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Kensington Place

38 Kensington Crescent, Higgovale, Cape Town, South Africa

18.0

  • Rooms : 17.0
  • Service : 20.0
  • Public Spaces : 17.0

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From ZAR2,300 (approx. $218)
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Just outside Cape Town proper, in Higgovale, a quiet enclave overlooking the city from the foothills of Table Mountain, Kensington Place is about as intimate as they come — just eight suites, in a magazine-ready contemporary-luxe style, with all the bells and whistles, including sprawling king beds and decadent bathrooms complete with custom-made tubs and heated marble floors.

It’s an owner-operated hotel, which only adds to the intimacy of the place. And it’s dead quiet too, almost like a country retreat, despite the nearness of the city; so much so that it can at times feel even somehow smaller. From within your room, it’s possible to feel like a guest in a private home — all have balconies, some views of Cape Town, some more modern in style than others, but all are equally lounge-worthy, the kind of place you don’t at all mind spending a few lazy hours some weekend morning.

The pool is small (you can’t expect Olympic-size amenities from a pocket-sized hotel) but it’s perfectly formed, just a little plunge pool with a shaded lounge area beside — draw the curtains for a little extra privacy. Picnic lunches or private dinners are available at the hotel, but you’re more likely to find yourself on nearby Kloof Street, home to more than a few of the Cape Town area’s better restaurants and bars.

How to get there:

Kensington Place is approximately a 20 minute drive from Cape Town International Airport, a 10-15 minute drive from the waterfront, and a 20 minute walk from Table Mountain.

  • Kensington Place
  • 38 Kensington Crescent, Higgovale
  • Cape Town, South Africa

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