Parker Cottage is a little different from the usual hotel or guesthouse ...
What makes us different ?
Rather than being just a conventional place to sleep, Parker Cottage offers a very much unplugged urban retreat right in the creative heart of Cape Town; harmoniously blending simplicity, luxury accommodation and an active concern for society and the environment. We are passionate about the people of this country and are actively involved in several social upliftment projects that we either personally manage or sponsor (see Parker Guesthouse and Society).We want to show that a bed and breakfast does not need to diminish the earth’s resources or those of its people. By 2015 we aim to be “off-grid” for electricity, water, water heating and sewage; and recycling 90% of our waste (see Parker and the Earth).
So, although we provide guests with free wireless Internet, most of our rooms don’t have television or radios – except on request. We offer monitored parking and the use of a personal computer, but we don't do mini bars, piped music or even reception desks!
Parker Cottage is a social place: our legendary wine evenings occur at least twice a week and there’s no cut-off time for our gourmet breakfasts, making Parker Cottage the perfect place to rediscover the art of conversation and total serenity.
Our hospitable staff and excellent service will guarantee a most memorable stay in this most picturesque region of Africa.