2Inn1 Kensington is situated in Oranjezicht, a fashionable city suburb close to the centre of Cape Town. The guesthouse retains an old Victorian charm while incorporating stylish modern renovations, and features a tranquil garden where you can enjoy peace and quiet as you escape from bustle of the city. The 10m solar-heated pool is the perfect place to spend a relaxing afternoon, or if the weather is chilly, take a turn in the hot jacuzzi.

With views of majestic Table Mountain and Lion’s Head, and overlooking a private forested estate, 2Inn1 Kensington is enveloped in its peaceful and beautiful surroundings. However, vibrant Kloof Street with its restaurants, coffee shops and boutique shops is within walking distance of the guesthouse and many of Cape Town’s attractions are right on your doorstep.

Recent accolades & press

  •  Tripadvisor - Certificate of Excellence 2011 - 2015
  •  Tripadvisor Travelers Choice Awards - #1 of Top 25 Hotels for Service in South Africa 2015


  • Set in a quiet suburb close to the city centre
  • Owner managed and run, ensuring personal attention
  • Spacious suites all with great views of the mountain or city
  • Enjoy complimentary sundowners

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The interiors of this Victorian house - from the long, bright breakfast room to the stylish sitting room with its wood-burning fireplace - have been tastefully decorated with a crisp modern feel and touches of African chic.

The guesthouse's private and peaceful outdoor terrace has views of Table Mountain and is an ideal spot to relax with a book or just take in your surroundings.

Alternatively, take a dip in the crystal-clear 10m swimming pool or lounge in the heated jacuzzi. You can also treat yourself at the small, personalised spa that offers a variety of massages and beauty treatments.

The staff at 2Inn1 Kensington will happily plan your day with you, suggesting interesting activities as well as booking and confirming tours and making restaurant reservations.

General Facilities

    24-hour Reception
    DVD Library
    Private balcony or deck
    Secure parking
    Wi-fi available
    Concierge service
    Laundry service
    Swimming Pool
    Beauty or wellness therapist


You can enjoy delicious breakfasts in the light-filled dining room or out on the sun-drenched terrace. Snacks by the pool and complimentary sundowners while watching the sun set behind Table Mountain are a perfect ending to a day in Cape Town.

Being in such a central location, you can take your pick of fine restaurants close by or the staff at 2Inn1 Kensington will happily recommend and book restaurants for you in Cape Town.

Standard Room

Each individually styled room at 2Inn1 Kensington has been decorated and furnished with great attention to detail. Each en suite, air-conditioned room has underfloor heating, satellite TV, a DVD player and iPod docking station, wireless internet and opens onto a terrace or balcony. The little extras such as the complimentary mini-bar, espresso machine, a mobile phone for your use and beach bag and towels make staying at 2Inn1 Kensington special.

Standard Room AMENITIES

    Air conditioning
    Safe in room
    Tea & coffee-making facilities
    Underfloor heating
    Wi-fi available in room

Other Room Types

The more spacious Luxury Rooms have wonderful views from their private balconies, while the Deluxe Suite in the bungalow across the terrace sleeps four people and includes a spacious open-plan lounge and kitchen. The living area opens onto a private courtyard with an alfresco dining table.


  • Day tours
  • dates rates from board basis
  • 01 Sep 2017 - 30 Apr 2018 $105 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 May 2018 - 31 Aug 2018 $85 Bed & Breakfast
  • 01 Sep 2018 - 30 Apr 2019 $110 Bed & Breakfast

Our rates are per person sharing unless we note differently.

Please note, additional room types are also available. Suite,Apartment,Luxury 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 current rates available.

Traveller Reviews

  • We can't speak highly enough of this hotel! It is run by the friendliest managers, who offered the best customer service we've ever encountered to make our stay in Cape Town a success. They have the perfect blend of efficiency and friendliness so you know they'll do what they've promised, but without the "stuffiness" you sometimes get in high quality hotels.

    Mark Crichton, November 2010
  • 2inn1 Kensington is probably the best place i have ever stayed at in my life. The following staff: Klaus, Chris, Kenneth and Claire couldn't have done enough for us. The hotel is very clean and serves great breakfast. The sundowners and dvds were a brilliant experience. I would give a rating of 12 out of 10.

    Darell Ainsworth, September 2010
  • We enjoyed our time in Cape Town at 2Inn1 Kensington. The staff were really friendly and helpful and the rooms were nice. I would definitely consider staying there again. We ate well in all locations, many great restaurants. The staff at the Inns always suggested good restaurants.

    Kevin Martin, January 2010
  • 2inn1, I cannot recommend highly enough. The owners sorted everything out for us from dinner reservations to taxis. The hotel itself was fantastic with superb touches from free sundowner drinks to giving us a packed lunch as we missed breakfast for our flight to Johannesburg. It was 1 of the nicest places we've stayed in.

    Andrew Brown, November 2009
  • We couldn't be happier with the accommodation and warm welcome we received at 2Inn1. We had a great start to the vacation. The staff were very knowledgeable about the local area and suggested good restaurants. We also had two great daytrips, down to Cape Point and up to Kirstenbosch. The day in-between these two days was rainy so we headed down to the V&A waterfront which is a bit commercialized for our taste but we still managed to pick up a few souvenirs. Highlight: Standing by the ocean in the early morning mist just breathing in the sea air then collecting shells on the beach - very relaxing!

    Sebastian Brown, June 2009
  • The staff of the 2Inn1 was superb in assisting us with coordinating additional tours and shopping sprees. The Breakfast was delightful, with lots of healthy choices.

    LoBirtha Melton, April 2009
  • In short, we had an absolutely fabulous time and both agreed that it was the "trip of a lifetime". As our vacation was unfolding, we kept saying out loud "what an incredible job Liza did for us". Just awesome. The staff at each lodge/guest house/hotel we stayed at was comprised of the most courteous, warm, welcoming people who bent over backwards to ensure our experience was top-notch. Each place was beautiful in it's own rway and we loved the fact that each location we stayed in was different. That was exactly what we wanted. It was great going from a Private Game Lodge in a safari setting to a beautiful spa on the river where we got the royal treatment. We then flew to Cape Town, the 2Inn1 was amazing (Klaus the owner could be the nicest man we ever met).

    Steve Lanzilotta, October 2008
  • Our absolute favourite was the 2Inn1 Kensington in Cape Town. 2Inn1 is run by 2 friendly german guys with incredible attention to detail - very well run, chic and friendly. All the arrangements you made for us went very smoothly and we loved all places you chose for us to stay in - each place was unique.

    Lillian Choy, September 2008

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"This superb guest house has a true home away from home feeling to it and really impressed me with its impeccable service!"



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We can't speak highly enough of this hotel! It is run by the friendliest managers, who offered the best customer service we've ever encountered to make our stay in Cape Town a success. They have the perfect blend of efficiency and friendliness so you know they'll do what they've promised, but without the "stuffiness" you sometimes get in high quality hotels.

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