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“Simply outstanding”
Review of 2Inn1 Kensington

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2Inn1 Kensington
Ranked #1 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
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“Simply outstanding”
Reviewed March 13, 2014

Difficult to know where to start as there is so much to praise. An impeccably designed, spacious, comfortable, inviting and genuinely funky modern small hotel - only 9 rooms. It was full the dates we wanted to stay(other small hotels were not) so we changed the dates as the place had been so strongly recommended by friends. We had high expectations and they were met.

There is nothing they have not thought of, even down to a telephone to take with us with predialled numbers in case we had a problem, needed to contact them etc...Drinks early evening included, outstanding breakfasts, incredible choice and quality you would expect of a larger 5 star place.

Steffi and colleagues immediately asked(when we booked) what we wanted to do to maximise our 4 days in Cape Town. They helped plan our time(without imposing) giving useful information on visiting Robben Island and other CT attractions and generally around what to book in advance(which they did), how long things take etc. Most important they asked if we were foodies and could they suggest and then book restaurants(some difficult to get into) - we wanted upmarket but very informal and enjoyed 4 stunning and reasonably priced meals.

They asked about our onward trip, offered to check us in, asking what seats we preferred.

The only reason not to give this reference is that next time we may have to book even earlier. We travel a lot and 2Inn1 is up there with the very best.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

February 2014 was our second visit and we are now absolutely convinced that the 2Inn1 must surely be one of the very best small hotel experiences anywhere in the world. All of the positive comments made by others tell the story - the exemplary service by the team, the standard of the rooms, the pool and surrounding relaxing space, the breakfasts etc. etc. etc.. We very much look forward to returning.

Room Tip: Luxury room was superb
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Belgium
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Reviewed March 11, 2014

The level of service they give in Kensington is exceptional, never experienced at this cost. Combined with the attention for details everywhere, their style and the location this is a splasher. If you have the chance, book it.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Dundee Scotland
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

From the moment you arrive, you just know you have picked the right place. The warm welcome, from Steffi, Klaus, Kris, Clare and all staff make you feel like one of the family within minutes.
My wife and I have travelled to many parts of the world, and without a doubt this rates as the best.
You cannot fault the wonderful service, from a lovely breakfast in the morning, to sundowners at night. Great advice on local restaurants, and once you've decided, reservations made, and taxi booked. You are even supplied with a phone to call a taxi once you are ready to return. During our stay it was obvious there were a lot of returning guests, which gave it a great relaxed feeling about the whole place. I would also like to thank everybody for my birthday surprise. It was much appreciated, especially the singing. My wife reckoned Kris was the best singer, but I am sure that will be contested by the rest of the staff. I could go on with more superlatives, but don't take my word for it, just go to Cape Town, and stay in the 2Inn1 Kensington, you will not be disappointed.

Room Tip: We stayed in the house and had a room at the front which was lovely.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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expat The Hague
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Reviewed March 10, 2014

We were first-timers at the 2inn1 and on this experience we wouldn't look at staying anywhere else in Cape Town unless there was no room at the inn! Sadly, that's a real possibility, as you will see below, people are booking 1-2 years ahead.

Luckily we found a room 6 month's ahead and were impressed before even getting there at the speed and qulality of response to early enquiries and requests for bookings.

Once arrived, the level of personal service and attentiveness was without equal to anything I have experienced on my travels. Nothing was too much trouble and the alacrity and friendly way in which any question, request or comment was dealt with is evidence of the professionalism and passion of the team. It is impossible to overstate the team's commitment to making our holiday as full, relaxed or enjoyable as we could wish.

Plentiful and varied buffet breakfast. Rooms of a standard that wouldn't be out of place at a global chain of hotels.

Restaurant recommendations, safe and reliable taxis, trip ideas, sights to see, tours to join were all provided with good humour and from a wealth of local knowledge.

And yes, we've booked again for next year!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 2, 2014

This was our 4th year visiting the 2Inn 1 Kensington and it is still as good as ever. It is located in the beautiful gardens district of the wonderful city of Cape Town. However what really makes this place special are Klaus, Steffi, Kris, Clare and all their staff as they provide the best customer service and attention to detail we have ever had anywhere and as we enjoy being with them so much we have already booked again for next year and we cannot wait!

Derek & Jan

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Simply amazing staff, accommodation and atmosphere. From the moment you walk thru the door it is like you are on a famiky holiday... The style of the rooms is modern boutique... and very helpful with local knowledge on how to make the most of yr holiday or trip.. but beware its booked up a year in advance so book early xx can think of a trip to capetown without staying here now xx

Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about 2Inn1 Kensington

Property: 2Inn1 Kensington
Address: 21 Kensington Crescent | Oranjezicht / Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#23 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 2Inn1 Kensington 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
2inn1 Kensington is flanked by the imposing slopes of Table Mountain and Lion's Head. It combines an authentically, stylishly remodeled Victorian house and a modern designed bungalow set in a beautiful tranquil garden. The pool area has sunbathed terraces offering magnificent views. The luxury rooms are equipped with every possible comfort. ... more   less 
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2inn1 Kensington Hotel Cape Town Central
2Inn1 Kensington Cape Town, South Africa

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