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Riversong Guest House
Ranked #4 of 27 Newlands B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Fishersville, Virginia
1 review
“My African Adventure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2012

Riversong is a beautiful place and they could not be more accomidating. They reacted to our every need, made us comfotable and arranged everything during our stay. Despite all the work they were flexible as our needs changed. I would recommend you stay here if in Capetown for any reason.

Room Tip: All the rooms were great but if you question whether to double up- take a room by yourslef the value...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review, November 20, 2012
Dear Neysa

Thank you so much for taking time to write a review. I really appreciate it. We loved hosting your group and hope to host many more groups in the near future. Give my fondest regards to Erwin and Ed. We look forward to seeing you back at Riversong in the near future.

Best regards
Inri and the Riversong Team
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Plettenberg Bay, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2012

Four of us stayed in two separate rooms and we found the accommodation very comfortable and beautifully appointed and we were assisted by friendly staff who in addition to answering all inquiries promptly, served a delicious breakfast every morning.

Room Tip: The Blue Room is beautiful but I've also stayed in the Leopard Room - it has two double beds - p...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Dear Karen
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We enjoyed having you stay with us again. So glad your Spanish guests enjoyed Cape Town and Riversong. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 22, 2012

I had the most amazing time in Cape Town. I am originally from CT but relocated to JHB. I had returned for a friends wedding in CT Stellenbosch. I decided last minute to stay extra three days for a mini holiday. The best accomodation I had ever experienced in CT is this amazing guesthouse.... Riversong Guest House. We were accomodated last minute and still received the best service. The cherry on top is having to meet and chat with the owner Inri.... she is really hands on!... I plan to go back there for my accomodation again in 2013.....

Room Tip: Rooms by the pool are awesome....
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review, October 23, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. The Riversong Team and I love getting reviews back from our guests. We look forward to hosting you again in 2013. Best regards
Inri and The Team.
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Chapin, South Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2012

We stayed at the Riversong Guest House for 4 nights while touring Cape Town, SA and surrounding areas. It is highly recommended for your lodging while in the area. Inri McManus and her staff make you feel at home. The rooms and common areas are very well and tastefully appointed, with everything well thought out. The service is exceptional and the made-to-order English-style breakfasts are great!

Inri can custom build local tours for you as well.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review, October 16, 2012
Dear Peter and Linda
Thank you for taking the time to write a review, it is much appreciated. We enjoyed hosting you and Linda and Don and Leah. John sends his regards. I am looking forward to the next 2 groups arriving in Nov. Archie will be doing the tours for these two groups.
Best regards from all of us at Riversong.
Inri
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Swellendam, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2012

This really is a superb guest house. Spacious accomodation and public rooms an excellent breakfast. The staff or rather team could not have been more helpful when they greeted one it felt asif they really meant it. Accomodation was spotlessly clean with everything in its place and working. A pleasant garden,super pool and wonderful views of the mountains. inri makes the perfect host. secure parking and quiet.ideally situated for trips in and around capetown and the airport and so easy to find .good resturants nearby

Room Tip: excellent downstairs rooms with mountain views stairs are reasonably steep but there is a good and...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2012

Riversong is simply the best place for anyone visiting gorgeous Capetown! Everything about that guest house is awesome. The entire crew - Inri, Charmaine, Winner, Miriam etc do an exceptional job to make your stay enjoyable. They have answers to every question, will even go an extra step to do stuff they are not even required to do. One feels at home, surrounded by people who treat you like family. I will highly recommend this guest house to anyone travelling to Capetown. The rooms are so comfy! the breakfast yummy! Thank you Inri and staff, we had a wonderful time and we will be back certainly!!! You guys are part of the reason why I never get enough of Capetown even after 3 visits!!!!!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review, May 2, 2012
Dear Nicole and Daniel
Thank you for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to host you both again and we look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Cape Town. Best regards from Inri and The Riversong Team.
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Reading, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2012

What a super place to stay: well equiped, clean and safe with really friendly and helpful staff. Excellent value and highly recommened.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House, responded to this review, April 22, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review after your stay at Riversong. We really appreciate it. We loved hosting you and hope to see you again in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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Property: Riversong Guest House
Address: 14 Esme Road, Newlands 7700, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Newlands
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 27 B&Bs / Inns in Newlands
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Riversong Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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 
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