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Kensington Place

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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

Our stay at Kensington place to start our dream South African honeymoon and could not have been happier about our experience. The staff was so welcoming and friendly upon arrival and did everything they could to make sure we felt welcome and had a full plan of attack for our stay in Cape Town. Gillian was a wealth of information on what to expect with different attractions and experiences and made sure we had everything we would need to enjoy our time there. When they escorted us up and showed us all of the areas of our room we were blown away with our view as well as the room itself. A very large living space and comfortable couch and bed as well as a great bathroom with a very large tub. The view really stole the show however. What a great view of part of table mountain as well as an incredible view over Cape Town In the morning the breakfast was amazing. So many options and a wonderfully friendly staff. We always headed out for the day with a full belly and smile on our faces. The staff also ensured we had dinner reservations for the evening and made calls to ensure all of our adventures were still on due to some windy weather and cloud cover. Made the full experience a total breeze. I recommend to all that if they are looking for a place to stay they go to Kensington Place!

A very nice place to stay, very comfortable and friendly. They had even thought to book us into recommended restaurants as theirs was not open in the evening (we were early season). Great view from our (first floor) balcony.

Location, service, cleanliness, great breakfasts, wonderful staff, all top notch. Jillian, Hope and the entire crew were most helpful and always with the friendliest smiles. We had a delightful stay and would not hesitate to recommend the hotel to even the most demanding traveler.

Beautiful room in a quiet location, wonderfully helpful, friendly staff. We had a really delightful stay here aided by the super competent and helpful staff. Delicious breakfasts and Hot water bottles in our beds as it was chilly were another delightful touch in a place that really made us feel welcome and comfortable. Very highly recommend this delightful oasis.

The hotel is beautiful, tucked in a quiet neighborhood in Cape Town. The food was amazing, specially the breakfast which was already included in our room. The staff is extremely friendly and helpful. It was a great start to our honeymoon!

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 City Bowl, 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.

Room options

Superior Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Double Room

Full 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

99% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 353 reviews