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Riversong Guest House

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4.0 of 5
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14 Esme Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
Riversong Guest House
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Ranked #3 of 25 Newlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014
stuartmccutcheon Windsor, United Kingdom
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Windsor, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

My girlfriend and I have just got back from a 2 week holiday in South Africa. We chose Riversong for it's location and great value. It was perfect for us as we had a hire car and 4 days to explore Cape Town so being a short drive into the town wasn't a problem. The unexpected part of the location... More 

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

Dear Stuart Thank you for the lovely review. We are very lucky to have numerous great restaurants on our doorstep. We are pleased you both enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you or your friends and family again some time soon. All the best for 2014. Happy travelling from Inri and The Riversong Team. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Been back a few times now and nothing changes. Service is good, rooms are wonderful and staff friendly and helpful. Located very centrally with great views. It is always nice to know that the standard is maintained on return visits. Would recommend Riversong to anyone.

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

Dear Niki Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Very Much appreciated. Also great to know that everything is the same and my staff have been doing an excellent job while I have been entertaining relatives from Australia. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Wishing you all the best for 2014. Best regards... More 

Landenberg
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

We stayed at the Riversong Guest House in Capetown for 5 days in November, 2013, right after a Safari. Inri and her staff had us picked up at the airport and provided a guide for the entire visit. We had a wonderful welcome with lots of information and tips on what to do. This was not the usual check-in, but... More 

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

Dear Liz Thank you for writing such a complimentary review. Sorry to hear you were not well after your trip. I hope you are feeling much better now. We loved having your group stay with us. I am getting ready to receive the next groups mid Jan, Feb, March, April and May so I am going to very busy from... More 

VERONA
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This trip could not have been any better than it was. Inri kept us well informed way before we arrived and was patient and kind as the nine of us kept changing our minds in deciding what tours we wanted to take. We needed two vehicles and our guides and drivers that Inri provided for us were so accommodating. As... More 

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

Dear Debbie and Don Thank you for the wonderful review and email. I am in H.K. at the moment so we email when I get back on 22 Dec. We loved having your group stay with us and we are always sad when our new friends leave us. We look forward to hosting your brother and his wife in the... More 

Lima, Peru
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

The only issue I had with Riversong is that transportation is a problem, but that's Cape Town's problem, not the Guest House's. The experience was splendid, service first class. Wonderful people that you can talk to for a while, in a beautiful area that's quiet and pleasant, but close to shops (10 minutes to Cavendish shopping mall, for instance). Very... More 

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

Dear Debbie and Don Thank you for the wonderful review and email. I am in H.K. at the moment so we email when I get back on 22 Dec. We loved having your group stay with us and we are always sad when our new friends leave us. We look forward to hosting your brother and his wife in the... More 

Meriden, Connecticut
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Well before our trip we were provided with personalized guidance on rooms, tours, guide, restaurants. Inri even sent us a photo of the guide who would meet us at the airport, so that we would feel safe. The room was large, and had nearly any amenity one could want. At any time staff were available, and often offered assistance before... More 

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

Hi Sue Thanks for writing a review. We loved hosting your group. Everyone was so easy to please and gracious. This makes our job so much easier. Happy Thanks Giving!!!. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team. More 

Wilmington, Delaware
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Everyone was most helpful, going way beyond what was required at times to meet our specific needs at the moment. No request seems to be too much! The rooms were well appointed with things for most any need. The location was good for eating and shopping. The view of Table Mountain was dramatic as you came into the Inn. I... More 

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

Hi Margaret Thanks for writing a review. Thought of you today as I took my parents on the cart ride around Kirstenbosch gardens. It is a stunning hot wind free day. I was amazed at how big the gardens are. I should have done it a long time ago. Much easier than walking in the hot sun. Have a wonderful... More 

Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I recently stayed with six friends at the Riversong Guest House, Newlands, Cape Town. What a wonderful place! I could have stayed at least another week and never left the house. Inri McManus, the owner, has thought of everything. There was so much "extra" in our room that I could not have thought of another thing needed. The staff is... More 

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

Dear Elisabeth Thank you for taking the time to write a review and for the lovely praise. I will share your review with the team tomorrow. We are happiest when our guests are happy and we exceed their expectations. Happy Thanks giving! All the best Inri and The Riversong Team More 

Purworejo, Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is the nicest and homiest place I have ever visited. With the background of table mountain and located next to a river, what would we ask for more for a place to stay in South Africa. Moreover, they offer a reasonable price. Surely, I will come back with my family someday. Petrus, Indonesia

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

Dear Petrus Thank you for your lovely review. Our home is your home. We look forward to hosting you and your family again some day in the future. Best wishes until we meet again. Enjoy wearing your SA hat. More 

Verona, Virginia, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2013

Everything about Riversong is great! Its location is ideal, Within walking distance to eateries, in a beautiful part of town. The food at Riversong was most outstanding, more than I expected. The view from the patio is spectacular. Table Mountain changes every 5 minutes, with its shadow patterns and cloud formations. The rooms are spacious and luxurious, and the service,... More 

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

Dear Norman Thank you for taking time to write a review. Much appreciated specially when shared with The Riversong Team who love reading the reviews. Thank you so much for taking the parcel to my sister. She loved her prezzies from SA. The current group leave tomorrow. So sad. The next group from Virginia area will arrive in Feb. 14.... More 

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