All these comments have been received in the last four years (since we have owned Parker)
For more, please see our Trip Advisor Reviews!
"We had a wonderful time in Cape Town. Parker cottage is like a home away from home. You have really gone an extra mile to make us welcome and it almost felt like staying with a good friend or relative from Cape Town! We really hope that we had more time to enjoy Cape Town and your fabulous breakfast." Wei Pang and May May, Singapore, April 2013
"I just checked again my credit card statement and wanted to send you a belated thank you note. I have received the credit from Agoda on my card now and everything is in order. Thanks for all the effort that you have taken to get that re-fund executed. That together with the great stay that we had at your place makes for an excellent customer experience and we know where we will stay when we go to Cape Town next time! And so we have told our friends…" Ulrike, Germany, April 2013
"We wanted to send a note of thanks for our delightful introduction to Cape Town chez Parker. We felt welcomed, at home, and well taken care of throughout our stay. And surrounded by beauty, indoors and out. It was truly a vacation, and a place we could imagine returning, time and circumstances permitting." Meg and Duke, Boston, April 2013
"Thank you for a wounderful time with you! You were so lovely and caring and we felt we were in heaven. Every thing with you was perfekt. The room, the staff, the food and the athmosfere. We couldn't ask for more." Lotta and Gote, Sweden April 2013
"We loved being there and felt we had a base in CT to work from. We can't honestly think of any shortcomings in what you offer -what does impress is the training and motivation of your staff -that is not easy across the range. And of course you both add the rest." John and Mary, London, April 2013
"I really enjoyed my stay with you and particularly valued the genuine care and interest you all had in what we were up to.As I said at the time, I'd rate your hotel as the best I have stayed in during all my travels (and I've done a lot including some very well established places like the Danielli)! I put this down to the elegance, charm and relaxed style of the place along with the wine evening and breakfast of course." Matt, Swansea, April 2013
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Parker Cottage and we think you have got things just right. It's hard to know how you could improve things as everything was perfect - location, ambience, room, service, breakfast, staff, honesty bar etc. (and of course price!). We also really appreciated all the little touches such as local info on walks and restaurants plus all the extra things you did for us too with organising very reasonable car hire, taxis, tickets etc. which is a huge help when away." Kate and Henry, London, April 2013
"We so much enjoyed staying at Parker Cottage, and will certainly highly recommend it as a place to stay, and enjoy a most fabulous breakfast! We miss SA and do hope to get back some day. We have much more to see!" Barbara and Dick, USA, April 2013
"We passed a marvellous week at Parker Cottage in November 2012. From the very beginning Parker cottage welcomed us very friendly. During our stay we felt a familiar and service minded atmosphere. We enjoyed the lovely breakfasts with several dishes, including fresh fruits and the surprise “today’s special”. Phil, Liz and their staff were always there to help us out with both big and small questions. We appreciated the wine evenings they arranged, we spent a nice time chatting with the other guests.
Thank you for making our days in Cape Town unforgettable. We warmly recommend a stay at Parker Cottage." Eva and Bengt, Sweden, April 2013
"We can assure you that we had a very good time at Parker Cottage and that never before we experienced such a cordial hospitality and excellent service. Without doubt we would choose Parker Cottage again at any time, and we very much hope that our next trip will be in the foreseeable future." Martina and Walter, Zurich, April 2013
"You have service down to the fine art that it is, provided with intelligence and genuine generosity of spirit, every single one of you. It was a joy to be a guest in your Cottage. It was such a treat to sit out in the mornings in the garden and commune with the water and the birds and flowers, a true sanctuary, as I said to you."
Naida, Ottowa, March 2013
"We had the most amazing trip and a lovely stay at Parker Cottage thank you. We will definitely be recommending you to any friends or family travelling to Cape Town in the future. We honestly can't think of anything to improve on I don't think! The house was immaculate and beautifully decorated. Our room and bathroom were amazing as were the lovely fluffy dressing gowns! Breakfast was yummy and set us up for the rest of the day. We also really enjoyed the wine evening - really nice way to get to know you both and the other guests."
