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“Couples Retreat” 5 of 5 stars
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Riverside Estates
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Cnr of Valley & Welbevind Road | Opposite Worl of Birds, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #16 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“Couples Retreat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I have never had such a warm and welcoming experience, and feeling so at home with my stay at Riverside, the garden the bedrooms the dogs all so unique in their own way.

Breakfast is served with such a friendley face(Robert), the smell of the Lavender is perfect for your surroundings.

Will deff come again, this time it will be for more then 1 night.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Dear Annie,

Many Thanks for your review. It is wonderful to know that guests enjoy this wonderful serene environment. It will be only our pleasure to have you at Riverside again for more than one night. All our return guests are entitled to a 10% discount and please contact us for all our amazing winter specials for eg, pay for 2 and stay for 3 and many more. We hope to see you soon again.

Best regards
Robert Veldman
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aarschot
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20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

we really enjoyed our stay here in nov 2012..the staff was very friendly and helpfull and the breakfast was served in a really lovely setting (and tasted very good as well). We stayed in a bungalow room at the back with a private balcony and an almost priavte swimming pool (unfortunately it was too cold for a swim). The also had beatiful and lovely dogs on the premises who enjoyed playing with frisbees and all. Only negative for this place that it is (apart form World of Birds were it is opposite at) far from everyting, so you need to take your car if you wanna go to a restaurant in the evening.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, January 31, 2013
Dear Michalinho,

Many thanks for writing a review. Also thanks for complimenting our staff on their friendly service. The water is perfect for swimming currently. Please take note that on your next visit you are entitled to a discounted rate. There are taxi's that do local trips that are extremely affordable as well as the Red Bus that stops right opposite us at the World of Birds. On your next visit I will gladly supply you with all this info and book these according to your needs. My sincere apologies that you did not receive this information. Without reviews like these we will not know our guests' needs. Greetings out of a very summery Cape Town.

Regards
Robert Veldman
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Farnham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

My wife and I hosted our daughter and son-in-law's wedding at Riverside on the 21st December. We were there for four nights prior to the event and we saw the extraordinary dedication of the staff, both the "inside" and the external garden/maintenance staff who slowly and professionally turned the garden into a stunning wedding venue. The rooms were very comfortable, especially the "garden chalets" set amongst the trees and two pools. We were served with excellent breakfasts the whole six nights of our stay.
Compliments to Marie in the restaurant who entertained our grand-daughter with paper and crayons, and to Angela in the Front Office who was in every way superb, and to Cobus whose sense of humour we all thoroughly enjoyed. We were an extended family group of about 20 and I know more than one of us will return to Riverside. Thank You/Baie Dankie

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Dear Paul,

It was truly a pleasure having your whole family visiting Riverside and surely one of the most beautiful weddings we have ever hosted. We are looking forward in seeing you again next year when you visit your new SA family. Do know that you have a discounted rate of 10% for all the guests who stayed at Riverside. Our team says thank you for your review and fun they had serving you and your family. We wish you all a blessed 2013.

Many Thanks
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

I have never been made to feel more welcome than upon our arrival at the Riverside .From the outset we were greeted by a very friendly and efficient staff, especially Angela the receptionist who went out of her way to make us feel welcome and assist with our every need .The accommodation is very tastefully laid out and the setting is stunning two swimming pools tucked away under the tree’s in a beautiful garden
The location is very central yet tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Cape Town in December
An excellent experience highly recommended

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, January 19, 2013
Dear Martin,

Many Thanks for your review on our little paradise. We truly appreciate this and let us know when you will be visiting again in order to redeem your discounted rate for accommodation. We truly believe our guests will become our friends and it reflects in their attitude and makes us proud. Angela conveys her thanks and ask that you must remember to book your favourite room 1 on your return.

A blessed 2013 to your family.
Riverside Team
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Brecon, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

First found this great hotel tucked away in the trees above Hout Bay. Changes had been made since we last visited all for the good. So close to Cape Town and all the interesting places to visit in the cape and away from the noise and bustle of the city. Staff very helpful and pleasant but some of the new staff in need of training. When in this part of South Africa a must as only a few miles from Fisherman's Wharf and a sea food restaurant to die for and it not the only one.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Jvmt,

Many Thanks for your review. We are still busy with the changes and will always strive to make this one of the best Guest houses in Cape Town. Our restaurant is our newest addition and staff are being trained. One thing that is important to all of us at Riverside is to keep our guests satisfied and be friendly. Many Thanks for revisiting and please know that on your next visit you are entitled to a 10% discount. We wish you and your family a blessed festive season.

Regards
Robert Veldman
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

Good for family with kids. Kids under 12 stay free, so that is a bonus. Ideally situated in Hout Bay with a feel that you in the tropical forest. The luxury suites are clean, neat, spacious with fresh crisp linen and beautiful antiques. Spacious rooms and full bathroom. Airconditioned, bar fridge, reading area, wi-fi access. Staff was friendly and helpful. Situated next to the World of Birds, affords visitors the joys of the chirping and take your bird watching kit. Take comfortable walking shoes and explore this estate with its private river, secluded spots, beautiful garden.
We had a B&B but unfortunately the restaurant was not able to offer us anything, inspite of several halaal requests before our arrival. As with my family, food is everything, even when you on holiday. If you have special dietry requirements, take along you own food or visit the nearby Halaal Taj restaurant, Snoekies, Fish on the Rocks or KFC in Hout Bay. Recommended for family holiday.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, December 17, 2012
Dear Suraya,

Many Thanks for your response. Our restaurant has been sourced out and please let us know before your next visit in order for us to cater for your dietary requirements. Our restaurant will be able to provide this. If we do not have the responses like these, we will never be able to satisfy our guests needs. We hope you and your family have a wonderful festive season.

Best Regards
Robert Veldman
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We had a lovely stay. The staff are wonderfull. The only small complaint was the mattress in the room 3. Either the springs on the bed are really worn or the mattress are very old. but on the hole we have a great stay and certainly would consider staying there again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review, September 22, 2012
Hello Melinda,

Many thanks for your review. I have taken the springs out and replaced these with new bases. Please contact me for your next visit to experience our new beds. Our restaurant opens shortly and should you be close to Hout Bay, please drop by to see what we have done.

Best Regards
Robert
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Address: Cnr of Valley & Welbevind Road | Opposite Worl of Birds, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Estates 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverside Estates, an elegant guesthouse, function and conference venue, an established haven of tranquillity, friendship, music and joy. We are located in Cape Town's jewel, the beautiful valley of Hout Bay. Our core values include eco-sustainability, the greening of our establishment, the upliftment of our staff and the empowerment of our Hout Bay Community. We invite you to this place of enlightenment, of romance, of guests who become friends. Experience the magic of Riverside Estates. Today! ... more   less 
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