Cape Town Hotels


Palm House

At a Glance


  • there's a stately feel about the 1920s proportions of this beautifully restored historic building
  • helpful management and staff make you feel nothing is too much trouble for them
  • airport shuttle available


  • breakfast is served only until 10 am, making lie-ins difficult

Palm House Review

Towering palms dominate the manicured lawns of this peaceful guesthouse straddling the border of Kenilworth and Wynberg, a 20-minute drive from the city. The house is an enormous, stolid affair, built in the early 1920s by a protégé of architect Sir Herbert Baker and filled with dark wood paneling, wood staircases, and fireplaces. Bold floral fabrics and reproduction antiques decorate the large guest rooms. Upstairs rooms benefit from more air and light. Guests often meet for evening drinks in the drawing room.

    Hotel Details

  • 10 rooms
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.

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