Sarah and George, UK, March 2013
"We have had such a great time at Parker Cottage and in SA and we will for sure come back one day! Thank you for making our stay so wonderful - we definitely felt "at home" in your beautiful bedrooms and throughout the whole house. All the staff are so wonderful and friendly and kind. Well done, really. It was nice to stay in such a clean, tidy and safe place - and also such a special place."
Valerie and Renata, Hamburg, March 2013
"Thank you so much for making our first days in Cape Town so unforgettable. You were definitely the best guesthouse we stayed in during our trip! Your breakfast was just heavenly, you gave us such a warm welcome and your tips and recommendations were the best! Thanks so much and we would also like to wish you a wonderful new year with lots of surprises and success!"
Sarah and Alexander, France, January 2013
"So keep up the good work we would say, we will definitely recommend Parker Cottage to others. Beyond the beautiful guesthouse and the wonderful breakfast, the real added value of Parker Cottage, in our humble opinion, are the very personalized service and the extremely helpful and hospitable attitude of the whole team – a big plus compared to many other places!"
Hilde and Alessandro, Bruxelles/Milan February 2013
"We loved our stay and honestly wouldn't change a thing! The accomodations were inviting and comfortable, the breakfasts were delicious (and so filling -- we hardly had to eat lunch), and we appreciated everyone's help with rentals, recommendations, etc. We would not hesitate to recommend Parker Cottage to anyone traveling to Cape Town (and we hope to encourage many of our friends to do so)."
Bharat and Paige, Washington DC, January 2013
"We had a fantastic time at Parker Cottage. Diana and Lexi were wonderfully helpful in every respect, from giving us great advice on things to do and places to see, to booking restaurants, coach tours, and cable car reservations for us. We could not have asked for better hospitality. The room was excellent (small bath and proximity to the front door were no problem), and the breakfasts! They kept us going straight through to dinner, no lunch necessary. We'll certainly return to Parker Cottage should we come your way again and in the meantime we are sending you at least one couple in the very near future."
Steven and Monica December 2012
"You and your team are doing a wonderful job. You've got a beautiful guest house, great tips to eat and explore Cape. We'll definitely recommend your place!"
Guilherme and Nicole, San Paolo, December 2012
"I actually tell no lie when I say there is absolutely nothing I can think of to improve Parker Cottage, it is obvious that endless amounts of time has gone into the development of the finest bed and breakfast (in my humble opinion) in Cape Town! Parker Cottage is so much more than just a bed and breakfast, you (Phil and Liz) and actually all of the PC team, go out of your way to make your guests stay in Cape Town have the best possible experience. There is now no other place in Cape Town that I will stay because I am 100% sure that they will never reach Parker Cottage levels! Greeted every morning with a friendly 'hello' from whoever was pottering around at Parker Cottage or running inside to prepare INCREDIBLE breakfasts! I have missed my fruit and freshly squeezed orange juice so much....and the full English breakfasts, well, they are just something else. I know you won't agree that I actually had a full English breakfast because I will admit, I am a little bit fussy at times and never actually ordered the whole thing (!) but every day breakfast was amazing and I love that it is all so local."
Hannah and Lucy, London, December 2012
“I wanted to thank you for our great experience staying at Parker Cottage last week. Mona and I are back in Washington after our vacation in Cape Town and Kruger. We had a very comfortable and enjoyable stay at Parker. Thank you for arranging everything so nicely for us. I will recommend Parker to our friends here in DC and I wanted to send you a separate note to say thanks. Please pass on our appreciation to Yusif as well -- he did a great job in your absence the first couple of days -- and also to Babalwa and Thandeka. All in all, it was a great vacation and we have some wonderful memories of South Africa!"
Sree and Mona, Washington DC, July 2012
"We appreciated the pick-up from Chris at the airport, Yusif's evening greeting and assistance, Bab's and her colleague's amazing breakfasts and your warm welcome and ideas for how to best get around in Cape Town and what we needed make sure we got to. I have been mulling over whether there are any suggestions that I would make for you to consider. At the moment, I really can't think of anything. We felt at home and very comfortable at Parker. A couple of things I particularly appreciated that I would encourage you not to change are: the availability of wine and beverages in the kitchen on the honor system (I know this is not uncommon, but I really appreciate it), providing the unexpected snack when we arrived late our first night - that was a great surprise and the book with listings of recommended restaurants."
