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Our stay at Derwent House was the most enjoyable stay I have ever had while traveling. The boutique hotel itself was beautiful, with its warm and welcoming lounge and clean and comfortable rooms. There was attention to detail at every stage of our visit, from...More
2 Thank Samantha S
Response from Derwentowners, General Manager at Derwent House Boutique HotelResponded 21 August 2018
Wow, Samantha S -- what an amazing endorsement: "the most enjoyable stay . . . ever . . . while travelling" is high praise indeed. We're incredibly honoured, and your generous words have given us all a big boost and renewed momentum to do even...More
My husband and I stayed at the Derwent House last week for two nights, and both lamented that we couldn't stay longer! The hotel feels cozy and personal, with history and charm adorned with modern takes on African style and amenities. And the location was...More
4 Thank j_marice
Response from Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique HotelResponded 21 August 2018
Heartfelt thanks from all of us for your generous endorsement -- we too hope you'll be back on a future visit, next time for longer . . . There are still a few insider tips to share with you!
We've tried to create...More
Fantastic little hotel that has a real homely feel and very friendly staff. Parked my car in the property in their driveway, and was made to feel part of the family. Rooms were quite large, and I had a fantastic balcony to the east and...More
3 Thank Dr_Engineer_Adelaide
Response from Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique HotelResponded 29 July 2018
Many thanks, Dr_Engineer_Adelaide -- we're delighted that you found comfortable, home-from-home refuge with us before your conference accommodation and felt like family 😊! That's what Derwent House is all about, so it's great to have your feedback.
As for wine recommendations, it's a labour of...More
Quite simply the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in. I cannot emphasise enough how amazing the experience at Derwent house is. The location is really convenient, in a really cool area of Cape Town and about 25 mins walk to the waterfront. Rooms are decorated...More
4 Thank Holmesey
Response from Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique HotelResponded 9 July 2018
What a wonderful endorsement, Holmesey! On behalf of the entire team, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for this generous review! "Quite simply the best" is just amazing: we're thrilled that you loved your Derwent House experience so much. We do work...More
Derwent House is a beautiful small hotel in the middle of the action but on a quiet side street. The hospitality is spectacular as are the common areas. The total property is only 22 rooms so every guest feels special. They have a very nice...More
3 Thank craig w
Response from Derwentowners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique HotelResponded 26 June 2018
Many thanks, craig w, for your generous and thoughtful feedback -- it's always great to hear from guests that they enjoyed our hospitality! That's what we live for, and as a team, we really appreciate your letting us know what you enjoyed.
We do passionately...More
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 …Morecombines 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! Less
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Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
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