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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 and free parking
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From 1 631 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Awesome vibe
Tasty breakfast
Great location
Great room

Derwent House

from ZAR 2,184
  • 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
  • South African National Gallery - 22 min walk
  • Greenmarket Square - 25 min walk
  • Castle of Good Hope - 36 min walk
  • Cape Town International Convention Centre - 36 min walk
  • Kloof Street - 4 min walk
  • Long Street - 16 min walk
  • Signal Hill - 35 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 17 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 3 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 20 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • 24-hour check-in
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Due to drought conditions, water restrictions may apply at this property until further notice. For more details, please contact the property using the number provided on the booking confirmation email.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 15

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) not allowed


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Bar/lounge
  • 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

In the room

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

Derwent House’s small print

Also known as

  • Derwent 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


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

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.

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Recent reviews

Exceptional 9,8 From 82 reviews

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, usTrip 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, usRomance 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, ieRomance trip
Exceptional 10,0
Home away from home
Amazing breakfast, amazing service, great location. Stayed 6 days would go back.
Randall, caRomance trip

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