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Derwent House Boutique Hotel
Ranked #5 of 110 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We were booked in as a surprise after my daughters wedding.A very stylish small hotel ,exellent dinning options in this area.all enquiries always promptly answered.The pool area lovely decorated ,cement angel that caught my eye .

Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank teorita
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Reviewed November 2, 2013 via mobile

A fairly small and very lovely little hotel up in the Garden area of Cape Town. Much more relaxed and low key than the Waterfront. Wonderful staff, relaxing, calm and quiet premises. Excellent breakfast menu.

Stayed here for four days with my family. Staff arranged for a private guide who was great. If you are four or more that's cheaper than going on buss guide. Also they do give suggestions on daytrips according to weather, and they can adapt the tour timing etc.

Simply a great little hotel with great service level.

Stayed: November 2013
Thank Anders J
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

If you like personal service, quirky furnishings and helpful staff this is the place for you. Previous reviews were very good and when we arrived it didnt disappoint. The staff are very welcoming, the rooms are well appointed and the breakfast was delicious. The pool area is lovely even if though weather wasnt good enough to fully appreciate it. Its not central but its easy enough to get a taxi (which the staff are happy to organise for you). Carol, the owner, gave us a lovely recommendation for dinner which was within walking distance. I thoroughly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank zhatton
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

My wife and I stayed for 6 nights in August. We were celebrating both of our birthdays AND our 10th Wedding Anniversary, so it was a special trip, with high expectations. Carol & Jo (the owners) and their wonderful staff did not disappoint. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome, and this never diminished throughout our stay. I had eMailed Derwent House on a number of occasions prior to our trip and all enquiries were always promptly answered, whether it was factual, advice, recommendation or organisation of trips. This level of care continued throughout our stay, with staff even contacting various restaurants & agencies on our behalf when the need arose. They even organised delivery of a take away meal for us one evening when we got caught in a rain storm and decided to stay in for that evening!

The place is fantastic-read any of the other reviews to confirm this. However, it's the 'little things' that put Derwent House Head & Shoulders above the rest - a mobile phone for your personal use, with pre-programmed useful numbers (use the taxi number provided - quick, dependable and much more reasonable than other companies); an extensive list of local restaurants, with personal ratings & comments from Carol & Jo as well as advice how to get to each; wi-fi in the lounge, but also access to an iPad with useful information already bookmarked; plenty of coffee table quality books and guides located in superbly furnished lounge; personalised notes each evening, with info for the following day; cakes, biscuits & teas...

Well worth visiting. We will (again)!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank CTMOC
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Reviewed October 18, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Derwent House for our honeymoon in late September. The staff was beyond accomodating, friendly and always pleasant to interact with. The furnishings and decor were beautiful and we really enjoyed the level of detail and personal thought that went into everything from the fresh juices and breakfast, to the afternoon cakes and offerings.
The location is tucked a ways away from the popular touristy waterfront, but gives you enough space from the hustle and bustle to actually enjoy the sites and peace of Cape Town. We would definitely go back!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2013 via mobile

Elegant, beautiful, perfectly situated. Carol, the owner, took incredible care of us fabulous breakfasts and cake and wine etc. restaurant ideas and even the best wineries to visit The staff as well were amazing. Loved every minute of every day of our stay!

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
1  Thank Judi S
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Reviewed October 14, 2013

My husband and our 15 year old daughter stayed at the Derwent House Boutique Hotel in Cape Town for a few days in late September. We absolutely loved our stay there. Everything was outstanding, the service, the welcome, the utilities, the room etc... The breakfast was excellent and great value for money. What make this property special is the little extras e.g. afternoon tea with lovely cake at 4.00 p.m. The location is most convenient, within walking distance to many cafes, restaurants and little shops. We just loved the place. The staff was such a lovely, friendly and helpful, couldn't do enough to make our stay pleasant. We stayed in one of the apartments and it was very spacious and so comfortable, we felt like at home. Everything was spotless and available to make our stay comfortable. I will definitely return to this property. Derwent House Boutique is so stylish !!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sylvie B
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Additional Information about Derwent House Boutique Hotel

Address: 14 Derwent Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#10 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: $146 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Derwent House Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In a city renowned for hospitality, Derwent House stands out as one of Cape Town's leading boutique guesthouses. Located in the heart of the vibrant Tamboerskloof/Gardens neighbourhood, this small hotel combines historic charm, contemporary Afro-chic style and all mod-cons for a uniquely Capetonian blend of ambience, warmth, and comfort. Our wonderful team completes the picture -- we go the extra mile for you and our guests leave as friends. We love colour and celebrate African design - you'll find it everywhere. But when it comes to the basics - like breakfast, bedding, showers, climate control, Wi-fi or news from home - we don't compromise so you don't have to. At Derwent House, you're steps away from the hustle and buzz of Kloof Street, with its collection of superb restaurants, bars and trendy boutiques--and just a few further to the nightlife hub of Bree and Long Streets. Yet just a short car journey from the Table Mountain cable car, the beaches of Clifton or Camp's Bay, and the V&A Waterfront. There's nowhere more central -- but come and see for yourself. We're waiting for you! ... more   less 
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