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Kensington Place

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I had the pleasure to re-visit Kensington Place on a brief trip to South Africa. And was reminded how very special it really is. The entire team are wonderful, and make you feel special from the moment you arrive...nothing is too much trouble! As for the now legendary breakfasts, they live up to their reputation. And are a reason themselves for a visit. It’s sad to be leaving - but I’ll be back. A big “thank you”.

We were only able to spend 2 nights at Kensington Place, but what a wonderful place to be. We were greeted by McLean who truly made us feel welcome and could not do enough for us. The entire staff was warm and welcoming. Marlene helped us with car rental, Charlie with dinner reservations. You name it, they were there! The room was spacious, immaculate and well thought out, the view from the balcony breathtaking both day and night. Breakfast was fantastic with numerous choices to please any palate. Highly recommended!

This is a chic and amazing "home away from Home". After 6 days spent in the "wilderness", Kensington Place is a nice and tranquil hideaway for our family as we transition back to city life! We arrived late and tired, and their warm welcome with a complimentary bottle of wine in each of our rooms made our day! The rooms assigned to us (5 and 8) were homely but well anointed. Room 8 was especially romantic, tucked away at the back of the premises with a private staircase leading up to the room, adorned with a small patio where we could relax and have coffee in the morning. The view from the balcony was spectacular; we can see the Table Mountain from there. Our only "complaint" about this room was the location of the air conditioner, which blew directly onto our faces when we sleep… we had to switch it off but fortunately we were nearing winter, so we could still get natural cool air by opening the balcony door. However, this design flaw might be a problem during hot summer days. Service was friendly and impeccable. When they realized that my mom has mobility issues, they arranged for a swap of her room (room 5) with another room (room 7), which was much nicer and located on the ground floor, facilitating her movements without the need to climb stairs. We were most grateful of the Manager's offer and kind help to take care of my mom on our second day in Capetown, as she was feeling under the weather and unable to join us on our sightseeing. We were able to still enjoy our day because of her help. Thank you! We would recommend this boutique hotel to anyone looking for a nice, chic and caring home away from home in Capetown!

Stayed here with ou daughter& son-in-law,the whole experience was great. Parking was good, helped by the staff every time. Breakfast was tasty & varied. Location allowed for all areas to visit. Wonderful selection of gins

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.

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.


Start your day off right with a free cooked-to-order breakfast, served 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.

Room options

Superior Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

99.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 365 reviews