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From our very first email contact with the delightful owners, we knew that we were in good hands. They even helped arrange our rental cars and gave us good advice regarding our trip planning. Friendly, responsive and efficient service greeted us then and continued throughout our stay. The guest house is centrally located in Cape Town, permitting fast and cheap Ubers to wherever you want to go. They booked our tickets for the cable car up Table Mountain, the ferry for Robbin Island, and a private car to do a day trip to the Cape Peninsula and were always ready with suggestions for dining out.

Located in a lovely garden on a quiet street, the beautifully decorated place felt like an elegant and warm home. The staff was so welcoming, yet unobtrusive, never far way and ready to meet our every request. The room cleanliness was unsurpassed in our 5-week trip through South Africa and it was airy, well-appointed and comfortable, as was the bathroom. The only thing less than perfect were the two single mattresses that were pushed together to make a large king-sized bed. They were of different firmnesses and were not the most comfortable (we could feel a ridge where they meet in the center). However, we slept fine, but based on the rest of our experience there, we expected divine...

In our 5 weeks of non-stop "full English breakfasts" eaten across the country, Parker Cottage stands above them all with an inventive, delicious and beautifully presented breakfast menu (with several different menu choices every day - no two days were the same). While it would be worth staying there just for the breakfast, the overall experience is what will bring us back to Parker Cottage the very next time we come to Cape Town. We made a great choice staying there and recommend it to you!

A1272FNjohn, Ashburn, Virginia, June 2019

Our stay at Parker Cottage was wonderful. It was the perfect quiet respite from the city, with beautiful rooms and living rooms that are ideal for relaxing. On a chilly night, the fireplace in the living room was so cozy. Its location in Tamboerskloof is excellent, within walking distance from a variety of nearby restaurants. Pamela and the rest of the staff were so gracious, helpful, and friendly - we felt so at ease and every request or question of ours was promptly addressed. They had excellent suggestions of how to structure our time in Cape Town and work with a wonderful driving company that took us around for two different day tours, each a great experience. The attention to making you feel at home and taking care of every wish is exquisite. In addition, we met other interesting travelers there and had wonderful conversations with them around the dining table and in the living room. We couldn't recommend Parker Cottage more highly!

SChandlerP, June 2019

Parker Cottage, Tamboerskloof , is in a wonderful position with Table Mountain up the hill behind the cottage. Our room was charming (although being news freaks we had to ask for a TV to be put in the room - book one when making your reservation). The management and staff are all extremely helpful: advice on eating out (lots of very good restaurants/cafes nearby; places to visit; help with transport, etc. Must also mention the terrific breakfasts - served on the terrace by (the always smiling Jameson). The city centre is an easy walk from Carsten Street and both the Hop-on/off and the Myciti buses have stops nearby. This was our third visit to Cape Town and we will certainly be back.

Freedom21273928024, Somerset, United Kingdom, May 2019

My partner and I spent a lovely, heart warming night at Parker Cottage. The ambience, attention to detail, service, friendliness and all round hospitality was exquisite. Recommend to anyone looking for a home from home stay in Cape Town.

Gour L, April 2019

If I could I’ve another star I would. Parker Cottage redefines hospitality. I loved the place and the attention to detail...including an extraordinary breakfast served on the veranda overlooking the gardens. and koi pond. But the second day there, pneumonia kicked in and I was in pretty bad shape...luckily I was at Parker Cottage where they looked after me as only close family might..getting me to Urgent Care, running to the pharmacy, shopping and cooking two extra meals daily, monitoring medication schedules, re-arranging my flight itinerary and transportation to get me home as soon as it was safe for me to fly...all the while maintaining constant communication with my family. I can’t say enough about the owner and her staff...what could have been a miserable experience was made better by their kindness and devotion to my safety and comfort. Extraordinary!

Culture50355854118, March 2019

We arrived to a beautiful clean property with Thomas giving us lots of helpful info. The bed was comfortable, the room was roomy and of a good temperature.
Jameson was so helpful and friendly as were the other staff members. The breakfast were amazing especially the fruit compot. We will be back.

Sightsee632059, April 2019

It was our second stay at Parker Cottage and we loved it again! The rooms are amazing and the service is awesome! A very heartly ambience & perfect breakfast. We will definitely come again! Thank you very much!

Travel67076367771, March 2019

This was our second visit and again a great stay, location is perfect in the City Bowl, different owners this time but the same staff, nothing too much trouble, the stairs are quite steep though, and if people have mobility issues I suggest they request a ground floor room.

ClivesShropshire, Bridgnorth, United Kingdom, January 2019

This extraordinary antique house is carefully renovated and provides an excellent location. The hosts and the service is perfect. We enjoyed the best breakfast we had on our journey. Even the checkin for our flight back home was part of the service. A little footwalk away are the best restaurants and a taxi to the harbor takes 10 minutes. A wonderful ending of our (g-)adventure in southern Africa. Thanks for everything - we´ll be back!!!

Odyssey45218073704, March 2019

Parker cottage is wonderful and full of character, lovely rooms, excellent breakfast and staff. Location is near to table mountain and within walking distance (100M) of several nice bars and restaurants. I loved the place and would definitely go again. The owner is wonderful and could not be more helpful. we loved it!!!!!

sa747sp, March 2019

We stayed with our two daughters in Parker Cottage. The location is very convenient- very close to the city center, restaurants, bars, etc. The breakfast and service were outstanding. Very competent and friendly personal.

Pioneer26953158794, Heidelberg, Germany, March 2019

Great choice of breakfasts, all very delicious, especially the breakfast of the day. Well designed and nicely decorated rooms. Extremely attentive and friendly staff! Will go there definitively again.

