I had the good fortune to spend 8 nights at Derwent House this month while on a business trip. I'd read glowing reviews in advance in Trip Advisor and found all the positive accolades to be well deserved.
The room had a lovely view of the pool and a juliet balcony - and had everything I needed: a DVD player and flat screen TV , hair dryer, plenty of storage space for my luggage and clothes.. and a desk to work.
Beyond the lovely views, pool and delicious cooked-to-order breakfasts each day, what really stood out for me was the service and hospitality Carol, Jo and their staff provide.
I needed a 3G card for my laptop - Carol went out and got one for me.
I decided on the spur of the moment to get a haircut - and Vuyo booked me at a lovely salon nearby.
I needed a place to freshen up before my 0:50 late night departure - Carol and Jo were able to find a room at a neighboring Inn when they were all booked up - and moved my luggage there for me while I was at work.
Each morning Jo or Carol would check with me to see if there was anything I needed - or if I needed any sight-seeing recommendations or dinner ideas. They are the consummate hosts!
Everything I needed to be productive, and all I could want for my downtime to be truly relaxed was right at hand...and for a rate that was equal to or less than my company's contracted rate with the bigger V&A waterfront hotels.
This small hotel is truly an oasis - it's beautiful, calm, and in a nice quiet neighborhood that is close to shopping and restaurants. Derwent House is so lovely you'll want to spend a day just relaxing around the poolside and is also a perfect base from which to explore all the amazing sights Cape Town has to offer as well.
- 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