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Derwent House Boutique Hotel

14 Derwent Road Tamboerskloof, 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 staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20/08/17 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 129 hotels in Cape Town Central
Travellers' Choice
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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Secured parking
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans, German and 2 more
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Luke A wrote a review Yesterday
2 contributions
Fantastic accommodation with the most friendly staff. A personal touch from booking to departing, you couldn’t ask for a better boutique hotel for your trip. A lovely location, a short walk to a great selection of restaurants on Kloof Street or easy uber ride to all the main city attractions. Beautiful breakfast each morning, great facilities and rooms. Couldn’t ask for a better place to stay on our holiday.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Gill A wrote a review Yesterday
United Kingdom1 contribution
Just spent a week at Derwent House:our 2 nd stay. The service and facilities are truly amazing with a great location as it is less that a 5 minute walk to some great restaurants and eateries on Kloof Street. This hotel is a little bit of paradise with a great view of table mountain that I never tire of. Thank you thank you to all the staff who made our stay so relaxing and special. Can’t wait to come back.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Andy Tucker wrote a review 16 Jan
London, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Having been to Cape Town numerous times I can’t think of a reason you wouldn’t want to stay at Derwent House. Amazing accommodation, perfect location, great restaurants and bars on your doorstep and the personal touch. If it’s food and wine, hiking, chilling by the pool, exploring the city or wanting the staff to take care of your every need then this place really does tick every box. I’ve stayed before and I’ll be back again very soon!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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capetravller wrote a review 08 Jan
Cape Town Central, South Africa85 contributions23 helpful votes
This boutique upmarket guest house is set in a residential street close to the main attractions of Cape Town. The stle of decor is eclectic African - colourful and vibrant An inner courtyard has a sparkling swimming pool along with a hot tub The property was spotlessly clean, and all Co-Vid protocol were being observed, but without feeking in any way restrictive. Meticulous attention to detail, an eagerness to please, and luxurious environment make this the ideal base for a trip to Cape Town. The staff all go out of their way to ensure guests are happy, helping with restaurant reservations, co-vid tests, and shopping advice. Would rather have kept this luxury guest house as my personal secret, but the staff and management deserve to be praised on a more public platform !
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Date of stay: December 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Worth paying for larger rooms - some rooms quite small
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2 Helpful votes
Tubney T wrote a review 04 Jan
London, United Kingdom5 contributions7 helpful votes
Our very favourite home from home. There is nowhere in the world we would rather be than enjoying wonderful hospitality in our favourite boutique hotel. As the many reviews suggest this is the place to come if you want the personal touches, a helpful Team to look after you, wonderful breakfast, a cozy beautiful lounge area and a lovely pool & jacuzzi, it's also a very convenient location for fine local restaurants etc Returning here (it's our 6th stay ) due to the global pandemic presented its challenges but the three hour PCR test at the airport made it possible after the U.K. Government removed it from the red list, hooray! We feel safer here than we would at home right now. Sorry I have to go and have some of the delicious complimentary cake with a cup of tea, it's a carrot cake today home from home indeed. I hope you get the chance to come here & enjoy it as much as we do.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
2 Helpful votes
US$139 - US$218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Derwent House Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Derwent House Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Christopher Moller Gallery (0.5 km) and The Cape Town Opera Company (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Derwent House Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
What food & drink options are available at Derwent House Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Derwent House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Derwent House Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Liquorice and Lime, The Black Sheep Restaurant, and Manna Epicure.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Derwent House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Derwent House Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Derwent House Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Derwent House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Derwent House Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Derwent House Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Iziko Slave Lodge (1.6 km), City Hall (1.2 km), and Irma Stern Museum (6.2 km).
Does Derwent House Boutique Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.