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baghot
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect place for a relaxed and stress free 3 days. Brilliant location close to Table Mountain and a multitude of excellent eating joints but the really outstanding feature here is the quality of staff. Nothing was too much trouble. Like being in your own house. We'll be back. Chris and Fiona

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

Dear Chris and Fiona, It was a pleasure getting to know you briefly and sharing our rugby enthusiasm . . . you should definitely think about coming for the Rugby 7s here -- an unforgettable rugby experience and you will certainly appreciate the passion of South African supporters! Thank you so much for your really lovely comments on our team...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked 11 months before our stay and I had correspondence with the owner from that day. My husband and I are real foodies and this was the main reason for our visit to Cape Town. Turned out that Anahid and Ahmed are too, she gave me soooo much information on where to eat and what to expect from each...

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

We'll be awaiting you -- with lots more great food recommendations (already have a list of places for you to try next time!). As you discovered, Cape Town is an absolute gastronome's paradise, and there is nothing we enjoy more than to share our experiences with fellow foodies. As mentioned, watch out for our food blog, Tasting Notes, on the...

Leeds
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived in Cape Town and this was our first call upon our great SA journey. And what a lovely welcome it was!! We felt instantly at ease and all the staff are so friendly and accommodating to any requests. Our room was up some stairs so gave us a lovely view of the pool area. We didn't use the pool...

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

We love to be the welcome stop for first-time visitors to our fabulous city, especially if we help you feel at home and love it as much as we do. We all enjoyed hosting you both for your too-short stay, and are overjoyed that the special touches we work hard at coming up with made an impression. I'll share your...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We flew in on 13th Nov and Cape Town was first port of call (for 3 nts) before moving on to Stellenbosch. Firstly let me say that if you are on a budget this hotel probably isn't for you but having said that, throughout our 17 days in South Africa (which we planned ourselves), we stayed in exquisite accommodation for...

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

Dear Timothy, Our many heartfelt thanks for your thoughtful and detailed review of your stay with us -- and especially your very helpful suggestion about keeping change on-hand. Not very sure what happens to it, but we need to work harder at keeping a steady float: not only taxis, but also suppliers always conveniently lack change. Certainly, the two of...

Nantwich
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is hard to do justice to this wonderful place in a short review, and many others have said it all already! The staff are great, very welcoming and friendly, nothing is too much trouble for them and we got helpful suggestions about activities even before we arrived through the personal contact the hotel makes. Thanks to Luca, Vuyo, Anahid,...

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

Dear Caroline, It was such a pleasure to have you to stay with us for your Cape Town visit -- and I feel certain you will be back! Indeed, it felt like we were already friends by the time you arrived, thanks to our extensive pre-arrival correspondence. So glad that everything worked out. We love our stunning adoptive hometown and...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The best thing about the Derwent has to be the staff who went out of their way to ensure we were looked after. The breakfasts are simply delicious with every whim catered for and a lovely pool and surrounding area to relax in. With an honesty bar for evening drinkies and a nice 'enough' room we were very happy here.

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

We just cannot thank you enough for your generous words, especially recognising our wonderful team -- feedback like yours' means the world to them, as it does to us: we are very proud of them! Also delighted that breakfast made you happy -- we have put a lot of heart, soul (and calories!) into coming up with a varied and...

Surrey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This excellent guest house is in a quiet residential area that is within easy walking distance of plenty of excellent independent restaurants - much nicer than staying in the impersonal chain hotels near the Waterfront. 24 hour reception, individual attention and advice given, delicious breakfasts.

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

Dear Kay, So pleased that you enjoyed the personal touches of a guesthouse stay -- you capture it in your heading: we want you to feel right at home with us! Thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers and indeed with us. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit!...

Nuremberg, Germany
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is how you should do it if you run a hotel. First of all, thank you to the complete team of Luca - Vujo, Willem, Anahid, Patrick. You made us feel at home right from the start and we wished we could stay some more weeks. To get more concrete: Location: Derwent is located 2 min (steep) walk from...

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

What a compliment! Thanks so very much, Ralitsa, for sharing your memories with us -- a homey feel is what we are all about at Derwent House. And many foodie discussions later, we always love to welcome fellow gastronomic adventurers: Cape Town is surely one of the hottest gourmet destinations there is for people like us and we relish sharing...

Maidenhead, UK
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

If you could roll out Derwent House and staff to every city in the world we would not stay anywhere else. From the moment we arrived and welcomed so warmly by Luca we knew we had found a gem. The furnishings and hotel design were nothing other than world class. Our room with a view of Table Mountain from the...

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

Dear Leenix, Keys safely back with us -- thank you so much for not taking them home . . . although perhaps you should have kept them for next time: we can't wait to welcome you back. Many grateful thanks for your thoughtful feedback: it's no exaggeration to say that you two have been a joy to host, however briefly....

Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 January 2017

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

Thank you so much for your feedback, Lynda -- personalised attention and friendly service are our mantras, so very happy that we got it right for you. We loved having you with us, and Florence is especially proud that you recommend her breakfasts -- as are we all! Wait and see what new surprises we have on the menu for...

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Amenities

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  • 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 )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Airport Transportation
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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: $215 - $298 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Derwent House Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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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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“Rooms 5 and 6 are poolside and very quiet and cool.”
 of 5 bubbles annepeck16, 22 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for tips on local restaurants - you cannot go wrong.”
 of 5 bubbles JohnRoseJnr, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the second floor facing the pool”
 of 5 bubbles GothenburgProfessor, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Best to write directly to the hotel owners about room sizes, which do vary.”
 of 5 bubbles Stefano6, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Our room was quiet and spacious with a lovely balcony with views over the city to the front and table mountain to the side.”
  • Balcony lovely at night, table mountain to left of balcony.
  • I was in trouble for taking this photo without having tidied up first. Comfortable bed.
  • Comfortable and South African. Bedroom behind, balcony in front.
 of 5 bubbles timothyjohnd576, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
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