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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful guesthouse in a quiet neighborhood is Newlands. Majestic view of Table Mountain from beautiful and relaxing backyard garden. My upstairs room was spacious with nice amenities. Staff was friendly and helpful. Breakfast was delicious and relaxing. Only complaint was I wish I could've stayed longer. Highly recommend.

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We loved hosting you and look forward to having you back with us for a longer stay. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Guest House Team.

Veldhoven, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

This guest house is situated in quiet surroundings with a faboulas view on the mountains. A very nice guest house and friendly helpfull people guarantee a comfortable stay, every morning a good firm (european) breakfast to start the day.

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.

Guernsey
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed here many times now and it never disappoints. The staff are friendly and very helpful. The breakfast, included with your stay, is excellent and cooked to order. The rooms are spacious, with fridges, tea coffee etc. The atmosphere is bijoux and very relaxed. There are secure garages for small cars, you might need to park a larger...

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

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We always enjoy having you back to stay with us. Always great to see a familiar face at breakfast time. We have parking garages for 3 large vehicles and 2 smaller vehicles. Garages can be requested on booking. If one is not available at time of booking in, one...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed January 14, 2017

We love the Riversong, this was our third or fourth stay there. And I'm sure it won't be our last! Charmaine and Aaron do a great job, making it a very personal experience. its like our home away from home!

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review after so many visits. We really appreciate it and always enjoy hosting you at Riversong. We look forward to many more visits from you. Best regards Inri, Charmaine, Aaron and The rest of The Riversong Team.

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed January 10, 2017 via mobile

Set in a quite neighborhood, it's an ideal environment to cool off. Loved the space of the rooms, bathroom and the lounges plus the good service by attendants who are available 24/7. Breakfast was good.

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

Dear William Thank you for taking time to write a review. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to hosting you again some time soon. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team

East London
Reviewed December 27, 2016

It is a perfect 10 but for the mould in the open plan garden bed room. Food and staff were exemplary Comfortable and the location was an easy walk to Claremont and the train station Will stay again next time we are in Cape Town

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. Thank you, also for bringing to our attention there is mould in The Garden Room. I will check the room immediately today to sort out the problem. We enjoyed hosting you and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best regards for 2017. Inri and The Riversong Team.

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed December 17, 2016

I loved both the quality of the rooms and all the provisions - the owners/managers had thought of everything (even power adaptors were supplied!) - but what makes Riversong truly amazing is the hospitality of the staff. They go out of their way to make sure one feels comfortable, safe and informed about great sightseeing opportunities.

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

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. We are always happy to hear that our guests had a wonderful stay with us. We do try our very best to make sure everyone has a pleasant stay. We wish you a wonderful festive season and hope to see you back again in 2017. Best regards Inri and...

Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We were there approximately six months ago and the staff and accommodation facilities were excellent so we decided to stay there again got our latest short visit. The guest house is near the local shops, eateries, famous botanical gardens - Kirstenbosh and the Newlands Rugby stadium. Inri & Chairmaine and all the staff were very friendly and accommodating. Great place...

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

Dear Tina and Kon It was a pleasure to host you again. You are both such lovely guests. We wish you a wonderful festive season and all the best for 2017. We look forward to hearing your news. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.

Bath, United Kingdom
Reviewed November 20, 2016

A lovely place to stay. Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent free WiFi connection and secure garage parking for our hire car. Easy walking distance to Dean Street Shopping Arcade and The Mall, Cavendish Centre. Only a short drive away and one will find Rhodes Memorial and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

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

Dear Cheryl Thank you for taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.

South Africa
Reviewed November 14, 2016

And again Inri comes up trumps with her fabulous guest house. When we leave this place of comfort and spoil we always wonder when we can arrange to come back. I love the attention to detail that Inri provides, the warm friendly atmosphere, outstanding rooms, great food and perfect location in a very busy city. Thank you again for your...

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

Dear Mary and Rudy Always a pleasure to host you. So glad you enjoyed your stay with us again. We look forward to many more visits from you. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A Luxury 4 star boutique guest house in the heart of Newlands, Cape Town. Riversong sits on the banks of Liesbeek River and boasts panoramic views of Table Mountain. Conveniently situated in the Southern Suburbs, Riversong is an ideal base for the discerning business person or holiday maker who is looking for more than a hotel room. Riversong is a short walk from Newland's Cricket and Rugby Grounds, Cavendish Square Mall, Claremont CBD, Vineyard Hotel and Conference centre, S.A. Sports Science Institute, SA Breweries, Dean Street (start of The Two Ocean Marathon), and Virgin Active Gym and many restaurants and pubs around the trendy Newlands Village. 10 minutes from University of Cape Town, Belmont Square, Kirstenbosch gardens, Kelvin Grove club, Great Westerford, Baxter theatre, leading hospitals and schools. 20-minute drive from the Airport, City Centre, Cape Town International Convention Centre, V & A Waterfront, FIFA Soccer Stadium, golf courses, wine farms and golden beaches. Friendly hospitality and attention to detail makes Riversong a popular choice for local and overseas guests. Our 9 elegantly stylish, spacious en-suite bedrooms have comfortable beds and pillows, DSTV decoders, well stocked fridges and snack baskets, micro-wave ovens, tea and coffee making facilities, safe for valuables, desks/dressing tables, heaters, electric blankets and fans, fluffy white towels and bathrobes, percale linen, hairdryers, clock-radios/ipod docking stations, hot water bottles, Charlotte Rhys toiletries, Pool towels and chocolates. Mr Deliver and Butlers’s pizza menus in rooms with dinner by request. Free Wireless internet. Guest laptop in lounge. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riversong Guest House

Address: 14 Esme Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Newlands
Price Range: $107 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riversong Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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