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2Inn1 Kensington
Ranked #1 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
New York City
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5 hotel reviews
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“One of the best hotels we've ever experienced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2010

From the moment you walk in, you'll have the most wonderful stay at this gorgeous restored great boutique hotel. The staff is so welcoming and takes care of your every need from restaurant bookings to hiking guides or a visit to a local famous artist. On New Year's Eve, the manager even personally drove us to our event across town since cabs were scarce. Our room was so beautiful, the pool lounging area is divine, the owners are wonderful - we never wanted to leave. This is the jewel of Cape Town - enjoy!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2010

What a wonderful hotel, every little need was so thoughtfully catered for. The rooms were fabulously well appointed to beyond five star standard as was the service. Klaus, Chris and Steffi and all their staff made us so welcome it was more like staying with lovely family than in a hotel. When we wanted to go out in the evening they made recommedations, reserved the restaurant, booked us a cab fifteen minutes beforehand and even printed off the restaurant's website for us.
We will definately go back and recommend the "2INN1" to all our friends

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2010

After staying at 2inn1 in Nov 2008 we could not imagine staying anywhere else during our 2009 SA holiday and so returned to 2inn1 in December 2009. Guess what - it was even better then we remembered! It's the staff that make 2inn1 - they are all amazing and we spent some lovely evenings with a take-away & glass of wine talking to the night staff. Once again the restaurants they booked for us were all amazing - they always seem to know the best ones! They also organised a guide who we trekked up Table Mountain with - we totally recommend it. Stop looking now - you will not find anywhere better to stay in Cape Town. Thanks again 2inn1 for making our stay so amazing. We WILL see you again!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 25, 2010

We stayed at 2 Inn1 for 5 nights mid January. I find it difficult to add value to whats already been said in earlier reviews but for someone who travels on business frequently in the UK the level of friendly helpful service at 2 Inn1 stands ou a mile for me - Disney should be sending their teams to 2 Inn1 to learn a thing or two...!! They say if you want good service hire nice people.
2 examples of "going the extra mile" - I left a credit card at the previous guest house and the mail company contacted 2Inn 1 in this regard. I spoke to Christoph on it and he took the mail company number from me and said he would deal with it -we came back that night and the package with the card was waiting on our bed. I was sick one day and confined to bed for 24 hrs. My wife was offered a snack that evening and I was offered chicken soup to aid my recovery. They fully deserve the current top spot for guest houses in CT for not only looking after their residents but their happy hard working team. They make it look easy but I'm sure it's not!

Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2010

We stayed at 2Inn1 for 3 nights in mid September and like all previous reviewers enjoyed an amazing experience! This was our first trip to Cape Town which was made even more amazing by the wonderful hospitality of Klaus, Stephanie and the Team. They did for us everything that has been mentioned by others and made certain that we made the most of the relatively short time we spent in Cape Town. They even suggested that after the first night they should move us to a better room. We thought that the one we were allocated was just great, but Klaus insisted and did everything for us whilst we were out for the day. All the superlatives used by others are totally deserved and reflect our experience exactly. I guess there might be someone out there that will not enjoy coming here, but the fact that 2Inn1 scored 100% excellent from all previous contributors just says it all. When we stay in Cape Town again there will be no other other choice for us!

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Zurich
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2010

We stayed here for four nights and must say: It is the best stay in Cape Town. Beautifully and stylish designed. All comforts a five star hotel offers, but the hosts
Steffi, Christoph and Klaus do everything to make you feel at home. The house was originally built in the 19th century. Klaus and Christoph refurbished, or rather rebuilt the house in 2006 with very high attention to detail. Very tidy rooms, comfortable beds, clever lightening system, free internet and wlan, nice and generous bathroom, generous breakfast and very nice sun-downer drinks at the poolside make it the absolutely right place for your holiday start in ZA. The hotel is in a safe area and has two guards in the nighttime. It is a ten minute drive from waterfront, taxis cost about 5-10 Eur to the main visiting points of Cape Town. A car is recommended though and can be parked safely in front of the house. It is located at the foot of table mountain with stunning view on Lions Head mountain. Young urban people gather here and receive great advice for places to go.

Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2010

During our third visit to 2 Inn 1 Kensington, the team around Klaus and Christopher with their new and great addition Stefanie has once again transformed our stay in South Africa into the most amazing experience. The house is impeccably run with unparalleled attention to detail and quality, and the relaxing, calming atmosphere makes you not want to leave. But Klaus' and Christopher's top-notch service goes way beyond running their hotel: since their opening, they have accumulated an amazing network of related services and a knowledge base which made our as well as our friends' stay an unforgettable one. Thanks again to Klaus, Christopher, Stefanie and the entire team - we will be back soon!

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with friends
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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 Cape Town, South Africa

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