Cruiser00975397880, February 2019

Thank you Pamela, Tomas and all staff for a fantastic stay. Everything ran like clockwork, accommodation superb, breakfast simply beautiful and your help whilst booking was so appreciated. Nothing was too much trouble. The Cape Point day trip with Ron was fabulous too and really informative.

bobgwe, London, United Kingdom, February 2019

What a find! Beautifully restored house, immaculately furnished, best bed we have slept in. Pamela and Tomas, supported by their team, were fabulous hosts. Excellent breakfasts, great advice on the surrounds, lovely little garden. Will definitely find our way back here again!

781francih, Prague, Czech Republic, February 2019

We stayed four nights in this is an exceptional boutique guest house, in a super location with very helpful, friendly staff. The breakfasts were delicious, with a "special" available each morning. We were given some excellent advice regarding what to see and when to go which helped us to get the most out of our stay in Cape Town.

ferdafolk, Manchester, United Kingdom, February 2019

Exceptional for location, comfort, food, value and above all customer service. We have just had a delightful 4-night stay in this beautiful boutique style guest house. In short, the whole experience was flawless.

douglaspaxton, Ufford, United Kingdom, February 2019

A charming colonial house in a residential and central area, very well put up to date. Simple and warm welcoming, spacious and confortable bedrooms, superb breakfast in the garden. Pick up at the airport. A place to recommend.

Escape812022, February 2019

I made the booking on behalf of my 91 yr old uncle who was travelling from Johannesburg, and was he treated well! Charming guest house, great location and a breakfast out of this world. Highly recommended!

Global23600960511, February 2019

Owner Pamela and managers Tomas and Phaedra were all exceptional in their friendliness and helpfulness--several times anticipating needs and taking the initiative on our behalf rather than being asked. Theirs was a level of service we seldom see. They helped us with advice, tickets to attractions, and dinner reservations. As everyone who has stayed at Parker Cottage knows, the breakfasts are outstanding, from the delicious fruit parfaits through the main courses, all served by capable staff. We just got home, but we're already recommending the Parker Cottage to friends.

MrBadger3, Ipswich, Massachusetts, February 2019

We were recommended Parker Cottage by some friends. Pamela & her team were extremely welcoming & helpful. The room we had was well appointed and very spacious. The breakfast was amazing too. Would definitely stay there again.

Navigator01068323703, January 2019

My wife and I had a week long stay at Parker Cottage and had a wonderful time there. The place has a nice location, easy to get to and from. We always felt welcome. The staff did their utmost to help and assist us. Their advice was superb. Very nice breakfast and the staff were really friendly so we felt at home all the time. No doubt this will be were we stay next time in Cape Town.

Daydream36054336856, Bergen, Norway, January 2019

From the welcome by Tomas, it was evident that Parker’s was special. The people make it so- whether it’s Phaedra helping with information and kindness, Donovan’s welcoming smile, Jameson’s morning greeting and attentiveness, or the back room staff in their work to provide a brilliant breakfast and keeping the place clean..... Parker’s is THE place to stay in Cape Town. The owner Pamela should be immensely proud of her business and the staff.
Recommendations should be followed to get the most out of Cape Town. In our case Pamela and Tomas made recommendations which enhanced our experience enormously.
I could wax lyrical about the food...
We can’t recommend this place enough, and 7* would be an understatement!
Thanks for a great stay- the only negative is that the bar had been set so high we’ll have trouble matching it on the remainder of our travels. Thanks! Tricia and Steve x

Y0rkTyke, York, United Kingdom, January 2019

This hotel had a perfect location, close to very good restaurants. The staff were always the best, great service and breakfast to die for. Beautiful rooms and a garden where we enjoyed our evenings with a glass wine, Checkers, books and planning our days in Cape Town

Jet49002134736, January 2019

Another amazing stay(our second) at Parker Cottage!A warm welcome from Tomas on arrival with lots of tips on where to eat drink and visit during our 2 day stay in Cape Town.Beautiful rooms and great service from friendly staff- nothing was too much trouble. Amazing breakfasts! We will be back!!

acg104, Norwich, United Kingdom, January 2019

We stayed at Parker Cottage for six days in January 2019. The hosts and staff are very friendly and relaxed, the rooms cosy and clean, and the breakfast is excellent. The place is calm although near to city life in City Bowl. You can walk to visit Long Street or Waterfront or Bo Kaap and you find very good restaurants nearby on Bree Street. Table Mountain cable is round the corner - Parker Cottage is ideally located when you like to explore Cape Town and surroundings.

Pfannin3, January 2019

We made our bookings long in advance and asked for help planning a trip around the garden route. By doing this we hoped for a stressless vacation and .. we were right to do so.

Parker Cottage is a gem, a wonderful place to stay with lovely, friendly and helpful staff. The breakfast is out of this world and a great way to slowly ease into the day.

Pamela, Tomas and the other staff went out of their way to secure us dinner bookings at great restaurants nearby.

They also arranged all the B&B for our 8 day round trip along the garden route and each place was fantastic.

After returning to Capetown and checking-in again, it felt like coming home. Tomorrow we will fly back to Europe after what has been a fantastic vacation thanks the team at Parker Cottage.

pieter-BKK, Bangkok, Thailand, January 2019

We were referred to Parker Cottage by my sister, who stayed there 2 years ago. Loved Pamela, all her staff, the location and the accommodation. Everything was perfect. We stayed in the Family Cottage on the ground floor at the back because there were 4 of us (2 adults and 2 kids 11 and 9). It was very quiet, and the rooms had all the amenities you would want or need. Both rooms had their own ensuites. We were a 5 minute walk from several family friendly restaurants, an easy 20 minute walk to downtown Cape Town and the V&A Waterfront, and a 10 minute Uber ride from the Table Mountain gondola. We also booked our airport transfers to two day tours through Parkers, and their driver/guides Chris & Paul were both exceptional. We will be back!

