We read a lot of TripAdvisor reviews and so had high expectations of 2Inn1 before we arrived. We stayed for 5 nights in mid-August, while sightseeing in Capetown and have to stay that the Inn exceeded even the glowing reviews posted here.
The furnishings are contemporary and trendy, the breakfasts were delicious, and complimentary happy hour a treat. The inn is nestled right into the mountain so the views are fabulous. However, It is the service that sets the guesthouse far above the rest. We have never received such individual and attentive booking assistance at any hotel. It was less like speaking to a formal hotel concierge and more like staying at a good friend’s house who makes you a huge breakfast and then helps you plan your day and gives you the inside scoop of where to eat and what to see. Klaus and his staff handled our dinner reservations, arranged rides, and gave us great suggestions each day. We arrived at the hotel and were handed a folder with our requested restaurant reservations already prepared for us. When we decided to hike Lion’s Head one day Klaus personally gave us a lift to the trailhead. [Klaus even emailed me after we left to let me know I left my camera charger!] When we left the hotel in the early morning or came home late there was always staff available to greet us, answer our questions and offer us a drink. We visited both the Cape Grace and the Mount Nelson, two hotels we also considered, and I am so glad we forewent this traditional stuffiness for the crisp, modern and personal 2Inn1.
One of my concerns about the hotel was the location. For our first trip to Capetown I thought we might want to be right on the Waterfront. This proved to be no problem at all. It was easy and inexpensive to get a cab to the waterfront. The restaurants and museums located within the city bowl were actually much more accessible from the 2Inn1 then they would have been from the V&A Waterfront.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2inn1 Kensington is flanked by the imposing slopes of Table Mountain and Lion's Head. It combines an authentically, stylishly remodeled Victorian house and a modern designed bungalow set in a beautiful tranquil garden. The pool area has sunbathed terraces offering magnificent views. The luxury rooms are equipped with every possible comfort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 2inn1 Kensington Hotel Cape Town Central
- 2Inn1 Kensington Cape Town, South Africa