Our Guestbook

All these comments have been received in the last five months (since we accepted the wonderful role of being the new owners of Parker Cottage Bed and Breakfast).

For more, please see our Trip Advisor Reviews!

We've never stayed at a 5 star hotel before but I think we have now. From the moment we stepped through the door to the moment we left we were treated like friends. Pamela, the owner, went out of her way to provide information. The recently renovated rooms were beautiful and the breakfasts were, without doubt, the best breakfasts I've ever had and I've had a lot. The staff were unfailingly friendly and attentive - we will be returning but will have to book very early as the secret will be out about this gem.

Sean M, United Kingdom, July 2017

Pamela and Thomas have only recently taken over this place but are already making their mark. Everywhere is fresh and clean, the house is welcoming and the philosophy that it is a house for guests is so true. Guests can roam all the downstairs rooms, including the kitchen to make coffee or get a glass of wine. Pamela spent a lot of time with guests explaining what to do, where to go (and not to) and answering any questions no matter how trivial. The breakfasts were innovative and unrushed, and all of the staff were helpful, smiley and wonderful. Even Vodka (the dog) was a delight. We had had a hectic couple of weeks in South Africa and this was the best end to it. Fully recommend it and hope to go back one day.

JaceyLaw, United Kingdom, July 2017

We had the absolute pleasure of staying at Parker Cottage 5 nights and experiencing 5 breakfast feasts for our honeymoon and I'm still sad we left. After long days my husband and I quickly resorted to saying "when we get home..." the cottage is has a farm house chic feel with all comforts accessible which makes it home quickly. The highly secured entrance made you feel safe, excellent eateries and city tours at your doorsteps, and I must repeat about the delicious feast that are worth waking up early on vacation for. Tomas will set you up with all you need to know/reserve, staff is detailed/delightful and lastly make sure you hire Chris or his extensively trained drivers to tour you around their wealth of knowledge of the city is entertaining/eye opening. Everything at Parker Cottage is worth every single penny.

Sandy & Ryan, July 2017

Parker Cottage is perfect! It's a perfect blend of luxury and a laid-back atmosphere. Pamela is an incredibly helpful, kind, and flexible host, and all the staff are accommodating and friendly. The breakfast (and coffee) is delicious. I have stayed here twice and will definitely be going back.

Samara L, Canada, 2017

We stayed in the Family Suite at Parker Cottage for 4 nights. It was fantastic!! The location is very convenient, with great restaurants nearby. The staff was extremely accommodating. For example, they prepared our delicious breakfasts early when we had to leave early one morning for a Peninsula Tour. They also helped us arrange to have some of our luggage sent to Parker Cottage from Kruger National Park when we had lower luggage limits for the Botswana portion of our trip. Everyone is extremely friendly. The Family Suiite is perfect for people needing 2 rooms.

844Bob_, Florida, June 2017

This is about Chris, tour guide, rather than the B&B itselfThis is about Chris, tour guide, rather than the B&B itselfChris took my friends and I on a one day driving tour around the Cape Peninsula all along the coast. We went to all the sites - Cape of Good hope, Cape point, Hout Bay, Simon's town
He was very knowledgeable, did not rush us and let us choose what we wanted to do. His rate was also very reasonable.
His car was extremely comfortable and even if you don't book this B&B (which I heard is lovely from my friend), if you need a guide, consider Chris.

fk10875, United Kingdom, June 2017

My son and I recently traveled to Cape Town, South Africa and spent a week at the Parker Cottage. We could not have been treated better by the wonderful staff. I can't say enough nice things about them and their wonderful place. It is located close to Long Street and the Garden and not too far from the popular Bo Kop Neighborhood and the Waterfront. I highly recommend staying here. Pamela the owner could not have been more gracious. Tomas, Jameson, Donovan, and all of the other staff were very friendly. The breakfasts were all tasty and presented well. We loved our stay in Cape Town. It is such a beautiful, vibrant city. Our stay was enhanced because we stayed at a place that was a great value for our money with people who truly care about their guests. Warm Regards, Mike Mower and Alex Mower, Salt Lake City, Utah

mikelmower, Utah, June 2017

We spent six nights at Parker Cottage & cannot have been happier. The guesthouse is very comfortable, clean. A home away from home. The breakfasts are delicious on the front porch. The staff is very kind and helpful. Practically anything could be arranged - restaurant reservations, tickets, transfers. The location is ideal - many restaurants in the vicinity & the city center is very close. I would not hesitate to recommend this guesthouse. We hope to visit Cape Town in the future. We spent six nights at Parker Cottage & cannot have been happier. The guesthouse is very comfortable, clean. A home away from home. The breakfasts are delicious on the front porch. The staff is very kind and helpful. Practically anything could be arranged - restaurant reservations, tickets, transfers. The location is ideal - many restaurants in the vicinity & the city center is very close. I would not hesitate to recommend this guesthouse. We hope to visit Cape Town in the future. Lorette