M1014NHdavid, Sydney, Australia, January 2019

what should we write?when everything is so perfect and beautifulAlso the location and surroundings are safe and really convenientPamela organized everything according to our wishes.Thanks to Pamela and the whole teamWe are coming back !!!...... oh yes .... the breakfast ..... on the terrace tasted better than in 5stars hotels ... quiet and comfortable, the best way to start the dayThank you for everything

Cruiser60877626222, December 2018

Everything was perfect during our stay!The staff is very nice, rooms are great and the breakfast is awesome.You can feel this place is run with a lot of passion.For us young people the trust-bar was a plus also ;)

Tourist04010698559, December 2018

My husband and I had a wonderful stay at Parker Cottage. It is very quiet, quaint, beautifully decorated, and the staff are wonderful—especially Jameson, who served us breakfast every morning. The complementary five-course breakfast was amazing! Management and office staff (Pamela, Tom, and Phaedra) were also great.

The cottage is a very short and safe walk to several dining and shopping options off Kloof Street. You can also easily Uber around to further destinations, which is what we did. They kindly arranged excursions and purchased the City Sightseeing Bus tickets for us, which were charged to the room (at cost) in the end. Their driver, Chris, took us on a private Winelands tour for a very reasonable price and was informative and friendly. We also booked Chris for our airport transfers.

We stayed in the Koi Pond room and the Patterson room, both were lovely, but the Patterson room was about 50% larger. All of the other rooms looked very nice as well. We would definitely stay here again and highly recommend you do too!

RunMiami, Miami, Florida, December 2018

If your reading this post, you have found one of Cape Town's best in class personal B&B's. Being a traveler who live outside Africa, safety, hot water, cleanliness is top priority. Parker Cottage delivered this plus much more. The owner, Pamela is totally invested in ensuring your time at Parker is one of the best experiences you have. The orientation and fair value wrap around services, including tours, is a great for ensuring guest know what's available. The staff were personable, sweet, and excellent at what they do. The breakfast, Lawd Have Mercy, was amazing. I could never eat as much at home and hope to do anything of use, but at Parker Cottage, my stomach found space. We stayed in the family suite, which was amazing. Lastly, our tour guide Chris who grew up in District 6 during the Apartheid period gave a personal touch to our time touring the Cape Peninsula. He is a historian at heart. Pamela, thank you for keeping alive such a wonderful house, garden, sitting area and overall space right in the heart of the happenings. Blessings Forever More! ~Dr. C.

Sunshine68361908132, December 2018

We have been to Parker Cottage already the second time after our first stay in 2014.This time we brought our little daughter (6 months) with us and everything went perfectly at this place.The staff is very helpful and nice. Breakfast is simply awesome, espacially if you can enjoy it on the lovely terrace or in the garden during summer.The bed is totally comfortable, we slept like in heaven

saseil, Stuttgart, Germany, December 2018

Beautifully decorated B&B, walking distance to Kloof street and ubers were always available within 5mins. The staff are so friendly, welcoming and the breakfasts are absolutely delicious! What a treat. Bedrooms are small but more than adequate and beautifully decorated with all you need and more. Thank you for a lovely stay.

Tourist17956991899, Johannesburg, South Africa, December 2018

So enjoyed our stay, really a tranquil setting in the bustle of that part of Cape Town. And the friendliness?....Top drawer. The breakfast was a wonderful way to start the way, relaxing in the garden - don't rush it, take your time and unwind in to the day. Would definitely go back, thanks everyone there!

Paul H, November 2018

Parkers Cottage was recommended to us and it certainly lived up to it's reputation. Lovely room, great service and what a delicious breakfast. Extremely helpful and friendly staff, Honesty bar was a welcome touch. Great safe location for exploring Cape Town and surrounding area. We certainly cannot rate PC highly enough and will most definitely be recommending to friends and is on our list to re-visit next time we are in Cape Town.

Gordon H, November 2018

Beautiful place to stay! I have already recommended it to friends and family visiting South Africa next year. Delicious breakfast, really friendly staff and great location. A oasis in a bustling city!

KateBrookwell, New Delhi, India, November 2018

I have stayed at Parker Cottage several times, and love it every time. The rooms are fantastic- spacious, beautiful decorated and with everything you need. It’s in a safe, quiet neighbourhood close to Long Street etc, and all the staff are wonderful. Highly recommended and looking forward to coming back next time.

alicem742, Khartoum, Sudan, November 2018

We have stayed at Parker Cottage many time and the reason for coming back again and again is that it’s simply the best. The rooms are outstanding and the staff incomparable. The breakfast is excellent certainly one of the best I’ve ever had. I can highly recommend Parker Cottage.

Frequenttraveler031, Schaffhausen, Switzerland, November 2018

I discovered Parker Cottage on TripAdvisor and thank past reviewers for their recommendations. It is a delightful place to stay in Cape Town and is convenient for exploring the Mother City. The entire staff is committed to providing great service and warm hospitality. The breakfast on the front porch is a wonderful way to start the day. The freshly baked muffins, the fruit parfait and the chef's daily special reflect the Parker Cottage's focus on making your stay memorable.

Each room is decorated differently. We had the opportunity to stay two nights in one room, then another room the third night due to a previous reservation. That allowed us to experience two rooms. Both were delightful and spotless. The owner, Pamela Nayler, is obviously proud of Parker Cottage and is very accommodating. We arrived after hours due to an evening flight from Johannesburg, and they couldn't have been nicer about arranging to provide access to our room.

There are good restaurants a short walk away. The neighborhood is safe. It was easy to use Uber here.

Thanks for a great stay, and thanks to Pamela for setting high standards and delivering on them. We hope to return in the near future. We miss your daily welcome at breakfast.

