We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Parker Cottage

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Parker Cottage
Parker Cottage
Panoramas (6)
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

926 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 848: English reviews
Switzerland
Level Contributor
323 reviews
102 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1,148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Once again Parker Cottage came up trumps! The Management and Staff especially Tomas goes out of their way to make you feel at home. All the Arrangements and Restaurant bookings made by Tomas on our behalf worked out perfectly. The rooms are spacious and clean and one simply can’t do better than Parker Cottage. Well done Parker Cottage team, we’ll... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Frequenttraveler031
Santa Monica, California
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at Parker Cottage was perfect. The common space and rooms are beautiful. The breakfast was AMAZING. The location of Parker Cottage is ideal for wandering the streets of Cape Town and close to restaurants and shops of all kinds. The staff was always accommodating and friendly. They had fantastic recommendations for places we should eat and visit while... More 

Helpful?
Thank ADL789
ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks for such a lovely review, ADL. We'll be sure to add to our 16 breakfast specials in time for your next visit! More 

Fairlawn, Ohio
Level Contributor
18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful food, staff, location and beautiful house. The drivers recommended by Parker Cottage were exceptional and our trip to the Cape was memorable. The warm welcome and all aspects of our stay exceeded our expectations. The place to stay in Capetown.

Helpful?
Thank walker2twins
ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much for giving a special mention to Chris and Shauwn, our guides. Really wonderful. More 

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit South Africa once every year and we just love staying here. It is a perfect beginning to a love affair with the country. I don't mind sharing that when you arrive from a long flight it is really good to have a sense of home and this place just does that. We are already planning our next trip.

Helpful?
Thank kc0lella
ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Glad to know you're planning your next trip already! Did you know that some people think it's possible to visit the Cape just once? Crazy, I know! More 

Ness Ziona, Israel
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Except for its being a nice, clean and accessible place, Parker cottage offers a great service in a friendly atmosphere by a lovely staff! We stayed there for 5 nights and loved every moment. The staff was so helpful (even before we arrived) by helping us booking a hotel in Johannesburg, when we were stocked somewhere in SA with a... More 

Helpful?
Thank dekelimor2000
Guelph, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent 10 nights at Parker Cottage after touring other parts of the country for two weeks. Phil met with us the morning after our arrival and helped to map out our Cape Town adventure plan. Parker ultimately removed the stress that accompanies lining up a successful travel itinerary and made all arrangements on our behalf. Hoorah! At the end... More 

Helpful?
Thank GeoGirl78
Kingston, Ontario
Level Contributor
113 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2016

We stayed here and were so pleased by the location and the helpful staff. After we had checked out and were staying out at the airport for an early morning flight, I received an email that I had left behind the gifts I was bringing home! No problem, a driver brought them out to me! Thank you, Parker Cottage. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank cmack51
ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Many thanks for the review! It was not a problem at all to get your gifts to you at the airport: they were hiding behind one of our bedroom curtains! We're a heritage building and as such, we can't offer a totally soundproofed room like a modern, purpose built hotel. We're sorry that you found the room noisy but as... More 

Anchorage, Alaska
Level Contributor
12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Everyone at Parker Cottage is so helpful and friendly. Always smiling. I had one free day and they provide a booklet for a walking tour of Cape Town. It was so easy to follow and I was able to see and experience so many sights. The rooms were clean. The historic house is so lovely. The breakfasts were awesome. Will... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rosie8620
Vienna, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2016

We stayed at Parker Cottage during a recent trip to South Africa. Our son was residing in Cape Town and we used Parker as a primary location with side trips to other parts of the country. The staff was very helpful in making our reservations for what amounted to three separate stays. We stayed in several of the rooms, all... More 

Helpful?
Thank anncb711
Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2016

If you don't like bland chain hotels and want a bit of history and character, this is the place to stay in Cape Town. The term "B & B" hardly does Parker Cottage justice - it's more like a very comfortable, friendly, relaxed boutique hotel. It's well positioned in the western City Bowl suburb of Tamboerskloof - you can walk... More 

Helpful?
Thank PacificBlue
ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks Pacific Blue! You'll make our head swell saying that we're a boutique hotel! What a lovely review. We'd love to see you again some day. Phil and Liz More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

382 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (244)
Viewed
Room/Suite (50)
Viewed
Dining (44)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (43)
Viewed
Bathroom (9)
Viewed
Business Center/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Other (84)

TripAdvisor Photos: Professional photos exclusively commissioned by TripAdvisor

Viewed
All TripAdvisor Photos (115)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
The Hotel (62)
Viewed
The Paterson Room (45)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (23)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Cape Town Central hotels
City Bowl
Derwent House Boutique Hotel
Derwent House Boutique Hotel
#5 of 106 in Cape Town Central
5.0 of 5 stars 1,245 reviews
An African Villa
#6 of 106 in Cape Town Central
5.0 of 5 stars 923 reviews
Blackheath Lodge
#3 of 106 in Cape Town Central
5.0 of 5 stars 1,696 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Cape Heritage Hotel
#11 of 106 in Cape Town Central
5.0 of 5 stars 1,037 reviews
Cape Grace
#7 of 106 in Cape Town Central
5.0 of 5 stars 1,713 reviews
City Bowl
Underberg House
Underberg House
#2 of 164 in Cape Town Central
5.0 of 5 stars 538 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
Things to do
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Parker Cottage

Address: 3 Carstens Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: $97 - $177 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Parker Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Orbitz, Odigeo, Priceline, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your Parker Cottage reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Parker Cottage Hotel Cape Town Central
Parker Cottage Cape Town, South Africa
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay