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Derwent House Boutique Hotel

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Cumbria
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed staying here, it's a nice property, with fantastic staff and wonderful breakfasts. The one minor niggle was that we had polycotton bedding! I can't believe a place as good as this didn't have finest 100% cotton bedding, to match with the overall quality of the place. It makes a difference and would be an easy fix! But otherwise... More 

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

Dear Helvellyn, Really happy that you enjoyed our property, wonderful team and breakfast . . . But so sorry that our premium cotton blend linen let you down . . . (Please let us know next time and we will make up your bed accordingly -- we still have some remaining.) We love to offer exclusively 100% cotton bedding and... More 

The Netherlands
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188 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here two nights and the hotel looks lovely. The other positive points are: Everybody in the team is great, very helpful and lots of service, friendly, welcoming. We felt at home straightaway. The atmosphere is very nice, relaxed, informal. Breakfast is great. Wifi is excellent. Pool is lovely although no steps into the water which we found perhaps... More 

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

Dear Featherfox, Thank you for taking the time to give us feedback on your recent stay--we really do appreciate constructive comments, without which we may not recognise areas in which we could improve. On behalf of our entire team, we are terribly distressed to learn of your dissatisfaction with your room – all the more so that you did not... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago

Each room is different but excellent, Staff ist so friendly and helpt us in all Kind of situation, the breakfast was the best with a special menue !!! The Guest House is very good lockated, with nice view and we also felt safe around the Guest House.

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

And Florence loved cooking breakfast for you -- Vielen Dank for your generous comments! Indeed, we are fortunate at Derwent House in our very safe, central and convenient location, minutes from Kloof Street: and you definitely made the most of it! Come back and see us soon again -- I promise some exciting new breakfast specials for your next stay.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

First time in SA and a great introduction provided by the Derwent and its team. Easy check in after a long flight, friendly and efficient staff with lots of info & help on the local area including restaurant recommendations. Accommodation quality was very good ( albeit our room was a little on the "cosy" side but I guess the title... More 

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

We are so pleased to have eased you into South Africa in comfort -- that's what it is all about, and it's great to hear from you when we get it right. Your thoughtful feedback means such a lot to us all, but particularly to the team who aim to please. Thanks for taking the time to share your experience... More 

Canada
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20 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the nicest boutique hotels we've stayed at in South Africa. Very friendly staff, great breakfast spread, and tastefully decorated common areas. The hotel is located a short walk from Kloof Street (where you'll find lots of shops and restaurants) on a quite residential street tucked away from the hustle and bustle down the hill.

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Paris, France
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Back in SA and Cape Town, we stayed in Derwent House again, we just loved it and felt right at home! The hotel is beautifully decorated, cosy and it is like living in a house.We got to know the owners better this time, Anahid & Armin, and discovered super caring professionals who made our stay wonderful and gave us precious... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Derwent House for 2x nights at the beginning of our stay in Cape Town. It is an exemplary boutique hotel, but more than that, there are lots of little touches that help you to feel at home. On arrival we were invited to sit on the sofa and drink coffee (this was much appreciated after a 12-hour... More 

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2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a fantastic time at the Derwent house Boutique Hotel. Awesome staff and extremely accommodating. We had a fantastic stay and they made it even more memorable. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable and made our trip there into something truly spectacular. Lots of memories and friends made.

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

Dear Brendan, "Friends made" says it all: thank you so much for your generous feedback, especially on our fantastic team. You are so right -- they make the experience special, and we are very proud. Your appreciation means so much to us all, but especially to them. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!! Anahid, Armin and the entire... More 

Guildford, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We came here for a two week holiday and booked one the the hotels apartments. This was very close to but separate from the hotel but enjoyed all the amenities of Derwent House. The apartment was beautifully furnished with a very comfortable bed, sofa, desk, armchairs, well equipped kitchen and bathroom. We had a daily room service which we hadn't... More 

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

Dear Nick, Thank you SO much for taking the time to share such thoughtful and detailed feedback on your stay -- it means a lot to us all, but especially to our fantastic staff who I am proud to say, really do go all out to make guests happy. We really enjoyed hosting you for your first Cape Town visit... More 

Redditch
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed 4 nights, the staff were so friendly and helpful, they always had a smile and went out of their way to assist. It was like a home from home but with people waiting on your every need. A wonderful breakfast for all tastes, complimentary tea and coffee always available with cakes in the afternoon and sherry and Port in... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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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: €139 - €186 (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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Derwent Hotel Boutique
Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#5 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#6 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#10 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
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