410DavidL, San Francisco, California, October 2018

We loved Parker Cottage from our first welcome drink. The house is decorated so comfortably and tastefully, the rooms are cosy yet luxurious, the breakfast choices are many and delicious and there are lovely Rain products in the shower. The staff team all seem cheery and on the ball. The only downside is that on returning home from Parker Cottage you may yearn for a complete home makeover (but that could be just me).

591cindyf, London, United Kingdom, October 2018

I stayed at this lovely place for a week and they spoiled me. I didn't want to leave. The staff is warm and like family. Greeted daily with a smile and a hug. Miss you already. Thank You for making my stay extra special.

queenconqueror916, October 2018

A beautiful guest house in a very safe neighborhood. You can walk to town center, many restaurants and bars in walking distance even at night. Big room big bathroom very good amenities. Breakfast is delicious every day a new surprise. The food is very high quality and the plate look like a picture. The managers (Thomas and Phadera) behave like they are your best friends taking care of you with advice, booking and reductions.Cris a wonderful guide – we book a tour that was nice and educated – Don't miss it. We even book a car thru Parker that was very convenience and in good price. Their website has all the information you need for your trip.Like I said staying with Parker Cottage was the best decision we made !

liemashaul, Israel,October 2018

My husband and I are still talking about the amazing breakfasts at Parker Cottage! Our room was lovely with a view of the koi pond. Tomas and Phaedra were very helpful in showing us around the property and where to go in the neighborhood. Also in a great location - near shops, bars, and restaurants on Kloof Street and thereabouts. The fireplaces were a nice touch, too! Highly recommended.

erinferinboberin, New York City, New York, September 2018

We loved this place and the owner. If we return to Cape Town we will definitely stay at Parker Cottage again. The breakfasts were to die for with wonderful omelettes and other choices. The place is as charming a place as you can imagine.

KrisL0u, Boulder, Colorado, September 2018

My wife and I and our son and daughter-in-law visited Capetown for 4 nights in September. As an alternative to the touristy large hotel chose Parker Cottage. We were delighted with our choice! Very friendly, and professional staff, and super service and delicious breakfasts! Our rooms with king sized beds were charming, comfortable, and quiet. The seating areas, both inside, and out were delightful spots for wine, or a coffee. Thomas, Phaedra, and Pamela, were all super at suggestions, and for arranging transportation, dining, and a day in the Wine Country. Chris, and his staff were also outstanding. Staying here was like visiting friends. We enjoyed meeting and engaging these fine folks and other guests as well.If you enjoy an upscale but not pretentious B&B or cottage experience, parker is a great choice. Convenient location, and either a short walk or taxi to restaurants, shops, parks, and other attractions. We really enjoyed Capetown and would recommend parker Cottage as a good choice

jgfoster46, Edina, Minnesota, October 2018

We stayed for four nights in lovely Parker's Cottage and would highly recommend it. It's the perfect high end B&B experience with beautiful rooms, big comfortable beds, great water pressure (and temp) and wonderful breakfast! The staff were great and advised on restaurants, transport, and anything else we needed. It was in an excellent location and the wifi was strong! Nice wines for happy hour, and beautiful common areas with fireplaces and romantic lighting. Only a 15 minute cab ride to the waterfront, wharf, camps bay, it's close to it all! We'll be back. :)

parislofarofoster, September 2018

Large spacious rooms, beautifully decorated, super delicious large and generous breakfasts, very helpful and friendly staff. A washing service is proved for a nominal cost. Located within walking distance of great restaurants. Well done to owner Pamela and her excellent team

Diotima_Aus, Queensland, Australia, September 2018

Definitely a comfortable lovely place to rest your head and regroup while visiting CapeTown and environs. Highly recommend! Great location. Was a great "home" base -- near good restaurants. Paula and her staff were knowledgable and VERY helpful.

Regina K, Nyack, New York, August 2018

Staying at Parker Cottage was an absolute joy! The accommodations were superior and the location in Cape Town was ideal. This is a absolutely beautiful property. However, the real beauty of this place is its people! The owner and staff ensure that guests are treated like family and your every need is met. The service they provided during my two week stay exceeded all of my expectations. What I appreciated most was how the owner, Pam, interacted with her staff. The respect and admiration she has for each and every person is commendable. I highly recommend Parker Cottage for your stay in Cape Town!

wlucas1208, Washington DC, District of Columbia, October 2017

We had an amazing stay in Parker Cottage - everyone was friendly, helpful and the breakfast was amazing. The property is so beautiful and impeccably clean. We loved the great restaurants, bars and shops in walking distance, and the view of Table Mountain when you step outside is spectacular. It was the perfect start to our honeymoon and I highly recommend staying here if you are visiting Cape Town!

sara r, August 2018

Parker Cottage is a wonderful B&B, situated on the edge of Cape Town within an easy walk of the town center and in a quiet neighborhood with a nice array of interesting restaurants also within an easy walk. The Parker Cottage house is lovely in every respect. Our room (I was traveling with a neighbor and friend) was light and spacious, the breakfasts were amazing, and the staff was friendly and helpful. I particularly enjoyed the library in the sitting room areas which was stocked with all sorts of books on Cape Town and South Africa. Phaedra and Thomas were also extremely helpful in making arrangements that accommodated our interests, including tickets to Robben Island, a Peninsula tour, etc. Cannot recommend Parker highly enough!

vkerr160994, Princeton, New Jersey, August 2018

Our stay at the Parker Cottage was fantastic. All the staff including Tomas, Jameson, Chris and the owner, Pamela were very warm and welcoming. Tomas and Chris were very helpful in our daily activities, tours and restaurant selections. The breakfasts were amazing. The rooms are well maintained. Thanks to all of you at Parker Cottage!

kyuen, Vancouver, Canada, August 2018

We stayed at Parker Cottage for 3 nights in June 2018. The B&B is tastefully decorated - our room (we think it was rm. #4) at the top of the stairs was small, but ok. The only problem with the room was the heater in the wall that kept making a clicking sound - we informed the manager but it was not fixed - so we presumed that it couldn’t be fixed. The breakfast was terrific - the breakfast parfait in particular with many varied fruits, yoghurt and museli. The cooked breakfast was excellent too. Jamieson the waiter was enthusiastic - cheerful and helpful.

