A boutique hotel is a small hotel which typically has between 10 and 100 rooms in unique settings with upscale accommodations and individualised unique selling points. The term was actually coined by Steve Rubell who compared a hotel he co-owned to a boutique. The boutique hotel trend has since spread across the world and Cape Town is no exception.
Derwent House is one of the top boutique hotels in the Mother City, the hotel is furnished in a themed, stylish and aspirational manner as typical of most boutique hotels with a live and welcoming establishment that is decorated with African artifacts, imbuing you with a sense of belonging in the mother land. With a pool and outdoor Jacuzzi, this boutique hotel is located just a 2-minute walk from the restaurants and shops in Kloof Street.
Derwent House offers free fibre-optic WiFi, each air-conditioned room at the hotel comes equipped with a flat-screen TV with a DVD player. The rooms have a private bathroom with a bathrobe, slippers and amenities. Hot water bags placed in each room with such attention to detail for service in this chilly Cape town weather warms up your heart to their hospitality. Some rooms even offer a free view of the world renowned Table Mountain! There is also a self-catering studio available in the adjacent building. Free tea, coffee and cake are available throughout the day on the sun deck or in the bar. When weather is chilly, guests can relax by the fireplace with a complimentary glass of port or sherry. The staff is diligent and forever ready to fulfill your needs during your stay.
Each morning sees a mouth watering breakfast buffet with a selection of hot or cold breakfast. This is compliment with their delightful bakery products from the croissants, the lime and lemony cake. If glamour is what you had in mind for your stay on Cape Town you have found it with Derwent House. It’s no easy feat for a small hotel like Derwent House to be listed as one of the top accommodation spots in the city but of course don't just take our word for it, visit their website for more information and bookings.
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