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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
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  • Terrible1%
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
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Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Pool
Restaurant
Room Service
Fitness centre
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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...
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Location and contact
3 Carstens Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
18,4 km to Cape Town Intl Airport
84 restaurants are within a 0,5 km radius
1.3 km from Lion's Head
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Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I, after pouring over hotel reviews and trying to decipher the best area to stay in, finally choose Parker Cottage. It is conveniently situated in a homey neighborhood close to several good restaurants and the base of Table Mountain. We enjoyed the...More

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Response from 190pamela, Owner at Parker CottageResponded 1 June 2018

Dear Elizabeth & Kelley Thank you so much for taking time to write on Tripadvisor, such an important tool for the hospitality sector. We are so glad that you loved Parker Cottage and it’s Team, we sincerely hope to have you back in our wonderful...More

Reviewed 29 May 2018

We stayed here again after our visit last year which was so memorable and yet again we had a great few days enjoying the super hospitality offered here. Lovely friendly welcome with drink, very comfortable room finished to a really high standard and bathroom with...More

1  Thank derekwLondon
Response from 190pamela, Owner at Parker CottageResponded 30 May 2018

Dear Sue and Derek Thank you so much for this lovely feedback. It was an absolute pleasure to have you staying with us again. We sincerely hope you will be back for more adventures in South Africa. Please stay in touch with us Have a...More

Reviewed 19 May 2018

Parker Cottage was a wonderful B&B, with personal attention from the friendly staff, and knowledgable support in navigating the city. The breakfast was delicious, and the location was super convenient for exploring Cape Town for the first time. We came to Parker Cottage for the...More

Thank Johannah C
Response from 190pamela, Owner at Parker CottageResponded 20 May 2018

Dear both What an absolute pleasure to hear that you had a good time staying with us during your honeymoon, this is exactly what makes us happy! Thank you also for taking time to write on tripadvisor which is such an important tool in the...More

Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Faboulous place: the rooms are cosy, clean. the garden is lovely, breakfast tasteful, the staff very serviceminded and helpful, good restaurants close by, sorrounding seems safe. We are happy to come back soon

1  Thank Rita J
Response from 190pamela, Owner at Parker CottageResponded 15 May 2018

Thank you so much for this fantastic tripadvisor and can’t wait to have you again Kind regards Pamela&team

Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

We loved our stay at Parker cottage. We were there for 2 nights to enjoy Cape Town and couldn’t have felt more at home. The staff are truly the best here - each one came up to introduce themselves to us so we knew who...More

Thank AllieW26
Response from 190pamela, Owner at Parker CottageResponded 15 April 2018

Dear Mat & Allie What a wonderful review for our team, thank you so much and also to take time to write into Tripadvisor! We absolutely love our jobs and Parker Cottage and it makes us proud to see that our guest are so happy...More

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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 ...More 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. Less
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Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Restaurant
Spa
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Anastasia L
18 October 2017|
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Response from Jollyger | Reviewed this property |
Yes Swiss owner - just took over about a year ago. Doing a perfect job. She lives there and has tremendously wonderful staff.
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macahayes
20 July 2017|
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Response from Bordentownguy | Reviewed this property |
The air transfer is not free but it is excellent and not overly expensive. The cottage will book for you. The service is completely reliable.
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Carol B
24 September 2016|
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Response from ParkerCottage | Property representative |
Hi Carol - very nice to hear from you. We're not quite sure whey the tariff isn't shown on TripAdvisor as it's linked to many major search engines and our rates are displaying there (I just checked). At this stage, we can... More
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"Away from the front door/hallway is best, if possible."
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"The front entrance way can be loud so I'd suggest grabbing a first floor room."
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"Upper floors are quieter but all are done to a very high standard"
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"All of the rooms were nice in this bed and breakfast."
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