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Roughnut
Saint Paul, Minnesota

A Wonderful Start to a Month-Long Extravaganza!

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 06 Jun 2024
After a long trip from USA, we were met with kindness and nice, and much needed, glass of wine at reception. Our room was exceptionally clean and comfortable. The hotel is in a lovely location and very conveniently located, both by foot and Uber. The breakfasts were delicious, the staff pleasant, and we loved the happy hour cakes, snacks, and the honor bar was welcoming. We spent 3 nights at the Derwent House before moving on. We wouldn't stay anywhere else next time in Cape Town.
Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Derwent owners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this review
Responded 10 Jun 2024
Dear Roughnut,

A return visit is truly the very best endorsement we could ask for: so pleased to hear that you would not stay anywhere else! We'll be looking forward to welcoming you back again soon 🤗-- but delighted that we got your South African odyssey off to a good start.

Indeed, our very central location in such close proximity to buzzy Kloof Street and the main attractions of Cape Town in a quiet residential neighbourhood is a tremendous asset. Our guests walk everywhere, but for those less active, everything is as you note a short Uber ride away.

We really do appreciate your taking the time to share your recent experience at Derwent House with other travellers -- many thanks again for your generous feedback.

Warm Cape Town greetings to you both from the whole team,

Luca

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Reviewed 17 May 2024

This hotel was amazing. Everything from the cool decor to friendly staff was joyful. Rooms were bright and comfortable. Breakfast was amazing. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The owners are foodies and gave us great restaurant recommendations. Finally the location is safe and ose to many nice restaurants. I would definitely highly recommend the Derwent House

Date of stay: May 2024
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Derwent owners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2024

Many thanks for your rave review, Taras! So happy that you enjoyed your stay -- and especially, our wining and dining tips 🍴. We love sharing our insider knowledge with fellow foodies -- and Cape Town offers so much choice. You'll just have to come back for a second round!

We really appreciate your recommendation on this platform and so do other travellers. Thank you again for taking the time to share your recent experience at Derwent House -- and we do hope to see you back again on a future visit!

From the whole team, warm Cape Town greetings!

Anahid & Armin

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Reviewed 24 April 2024 via mobile

This was our last stop on a 30 day tour of India, Madagascar and Africa. This hotel was the most welcoming and comfortable of our stays. The inn is in a quiet neighborhood with great restaurants within walking distance. The view of Table Mountain from our room was spectacular. The entire staff was very friendly and we even had the opportunity to sit with the owners and sample some new local wines they were tasting for their future menu.

Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Derwent owners, Owner at Derwent House Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2024

Wow, paullsoucy--thank you so much for this wonderful accolade: to be the "most welcoming and comfortable" stay on your epic journey is high praise indeed! Means all the more, coming from such discerning travellers as yourselves.

It was a real pleasure becoming acquainted over some potential new additions to our wine list, so well presented by the winemaker from Nabygelegen. As a Pinotage fan and ambassador myself, I'm personally chuffed that the Pinotage was your favourite. Hope you'll take that memory home with you and continue supporting South African wines!

We're so pleased that you enjoyed our little oasis in Gardens: such a quiet neighbourhood, so close to all the life and activity of the city, especially on nearby Kloof Street . . . and of course: that mountain!

Please come back and see us again soon!

All the very best from Cape Town,

Anahid & Armin

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Reviewed 23 April 2024

Derwent House is perfect for personal or business travel. Truly a home away from home. Comfortable accommodations, staff are hospitality plus. Your every comfort and need are taken care of with a smile!

Date of stay: April 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 April 2024 via mobile

I cannot say enough good things about the Derwent House Hotel. From the moment I booked the hotel in December 2023, I received messages from the hotel sharing information about what to do in Cape Town: restaurants, tours, events, etc. Upon my arrival, I received such amazing care from all of the staff. Special appreciation to Oliver, Luca, Gladys and Mercy. They treated me like family. The staff who supported the kitchen were gracious and warm.
The hotel is beautifully decorated. Breakfast is plentiful and delicious. I enjoyed having a scrumptious dessert along with a glass of port or Amarula courtesy of the hotel.
I appreciated being close to Kloof Street so that I could walk to great restaurants like Black Sheep and Carne.
Using Uber to get around was easy and economical.
I enjoyed waking up to a spectacular view of Table Mountain each day.
The Derwent House Hotel has captured my heart and I will stay here again when I return to Cape Town! I wish I could give this hotel more than 5 stars!

Room tip: Ask the hotel to connect you with Roger Chresswell who offers customized tours. He is a fabulous guide.
Date of stay: April 2024
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 April 2024

Such a well located hotel with restaurants around the corner and the Waterfront and Table Mountain terminal both just a cheap cab ride away. The hotel is lovely. Our room was compact, well looked after and overlooked the pretty pool area. The breakfast was very good. All the staff were super helpful but Patience was the stand out for us.

Date of stay: April 2024
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