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About Palm House

The Palm House was designed by a protege of renowned architect, Sir Herbert Baker in the early 1920's and has been fully restored to its former grandeur. The Palm House, A Luxurious Interlude. Majestic palms surround this exclusive retreat overlooking the magnificent Constantiaberg. The Palm House is conveniently situated in Kenilworth, minutes from both the Claremont's and Cape Town's CBD and the beaches. It is an elegant and sophisticated guest lodge, an ideal destination for those here on business or for pleasure. Wood panelling, intimate alcoves, large fireplaces and rich fabrics create a warm ambience. 9 beautifully decorated en suite rooms and 1 suite. A sumptious South African breakfast is served daily from the elegant breakfast room, or, during the summer months, on the patio. Magnificent swimming pool and terrace set in manicured gardens. Cosy library with fireplace and bar. Children are welcome with due regard and respect to other guests.

  • Type: Hotel
  • Sleeps: 44
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 3 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Laundry Facilities*
  • Braai/Barbecue
  • Swimming Pool
  • Gym
  • Indoor Fireplace
  • Satellite TV*
  • Kids Stay Free

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German
  • Xhosa (isiXhosa)
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa
  • AA Highly Recommended
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Availability and pricing

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  • Double En-Suite Double En-Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Queen Suite (7), Sentry Suite (8), Bismarck Suite (9)All these Suites have 1 standard double bed, Full en-suite bathroom... see more
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      • Luxury Double En-Suite Luxury Double En-Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 3 Carprentaria Suite (1), Kentia Suite (2), Macarthar Suite (6)Suites have 2 standard double beds, full en-suite bathrooms... see more
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          • Superior Double En-Suite Superior Double En-Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Phoenix Suite (3), Washington Suite (5)All these Suites have 2 standard double beds, full en-suite bathrooms. Rooms are... see more
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              • Family Cottage Family Cottage Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Rooms / Units: 2 Family Cottages in the grounds have 1 room with double bed and 2nd room with 2 single beds and a shower room.dstv , dire... see more
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                  • Executive Double En-Suite Executive Double En-Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Palm Suite (4) This suite has a Queen Bed, full en-suite bathroom. It also benefits from a separate large lounge and a... see more Features:  Bar Fridge
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                      • Carmel Cottage Carmel Cottage Sleeps 6 Includes: B & B 2 bedrooms have double beds. The 3rd bedroom has single beds. Shared bathroom. Large lounge area, sofas and table with... see more
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                          • Pool House Pool House Sleeps 6 Includes: B & B Pool House is overlooking the pool and gardens. Accommodation is 1 Queen, 1 Double Bed, 2 Single Beds,2 Bathrooms and 2... see more
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                              • Gate House Gate House Sleeps 4 Includes: B & B Family Cottages in the grounds have 1 room with double bed and 2nd room with 2 single beds and a bath shower room.dstv... see more
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                                  • Superior Suite Superior Suite Sleeps 2 Includes: B & B Royal Suite (10)This suite has a Queen Bed, full en-suite bathroom. Room Equipped with Safe, DSTV, Fridge, Tea & Coffee... see more
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                                      Reviews for Palm House

                                      3 guest reviews Reviews of

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                                      Dr Polatin
                                      19 October 2009

                                      Upper Wynberg wouldnt have been my first choice of a location to stay in the Cape Town area, but I had 2 days of business here and wanted to avoid a commute. I picked the Palm House primarily because of its location, not really knowing what to expect. What a pleasant surprise! A spacious, clean and comfortable room in a charming old mansion, wifi, attentive service, and outstanding food. Plus, a pool in which to work out my frustrations at the end of the day. All in all, Palm House provided a wonderful refuge after my workday was done. And it is actually very well situated as a location from...
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                                      Russell Peinke, South Africa
                                      18 February 2008

                                      Nothing was too much of a problem. Staff were fantastic.

                                      Dorian Flynn, United States of America
                                      14 June 2007

                                      The manager was especially helpful. When we arrived there was no hot water in the downstairs. So he obligingly let 4 of our group move to 2 other cottages for the night. The room service food was exceptional. Breakfast was delicious, prompt and served by delightful waitstaff. the security guard was helpful and pleasant.

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                                      Palm House is 9.7km from the centre of Cape Town , the nearest airport 15.1km (Cape Town International Airport).
                                      *Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling