Palm House

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Minibar, in-room safe, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Palm House

Palm House

4.0 star property
4-star guesthouse with 1 outdoor pools, connected to the convention center, near Kenilworth Race Course

8.2/10 Very Good

19 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
10 Oxford Street, Wynberg, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7800
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Lobby fireplace
  • Front desk safe
For families
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Refrigerator
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & Safety
  • Social distancing

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Kenilworth
  • Arderne Gardens - 2 min drive
  • Kingsbury Hospital - 3 min drive
  • Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens - 11 min drive
  • University of Cape Town - 16 min drive
  • Groot Constantia Winery - 9 min drive
  • Rhodes Memorial - 10 min drive
  • Table Mountain National Park - 17 min drive
  • Cape Town Science Centre - 8 min drive
  • Groote Schuur Hospital - 9 min drive
  • Vincent Pallotti Hospital - 9 min drive

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 26 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 21 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 41 min drive
  • Wynberg Station - 12 min walk
  • Kenilworth Station - 14 min walk
  • Harfield Road Station - 22 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Palm House

Placing you 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens and 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from University of Cape Town, Palm House offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 400 per vehicle. The restaurant is the perfect spot for a bite to eat, and after having fun at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. Other highlights at this upscale guest house include a terrace and a garden. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Wynberg Station is 12 minutes and Kenilworth Station is 14 minutes.

Cleaning and safety practices

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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At a glance

Hotel size

  • 14 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM - 11 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • No cribs (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 7:00 AM–10:00 AM
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Barbecue grills
  • Room service (limited hours)

Taking the kids

  • Babysitting (surcharge)

Working away

  • Meeting room
  • Conference space (4306 square feet)


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pool loungers


  • 5 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Television in common areas
  • Adjacent to a golf course
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages spoken

  • Afrikaans
  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Television
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Freshen up

  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 400 per vehicle (one way)
  • Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Hygiene & cleanliness

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property accepts major credit cards.

Also known as

Palm Cape Town
Palm House Cape Town
Palm House Guesthouse Cape Town
Palm House Guesthouse
Palm House Cape Town
Palm House Guesthouse
Palm House Guesthouse Cape Town

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very Good




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very Good

Location was good for our purpose to stay. Slightly old fashioned yet quaintly traditional.
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Convenient location for Cape Town attractions
Extremely welcoming staff who can't do enough for you. Our room, room 8, was very big, as was the en suite bathroom, but the bathroom in particular could have done with a bit of attention; it also overlooks the road which we would ask to avoid if visiting again. Overall, the excellent staff and location way outweighed the relatively minor concerns we had with the room, and we would stay again for sure.
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Nice hotel on outskirts of Cape Town
Wifi bad, but we were put on the Hotel's network, so huge improvement. Lack of air conditioning a disappointment, the fans helped. Loose taps were fixed and missing hook behind bathroom door fixed. Otherwise the room was very comfortable.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

the fairy godmothet
Nice garden and pool. Interiour has seen better days. Decor from 80ies. Would really need some TLC and a good decorator as it is a fantastic building with huge potential. Great staff!
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Quite fancy but strange service & expensive
We did arrive relatively late a Sunday night and the poor gentleman in the reception had to do a lot of things for a lot of guests (checking in, showing the grounds, carrying luggage, taking dinner orders and room service orders etc). Meanwhile the owners were around, did not help and overall gave off a strange feeling, almost making us feel uncomfortable. The place is nice but I feel it is too expensive in comparison to many similar and more charming places.
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

Cant complain about anything
Great open grounds, good all round.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

As in good old times
A lovely hotel. A pity we could not enjoy more.
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

I was given the last available room on arrival, which was awful; small, furnished about 15 years ago by my rating, and with cold water for the first day. I complained on arrival. The receptionist on duty was very responsive (as were all the reception staff) but I never heard from a member of management throughout my stay. After 2 nights I was allocated a more acceptable room. Although the staff one actually meets were helpful, the guest house is tired, needs a complete overhaul, and needs a general manager who is willing to engage with the customer when there is a problem. I would not stay there again.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Another wonderful stay
I stayed here by choice 5-12 November 2013 on business. I have stayed before.The Palm House offers everything that I needed, good internet, peaceful and great food to order. I will stay again when I visit Cape Town.
View From my room
View from the garden
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very Good

Outstanding service
Palm House is a quality guest house with Outstanding service.
Verified Expedia guest review