Accommodation rating: Superior
Kensington Place is located in the quiet, leafy suburb of Higgovale in Cape Town. It is a five minute walk to Kloof Street, a popular area full of restaurants and shops. Its central location makes it an ideal base for visits to historical sites, vineyards, nature reserves and beaches as well as the city centre and the V&A waterfront.
Featuring just eight suites, Kensington Place is an owner operated, small intimate hotel. The quietness of the area makes it feel like a country retreat, despite its closeness to the city. All suites are modern and contemporary in design; they are stylish and decorated in neutral colours. The hand picked furniture works really well with the feel of the property. All but one suite has a balcony with views over town towards the Atlantic Ocean. The suite without a view has a beautiful bathroom. Often used for honeymooners, it is separated from the rest of the property adjacent to the plunge pool and the outdoor dining and relaxation area. All rooms feature state of the art audiovisual facilities including an iPod docking station, electric safe, laptop and Skype phone.
Although Kensington Place only offers breakfast in the room rate, formal three course dining can be arranged three days a week whilst light dining is available seven days per week. The bar is open 24 hours and snack boxes or picnics can be arranged if you so wish. Staff have a very 'can do' attitude and nothing is to much trouble as they try to make your stay as stress free as possible. This property would suit those into modern, fresh design and looking for a boutique hotel in a city location. If you are looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the V&A waterfront then this quiet, leafy suburb may be what you're looking for.
Please call 020 3813 2966 for more information or to make a booking.