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Kensington Place

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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!

We were very late arriving at this hotel due to a long delay on our flight but the staff were very welcoming. Throughout our 4 night stay they were so friendly, efficient and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. The small hotel is situated in a very nice, and safe, residential area. They recommended nearby restaurants that we could walk to and booked them for us. It was a lovely comfortable room and bathroom with a small terrace overlooking Signal Hill. The breakfast was superb as was the late night hot chocolate. Highly recommended!

We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of a safari trip. We cannot say enough about the staff. They were charming and welcoming, and they went out of their way to be helpful. I had lost something at the airport and they followed up with the airline repeatedly for me. They also had very good restaurant and activity recommendations. The view from our room was just stunning - Table Mountain is right there. We had Room 1, and it had two balconies and a fireplace - it had to be the nicest room in the place! The room itself was super comfortable and huge. The toiletries were Aesop, which is one of our favorites. The bed was incredibly comfortable, and they put hot water bottles in it at night to warm it up. Breakfast was solid, if a bit slow. On the other hand, the views come with a price - the hotel is not super close to the waterfront, although it is only a short taxi ride away. While there are some nice restaurants within walking distance, we had to take taxis to most of the places we wanted to try. If we were to visit Cape Town again (and we would - it's gorgeous!) we would probably choose to stay closer to the waterfront. Another (small) downside to this hotel is that the rooms are quite loud - we would hear everything that was happening in the next room. Also, the downside to all those balconies and windows is that the room was quite drafty. Even with the fireplace and the heater, it was hard to keep the room warm. Also, we thought the bathroom was poorly designed, especially the bathtub - no matter what we did, the shower got water all over the place, and the tub was quite difficult to get in and out of (we were traveling with two older women, who had a hard time with it). Overall, while this hotel (especially its staff) was charming and stylish and had just the right "boutique" feel we love, the relative inconvenience of the location combined with the physical limitations of the property would probably cause us to stay somewhere else on a future visit.

My husband and I stayed at Kensington Place for our honeymoon. Every moment of our stayed we were given the highest and best service, and the staff was incredible. The beauty of this hotel is that since there are only a few rooms, every need is met and everything is personalized. You are right down the street from downtown, and a close walk to the waterfront (about 3 miles but all downhill and if you like walking like we do, it'll be a breeze). Also, the hotel is positioned in a very high class neighborhood and with their own set of security, we never felt unsafe even when walking at night. Table Mountain is literally behind the hotel, as is Lions Head and Signal Hill. The breakfast is superb, and a great way to start your day. We wouldn't change a thing - this boutique hotel is the way to go if you're looking for a memorable stay.

We have thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Kensington Place. From the moment we arrived nothing was too much trouble. They organised everything - booked restaurants and day trips for us. We loved Hope's energy and enthusiasm! Great location with a view- close to fantastic restaurants- we would recommend to everyone.

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

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

99% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 349 reviews