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Derwent House Boutique Hotel
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Reviewed March 27, 2014

I was looking for a change of pace that was not in the middle of the City Center and not on the beach in Camps Bay either. Derwent House, located in a non-touristy area, which also happens to be very close to Table Mountain, is a wonderful place to stay to eat at local places like Roundhouse Rumbullion or Manna Epicure (call ahead for reservations) off of Kloof Neck Road. Everyone there was super friendly and helpful. In my room, they even offered me a cellphone with a S. African number that I could have taken around town with me if I needed it to call a taxi. They also had a small art, book, and wine collection available to peruse. I particularly made use of the pool and the hot tub after a long day of walking around town.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 26, 2014

We booked this hotel on the basis of Trip Advisor reviews and were not disappointed. The hotel is small but perfectly formed. Situated between Cape Town City Centre and Table Mountain it has around 10 rooms, a swimming pool and excellent lounge/lobby areas. It is a taxi ride from the City Centre or a long walk.

The staff were very friendly, helpful and always there to advise on how to make the most of our time in Cape Town. Although there is no restaurant, the breakfasts were excellent and there are tea/coffee facilities available all day. The hotel also provide complimentary cakes/biscuits for guests during afternoon tea.

There are many great restaurants within walking distance of the hotel.

The hotel will arrange tours if required and also book taxis etc where needed.

Room Tip: All the rooms overlook the pool so there is no particular need to choose a particular room.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

We spent 9 days in total here on our first visit to Cape Town. The staff were warm and friendly and made our visit there relaxed and comfortable. They were very helpful in booking taxis and restaurants and recommendations of places of interest. The breakfasts were delicious with hot breakfasts cooked to order. The hotel is designed to a high standard with african art and sculpture adding interest. The bedroom was bright and comfortable with pool view and balcony. The hotel is situated just off Kloof Street which has many excellent restaurants and has a great view of Table mountain. I would definitely stay here again. Mary McG.

Room Tip: We stayed in room 2 in the main house which had a terrace and a balcony with a pool view. We also stayed in room 1 which was smaller and had one small terrace.
  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

We spent our first three nights in South Africa at the Derwent House and what a wonderful introduction it was to this amazing country. The room was clean and comfortable and the warmth and professionalism of the staff were greatly appreciated. Their attention to every small detail really impressed us. Great breakfasts. Highly recommended

Stayed: February 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

This was our first visit to Africa and to Capetown. It was the trip of a lifetime and Derwent House was a major part of making it so special. It is a wonderful hotel, beautifully designed and decorated with a welcoming staff that made our visit there a joy. Set in a quiet residential area yet only steps away from quality restaurants, we wished we could have stayed longer. Should have. A special thanks to Dene for making reservations at restaurants where we couldn't. Our great view of Table Mountain was an unexpected plus and we will remember this perfect corner of a great city for years to come.

Room Tip: The Beautiful category is on the upper floors, with views. We had # 1, which was excellent and would choose it again.
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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