Wife and I left USA (MN) to visit SAA for vacation. I searched for places to stay in Capetown and discovered Derwent House reviews in TripAdvisor. The dominance of positive reviews attracted me - so much so that I questioned their authenticity. Skeptical, I continued looking - but kept coming back to those reviews. Now I'm writing one, a rarity - just as Derwent House turned out to be.
I liked the style in which Carol promptly answered all my email questions. Her answers were direct, specific & complete. She offfered appropriate suggestions when asked. (Have you ever been frustrated by someone who fails to answer a simple question or does so with "attitude?"). It was obvious Carol was a professional inn keeper. I booked 5 nights at Derwent in early March 2010, on the strength of the string of back and forth emails and, of course, the TripAdvisor reviews.
What's the bottom line? Simply: great location (we walked several times to the V&A Waterfront, only about 35 minutes away); really attractive/well appointed/comfortable property; helpful, pleasant staff; and last, but certainly not least, incredible breakfasts, including an unexpected brown bag breakfast on our departure (we left at 05:00).
I recommend Derwent House and applaud Carol and her staff. Definitely, we would stay there again. Terry & Judy from Lakeville, MN/USA
- 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