GandTtravel, Melbourne, Australia, June 2018

My daughter and I, after pouring over hotel reviews and trying to decipher the best area to stay in, finally choose Parker Cottage. It is conveniently situated in a homey neighborhood close to several good restaurants and the base of Table Mountain. We enjoyed the comfortable and tastefully decorated room and especially enjoyed the inviting sitting areas where we had a glass of South African wine with other guests in the evening. Breakfasts were more than delicious and there was so much food we only needed a small bite for lunch. The staff is warm and welcoming, and Tomas gave us good, spot on advice about watching the cloud cover so we could get to the top of Table Mountain for a fantastic view. I could go on and on, but suffice it to say, if you are looking for a reasonably priced bed and breakfast in a safe neighborhood with helpful staff and good food, stay here!

liznkate, Georgia, May 2018

We stayed here again after our visit last year which was so memorable and yet again we had a great few days enjoying the super hospitality offered here. Lovely friendly welcome with drink, very comfortable room finished to a really high standard and bathroom with everything you could need. The whole property is extremely well presented,comfortable and welcoming.It is lovely to sit on the veranda and relax and enjoy the surroundings. Every breakfast here is a joy with a great selection on offer both plentiful and delicious and you can take your time to enjoy the experience to set you up for the day. Plenty of advice and help is available to ensure you make the most of your time in Cape Town and bookings can be made for tours and any trips arranged. Pamela was kind enough to help us plan our trip along the garden route which made things so much easier for us-thank you so much for all your help and thanks to everyone here for another lovely few days making our stay such a pleasure and we hope to return again- we certainly wouldn't stay anywhere else.

derekw, London, May 2018

Parker Cottage was a wonderful B&B, with personal attention from the friendly staff, and knowledgable support in navigating the city. The breakfast was delicious, and the location was super convenient for exploring Cape Town for the first time. We came to Parker Cottage for the last few days of our honeymoon and found it to be a wonderful location to end our trip. The staff also generously let us store our belongings when we had a late flight home, and even made a bathroom available so that we could change before heading to the airport. Highly recommend this spot in Cape Town.

Johannah C, May 2018

Faboulous place: the rooms are cosy, clean. the garden is lovely, breakfast tasteful, the staff very serviceminded and helpful, good restaurants close by, sorrounding seems safe. We are happy to come back soon

Rita J Tromso, Norway, May 2018

We loved our stay at Parker cottage. We were there for 2 nights to enjoy Cape Town and couldn’t have felt more at home. The staff are truly the best here - each one came up to introduce themselves to us so we knew who they were and always are sure everything was just right during our stay from the breakfast (its amazing) to the room.... so cute and unique makes you feel at home and the great recommendations and help in coordinating tours and transfers. We highly recommend to anyone in Cape Town. Thank you for everything Parker Cottage. From Mat & Allie

AllieW26, Toronto, Canada, April 2018

We spent 3 nights at Parker Cottage as a prequel to a cruise departing from Cape Town. What a great choice! The place is nestled down a small street, close to many great coffee places and within walking distance to the center of town. The rooms are decent-sized and surprisingly quiet. We were picked up at the airport by Chris, a driver they suggested to use who often works for the owner, and he was prompt and friendly. Once at the Cottage, he let us in, explained the protocols, unlocked our room, and made sure we had everything we needed. We then toured the place, and had a welcome glass of wine in the kitchen. Just inside the front door was a blackboard with our names, welcoming us. A nice touch. Breakfast was simply outstanding, with so many choices, sitting in an outdoors area on a porch, sipping on very good coffee while dining on homemade pastries, eggs of choice... what a treat! We would definitely stay there again if we hopefully get back to Cape Town.

junketjotters, Hawaii, March 2018

The Parker Cottage exceeded our expectations. My husband and I had a beautiful, large room with a king-sized bed. The customer service is 5 star and very personalized. They make you feel truly at home and are very kind. Breakfast was fantastic and we ate on their lovely front veranda. Everything was top-notch and we'd stay there again in a heartbeat!

ceciliag323, McLean, Virginia, March 2018

A delightful Inn. There are many well appointed Hotels, Inns and Guest Homes in Cape Town. What differentiates is the staff. A wonderful team led by Pamela and Tomas. They collectively made our stay in Cape Town absolutely comfortable and enjoyable! And the location is perfect for walks to the various sites, excellent near-by restaurants, and the breakfasts here are fantastic. No need to eat lunch! Highly recommend!

H L, Boston, Massachusetts, March 2018

We stayed here 1/29/2018 to 2/2/2018 and loved the location, the service, the delicious breakfasts and the hospitality. Thomas helped make theatre reservations and just put them on the hotel charge card so we just paid when we checked out. He made us dinner reservations and managed to help find us a box to bring home stuff to the US so it would not cost us a small fortune. They truly are wonderful and the hotel itself is so close to all the major sights. I also highly recommend having Chris drive you to the Cape of Good Hope. We spent the day with him and we were so glad we did, as he knew all the hot spots and great galleries, spots for fish and chips and how to avoid the crowds.

