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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 #28 of 101 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

really loved this hotel - lovely huge room and bathroom and terrace very helpful staff who were happy to give advice and information about area and days out special thanks to Lisa and Lennox! loved the breakfast area

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

I am truly happy that you enjoyed your recent stay at River Manor, and appreciate your kind comments regarding the advice and service that you received from our team. I will pass your thanks on to Lennox. We look forward to welcoming you back to River Manor. Lisa More

Bolton England
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96 reviews 96 reviews
44 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at the River Manor Boutique and Spa from the 18th May for 3 nights. After reading the reviews I was concerned about the size of the rooms. We were allocated room 18, this was a large room with a large bed and a sitting area. We were overlooking the courtyard in between the two unheated swimming pools. The... More

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

I appreciate your comments regarding your recent stay at River Manor. Our guest's comfort during their stay at River Manor is of the utmost importance. I am sorry that you did not bring to my attention during your stay that the bathroom was cold, and that the safe had not been unlocked. I would have addressed the problem with the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a lovely hotel in a great location. Easy to walk into town and great facilities (has two pools). We went in the winter unfortunately so couldn't take advantage. The staff are very friendly and helpful and the room we had was amazing. Try and visit as many wine estates as you can when you stay!

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

Thank you for taking time to post a review. I am thrilled that you were happy with your room and the friendly service that you received from the River Manor team. Lisa More

Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed at this hotel from Thursday 22nd - Sunday 25th May 2014 on our honeymoon. Incredibly friendly staff, we were greeted with a glass of sparkling wine on our arrival. Rooms are of a good size with a homely feel to them, I even braved jumping into the pool on one of the nights. Staff were... More

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

I appreciate your review and I am delighted that you had a wonderful stay at River Manor. Please accept my sincere apology for the inconvenience of having to book spa treatments at an alternative venue. Our spa therapist was away due to unforseen circumstances. Thank you for your comments regarding the service that you received from myself and the River... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014 via mobile

Lovely relaxed hotel in great location just 5 mins walk from all the restaurants - nice rooms, friendly people , nice chilled place to stay and our go to hotel every time we come to stellenbosch. On this third visit we did have problems with the car window getting smashed when parked it on the road but hotel staff brilliant... More

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

I am happy that you enjoyed your stay once more at River Manor. We are delighted that you choose to stay at our beautiful hotel when you visit Stellenbosch. We look forward to welcoming you and your family back to River Manor during your next visit to South Africa. Lisa More

Lutherville, Maryland
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3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

Our stay at River Manor was brief but worthwhile... The grounds are beautiful and the staff aims to please! We felt very looked after. Lisa assisted us in booking a last-minute wine tour with an amazing tour guide, and gave us great suggestions for local restaurants. River Manor has an excellent location, just on the outskirts of the shopping/dining area.... More

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

Thank you for your positive comments regarding your recent stay at River manor. I am pleased that you had a memorable experience at our charming hotel. I am pleased that you enjoyed our wonderful breakfast and the service that you received from myself and my team. Lisa More

Cirencester, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We stayed here for a few days in May and found the accomodation, staff and central location to be fantastic. We will certanly stay again. Lisa could not have been more helpful and professional in advising on local restaurants and places to visit. The whole experience was a credit to South African hospitality.

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

I am delighted that you had a wonderful experience during you recent stay in Stellenbosch. Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at River Manor. We look forward to your next visit to our beautiful hotel. Lisa More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This boutique hotel is so charming, beautifully run, exquisite rooms, a small pool in the garden.. The situation is quiet and peaceful yet only a short walk to the downtown Stellenbosch with all its shops, restaurants , bars and cafes.. A wine tour was organized for the Sunday morning... The breakfast offering was very plentiful, all so delicious.. Home made... More

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

I am thrilled that you had a wonderful stay at River Manor. Thank you for taking time to write a review. I appreciate you comments regarding the service that you received from our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to River Manor. Lisa More

Jamestown, Rhode Island
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed at the River Manor in early April of 2014. It is a terrific relaxing hotel with personalized service and very nicely appointed rooms. Breakfast came with the room, and was excellent and relaxing. It is very conveniently located to the wine farms (which is what vineyards/wineries are called in South Africa) and of course there are some excellent... More

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

Thank you for your valued comments on your recent stay at River Manor and how conveniently we are situated in Stellenbosch.It is wonderful to hear that you had a relaxing stay and that you received excellent service from our team. We look forward to your return visit. Lisa More

Dublin, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

The setting for this hotel is very nice and quite relaxing. It is within walking distance of the centre of Stellenbosch and all its eateries and watering holes. The property is charming with some old buildings however some of them are run-down as opposed to boutique. Our only issue was that the "bar" closed at 10pm at night and as... More

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

I appreciate your comments. I am truly happy that you had a relaxing time during your recent stay with us. I am truly sorry that you were unable to have a drink after 10pm. Thank you for bringing this incident to my attention. I trust that you will stay with us once again during your next visit to South Africa.... More

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Address: 6 The Avenue, Stellenbosch 7602, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
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Hotel Class:4 star — River Manor Boutique Hotel & Spa 4*
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River Manor is nestled in the heart of Stellenboch and the Western Cape Winelands. Set across from the Eerste River, in a peaceful avenue of Oak trees, just a short stroll from the village centre, with its museums, street cafés, and galleries, allowing guests to delight in a truly unique Stellenbosch experience.Elegantly furnished in a Contemporary Colonial Style, with personal service and attention to detail - the, wrap-around verandas, two swimming pools, a Studio Spa and secluded gardens, exude an atmosphere of luxury and privacy allowing for relaxation and comfort. A light and seasonal menu is offered at “Taste” enjoyed in the shade of the garden or in the Conservatory, complimented by a charming “Garden Bar”.Stylish rooms combine the conveniences of home with superior comforts, fruit details, bathrobes, Port and Sherry trays and evening turndowns, an experience of a bygone era. Not forgetting necessary modern conveniences of minibars, in room safes, tea and coffee trays, Wifi, overhead ceiling fans and air-conditioning.After leisurely poolside breakfasts, guests may enjoy guided Wine Tours departing daily from River Manor, or take a self drive through the majestic countryside to nearby golf courses, Franschhoek, Cape Town or Hermanus - to return to the sunny terrace to view a beautiful African sunset. ... more   less 
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