Paula and Nathan, USA July 2012
"I have little to offer but gushing praise for Parker Cottage. From my welcome to my goodbye, your hospitality was impeccable and very greatly appreciated. I came to South Africa not knowing a soul but was made to feel remarkably at home by you and by the entire Parker staff. The cottage itself had a warm and refined air that I found very pleasing, and the premises were very well maintained. Your commitment to greenness and to social causes, e.g. fair-trade coffee and envelopes made by HIV sufferers, was highly impressive. The breakfasts were simply scrumptious, and the availability of specials and the ability to make custom orders were nice touches. The large table in the dining room was a wonderful feature, as it made breakfast a very social occasion. From assistance in finding a lens filter to excellent restaurant recommendations, even my time away from Parker was made easier and more enjoyable than it would have been had I had to manage on my own. I enjoyed the tours of the Cape Peninsula and the Winelands to such a degree that I must also put in a good word for Chris and Dudley."
David, Vancouver, 2012
"We were very happy with our decision to stay at Parker Cottage and much appreciated your kind hospitality. It was a bonus to have so many lovely restaurants within walking distance and, should we return to Cape Town, we wouldn't hesitate to stay with you again."
Trevor and Maureen, Perth, May 2012
"I really appreciated the service you both provided. The personal help with planning our visit, dinner reservations, calling taxis, helping with car rentals, and the patience you both have. We definitely appreciated the late breakfast after we totally slept in past noon on our first night (that was beyond our expectation). We appreciated the availability of internet and computers and being able to have things printed (this was sorely missed at other guesthouses subsequently). Thanks so much! I hope to be sending some friends and family your way and I know they will be in excellent hands."
Monique and Chris, New York, May 2012
"We are back in the crazy Johannesburg life with a sore heart – we wish we were at Parker Cottage. Thank you very much for a wonderful time – it is just what the doctor ordered!!! I feel totally relaxed from a relatively short time away. Your guest lodge is a very special place with a wonderful vibe that encourages one to leave your troubles at the door – actually down the road – and just reconnect back to yourself.
The friendly welcome, great room, coffees and teas, biscuits, wine evening and let’s not forget the breakfasts – WOW, WOW, WOW!!!! I do not have enough words to express the thanks you deserve."
Kevin and Penelope, South Africa, May 2012
"We're so glad Charlie & Breda introduced us to you guys, we had an amazing time. Nine times out of ten we're ready to go home at the end of a 2 week holiday but this time we didn't want it to end. We would give constructive criticism and thought long and hard about it but there's not a single thing you can improve o. Thanks for being the perfect hosts. Fingers crossed, we'll see you again next year."
Marlize and Matt, UK, April 2012
"We had the most amazing time in South Africa and we tremendously enjoyed staying at your place. You and your team made us feel most welcome! You really have a unique jewel of a guesthouse, a house that shows your warmth, your heart and your love in every detail. If we ever have the chance of owning a guesthouse or a restaurant or anything in that category we would hope that our personality would shine as much as yours in every way. "
Bali and Bent, Denmark, April 2012
"Thank you very much for the lovely stay we had in Cape Town, you made our first visit in your beautiful city and region a very memorable experience. Our stay with you was delightful, and beyond the lovely house you have so elegantly decorated, the people of Parker Cottage are the souvenirs we will cherish for a long time!”
Jean Noel and Christophe, March 2012
“Himank and I wanted to thank you again for the lovely time we had in Cape Town. Our stay was all the more nicer because of the lovely hospitality we received at Parker Cottage. We were pleasantly surprised by the effort each of you took to ensure that all the guests had a good stay in CPT and we appreciate all the help! We really couldnt have asked for a nicer place to stay at for our honeymoon!”
Githanjali and Himank, India, March 2012
“But thank you and the entire parker team for your hospitality! We had an unforgettable stay - and I still miss the parker. Breakfast! Didn't expect the freshness of all the products! We felt home thanks to you all. That's what you promise and you deliver and live this credo. Believe me I can judge as I am working in a similar industry and get to see many things!”
Urs and Cyrill, Switzerland, March 2012
“Thank you for your hospitality and I very much liked to stay with you in your beautiful "Parker Cottage".Keep on your way as you have done it before, people to stay with you can be lucky with you and your always friendly staff!”
