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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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284 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

After consideration to our activities in Hankey and Patensie, we opted to stay in the area and "found" the Ripple Hill Hotel. Booking online and a couple of calls to ensure we got space for four was a breeze with the efficient and friendly response by management. We were surprised on entering, from the friendly and warm welcome to the... More 

Thank hoosainnarker
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44 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

A very convenient stay after a exhausting but beautiful travel in the Baviaanskloof. All you need in one place -a little oasis - the hotel is very neat, well located in Patensie - near local businesses. The hotel is partly renovated - still in process- very clean and crisp. The local bar and restaurant is also part of he hotel... More 

Thank Alida S
George, South Africa
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2016

Spent 1 night on our way to Baviaans. Spent a Sunday night which is obviously not the best night to be there, as the establishment is closed. However we were made to feel welcome and John has left braai utensils and all we needed to do our own thing. Bedrooms recently renovated, so clean and comfortable. There was a smell... More 

Thank 103Lesley
George, South Africa
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158 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2016

We booked in for Sunday night...the hotel is closed on a Sunday. But the owner when we rang him knew we were coming. "No problem, park your cars round the back and you will find the key.....etc etc". Because there was no restaurant open that evening he had said we could braai. Everything we could need (not food obviously) was... More 

Thank gramench
Tunapuna, Trinidad
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93 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2016

Patensie is a typical sleepy klein dorpie (little town) with petrol stations galore, some quirky farm stalls, a liquor store, butcher, ATM, Spar and hotel where everybody hangs out. Ripple Hill was that hotel. If heading out to the Baviaans - as most tourists in this area are likely to be - Patensie is the perfect stopover on the eastern... More 

Thank AmazonLodge
Worcester, South Africa
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17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2015

This is the best value for money. The hotel has oldworld-charm. Wide corridors and beautiful rooms. The food is devine and the owners are so accommodating. My husband used the conference fasilities for the day and they gave me late check-out in the afternoon (it was a 39C day outside and I could stay in a nice airconditioned room!) I... More 

Thank Dolletjie
London, United Kingdom
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74 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2015

The look of the hotel is pretty cool - a lot of the décor is from the 1930s but the things you'd want to be new are new, such as the bedding and towels. It's fairly close to the Baviaans and the wifi is fast. However there is some room for improvement with the hospitality skills. When we arrived no... More 

2 Thank Roe77
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36 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 June 2015

I stayed at Ripple Hill a few years ago and had lunch here with friends. The hotel has been wonderfully restored and the restaurant has really good food and always offers specials. For those driving or biking through the Baviaanskloof the Ripple Hill is always a good stop for a cold one! Groete van die Baviaanskloof John and family from... More 

Thank BaviaansNick
Westville, South Africa
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 May 2015

After driving from Durban to Patensie we arrived after dark to a very welcome stay at Ripple Hill. Very comfortable accommodation, great atmosphere in the pub and a delicious meal in the dining room. Many thanks to all at Ripple Hill - we will certainly be back when next we are in the area.

1 Thank DaveBrendaOldacre
East London, South Africa
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21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2015

Wonderful stay, highly recommended. Old world charm accomodation and brilliant food and prices. The hotel has been refurbished while keeping the old style feel about it. Even the original yellowood floors are still there.We will be back.

Thank 696barryb

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Scenic Environment: renowned Baviaanskloof Mega Reserve of the Eastern Cape Rooms: newly renovated with crisp white linen, 3-star accommodation Restaurant: extensive a la carte menu Pub: cosy ambience with big screen, air-conditioning & fireplace Function Hosting: excellent for small functions Attractions: variety of adventures and activities in proximity Your hosts, John and N'Re, and their dedicated staff look forward to your visit. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ripple Hill Hotel

Address: Paul Ferreira Street, Patensie 6335, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Eastern Cape > Patensie
Price Range: $26 - $31 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“If you like your own bathroom, you have to ask for a room with an ensuite bathroom, otherwise you have to share with other guests.”
 of 5 bubbles Dolletjie, 28 Oct 2015 | Read review
“A good start to a drive through Baviaanskloof”
 of 5 bubbles DaveBrendaOldacre, 2 May 2015 | Read review
“ask for an en suite room”
 of 5 bubbles 696barryb, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Room 12 has direct access to the rear garden and parking area; it has an en suite shower room.”
 of 5 bubbles JillM757, 14 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Make sure that you get a room with a shower/bath and toilet otherwise you might land up in a room without. Even then it would be a bargain. We will sleep over again if in that area.”
 of 5 bubbles Kotievanjaarsveld, 28 Mar 2014 | Read review
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