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Reviewed 13 June 2021

Had a wonderful overnight stay! Future and Luca made us feel right at home. The decor was absolutely beautiful and the jacuzzi was super relaxing! It's also a great location. Lion's Head, some of Cape Town's beautiful beaches and great restaurants are just a stone's throw away. Would highly recommend.

Date of stay: June 2021
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Derwent owners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2021

Thanks for your fabulous endorsement, Kimberley! It was such a pleasure to host you (albeit too briefly!) and we're delighted that you felt so well-looked-after on your "spoil-getaway" with us. Our team really does go above and beyond to make sure you're happy and comfortable and it's guests like you that have earned us our No. 1 rating for Service in South Africa for the past five years--we're so grateful for your feedback.

You'll have to come back for longer to make the most of the nearby attractions: indeed, Lion's Head is just a few minutes up the road, as is Table Mountain and many of the hiking trails along and up this iconic natural wonder. Hope you enjoyed the beach on a stunner of a day . . . And agreed, the jacuzzi is a great spot to enjoy your Amarula nightcap on a winter's evening!

Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers in this forum -- we really appreciate it and so do they.

Please come back to stay any time!

From all of us at Derwent House,

Anahid

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Reviewed 8 June 2021

Had such an awesome time here! Stayed in the Giraffe Room with a nice big balcony that overlooked the pool and had a great view of Table Mountain from the side. It's located in a prime spot and takes a simple, short walk to some great restaurants, bars and cafes. Future and Luca were very accommodating and Future made one of the best gin cocktails I've ever had. Can't wait to stay here again, I'd definitely recommend it!

Date of stay: June 2021
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1  Thank AidanDean11
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Derwent owners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2021

Dear Aidan,
Love that you rate our giraffes and gin -- a perfect pairing indeed! Thanks so much for your glowing recommendation, highlighting some of our key plus points: proximity to both Kloof and Bree Streets with their range of great eating and drinking spots is certainly a big one! As you experienced, we're fortunate to have 7/8 of Cape Town's best restaurants and the same number of interesting cocktail venues and cafes within less than 10 minutes' walk from the front door. A gastronome's delight!

Future's over the moon that you so enjoyed his cocktail -- and just waiting to top that one on your next stay. We look forward to welcoming you both back very soon-stay a bit longer this time!

With very best wishes from the whole team,

Anahid

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Reviewed 24 May 2021 via mobile

One of thee most relaxing home away from home feels! Very personalized, I love the decor and love the staff. All the little added extras makes a difference. I will definitely recommend and be back. Stunning location and top class views.

Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1  Thank Btheexplore
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Derwent owners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2021

Dear Tarryn,

We're thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us and felt right "at-home"--just as it's meant to be! It was wonderful having you with us and we really appreciate your warm and generous feedback. So pleased that the little extras, our amazing team, the vibe and location made you happy! Thanks for recommending us and we look forward to having you back, any time!

From the whole team, many thanks again!

All the very best to you both,

Anahid

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Reviewed 26 February 2021 via mobile

Thanks to Luca and Future we had an amazing overnight stay! They made us feel welcome as we stepped into the guest house. The rooms and facilities are exquisite and the decor in the house is amazing! We thoroughly enjoyed the swimming pool and jacuzzi! Also another great plus is that Kloof street is within walking distance from the guest house where there is a variety of top notch restaurants to choose from. Thank you so much for making us feel special during our stay with you

Date of stay: February 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Chaney1982
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Derwent owners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2021

Thanks to you, Chantelle, for such a brilliant review! We're so pleased that we were able to make your special occasion extra-special--"the Derwent House difference" at work . . . Luca and Future are part of our amazing team that bends over backwards to exceed your expectations--recognised by TripAdvisor reviewers as delivering the best service in South Africa for the fifth year running. Now you know why . . .

And I'm delighted that you felt at home and appreciated the ambience, comfort and decor of the hotel. It's wonderful to welcome guests back again after a long quiet Covid-induced spell and we loved spoiling you both in the jacuzzi and pool--just as it's meant to be!

We do hope that you'll be back again soon and meanwhile, look forward to welcoming your friends and guests with the same Derwent hospitality. Once again, thanks so much for taking the time to share your experience with other travellers!

Warm greetings to you both from the whole team,

Anahid & Armin

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Reviewed 21 January 2021

Such an ideal location close to all the major attractions (Museums, waterfront etc.) and lying just beneath Lion's Head, just a short drive away from good hiking!
Great coffee, bakeries and restaurants are literally a walk away.

The hotel itself is small but stylish and the owner's love for African décor and fabric shines through in carefully selected pieces throughout the hotel and rooms. Managers are friendly and always ready to help out or offer advice.

Thank you Anahid, Armin and the team for a fantastic stay, hope to be back soon!

Date of stay: January 2021
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Derwent owners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2021

We too hope you'll be back soon, AlisonM3325--your stay was way too short this time! You hardly had time to enjoy the proximity of what Kloof Street has to offer in terms of restaurants, cafes and other interesting and unique attractions, not to mention the myriad of hiking (and trail running!!) options within easy reach.

Glad you shared our love for the Afro-chic decor that makes Derwent House unique--Cape Town has such a lot to offer, it's a designer's dream!

Thanks for choosing to stay with us and we do hope that you'll be back next time for longer: Luca's a great guide for some of our recommended hikes and runs . . . We're all ready and waiting to show you more !

From the whole team, wish you all the very best,

Anahid

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