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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a well located boutique hotel in Cape Town with plenty of restaurants within walking distance. The owners and the staff are some of the friendliest people I have come across in a hotel. Nothing is too much trouble. The breakfast was delicious with plenty of choice. Highly recommend this hotel for a more personalised service than the large...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Perhaps our favorite hotel we've ever stayed in! From arriving to departing, everything was perfect. I cannot speak highly enough of this hotel. The owner/manager made you feel like a welcomed guest in her home, and all staff very friendly and personable. Breakfast was excellent, great menu and service was prompt and delicious. We will be back!

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1Thank Chev D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Well located boutique hotel with quite exceptional staff - nothing too much trouble. Very good breakfasts and honesty bar etc. Rooms well equipped and furnished. It is the little things one notices eg iced water with mint and lemon, automatic turndown service, gratis icecream on hot days by the pool, advice and booking of restaurants and the attractive lounge. We...

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1Thank Martin B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful little hotel, with top class service! The little touches this hotel supplies go above and beyond, and make your stay truly amazing! As it was our honeymoon, a decorated room with champagne greeted us on arrival- how lovely! The staff are absolutely superb and helped with anything as well as serving a lovely breakfast- be sure to try the...

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1Thank JulieH2707
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this hotel! I had the opportunity to stay here on two seperate occasions and the second time they welcomed me back with an upgrade to their best room. This is a quiet hotel with beautiful decorated warm and cozy rooms. each room is slightly unique in its own way. I was able to meet the owners on Christmas...

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1Thank Cale M
Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cale, Thanks so much for your generous feedback -- and return visit! We loved meeting you and look forward to welcoming you back for more [good!] surprises next time. So happy you enjoyed our Christmas brunch and special treats. It was truly a pleasure to host you. All the best until next time and happy new year! Anahid &...

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about our stay at the Derwent house was amazing. The owners and staff are some of the friendliest people I have ever had the pleasure of encountering on a vacation. They were great at helping us book tours, restaurants, airport transfers etc. We e-mailed with them back-and-forth regarding our plans the weeks leading up to the trip and everything...

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Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Keith, It's a special responsibility to take care of couples on their honeymoon as these are memories that last forever -- so pleased that we made it memorable for you! And we love advising fellow foodies on our latest discoveries, especially when they are so appreciative. Thanks for all your kind words and taking the time to share such...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived at Derwent House at 3:45 in the morning, and it was like they had been waiting all day just for us. VERY friendly place, comfortable, and in the perfect location. You can't go wrong by staying here. Norm, Washington, USA

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1Thank Norm S
Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Norm, It was the very least you could expect after an exhausting journey! But thanks for the appreciation -- actually, we WERE waiting all day for you. On behalf of the team, thanks so much for your thoughtful comments, also your appreciation while here. Means the world to us. Welcome back, any time! Happy new year, meanwhile! Anahid, Luca...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a personalised upmarket guesthouse within our budget. As a regular guest to Cape Town we found this newly established boutique hotel. We travel with our teenage son which was prefect for him with a great pool area. The owners welcomed us and showed us around. The interior design is tasteful with local art. Rooms are modern....

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Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Maurice, The pool finally came into its own -- delighted that your son made such good use of it! And very happy that you share our love of vivid colours, eclectic African art and decor. There is amazing talent around, as you well know. Thanks for your visit and do come back any time--we promise you an even better...

Mainz, Germany
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Derwent House certainly pushes the boat our for its guests with excellent service and attention to details. The place is well managed by Luca and Vuyo and nothing is too much trouble, providing a beach bag with towels and goodies or recommending great restaurants in the neighborhood, all is in walking distance, just go down the road to Kloof Street...

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Derwentowners, Manager at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Inukshuk144, Florence put special love and attention into your Turkish eggs, thanks to your generous appreciation! Delighted that you enjoyed our breakfast, especially the specials -- and the chillies. And you certainly made the most of Kloof Street; indeed, we are fortunate to enjoy such close proximity and such good relations with our neighbours there to be able to...

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Well what can I say. I expected this to be a nice and child friendly place as I found this looking for child friendly on tripadvisor. Clearly not the case but even without a child the rating would have been bad. Why? Couple of reasons and just to put this into context. I have been to Cape Town about 15...

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Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review

Dear JasonH, We have fully acknowledged and apologised for the mishaps that let us down during your recent stay. Our reputation for excellence is hard-earned and a sacrament by which we live: that is why we did not charge you for your stay and bought you dinner at your chosen restaurant when we failed to deliver. You are correct in...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Concierge
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 

Additional Information about Derwent House Boutique Hotel

Address: 14 Derwent Road | Tamboerskloof, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: $214 - $290 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Derwent House Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Derwent Hotel Boutique
Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#10 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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