Henning, Germany, March 2012
“We want to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay at the Parker Cottage. The rooms, service, staff, amenities, food, logistical support, etc. were outstanding. You couldn't have made us feel more relaxed and "at home." And, with your help, we got to see quite a lot of the Cape without a great deal of hassle on our part. Thanks again.”
Dick and Chattye USA March 2012
"I just wanted to thank you for your hospitality during our stay over the weekend, which was phenomenal and much appreciated by all. You are doing an amazing job, and we would recommend Parker Cottage at the drop of hat…in fact, already working on parents to see if they fancy a trip out there. I do hope I will get to stay with you again in the future."
Kassa, Canada, February 2012
"My sisters and I had such a wonderful time staying at the cottage and visiting Cape Town in general. It is one of the best holidays I have had. Your breakfasts were to die for and we all ate way too much so all three of us are now on various diets in an effort to get rid of those unwanted pounds :-(. Parker Cottage will certainly be at the top of the list of a place to stay on my next visit to Cape Town"
Primrose and Patience, February 2012
"Thank you for your e-mail. We both loved out short time at Parker Cottage - a lovely oasis of calm and tranquility. We loved the garden and the decor in the room and I have to say it was our best breakfast in SA! "
Catherine and Ed, Oxford, January 2012
"We both really enjoyed our stay in South Africa, and also our stay at Parker Cottage, and we've both really struggled to think of anything we think you could do differently. The food was fantastic, and we particularly loved the daily breakfast specials - they were a lovely touch. The room totally exceeded my expectation, especially as it was called your 'Cosy' room, and it was really quite spacious! You were both very helpful and so welcoming - the coffee and juice and use of shower of arrival was generous and just perfect having just got off a long flight. So all in all we can totally see why you are rated so highly on TripAdvisor - it was a fantastic stay."
Katy and Fraser, Scotland January 2012
"We loved our stay at Parker Cottage. You showed us great hospitality and we love your house. It is so wonderfully decorated with special colours and furniture in every room. We really felt that you have thought through all the details! And the breakfasts on the patio was also very nice, and the service was great!"
Karin and Family, Sweden, January 2012
"First of all we would like to thank you again for our unforgettable stay at Parker: the warm hospitality, the delicious breakfast and good coffee, all the help we received with luggage, restaurant, taxi and tours in the Cape Town area, the wonderful room and of course we will not forget our very interesting wine evening!"
Xandra and Guido, Switzerland, December 2011
"I can't think of anything that needs to be changed, every guest house evolves to have it's own unique character and the historical style of Parker Cottage is very welcoming, the rooms are so comfortable and breakfast certainly adds to the need to diet on our return home because it's all so delicious."
Oriel and Alan, Zambia 2011
"Choosing Parker Cottage was pure serendipity. Every aspect of our stay was just delightful. I have always been known as a straight talker and would, if there were anything we felt needed improvement, tell you as requested. I simply can't. It was my intention to contact you to thank you for your warm hospitality but you beat me to it. You really go above and beyond for your guests."
Teresa and Rob, South Africa, December 2011
"I think I promised Liz a review or at least a comparison of Parker Cottage and the other places we stayed while in South Africa. Needless to say, Parker Cottage won our overall award. And here are some reasons why:
· The décor was so inviting and it takes a special eye to make an eclectic mix work. Liz's sense of style really looks as though it came from the pages of a home magazine. Loved the contemporary artwork mixed in antiques and great paint colors.
· Little touches such as the tray of meats & cheeses, as well as the glasses of wine, awaiting us in our room when we arrived so late at night was so thoughtful
· I especially liked the lavender scrub provided in the bath – most times these types of toiletries are not "nice"
· Your breakfasts were awesome and portions substantial. It was so nice to have a choice! Possibly we were just lucky to be there when Phil's mom was visiting, but I believe you probably always offer a choice of most anything.
· Your staff is amazing – always so cheery (especially Marie) and nice to see the same faces each day
· Best of all, the two of you were perfect – very helpful, but never over bearing. Your suggestions were great and very much appreciated."
