Sorry about the late review but still reeling from the great time in SA and married life!
After an amazing three day wedding weekend, we flew to Cape Town from Birmingham via Dubai. Long way to fly to South Africa but much cheaper than going from Heathrow (and opportunity to buy cigs for £6 for 200 on the way).
Eventually arrived at Cape Town airport and it was great to be greeted as friends and driven to the beautiful Derwent House boutique hotel. We were both over joyed on arrival and to be shown to our great room. Everything about the hotel was wonderful. As others have said it felt so homely and unlike so many other hotels the personal touch immediately made us feel like we had made an inspired choice.
The location is spot on. Being able to wake up and look at Table Mountain crouded in mist (it was spring so we had variable weather - four seasons in one day at times) and also look out over Cape Town was wonderful.
Carol, Jo and their staff (Bongani was the perfect host to a rugby match at Newlands -Western Province for any rugby fans) were non instrusive but always there for you should you need anything, information or a taxi to go somewhere. We particularly enjoyed the evening fire and drinks from the honesty bar (just write down what you take - lovely bottled beers, wine etc at very reasonable prices).
We found lots of places to eat locally - very safe to walk to. Our particular favourite was the Blooze Bar (www.bloozebar.com) where Ian the owner was a wonderful host and introduced us to 42 dice game (I think it was that but after a lot of shots I'm not so sure!!!!). Took a while to get up the next day!
Overall I would recommend that most people would have a fabulous enjoyable stay at Derwent and if ever in the region again that is where we would go.
Thanks to all the guys at Derwent for a wonderful start to our honeymoon and really hope to see you again.
- 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