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Traveller's Rest

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   23 Hermon Road, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a wonderful experience from start to finish - friendly, efficient service right from the time I inquired about accommodation to the moment we left. The room we stayed it was lovely - tastefully and clearly freshly decorated with clean crisp white linen plus air-conditioning. The bathroom - boasting one of the largest showers I've ever experienced - was modern... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a warm welcome from new management team, Paul, Linda, Claire and Allen. The room is very nicely decorated, good beds and linen, air-conditioning, lovely bath salts, soaps and cream from local manufacturer. Good variety of tea and most surprisingly a plunger with regte "moerkoffie" for self service. They serve an excellent breakfast with made to perfection " sunny... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This must be the worst 4 star guest house I have ever stayed in. What you see on the web site and glean from speaking to the owners is definitely not what you get. Besides Tracey who we had to phone to come and unlock the place for us nothing was welcoming, inviting, or friendly. The gardens, pool area and... More

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George H, Owner at Traveller's Rest, responded to this review

Having read the last two reviews (which I would like to point out are from the same group that travelled together as a group of 6) I feel compelled to write to comment on such a vile review from such a nasty woman. I would like to address some of the points – but the main one being to date... More

Cape town
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

This property is a disgrace...the website lies about it and it is disgraceful that it still attracts unsuspecting guests. 6 of us arrived at the Guesthouse only to be met by a very sweet lady who is there only to hand over the keys and answers any questions one might have about the general state of neglect that the property... More

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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

The web site certainly makes the best of this property! It is such a wasted opportunity. It has uncared for air about it. There is no one resident on the property, the owners live in Cape Town. We arrived and had to wait for the Manageress to arrive and let us in, we had a choice of 4 rooms.........there were... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

A wonderful place to stay with very friendly owners who made our stay very memorable. There is a private lodge with four bedrooms opening into a central lounge area so is ideal for a family gathering or group of friends. Very attractive accommodation and a lovely pool area to relax around. The evening meal was delicious but must be booked... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

Stayed for three days in this wonderful guesthouse. The valley that hosts The Traveller's Rest called Riebeek is just delightful. The views are amazing and such a tranquil get-away and only an hour from Cape Town! The guesthouse is self contained in the most beautifully kept gardens ( all walled so - complete privacy). There is a lovely pool with... More

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Western Cape
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

This was our second visit to Riebeek Kasteel and our mini holiday / weekend get away would not have been as amazing as it was, if it wasn't again spent at "Travellers Rest". We had spent a stunning weekend at Travellers Rest in late August and now again in the first week in Nov 2013.The guest house itself is charming,... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

We had a pleasant stay - but after reading all the good reviews expected more. We would also have rate the accommodation 5 stars if it had not been for a couple of things - the probable reason for these issues the fact that it was off-season and the owners were away on holiday. We got the overall feeling that... More

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Paternoster, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

We spent a lovely sunday evening to celebrate our anniversary at Traveller's Rest drawn back by the friendly atmosphere and divine Sunday lunch we had enjoyed previously on our way through Riebeeck Kasteel. We had a wonderful lunch (the bread and butter pud is divine) and were very impressed with the lovely and very comfortable rooms and facilities. Again everyone... More

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Address: 23 Hermon Road, Riebeek Kasteel 7307, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Riebeek Kasteel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Traveller's Rest 4*

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Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
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Five Bedroom Boutique guest house in the pictureque town of Riebeek Kasteel , 50 minutes from Cape Town.Fully licensed restaurant with supporting wine list of many local vineyards. Beautiful gardens with a swimming pool. A place of luxury & tranquility in the heart of the countryside. ... more   less 
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