David and Michelle, Colorado, November 2011
"We couldn't be happier that we chose Parker Cottage, and we enjoyed every moment of our stay, both with you and in Cape Town. What a wonderful city. I'm so glad we added on extra time for Cape Town and had three whole days and some fractions to wander around and see for ourselves why we should have spent even more time exploring. Thanks so much for your hospitality; we appreciated feeling so much at home while so far from home"
George and Amy, USA, November 2011
"It was certainly a very enjoyable experience staying at Parker, especially for a first time visit to Cape Town. For someone who can find fault with anything I failed at Parker and would recommend your guest house to anyone in the future."
Ron and Linda, Jersey, November 2011
"We loved Cape Town and Parker Cottage. I think you have the best breakfast going - that was probably the thing that swayed me into choosing you because you mentioned your breakfast specials on your website and it caught my eye."
Kathy and Catherine, Canada, October 2011
"Our holiday in Cape Town seems like such a distant, albeit wonderful memory. You really know how to look after your guests and we so appreciated your hospitality - we had the most amazing time, and have been raving about Parker Cottage to everyone who has unfortunately asked about our holiday.Chris is still going on about your breakfasts . . . we have just spent a lovely weekend at the Banyan Tree Al Wadi and each morning he was comparing the breakfasts, "not as good as Phil's at Parker Cottage." I think this will be his mantra wherever we go in the world now!"
Chris and Ruth, Muscat September 2011
"Abbiamo passato una bellissima luna di miele con voi al Parker Cottage! Grazie per la vostra ospitalità, per le serate dei vini, per la colazione ogni giorno diversa e abbondante, per la vostra semplicità e cortesia e per averci aiutato nella scoperta di Città del Capo. E... Grazie Phil per tutti gli sforzi per parlarci in italiano!!"
Daniela e Giomaria Sardegna July 2011
“I think it is your genuine friendliness, attention to the multitude of details in running your B & B, outstanding food and wonderful wine tasting Sunday night that combined to make our visit to Parker Cottage truly special. The Pomegranate Room was very nice. The other guests that we met at Parker Cottage were very interesting and we enjoyed chatting with them at breakfast and over wine.”
Esther and John, New York July 2011
"We have to say that we enjoyed our stay at Parker Cottage and will have no difficulty recommending you to our friends. We can't find much to say regarding improvements. We found all of you most welcoming, commencing with the drinks session on arrival."
Gilles and Virginia June 2011
"We certainly enjoyed our stay at Parker Cottage; the only thing regret of our trip is not to have enough time to stay at Parker Cottage. Your hospitality really impressed us (especially the night when we arrived, which you patiently wait for us and go through all of the restaurants that we can have dinner); we have been to quite a few places in the world, and we have never encountered greater warmth anywhere else. Keep it up."
Shawn and Dawn, Hong Kong June 2011
"We so loved our stay at Parker Cottage and we will certainly recommend your beautiful house to anyone and everyone we know off to to Cape Town. We really can't think of anything else to feedback as we really were v happy customers. We will certainly return to you if we come back to the Cape."
Katie and David UK June 2011
"Very best wishes with your continued success - you certainly deserve it.
Seriously, you are a real professional. You take care to spend time with all your guests. You make people feel welcome and special. And the warmth and hospitality of your staff says a great deal about your staff management skills - and your humanity. It was a pleasure to stay."
Jane and Geoff, UAE, March 2011
"We had the most wonderful stay at Parker Cottage, and will ensure that every Cape Town trip is spent with you. I love secluded hide aways in a vibrant location, and Parker Cottage was perfect in this regard. In fact Parker Cottage was perfect in every regard!"
Sean, Richard and Sandy, Dubai. March 2011
"As you know, we stayed at many wonderful places during our 10 days in South Africa and I wanted to drop you a note to let you know how much we enjoyed our stay. With respect to how we would rate your services ... well, you'd be number one in lots of areas -- host friendliness and welcome, your wonderful and friendly staff (especially Marie and Donovan), your beautiful home (we especially love the porch) your "made to order" breakfasts, your computer and internet access helped keep me connected at home and I am sure I'll think of more but these are really standout areas vs. the other guest homes we visited."
Cheryl, Alex and Laura, Michigan (Jan 2011)
"You have managed to create a fantastic B&B and there is truly nothing that we could suggest improving - your attention to detail and warmth of welcome is just great. The room was extremely comfortable and spacious and as for the breakfasts what can we say - delicious. We also really enjoyed (to our surprise) the drinks on the terrace this is not something we would normally do but it was a lovely way to meet the other guest and get a chat with yourselves."
