From the moment you step into Derwent House you notice the incredibly wonderful atmosphere. The staff are very friendly and approachable and so many small personal touches make you feel very welcome. Treats such as afternoon tea and cake, incredibly good advice on day trips, as well as the absolutely scrumptious breakfasts make this place a great base from which to explore Cape Town.
Derwent House is fantastically situated at the base of Table Mountain in central Cape Town. The cable station to the top of Table Mountain is about a five minute drive away with the V&A Waterfront and beaches being about a ten minute drive. The vibrant Kloof and Long Streets are just on your doorstep with their constantly buzzing bars, restaurants and boutique stores.
The best part of Derwent House however is the welcoming atmosphere and relaxed environment provided by the staff. Jo and Carol have an amazing relationship with everyone and run the place with true passion. Derwent House definitely deserves it’s many service awards from Trip Advisor, most recently in the 2011 Travellers Choice Awards where it was a winner for Best Service category.
Derwent House has ten rooms that are all elegant and comfortable with great quality finishing touches such as extra length beds, hairdryers and i-pod docking stations. There is a family suite with a separate bedroom, bathroom and living area with a fold out sleeper couch. The suite also has a galley kitchen for self catering and a fantastic terrace with views of Table Mountain as well as The V & A Waterfront. The other nine rooms are all double en suite rooms. Four of them have a private terrace or deck, two have a Juliet balcony and one has direct access to the pool area.
Derwent House has a wonderful outdoor pool area with a solar heated swimming pool and hot tub and a large deck with sun loungers. There is an outdoor dining area on which to enjoy breakfast on sunny morning as well as in an indoor one. There is also a lounge area, cosy fireplace and bar facility.
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