This was our third trip to Cape Town but the first time we'd stayed in a hotel. I can safely say that, from my initial email contact with Carol & Jo, right through to the tearful farewells (that was just me, admittedly!) we cannot fault ANYTHING about this fantastic hotel.
We had booked the last available room in the hotel (Room 7) and I'd tried to manage my own expectations by thinking that it might be a less than great room in a great hotel. Well, the room was perfect - french doors overlooked the fabulous pool area, the room was cool, comfortable and the wardrobes were big enough to store even my suitcase full of clothes (that's no mean feat!). Fantastic power shower was just perfect to wash off the 'stresses' (well, sun tan lotion!) of the day.
Carol, Jo and every single member of the fabulous Derwent House team, could not have been more friendly yet mindful of the fact that we were on holiday. Attentive, helpful and considerate without being 'in your face' - better service that in any 5 star hotel we've ever stayed in, anywhere in the world.
I LOVED the pancakes every morning (and am delighted to have been sent home with the recipe, thanks!) and the chance to chat with Carol & Jo about our restaurant experience of the previous night!
I could go on, and we have done just that to every one of our friends since we got back! Our tans might be fading but the memories of Derwent House are still fresh in our minds, and easily bring smiles to our faces.
We will be back, promise and, if you're full, we'll be rearranging our dates to ensure we can stay with you again - nowhere else in Cape Town could even come close.
- 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