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1 room, 2 adults

Derwent House

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
14 Derwent Road, Tamboerskloof/Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001, South Africa

4-star guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Kloof Street
  • Free WiFi in lobby
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  • Just sensational! Thanks to Luca and his team.Jul 9, 2019
  • Beautiful place and wonderful staff and owners. Everyone was so friendly and helpful.Mar 16, 2020

Derwent House

from ZAR 2,600
  • Double Room, Pool View
  • Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace, Mountain View
  • Double Room, Terrace
  • Apartment, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed, Kitchen, City View
  • Beautiful Twin Room
  • Designer Studio Apartment Self-catering

What’s around Derwent House


  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Kloof Street - 4 min walk
  • Long Street - 15 min walk
  • Camps Bay Beach - 44 min walk
  • Clifton Bay Beach - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • Two Oceans Aquarium - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Cape Town Stadium - 2.8 mi / 4.5 km
  • Table Mountain - 2.1 mi / 3.4 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 17 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 8 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-anytime
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1932
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Xhosa

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Things to enjoy
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Desk
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Derwent House’s small print

Also known as

  • Derwent Cape Town
  • Derwent House Guesthouse
  • Derwent House Guesthouse Cape Town
  • Derwent House
  • Derwent House Cape Town
  • Derwent Hotel Boutique
  • Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town, South Africa
  • Derwent House Boutique Hotel Cape Town South Africa
  • Derwent House Guesthouse Cape Town
  • Derwent House Guesthouse
  • Derwent House Cape Town


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 125 per person (approximately)

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 330 per room (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children costs ZAR 0

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Derwent House

  • Does Derwent House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Derwent House does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered at Derwent House?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Derwent House.
  • Is there a pool at Derwent House?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Derwent House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Derwent House?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Derwent House?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 330 per room one-way.
  • What is there to do near Derwent House?
    Recommended spots to visit include Kloof Street (4-min walk) and Long Street (0.8 mi), along with Camps Bay Beach (2.3 mi) and Clifton Bay Beach (2.6 mi).

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,6 From 59 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
Hidden Gem!
Amazing place, fantastic staff and great ambiance. Will definitely stay with them again. World class!
scott, gb6 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Simply Fabulous
Fabulous guest house with an amazing staff and beautifully decorated. Attention was given to every detail and we were made to feel like family. Everything was spot on. Thank you Luca and team for such a lovely visit
Lisa, us4 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10,0
Look no further - A MUST STAY!
ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. Every single thing about this hotel was truly remarkable. From the moment we booked to the second we left, the staff of this hotel set a new standard for what incredible service should be. Having stayed at 5-star properties all over the world, I have never felt more welcome and better attended to than by the staff at the Derwent House. From ensuring we were getting the most out of our short time in Cape Town and helping us to tailor our schedule accordingly, to making bookings and serving a truly delectable breakfast each morning and delightful homemade treats each evening, the staff was SUPERB. And that's not even scratching the surface. Add to that, the beautiful backdrop of Cape Town and the fantastically whimsical, colorful, and deftly appointed common areas and rooms, I CANNOT WAIT TO STAY HERE AGAIN and tell anyone visiting Cape Town to do the same. You will not be disappointed!
Ross, us3 night trip with friends
Very good 8,0
Fun and funky
Good location for bars, restaurants, and some shopping.
Chris, us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
The most amazing place to stay
Quite simply the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in. I cannot emphasise enough how amazing the experience at Derwent house is. The location is really convenient, in a really cool area of Cape Town and about 25 mins walk to the waterfront. Rooms are decorated funky and comfortable, the breakfast is fantastic and the little touches like cake in the evening and hot water bottles left in your bed make you feel so welcome and special. But the real difference is the level of service that Derwent House provides. The staff are just amazingly friendly and do everything that they can to make your stay so pleasurable. Honestly, do not stay anywhere else in Cape Town as you will not find a better place to stay than Derwent House
Glen, ie5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Home away from home
Amazing breakfast, amazing service, great location. Stayed 6 days would go back.
Randall, ca5 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
It was wonderful stay. Staff was courteous and knowledgeable of the area. They helped planning our day everyday. Breakfast was amazing.
Ajit, as2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10,0
excellent service,
mania, ca5 night business trip
Very good 8,0
Thank you!
Well located in the downtown area. The standard rooms are so tiny you can't fit a suitcase anywhere. Space is too limited for 2 people. It was a bit loud but it's downtown so it has to be expected. Main area is beautiful and there is a fireplace which makes the room cozy and comfortable. Breakfast is good and the staff is beyond helpful. The owner is a nice lady and was friendly
Martin, ca3 night romance trip

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