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“Lovely hotel with beautiful views and excellent service”
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2Inn1 Kensington
Ranked #1 of 112 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 September 2010

We stayed at 2inn1 as our first destination on our honeymoon travels around SA. The service was outstanding, everyone was extremely attentive to our needs. The outdoor jacuzzi was a lovely end to busy days spent in and around Cape Town. The rooms were spotless and we had a large bathroom. Breakfast was served till late which on our honeymoon was much needed. Kloof street was a short drive away as was table mountain which we really enjoyed. We highly recommend staying here!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 September 2010

I stayed here for 5 nights during August. This was by far one of the best places I stayed in South Africa. What makes the difference is the attentiveness of the staff. They have considered almost everything that you may need in your rooms and can coordinate dinner reservations, trips and tours. Klaus was fantastic. I highly recommend this hotel for anybody visiting Cape Town. I will certainly stay here again when I return.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 September 2010

2inn1 Kensington stands out due to the high level of personal care and attention to detail from Klaus and his team.
Our room had a wonderful view of Table mountain and the Lions Head. The breakfast was delicious and we very much appreciated the birthday cake the staff presented to us!
We would definitely stay here again next time in Cape Town.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 September 2010

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.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2010

It was our first visit to Africa and it couldn't have started at a better hotel. From the ease of booking on the website with the wonderful photos to Klaus' helpful emails before we even got there, the hotel was even better in reality. We had booked a luxury room as it has the views. We got there in the dark (great welcome from Liston) and the next morning opened our curtain to a view of the Lions Head Rock and Table Mountain - wow! All that has been said before we agree with - excellent, attentive, well trained staff, very extensive breakfasts, superbly decorated modern contemporary rooms with every extra you could think of - robes, underfloor heating, lovely bathroom with huge shower head, complimentary mobile phone, taxi and restaurant booking service, good selection of TV channels,free good speed internet in your room, high levels of security especially for our hire car parked in the street outside and free sundowner drinks between 5 and 7pm! Try and spend some time relaxing by the pool as well as sight seeing!

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 August 2010

There is only one place to stay whilst in Cape Town...we regret telling the travelling public about the 2 Inn 1 Kensington because it is a gem of a place.

Nothing was too much trouble. Klaus and Kris and their team excel in providing a high quality service right from the point of sending an initial enquiry about availabilty via e-mail. The Kensington is beautifully decorated, very comfortable offering up everything needed by guests. There is a fantastic pool/hot tub area in which to relax after a day of sight-seeing. It is the little touches which make all the difference...great breakfasts, free mobile telephones for local use, early evening cocktails, terrific bedrooms, and great advice regarding Cape Town and its environs and supported by excellent knowledge of available restaurants.

Having experienced what is offered by the team at the 2 Inn 1 Kensington, we fully understand why it is rated as the #1 place to stay in Cape Town on Trip Advisor!

We will definately return! Thank you to Klaus and Kris. Sally and Phillip Weale

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Reviewed 24 August 2010

Outstanding service, the staff is just superb and helpfull, the rooms are very comfortable, good breakfast, very good decor. If I have to say a "negative aspect" I will only say location since it requires a taxi for almost everything.

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Additional Information about 2Inn1 Kensington

Address: 21 Kensington Crescent | Oranjezicht / Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#11 Best Value Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price Range: £119 - £166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 2Inn1 Kensington 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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2inn1 Kensington Hotel Cape Town Central
2Inn1 Kensington Cape Town, South Africa

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