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Reviewed 21 July 2021

Such a warm welcoming at reception, beautiful room and overall good experience all over. Walking distance from lovely restaurants and spa's, and a short drive to markets and activities. I will highly recommend the Derwent House Boutique Hotel. See you soon,

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Date of stay: May 2021
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Derwent owners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2021

Many heartfelt thanks for your lovely endorsement, Oeloff! We're delighted that Derwent House is now officially your whole family's "home away from home" in Cape Town. Such a fabulous tradition, to recommend not just hotels, but specific rooms, to family members. We've made a note that Room 3 is yours'!

On behalf of the team, we're so grateful for your generous feedback and recommendation. We look forward to welcoming you and the next du Plessis family members to Derwent House soon.

Warm greetings meanwhile from Cape Town - keep safe and well,

Anahid & Future

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Reviewed 15 June 2021 via mobile

The Derwent is one of those rare finds an elegantly stylish boutique hotel tucked away in a residential area of the city, within easy walking distance of all the restaurants & main attractions and with hospitality second to none. From the moment we made our reservation nothing was too much trouble. Our room was beautifully appointed with a large comfortable bed & lots of thoughtful extra touches. We enjoyed delicious gin cocktails out on the pool terrace and a delicious supper at a nearby restaurant personally recommended to us by the owners. Our only regret is that we had to rush off the following morning and couldn’t take advantage of all the excellent recommendations of things to do & see. Thank you Future for making our stay such an enjoyable one. We shall definitely be back!

Date of stay: May 2021
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Derwent owners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 July 2021

You're a "gem," Karen-thank you so much from all of us for this fabulous review and we can't wait to welcome you back. Indeed, your stay was far too short this time to make the most of everything we have to offer.

I'm delighted that you enjoyed our new local favourite, Ëlgr, just down the road. We are truly spoiled for gastronomic choice in our neighbourhood, with so many of Cape Town's best eating spots, bars and cafes in easy walking distance. We have plenty more recommendations for your next visit!

I've noted that you're already planning this and am forwarding activity plans and suggestions for you accordingly, as discussed. Future is busy perfecting a new gin cocktail recipe for you . . . All ready and in order for you !

See you soon -- and thanks again for taking the time to share your Derwent House experience on this platform!

Best wishes from the whole team,

Anahid

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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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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
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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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