This was our second visit to the Derwent and we wouldn't contemplate staying anywhere else in Cape Town - when you have found such a gem, why look anywhere else? The Derwent is situated in a great location (Tamboerskloof) with easy access to Table Mountain, V&A Waterfront, Cape Quarters and walking distance to Long Street market. There are also some fabulous restaurants nearby as well (Opal Lounge and Miller's Thumb are a must!). The house/rooms are all stylishly decorated and the swimming pool is the perfect place to unwind after a long day. We stayed in the apartment, Room 2 and we were upgraded to our favourite Room 4 for the last 2 days (thank you!). Room 4 has views of Table Mountain which is fabulous to wake up to.
Carol and Jo are absolutely fabulous hosts and they make this boutique hotel work so well because of their wonderful personalities and care for their guests. The other staff are also extremely welcoming with Vuyo even doing some ironing for me one night - well beyond the call of duty - thank you! Thank you also to Bandile, the night porter, who always welcomed us back after our evening with some fabulous stories which we always looked forward to.
The breakfast is absolutely fabulous and it's so much fun having it whilst interacting with the other guests. The honesty bar is a great idea and was always well stocked with beer, wine, soft drinks etc and it was nice to return after a long day to a beer, tea and a slice of the most delicious carrot cake ever! Carol and Jo couldn't have been more helpful in recommending/organising restaurants, recommending tours, arranging car hire/taxis etc.
The Derwent holds a very special place in our hearts and we look forward to going back again and again! Let's just hope the Derwent returns to it's No. 1 spot as this is truly where it deserves to be.
Thank you to everyone at the Derwent who made our holiday so special (again!).
Lisa & Jon, Essex
- 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:
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- Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa