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River Roost

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016 via mobile

Awesome experience and value for money. Stunning views with solitude, peace and quiet. Best kept secret in Kenton. Owners Simon and Judy very friendly, welcoming and accommodating. Ideal for couples, nature lovers or families with older children/teenagers.

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Thanks Roland. Please send us your dates for January so that we can make sure there is space for you. And just to think we met all those years ago. More 

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our time at the River Roost. It checks all the right boxes for a good stay in a bed and breakfast. Comfortable rooms. DSTV. Lots of lovely mags and plenty of hot water ! The hosts are special and so friendly and the view is stunning! Breakfast is a communal table which you share with other guests. I... More 

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Thank 365giannad
SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Hi Guys We have found that most people that visit us enjoy the family atmosphere around the table and finding out other peoples views on current affairs. I am sorry you didn't mention that you would prefer to eat separately as we would have set a table overlooking the "waterfall" for you. We have done that before. Thanks for staying... More 

Sedgefield, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

From the moment we drove through the gate we knew we were in a very special place, and the warm welcome we received from Simon, Judy and the dogs made us feel like old friends, not like first time guests! Things got even better when we were invited to join them for a glass or two of wine with dinner... More 

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Hi Gail Thanks for the review. We visited Terry and Jenny L-Smith over the weekend and were sorely tempted to visit you. They said your place on the lake is beautiful. However we left late and had a long drive home. All the best Simon More 

Leonding, Austria
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

This is a magnificent wooden chalet with walk around veranda above the Bushmans River in Kenton on Sea. It is the type of place you may see in a glossy travel magazine and say wow, that's where I would love to go....The chalet has two double bedrooms, as a couple we thoroughly enjoyed the very spacious rooms with bird's eye... More 

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Hi Gina Thanks for the kind comments. I hope you took enough pictures of our old trees to stimulate your artistic juices!! Please send pictures when you are ready. I will also send your web address to Toni, I am sure she will fine your art fascinating. All the best to you and Tony. Judy & Simon More 

Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

We had such a great stay with a very comfortable room and Simon and Judy are the best hosts! The house is set on the river side, with beautiful views and heaps of birds. We can definitely recommend staying here and hopefully we will be back!

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SimonGH, Owner at River Roost, responded to this review

Hi Ida, thanks for the kind words. I am glad you enjoyed the rest of your trip and the Avo's taste good in Denmark. I hope we will see you again the next time you come to South Africa. More 

Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2016 via mobile

I was let down by an accommodation mishap through bookings.com and landed up seeing a sign at 10pm in the darkness that is River Roost and had a number on their signage . I called and Simon and Judy Oliver answered and welcomed me in ! From the moment I arrived was taken in by the warmth of this classy... More 

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Wilderness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016

I have just spent two lovely days with my family at River Roost The girls and I loved every moment, the peace and quiet, huge verandah with views of the river and coastal bush The girls loved the huge lounge, beautifully decorated furniture and the walks down to the jetty. I could not wait to open the huge doors in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2016

We just loved our time with Judy and Simon. Apart from the accommodation being so good, the main thing for us was the warm reception. We had such fun with them and other guests, it made our holiday. Would liked to have stayed there much longer, had so many laughs. We hope to visit again. Marilyn and Richard

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Rome, Italy
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016 via mobile

I stayed for only one night, yet had the chance to enjoy two meals, and several chats with Judie and Simone, who welcomed me warmly at their B&B. The facilities are in great conditions and all interior is nicely picked collections of recent and more historical art. The garden is an oasis and the view simply astonishing. Ein sehr empfehlenswertes... More 

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Kenton-on-sea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

It is a beautiful property with so lovely hosts. The rooms are clean and well equipped. Nothing was missing. High level for a guest house. Breakfast was fantastic. In every detail you see the kindness and passion of the hosts.

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Address: Grahamstown Road, Kenton-on-Sea 6191, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Greater Addo > Kenton-on-Sea
Number of rooms: 3
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