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Derwent House Boutique Hotel

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Alexandria, Virginia
Reviewed 2 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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Rancho Palos Verdes, California
Reviewed 3 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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Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 4 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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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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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Golden, CO
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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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...

weston super mare
Reviewed 1 week ago

Where to start ? Well this was the 4th time at Derwent and the 1st with the new owners. So what has changed ? Well they have improved the bath rooms in the smaller rooms, they have updated the air con and also changed all the beds. So is it better ? Well yes it is but only just as...

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

Dear Gaffa1967, Thanks for coming back to check us out for such a special occasion! We take birthdays very seriously, and it was an honour and pleasure to host you for this big one . . . Glad we made it special! We're continually striving to improve our facilities and services, so it is gratifying to have affirmation from returning...

Salisbury, Uk
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for 2 nights and everything was good about this hotel. The staff were really friendly and helpful, food delicious, every detail thought of in the room, complimentary cake, coffee, sherry and port, excellent choice and quality breakfasts - can't go wrong with this place. The location is good - few minutes walk from some great restaurants, shops,...

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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

This small hotel it situated in a residential area in the suburbs and it is well placed to go up to the cable car, out to some good restaurants, or down to the main town. We found walking around this area to be simple and safe but the hotel is also close to a main road where buses run. There...

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

"A small gem" is a huge compliment! Many thanks, MKTR, for your very detailed and comprehensive review--such precise commentary really helps us to fine-tune our product and services. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed our communal honesty bar, self-serve area and sociable ambience -- these are the homey touches that differentiate us from the big hotels, along with the personal...

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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
  • Public Wifi
  • 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: $169 - $289 (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
  • Room 1
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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