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Stonehaven, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed here last week for 4 days after travelling the garden route to Port Elizabeth and flying back to Cape Town. When we arrived our rooms were not ready as we were early but was made very welcome and invited to sit on the terrace and offered drinks. We were shown to our rooms after being given a tour...

1Thank annepeck16
Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After some 20 hours on flights from Australia, you hope that the hotel you are going to stagger into will be warm and welcoming and lovely. This hotel is all those things and more. Great standard of accommodation, food was fresh and tasty, location handy but more than all those things....it's the standard of service that makes the Derwent special....

1Thank markbaker55
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Better than all the rest! We spent our first 3 Nights of our honeymoon in Derwent House and it was the best decision ever. We were greeted with a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine, a banner and balloons and thousands of small paper love hearts on the bed. An amazing touch. The room was spotless and full of books and...

Thank JohnRoseJnr
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

"This is an immaculate boutique hotel with professional knowledgeable staff. The building is a beautiful property in a fantastic location with a super pool area and it is walking distance to a great selection of restaurants bars and boutiques and a short walk downhill! to the hub of Capetown, we were impressed by the fact that every taxi we took...

Thank jacqui h
Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Jacqui, Wow -- what an incredibly detailed and thoughtful review. Thank you so much for sharing your experience in such comprehensive detail. Coming from a renowned international arbiter of style and design such as yourself, your commentary on the decor and feel of Derwent House is high praise indeed -- and humbling. You are correct: Armin and I have been...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second time we have stayed at Derwent House Boutique Hotel. Having stayed at many nice hotels in various parts of the world, my wife and I have become rather picky. Among the (small) hotels that we have stayed in, Derwent House is definitely one of our favorites. What's so special about Derwant House? The best answer I...

Thank GothenburgProfessor
Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

You know we love having you here--you two have become part of the family! It is always great to host guests who really make themselves at home and savour the Derwent House experience. Seasoned, self-avowed demanding travellers that you are, your appreciation and feedback means the world to us. As for food and wine, well, we have spoken enough about...

London UK
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want a truly stylish yet personal experience staying in a comfortable townhouse hotel close to all major sites and sights, then this is it. Our Fabulous bedroom was ideal and very well designed to maximise the space; everyone from manager to breakfast staff was keen, friendly and expert in what they do. Delicious breakfast and generous teatime treats...

Thank Stefano6
Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thank YOU, Stefano6, for your wonderful feedback: hospitality is really our mission, and it is so gratifying to hear that we got it right for you . . . Indeed, we are very proud of our amazing team who do, without exception, really go the extra mile to make guests happy-- they will be ecstatic at your generous comments. Extra...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a place!!! Very nice apartment, lovely pool/lobbyarea, great location and the nicest staff ever!!!!! I am so happy we found this cozy and charmig hotell. Made our trip to Capetown even better than expected :)))) We will be back for sure!!!!

1Thank Liselott S
Derwentowners, General Manager at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Thanks, Liselott, for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers--I am so happy that you found the apartment so ideal for the family--the extra space, privacy and independence it offers travellers like you makes it a great option. We loved hosting Charlie (and you both, or course!) and can't wait to see him back again--Roger also sends...

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Derwent House Boutique Hotel is a true hidden gem of Cape Town, this hotel is truly amazing! On arrival the general manager Luca welcomed us with a big smile and open arms, the hotel atmosphere is very relaxed with a classy feel, if you love art then this is a must visit hotel. They also have a great recommendations list...

Thank Hospitality S
Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Indeed, Luca's welcoming smile is becoming legendary! But we are so pleased to learn that you appreciated the ambience and art at Derwent House as well: we want to reflect Cape Town's well-deserved global reputation as a design hub while embracing African colour, style and joie de vivre. And as you know, we love to share our latest gastronomic experiences...

Llandudno, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff were absolutely superb. Breakfast great. Nice pool and communal lounge. Only criticism is the cheaper rooms were too small so we moved to a larger room with a balcony at the front which was great. We stayed 5 nights. Walking distance to bars and restaurants.

Thank John L
Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear John, Thank you so much for your kind remarks on your stay with us -- and especially for your very generous "wine tasting" and recommendations: we are always on the lookout for new viticultural discoveries and your tips are a revelation. We even revisited Delaire Graff on your recommendation and concur on its improvement. Hope we can reciprocate with...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect place for a relaxed and stress free 3 days. Brilliant location close to Table Mountain and a multitude of excellent eating joints but the really outstanding feature here is the quality of staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Like being in your own house. We'll be back. Chris and Fiona

Thank Chris s
Derwentowners, Manager at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Chris and Fiona, It was a pleasure getting to know you briefly and sharing our rugby enthusiasm . . . you should definitely think about coming for the Rugby 7s here -- an unforgettable rugby experience and you will certainly appreciate the passion of South African supporters! Thank you so much for your really lovely comments on our team...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Derwent House Boutique Hotel

Address: 14 Derwent Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: £123 - £169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Derwent House Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Derwent Hotel Boutique
Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
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
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms 5 and 6 are poolside and very quiet and cool.”
 of 5 bubbles annepeck16, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for tips on local restaurants - you cannot go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnRoseJnr, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the second floor facing the pool”
 of 5 bubbles GothenburgProfessor, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best to write directly to the hotel owners about room sizes, which do vary.”
 of 5 bubbles Stefano6, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room was quiet and spacious with a lovely balcony with views over the city to the front and table mountain to the side.”
  • Balcony lovely at night, table mountain to left of balcony.
  • I was in trouble for taking this photo without having tidied up first. Comfortable bed.
  • Comfortable and South African. Bedroom behind, balcony in front.
 of 5 bubbles timothyjohnd576, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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