Myself & husband recently returned from our 1st trip to S Africa. We started our holiday at Kensington Place, what a fantastic choice we made. Even though we arrived hours before check-in time we were greeted by Sasha and offered a glass of Champagne, what a perfect start to the holiday.
Our suite was Room 4 which was perfect in every way, from the Molton Brown toiletries to the fresh flowers, the chilled water, the fresh apples and the complimentary bottle of S African wine. The decor was beautiful, the suite spacious and we had our own wonderful private curtained terrace, complete with 3 potted grasses and splendid views. The attention to detail at this boutique hotel was second to none, the interior design is contemporary yet very comfortable, the public areas display the most beautiful orchids, artwork, lighting and most tasteful soft furnishings. There is even a Linari room fragrance diffuser in the cloakroom, fresh flowers and beautfiul tea lights.
Breakfast could be taken in your room, on your balcony or downstairs on the open terrace and the menu choice was the best, from fresh juice to smoothies, fresh fruit salads, fresh coffee, eggs cooked in every way, full cooked breakfast and delicious breads/croissants/muffins/toast.
Small touches can make all the difference, such as complimentary tea/coffee each morning before breakfast which was brought to our room upon request and presented in the most beautiful way, with a fresh rose or protea and a biscotti. Before going out for evening dinner Michael and Mark would welcome you in the bar with a delicious dish of Hors d'Oeuvres. At turndown a handmade chocolate or fudge greeted you on return from your evening out, along with an iced jug of water. One evening before going out to dinner we returned to a rose petal filled bath and when we came down to the bar to venture out for evening dinner the entrance hallway was also scattered with rose petals. All these small touches didn't go unnoticed by ourselves and really do set this hotel apart from the rest. Sasha runs a very tight ship with an excellent team of staff, the service is casual, friendly and efficient. Sasha is a mind of information, nothing is too much trouble for anyone at KP, from arranging taxis to recommending restaurants and making the best reservations in town and giving advice on the best shops!
We could go on and on extolling the virtues of this little gem, which is located at the top of Kloof Street in a quiet area and at the foot of 'Table Mtn' where you could even see each day whether the cable car was operating. It could be tempting to keep this fabulous hotel secret, however, we cannot recommend it highly enough and its only fair KP gets the recognition it so deserves.
We hope to return in the not too distant future.
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- Also Known As:
- Kensington Place Hotel Cape Town Central
- Kensington Place Cape Town, South Africa