Our Guestbook

All these comments have been received in the last six years (since we have owned Parker Cottage Bed and Breakfast).

For more, please see our Trip Advisor Reviews!

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!

Alan and Sally, USA, February 2016