What a fabulous gem - a real jewel in Cape Town's crown. We stayed here for 5 days at the start of our African adventure and were absolutely delighted with our entire experience. It's hard to express the Kensington Place 'factor' but upon arriving in the middle of the night due to a cancelled flight, frazzled, exhausted and disappointed at having missed the 1st day of our holiday walking into KP was like a little oasis of calm. We could feel the stress and strain melting away as we were met by Mark's smiling face and shown to our gorgeous room. It was only later that we discovered he had stayed long past the end of his shift to greet us personally. If you can, ask for room 1, it's fabulous with stunning views of Table Top mountain. The in-room amenities are great - molton brown toiletries, gorgeous bath salts, candles lit round the bath every evening, ipod docking station, TV and internet access (not that we bothered with the latter -we're on holiday!). Rooms are tastefully decorated in neutral colours and well furnished. If there was one thing that would improve them still further it would be in-room tea/coffee facilities. But the attention to detail is amazing. For example, the bed linen is ironed every single day so you slip into crisp white sheets each night. I defy anyone not to sleep well here! The staff are attentive without intruding; knowledgeable about Cape Town and genuinely take the time to get to know you however short your stay. Nothing is too much trouble whether lending us money to get the to the V&A waterfront when we had no currency; suggesting where to visit on a wet windy day,; making dinner reservations with taxi waiting; or arranging a wonderful complimentary massage. Then the icing on the cake, a floor covered in flower petals, a petal filled candle lit bath & complimentary champagne - sheer bliss! Breakfast is a treat - make sure you leave plenty of time to enjoy it to the full. Every member of staff was excellent - housekeepers, gardeners, security staff and front of house. For our stay special thanks go to Marlene, Mark , Michael, Sacha & Lisa. Many thanks for a fabulous stay. Will we be back - absolutely - KP is our new base in Cape Town!
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- Also Known As:
- Kensington Place Hotel Cape Town Central
- Kensington Place Cape Town, South Africa