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Parker Cottage

3 Carstens Street, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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#5 of 80 guest houses in Cape Town Central
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Welcome to Parker Cottage! We’re a little different than the usual hotel or guesthouse experience. Rather than being just a conventional ‘place to sleep’, we offer a very much unplugged, urban retreat right in the creative heart of Cape Town. So although we offer free and fast internet, we don't do minibars, piped music or even reception desks. Think of us like a country house in the middle of the city. We’re the kind of place where you can rediscover the art of conversation, endless breakfasts and total serenity. Parker is a social place too: our legendary free wine evenings occur at least twice a week and there’s no ‘cut off’ time for our gourmet breakfasts either.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Car hire
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
Historic Hotel
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, German and 2 more
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Ann K wrote a review 22 Feb
Albufeira, Portugal5 contributions
We have stayed at Parker cottage many times. I cannot image being anywhere else when I come to Cape Town! Every staff member is friendly and helpful. Delightful cozy beds that always render a good nights sleep. Wonderful morning breakfast on the terrace. Always a great recommendation for a restaurant. Pure joy!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Inverknoll wrote a review 12 Feb
Hilton, South Africa33 contributions6 helpful votes
What a wonderful experience. From the moment we arrived we felt welcomed and at home. Pamela and her team ensure that your every need is met. Our room was spacious, clean and fresh. Breakfast was SPECTACULAR! Thank you for making our visit to Cape Town.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Loved our stay, will definitely be back.
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 1 week ago
Dear both thank you so very much for the wonderful feedback, we truly appreciate that you took time to write it and love to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us...be back !!!!! :-) Kind regards Pamela
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Polly H wrote a review 11 Feb
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Sadly we were only at Parker Cottage for one night before our flight back to the UK. It was a fabulous place. The room was beautifully decorated and the breakfast was delicious. I would definitely recommend and am hoping to go back again for longer next time. Pamela was a fantastic host and very helpful.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Polly & Hillary we hope that you both arrived safely at your respective home towns :-) I agree, MUCH to short for your stay, sincerley hope we will see you soon again in the near future. thank you so much for taking the time to write this wonderful feedback Kind regards Pamela & team
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MairinaandTonyWilson wrote a review Jan 2024
Menston, United Kingdom202 contributions63 helpful votes
A wonderful guesthouse in a quiet leafy street within walking distance of the centre of capetown. It’s a little haven of peace set in lovely gardens where an excellent breakfast is served with such attention to detail and professionalism and lovely smiles. Pamela, Tomas, Jameson and all the staff look after your every need and are so welcoming. We can’t wait to return next year .
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Mairina & Tony thank you so much again for your lovely feedback, it is just lovely to have you both with us every year. We hope you will have a fabulous time in South Africa further and look forward to see you in 2025 Kind regards Pamela & team
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Cruiser696564 wrote a review Dec 2023
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Lovely part of Cape Town with a boho vibe.. views of Table Mointain and great coffee shops and restaurants in walking distance. The cottage is tasteful and serene, great breakfast in little alcoves in the front of the house.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: No pool and on street parking
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 14 Dec 2023
Dear both thank you so much for your kind review, we love to hear that you have enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you soon again in beautiful Cape Town Kind regards Pamela & team
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Gaudenz L wrote a review Dec 2023
Fribourg, Switzerland3 contributions
Nice and very friendly staff in a safe environment. The served breakfast was very delicous with many kind of kombinations. transfer to the airport, reservations in restaurants, tips where to go - all was organized to our great satisfaction. Thank you and looking forward - perhaps next year?
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: for traveller without car who wants to spent a few days in Capetown a good address.
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 14 Dec 2023
Dear Gaudenz thank you for your kind review, most defintely would be lovely to have you again next year... Kind regards and merry Xmas Pamela & team
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Dale D wrote a review Dec 2023
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My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Parker Cottage. The staff was wonderful and the breakfast on the front porch was delightful. South Africa experiences rolling blackouts, but Parker Cottage has solar power to cover the outages. Lots of food and coffee options within a couple blocks of the B&B.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear both thank you so much to take the time to write this review, we truly appreciate it and love to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us Hope to see you again soon in the near future warm regards Pamela & team
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GlennfrmOttawa wrote a review Nov 2023
Ottawa Canada7 contributions1 helpful vote
Parker Cottage should be your first choice when staying in Cape Town. The facilities are fabulous .. couldn’t ask for nicer accommodation .. the rooms are lovely and very well maintained .. outdoor spaces are special and breakfast is varied and a treat. Pamela and her Team go out of their way to make your stay exceptional. The location is ideal .. very good restaurants and bars close by. Easy walking to a lot of sights. Certainly will be back the next time in Cape Town.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 30 Nov 2023
Dear both thank you so very much for writing the lovely feedback, you made our smiles even bigger today :-) Hope to see you soon again in beautiful Cape Town Kind regards Pamela & team
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Christian R wrote a review Nov 2023
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Really nice accomodation in Cape Town. Perfectly located close to the city and to table mountain. Very nice Hosts. We stayed two nights and will definetly come back during one of our next visits to Cape Town.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 24 Nov 2023
Dear both thank you so very much for taking the time and effort to write this beautiful review, we truly appreciate it and love to have you back Kind regards Pamela & team
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Paul Kruger wrote a review Nov 2023
Pretoria, South Africa3 contributions
We liked everything about Parker Cottage, the booking process, good effective and responsive communication, very well situated in Cape Town, close to major access routes. Tomas, the manager, was brilliant, on top of his game, very accessible, friendly, and knowledgeable. Very efficient in immediately pointing us in the right direction, when we requested details of car wash. Rooms lovely, clean, fresh and fantastic towels. Honesty bar. Very comfortable and spacious.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 17 Nov 2023
Dear both thank you very much for the stunning review and the mentioning especially on Tomas' services, he has a big smile on today We adore if our guests loved their stay with us and hope you will join us again in the near future in stunning Cape Town Kind regards Pamela & team
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PRICE RANGE
£100 - £142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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parker cottage hotel cape town central
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town CentralTamboerskloof / City Bowl
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parker Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Parker Cottage?
Nearby attractions include Vortex Shisha (0.2 miles), The Labia (0.3 miles), and Afrogem (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Parker Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Parker Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Parker Cottage?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Parker Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miller's Thumb, Thali, and Arnold's Restaurant.
Does Parker Cottage have airport transportation?
Yes, Parker Cottage offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Parker Cottage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Parker Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (0.7 miles), City Hall (0.7 miles), and Iziko Bo Kaap Museum (0.6 miles).