Old world charm, and very comfortably furnished with great lounge areas. Also very good location in the City Bowl. My room was great and quiet, with a very comfy bed. Pamela and her staff are very friendly and helpful. Pamela changed the date of my stay on short notice without any penalties, which I was grateful for. The breakfast exceeded my expectations.
We visited in 2019 and have a lovely stay and could not wait to get back into town, once we could travel again! We were pleased to find that the Parker Cottage's central location, clean and comfortable rooms, friendly staff and superior breakfasts had not changed at all. The place is charming and it is near to all of the places on Kloof Street. We can get to just about anywhere in Cape Town in less than 15 minutes. They have a longstanding relationship with a Driver/guide, Chris, who was totally worth booking for a few days, including a day tour around the Cape. Parker Cottage was always ready to make meal reservations, buy online tickets for Table Mountain, etc. If you need something, just ask them! We fully recommend it as your home in Cape Town.
Parker Cottage was very comfortable - plenty of space in our room, great living room areas to sit by the fire at night with a drink for a game or chat, wonderful breakfast each day to get us started right (including a muffin and coffee on our EARLY departure day). Location was very convenient for walking to restaurants (great suggestions from the hosts) and very easy access to roads leading in and out of town for attractions. We would stay here again and have recommended it to others already.
We spent our last night in South Africa at Parker Cottage. The design, hospitality and location were perfect. It was safe and cozy with fun restaurants a short walk away. The garden was lovely and Jameson and Tomas were welcoming and informative hosts. Would 100% recommend to anyone looking for a a Cape Town getaway.
We spent 2 nights at Parker Cottage and were overall very pleased with the facility. The staff was very welcoming and friendly (we spoke primarily with Jameson and Pamela). The food at breakfast was excellent (Jameson said the kitchen is where magic happens!) and there was a selection. They also kindly accommodated my wife's dietary restrictions. The room was super spacious with a very high ceiling including a fan for summer and heating for winter. The room also included a fireplace which was prepared to lite and also had spare wood. Note: The floors are old wood so there is no being quiet when walking around. Its an old Cottage and that added to the feel. However, the floors were super lacquered and extremely slippery. Even with bare feet we would slip and slide if we were not careful. Sound does travel in the Cottage so visiting with young children or staying up late in the comfortable lounge area could disturb other guests. There was no view from the window except of a fence but that was fine. The front of the Cottage has a covered place to sit with tables and chairs. There is a small garden and also a pond with 3 rather large fish. The facility had a very secure feel with a remote front gate, second gate by the front door and also key entry. Remember Cape Town is not the safest city but we we felt very safe at the Cottage. Water in South Africa is very precious and the Cottage advises guests to be aware of that and even provides a bucket to collect excess running water which they then use for watering the plants. Overall a very lovely stay.…
Pamela and team are so incredibly welcoming! The guest house is finished to such a high standard, design has been considered and is in keeping with its history. It's an incredibly homey and lush place to stay :)
Spent a lovely four nights at Parker Cottage. Location superb for Table Mountain and plenty of restaurants nearby. Breakfasts are amazing, the fruit parfait amazing, English breakfasts and specials every morning set you up for the day. Rooms spacious with everything you need including Bluetooth sound speaker. The common lounge areas comfortable and relaxing. Small selection of beer and wine for a relax at night. This is a quiet relaxing guesthouse if you want to be up all night drinking then this won’t be for you. All staff friendly and knowledgeable would recommend to anyone staying in to Cape Town
We have stayed at Parker Cottage previously and feel like it is our South African home. We love all the comforts and friendliness the entire staff exhibits to make each guess feel so special! Always a wonderful rest in cozy beds and you awake to have a fabulous breakfast. Pamela is a fabulous hostess and puts her heart and soul into serving the guests. She shares this enthusiasm with her staff and they do the same.
Pamela is a wonderful host and has the most charming and exquisitely designed rooms in the cottage. We had a lovely 1 night stay and had the most comfortable sleep throughout our long journey! It’s very kid friendly and the breakfast was just delicious by the lovely garden. If you’re visiting with family and need a quite comfortable and stylish place to compliment the lovely Capetown, then look no longer.
A delightful base full of period charm from which to explore Cape Town, conveniently situated for all attractions (and the CBD) and within easy walking distance of many restaurants and bars, as well as The Company's Gardens, Mount Nelson Hotel etc. I stayed a week. Pamela and Tomas and all the staff are personable and professional hosts, going out of their way to make you feel welcome and providing a first-class concierge service. Breakfast on the terrace or in the garden is a delight, with a daily special dish on offer and everything freshly prepared, all served on a crisp white tablecloth. The attention to detail throughout is noticeable. My room was spacious, the bed comfortable and the shower room impeccable. No TV (good). The two conjoined Victorian cottage are tastefully decorated and offer two lounges in which to relax, with a useful choice of travel literature available. All in all, an excellent alternative to a bland 4* hotel.…