KathrynS131, Sacramento, California, February 2018

What a lovely place to stay in Cape Town. So different from the boring hotels at the touristic waterfront. Comfortable roms, fantastic front porch and garden where you sit for a long leisurely delectable full breakfast. Best of all the staff and the owner showing all thinkable care. Lucky you if you have booked or are planing to stay there.

sultanen, Gothenburg, Sweden, February 2018

Stayed here for 2 nights. A bit more 'Colonial / Victorian' feel than I personally like, but everything was excellent from Pam and her excellent staff to the great rooms. The breakfast on the Stoep was also excellent. The cottage is located on a quiet side street with easy walking access to Kloof and Long streets. They also offer a great honesty bar and general kitchen area

M2812ISmikeb, Greater London, United Kingdom, January 2018

This was our second visit and again a great stay, location is perfect in the City Bowl, different owners this time but the same staff, nothing too much trouble, the stairs are quite steep though, and if people have mobility issues I suggest they request a ground floor room.

ClivesShropshire Bridgnorth, United Kingdom, January 2019

It was our second stay at Parker Cottage and we loved it again! The rooms are amazing and the service is awesome! A very heartly ambience & perfect breakfast. We will definitely come again! Thank you very much!

Travel67076367771, March 2019

We arrived to a beautiful clean property with Thomas giving us lots of helpful info. The bed was comfortable, the room was roomy and of a good temperature.
Jameson was so helpful and friendly as were the other staff members. The breakfast were amazing especially the fruit compot. We will be back.

Sightsee632059, April 2019

If I could I’ve another star I would. Parker Cottage redefines hospitality. I loved the place and the attention to detail...including an extraordinary breakfast served on the veranda overlooking the gardens. and koi pond. But the second day there, pneumonia kicked in and I was in pretty bad shape...luckily I was at Parker Cottage where they looked after me as only close family might..getting me to Urgent Care, running to the pharmacy, shopping and cooking two extra meals daily, monitoring medication schedules, re-arranging my flight itinerary and transportation to get me home as soon as it was safe for me to fly...all the while maintaining constant communication with my family. I can’t say enough about the owner and her staff...what could have been a miserable experience was made better by their kindness and devotion to my safety and comfort. Extraordinary!

Culture50355854118, March 2019

My partner and I spent a lovely, heart warming night at Parker Cottage. The ambience, attention to detail, service, friendliness and all round hospitality was exquisite. Recommend to anyone looking for a home from home stay in Cape Town.

Gour L, April 2019

Parker Cottage, Tamboerskloof , is in a wonderful position with Table Mountain up the hill behind the cottage. Our room was charming (although being news freaks we had to ask for a TV to be put in the room - book one when making your reservation). The management and staff are all extremely helpful: advice on eating out (lots of very good restaurants/cafes nearby; places to visit; help with transport, etc. Must also mention the terrific breakfasts - served on the terrace by (the always smiling Jameson). The city centre is an easy walk from Carsten Street and both the Hop-on/off and the Myciti buses have stops nearby. This was our third visit to Cape Town and we will certainly be back.

Freedom21273928024, United Kingdom, May 2019

Our stay at Parker Cottage was wonderful. It was the perfect quiet respite from the city, with beautiful rooms and living rooms that are ideal for relaxing. On a chilly night, the fireplace in the living room was so cozy. Its location in Tamboerskloof is excellent, within walking distance from a variety of nearby restaurants. Pamela and the rest of the staff were so gracious, helpful, and friendly - we felt so at ease and every request or question of ours was promptly addressed. They had excellent suggestions of how to structure our time in Cape Town and work with a wonderful driving company that took us around for two different day tours, each a great experience. The attention to making you feel at home and taking care of every wish is exquisite. In addition, we met other interesting travelers there and had wonderful conversations with them around the dining table and in the living room. We couldn't recommend Parker Cottage more highly!

SChandlerP, June 2019

From our very first email contact with the delightful owners, we knew that we were in good hands. They even helped arrange our rental cars and gave us good advice regarding our trip planning. Friendly, responsive and efficient service greeted us then and continued throughout our stay. The guest house is centrally located in Cape Town, permitting fast and cheap Ubers to wherever you want to go. They booked our tickets for the cable car up Table Mountain, the ferry for Robbin Island, and a private car to do a day trip to the Cape Peninsula and were always ready with suggestions for dining out.

Located in a lovely garden on a quiet street, the beautifully decorated place felt like an elegant and warm home. The staff was so welcoming, yet unobtrusive, never far way and ready to meet our every request. The room cleanliness was unsurpassed in our 5-week trip through South Africa and it was airy, well-appointed and comfortable, as was the bathroom. The only thing less than perfect were the two single mattresses that were pushed together to make a large king-sized bed. They were of different firmnesses and were not the most comfortable (we could feel a ridge where they meet in the center). However, we slept fine, but based on the rest of our experience there, we expected divine...

In our 5 weeks of non-stop "full English breakfasts" eaten across the country, Parker Cottage stands above them all with an inventive, delicious and beautifully presented breakfast menu (with several different menu choices every day - no two days were the same). While it would be worth staying there just for the breakfast, the overall experience is what will bring us back to Parker Cottage the very next time we come to Cape Town. We made a great choice staying there and recommend it to you!

A1272FNjohn, Ashburn, Virginia, June 2019

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

We chose Parker based on the reviews on trip advisor and your own website and we were more than happy that we did,everything was perfect,the location,the rooms and especially the food.The staff,everyone,deserve a special mention they do you proud. Also,must mention Shawn and Chris who were simply brilliant.. Sincerely,we had the best holiday ever,it was simply fantastic and Parker went a long way towards that happening.We will return to CT one day and will be sure to pay you a visit. Keep up the great work and dont change a thing.

