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River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   6 The Avenue, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
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Ranked #40 of 106 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
DCDave11 Arlington, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The location of the hotel relative to downtown Stellenbosch is perfect, a quick walk away. The service was okay, but nothing compared to many of the other places we stayed. The cold breakfast was okay (once you shoo'd the flies away), but the hot breakfast was pretty bad. The bed in the room was very uncomfortable and the AC only... More 

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RiverManorBTS, General Manager at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your feedback, we appreciate all guest reviews positive or negative. Please can you advise if you reported the problem with the air-conditioner to any of the managers as we are not aware of there being any issues and would like to attend to these matters as soon as possible to avoid any further inconvenience for... More 

Aberdeen
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here as part of our honeymoon to various points in Southern Africa. This gem of a hotel was perfect for a few nights in the wine region. We were welcomed with a bottle of champagne in our room and given one of the lounge rooms to freshen up until our room was ready. The owner was lovely and... More 

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RiverManorBTS, General Manager at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for the lovely review, we are all very pleased to hear you had a wonderful honeymoon and enjoyed your stay at River Manor. We hope to one day welcome you back to celebrate perhaps an anniversary? Kind Regards Tania Louw More 

Ormskirk, United Kingdom
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58 reviews 58 reviews
14 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was such a pleasant change after the hustle of our stay Cape Town. Two old manor houses brought together to create a welcoming and quiet retreat. The hotel is just around the corner from the shops and restaurants of Stellenbosch. The hotel has two small pools. Service from all the staff throughout our stay made us feel very... More 

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RiverManorBTS, General Manager at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you very much for the great review, it's always very encouraging to review such lovely feedback from guests. I will most definitely share your comments with all the staff. Kind Regards Tania Louw More 

London, United Kingdom
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89 reviews 89 reviews
83 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Classic Boutique hotel. Centrally located in the second oldest town in South Africa, one of the two main buildings is over 10 years nold - old for South Africa! Walking distance to the restaurants and other charms of this delightful town. the rooms are comfortable and fully functioning. wifi is not bad. TV selection a bit limited. Food is excellent.... More 

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RiverManorBTS, General Manager at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the lovely review especially coming from a guest who is in the industry. We look forward to having you stay with us again hopefully soon. Kind Regards Tania Louw More 

Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's something to be said for the personal attention of a Boutique Hotel versus the big brand names one could select. I am glad I made the decision to celebrate my wife's birthday away from the kids in a boutique hotel. It romanticizes and personalizes the whole experience. We were greeted by reception and our bags were carried through to... More 

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Dublin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our stay was booked by an agent and If you like sleek modern facilities the River Manor is not for you! Our room was ok, the shower area needs modernising but for two nights it did what we required of it - a base. Breakfast is fair, the continental selection mediocre and cold selection is not large (no meats just... More 

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RiverManorBTS, General Manager at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review and constructive feedback. Firstly I would like to apologies that you did not receive the warm welcome and congratulations on your honeymoon that River Manor has always prided ourselves on. I can assure you I will address this matter. River Manor is known for it's Colonial Style with modern conveniences which most guests... More 

Cornwall, UK
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36 reviews 36 reviews
15 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

We stayed here for two nights and found it to be lovely quiet retreat. The buildings are elegant and well furnished in a kind of colonial style. There are a few quirks which clearly have irritated some guests but they didn't bother us at all and we enjoyed our time here. There was a lovely touch too in the gift... More 

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RiverManorBTS, Manager at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, we are pleased to hear you enjoyed your 40th Wedding Anniversary while staying with us. I appreciate you advising us regarding the safe instructions and have since removed them and are putting new details in to hopefully explain it much better. More 

Inverness, United Kingdom
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121 reviews 121 reviews
22 hotel reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Throughout our stay in South Africa we have enjoyed warm welcomes, great food and great accommodation. The only exception was the River Manor Boutique which fell well short in all respects. Indeed problems started before we arrived. The hotel website states they arrange wine tours and I emailed for further information. Having received no reply I emailed again and made... More 

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RiverManorBTS, Owner at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Dear Guests As always we greatly appreciate the time and effort put into offering constructive feedback from our guests. We provide opportunities for guests to advise of anything we may be able to assist with to ensure their comfort while staying with us. However when guests choose not to avail themselves of these opportunities, it disallows us any opportunity to... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Myself and my wife stayed here for 2 nights and had a superb stay. It is a lovely guest house in a great location. The staff were so obliging and completely at odds with one or two reviews I have read. The helped us plan and book wine tours, showed us where to ear etc. and generally were just lovely.... More 

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Gauteng , South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

We have been staying at various hotels in Stellenbosch and after reading the reviews on trip advisor we decided to give River Manor a try. We called in to let the hotel know that we will be arriving at around 8PM. When we get to the place we pressed the buzzer outside reception for a while until someone let us... More 

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RiverManorBTS, Owner at River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa, responded to this review

Having owned and run River Manor for the past 18 years, we have always appreciated considered feedback from our guests. This encourages us to continue to deliver gracious service and quality facilities, and at to set higher standards into the future. While it is sad for us to read this review, we do understand that these are the opinions of... More 

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Additional Information about River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa

Address: 6 The Avenue, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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