We stayed at Derwent House in February and found it to be the perfect venue for our stay in Cape Town. Nothing is too much trouble for hosts Jo and Carol and their staff are exemplary. The hotel is stylish, modern and spotlessly clean; the breakfasts excellent; the complimentary tea, coffee, cakes, sherry and port inspired; the honesty bar well stocked and very welcome; the pool area is a delight with the water the temperature of a warm bath come late afternoon; and location-wise, it couldn't be better (though the walk back up the hill after a Cape Town-sized dinner was a bit of a killer!).
We got to sample two rooms - number 1 in the main building with views towards Table Mountain and a lovely, private terrace - and number 10 in the garden annex, complete with its own jacuzzi. Both were perfectly lovely, though room 1 was a little tight on space given our luggage but it is a minor quibble.
Will we stay again? Definitely! We loved the vibe of the City, the friendliness of everyone we met, the food, the wine, the prices (compared to London!), the weather and everything at Derwent House.
Well done Jo, Carol and team, you have set the standard!
- 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