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38 Kensington Crescent Higgovale, Cape Town Central 7405 South Africa
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#5 of 128 in Cape Town Central
A HIDDEN OASIS LACED WITH STUNNING OPULENCE, COMPLETE WITH UNRIVALLED SERVICE AND UNFORGETABLE ONE-OF-A-KIND EXPERIENCE. Exquisitely decorated, with impeccable service and unique features, Kensington Place is a marvel. Nestled away in Cape Town in the greenhaven suburb of Higgovale, Kensington Place is a hub of peace and tranquillity. Our beautiful garden is the perfect place to both lose and find yourself. Bask in the serenity of our manicured gardens or take a few laps in our plunge pool after your daily complimentary breakfast. We boast world-renowned views of Table Mountain and the mother city.
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helz852 wrote a review May 13
Hong Kong, China46 contributions57 helpful votes
We stayed here on the last two nights of our honeymoon and it was the perfect end to a blissful trip. We were greeted with a glass of champagne before being shown to our room, where there was more champagne for us to enjoy on the balcony with views of Table Mountain. The hotel is in a quiet leafy part of CT within a few mins walking distance of some lovely restaurants and bars. The interior is exquisitely decorated, resembling a gallery, and the rooms beautifully appointed. The staff were warm and friendly, and made us feel so special we didn't want to leave. We had to check out very early for our flight and the staff prepared a lovely breakfast for us to take away. We can't recommend this place highly enough and would love to return.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Traveled
Jeremy S wrote a review May 5
Bromley, United Kingdom13 contributions1 helpful vote
Just an amazing hotel, great hospitality, rooms are top notch, breakfast, water and hot drinks all included, well located for table mountain with great views over the city and set in a little green quiet oasis - would highly recommend this hotel
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Traveled
htemps2022 wrote a review Apr 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
We recently stayed at Kensington Place on the first two nights of our Honeymoon and couldn't have wished for a better start. We had been so busy with the wedding in the lead up to our trip that we hadn't gotten round to planning our time in Cape Town but that wasn't an issue at all- as soon as we arrived the wonderful hotel staff sat us down with a glass of champagne and helped us to plan our trip out and then made the relevant bookings for us- WOW, what service. Our room was modern and homely with a great view of Table Mountain from the balcony. We hope to return one day, both Kensington Place & Cape Town exceeded our expectations.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Tom Kirby wrote a review Apr 2022
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My wife and I spent the first three nights of our honeymoon at this hotel and it was an unbelievable home away from home. The room was comfortable and had amazing views. I have never encountered a friendlier or more professional staff. Everyone who worked there went above and beyond to make sure we were having a nice time and showed genuine interest in what we had planned while in Cape Town. We felt incredibly grateful & lucky to have been able to stay here and should we ever return to Cape Town, we hope there will be availability.
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Date of stay: March 2022
Dana L wrote a review Mar 2022
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania4 contributions
This is a beautiful boutique hotel in a quiet area of cape town. It was the perfect place to spend a few days at the start of our honeymoon. The staff is absolutely incredible— helpful, accommodating and extremely friendly. You will not be disappointed!
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Traveled
Shelly S wrote a review Jul 2021
Denver, Colorado19 contributions10 helpful votes
Everything about this place is amazing. Small hotel with large rooms, I believe there are 7 or 8 total. Lobby has sitting room with fireplace, dining area and bar complete it. The staff was amazing and so eager to help. Jillian greeted us and even though Cape Town had shut down again, we were able to get food easily and their recommendations were great. Garden and outdoor areas are so nice as well. Quiet room and location. Read less
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Date of stay: July 2021
Kate D wrote a review Jul 2021
Atlanta, Georgia4 contributions3 helpful votes
Kensington Place was one of the best hotel experiences my husband and I have ever had. The room was beautiful with two balcony's and heated floors (which I loved!). The service was more than we could even imagine. We arrived when SA has just moved to Covid Alert Level 3, so restaurants were closing and the night manager before checking us in ordered us food after a long day of travel to make sure we wouldn't go hungry. The next morning, Hope at the front desk went above and beyond to help us coordinate a guided tour down to Cape of Good Hope, book lunch at La Colombe (amazing restaurant, highly recommend this too) and arrange when to climb Table Mountain. Julie Ann was just as helpful as and let us store our luggage for the day since we had an evening flight when we were departing South Africa. Due to Covid the kitchen was only open for breakfast, and it was a lovely breakfast with fresh pressed juice, lattes & a large variety of plates to chose from. Location was central to everything, very easy to walk to Kloof St, and less than 10 minute drive to anywhere else we needed to go. The neighborhood was beautiful and we felt safe walking around. 10/10 would recommend Kensington Place and will absolutely stay here again next time we're back in Cape Town.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Room Tip: Room 1 is the top floor with 2 balconys and a fire place.
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Andrew H wrote a review May 2021
New York City, New York18 contributions1 helpful vote
Kensington place was our first stop on our honeymoon in South Africa. We really enjoyed our stay. The room was great and the staff was so friendly and helpful. We also liked the location a lot. Highly recommend this great boutique hotel.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled
Sfaxien wrote a review Mar 2020
Singapore, Singapore179 contributions65 helpful votes
The hotel is small and cosy, very comfortable with a beautiful small garden: orange, lemon trees around. What makes it a great stay is the staff! Everyone is extremely nice, very helpful and does a superb job! A special thanks to the breakfast kitchen staff for preparing outstanding omelettes and granola!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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MelImpressive wrote a review Feb 2020
Brighton, United Kingdom50 contributions13 helpful votes
LOVED our 2 night stay here - the staff and their service were impeccable. The breakfast's were to DIE for. Lovely security staff too who i'm sure rarely get a shout out but i felt very safe here. Great area. Honestly the staff could not do more for us! And honestly though breakfasts..... WOW! Rooms were of a very high standard - LOVED LOVED LOVED IT. I will be back!
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Date of stay: January 2020
Room Tip: i think all the rooms were great i cant remember our room number sorry!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kensington Place
Which popular attractions are close to Kensington Place?
Nearby attractions include Oranjezicht City Farm (0.6 miles), Planet Bar (0.6 miles), and India Venster (0.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Kensington Place?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Kensington Place?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Kensington Place?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kensington Place?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kensington Place?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miller's Thumb, The Black Sheep Restaurant, and Liquorice and Lime.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Kensington Place?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Kensington Place have airport transportation?
Yes, Kensington Place offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kensington Place?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Kensington Place?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (1.3 miles), City Hall (0.9 miles), and Irma Stern Museum (3.8 miles).
Does Kensington Place have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.