Kensington Place ★★★★★

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Check-in: Feb 19, 2016 Check-out: Feb 20, 2016
3.5 /5
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Located on a tree-lined street in the trendy Cape Town suburb of Higgovale, the Kensington Place hotel offers a select few guests a comfortable location away from the bustling activity of downtown. Feeling very much like a private home, the hotel offers guests a cozy lounge area with a large stone fireplace and a quiet, elegantly appointed dining room where breakfast is available all day. The hotel also features a plunge pool with stunning views of Table Mountain and complimentary membership at the nearby Virgin Active gym.


Kensington Place offers guests a choice of 7 uniquely designed suites and one guest room. All accommodations offer contemporary furnishings, a warm and inviting blend of colors and fabrics, and a large, private terrace. Though intimate and homely, all accommodations feature state-of-the-art amenities including a laptop computer with complimentary Wi-Fi Internet, an iPod docking station, flat-screen satellite television and electronic safe. The under floor heating and individually controlled air-conditioning ensure guests remain comfortable. All accommodations at Kensington Place also feature an en suite bathroom with large soaking tub, bathrobes and slippers, and complimentary Molton Brown toiletries. 24-hour room service is available.


  • Private location near Table Mountain, convenient to Cape Town business and cultural attractions
  • Assortment of trendy Kloof Street restaurants in easy walking distance
  • Onsite cocktail lounge frequented by guests and locals

Nearby attractions

  • South African Museum (1.2 mi/2 km)
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Cape Town Castle (1.6 mi/2.5 km)
  • Two Oceans Aquarium (2.3 mi/3.7 km)
  • V & A Waterfront (2.7 mi/4.4 km)
  • Rhodes Memorial (3.2 mi/5.2 km)
  • Robben Island (10 mi/16 km)
  • Table Mountain National Park (18.7 mi/30 km)
  • Cape of Hood Hope (29.2 mi/47 km)

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  • Free full breakfast
  • Free internet in room
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities


  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Concierge


  • Outdoor pool


  • Free full breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour room service
  • Room service


  • Laundry service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Tour desk
  • Doctor on call


  • Free internet in room


  • Free parking


3.5 /5 Overall score

100% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.5/5
  • Cleanliness: 3/5
  • Hotel staff: 3/5
  • Comfort: 3/5
  • Location: 3.5/5
  • Value: 3/5

A Bit of Heaven In Cape Town

Would recommend Wed, Jul 17, 2013
Spent four nights at this lovely, small hotel slightly off the beaten track of Cape Town, at the base of Table Mountain. The architecture is contemporary, the decor eclectic with an African flair.My room (#2) opened to a balcony that had a beautiful view of Table Mountain to the right and Cape Town Central including the harbor straight ahead. The queen bed was very comfortable and the heated floors most welcome on the chilly July mornings. Complimentary breakfast served in the sunny dining area included a selection of fresh-squeezed juices, speciality egg dishes, brewed to order beverages, and freshly baked breads. Service by the staff was seamless and always with a smile. The hotel was spotless. The staff was very knowledgable regarding tourist venues and willing to make such arrangements. As the hotel is located in a residential area, I heard several dogs barking in the early evening (a bit annoying) but they did not awaken me during the night. If you or a member of your party is physically challenged, be aware I did not see wheelchair ramps or an elevator nor do I think the showers are wheelchair friendly. You will need taxis or a rental car as well. You can't walk to most of the typical tourist attractions. Despite these few drawbacks, I still rate this hotel five stars.

Money saver

While a long walk (all downhill) to the Alfred & Victoria Wharf, do it. From there you can take the ferry to Robben Island (RESERVATIONS NEEDED), shop and/or board the Hop On/Hop Off bus or eat at one of the many great restaurants and save ~$10.

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5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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Nearby points of interest

City Hall and Grand Parade 1.1 mi
Table Mountain 1.2 mi
District Six Museum 1.3 mi
Railway Service 1.5 mi
Castle of Good Hope 1.6 mi
Long Street 1.6 mi
Camps Bay 1.6 mi
Gold of Africa Museum 1.6 mi
Artscape Theatre Center 2 mi
Green Point Stadium 2.3 mi
Two Oceans Aquarium 2.3 mi
University of Cape Town 3.5 mi
Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden 3.8 mi
Newlands Rugby Stadium 4.3 mi
Table Bay 4.9 mi
Athlone Stadium 6.7 mi
Thunder City 8.3 mi
Robben Island 9.5 mi
Chapman's Peak 10.7 mi
Noordhoek 11.4 mi
University of the Western Cape 12.9 mi
Premier Classe Train 13.2 mi
Bellville Velodrome 13.6 mi
Cape Winelands 15.8 mi
Simon's Town 16.7 mi
Boulders Beach 18.2 mi
Cape Peninsula 18.7 mi
Stellenbosch University 26.1 mi
Cape of Good Hope 28 mi
Clara Anna Fontein 29.3 mi
Cape Point 29.6 mi
Cape Agulhas 110.2 mi
Cango Caves 222.6 mi

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.

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