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Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Stayed for our 1 year anniversary and couldn't have gotten a better room to stay! Great breakfast, peacefull next to the pool and quite central. Thoroughly enjoyed ziplining in constantia nek which was a short drive away. Hout bay Harbour just around the corner for fish and chips and some live music. All in all a great experience

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

Dear Pierre, Many thanks for your beautiful review. We hope you and your family have a blessed festive season. We are looking forward to your anniversary next year. Best Regards, Robert & Team

Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 September 2015

We stayed here for 4 nights last January and although the staff were friendly our room, especially the bathroom needed some attention, the floor tiles, dresser/unit and the room in general needed attention. It just wasn't to the standard we'd come to expect during our stay in South Africa and did nothing to encourage me to want to stay in...

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

Dear Jenny, Many thanks for your review. Please email me on your next visit as I need to put you in the same room you slept as the hotel had undergone renovations. We also improved the kitchen section and the cold meats are protected from any interference. Since January we have installed 2 solar farms and will soon be off...

DurbanSouth Africa
Reviewed 14 September 2015

The hotel is laid back, beautifully furnished and a sense of yesteryear prevails. The host was amazing, from morning to night all he wanted was for the guests to relax and enjoy - nothing was too much trouble. One of the best run hotels I have been to.

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

Dear Ted, It was great meeting you and your wife. I promise to next time show you the secret how to cook a poached egg perfectly. I am so glad that you have enjoyed your stay and that you fell in love with our little village. The staff also appreciated your input and recommendations. We're looking forward to your next...

Bellville
Reviewed 13 September 2015

The highlights of our stay was Robert's excellent service; a spacious room with a bath and bed big enough for a couple to enjoy together comfortably; the lovely green setting below the mountains; and a hearty breakfast. Can highly recommend it!

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

Dear SJ, Many thanks for choosing Riverside and I am glad you and your wife had a great time away. I am definitely attending your charity run and do remember to simply email us on your next visit to qualify for your loyalty discounted rate. Greetings from me and the staff, Robert

cape town
Reviewed 9 September 2015

when we arrived we were greeted at the front office and showed our room, we were also offered help with our luggage.... it was a lovely peaceful stay.... was still a little chilly to swim however we enjoyed relaxing by the poolside.

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

Dear Ashly, It was great meeting locals who really enjoy their surroundings and appreciate all things Hout Bay and Riverside offers. As promised simly mail us to qualify for your loyalty discounted rate for December. The dogs ran to your cottage this morning again to see if you don't appear. Thank you for all the compliments and next time you...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 8 September 2015

My husband and I had the privilege of staying at Riverside Estates on 5 September 2015. Though a late check-in (23h15), Rob welcomed us with a friendly smile and good cheer. The next morning, breakfast was delicious.

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

Dear Erin, Congratulations again from our team. You looked absolutely awesome in your wedding dress! We feel honoured that you spent your first honeymoon night with us. As discussed you can simply email us for you & your family for the family reunion. May you and your husband have a blessed journey together. Regards, Rob, Jessie and the RS Team

Reviewed 25 August 2015

Very personal and warm welcome. Great atmosphere. Beautiful gardens and pool. Very friendly and helpful people. Had a great stay. Good place to start in SA. Busstop (hop-on to Capetown) across the street.

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

Dear Jos, Many thanks for your review on Riverside. It was great meeting you and your extended family. The game evening was quite a revelation to see that we are all actually alike all over the world. The dogs, Riverside family and management loo forward to your visit next year. Many thanks for a wonderful time. Love to everybody! Rob...

Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 25 August 2015

I attended a conference there, had two breakfasts, and stayed one night. I found the presence of four large dogs in our conference room quite distracting. The breakfast was delicious and the staff are friendly.

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

Dear Emarie, Many thanks for your review on Riverside. My sincere apologies for the dogs being in the conference centre. They have big grounds to run around as well as never allowed in the buildings. They love people and always want to be around them. They are extremely obedient and if someone tell them to leave, they would do so...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Found the venue to be relaxed, beautiful and the staff very accommodating. However from a disability perspective (I use a wheelchair) there were a few modifications required in order to make the venue accessible. The paving stones to the room were wide apart which made it difficult for a wheelchair to move over, there was a step into the room,...

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

Dear Sir, We sincerely appreciate your review. We have already moved the furniture around and is busy creating a smooth riding surface to the room. I will email you as we have your details on our system and would like to offer you a complimentary night on your next visit to Cape Town in order to get feedback on our...

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 15 August 2015

Charming and accommodating staff. Pleasant dining experience, both food quality and ambiance. Room and bathroom beautifully decorated. linen of excellent quality.This venue is well worth the stay and a highlight of our trip.

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

Dear Sharon, Thank you for your review on Riverside. I was on leave for 2 weeks and are delighted to hear that the Riverside team has earned a charm badge in my absence. Please remember to claim your loyalty discounted rate on your next visit. Best regards Rob & the RS team

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair Access
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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 

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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: $171 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Estates 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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