Derwent House Boutique Hotel

14 Derwent Road, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa | 4 star hotel
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Time to move on...

A travel blog entry by charlottesmith


... here seems to be that the colder it gets, the wider the windows should be opened, in order to get the germs out. I can confirm that this is NOT helpful - I have picked up the world's worst cold, undoubtedly from one of the children, and so I have spent much of the week hibernating. Without doubt, it's time to head north and find the sun!

On Wednesday, I had a long chat with the Principal of Prestwich. He told me so much about the school and ...

"Braai Brekkie Will Change Your Life"

A travel blog entry by bakkepackers


... sad, and I can't even imagine how living with that constant fear and guardedness might seep into my soul, for lack of a better word. We have been in South Africa during the beginning of Oscar Pistorious' trial, and somewhat sensationalist news about each day's proceedings pervades all media in the country. Regardless of one's thoughts on Pistorious' culpability, however, last year's tragic incident prompts you reflect on the complicated realities of what ...


A travel blog entry by watchnickrun


... The land here is so mountainous, and inspirational for the artist’s mind. Apparently, my nap was also inspirational for the artist’s mind, as I ended up being a total of 10 hours. It was the first time I’ve gotten more than 6 hours of sleep in a few weeks, so no objections here!

Back to the good old grind tomorrow for our last week of work. I’m sure it’s going to be emotional… details to come!

Cheers! ...

Stunning Cape Point! Stunning Cape Town!!

A travel blog entry by suely.trinh


Wow Cape Town is truly stunning!! Majestic in all its natural beauty of oceans & mountains. We didnt expect it to be so beautiful. As the sun graces us with her presence, the mist roll in creating a veil of fog wrapping the city. Which we have never seen before & it takes our breath away, gives us that wow moment, a sight to always remember. Photos don't do it justice, can't capture the ...

Sunny days in Cape Town

A travel blog entry by kendrasworld


... is freezing. Even with our thick wetsuits and booties it is shocking to get in and took my breath away the first time I went under. The way the cage works is that it is hooked on to the side of the boat with about 1/5 of it outside of the water. The divers remain holding to the top of the cage while waiting for a shark, and the the man with the bait will yell "shark look right!" And we will all put our heads under and watch. The sharks get within inches of the cage, so maybe about a ...

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Gardens area of Cape Town, is near Camp's Bay Beach, Castle of Good Hope, Abseil Africa, and Bo-Kaap Museum.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town

    Highly Recommended


    Derwent House really is a great place to stay when in Cape Town: very tasteful interior, friendly staff, outstanding location to explore Cape Town. This is not yet another hotel, but feels more like a home!

    But Derwent House is also more than a place to stay. The owners have taken care to contribute to the local economy, sourcing their products locally and giving their staff a financial stake in the hotel.

    I will definitely stay there again!

    Perfect Stay, Relaxing atmoshsphere


    We stayed for 3 nights at this hotel and it was certainly the best choice of our 2 week stay in South Africa. The hotel is immaculate and tastefully furnished, with a relaxed and discreet feel. We were made to feel very welcome, even though we turned up before the chackin time, because our flight arrived in the morning. We were lucky as our rrom was ready and we were able to check in immediately. Our room was a good size and very comfortable with a lovely thick duvet and air conditioning. It was also very quiet and therefore had uniterrupted sleep each night. Breakfast had a great choice from cereals to fresh fruit to yoghurt to pastries to cooked breakfast and plenty of it and absolutely delicious. Can't beat their scrambled eggs!

    What a wonderful end to our honeymoon


    My husband and I spent 5 nights at Derwent house at the end of our honeymoon. It was a fabulous way to end what was a truley memorable trip. We where made to feel so welcome like old friends! The rooms where stylishly decorated and very comfortable, and the entire hotel had been beautifully furnished.

    Nothing was to much trouble and the breakfast was delightfull!!

    It is an excellent location and with a great view of table top mountain.

    We would recommend this hotel to anyone.

    Beautiful property, excellent friendly staff and I will certainly return.


    After a long haul flight from London, a little tired and sleepy we arrived at the Derwent House early in the morning. It is the most chic boutique hotel I have ever seen! What a perfect start to our 2 week holiday in South Africa. The check-in was a 30 second informality with a delightful young lady. We were quickly helped to our room (room 3), then invited to have a drink by the pool.

    Trendy, chic & fun & warm


    The overall hotel was tastefully decorated & quite luxurious. Balanced well with the owners very genuine, welcoming and 'couldn't be more helpful' and friendly approach. The overall service was fantastic, which well compensated for a slightly poor welcome on arrival. Good location for travelling to the city and enjoying views to table mountain & access to camps bay. Derwent is a more expensive option. The shared facilities; pool, dining & living areas are superb. Our bedroom was less comfortable, and didn't have a phone. Disappointing! There was a nice turn down service every evening which was a lovely touch.

    A great place to stay


    We returned a couple of weeks ago from a fantastic stay at the Derwent House Hotel in Cape Town. Carol and Jo, the owners, turned what was a disaster with a previous hotel into an amazing and interesting week.

    You have to see it to believe it!


    We have just returned from a 3 week trip to Cape Town during which we were lucky enough to spend 5 nights at Derwent House. From the initial welcome - to the spectacularly furnished rooms - to the thoughtful and well laid out lounge and dining area - to the luxourious and relaxing pool area - ending with the individual and tailor made service provided by Jo and Carol and their wonderful staff - every minute spent there was stunning. As you can see our experience was an exteremely positive one and one to which we know we will to return to sooner rather than later.

    Jo and Carol - thank you for a wonderful holiday.

    Gorgeous, Beautiful, Fabulous! Alll at once...


    We absolutely loved this place. Stayed over New Year's weekend when Cape Town was buzzing, and the newly-opened Derwent House, in trendy, upmarket Tamberskloef, provided a wonderful relaxing bolt-hole - but near enough to the action to still feel part of it. Lots of great cafes and shops within walking distance. We were overwhelmed by the warmth of the hospitality and the attention to detail here. The rooms are exquisite (wonderfully comfortable beds); lovely big pool and deck, and the decor everywhere is light, airy, tasteful, contemporary, chic, and well thought-out. We could see Table Mountain from our balcony, and there were good downtown views too. Breakfast was sumptuous and delicious - especially the home-made granola - we really couldn't fault a thing. Jo and Carol and their friendly staff provided for our every need, almost before we realized it existed! We particularly liked the laid-back atmosphere and generosity of spirit about the place, and the extras that came as standard - we borrowed the hotel laptop to check-in our return flights and for my daughters to check their e-mails from their boyfriends; Carol spent time recommending and phoning restaurants for us - no hassle, just simple, unfussy helpfulness. Nothing was too much trouble; It was obvious that Carol and Jo really wanted us to be comfortable and happy there - and they succeeded! If only all hotels were this easy to like... Go now - before it gets impossible to book!

    IMHO- The Perfect small boutique hotel


    Recently opened in the Fall of 06, The Derwent House, boutique hotel (---) is the perfect place to stay in Tamberskloof , Cape Town.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town

    5.00 of 5 stars Outstanding