded Mar 3, 2020
Dear both what a wonderful and lovely review, thanks a million, we so much appreciate it when guests take the time to write on the booking platforms ! We are so very glad that you enjoyed your stay in Cape Town & Parker Cottage Guesthouse, we absolutely love what we are doing and are so happy to see that our guests feel it aswell I hope your whole trip in South Africa was amazing and hopefully we can welcome you back once more in our beautiful city warmest regards Pamela & team
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bobkatlord wrote a review Feb 2020
Etobicoke39 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed four nights at Parker Cottage and enjoyed every minute. Our room was lovely and breakfast each day was more than ample - and delicious. But more than that, it is the ownership and staff who make Parker Cottage so special. From the warm welcome we received, to the concern expressed when my wife was ill, everyone went above and beyond. Thanks so much to Pamela and her team. We would not hesitate to return to Parker Cottage and most certainly recommend this property.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from , Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded Mar 1, 2020
Dear both thank you so much for the 'flowers' - we highly appreciate your feedback and it was an absolute delight having you at Parker Cottage Guesthouse. We hope you are both doing well and that we once again can welcome you in our beautiful country warm regards Pamela & team
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yns_10 wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia1454 contributions595 helpful votes
We spent a wonderful three nights at this lovely B&B in central Cape Town. From the pre-arranged airport pick-up through to our departure, everything was perfect. The Victorian property and its garden is beautiful. Our room (7), with its soaring ceilings was comfortable, spotless, and quiet and the spacious bathroom had all the expected amenities. We do not watch television on holiday and were happy the room did not have one (on booking, you can request one be put into your room). Breakfast served outside during our visit, was very special: the menu included yoghurt, granola and fruit, juice, coffee/tea plus hot dishes or cheese and cold cuts platter, a different special every day, toast plus a daily bakery offering. Of course, much more food that we could manage, but it was all delicious! We appreciated (and used) the honesty bar and the range of items available: we find this much better than an in-room mini bar. There are also some things on display in the common areas that are for sale: the limited edition artwork purchased just went on our walls yesterday and are a wonderful reminder of our visit. We found the location great, an easy stroll into the city centre, good restaurants a few blocks away, and a pleasant walk to the V&A Waterfront. As advised, we did Uber back at night. Our day trip to the Cape and transfer to Franschhoek were organised for us and as well as being a great driver, Chris was very engaging and made these fun, informative and memorable. The staff elevate the experience for staying here: welcoming, helpful, and interested in their guests and guiding them to make the most of their visit to Cape Town. The perfect stay!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from , Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded Feb 28, 2020
Dear both thank you a million times for this wonderful review, it just made our Friday !!!!! We are so happy when our guests report back that they enjoyed the stay in Parker Cottage & Cape Town so much, it was a real big pleasure for us having you here and we sincelery hope it hasn't been the last visit to us and our beautiful country Have an awesome weekend Kind regards Pamela & team
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$98 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
parker cottage hotel cape town central
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town CentralTamboerskloof / City Bowl
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parker Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Parker Cottage?
Nearby attractions include The Labia (0.3 miles), Afrogem (0.2 miles), and Olive Branch Deli (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Parker Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Parker Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Parker Cottage?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Parker Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miller's Thumb, Thali, and Lord Nelson Restaurant.
Does Parker Cottage have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Parker Cottage offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Parker Cottage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Parker Cottage?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (0.7 miles), City Hall (0.7 miles), and Irma Stern Museum (3.9 miles).