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Kensington Place

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

This is a small boutique hotel with about 8 rooms, situated in a leafy suburb at the top if the trendy Kloof St and at the base of table mountain. It is an easy 5 minute walk to cafes, bars and boutiques. There is also a myciti bus stop which goes to town, however you can walk down hill all the way to Bree Street in about20-30 mins or easily get an Uber. The hotel staff are very pleasant and helpful. Breakfast us excellent, the eggs Benedict is particularly good. There is a small pool which is nice to chill in after the heat if the day, although as Brits we are used to a cold pool, suspect many from warmer climes would balk at the April temperature. Our room(4) was a good size with comfy bed, free wifi snd two balconies. Decent views ver the city and part if table mountain. There was a safe and fridge. We had a complimentary glass of bubbles on check in and a nice bottle if wine on chill in the room. We used the shower sparingly because of the drought, but it was fine. It is not cheap, but we found it a pleasant and relaxing haven.

We stayed here for three nights in December, on arrival we parked in one of spaces available to guests. Check-in involved a glass of bubbly while we were provided lots of useful information. The hotel had pro-actively made some restaurant bookings in the event we had not. We were then shown to our room. After having stayed out in the country for several days, this room was definitely modern and “city-sized”. It also did have a complimentary bottle of white wine. Not too bad, we could sit on the balcony, sip our wine and watch the fog roll off Table Mountain. It was easy enough to get a taxi/Uber from this location, and we could also walk down the hill towards Kloof street for dinner. I recall sleeping well, so it must have been comfortable. Breakfast was served al fresco downstairs. It was quite good although we were ordering on the lighter side. One day we had an early departure and ordered coffee and baked goods for delivery to our room prior to breakfast begin served.

We stayed 4 nights at this loverly hotel in Cape Town Gardens Area. The quality fo the service was great. The room was spacious and very comfortable. Breakfast was amazing and the pool area pleasant. I strongly recommend it to anyone wanting to stay in Cape Town away from the more commercial areas such as V&A and Camps Bay. you're very close to Kloof Street and this place is filled with great restaurants!

A small and lovely hotel. The staff are so friendly and helpful and had booked us into dinner reservations for all our nights prior to our arrival which we were free to change. They also helped us with tour tickets. The breakfast was amazing with a huge choice and was flexible in terms of timings which helped us with our activities. Would thoroughly recommend and would use again.

We stayed here for 5 nights while we explored Cape Town. We had a small miss understanding with our booking (through our travel agent) and the hotel staff were extremely kind and very efficient at sorting it out. Our room was lovely and so was the bathroom. Breakfast was wonderful, perfectly cooked with beautifully fresh ingredients. The attention to detail was noticeable and the staff training out of the ordinary. As someone else said the young lady at reception had some lovely ideas as to where to go and what to do. We followed several of her tips and they were experiences that we would never have had unless she had put us on to them. we will definitely stay here again when we return to Cape Town.

We sadly only spent one night at this hotel after travelling down from Dar Es Salaam on Rovos Rail. Great location, the staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The room was very good and the breakfast outstanding. If I come back to Cape Town, I would definitely stay there again.

A very nice boutique hotel, excellent stay, fantastic breakfast, very sweet people. The room is wide and very nice, bathroom is well designed but you need to climb some stairs to get there. The hotel is well located. The jewel of the hotel, or as you can say, the cherry on top is the front desk manager, a lovely lady that can advise you what to do in the most pragmatic and clever ways, her advises on our daily programs contributed a lot in making our stay in Cape Town and its surrounding area very enjoyable, she told us things and gave us tips on what to do and everything she advised us to do was wonderfull. Hope, i dont know if you are going to read this but if you do my wife and I send you a big big hug.

WOW! My wife and I celebrated our honeymoon and 1st anniversary in Cape Town. This was the first boutique hotel we stayed in and it was PERFECT! Gillian, Hope and the rest of the staff were incredibly knowledgeable and provided exemplary service. They even connected us to a fantastic tour guide which added so much to our experience in Cape Town. The property was immaculate, the room was perfect and the food was well executed. The location was great, convenient to get to everything, however a bit removed from the touristy areas. We look forward to our next stay at Kensington Place, our go to property in Cape Town!

This was our third visit to Kensington Place. My husband and I have gone back for a visit every year since we were there for a night while on honeymoon - three years's THAT good! It's a well located, central boutique hotel which feels like a real oasis far away, yet still so close to everything. Literally on the slopes of Table Mountain, a short walk down the road to the vibey restaurants and bars of Kloof street and a short 5-10min drive to the beautiful beaches of Camps Bay! The food and service are equally good and the rooms are perfect for a little romance;) Love this place each time we visit and of course we'll be back and I do HIGHLY recommend it.

What a nice boutique hotel ... with 9 rooms and a maximum of 18guests the staff make stop feel “home away from home” Nestled in a beautiful residential area above the city and at the bottom of table mountain, but either a 20minutes walk down or a 10 minutes cab/ Uber drive takes you wherever you want to go. Very quiet and peaceful with generous rooms . Super friendly staff and good service

38 Kensington Crescent Cape Town Western Cape

Hotel highlights

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Located in Cape Town City Centre, Kensington Place is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as South African National Gallery and Greenmarket Square. This 4.5-star hotel welcomes guests with 8 rooms and conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located in central Cape Town, the hotel is also near Table Mountain and Castle of Good Hope.


Free cooked-to-order breakfast is included with your stay and awaits you each morning from 7:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Explore the hotel and meet new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge, or enjoy a bite to eat at the onsite restaurant. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service.


All 8 individually decorated rooms provide furnished balconies or patios, iPod docks, and minibars. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer rainfall showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Other amenities include free newspapers, safes, and phones.

Property features

Guests of Kensington Place enjoy an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking, along with an airport shuttle. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a library, a terrace, and laundry facilities.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

99.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 360 reviews