Suerte2011, Israel, June 2017

To be honest i didn't expected an upgraded room for us, Thank you to the owner.To be honest i didn't expected an upgraded room for us, Thank you to the owner.The facilities is way beyond you can imagine and the breakfast are absolutely superb cook by ... We do enjoy our stay here a lot, more than a warm welcome.
When we arrived staff name Jameson greeting us so gently and friendly ( If you seeing this messages i'd like to Thank you all )
The room when we arrived was neat and clean, Bathroom quite nice and the bed so comfy. 
I'll recommend Parker Cottage to anyone for sure.

Guest, June 2017

we stayed here in view of the previous reviews and we were certainly not disappointed, Pamela and all her staff here could not do more to ensure our stay here was perfect and it certainly was. We arranged for the airport transfers through Pamela and Chris was prompt and waiting for us and was really friendly and helpful. The house is beautiful really nicely presented and we had a lovely room which was large,clean and immaculately finished with good bathroom/shower and the room had lovely furniture and comfortable bed.The breakfasts were superb with a large choice and plenty available with different options each day.It was lovely sitting on the veranda and enjoying the lovely garden.Everyone here is so friendly and helpful you couldn't wish to meet nicer people.We had an early departure and we were still offered breakfast to help on our way. Use of the kitchen was really handy for a cup of tea whenever you wanted. Tickets to local sights can be arranged here which was helpful and plenty of advice available on local restaurants and sights which were only a short walk away. We found the local area was always safe and had no problems walking around.We are certainly planning to come here again on our next trip.Thank you Pamela and everyone here on making this such an lovely and enjoyable stay.

derek085, United Kingdom, May 2017

We had a wonderful 3 night stay at this cottage. I can not fault anything about it.We had a wonderful 3 night stay at this cottage. I can not fault anything about it.
The room was lovely, great decoration and extremely comfy bed and great shower was lovely. The breakfast were great and had ample choice. The staff were friendly and helpful and we were given excellent advice regarding tourist attractions to visit.
The transport arranged by the cottage was great and excellent price.
The location is a short taxi/uber ride to the tourist areas. There is a big red bus stop within a few minutes walk which is also convenient.

Richard_0562, United Kingdom, May 2017

We had a lovely stay at Parker Cottage. Pamela is great. Really helpful and informative and so laid back she gets you in to holiday mode. Arranged tickets for Table Mountain for us to beat the queues.We had a lovely stay at Parker Cottage. Pamela is great. Really helpful and informative and so laid back she gets you in to holiday mode. Arranged tickets for Table Mountain for us to beat the queues.Parker Cottage is in a great location for walking in to Cape Town city during the day and on a night for meals out but without feeling like it is in the middle of a busy city. Sitting in the garden is nice and quiet. Breakfast is amazing and difficult to choose! Make sure you stay enough nights to work your way through everything. But the omelette was so nice I couldn't resist having it again!We will definitely stay here again next time in Cape Town (hopefully not too long...)

jenfurS-S, United Kingdom, May 2017

We recently stayed at Parker Cottage for one week during our stay at Cape Town. Not only was the accommodation superb- beautifully appointed rooms, amazing gourmet breakfast and serene gardens, but each and every member of the staff was welcoming, pleasant and professional. Pamela, our hostess, exceeded all of our expectations. So sweet, accommodating and capable. We were visiting family and she very graciously welcomed our three boys into the fold. It was not uncommon for us to arrive on the veranda for breakfast and find one of our family having coffee and reading the paper, just as if they had been guests at the hotel. The location is well placed, within an easy half hour walk to the Waterfront and within easy walking distance of great restaurants and shopping. We truly would recommend Parker Cottage- we don't know why anyone would choose to stay anywhere else while in Cape Town. Thank you for such a lovely, warm welcome.