Sandra and Willie, Glasgow (Jan 2011)
"We have very much enjoyed our stay at Parker Cottage. It was just perfect! Nowhere else did we receive this kind of (5-star!) service. The room was spacious and cool, and breakfast was very good. So, we will certainly recommend you to our friends and family and of course we will stay at Parker's if we should ever come to Cape Town again."
Wim and Moira, Brussels (Jan 2011)
"When we talked about b&b in south africa you mentioned the high competition. We can only say: RELAX, on our journey to PE we can only say, that you set the benchmark and no other accommodation could reach your lovely house, the hospitality and the great breakfast. Although everybody has to try to make things better, some things should stay the way they are!"
Wolfgang and Sandi (Jan 2011)
"We had a wonderful stay at Parker cottage. You are both superb hosts and concierges! From our perspective everything was perfect from the room to the breakfasts to your high level organization which left us with little to worry about except to have fun – and that we did."
Perry, Emmy, Steve and Karen, Vancouver
"Not only is Parker Cottage a lovely oasis, but the warm welcome that you offer your guests is especially appreciated. Thank you for all the wonderful suggestions you offered, including car rental, restaurants, and Cape Town sights. It made our much too brief stay more enjoyable and enabled us to experience some of the best of the area in the limited time we had. We likewise found the discussion over wine and snacks with other guests to be very stimulating. One of the reasons we especially liked to stay at Parker Cottage is that the atmosphere encourages such exchanges among people from all over the world."
Jeff, Jane and Betty, USA
"I have been to Egypt, Jordan, Peru, Argentina and Brazil since I saw you last. In all those countries and places there was nowhere that compared to the hospitality and warmth of your wonderful cottage. Look forward to seeing you again"
"Be certain that whatever brings me or us to Cape Town, Parker Cottage will be the residence of choice, and the first destination to move to."
Ton and Kai, Amsterdam
"I can't think of anything you can do to improve on perfection. You and your family and staff are all so conscientious and sweet. We've stayed at a lot of B&Bs and the only one that comes close is Wild Horse Inn near Winter Park, Colorado, but since it's on the other side of the world, you don't have to worry! I do appreciate your having a wine evening while we were there. Also, all the guests were interesting and fun to talk to and it was nice to see all ages mixing together. Your itineraries were spot-on."
Chris and Randy, D.C.
"Having experienced several other guest houses in South Africa, I can honestly say that Parker Cottage was by far the best. It really was perfect. You had just the right balance of amenities, coziness, and charm. You and Liz have got it to a science! And Yasseen was just icing on the cake. His tour was unforgettable and he was such a generally nice guy to be around. I will recommend Parker Cottage (and Cape Town/South Africa) to any of my friends looking for the trip of a lifetime."
Drew and friends, Washington D.C.
"We all want to thank you and your staff for helping to make our stay in Cape Town an unforgettable experience. We already miss the creative and delicious breakfasts, our super comfortable rooms, and your helpful advice. Liz and Phil, it was a great experience all around staying at Parker Cottage. Thank you for taking such good care of us. If only all our travel accommodations were so pleasurable."
Edward, Marla and family USA
"We had a fab time in SA and enjoyed our stay at Parker's Cottage very much. Loved the brekkie and big bed, not sure what improvements we could come up with, and that's a good sign. Believe me, we are critical :). We definitely will be back, so just keep up with what it is like now and our return will be as pleasant as our stay this time."
Peter and Omar, London
"We had the holiday of our lives, I think! You did just fine, couldn't have been any better. Parker Cottage was really a surprise for all of us, and now everybody is asking me how I did find you in the first place. We encourage everyone to go there: you're small and that's the charm of the place - keep it small and beautiful.
Arriving there end of Jan I told my companions that you'll get personal service - and I think they realize now what I meant. Never felt so much as a whole large family at a hotel as over these days in Cape Town. Make no mistake: if we'd come to S Africa again - we'll stay with you."
"Siamo rientrati ieri in Italia, è stato un viaggio davvero indimenticabile per molti motivi, uno di questi siete senz'altro voi. La vostra accoglienza, disponibilità e cortesia ci hanno davvero colpito e reso memorabile il soggiorno nella Città Madre. Ancora grazie di tutto non vi dimenticheremo, parleremo di voi a tutti i nostri amici che visiteranno il Sud Africa."
Mauro e Barbara, Milano
"After having been spoilt at Parker, we decided that you and Liz have managed to straddle the precarious balance between being involved and available, yet unobtrusive. Thank you again for a truly special and classy stay."
Yvette and Rachel Durban and New York
"It's more than a month since we stayed with you but the memory lingers on. Thinking back on our trip to South Africa our stay with you was a fantastic starting point. You have created such a wonderful atmosphere in your house that we were made to feel like dear friends that were guests in your home. Hospitality and generosity are the key words and the way you created a real house party of all your guests on your wine evenings added that little extra something. We will truly never forget you and hope to be back soon! You can use the attached photos if you want. Congrats on your new acquisition – No.1.
Just so you know, we have several friends who are planning trips to Cape Town and we have urged them all to stay with you! In our feed back to our travel agency we recommended that they send all their guests to you."
Gisela and Anders, Sweden
"We would all like to thank you for making us feel so welcome and for helping us to enjoy our time in Cape Town so much. Your assistance with the collection of the hire vehicle was very much appreciated as was all the information you provided us with, it really helped us to get the most out of our short period in Cape Town. The wine and nibbles evening was a really nice touch and it meant that guests got to know a little about each other and to join in. I personally have never stayed anywhere around the world that has done anything like this and I think it is a great idea and a great success."
Lorraine, Peter, Karen and Pip (Gerald)
"Jullie wonen in een hele leuke wijk waar je gemoedelijk buiten kunt wandelen en om de hoek een coffeeshop of restaurant. Alles binnen handbereik en Capetown is de moeite waard! Je vroeg of ik nog aanbevelingen had, wel eigenlijk niet! Jullie formule, familiair, vertrouwen en flexibiliteit daar houden wij van en zeker van jullie persoonlijke touch. Een borrel met elkaar drinken met een zekere vrijblijvendheid is speciaal. Even contact maken met de andere gasten, ervaringen uitwisselen of tips van jullie ontvangen onder het genot van heerlijke wijn moet je in ieder geval erin houden! Zo te horen blijven jullie in beweging om alles nog meer te vervolmaken qua interieur ofschoon het tot nu toe al heel smaakvol ingericht is. Met veel geduld en liefde benaderen jullie de gasten maar ook het personeel, aller vriendelijkst."
"We had a wonderful time, I honestly loved staying at Parker. Your house is so beautiful, I loved the decor and furnishings and the lovely relaxed, welcoming atmosphere you and your team have perfected. I sincerely hope we are able to come back."
Christine, Sally, Dominic and James UK
"Thanks very much for your hospitality, you made us feel very welcome and at home. We particularly enjoyed the wine evening - it was great to mix with yourselves and the other guests. And of course we don't need to tell you how great the breakfasts were, especially the specials. We can honestly say we've never had waffles, fruit & ice-cream for breakfast before (yum yum!)."
Rachel and Martyn UK
"Looking back at my Cape Town week, I feel so lucky that I selected Parker Cottage, with its characteristic architecture and delicate interior, a temple of good taste. Being myself an experienced and certainly spoiled traveler, I nevertheless cannot remember ever having been victim of such overwhelming hospitality as delivered by Liz and you and your devoted staff. Be sure we will recommend Parker Cottage to anyone going to Cape Town (except nasty people!)"
"We've absolutely nothing to complain about and must add that the quality of your hospitality was quite exceptional"
Paul and Chris, Luxembourg
"I just wanted to say a belated thank you from us all for looking after us so well when we stayed at Parker Cottage. The reality exceeded the expectations from what we had read and we all agree that Cape Town and your fantastic guest house was one of the highlights of our trip."
Martin, Elaine, Tamsin, Amy and Calum, Glasgow
"We stayed at Parker Cottage the first time in November 2008 just after Phil took over. The best greeting I've had at a guest house was given by Phil the first morning "Welcome home Paul". That captures the feeling as so many previous postings have written. Just wanted to post again how comfortable and relaxing a stay at Parker Cottage is."
