Kensington Place

38 Kensington Crescent, Higgovale, Cape Town, South Africa
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Hotel Description

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.

Please note: Kensington Place does not accommodate guests under the age of 12.

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.

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Hotel Criteria

  • 8 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Quiet

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

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Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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    • 431 ft²/40 m².
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    • 1 King Bed
    • 700 ft²/65 m².
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour room service
  • Bar
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Free parking
  • Free wi-fi
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Lounge
  • Luggage storage
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Offsite gym facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Shopping area nearby
  • Spa treatments (on request)
  • Wake-up service
  • Wine tours nearby
  • Wood burning fireplace

Need to Know

Valid credit card required.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

11am

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