Eileen O, CO, May 2017

This was our second visit to Parker Cottage and although the owner has changed it still is THE place to stay.. Such very friendly staff , great atmosphere and the legendary breakfasts. Ideally positioned with views of Table Mountain with many very good restaurants within a five minute walk. Nothing was to much trouble and help and recommendations freely given. The rooms are all different and well decorated and furnished with extremely comfy beds....This was our second visit to Parker Cottage and although the owner has changed it still is THE place to stay.. Such very friendly staff , great atmosphere and the legendary breakfasts. Ideally positioned with views of Table Mountain with many very good restaurants within a five minute walk. Nothing was to much trouble and help and recommendations freely given. The rooms are all different and well decorated and furnished with extremely comfy beds....Hopefully we will be back again in the not to distant future..

Sue894, Spain, May 2017

We stayed in Parker cottage for 3 nights as a party of six.The breakfast are divine with an excellent choice,yogurts, parfait,fresh fruit ,pancakes,juices and a wide range of cooked dishes.Weather permitting breakfast is served on the terrace,An honesty bar is available for guests use and tea and coffee can be made whenever you want. Pamela and the team are very helpful and will arrange tickets for various attractions eg Table Mountain and Robben Island.The whole Parker Cottage Team including Vodka go the extra mile to make your stay special. Thanks Pamela

Borareback, United Kingdom, May 2017

My wife took me by surprise to Capetown celebrating my 40th Birthday and could not have made any better choice for our accommodation. Knowing I like authentic, local experiences she booked us into Parker Cottage. Quality of rooms and breakfast are impeccable but what stroke us most was the thorough and genuine care Pamela and her team took of us. Each member of the team is of such kindness which made breakfast and coming "home" after a day of excursions always a moment of joy and relaxation for us. The various tours which Thomas helped us organizing can pride themselves with the same attributes: top quality and sincerely careful. A heartfelt thank you for an unforgettable week in Capetown full of discoveries and plenty of interactions with many beautiful people.

Henri M, Germany, May 2017

We loved our three night stay at Parker Cottage. Pamela is a wonderful hostess who makes you feel relaxed and at home immediately. All the staff are lovely, so friendly and helpful.The room we had was spacious and had everything we needed. A quick trip to the kitchen for early morning tea to take back upstairs was no hardship. The breakfasts were gorgeous and eating them outside in the lovely garden under a huge orange tree was a treat. It is a beautiful old building with a very calm atmosphere in a quiet area ideal for walking into the city. I wish our stay had been longer and would love to go back one day.

Bernadette S, Middlesbrough, April 2017

We (2 parents - 3 children : 5 adults) spent a week here in April under the new owner . We had rooms 9 and 10, then actually used 4 and 7 later in the week - our request. The rooms are wonderful, the beds of highest quality and all amenities provided. The new owner, Pamela, is a wonderful person, attentive to her guests in every way, and has retained the phenomenal staff that has been there all along. They assist with you with every detail of your stay and visit to the area.We (2 parents - 3 children : 5 adults) spent a week here in April under the new owner . We had rooms 9 and 10, then actually used 4 and 7 later in the week - our request. The rooms are wonderful, the beds of highest quality and all amenities provided. The new owner, Pamela, is a wonderful person, attentive to her guests in every way, and has retained the phenomenal staff that has been there all along. They assist with you with every detail of your stay and visit to the area.
The rooms were all very nice. Good air conditioning if needed, showers and amenities very nice!
There is a refrigerator in the hall where you can store your wine that you buy touring around the wine country!
Breakfast was WONDERFUL each day. (Served to us by Nompilo :) ) Excellent assortment of choices (The Desmond Tutu omelette was 5 thumbs up!!), fresh juices, coffee and tea and you never leave hungry! Sit outside on nice days, or in the dining room if nature requires.
Nice wine selections for afternoon or evening choices. Kitchen open for coffee, tea, snacks all day/night self-catered.
Tomas helped with daytime ventures and restaurant reservations/recommendations. We took 3 day trips with Chris Hannival's designate (Ron - his adult nephew!! - excellent driver and guide). All well worth the time and cost for certain. Beautiful sites and education about South African history and culture. We had booked a trip for shark cave diving with the old owners - bit of a gliche when we arrived, but solved perfectly by Pamela and Tomas!!
We spent one day at the Kirstenbosch gardens and from there hiking up Skeleton Gorge to the top of Table Mountain - AMAZING!
Easy access to hiking up Lion's Head as well on a different day.
The house is in a perfect part of the city for walkable exceptional restaurants (Millers Thumb, Fork, Black Sheep and Kloof Street House). 
And, if laundry is necessary - as we were there a week with another week to safari - it's a 2 minute walk to the laundromat - right next to a nice pub for a drink during the wash cycle! (The Cottage will do your laundry as well!)
I am so glad we selected Parker Cottage - it will remain our selection of choice when we return in the future!

