Every time I read about a small place on Trip Advisor that is so well reviewed, I get a little suspicious. Is this place really the #1 hotel in Cape Town? Turns out the reviews are spot on.
What makes this place so special as everyone else writes is the staff. Klaus (owner), Steffi (manager) and Claire (manager) are beyond compare. You really feel like you are staying at their home. No detail is too small. The house is immaculate and perfectly appointed. The rooms are tasteful, functional, warm yet modern. The breakfast is perfect. Again, no detail is too small.
The name 2Inn1 comes from the combination of two houses on the same property that formed the property that also has the address of 21 Kennsington. There is a pool and a hot tub.
The place is nearly impossible to get into. i had to book nearly a year in advance. There are only 10 rooms and many people come back year after year and make their reservations for next year when they depart this year. Most of the guests I saw, were European which ads a unique flavor to your stay.
Do not get expecting a hotel experience. You are staying at a guesthouse that could be called a "B&B" or a "Boutique Hotel." You are a ways away from Long Street or the Warf. You can walk to Long Street, but not the Warf. The neighborhood is beautiful, quiet and in close proximity to Table Mountain. That in itself is a change of pace. You feel less like a tourist staying here than you would at a downtown hotel. Not a whole lot in easy walking distance, but Uber is perfect and cheap in Cape Town.
The service is really what stands out at this place. I put a lot of planning into my trip. When we arrived, we met with Claire who sat us down and went over our schedule. She helped "polish" my schedule and fill in the holes I had left out. Her suggestions were perfect.
If you are looking for something a little less touristy, this is your place.
Highly recommended. I hope I have the privilege to return again one day.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 2inn1 Kensington is flanked by the imposing slopes of Table Mountain and Lion's Head. It combines an authentically, stylishly remodeled Victorian house and a modern designed bungalow set in a beautiful tranquil garden. The pool area has sunbathed terraces offering magnificent views. The luxury rooms are equipped with every possible comfort. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- 2inn1 Kensington Hotel Cape Town Central
- 2inn1 Kensington Cape Town