We had a fantastic 4 nights in Cape Town and loved staying at Derwent House. The hotel is very stylish and in an awesome location... walking distance down the stylish Kloof Street into the centre of town (lots of fashionable shops and cafes), but a safe and quiet residential area a short drive to Table Mountain and Camps Bay, and with ample street parking. The staff were excellent and extremely helpful and friendly. The jacuzzi and pool area is also great. Lovely turn down with heated blankets turned on.
A few minor points that management should consider (thankfully outweighed by the positives for us):
Breakfast was slightly disappointing. Taking orders and making the cooked option took too long when some guests are eager to get out and to start seeing the city.
During our 4 nights we were surprised not to see the owners in the hotel, however the staff were all very competent and helpful.
There is some residential street noise in the front rooms but the views make up for it.
Overall we loved the hotel and would stay again in a heartbeat.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Derwent Hotel Boutique
- Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa