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Kensington Place
Ranked #27 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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99 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Just loved it, amazing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2012

Just back from a 3 week trip to Africa with the last week in Cape Town and I spent more time trying to find the best hotel for us in Cape Town than anything else. I had almost given up when I found KP and I'm so very glad I found it. We have travelled extensively and are very fussy so trust me when I say we loved it. The service is very personalised and the breakfast the best we have ever had. Breakfast is a KP speciality and you can have it at any time of day and anywhere in the hotel and take as long as you like. Sasha and team were great at booking restaurants, both ones I had specifically selected before we went and others they thought we would like. The hotel is very chilled and we loved to chill with a glass of champagne at the end of the day or before dinner. The hotel's location was great, we walked into town a couple of times. It is very central and very handy for teh beautiful Camps Bay.
We will definitely return!
Only point to improve is that some guests smoked in the public areas which was not nice and stopped us having a drink one night. I know Chris is on the case to change this.
Thanks for a wonderful holiday.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hamburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2012

We had 4 nights at the end of our trip through South Africa and have very much appreciated the great hospitality and the exclusive rooms we had (with a great view over Cape Town and Lions Head, when looking around). Management as well as staff have been very kind and helpfully. As Kensington Place has only a view rooms (I assume it were only 8) it has a very private atmosphere in contrast to bigger hotel chains. After all I hope that we will be able to visit Cape Town again soon, and in this case we will consider this 'place' again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2012

Earlier this year I had the pleasure at staying at Kensington Place for the second time. Marlene made us feel special from the time I arrived to the time I left. The decor is tasteful and stylish. The property has a relaxed and sophisticated ambiance. Each guest is looked after in a highly personalised way that is so rare these days, even in smaller boutique hotels. There is attention to detail in every aspect. The delicious breakfast options are a highlight. I hope my travels take me to Cape Town in the future so that I can enjoy Kensington Place’s warm hospitality again.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

KP is an excellent, comfortable and exceptionally well managed boutique hotel - we'd stay again (a family of four, including 2 teenage children) without question. The hotel rests at the foot of table mountain and is a 10 minute taxi ride from the Waterfront shopping area, and 20 -25 minutes away from the airport. The rooms are modern, large and comfortable with useful extras like free wi-fi much appreciated. Overall however, it's Sasha and her team that ensured our stay was both comfortable and fun... Sasha also put us in touch with an excellent guide (Rowland) who showed us the wine country, Table Mountain and Cape Point and whale watching at Hermanus. Sasha also recommended to us a succession of excellent restaurants around town. Highly recommended as one of the best boutique hotelsd we've stayed at yet. Anywhere.

Room Tip: Room 1 has the best views of Table Mountain
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2012

We spent 3 days of our honeymoon at Kensington Place and could not have been more pleased with our stay. Sasha and her staff were superb. We owe her our sincere thanks for her good advice, her kindness and her in depth knowledge of not only Cape Town, but of South Africa in general. We felt relaxed and at home during our entire stay. Our room was quiet, clean and the staff was attentive. The hotel itself is small and has very much a boutique feel which makes service that much more personal. Many thanks for the good restaurant suggestions both within and outside of Cape Town, as well as the activities in and out of the city (and for convincing us to relax and enjoy the lovely breakfast every morning. Delicious). We certainly look forward to returning.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

You want to be in CapeTown. You want to feel at home. Kensington Place will make you feel welcome, very special, take care of your needs, all in a beautiful setting, only minutes away from restaurants and wonderful amenities. Located under the mountain and in the trees of Tamboerskloof, its an all out winner.

Room Tip: Room 8. Very private, own entrance.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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416chrisweir, Owner at Kensington Place, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thanks for your review on Kensington Place Boutique hotel, Cape Town. I am delighted that you were well looked after during your stay.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2012

We had the opportunity of staying at Kensington place in September for a few days break from reality. Sasha and her team provide effortless five star service, and definitely anticipate your every need. The rooms are beautiful with everything you could possibly need and the breakfasts are to die for. The Eggs Benedict was my favourite! Very good location and within walking distance to many good restaurants, with Longstreet & Kloof street (shopping!) just down the road. The hotel is very well laid out with every space in good use. We truly loved our stay here and would recommend anyone in a heartbeat.

Room Tip: We stayed in an upstairs room, fantastic views!
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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416chrisweir, Owner at Kensington Place, responded to this review, October 19, 2012
Thank you for your review of Kensington Place Cape Town. As the owner I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return in the not too distant future.
Kind regards
Chris
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Property: Kensington Place
Address: 38 Kensington Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 7405, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#8 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#18 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#27 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kensington Place 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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