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Riversong Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   14 Esme Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 24 Newlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Roderick J Johannesburg, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed overnight at The Riversong Guesthouse recently and I was totally impressed with the location, the awesome personal services, the massive suite. The breakfast was beautifully prepared and served with a view to die for. The previous week I had stayed at The One and Only at the Cape Town Waterfront; I preferred the Riversong! Enough said :-)

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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review! You preferred us to "The One and Only" - you made my Day!!!!!!Month!!!!!Year!!!!!! We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team. More

New Jersey girl
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30 reviews 30 reviews
25 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thank you, Riversong, for helping to make my trip to Cape Town so memorable. First is the property itself. Inri, the owner, has done a beautiful job decorating this Guest House. My room was on the second floor with a view of the mountains. I was there for 6 nights and every morning I would awaken that spectacular view. The... More

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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Susan Bet your cats where happy to have you home. Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Much appreciated. We loved having you stay with us. So glad you enjoyed the tours, yours stay at Riversong and your view. We are happy when our guests are happy. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team plus Archie and... More

Kentwood, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Riversong Guest House is a beautiful, serene place. Everyone was friendly and always helpful. Food was great and made to order. I stayed in Mountain View room and it has a fantastic view of Table Mountain as described-took a lot of pictures. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Barbara Thank you for the lovely review. We loved hosting and organizing the tours for your group. We look forward to meeting you again in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team plus Archie and Eleanor. More

Johannesburg, South Africa
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
37 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I have given Riversong 4 out of 5, because I thought on reflection that 3 was too harsh, even though my own personal experience was a 3. I recognise that a lot of effort is put into running it, and that for many guests (as the other reviews testify) it will be a 4 or a 5. But this is... More

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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Johathan Thank you for you very honest review. We take every review very seriously as we want everyone who stays at Riversong to have a happy stay. We do have a Info. booklet in every room. Unfortunately it is rarely used or read. I agree these signs detract from the decor. By trying to make things easier for guests... More

Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Riversong is a beautiful well maintained property. The accommodations were excellent as were the meals. The staff were extremely helpful and did everything possible to make for a pleasant stay. Riversong Guest House is highly recommended and where I would stay again.

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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review

Hi there Wayne and Jodie Thank you for taking the time to write a review on Riversong. We loved hosting your group and enjoyed our chats over coffee in the morning. Our next group arrives next Fri. It has been raining heavily along the Safari Route so they will be happy to be in Cape Town in the sunshine. Hope... More

Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Riversong is a beautiful place - the owner, Inri, has decorated every room tastefully and luxuriously with great art, flowers and all the amenities. The stunning view of Table Mountain and the garden area provide a perfect setting for relaxing and enjoying the wonderful breakfasts. Inri and the staff are so friendly and go out of their way to make... More

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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Mary Ellis Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We loved hosting your group and we are looking forward to the next tour group arriving on the 14 March. The weather has been awesome. I hope your family enjoyed the "Ellis Brown" goodies. We look forward to meeting you again in the near future. Best regards... More

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

Riversong Guest House is set in a beautiful location, with amazingly close and breathtaking views of Table Mountain. With such attention to both service and aesthetics, Riversong creates a fresh yet welcoming and homely feel. Each room is beautifully and uniquely decorated, with different features in each room to appeal to and suit a range of guests. The staff provide... More

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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Loryn We loved having you stay with us and so enjoyed doing the tours with you. What fun we had. Archie sends his love. Thanks for sharing your photos on FB on the tours you did after leaving Riversong. It looks like you had an awesome time. We hope to see you back again some time soon as there... More

Sydney, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 20 nights and Riversong did not let us down. For a bed & breakfast it's luxurious but the employees make it feel friendly and homely. We had the room adjacent to the dip pool which had a kitchenette, we also stayed 1 night in the Mountain view room had great views but no kitchen. The place is... More

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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Tip and Josh It was a pleasure to host you both. You became part of your Riversong Family. Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We hope to see you again in the near future. We are still looking out for the Red Flash drive. It may still surface somewhere in the Guest House. Wishing you... More

Newcastle, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

If you're the kind of person who craves a home away from home then this is it for you! The rooms were spacious, the beds were very comfortable and the view was breathtaking. The staff were all very helpful. You can take in a magnificent view of Table Mountain whilst you have breakfast like royalty. The owners lives just up... More

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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review

Hi David Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We loved having you stay with us and hope to see you again some time in the near future. Maybe you can plan a trip to The Garden Route, Wild coast and Durban and stay with us in Cape Town as there is still so much to see... More

Melbourne, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

I've stayed at many guesthouses before but none with a view like Riversong. One step out the back door and you have a beautiful landscape view of Table Mountain national park. It's obvious that a lot of effort has gone into designing the charming rooms, which have their own unique colour schemes and beautiful antique furniture. To top it all... More

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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Rama Thank you so much for your lovely review. Much appreciated. We loved having you stay with us and enjoyed doing the tours with you. We have some awesome photos which I will send to you. We look forward to hosting you back at Riversong in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team. More

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Additional Information about Riversong Guest House

Also Known As:
Riversong Guest House Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
Address: 14 Esme Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Newlands
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Newlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riversong Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A Luxury 4 star boutique guest house in the heart of Newlands, Cape Town. Riversong sits on the banks of Liesbeek River and boasts panoramic views of Table Mountain. Conveniently situated in the Southern Suburbs, Riversong is an ideal base for the discerning business person or holiday maker who is looking for more than a hotel room. Riversong is a short walk from Newland's Cricket and Rugby Grounds, Cavendish Square Mall, Claremont CBD, Vineyard Hotel and Conference centre, S.A. Sports Science Institute, SA Breweries, Dean Street (start of The Two Ocean Marathon), and Virgin Active Gym and many restaurants and pubs around the trendy Newlands Village. 10 minutes from University of Cape Town, Belmont Square, Kirstenbosch gardens, Kelvin Grove club, Great Westerford, Baxter theatre, leading hospitals and schools. 20-minute drive from the Airport, City Centre, Cape Town International Convention Centre, V & A Waterfront, FIFA Soccer Stadium, golf courses, wine farms and golden beaches. Friendly hospitality and attention to detail makes Riversong a popular choice for local and overseas guests. Our 9 elegantly stylish, spacious en-suite bedrooms have comfortable beds and pillows, DSTV decoders, well stocked fridges and snack baskets, micro-wave ovens, tea and coffee making facilities, safe for valuables, desks/dressing tables, heaters, electric blankets and fans, fluffy white towels and bathrobes, percale linen, hairdryers, clock-radios/ipod docking stations, hot water bottles, Charlotte Rhys toiletries, Pool towels and chocolates. Mr Deliver and Butlers’s pizza menus in rooms with dinner by request. Free Wireless internet. Guest laptop in lounge. ... more   less 
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