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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

For those with a short attention span; It's clean, very safe and in an excellent location for all tourist attractions and restaurants. The staff were fantastic and it's probably the best breakfast in Cape Town if not S.A! Let me start by saying that I had really really wanted to stay here longer but as we were booking accommodation only...

1Thank georgedoorsscores
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for four nights in the Pomegranite "Beautiful" class room. Everything about this B&B is outstanding with the best comments saved for the wonderful hot breakfasts outsife on the veranda or in the garden, The location is on a quiet, secure street within walking distance to restaurants and essential shops. Just after we left, we understand that the B&B...

Thank HaroldandSusan
190pamela, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Harold and Susan thanks so much for your lovely comments about Parker Cottage Guesthouse-we really do appreciate your taking time for the review on tripadvisor And yes, I am the new owner, but from a little further South .....Switzerland... Again, thank you for staying with us - we really hope to see you again in Cape Town xxPamela

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 1 week ago

Pamela and team are running a real paradise in Capetown: Beautiful garden, delicious breakfast, super helpful tips for trips, restaurants etc., we could go on forever telling highlights about Parker Cottage. On top, they have been utterly helpful when I really needed them. Due to bad tap water I drank on top of the table mountains, I got really sick....

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190pamela, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Dear both we are so happy that you are feeling better again - it was our pleasure to have you here in Parker Cottage - thank you so much for your kind comments hope to see you soon again xx Pamela & team

Berkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Once again I do not know where to start! This is by far the best Bed and Breakfast in Cape Town. I just cannot fault it. There is nowhere I would rather be. Pamela is the new owner and she is absolutely delightful and makes you feel like a really good friend. I feel so safe at PC and I...

Thank Hannah C
190pamela, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Hannah thanks so much for your lovely comment - you are missed already by our team hope you will soon make it a forth time xx Pamela&team

Bordentown, New Jersey
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is impossible to imagine a more delightful place to stay than Parker Cottage. It combines the warmth and intimacy of a B & B with the attention to detail and superb service of a boutique hotel. Much to my surprise and delight, when I made a booking with the cottage, they got in touch with me to help me...

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190pamela, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

and thanks to our favourite guest in Philadelphia - you were an absolute delight to have - and we hope to see you soonest again in Cape Town We thank you for your lovely comments and send greetings over the ocean xx Pamela & team

Beirut, Lebanon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place! Cute guest house, Parker Cottage is located in a very quite neighborhood. Pamela and the staff are just amazing and very attentive. They made us feel at home and offered us a very personalized service doing everything they could to ensure us a memorable stay - which it definitely was. Each room is characterized with a...

Thank yousrasaddi
190pamela, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Dear all thanks so much - it was an absolute pleasure having you here xx Pamela

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Parker Cottage has just gone through a transfer of ownership, but the quality was exactly what we hoped for from the reviews. Excellent service from the owner, who provided us with an 'orientation' of Cape Town. Similarly, the entire staff is incredibly warm and kind toward guests in a way that really makes the place feel like home. Location is...

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190pamela, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your feedback - was great having you as our guests - say hello to Mumbai.... xxPamela

Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We arrived late at night, but Chris picked us up from the airport and gave us an orientation upon our arrival - everything was super smooth and easy (such a kind welcome note in our room). My room was lovely (#10) and quiet in the back of the house. We took advantage of many of their restaurant recommendations within walking...

1Thank MonaB1980
190pamela, Owner at Parker Cottage, responded to this review

Dear Mona thanks for the lovely feedback - we hope to see you soon again xx Pamela

Mumbai, India
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Getting to Parkars Cottage wasn’t difficult. We arrived after their office hours. We had a note for us on the doorbell to contact. In no minutes after we rang Mr. Phil came and assisted us to check in. he was very friendly. Asked us for water/juice. Helped us contacting our tour operator to confirm the pickup time. The Rooms are...

Thank Nins_12
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We arrived late at night, but Phil went out of his way to make us feel welcome. our room was very comfortable in every detail, we loved the sort of old colonial feel to this house, it was like stepping back in time, but yes had all the comforts one would expect or hope for, and everyone who worked there...

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  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Parker Cottage! We’re a little different than the usual hotel or guesthouse experience. Rather than being just a conventional ‘place to sleep’, we offer a very much unplugged, urban retreat right in the creative heart of Cape Town. So although we offer free and fast internet, we don't do minibars, piped music or even reception desks. Think of us like a country house in the middle of the city. We’re the kind of place where you can rediscover the art of conversation, endless breakfasts and total serenity. Parker is a social place too: our legendary free wine evenings occur at least twice a week and there’s no ‘cut off’ time for our gourmet breakfasts either. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Parker Cottage

Address: 3 Carstens Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Price Range: ₹ 7,384 - ₹ 13,668 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Parker Cottage 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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Parker Cottage Cape Town, South Africa
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