Highlands Country House

5 stars
View map of 36 Tennant Road, Upper Kenilworth, Cape Town, 7708

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
5.0
out of 5
2 reviews
Absolutely Perfect Guesthouse!

We loved our time at Highlands! Even though the guesthouse is easily accessible and easy to find,... See full review

  • JimmyandLindy
  • Nov 24, 2014
Best Hotel in Cape Town

Depending on your level of travel experience this is the perfect Cape Town Hotel. Not located... See full review

  • Radiopoker
  • Feb 21, 2013
A Cape Town "Boutique Hotel" offering the finest in comfort and luxury, Highlands Country House offers you a warm welcome. Located in Kenilworth, situated between the acclaimed Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and Constantia wine estates, this luxury Kenilworth guest house is the perfect venue for your holiday, business function, small, romantic, intimate wedding or honeymoon. Highlands is close to golf courses, Newlands rugby and cricket grounds and Rhodes Memorial. Beaches on the Atlantic seaboard and the Indian Ocean, the airport, Waterfront and Cape Town city centre are just 20 minutes away. The hotel offers a selection of Loft/Pool Rooms, Executive Rooms, Luxury Rooms as well as a Garden Suite. Elegantly furnished, from every room long sash windows overlook the terraced Italian gardens and water features with two sparkling pools. Relax and enjoy sumptuous breakfasts, with lunch and dinner prepared by the chef when requested. Many hours of pleasure can be attained in the lounge, library and the intimate private bar, colonial sitting room, romantic dining conservatory or the large elegant billiard room. The winter months are warm and cozy with five of these facilities having a log fire. Being close to corporate head offices the hotel is eager to discuss rates suitable to the budgets of regular travelers to the city and their conferencing requirements. The hotel is always happy to make arrangements for your collection from the airport; tours or car hire and can assure competitive rates. Evening drinks in the colonial style lounge, a private dinner in the conservatory or a game of snooker in the billiard room. In the winter months Highlands Country House is warm cozy & friendly with many of the lounges boasting open fireplaces, under floor heating in tiled rooms & comfortable fabrics & furniture. The hotel has no smoking policy.

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Highlands Country House Rooms

Luxury Room
Luxury Room offers one king bed with basic amenities.
Loft Pool Room
Loft Pool Room offers one queen bed with basic amenities.
Executive Room
Executive Room offers one queen bed with basic amenities.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Activities
Pool
Spa
Dining
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business center
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Free parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 1.9 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 2 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 2.6 mi
  • Athlone Stadium: 4.2 mi
  • Table Mountain: 4.4 mi
  • Railway Service: 5.1 mi
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 5.3 mi
  • District Six Museum: 5.3 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 5.4 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 5.7 mi
  • Camps Bay: 5.8 mi
  • Long Street: 5.9 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 6 mi
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 6.7 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 7 mi
  • Newlands Rugby Stadium: 1.9 mi
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden: 2 mi
  • University of Cape Town: 2.6 mi
  • Athlone Stadium: 4.2 mi
  • Table Mountain: 4.4 mi
  • Railway Service: 5.1 mi
  • City Hall and Grand Parade: 5.3 mi
  • District Six Museum: 5.3 mi
  • Castle of Good Hope: 5.4 mi
  • Cape Town railway station: 5.7 mi
  • Camps Bay: 5.8 mi
  • Long Street: 5.9 mi
  • Gold of Africa Museum: 6 mi
  • Two Oceans Aquarium: 6.7 mi
  • Green Point Stadium: 7 mi
  • Thunder City: 7.4 mi
  • Table Bay: 8.2 mi
  • Chapman's Peak: 8.7 mi
  • Premier Classe Train: 9.2 mi
  • Noordhoek: 9.2 mi
  • University of the Western Cape: 10.6 mi
  • Cape Winelands: 11.9 mi
  • Bellville Velodrome: 12.5 mi
  • Simon's Town: 12.8 mi
  • Boulders Beach: 14 mi
  • Robben Island: 14.3 mi
  • Cape Peninsula: 15.1 mi
  • Stellenbosch University: 23.2 mi
  • Cape of Good Hope: 23.8 mi
  • Clara Anna Fontein: 25.1 mi
  • Cape Point: 25.2 mi
  • Cape Agulhas: 105.2 mi
  • Cango Caves: 219.9 mi

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
Baker Room Named after the famous architect the Baker Room can seat upwards of 25 people depending on the seating format chosen. This room is close to the entrance of Highlands and looks out onto the fish pond & garden. It has large sliding windows, a built in Screen & air conditioning. It is adjacent to the bar lounge which provides the ideal setting for breakouts, snacks or after conference drinks. All the necessary equipment will be supplied, hotel is happy to make arrangements on your behalf to hire any other additional items you may require. Board Room the boardroom is designed to seat twelve delegates around a large custom made table. This room was originally the dining room of the Sir Herbert Baker home.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

Ratings and reviews for Highlands Country House

Overall score

5 / 5
5.01.0
2 out of 2
Amenities:
4.5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4.5
Value:
5
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Review of Highlands Country House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JimmyandLindy
Business
Matola, Mozambique
Nov 24, 2014

Absolutely Perfect Guesthouse!

We loved our time at Highlands! Even though the guesthouse is easily accessible and easy to find, it was quiet and restful...and an absolutely beautiful place to stay! Centrally located, it was simple to visit the places of interest on our "to-see list!" Every staff member we met was there to see to anything we might need or want. We had an incredible time and will definitely stay at Highlands again in the future!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

There are so many wonderful restaurants to eat at in CapeTown, but we really loved eating Chef Jacque's food at Highlands! Every dish was prepared with care and was delightfully delicious and beautiful!

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Review of Highlands Country House

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Radiopoker
Business
Grand Rapids, MI USA
Feb 21, 2013

Best Hotel in Cape Town

Depending on your level of travel experience this is the perfect Cape Town Hotel. Not located within a short walk from shopping or restaurants but taxi or shuttle services are available. The staff will be around 100% of the time and can make any arrangements you need. Lacking only a few amenities this is a wonderful old home to read, just sit back and relax. 2 small pools and only 14 guess rooms. You are allowed guess and a small bar is available 24/7 as well. Parking lot is small so if you are driving you may need help parking Rooms are spotless. Hotel staff is very warm and friendly. You will feel like family after a few days. The location is only 20 minutes from the airport and front water with easy access to M3. I found this to be the best value in the area and was surprised to fine it so nice. I travel to Cape Town once a year and will not be looking for another hotel never again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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