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Derwent House Boutique Hotel
Ranked #5 of 106 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
El Dorado Hills, California
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14 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Wonderful Start to our Trip”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2008

Carol, Jo and the entire staff of Derwent House are just amazing. They are all obviously committed to providing superb customer service. We stayed for three nights in room 8 and we enjoyed every minute we spent there. Carol provided us with much useful information even before we arrived and she arranged for Tania to pick us up at the airport. We just wish we could have spent more time at Derwent House. If we visit Cape Town again, guess where we will stay?

  • Liked — Carol, Jo and the staff
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank CBandLA
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cardiff Wales UK
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2008

Great place, convenient for access to the city. Rooms were delightful and the lounge area comforatble and welcoming. The immediate area felt safe to walk aroud at night. Carol & Jo provided a personal touch which helped to focus on getting the best out of a three night break. The restaurant recommendations were reliable - 'The Miller's Thumb' & 'Ginja' are both worth a visit. Return visit definitely on the cards if South Africa beckons again!
Kate & Peter.

  • Stayed October 2008
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KPWales
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Manchester UK
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2008

Stayed here for 4 nights in late November and agree with so many of the reviews posted... so nothing original to state. This was our fourth visit to Cape Town within 3 years and have stayed at some of the other top ranking small hotels reviewed on this site, but this was the best . The hotel layout is very good and of high quality. The pool area a big plus for this size of hotel and location. It's location, especially for those with a car, is excellent yet still conveniently positioned to get around on foot. The are plenty of excellent restaurants to choose from in walking distance or short taxi ride away. Carol and Jo are very friendly owners and offer local advise and assistance, they have certainly produced top class accomodation and and their staff are excellent. All in all, the place has a very relaxing feel about it and we would return tomorrow.

  • Liked — Hotel layout, room and location
  • Disliked — Nothing significant
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Thank jewol
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London
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2008

We spent the first 4 nights of our Honeymoon at Derwent House. It really was fantastic. The service was 5*, the breakfasts were wonderful and there was even afternoon tea provided with a wonderful selection of cakes each day. Our room was superb with a great view of Table Mountain. It was spotlessley clean and extremely comfortable. Jo and Carol really do pull out all the stops to make you feel right at home - they even put a little note on your pillow each night which has the weather report on it helping you to plan the next day. We will definitely be going back.

  • Liked — The amazing service
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank LizDoris
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Wiltshire
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2008

We spent 3 nights at this hotel and it was absoulutely fantastic. Jo and Carole will do anything to help you plan your day and recommend very good restaurants. The hotel itself is spotlessly clean and the staff are extremely polite and helpful. There is nothing bad to say about this hotel and if we return to South Africa, we will be staying at this place again, it's a gem!! We would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Cape Town.

Thank you Jo and Carole for a memorable stay - Simon & Bridget Kertland (Westbury, UK).

  • Liked — Cleanliness
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank BridgetK
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Wiltshire
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2008

I challenge anybody to find anything at Carol & Jo's hotel that is not first class. House is beautifully restored, rooms are excellent and the breakfast sets you up for the day. The thing that sets this hotel apart is the personal service you get from Carol and Jo focused on your preferences. Recommendations on restaurants , places to visit, those gems that you shouldn't miss are all special to make your stay truly memorable. This is all done in a relaxed atmosphere that makes you feel you are visiting family or old friends. They have something special which you can't bottle and is more than being professional - I think it's beccause Carol and Jo are terrific people .

  • Liked — Personal service
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank dgp49
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London
Level Contributor
19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2008

Owners and staff couldn't have been more helpful and friendly. They gave us lots of advice on where to visit and restaurant recommendations - all of which helped to make our stay in Cape Town very special. The rooms are very stylish and spotlessly clean. Super breakfast - great choice for a hotel of this size - pancakes were delicious. Would stay here again if we return to Cape Town.

  • Liked — Lounge and honesty bar
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
Helpful?
Thank Clover66
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Additional Information about Derwent House Boutique Hotel

Property: Derwent House Boutique Hotel
Address: 14 Derwent Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Phone Number:
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 
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