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Derwent House Boutique Hotel

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Travellers' Choice 2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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!
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Property amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Airport Transportation
Public Wifi
Breakfast included
Dry Cleaning
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Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Stayed here for five days. The staff were friendly and extremely helpful throughout. When we were sorting our holiday we could not decide between VA at waterfront or Derwent House. So glad we chose this area. Brilliantly located for restaurants and bats and felt safe...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

On arrival at Derwent House we found a bottle of fizz, a 'congratulations' banner, balloons AND confetti in our room, to celebrate the first stop on our honeymoon. And this says it all really - the staff here are so incredibly thoughtful. It was chilly...More

1  Thank Rhian G
Response from Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique HotelResponded 1 week ago

Thank you, Rhian G, for sharing your honeymoon experience at Derwent House with other travellers--they really appreciate it, and so do we! Congratulations again to you both! We loved hosting you for this very special occasion and are just delighted that we helped make it...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I am writing to let people know this a wonderful boutique hotel. Our room was a great size with two balconies. They paid attention to details. Even providing a cell phone for use by us. The staff and owners helped us planning our day. Our...More

Thank Dream23909947605
Response from Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks, Robert, for this kind and concise review! I'm so pleased that your stay with us was "the best part" of your holiday so far -- knowing the details of your fabulous trip, that's high praise indeed! Your appreciation of various finer details speaks to...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed at all types of highly rated accommodations around this world, Derwent House has moved to the very top of our list. Perhaps the best customer service on the planet, the attention to the comfort and well-being of the guests is astounding. The quality...More

Thank druryperry
Response from Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Wow, druryperry -- what a tremendous accolade: as a team, we are honoured, grateful and humbled. "Simply the best" is as good as it gets (but doesn't mean we will stop continually striving to improve), especially from such experienced and seasoned travellers as the two...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Derwent House has a special place in our hearts. We stayed there for a few nights during our honeymoon in October 2018. The friendliness of the staff made us feel at home. They helped us plan our stay in Cape Town, from recommending restaurants, to...More

1  Thank Camper48314684206
Response from Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique HotelResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Camper48314684206, You two have a special place here at Derwent House too: honeymoons are a huge responsibility and we take them very seriously . . . thanks for letting us know that we helped make yours special! It was only a pleasure to assist...More

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2 October 2018|
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Response from William S | Reviewed this property |
We had a standard room- the bed was as large as our own 180x200.
17 July 2018|
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Response from Derwentowners | Property representative |
No bed bugs -- promise . . . They are not an issue in South Africa in general.
10 May 2018|
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Response from mbs2014 | Reviewed this property |
Just ask to make sure. We had a King/twin.
Room Tips
"All are fabulous!"
4 weeks ago
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"I'm not sure there is a bad room!"
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"Walking distance to restaurants and shopping."
14 Aug 2018
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"The views from room 4 were breathtaking, but you did hear some of the noise from the main lobby area,..."
6 Aug 2018
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US$157 - US$250 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
derwent hotel boutique
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town CentralCity Bowl
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