We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great stay!”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Derwent House Boutique Hotel
Ranked #5 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great stay!”
Reviewed 5 December 2013

Staying here is like a home away from home. The layout is great giving each room ample privacy. The family room we stayed in had great views of table mountain from the bedroom and views of the ocean (even though far away) from the private balcony. Conveniently located to aces table mountain and the water front however a little ways of a walk from Kloof street but a little walking never killed anyone. The staff were great and very attentive to our needs and provided ample suggestions when asked.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view of Table Mountain.
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Stefan P
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,391 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    1,292
    83
    11
    2
    3
See reviews for
183
906
64
49
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (173)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Level Contributor
50 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Staying in Derwent was able to make my stay in Cape Town even better than I expected. The team there were fantastic! They were not only very accommodating of requests, helping us book tours, restos, etc, but I really appreciated all the tips on the local restaurants and vineyards. They really take the time to ask you about your preferences before they recommend to make sure their suggestions don't disappoint. What also impressed me was the fact that they offered local pre-paid phones which you can borrow and just top up. It made roaming around and calling for a cab easier.
The hotel itself isn't in the city center, which I preferred, but it has a good view of table mountain. The hotel has the look of a house which was converted into a hotel which means a smaller space but gave it a homey and cosy vibe.
This trip being my first time to Africa, they were able to make me feel comfortable and at home that I would definitely recommend everyone to stay here. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Di_CuriousTraveler
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Ontario
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2013

My wife and I stayed for 5 nights and truly felt like we were at home. The guest house is very well located with restaurants close by and is decorated beautifully. We truly appreciated the great advice and service provided by Denee and the team and cant say enough about the attention to detail. If you are looking for a perfect place to use as your home base while in Cape Town, we can't imagine a better place than this.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank StevoCanada
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Franklin, Tennessee
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2013

I booked the Derwent House for my small group (2 couples, 1 single) while we were in the Capetown part of our South Africa Tour. We were all very pleased and impressed with our accommodations and even more so the courtesy and helpfulness of the staff. Could not have found a better place to stay. Will be back the next time I bring a group to South Africa.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank wfred59
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Frankfurt, Germany
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 December 2013

The Derwent Boutique Hotel was our first stay when arriving in South Africa (family with 2 boys 12+14) in October 2013. We were overwhelmed by the hospitality and friendliness of the staff there. Sitting in front of the open fireplace in the very tastefully designed living room or having a fantastic breakfast outside on the veranda near the swimming pool - you feel like staying in a friend's place rather than a hotel. Situated close to the Table Mountain the hotel is a good starting point to discover Cape Town. Looking back this wasp our favorite stay during our 10 day trip along the garden route.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Hubert H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Victoria BC
Level Contributor
140 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Just spent 3 nights at the Derwent House in Cape Town. It was an absolute plaesure to stay in a beautiful ,Clean friendly place in an great location.I wanted to take all the staff home with me as they were so professional and so kind in every way.The breakfast was so good and the evening drinks by the fire place were realaxing. Pool and Hot tub were great too. The Derwent made my Cape Town experience very special. I highly recomend the Derwent to any visiting Capr Town. Keep up the good work!

Room Tip: Great Location ! Just walk around the corner for many bars and places to eat. Take a 10 min cab to t...
See more room tips
  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Danify
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013 via mobile

Derwent House was our first stop in Cape Town. We had a lovely welcome by the manager. Youva. Every detail is taken care of here- the decor is beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable. It is like staying in your own home with the self service kitchen giving you complimentary tea/hot choc/biscuits etc any time of the day. The honesty bar is great too. The staff are all very friendly and polite and can't do enough for you. We honestly didn't want to leave - would highly recommend!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Wishyouwerhere
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Cape Town Central
1.7 mi away
Blackheath Lodge
Blackheath Lodge
#4 of 109 in Cape Town Central
1,814 reviews
0.4 mi away
An African Villa
An African Villa
#7 of 109 in Cape Town Central
990 reviews
1.2 mi away
Cape Heritage Hotel
Cape Heritage Hotel
#11 of 109 in Cape Town Central
1,242 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.9 mi away
Cape Grace
Cape Grace
#6 of 109 in Cape Town Central
1,997 reviews
2.1 mi away
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
Victoria & Alfred Hotel
#26 of 109 in Cape Town Central
1,490 reviews
1.8 mi away
POD Camps Bay
POD Camps Bay
#1 of 12 in Camps Bay
640 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Derwent House Boutique Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Derwent House Boutique Hotel

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Derwent House Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Hotels.com, Ebookers, Agoda, Odigeo, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U. and Cancelon so you can book your Derwent House Boutique Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Derwent Hotel Boutique
Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing