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Kensington Place

Kensington Place

Kensington Place is just outside of Cape Town in Higgovale. This is one of the coolest boutique hotels in the greater Cape Town region and is unashamedly designer-styled and techno hip. The décor is delightful and well selected, not just for the sake of being different but to create an ambience. The advantage of its position in Higgovale is that the hotel is within striking distance of all that Cape Town has to offer, not to mention its excellent view of Table Mountain.

Guests can choose from seven Superior Suites and one Standard Room. The Superior suites are fitted with either king-size or twin beds, while the standard room has a queen bed. All the rooms are large, air-conditioned, and have balconies offering great views of Cape Town and Table Mountain. The in-room décor is beautiful with an excellent use of color and texture, timber and fabrics, linens and fresh flowers.

Bathrooms are also large and feature marble, timber, and either a free-standing or sunken bath. Molton Brown amenities, hairdryers, a mini bar, dressing gown, slippers, luxurious power showers with contemporary fittings, and thick towels complete the list of luxurious touches. Additional amenities in the rooms include satellite TV, iPod docking station, Skype phone, and laptop with free WiFi.

Kensington Place tries to go the extra mile by providing guests with a number of great extra services such as a beach bag with beach towels for your day at the beach, a snack box for take along on your daily excursions, a DVD and music library for leisurely evenings (or the occasional rainy day), or a “pamper session” for your tired body. The staff is also happy to arrange for you visit a local gym, golf at one of Cape Town’s many excellent golf courses, take a day trip to the Cape Winelands, visit Robben Island (once Nelson Mandela’s “home”), or tour Cape Town’s historic district.

The service at Kensingon Place is personal and friendly. They will even go so far as to offer breakfast at any time of the day. If you are not up for breakfast until mid-afternoon, so be it. It will be brought to your room with a friendly smile. The room service menu offers a number of tasty snacks available any time of day.

Within easy reach of Kensington Place are many restaurants, serving a variety of foods. The hotel can recommend just the thing to suit your tastes. There are outstanding steakhouses featuring dry-aged beef and venison. Or perhaps you have a craving for fresh seafood, delicious crayfish, or abalone from the local waters. Or perhaps you will find the Malay curry dishes to be the perfect combination of the spices from the east (cardamom, star anise, cinnamon, cumin, and ginger).

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