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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed yesterday NEW

You wont be dissapointed if you choose this hotel for your stay. Wonderful staff, great breakfast, very nice rooms, mine was by the pool and I loved it! Also great location for the Tabel Mountain, Lions Head and near to Camp Bay. This hotel really did our stay in Cape Town to a even more fantastic trip!

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Golden, Colorado
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This March, we met our Singapore family: our daughter, son-in-law, grandson and granddaughter in South Africa. It was our 4th trip there, but their first. We wanted them to love the country as much as we do. We wanted them to experience South African hospitality, unsurpassed, in my opinion. Derwent House provided us with a lovely and warm place to...

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London, United Kingdom
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Stayed for one night before flight home after diving trip in mozambique and south africa great relaxing place before trip home and well located with very helpful staff and lovely breakfast wish i could have stopped a few more night would definitely recommend it to anyone stopping in cape town :)

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

DH was a great place to stay for our honeymoon. We had a small room but it was well appointed, with a comfortable bed, amazing bathroom (excellent water pressure) and a little sitting area outside. The staff pays attention to details, which I think is the difference maker. The service is exceptional and the breakfast in the morning was as...

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

Dear Alexis M, Thanks for that -- that's really our philosophy: the little things add up to a big difference. We are so pleased that we were able to make your honeymoon special, despite the hiccups of a bout of stomach trouble. Our movie collection gets little use as there's so much to do in Cape Town . . ....

Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We spent the most wonderful week at Derwent House with several friends in late March. From the first contact with Anahid to our check out, everything was perfect. We were met by Luca to check in and were offered a cold drink while we did. It was a long trip from the US so we were really tired. Vuyo even...

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

Dear gbal, Your stay with us will definitely be a highlight of the Derwent House memoir! What a wonderful bunch of friends, feeling right at home with us for seven days . . . you were all sorely missed when you departed. I am so pleased that our wonderful team got it right for a discerning traveller such as yourself...

Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely boutique hotel, not too big, not too small, and with excellent staff. Rooms are very well presented, and the ambience is nice and relaxed. Great location with easy walking access to shops and restaurants.

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

The greatest compliment of all: you're coming back! On behalf of all of us, thanks so much for sharing your review with other travellers here -- but also very personally, for your kind words in our guestbook and warm comments to the team. Feedback like your's gives every one of us a tremendous boost: I can promise you that you'll...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed in Derwent House for two nights in April and it was the highlight of our trip to SA. The entire staff (Luca, Willem, Vuyo) made us feel at home, always answering our questions and recommending restaurants/attractions to visit during our stay. The rooms are very comfortable and the house is beautifully decorated! The hotel is also perfectly located...

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

Dear Jad, What greater compliment could there be than "perfect example of a boutique hotel?" Thank you so much from all of us for your very generous comments and praise--to be the highlight of your trip is the greatest possible accolade. You two spent such a short time with us, packed so much in, but managed to feel like part...

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for three nights in early April. The staff were brilliant: friendly, helpful and reliable which really made the stay. The honesty bar was a welcome sight after a long day in town (as was the cake!) and the lovely touches in the rooms made this a place we will certainly look to return to next time we're in...

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

You're so kind, as364 -- our "brilliant" staff are both honoured and very grateful for your great accolade, as are we all. Indeed, our team are special and have a unique talent for making guests feel welcome. We're glad that the honesty bar and homey touches appealed to you, and delighted to learn that you'll be back "home" with us...

Golden, CO
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 3 nights at Derwent House with our children and grandchildren in 3 rooms. The staff was extremely helpful with reservations and recommendations, the rooms were very comfortable, and the air conditioning worked perfectly. Breakfast was wonderful with a choice of eggs, omelettes, granola, fruit and pastries. They even have off street parking! We will be back!

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

And you are so welcome, steam844! It was such fun hosting you all for your Cape Town stay and getting to know your whole family. Very glad we could assist with restaurant tips and bookings -- it's always difficult to get into places spontaneously as a group in Cape Town during the busy season. And delighted that you enjoyed our...

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Derwent house is worth the hype- we had seen it as pick of the crop in a number of guide books and travel magazines as well as on trip advisor and it lived up to all the great reviews. The hotel is beautifully maintained with great colourful decor. Our room was fairly small but very comfortable and walked out onto...

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

We so appreciate your kind feedback, mrsyorky -- it makes our day! On behalf of the whole team, we're especially gratified that we lived up to your expectations vis-a-vis comfort, ambience and service. We love to help guests make the most of their stay with tips and recommendations -- sorry there was nothing we could do to reduce the queues...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( 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: ₹ 8,233 - ₹ 13,938 (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
#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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“There are no bad rooms”
steam844, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room 1 has mountain views with a terrace”
  • Table mountain view from bedroom
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jamesdT136TO, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 2, overlooking the pool, was fabulous.”
GerryHertfordshire, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Unable to say as only stayed in the same room on our visits”
Nick143, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“2nd floor w/balcony are nice”
MNBadger, 9 Mar 2017 | Read review
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