Keith and Dawn November 2016

I can recommend the best BnB we have EVER stayed in anywhere! It is in the perfect location in Tamboerskloof, and we would go back there in a flash! I've stayed in some of the finest hotels.... and this is my favourite place that I've ever stayed. So welcoming, perfect service

Kenny and friends November 2016

We have been overwhelmed with the beauty of your country since our arrival at the Winelands and our trip to the coast to and beyond. A week in Capetown at your welcoming guest house has been very special...let us start by saying that Tomas met us and gave us a fabulous overview and made us feel immediately at home. He also had Lawanda walk us to a local restaurant the first night for dinner and then we returned and sank into the cozy bed. Your staff are so friendly and welcoming, and we have a soft spot for Nompilo! Who couldn't have a good day when greeted with that smile! There were two deciding factors to us choosing Parker over any other accommodation, one was most certainly our friend Naida's comments and the other was comments on FB of the fair treatment of your staff. Now, Tomas had a needed break and how lucky were we to have Phaedra take his place-she is so perfect...funny, thorough, personable and just so good with guests- we've had some fun mornings with her.

Rhonda &Kenny October 2016

Now, since you asked, I will tell you that the Parker exceeded my expectations. The furnishings and ambiance were second to none. Your staff were so accommodating and helpful that I feared we would never be able to leave. Everyone in my group was happy!!

Elaine and friends, October 2016

Thanks for the email. We had a beautiful stay at Parker! The food was amazing. The staff was extremely friendly and accommodating. No complaints from us! I hope to come back and visit some day soon.

Andi and friends September 2016

I have talked to my wife (Josephine) about returning to Cape Town, and Parker Cottage. Truthfully there is nothing that needs to be done or looked after regarding our stay. I truly felt at home. Your staff are very accommodating. I am very happy to have spent the time with you. I was very satisfied with both our rooms. That is all we needed. Thank you and your staff from the bottom of my heart. I have never felt so welcomed in all my travels.

Kenn and Mitch, USA, August 2016

All of us can’t say enough good things about your wonderful Parker Cottage! I only wish we’d had more time in Cape Town. Thank you for your hospitality, for arranging our tours (even in Joburg!), arranging our transfers to/from the airport and for even offering to shop for camera batteries for me! Above and beyond. I will get on TripAdvisor today to post a review.

Mary and friends, USA, July 2016

Thank you so very much for your professionalism. I really hope I can find friends who are traveling to S Africa just so I can brag about your B&B.

Harry and Stephanie, USA, July 2016

We are just now really back in Canada. We had more wonderful adventures after South Africa in Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe. ( I received your email while staying at the Sossusvlei Lodge.) We loved everything about our stay with you. You gave us lots of help with sightseeing, dining, and out of town reservations. Having knowledgeable, thoughtful Shawn as chauffeur removed the pressure of "other side of the road" driving and added greatly to our relaxation and pleasure as tourists. Parker House breakfasts are without equal! We can't think of anything you need to change. We felt pampered and welcomed. Perfect! Thankyou.

Liz and Erich, Canada, June 2016

Ever since the first warm welcome in April 2015, I have kept on coming back to this special place and can without a doubt call Parker Cottage my home in Cape Town. Every room is unique and comfortable, all with beautiful décor. Very grand living room where you can read your book in peace or meet other residents. Breakfast, which is a feast of fresh fruit, juice and your choice of cooked breakfast, is served in the sun in the beautiful garden. Parker Cottage is very conveniently located in the safe neighborhood of Tamboerskloof, only a short walk away from many of Cape Town’s best restaurants and bars. That said, the real asset to Parker Cottage are its people. Always friendly, always interested, very efficient and always ready to help. They don’t just go the extra mile, they go the extra 10 miles to make your stay as comfortable as can be. I have been astonished by their genuine hospitality on many occasions. I strongly recommend Parker Cottage to anyone visiting Cape Town. I have taken my mother and many friends, all of whom have been equally enthusiastic. A real recommendation!

Suzanne and friends May 2016

Everyone is so very happy with their stay in Cape Town. Your attention to detail is fantastic. The lovely home, delicious breakfasts, warm and welcoming staff. We couldn't have asked for anything more. Thank you time and again for all the information you provided, for your welcoming staff, lovely B and B, and killer breakfasts--I am repeating myself because I want you to know how pleased and excited I was with the whole Parker Cottage experience. Thanks, Phil! Please tell Chris that our tours with Kyle were terrific. Nivel was a sight for sore eyes at the airport that first night.

Marietta and friends, May 2016

I hope that you are well and keeping busy. Thank you again for a wonderful visit. Really I can’t think of how you or the team could have been more helpful, and the tours with Chris were wonderful – absolutely first rate. I am looking forward to seeing you all again at my next visit at Christmas.

Eileen, April, 2016

The Parker Cottage was amazing! Specious, clean and had everything we needed. The staff were incredible. Very attentive and professional!

Boushie Family, Ireland, March 2016

Besides, we were very happy to stay with you guys in the Parker Cottage. My expectations were high and have been perfectly hit. We loved the Victorian style and everyone was kind and helpful. Maybe one could change things, but it puts me in an awkward position to find something improvable. Excellent job. So keep on going!!

Daniel and Sonja, Munich, March 2016

There was widespread consensus that our stay at Parker Cottage was simply superb. From the scrumptious breakfasts to the uniquely decorated rooms and the endless support from the parker team there was nothing we would have changed! We look forward to returning as soon as we possibly can and will spread the word.