Paul and Laurie, Jo'berg
"Our stay in Parker Cottage is one our best memories of Cape Town! It felt more like we were visiting family than staying in a paid accommodation. Everything was wonderful—the rooms were lovely, the staff polite and professional, and you were of course great. We loved the wine and chat sessions, and we are very, very appreciative of your gifts to Henry for his birthday. It meant a great deal to us. One of the best things also, was getting to know more about the people, politics and culture of South Africa."
Patricia and Henry, Atlanta
"Thank so much for a wonderful stay. Our memories from Cape Town will be that much fonder because of our time at Parker and the thoughtful service of people like you, Antawn and the rest of your staff."
Edward and Bridget, Canada
"Phil, we had a tremendous time in Cape Town, and your hospitality was a certian contribution to our successful stay. We found it unmatched throughout our stay in SA. The q.o.d. sundowner tradition couldn't be better idea and I know it was as much fun for us as it was for you. You and Liz are running a wonderful guest house, one I would highly recommend to friends."
John and Emily, Washington
"I cannot think of anything I might change or improve. The sheet music wallpaper in the bathroom was very original. We loved the exposed brick "portrait" downstairs. It's beautiful! And the little decorative chickens on the breakfast tables were such fun."
"I'm glad you liked our review [ on TripAdvisor]. It is really true: you have such a wonderful place and you are so friendly and helpful. Everybody has to know that."
"It was really wonderful to end our trip at Parker Cottage - we couldn't have been made to feel more welcome by you and your staff and wish to thank you again for everything. The time you spent trying to sort out our airline problems was so very appreciated - thank you again for your kindness."
Jan and Jim, Canada
"Yes this vacation exceeded all our expectations in various ways - not least of all by the hospitality, openess and friendlyness afforded to us by our South-African hosts. Excellent food, friendly service and superb wine made it a thoroughly enjoyable experience for all of us. Phil you had a good part in making our stay in Capetown a very enjoyable one. We thank you for it."
Peter and Yvonne, Switzerland
"Cape Town wouldn't have been as nice if we hadn't met you. Staying with you was unique. We never had a host like you before. Thank you once again for your help, kindness and care. When asked for Cape Town we will always recommend you B&B, and when we visit again, we will surely stay at yours again. It's a pity, that we hadn't enough time to sit with you at the veranda and chat."
Armin and Witti, Germany
"We had a lovely time in Cape Town and at Parker's cottage. I thought the location was great, really good to get to most places easily. Service was excellent and breakfast best we had the entire trip."
"Your response was by far the most comprehensive, certainly gives the traveler a feeling of security to know their hosts are so well organised! I myself worked for 11 years in the hospitality industry and left Cape Town 10 years ago. I was highly impressed by your response and congratulate you."
Tamsyn, South Africa
"Thanks again for giving us such a wonderful stay. The house is lovely, the breakfast's fantastic and your helpfulness and enthusiasm were really well appreciated - please don't ever change anything! We are spreading the message to everyone we speak to."
Nigel and Kate, UK
"We truly enjoyed our stay with you at Parker Cottage; your hospitality was excellent, your staff were very courteous and jolly, the breakfasts were indulging(!) and the "drinks evenings" very innovative. As we mentioned before, we have not experienced such a welcome in a guesthouse before and have already given recommendations to colleagues."
Antonia and Vincenzo, Capri
"Thank you very much for our stay. You are so good with guests, you made us to feel at home at once we met you. It seems as you know exactly what guests like – that is hospitality and some glasses of wine and a funny chat and a nice bed and a good breakfast. You have it all and more than that!"
Elisiv and Lars, Sweden
"Nogmaals dank voor de gastvrijheid en complimenten voor de manier waarop je Parker Cottage tot een gezellige en prettige accommodatie maakt door je persoonlijke aandacht voor de gasten."
Hanmark en Kim, Holland
"I wanted to send you both a note to let you know that we enjoyed our stay at Parker Cottage. The best part was Anton's company, his friendliness and his "nothing is too hard for me" attitude. :-) Too bad we missed meeting you, Phil. We enjoyed Liz' s company at your evening wine gatherings and the company of the other guests at Parker."
Aparna and Subhash