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Located in one of Cape Town’s most prestigious enclaves high on the slopes of Table Mountain, Kensington Place is a true boutique hotel with only eight individually-decorated rooms, exceptional service and outstanding attention to detail.

A cosmopolitan collection of modern art and eclectic modernist furniture make up the interior, while the exterior is given over to the aquamarine plunge pool and a sophisticated terrace that has sweeping views of the twinkling city lights by night and of historic Table Bay by day. Treat yourself to the seasonal breakfast on the sunny verandah and cap off your evening with a top-notch tipple from the bar while catching up next to copper-mantled open fireplace.

Idyllic for honeymooners, couples or solo guests who want personalized service and intimacy, Kensington Place is within easy driving distance of all the city’s major sites, including Camps Bay, Table Mountain, Clifton and the V&A Waterfront.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2012 - Top 25 Trendiest Hotels in Africa - Number 23
  •  Tripadvisor - Travelers' Choice Awards 2013 - Top 25 Small Hotels in South Africa - Number 14

highlights

  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Sea & mountain views
  • Complimentary gym membership
  • Excellent cuisine
  • Secure parking

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Facilities

At Kensington Place, it is the little things that count. Fitness fanatics have access to complimentary membership of the nearby Virgin Active Gym or can work out in the privacy of their rooms with Gym in a Bag. Complimentary Wi-Fi and laptop access means you can stay in touch, while flat-screen in-room TVs and a wide-ranging DVD library are perfect for nights you prefer to stay in with room service. The concierge will be happy to suggest anything from Cape Town’s best restaurants to suggestions for leafy wine estates for lunch.

General Facilities

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    Bar
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    Gym
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    Wi-fi available
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    Swimming Pool
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    Internet facilities
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    Secure Parking

Dining

A superb a la carte menu is available throughout the day and is amended seasonally to ensure the best of local produce.

Superior Room

The spacious and inviting rooms – furnished with leading modernist Italian pieces - feature a lounge area and a balcony overlooking the garden with sweeping views of Table mountain, city and ocean beyond. An in-room entertainment centre has an iPod docking station, Wi-Fi laptop and a large flat screen TV, if you wish to snuggle up with a movie from the DVD library. Whatever the season, underfloor heating and air conditioning keep the temperature to your liking. The en suite bathroom has a rain shower and a huge sunken bathtub, with a range of signature Molton Brown amenities. Grab the beach bag and towels before you head off to Clifton or Camps Bay to top up on the sunshine.

Superior Room AMENITIES

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    Air-conditioning
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    En-suite bath and shower
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    Hairdryer
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    Internet facility
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    iPod docking station
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    Mini Bar
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    Outside area
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    Safe
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    Tea & coffee-making facilities
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    Underfloor heating
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    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

The single Standard Room at Kensington Place has many of the many amenities of the Superior Rooms but there is no terrace and the bed is queen-sized.

Activities

  • Day tours
 
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 May 2014 - 31 Aug 2014 $145 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Sep 2014 - 30 Apr 2015 $195 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Standard Room Request a quote for rate detail

Please treat all pricing as a guide only:

  • All rates are subject to availability and may change without notice
  • Single supplements may apply
  • Rates may be different for different room types
  • The most competitive rates for accommodation are available in our tailored packages

Request a quote or speak to one of our African Safari Experts for the best, most curent rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We loved the Kensington Place Hotel in cape Town. Can't say enough positives about Austin and Marlene. They were so helpful and the hotel is lovely.

    Deborah Vincent, July 2013
  • Kensington Place took service to a new level and we were stunned at how good they were. Austen the manager, was particularly noteworthy. It made for an incredible stay supported by the perfect location and the design and decor.

    Adam Fry, July 2013
  • Cape Town – the Kensington Place was undoubtedly undersold, it is a magnificent location and upon arrival we were met with smiles and welcomes from everyone, Austin, the manager had arranged dinner reservations for each night because as he quite rightly said many tourists don’t know that you need to book in Cape Town to get in – the suggestions were wonderful and again they couldn’t do enough for us…. Of course it was also doubly wonderful to take delivery of the champers and Melissa’s treat box which you had sneakily arranged (which went down a treat for the afternoon snacks!) thank you! Upon your recommendation we tried the eggs benedict, OH MY sweet lordy, they were amazing, I could hop on a plane just for that… the secret is apparently to make the béarnaise sauce fresh for each order!

    Keri McMenamin, March 2013
  • Kensington Place - Another gem during our trip!!! We had a great room with awesome views! So glad you set us up at this hotel, it was perfect for our stay in Cape Town. Loved the boutique hotel feel where you get extra attention.

    Jemy Jacob, August 2012
  • We had the pleasure of a warm welcome and our gorgeous room at the Kensington Place. I'm not kidding when i say we didn't want to leave. One of the greatest treats was discovering the beautiful book on Africa, a Bird's Eye View was left there for us by you. That was a terrific surprise, we both loved it but as Lynn is a pilot he particularly appreciated seeing Africa from the sky. All the restaurant and tourist suggestions we received from the people at the hotel were spot on. We also thought the food at the Kensington was exceptional and nothing was ever too much trouble. What a lovely introduction that was to South Africa. We had been so pampered at the Kensington Place that the service at La Petit Dolphin didn't quite live up to the high standard set there. I remember that you didn't have anything to do with that particular booking so i only mention it FYI.

    Sidney Anderson, May 2012
  • We loved our time in South Africa. Kensington Place was a great place to stay. It was accessible to everything and Sascha went above and beyond to help us organize tours and make dinner reservations. In fact, our dinner at The Test Kitchen was the best meal we had on our trip and one of the best meals we've ever had.

    Lea Fisher, January 2012
  • We were so happy we stayed here. The breakfasts were unreal, and they were so accommodating with everything. On our last day we were in a rush and they asked if we wanted coffee to go, and they brought up an entire tray with biscotti and coffee and everything because they knew we hadn't had breakfast. Really a beautiful wonderful place.

    Limor Robinson, December 2009
  • We loved the Kensington Place. It was just right. Small and modern and great attention. They treated us very well, greeted us with coffee and champagne and gave us a room upgrade. Definitely no complaints there.

    Jerry Rivera, September 2009
  • The trip was absolutely wonderful! The properties of Kensington Place, Baines Camp, Chobe Chilwero and Londolozi Tree Camp were absolutely 100% fantastic. We loved our accomodations and would highly recommend these camps / lodges / hotels to others. I can't say enough positive things about the rooms and the staff.

    Alex Tiller, September 2009
  • Kensington Place was amazing, they knew us by name and did all they could to ensure we had an amazing experience. The staff at Kensington Place was exceptional as was the food, the accomodations were okay.

    Martina Henry, August 2009

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Leanne Rodney

Leanne Rodney

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"A private oasis at the foot of Table Mountain! Such a perfect location - you have the city at your feet!"

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Kensington Place - Another gem during our trip!!! We had a great room with awesome views! So glad you set us up at this hotel, it was perfect for our stay in Cape Town. Loved the boutique hotel feel where you get extra attention.

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