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Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 19 April 2016

We decided to go back to Riverside Estates one year after we had the most wonderful wedding there. We were greeted with such warmth - as if we were royalty. Shown to our gorgeous Room and even presented with a bottle of bubbly! It is these special touches that make Riverside Estates a truly one of a kind Guest House....

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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review

Dear Dave & Sara, Many thanks for your kind words above. Congratulations on the little one that's on his way. We are glad you enjoyed the weekend and it was great to share dinner with you. The dogs still go in the mornings to Room 4 to make sure if you not going to come out. Please feel free to...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 28 March 2016

The estate is in a beautiful setting and very well equipped for self catering. We took a bed and breakfast option and the breakfast was excellent. The pool was well cared for and the grounds were very pleasant although the units were quite close to each other so could get noisy if the neighbours were loud.

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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review

Dear Zuls, Many Thanks for your review on our guest house. As discussed next time contact us in order to sleep in one of our garden luxury rooms. Luckily we do not host a wedding every weekend. We hope to see you soon. Best Regards, Robert, Nathan & Riverside team.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 28 March 2016

Dear Robert Our stay at Riverside Estates was a great disappointment. We have discussed this with the Manager on duty (I think it was Nathan who welcomed us). I understand the General Manager is currently on sick leave. Firstly, the establishment was not aware of our arrival. We booked through Booking.com, which was very disappointing. Also, at the time of...

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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review

Dear Laetitia, Many thanks for your review on Riverside. Many thanks for accepting our offer to come and visit again. As explained this is not our standard and am sure you will have an awesome experience when you come again. Thank you for taking the time to have a meeting with me. Best regards, Robert Veldman.

Munich, Germany
Reviewed 15 March 2016

Excellent hospitality, nice rooms - we stände at Padocks. The breakfast was lovely. Don't be afraid of the dogs. The Bird park is worth visiting. A great experience to. Good place to visit Cape Town as well as well äs the coast. Thank you!

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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review

Dear Gerhard, It was great meeting you and your wife. Thank you for writing a review and as discussed contact us next time in order to qualify for your loyalty discount. The dogs still runs to your cottage in the morning with the hope of you throwing the Frisbee again. Best regards, Robert, Nathan & the Riverside team.

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 8 February 2016

People are so nice and hospitable. The place is beautiful. Breakfast is breathtaking. Wine excellend. I loved the dogs. The two weeks there, were one of the best times in my life. Thank you guys. Hope I can come back soon.

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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review

Dear Dieter, We take our hat off to you for travelling from Germany to the Southern Tip of Africa with your motor bike. It was great getting to know you and all the great times spent together are cherished. We have decided to employ you next time you are visiting - you certainly showed us your serving skills over breakfast....

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 February 2016

A group of us stayed after my brother's wedding for three nights. The staff were very friendly although they always seemed to be extremely busy! The rooms were lovely and the grounds stunning. A very comfortable and enjoyable stay. The only recommondation is breakfast could have been a bit more welcoming, it was a bit chaotic!

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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review

Dear Inglisbobs, Many thanks for your review. It was our first wedding of the season and staff all still being trained, so I gather that this was why everybody looked very busy. We appreciate your compliments and the new staff has all settled in and I believe breakfast also under control. Please let us know on your second visit how...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 21 January 2016 via mobile

Myself, husband and 2 kids stayed over for one night. My kids simply loved the place and is already asking when we are going back for another visit. The breakfast was great and staff all friendly. The downside and why I rated them three stars: We were initially placed into a tiny single room which wasn't worthy of even two...

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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review

Dear SATash, We appreciate your input above, however your review is of 2 years ago. I looked back on your reservations and correspondence. If you followed us on any social media or simply our website you would seen that Riverside has undergone a whole new perspective, look and feel. You are more than welcome to visit us again and meet...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 18 January 2016

My fiance and I won a night at a wedding expo and we were totally delighted with the experience! This estate has a wonderfully "welcome home" feel and since we are HUGE animal lovers we were ecstatic about the family dogs who lazed happily about the gardens and even accompanied us on our night swim in the pool! The staff...

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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review

Dear Nicky, Many thanks for your review and we would be honoured to host your special day with you. The dogs still go and stand in front of your room and we certainly don't mind that they must be part of your wedding. I look forward to your visit and would certainly do my best that we can make this...

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 11 January 2016

A fishing trip away with good mates. Perfectly complimented by the Riverside Estate stay over for 2 nights. Nice and comfortable. Clean and homely. Nicely tucked away into the picturesque Hout Bay area just a cast away from all amenities

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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review

Dear Hilton, Many thanks for your review and thank you very very much for the beautiful Tuna. We have already booked the Tree House for next year.We have planned to teach the Gautengers how to cook fish next year. We wish you and your family a great new year. Rob, Nathan & RS Team

Mustand
Reviewed 9 January 2016

The Log cabin called the tree house we stayed in was furnishes I lovely old style furniture. The bed was very comfortable. Generally a bit dated but very clean and the bush setting made us feel like we were in a forest.

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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this review

Dear Fleer, Thank you for your review on Riverside. It is a pity you couldn't stay longer in order to experience the whole of Cape Town. We look forward to your next visit and remember to simply email us and receive your loyalty discounted rate. Regards, Robert and the RS Team.

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  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riverside Estates, an elegant guesthouse, function and conference venue, an established haven of tranquillity, 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 greening of our establishment, the upliftment of our staff and the empowerment of our Hout Bay Community. We invite you to this place of enlightenment, of romance, of guests who become friends. Experience the magic of Riverside Estates today! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverside Estates

Address: Cnr of Valley & Welbevind Road | Opposite World of Birds, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Price Range: $165 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Estates 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Sun rise facing room is the best i think”
 of 5 bubbles Brad_Smith101, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some of the bungalows outside the main building can get quite chilly.”
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“They all looked good and in very different positions.”
 of 5 bubbles TedH6, 14 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The room upstairs :-)”
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