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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 High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
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Breakfast included
Airport Transportation
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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We made our bookings long in advance and asked for help planning a trip around the garden route. By doing this we hoped for a stressless vacation and .. we were right to do so. Parker Cottage is a gem, a wonderful place to stay with lovely, friendly and helpful staff. The
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We were referred to Parker Cottage by my sister, who stayed there 2 years ago. Loved Pamela, all her staff, the location and the accommodation. Everything was perfect. We stayed in the Family Cottage on the ground floor at the back because there were 4 of us (2 adults and 2
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Response from ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 5 days ago
Dear family Thanks so much for the lovely feedback, glad you have all enjoyed your stay, we miss the girls...loved them! Hope you had a wonderful time and are safely back in Australia Kindest regards Pamela&team
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what should we write?when everything is so perfect and beautifulAlso the location and surroundings are safe and really convenientPamela organized everything according to our wishes.Thanks to Pamela and the whole teamWe are coming back !!!...... oh yes .... the breakfast ..... on
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Response from ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 1 week ago
Dear both One can I write back? Thanks for the fabulous feedback, you have made our day! We love to spoil our guests and are truly grateful for your comments And yes! Please do visit again, so many great things to do in gorgeous Cape Town Warm regards Pamela&team
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Everything was perfect during our stay!The staff is very nice, rooms are great and the breakfast is awesome.You can feel this place is run with a lot of passion.For us young people the trust-bar was a plus also ;)
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Response from ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 1 week ago
Dear both So great to hear that you loved Parker Cottage and on top taking time to write us this fantastic review! Thanks so much that you stayed with us and hope to see you back in beautiful Cape Town one day Pamela&team
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My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Parker Cottage. It is very quiet, quaint, beautifully decorated, and the staff are wonderful—especially Jameson, who served us breakfast every morning. The complementary five-course breakfast was amazing! Management and office staff
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Response from ParkerCottage, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear both thanks so much for taking the time to write us this most wonderful revive on Tripadvisor ! We really appreciate it highly and love hearing that you loved it so much at our wonderful Parker Cottage... I will pass the compliments to all my staff & Chris which certainly will make their day sunny regards and come again Pamela & team
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Is this an African owned establishment?
Yes Swiss owner - just took over about a year ago. Doing a perfect job. She lives there and has tremendously wonderful staff.
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The air transfer is not free but it is excellent and not overly expensive. The cottage will book for you. The service is completely reliable.
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Hi Carol - very nice to hear from you. We're not quite sure whey the tariff isn't shown on TripAdvisor as it's linked to many major search engines and our rates are displaying there (I just checked). At this stage, we can help for some of your dates but we are otherwise fully booked for your dates. Will that be of any use? Do let us know and we'll send you a proper quotation. Phil and Liz
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Ooops... you've queried folks on the forum instead of Park Cottage!
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Cape Town is a big city and you cannot have access to everything on foot. However, the location of Parker Cottage is almost in the middle. In fact, it is closer to the table mountain and Kirstenbosch gardens. Also, the V&A is a bit crowded. Anyway, while we were there, we used the hop on hop off city bus tour and UBER for transportation. And we didn't regret it...
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"Away from the front door/hallway is best, if possible."
"The front entrance way can be loud so I'd suggest grabbing a first floor room."
"Upper floors are quieter but all are done to a very high standard"
"All of the rooms were nice in this bed and breakfast."
"We stayed in several different rooms. The Fantastic Rooms offer more space and are exceptionally lovely."
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PRICE RANGE
$110 - $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
parker cottage hotel cape town central
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town Central
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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