Derwent House

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Deluxe Suite, 1 Bedroom, Terrace, Mountain View | Terrace/patio

Overview of Derwent House

Derwent House

4.0 star property
4-star guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Kloof Street

9.6/10 Exceptional

158 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24/7 front desk
14 Derwent Road, Tamboerskloof/Gardens, Cape Town, Western Cape, 8001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Computer station
Feel at home
  • Private bathroom
  • Cable/satellite TV service
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cape Town City Centre
  • Table Mountain - 9 min drive
  • Camps Bay Beach - 7 min drive

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)

About this property

Derwent House

4-star guesthouse in the heart of Cape Town City Centre
At Derwent House, you can look forward to a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and a garden. Treat yourself to a massage or other spa services. In addition to a library and dry cleaning/laundry services, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • An outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, a computer station, and luggage storage
  • A 24-hour front desk, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff
  • Concierge services, free newspapers, and a front desk safe
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Derwent House include thoughtful touches such as pillow menus and air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi and safes.
Other conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Recycling, LED light bulbs, and eco-friendly cleaning products
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • TVs with cable channels and DVD players
  • Electric kettles, daily housekeeping, and electrical adapters/chargers


English, French, German, Xhosa, Zulu

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a ZAR 2000.00 fee, and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing is available for a ZAR 1600.00 fee
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 15
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No onsite parking
  • Onsite carport


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Room service

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 1 building/tower
  • Built in 1932
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • An outdoor pool


  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Xhosa
  • Zulu

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television
  • Satellite TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Espresso maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Smartphone with 4G data speed, limited data usage
  • Electrical adapters/chargers

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Eco-friendly toiletries
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • LED light bulbs
  • Recycling
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Local maps

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 350 per room (one-way)

Hygiene & cleanliness

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; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

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; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

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

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

On-site PCR COVID-19 testing is available for a ZAR 2000.00 fee, and antigen/rapid COVID-19 testing is available for a ZAR 1600.00 fee.


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

This property uses eco-friendly cleaning products.

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 accepts credit cards and cash.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Derwent House offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Derwent House does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Derwent House?
This property confirms that onsite COVID-19 testing (PCR screening) is available for a fee. Furthermore, onsite COVID-19 testing (Antigen/Rapid screening) is available for a fee, disinfectant is used to clean the property, and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
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.
Is parking offered on site at Derwent House?
Sorry, there's no onsite parking at Derwent House.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Derwent House?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 350 per room one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Derwent House?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Derwent House?
No, this guesthouse doesn't have a casino, but GrandWest Casino & Entertainment World (16-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Derwent House and nearby?
Derwent House has an outdoor pool and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Derwent House?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Black Sheep (3-min walk), Carne SA (3-min walk), and Yindee's (5-min walk).
What's the area around Derwent House like?
Derwent House is a short 4-minute walk from Kloof Street and 7 minutes' walk from Table Mountain National Park. The local area is considered walkable as well as being good for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






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10/10 Exceptional

excellent place to stay in Capetown
Excellent 5 stars
SEVERINO, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

DAN, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great bargain in Canucn. Best place in downtown
Great place, especially for the price. Walking distance to all downtown restaurants and activities and only a short drive to the Hotel Zone and beach. Great service and very secure locked free parking with a 24-hour attendant. Good to have a car when staying in Cancun to see everything, no matter where you stay. Beautiful pool. Rooms could use a bit of updating but they are large with very comfortable beds and great amenities like large showers, with the best water pressure ever.
Floyd, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A truly outstanding hotel
The service was amazing and the room was both comfortable and decorated with taste and style. We felt instantly at home.
Diana, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Staff were awesome
Austen, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful place and wonderful staff and owners. Everyone was so friendly and helpful.
3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Hidden Gem!
Amazing place, fantastic staff and great ambiance. Will definitely stay with them again. World class!
scott, 6-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Derwent House is a very special boutique hotel. From the personal touches for our honeymoon, to the wonderful breakfasts, to the welcoming and caring staff, this is a great place for a vacation. The property has a beautiful pool, rooms are bright, clean and unique and there is 24/7 staff to make you feel very comfortable and safe. Luca and his team kicked it off with welcome drinks and helpful info and they continued their excellent service from there. Highly recommend to all travelers, great central location in Cape Town also!
4-night romance trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The Derwent House team are special. Genuinely friendly and concerned that you have the best experience with them . The hotel has such a welcoming vibe and you can truly relax there . Breakfasts are top notch and the afternoon bakes are something to look forward to . We loved being able to relax in the lounge at the end of a sightseeing day . Brilliant hotel and staff. !
5-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A wonderful hotel with highly professional attentive staff that really make you feel welcome
5-night family trip
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