Jollyger, Washington, April 2017

I have a feeling that the new owner will raise the already high standards Parker Cottage staff and service already uphold. Charming hostess, smiling staff, incredible breakfast, comfortable rooms, great recommendations, and a service-first attitude. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Parker Cottage, so much so that we encouraged the travel agent who booked our safaris to try to visit while in Cape Town for a convention. I have a feeling that the new owner will raise the already high standards Parker Cottage staff and service already uphold. Charming hostess, smiling staff, incredible breakfast, comfortable rooms, great recommendations, and a service-first attitude. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Parker Cottage, so much so that we encouraged the travel agent who booked our safaris to try to visit while in Cape Town for a convention. 
We walked to most major sights which is our preference. Tickets for the Table Mountain cable car, Robben Island, restaurants, etc. can be made by the inn. 
The drive service they use is excellent. The drivers we had for full day tours were well - informed and enthusiastic about their area. Chris did our airport transfer and a full day Cape Peninsula tour. Ron drove us to the Winelands, and included far more than just visits to wineries. We felt we received an interesting and educational perspective from both. The tours were great and a good value. 
To sum up, Parker Cottage is not a B&B. It is a small, comfortable, warm, relaxing, service oriented inn. Book now!

Travelingspud, CA, April 2017

We just stayed 3 nights here at Parker Cottage, and thought it was fabulous. The breakfasts on the verandah and a late afternoon beer and wine on the same verandah were a highlight. There were a number of great restaurants local. Very friendly team of Pamela, Tomas and staff made our Cape Town stay so much more personable than a hotel. Would definitely recommend.

markwbuckley, Australia, April 2017

We had stayed at Parker Cottage a few times under the previous owners and were interested to see that Pernile, the new Swiss owner, had spruced the place up (more to come, apparently) but has maintained the brilliant standard of service that Phil had established. Lovely fresh breakfasts and lots of support if you need any help or guidance around town.

David M, United Kingdom, April 2017

We stayed for four nights in the Pomegranite "Beautiful" class room. Everything about this B&B is outstanding with the best comments saved for the wonderful hot breakfasts outsife on the veranda or in the garden,We stayed for four nights in the Pomegranite "Beautiful" class room. Everything about this B&B is outstanding with the best comments saved for the wonderful hot breakfasts outsife on the veranda or in the garden,
The location is on a quiet, secure street within walking distance to restaurants and essential shops.

HaroldandSusan, Vancouver, April 2017

Pamela and team are running a real paradise in Capetown: Beautiful garden, delicious breakfast, super helpful tips for trips, restaurants etc., we could go on forever telling highlights about Parker Cottage. On top, they have been utterly helpful when I really needed them. Due to bad tap water I drank on top of the table mountains, I got really sick. In the middle of the night we had to ask them to call an ambulance. It was just mindblowing how friendly and helpful they have been. Without them it would have been a nightmare for us. We will definately stay again in this lovely B&B with lovely Pamela & Team again when being back in Capetown.

Isa_Juergen, Germany, April 2017

Once again I do not know where to start! This is by far the best Bed and Breakfast in Cape Town. I just cannot fault it. There is nowhere I would rather be. Pamela is the new owner and she is absolutely delightful and makes you feel like a really good friend. I feel so safe at PC and I love all the staff so much. It is so central which is fantastic. An Uber is never more than 4 minutes away and they are very reliable. I stayed in the Kane Room this time which is the 'smallest' but it is still incredibly spacious. The breakfast is absolutely divine. I wish I could have stayed longer! I will be back soon, it's almost worth travelling to Cape Town specifically to stay at Parker Cottage! Everyone makes you feel so welcome and they are all so so helpful and kind.Once again I do not know where to start! This is by far the best Bed and Breakfast in Cape Town. I just cannot fault it. There is nowhere I would rather be. Pamela is the new owner and she is absolutely delightful and makes you feel like a really good friend. I feel so safe at PC and I love all the staff so much. It is so central which is fantastic. An Uber is never more than 4 minutes away and they are very reliable. I stayed in the Kane Room this time which is the 'smallest' but it is still incredibly spacious. The breakfast is absolutely divine. I wish I could have stayed longer! I will be back soon, it's almost worth travelling to Cape Town specifically to stay at Parker Cottage! Everyone makes you feel so welcome and they are all so so helpful and kind.
Thank you so much once again for an unforgettable stay.

