about us

The evolution of the Townhouse hotel spans over 350 years of city history, having gone through multiple industries over many centuries to become the luxurious hotel that you see today, committed to green hospitality and community development.

Our Story

Originally set over a stream that fed ships and the Dutch Company Gardens, the location of the Townhouse Hotel has undergone a lot of change. It has been a pasture, later becoming a flour mill and then being absorbed into a failed silk industry. Following this it was turned into a barracks, which later became a tavern and then the small Trocadero Hotel. The property was purchased in 1973 by the Petousis Hotelier family, making way for the Dorpshuis Hotel, which evolved into the 12- storey Townhouse Hotel. Today our culturally diverse team still represents the people that built the city of Cape Town.