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Riversong Guest House

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14 Esme Road, Newlands 7700 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 07/01/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#4 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Newlands
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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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Wifi
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 77 out of 100
34Restaurantswithin 0.3 miles
2Attractionswithin 0.3 miles
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Lee M wrote a review Feb 2020
Denver, Colorado2 contributions
We spent a wonderful 4 days/nights at Riversong. The Staff was amazing and couldn't have been more attentive or helpful. The rooms were large and had plenty of room for us to be comfortable in. The bathroom was huge. Breakfast each day was amazing! It was wonderful to sit outside and relax in the evenings while enjoying the lovely yard and pool. I highly recommend Riversong to anyone going to Cape Town.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: The room closest to the River has the most privacy and a private patio
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Response from Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House
Responded Feb 26, 2020
Dear Lee Thank you for taking time to write a review. We loved organizing your tours and having you stay with us. We look forward to having many more of your associates and friends come on tour to Cape Town in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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78hansson wrote a review Feb 2020
Newlands, South Africa1 contribution
I had a wonderful stay at Riversong. The staff is fantastic, very friendly and helpfull. They made us fell at home, I highly recommend Riversong. The rooms are very nice and the breakfast is soooo good! I will stay there again and would recommend to anyone planning on visiting the area.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House
Responded Feb 24, 2020
Thank you for taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. We loved hosting you and hope to do so soon again. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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malibu_137 wrote a review Jan 2020
London, United Kingdom18 contributions9 helpful votes
We had a wonderful stay at Riversong and would definitely say we felt at home the minute we walked through the door. All the staff were fantastic and Charmaine was an excellent host. I very highly recommend Riversong for a great location and perfect stay! We were sorry to leave and would definitely return!
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House
Responded Jan 19, 2020
Thank you for taking time to write a review. Much appreciated. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to host you again in the near future. Wishing you a wonderful 2020. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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PaddyBriggs46 wrote a review Jan 2020
Teddington, United Kingdom86 contributions51 helpful votes
This leafy part of Cape Town is a pleasant place to base yourselves whether you are going to the cricket nearby or want to explore the city and the Western Cape. B&Bs are a good choice and Riversong is up there with the best. We had a garden room which was spacious and well-appointed. The public rooms are delightful and the ambience charming and relaxed. The staff were helpful at all times and we wanted for nothing. There is very good and secure on site garaging if you have a car. The breakfasts were very English and satisfactory. Coffee was a bit hit and miss - sometimes proper freshly brewed sometimes instant. Maybe the machine was playing up ! Within a short walk there are some good restaurants and shops. Newlands station is also close by. In short this is a pleasant, convenient and friendly place to stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Responded Jan 8, 2020
Dear Paddy Thank you for staying with us again and taking time to write a review. We always enjoy hosting you for the cricket and hope to see you back again next year. I will look into the coffee machine as you know I was away celebrating my 60th birthday and missed your stay. Wishing you all the best for 2020. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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Owen Jarman wrote a review Dec 2019
Witsand, South Africa5 contributions
Fantastic place to stay in Newlands. The room was clean and spacious. They certainly go the extra mile in providing all the amenities one could possibly need. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. I will certainly come to stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Thank your for staying with us and taking time to write a review. We enjoyed hosting you and hope to see you in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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$73 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownNewlands
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riversong Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Riversong Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Barnard Gallery (0.2 miles) and Newlands Swimming Pools (0.08 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Riversong Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Riversong Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Riversong Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Riversong Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riversong Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mamma Roma, The Creamery Cafe Newlands, and Basilico Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riversong Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Riversong Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riversong Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Riversong Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Newlands.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riversong Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Riversong Guest House?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Groot Constantia (4.3 miles), Iziko Slave Lodge (4.2 miles), and City Hall (3.7 miles).