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Riversong Guest House

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14 Esme Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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London, UK
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230 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Riversong is a real delight. From the moment we arrived with a friendly greeting from Charmaine who showed us to our room (The Garden Room). This is a large suite with comfortable bed, sofa, dining area, kitchen facilities and a bathroom with nice bath and toiletries. There is plenty of storage space, good Wi-Fi a lovely outside sitting area with... More 

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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was spot on for what we wanted. We arrived after a long flight and took a few days to recover and visit Kirstenbosch and other sights. It is not right in town so a car is a bonus but there are shops and restaurants within easy walking distance. The room has tea & coffee making plus a microwave and... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team. More 

Lincolnshire, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked for convenience, turned out an inspired choice. Helpful staff, quality throughout. Attention to detail excellent. The River room would benefit from A/C but would highly recommend. Will stay again.

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

Hi John Thank you for taking time to write a review. We have added air cons last week to all our rooms at Riversong. This extreme heat we are experiencing in the Cape due to the draught left us no option. So next time you stay it will be much cooler in all rooms. Best regards Inri and The Riversong... More 

Moscow, Russia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

Very nice house with view to the table mountain. Excellent and friendly service. Ask for filter coffee in case you don't like instant coffee :-). P.s. the pool looks bigger on the picture as it is, but it is a very nice cold plunge.

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

Dear Oxel Thank you for your review and suggestions. We appreciate all comments from our guests. This way we become even better. I have added an expresso machine to the dining room as you suggested. Now guests can help themselves should they require an expresso in the afternoons. I have spoken to the staff to offer the filter coffee to... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

Room was very spacious and comfortable. A fan was provided but air conditioning would have been better. Tea and coffee making facilities existed but we're a little cumbersome. The owner Inri and her staff were an absolute pleasure and all very helpful.

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

Dear Andrew Thank you for staying with us and taking time to write a review. We enjoyed hosting you. Your point on the tea and coffee making facilities have been noted. Being tall, I understand that being positioned under the staircase can be a problem. There is a large portable air conditioner in the room next to the window. Maybe... More 

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

My wife and I stayed here recently and found Riversong a lovely guest house. We were warmly welcomed by Charmaine and introduced briefly to Imri who was on her way out. We were also introduced to Arthur and Aaron who kindly took our suitcases to our room and took off the security "glad wrap" for us. The room came with... More 

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

Dear Mr and Mrs Dry Thank you for taking time to write a review. I will immediately look into the points you have mentioned. Thank you. They are totally unacceptable as we pride ourselves as being a 4 star establishment but offering 5 star service and accommodation. It is good to get a wake up call every now and again,... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

A very neat, clean and stylish establishment! Beautiful rooms and superb gardens. Sit on the veranda having breakfast with a wonderful view of the mountain. The rooms are beautifully decorated and some with self-catering facilities. Within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you back at Riversong soon. Wishing you all the best for the Festive season and a Prosperous 2016. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team. More 

East London, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Loved the warm welcome, helpful staff, comfortable neat room, beautiful private garden, healthy breakfast served by well trained and friendly kitchen staff , elegant dining hall and reception hall decorated with artworks created by Inri herself . A conveniently situated safe and secure guest house closer to sporting facilities, shopping and restaurants. will consider another visit some other time.

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

Dear Anne Thank you for taking time to write a review. We enjoyed having you stay with us. So lovely to see Jacob again. We look forward to seeing you all again for the next Badminton SA International in Cape Town. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team. More 

Durban, South Africa
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The breakfast, room and internet Wifi were good. Service was good, workers were friend and professional. the place was clean. Car parking was safe. The location was good in a quite and safe place. Thanks

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

Dear Tandeka Thank you for taking time to write a review. We enjoyed hosting you. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Guest House. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

I would definitely consider staying here again. Very comfortable and tastefully decorated rooms in a tranquil street. Friendly staff and an excellent breakfast. The rooms are equipped with tea&coffee facilities, minibar as well as a microwave.

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. We hope to host you again in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team. More 

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