Hannah C, United Kingdom, April 2017

It is impossible to imagine a more delightful place to stay than Parker Cottage. It combines the warmth and intimacy of a B & B with the attention to detail and superb service of a boutique hotel. Much to my surprise and delight, when I made a booking with the cottage, they got in touch with me to help me plan my itinerary in Cape Town. They proved to be remarkable travel agents. They work with the best tour guides and drivers imaginable and their restaurant recommendations were spot on. I especially appreciated the management’s concern with promoting ethical and sustainable tourism. My guides Ron Martin and Michael Letlala (the latter of the amazing Coffee Bean Tours) were incredibly well-informed as well as being wonderful individuals. Their tours were both enjoyable and educational. My room in the cottage was magnificent - tastefully dedicated and spotless. For once the much-touted breakfasts lived up to their billing. I stayed for nine nights and each day, breakfast was different and delicious. The (extensive) staff at the Cottage couldn’t be better. My thanks go to Tomas, Jameison, and Yangele (apologies for any spelling errors) for making my stay so memorable. While I was at the Cottage, there was an ownership change. Long-time fans of the Cottage shouldn’t worry. The new proprietor, Pamela Naylor, is terrific; obviously up to the challenge of maintaining the Cottage’s high standards. My only advice to prospector travelers is to make your reservations early. The Cottage tends to be at perpetually at full occupancy.

Bordentownguy, New Jersey, March 2017

What a lovely place! Cute guest house, Parker Cottage is located in a very quite neighborhood. Pamela and the staff are just amazing and very attentive. They made us feel at home and offered us a very personalized service doing everything they could to ensure us a memorable stay - which it definitely was. Each room is characterized with a unique style and decoration. Their breakfast is delicious and fresh. The menu a la carte offers from yogurt and fruits to a wide selection of egg dishes in addition to a daily special. We also enjoyed having our breakfast on the terrasse. What a lovely place! Cute guest house, Parker Cottage is located in a very quite neighborhood. Pamela and the staff are just amazing and very attentive. They made us feel at home and offered us a very personalized service doing everything they could to ensure us a memorable stay - which it definitely was. Each room is characterized with a unique style and decoration. Their breakfast is delicious and fresh. The menu a la carte offers from yogurt and fruits to a wide selection of egg dishes in addition to a daily special. We also enjoyed having our breakfast on the terrasse. Make sure you don't miss this place when visiting Cape Town!

yousrasaddi, Lebanon, March 2017

Parker Cottage has just gone through a transfer of ownership, but the quality was exactly what we hoped for from the reviews. Excellent service from the owner, who provided us with an 'orientation' of Cape Town. Similarly, the entire staff is incredibly warm and kind toward guests in a way that really makes the place feel like home. Parker Cottage has just gone through a transfer of ownership, but the quality was exactly what we hoped for from the reviews. Excellent service from the owner, who provided us with an 'orientation' of Cape Town. Similarly, the entire staff is incredibly warm and kind toward guests in a way that really makes the place feel like home. 
Location is excellent. If you have a car, finding parking is not too difficult. Wifi is strong. Rooms are very comfortable. 
The highlight is breakfast, which is the best my wife and I have had at a hotel.

nickkilstein, India, March 2017

We arrived late at night, but Chris picked us up from the airport and gave us an orientation upon our arrival - everything was super smooth and easy (such a kind welcome note in our room). My room was lovely (#10) and quiet in the back of the house. We took advantage of many of their restaurant recommendations within walking distance and in Camps Bay and appreciated their help making recommendations. They arranged our Table Mountain tickets, etc. Pamela arranged a masseuse to come to Parker and I had the most fabulous massage! Highly recommend. If we couldn't arrange an Uber, they were more than happy to arrange transport for us. The breakfasts were just lovely. Make sure to take the time to enjoy them. Wish I could have stayed longer and highly recommend and would love to go back!

Mona, Virginia, March 2017