Stayed 3 nights at the Derwent at the beginning of our first ever SA trip. This hotel has a fantastic ambience which makes you feel welcome as soon as you set foot in the door - like you are staying with friends rather than in a hotel.
Our heavy luggage was cheerfully whisked away to our room whilst we got a quick tour round the kitchen and lounge areas (which are superbly decorated - I want my house to look like that!) and introduced to the honesty bar, breakfast area, free cake, port and sherry etc - nice touch!
Carol, Jo and the team made a point of introducing themselves personally and finding out a little about us and our plans in SA so always had time for chat or to offer advice on our travel plans (and on sunburn remedies which were needed after out first day!).
We stayed in Room 5 which is a handy couple of steps away from the lovely pool, as with the rest of the hotel, the room is well decorated, but a little small - fine for a short stay, if we were there longer (which would have been great) would look at getting one of the bigger rooms. Also, this room seems to be close to a staff work area so some noise is heard in the mornings - but not a problem for us as we were up and about early.
Breakfasts were great (hot or cold) and served in another well decorated dining area
We walked down to some local resturants from the hotel and felt this was a safe area (be aware its a little bit of a steep hill on the way back up to the hotel after a big meal and a few drinks!) and arranged for taxis to V&A which were cheap and quick - the hotel is also in walking distance to one of the stops of the sightseeing hop on/off bus which is handy.
Overall, we loved the Derwent and will definately look to stay here again next time we visit Cape Town.
- 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