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3 Carstens Street, Cape Town Central 8001 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 20/07/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/07/01 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 170 B&Bs / Inns in Cape Town Central
Travellers' Choice
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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Bar / lounge
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Car hire
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, German and 2 more
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Liza C wrote a review 12 Jan
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Parker Cottage was a unexpected surprise. The rate is definitely not indicative of it's top class service and beautiful venue. I was blown away by the offering. Small touches that made our visit exceptional were effortlessly executed. The room was spacious and beautiful. The team are in a league of their own with customer satisfaction being their top priority. Perfectly situated with a short walk to all of Cape Town's gems in Kloof Street. I would not only recommend Parker Cottage but I will find a reason to visit again!
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Date of stay: January 2022
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: We loved Room 9,
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 3 days ago
Dear Liza & Racehl ohhhhh, thank you so so very much for your most kind feedback, you have just made our day, week & year :-) It was an absolute joy having you both here with us and you must definitely come and visit us yet again soonest Have a brilliant weekend, lots of love Pamela & team
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paulgray1 wrote a review 12 Jan
Sale, United Kingdom371 contributions131 helpful votes
I cannot rate this highly enough.It is conveniently situated in a safe feeling neighbourhood in Cape Town. Our room was lovely an spacious and very clean. It has its own garden that you can sit out in and a veranda where you can take breakfast. The breakfast is very good ,ordered from one of the staff. It is run by Pamela and Phaedra who are most welcoming and could not do enough for you. They arranged our airport transfer and a day trip to cape point which was marvellous. It is a small guest house with a family feel not an anonymous big chain hotel group and that was its charm for us. I would not hesitate in recommending it.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking is outside on the road. We used Uber everywhere even a 170m walk at night. A Uber into...
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Paul, Joan & David thank you so much for your wonderful feedback, we so much appreciate it when our guests do take their time to write one. We loved having you here and hope you will make your way back on day to our wonderful city kindest regards Pamela & team
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Thabo K wrote a review 08 Jan
Philippines3 contributions1 helpful vote
Great staff. Calm vibes and best breakfast. Very clean and calming energy in the rooms and garden. The street is quiet even though your are a short walk away from the vibey Kloof st. If you have a choice of rooms when you book, try avoid "The Kooi Pond". It is close to the security gate so you can hear it if someone enters the house. but even still this is outweigh by all the other positives. Thank you to Pamela and Jameson! My Best!
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Date of stay: January 2022
Room Tip: The Koi Pond room is near the entrance door so if you can, try to avoid it. The room is still...
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Thabo & Bianca thank you so much for your feedback, we enjoyed having you here. Such a pity that you didnt tell us about the room, we would have gladly give you another one :-) Kind regards Pamela & team
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Rainer wrote a review 07 Jan
3 contributions
We really enjoyed our stay at Parker Cottage! Pamela is very friendly, caring and helpful. Parker Cottage is quite centrical, near down town and the central business district. We really like to recommend this accommodation.
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Rainer & Regine thank you so very much for your kind feedback, we loved having you here and hoping to see you again in the near future kind regards and the best 2022 - kind regards Pamela & team
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NomadJourno wrote a review 01 Jan
4 contributions
Wish we had more time. Nice room. Clean. Laundry services were available at a very affordable rate. Close to VERY nice restaurants. Eat your heart out! Easy parking on the street. WONDERFUL breakfast. Super sweet staff all around. Tomas helped us so much with where to eat, where to go in case we didn't have plans, and what to avoid/traffic-wise. Will come back here for sure!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: clean rooms, close to very nice restaurants and bars, helpful staff.
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Response from Pamela Nayler, Owner at Parker Cottage
Responded 1 week ago
Dear both a great thank you for your delightful feeback, we love to hear when guests had a good time with us. Come back soon to lovely Cape Town - kind regards Pamela
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US$98 - US$188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
parker cottage hotel cape town central
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownCape Town CentralTamboerskloof / City Bowl
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parker Cottage
Which popular attractions are close to Parker Cottage?
Nearby attractions include The Labia (0.4 km), Afrogem (0.4 km), and Olive Branch Deli (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Parker Cottage?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Parker Cottage?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Parker Cottage?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Parker Cottage?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miller's Thumb, Thali, and Lord Nelson Restaurant.
Does Parker Cottage have airport transportation?
Yes, Parker Cottage offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Parker Cottage?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Italian, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Parker Cottage?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (1.2 km), City Hall (1.2 km), and Irma Stern Museum (6.2 km).