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“Unexpected Surprise”
Review of 2Inn1 Kensington

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2Inn1 Kensington
Ranked #1 of 109 Hotels in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Unexpected Surprise”
Reviewed 10 March 2017

My husband and I stayed at 2Inn1 in early March. It was actually the first time we had ever stayed at a boutique hotel. Even before we arrived, the hotel staff assisted us with setting up airport transportation and restaurant reservations. Upon arrival, we were offered drinks and chips. We shared our week's plans with Claire and she made special arrangements for us. For example, we planned to hike Table Mountain at 7am the first morning and the kitchen staff put out breakfast at 6:15 and packed us sandwiches and snacks for the hike. The service was so personalized that we felt spoiled by the attention. Not knowing the area, I was initially concerned that the hotel might be too far from City Center to walk anywhere. That was actually untrue and we were able to walk to many restaurants on Kloof Street, only 10 minutes away. Uber is easily accessible from this hotel and anywhere else in the city. The views of Table Mountain and Lions Head were quite the treat everyday during Sundowners. We want to thank the entire staff for a wonderful time. We can't wait to visit again!

  • Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 February 2017

Our second visit... with our 2019 dates now booked...

Just like returning home...you feel like you are welcomed as part of the 2inn1 family...

A relaxing environment....with such an easy pace...just relax & enjoy...

From champagne & chocolates on arrival...to your evening sundowners, with your taxi & evening restaurant booking all sorted...what more to you really need...

A 1st class team...who are so thoughtful & kind...looking after your every need...

Thank You...

Andy & Marie

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Berrynarbor, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 January 2017

It is a delight to stay at the 2inn1, it is like arriving back at an old friend's house. I am not just talking about Klaus, Chris, Steffi and Claire, but all the staff make a point of greeting and talking to you. You really feel cared for and cosseted. The attention to detail continues to be second to none. Our 6th and 7th visits have already been booked. If you can get in, look no further for a place to stay in Cape Town!

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Wallingford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2017

2Inn1 Kensington is an island of tranquillity in a bustling and frantic Cape Town. From the moment you walk through the front gate the pace of life slows down, allowing you to relax from the get go. We arrive very early morning on a flight from London and were given every chance to freshen up / leave luggage and generally 'de-stress' from a very long haul flight. Nothing was too much trouble and we were warmly welcomed. During our all too brief stay (2 nights) everyone (Klaus, Chris, Steffi, Claire, Vivienne, Queen, Mary, Agrinette, Akhona, Risper, Kenneth, Liston, Olili, Andile, Zuko & Eric) made us feel we were their only guests and took the time to sit and chat or just leave you to chill.
Return - Yes / When - Not soon enough.

Thank you all it was just what the doctor ordered :o)

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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London, UK
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102 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 6 January 2017

It’s hard to think of anything other than superlatives to describe our three nights at 2inn1. The ten-room boutique hotel is set in a quiet area of Oranjezicht that’s still walkable to the restaurants in Kloof Street. Our deluxe room at the front was compact, but superbly appointed, and had a good-sized bathroom and an excellent terrace with outstanding views, including of the gardens surrounding PM Zuma’s private residence.
The pool area comprises a few sunbeds and tables and chairs around the pool, plus a raised area. With a full house of twenty guests, it might be difficult to find space by the pool. Complimentary sundowners are served most nights between 6 and 8, and we particularly enjoyed the champagne and canapes offered on New Year’s Eve. Light lunches and dinners are also available and the salads we had were excellent.
What particularly sets 2inn1 apart from its many competitors is the attention to detail that comes with the high level of staffing and the seamless day-to-day management by the charming owners, Klaus and Chris, assisted by the delightful Claire and Steffi plus the rest of their well-trained team. This was particularly noticeable at breakfast, which was probably the best breakfast we’ve had anywhere in the Western Cape.
The best complement we can make about 2inn1 is to say that it’s one of the very few places that we’ve stayed in that we’d like to return to in the future and we can well understand why other guests keep on coming back year after year. In short, 2inn1 was terrific and well deserves five stars.

  • Stayed January 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 2Inn1 Kensington

Property: 2Inn1 Kensington
Address: 21 Kensington Crescent | Oranjezicht / Gardens, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Cape Town Central
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Cape Town Central
#1 Romantic Hotel in Cape Town Central
#22 Family Hotel in Cape Town Central
#23 Business Hotel in Cape Town Central
Price range (per night): R2 143 - R2 988
Hotel Class:4 star — 2Inn1 Kensington 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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2inn1 Kensington Hotel Cape Town Central
2inn1 Kensington Cape Town

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