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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Outdoor spa bath
Terrace/patio

Guest reviews

4.8 out of 5 Exceptional
153 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Pool
Free WiFi
Air conditioning
Breakfast Available
Business Services
Bar

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 48-hour vacancy between guest room stays

Map

Explore the area

Popular LocationSouth African Museum and Planetarium16 min walk
Popular LocationSouth African National Gallery2 min drive
Popular LocationLions Head5 min drive
AirportCape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.)17 min drive

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  • Double Room, Pool View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 28 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace, Mountain View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 43 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDeluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace, Mountain View
  • Double Room, Terrace

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 30 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDouble Room, Terrace
  • Apartment, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchen, City View

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 60 sq m
    • City view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsApartment, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchen, City View
  • Beautiful Twin Room

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
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  • Designer Studio Apartment Self-catering

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 68 sq m
    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsDesigner Studio Apartment Self-catering

About this area

Cape Town

Located in Cape Town, Derwent House is in a walkable area with good shopping. Kloof Street and Long Street are worth visiting if shopping is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Table Mountain and Camps Bay Beach. Enjoy an event or a match at Cape Town Stadium, and consider making time for Two Oceans Aquarium—a top attraction that's not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the guest house's quiet location.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Long Street - 15 min walk
  • South African Museum and Planetarium - 16 min walk
  • South Africa Library - 2 min drive
  • South African National Gallery - 2 min drive
  • Lions Head - 5 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Station - 7 min drive
  • Koeberg Station - 9 min drive
  • AirportCape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 17 min drive

About this property

Derwent House

Victorian Cape Town guesthouse in Cape Town City Centre, walk to Kloof Street
Along with an outdoor pool, this guesthouse has a bar/lounge and coffee/tea in a common area. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, concierge services, dry cleaning and laundry facilities are on-site. All 10 individually decorated rooms feature DVD players and room service. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with satellite channels, and guests will also appreciate thoughtful touches such as espresso makers and pillow menus.
Derwent House offers 10 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and espresso makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. A pillow menu is available. Satellite televisions are provided.

Bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers, designer toiletries and complimentary toiletries. Business-friendly amenities include desks and safes. Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottles of water and a hairdryer. Hypo-allergenic bedding and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include an outdoor pool.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 48 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available
  • Carport
  • 24-hour return airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast available for a fee daily 8 AM–10 AM: ZAR 125 per person
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • Dry-cleaning service
  • DVD player
  • Laundry facilities
  • Outdoor pool

Conveniences

  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Xhosa

Business services

  • Computer station

Outdoors

  • Garden
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance

More

  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Linens
  • Pillow menu

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)

Entertainment

  • TV/satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Espresso maker
  • Free bottled water

More

  • 4G smartphone data speed
  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Local maps
  • Safe
  • Slippers
  • Smartphone
  • Smartphone data usage (limited)

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 2:00 PM and anytime
Minimum check-in age - 15

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
24-hour airport shuttle service is available
Fees may apply; contact the property in advance to make arrangements

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children 12 and younger are not allowed at this property; all guests older than 12 are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Payment types at the property

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: ZAR 125 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 330 per room (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 0

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No on-site parking is available
Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system and a first aid kit

We should mention

This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Children 12 years old and younger are not permitted at this property
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms

National rating

Quality graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organisation.

Property is also known as

Derwent House Cape Town
Derwent House
Derwent Cape Town
Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
Derwent Hotel Boutique
Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town South Africa
Derwent House Guesthouse Cape Town
Derwent House Guesthouse
South Africa
Derwent Hotel Boutique
Derwent House Cape Town
Derwent House Guesthouse
Derwent House Guesthouse Cape Town
Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Derwent House and receive a full refund?
Yes, Derwent House offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Derwent House cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Derwent House?
As of 27 Sep,2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Derwent House on 28 Sep,2020 start from SG$133, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Does Derwent House have a pool?
Yes, this property has an outdoor pool.
Is Derwent House pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Derwent House?
Derwent House doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at Derwent House?
Check-in is from 2:00 PM to anytime.
What time is check-out at Derwent House?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Does Derwent House provide a shuttle to the airport?
Yes, there's an airport shuttle. A fee of ZAR 330 per room applies.
Where is Derwent House located?
Located in Cape Town City Centre, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kloof Street and Long Street. Camps Bay Beach and Clifton Bay Beach are also within 3 mi (5 km).
4.8
Exceptional
153 reviews
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4.9/5

Cleanliness

4.9/5

Staff & service

4.8/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Beautiful place and wonderful staff and owners. Everyone was so friendly and helpful.
Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Hidden Gem!
Amazing place, fantastic staff and great ambiance. Will definitely stay with them again. World class!
Stayed 6 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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The Derwent House is a very special boutique hotel. From the personal touches for our honeymoon, to the wonderful breakfasts, to the welcoming and caring staff, this is a great place for a vacation. The property has a beautiful pool, rooms are bright, clean and unique and there is 24/7 staff to make you feel very comfortable and safe. Luca and his team kicked it off with welcome drinks and helpful info and they continued their excellent service from there. Highly recommend to all travelers, great central location in Cape Town also!
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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The Derwent House team are special. Genuinely friendly and concerned that you have the best experience with them . The hotel has such a welcoming vibe and you can truly relax there . Breakfasts are top notch and the afternoon bakes are something to look forward to . We loved being able to relax in the lounge at the end of a sightseeing day . Brilliant hotel and staff. !
Stayed 5 nights in Dec 2019

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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A wonderful hotel with highly professional attentive staff that really make you feel welcome
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2019

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