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Kensington Place

Kensington Place

I arrived on a Saturday afternoon and was swiftly welcomed in by the smiling host on duty, Mark.  My bags were taken from me and I was immediately offered a glass of sparkling wine accompanied by delicate roast tomato canapés, in the new bar area.

Mark led me up to my suite with glass doors opening onto a large balcony with mountain and garden views. Small touches like in room laptops, skype phones, i-pod docking stations and a chilled welcome bottle of sauvignon blanc make relaxing as well as staying in touch, very simple in these suites. I loved the little red leather “emergency box” with headache & heartburn tablets, plasters and mints.

I was reluctant to leave my deep bath with gorgeous Molton Brown products but had little time to soak before heading out to a wedding party nearby. Access to busy Kloof and Long Streets is quick and easy, with nearby great restaurants – Bombay Bicycle, Van Hunks and Saigon to name but a few.  Returning later that night, the turndown included candles lit along the edge of the bath. I needed no assistance in falling asleep in these comfortable beds with gorgeous crisp linen.

Well rested, I awoke to birdsong in the garden below. Breakfast, served alongside a warming fire, includes fresh juices (I chose mango), cereal and fruit salad and the usual cooked options.

It was a very brief stay but this boutique hotel retains it’s place as one of Cape Town’s smallest & finest with wonderful hospitality and service.

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