The Peretti Family, March 2016

We just want to thank you for being such incredible hosts to us during our stay in Cape Town. We've honestly never felt such warm hospitality and generosity at any other inn or bed and breakfast we've ever stay at and we've stayed at quite a handful around the world! The entire team was such a treat to get to know over our brief stay. Phil, thank you for jumping right in and getting us going on the right foot. And especially Penny, thank you so much for helping arrange our driver out to Stellenbosch on such a short notice and doing it with a smile on your face the entire time. Speaking of which, do you happen to have Chris's email address? We'd like to thank him personally for the service and to thank our driver Kyle, who was so incredible and so fun to spend the day with. Without a doubt, we'd recommend your beautiful place to anyone and everyone we know who's lucky enough to visit Cape Town. We ourselves are already scheming for our return and wouldn't stay anywhere else but Parker Cottage.

Sheela and Joe, UK, March 2016

Just writing to say thank you for a wonderful stay in such a lovely place. I enjoyed the stay and the tours - and thank you also for introducing me to Chris and his team who made great guides. Phil, will share with you any good pictures that i think are worth the while!

Dharshini, UK, March 2016

Nice to be hearing from you again. We and the parents really enjoyed staying at Parker Cottage. Especially, the family like atmosphere was great, again. We will definitely come back

Robert, Octavia and parents March 2016

Thanks Phil once more! It was definitely our pleasure and can't find anything to comment on. Just please pass our special thanks to Tomas because he was such an incredible host to us. We will definitely stay at Parker Cottage if we ever visit Cape Town again - and I certainly hope that I will!

Outi and family, Finland, March 2016

What a fabulous trip we had to SA. Phil, Parker Cottage was a perfect spot for us. I will highly recommend you to anyone we know heading to Cape Town. You have such a beautifully located guest home with a wonderful staff. Tomas and Penny were always such a help to us and so incredibly kind - as were you. We felt at home in your kitchen and our room was quiet, lovely, and comfortable. The breakfasts on your lovely open air porches were outstanding. Chris, was also a huge help driving our group. We found him so interesting, professional, and just an all-round nice guy. Thank you again for all your advice and assistance. Who knows? You may see us again with grandchildren one day!

Patty and family, March 2016

I've been sitting on this for a couple of days trying to think what could have been better...and I can't think of anything! What you do there in Parker Cottage is lovely..............it really does feel like 'coming home'. Your team are great, the breakfasts are to die for, the rooms really comfortable, your location is excellent...........we feel the area is a second home almost. We love Rifiki's and The Millers Thumb! Interestingly the heritage style isn't normally my choice ........but I really love Parker Cottage. What you do, works.

Terry and Julie, Analucia, March 2016

Many thanks for your kind message. Yes, we had have a long journey to Hamburg (21 hours), but without any problems. Back home we are missing the summer in Cape Town very much. It was a very nice stay in your hotel and we remember the time very gladly.

Stephan and Elisabeth, Germany March 2016

As to your question, if anything at Parker Cottage could have been better, the simple answer is 'No'. We've been talking about how we all felt welcome, the delightful breakfasts and the well kept rooms. Even the bed and pillow were satisfactory :) (Not always the case at hotels.)

Goran and Eva, Sweden, February 2016

Well, where to start. I wanted to thank you all for the huge amounts of effort you went to, ensuring my stay was perfect, and it was! Parker never disappoints and I have been spoilt, my expectations for B&Bs are now so incredibly high...what have you done?!! I appreciate everything you did for me more than I could ever say and I will return to you for many years to come, I am certain of this. It's always great to stay at the same place and try out the different rooms, they are all so beautiful and so different. I absolutely loved my room this time around. The bed was enormous and there was ample storage space. It's such a homely place. You were all so kind, always smiling and so welcoming, I felt so comfortable and safe staying at PC and I will continue to write more about all of the above on TripAdvisor very soon! Another glowing review coming your way... Thank you so much for all that you did and for the warm welcome etc. Have a wonderful week and I cannot wait to be back soon!

Hannah, UK, February 2016

The visit was as always "feel at home". Always very friendly and "we feel at home". Starting the vacation in Cape Town and stay at Parker Cottage is an absolute must. We were also happy (but not surprised) that also Eva & Göran liked the hospitality.

Peter, Pia, Eva and Goran, Sweden, February 2016

I apologize for our delay in replying. We wanted to make sure we wrote to you to thank you so much for such an amazing stay at your beautiful "home away from home." Unfortunately we returned so late from watching the sunset from the top of Table Mountain and from dinner on our last night and had such an early morning flight the next day, we were unable to thank everyone and say goodbye in person. We were absolutely overwhelmed by the level of service and by such a wonderful staff. What a beautiful place and beautiful people you have! We felt so taken care of and our biggest regret was that our stay was so short! Because our time was short, we tried to fit in as much as possible! Tomas, thank you for asking about our shark dive adventure. It was an amazing trip! We saw several sharks and we saw a shark attack a seal right at our boat-it was so close it actually hit our boat! Also, you were right, it was quite something to watch the sunset from the top of Table Mountain. Absolutely gorgeous! It was a beautiful end to our time there. Thank you so much for getting the tickets for us and arranging for transportation! It all worked out perfectly! Our entire stay was unforgettable and we fell in love with the area (and Parker Cottage and staff)! Our trip to the Winelands on our first day was splendid as well as the tour of the peninsula the next day. We can't say enough about our driver, Chris. We adored him and he also made our stay one we will never forget. I was very disappointed to realize that because we were so busy, we never got a picture of Chris, Tomas, or Phil. Could you possibly help me out with that? We were able to get some of the kitchen staff and others. I would love a picture of Chris with his car (possibly in front of Parker Cottage) and of Tomas and Phil as well. I would appreciate it as the people there were such a huge part of our great experience in South Africa-I'd like to add them to our photo book. Again, thank you so much for all of your assistance before, during and after our stay! The food, the accommodations, the gardens, the people, the comfortable beds, the honesty fridge, the recommendations, the amazing personal touches (and whoever ordered that perfect weather!?)...it was all so beyond our highest expectations! We can't wait to return!