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Riverside Boutique Hotel
Ranked #12 of 60 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 12, 2014

An overall feeling of a byegone era - warm, welcoming, rich in detail. Set in imaculate gardens with two pools, the Cape-Dutch architecture was enchanting. The staff were friendly and caring. The room was spacious, comfortably decorated and clean with a very comfortable bed. The red open-top tour bus stops outside the gate and the surrounding suburb was enchanting for my morning jog with mountains all around and lovely old trees in abundance. The breakfasts were excellent and the in-house meals we enjoyed as part of our conference were outstanding.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Robert S
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2014

Dear Rob,

Many Thanks for your review on our guest house. It was a pleasure hosting the group. The mind mapping method of conferencing is very exciting. We are ready for the next group and cannot wait to see the response after being used to old boring conferences. We are looking forward to your next visit and to meet your wife. All of the best to you and your family.
Regards Robert Veldman

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Reviewed January 31, 2014

This was the most relaxing experience I had in years. The service was excellent. The staff was most accomodating, friendly and respectful. Its a place that I would recommend to any of my friends and family members who is looking for serenity and just simply wanting to chill. The room/s were beautifully layed out, omplementing the surroundings.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Shamilah S
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2014

Dear Shamilah, Many Thanks for your beautiful review. There is something about our little paradise nestled between the two mountains and the the ravine that makes it tranquil. We really appreciate your kind words and look forward to your next chilling out session. Please know that you are entitled to a loyalty discount, simply email Angela at reception. Best regards
Robert Veldman

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

There was such a warm welcome in the hotel, I was pleased right away. Tim was giving me some good advice what to do/where to go and I had such a great time and enjoyed each place he recommended a lot - fantastic days.
The whole team was very kind, the breakfast is great, I liked the charme of the old buildings. It's a good place to relax! Unfortunately I had not enough time for enjoying the nice garden with the pool.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Thank Alex M
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Dear Alexis,
Many Thanks for your review on our little paradise. It is our aim to keep guests satisfied and it is so inspiring to us having this feedback. On your next visit you are entitled to a discounted rate and hopefully can fit in 1 or 2 more days to lounge in the sun next to the pool.
Best regards, Robert Veldman

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Reviewed January 28, 2014

Lovely quiet and restful place, beautiful drive to get there, friendly and helpful service exceptional, homely atmosphere makes it feel like home away from home. Wouldn't hesitate to return some day....

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Cheryl Anne E
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Good day Cherryl Anne,
Thank you for your beautiful review on our guest house. A blessed 2014 to you and your family. On your next visit to Riverside, please mail Angela at reception as our return guests receives a loyalty discounted rate.
Best regards, Robert Veldman

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

What a special spot! Beautifully maintained rooms and gardens, the owner could not have been more helpful, friendly and interested in making our stay as comfortable as possible. Big thumbs up for the breakfasts too! The perfect weekend getaway - and check out Hout Bay market over a weekend too.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Allie M
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 29, 2014

Hi Allie,
Many Thanks for your great review on Riverside. We really are blessed to stay and work in this paradise and it is fulfilling to hear that our guests are satisfied. This is why we are here. A blessed 2014 for you and your family. On your next visit you are entitled to a loyalty discounted rate. Simply email Angela at reception.
Best regards, Robert Veldman

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Reviewed January 20, 2014

The warm welcome by Angela set the tone for our weekend stay. Riverside Estates has very friendy accomodating staff (and dogs), beautiful gardens, sparkling pools, comfortable rooms and good breakfast.It would have been great had there been a halaal option.Hopefully next time...We had a memorable and absolutely relaxing stay. Thank you!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 22, 2014

Hi Munira,
Many thanks for your awesome review above. Angela is definitely a great hostess and very caring. The dogs misses you too. You have a lovely family and with your next visit we will have a halaal option for you. Also remember with your next visit that you are entitled to a loyalty discounted rate.
Best regards
Robert Veldman

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Riverside estates is defenatly the place to be at if you are looking for A romantic holiday spot. The guest house is beautiful quite clean and spacious. The staff is helpful and smilly. The breakfast is really good but if you're hungry the rest of the day there is no restaurant our another food service.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Eliran Y
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2014

Dear Eliran, many thanks for your review. We are starting a small on-site restaurant this year and with your next visit you will be able to have luncheon with us next to the pool or in the gazebo. A blessed 2014 for you and your family. Best Regards Robert Veldman

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Additional Information about Riverside Boutique Hotel

Address: Cnr of Valley & Welbevind Road | Opposite World of Birds, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa (Formerly Riverside Estates)
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 60 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range: $106 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverside Boutique Hotel, an elegant Conference, Function and Wedding Venue, an established haven, 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 upliftment of our staff and the empowerment of our Hout Bay community. We invite you to this place of enlightenment and romance. A place where guests become friends. Experience the magic with us. ... more   less 
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