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New York City, New York
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service was outstanding and the food was delicious. The room was spacious and totally gorgeous with a great high cut-out window with stunning views of Table Mountain. I still remember and appreciate the heated bathroom floor.

Thank Melib212
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94 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for the first few days of our South African trip. The staff are so welcoming and helpful, offering excellent knowledge on nearby trips and just making you feel special. The views off table mountain are great and with it being on the outskirts it's so peaceful. As with most parts of South Africa I wouldn't recommend walking at... More 

1 Thank Simon F
Atlanta, Georgia
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152 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 October 2016

This lovely guesthouse is in a very nice residential neighborhood off of Kloof Street but of course like most of Cape Town town it is surrouded by a high fence and gate with 24 hour security. It is up a steep hill so you might walk down to Kloof Street during the day but take an Uber back up. Like... More 

5 Thank Atlantan1972
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74 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016

This was our second visit to Cape Town. Having previously stayed at the V&A Waterfront, I debated whether to repeat it or try out something different. I'm pleased we chose Kensington Place. Everything about our stay was impeccable. The service was great; all staff were friendly, helpful and personable; they were always at hand to give advice. The location is... More 

3 Thank PhillipP
Atlantida Department, Honduras
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016

Starting with the staff, all here is great! The location at the base of Table Mountain is ideal and the mountain is visible from your spacious terrace (tho we hit a streak of bad weather & never got to get to the top)... breakfast is included ...location is quiet and requires a cab ride or long walk to get to... More 

1 Thank Marie G
Surrey, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We spent three nights at this bijoux guest house. The staff were very helpful, the room was great with an amazing view and the breakfast was extraordinary. Situated near Kloof Street it is a 20 minute walk to the Waterfront and the centre of town.

1 Thank Whirlwinds
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Thank you for a fantastic stay. Great hotel, location and service. Nothing was too much hassle and the breakfast was really good. Best bacon I've had in a long time! Also thank you for having cold and flu tablets in the room - it really saved me! We'll be back again.

2 Thank berny127
Boston, Massachusetts
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

We spent five fantastic days at KP. The staff was AMAZING - just so incredibly thoughtful, the breakfasts were excellent and the rooms were spectacular. The location is also very convenient to lots of great restaurants and little shops.

1 Thank Emily A
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30 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We arrived before check in time and were welcomed with a drink and led to Room 9. The room was fabulous, the balcony huge and the view awe inspiring. The staff couldn't do enough for you. Breakfasts were delicious. A wonderful place to which we will return.

2 Thank susibLondon
St. John
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

We loved this small upscale hotel but the location was not awesome. We had to use taxis to get to town and waterfront. It would have been great if we had a rental car but our arranger did not feel that was safe for 2 single ladies. The staff was excellent and the public areas and rooms were lovely. We... More 

1 Thank christievi

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
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  • Pool
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  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Additional Information about Kensington Place

Address: 38 Kensington Crescent | Higgovale, Cape Town Central 7405, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central > City Bowl
Price Range: R2 737 - R4 674 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4,5 star — Kensington Place 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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Also Known As:
Kensington Place Hotel Cape Town Central
Kensington Place Cape Town
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#8 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#18 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#31 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for Room 9, views to the city one way and to Table Mountain the other.”
 of 5 bubbles susibLondon, 2 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Higher floors have best views.”
 of 5 bubbles christievi, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We loved Room 1 with the fire place and small lounge area. But I'm sure all the rooms are great!”
 of 5 bubbles 270, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“We had room 5, our friends had room 4....both were very different and very nice...I imagine all rooms are great here”
 of 5 bubbles 1wanaka, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room one if you can, but they are all amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles 887CarolineB, 22 Dec 2015 | Read review
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