River Rock Guesthouse

River Rock Guesthouse

288 Pistorius Rust, Parys 9585 South Africa
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4.5
#3 of 16 lodges in Parys
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Location
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Value
Our estate is situated on the banks of the Vaal River with the most beautiful nature ambiance while still maintaining a countryside atmosphere. Countless bird species is a must for bird watchers. Horses roam the property all day. If you need time out from the busy life or have a special, romantic getaway in mind, we have just the perfect spot for you with different, country-style designed chalets to choose from. Great for angling, entertaining or relaxing! Parys is a convenient getaway from the city as it is only a 45 min drive from Johannesburg. Our beautiful town offers two golf estates; one of our country's biggest indoor arenas at the Dome, popular for horse shows and festivals. An array of sport activities; unbelievable dining and shopping galore at our famous art and antique shops; heritage and monumental sight seeing is a must! Whether you are here to unwind for a few days, compete in activities or for business, we always strive to exceed your expectations.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Romantic

Location

288 Pistorius Rust, Parys 9585 South Africa
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Lizna wrote a review May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The location is great! It is very peaceful and beautiful. The Bush cottage is private, well-equipped with everything you could require and very spacious. Meghan really made us feel welcome and attend to all our needs. Although this cottage is not on the river, it is only a short walk to the river.
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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tatjana fed wrote a review May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We chose River Rock for celebration of my birthday and it was absolutely wonderful. Very friendly and helpful staff, Meghan was there for anything you need. We find a bottle of bubbly as present with crackers and dip, flower petals all over.... Thank you for wonderful experience!!!
Nice garden, everything super clean, nice Lapa where you can sit and enjoy sunset... We will come back definitely!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Colin EN wrote a review May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great services from the Reception. Kept checking via WhatsApp if we were happy. The rooms are neat and the furniture style impressed the guests. The river view is one if its kind. i never regretted the choice of River Rock Guesthouse
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Date of stay: May 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Natasha M wrote a review Nov 2019
Terni, Italy
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Liked: The kitchen was comfortable and the gardens were well kept.
There was a large lawn area where our toddler could play right in front of our room.
The staff responded to our complaints immediately and surprised us with a baked goods platter to apologize for the inconvenience.

Disliked · The bed was so uncomfortable that I slept on the couch the entire trip.
We couldn’t wash our baby because the property had no water filters and as soon as I took a shower the entire bathroom smelled of sewage.
The shower leaked and had a horribly mist spray shower head.
The river was green and putrid smelling.
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Date of stay: October 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Check the water quality of the Vaal River before booking.
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Response from River_Rock_Parys, Owner at River Rock Guesthouse
Responded 29 Nov 2019
Dear Natasha Muller, Thank you for your duplicate review. Please allow us to apologize, again. The experience of our valued guests at our Guesthouse, are of utmost importance to us. Hence the regular checkups with our guests and visible presence of our staff. We specifically focus on a warm welcome and continuous hospitality in order for our guests to feel comfortable discussing any discomforts or faults. This comes natural for us as we love hosting guests from far and near. We believe that it is always better to resolve any issues whilst our valued guests are staying with us, so that you can enjoy a memorable stay. Had we known about the faults during your stay, we would have been more than happy to upgrade your accommodation arrangements as the faults mentioned were only in that one unit. Thus, please allow us again to take this opportunity to sincerely apologize for your disappointment. We would also like to express our disappointment, as your bad experience were the first we had ever received for the newly renovated unit. With no prior reporting we were led to believe that the new unit was perfect. We took immediate action upon the news of your first review from your online booking platform, as we take our guests' opinions extremely serious. We were able to easily sort the faults out. Again, we are so sad that you didn't mention it during your stay as your experience could have been so different. Moving forward, we are also happy to report that we have concluded the installation of a water purifying system this week, so that this could never happen again. Again, we apologize for your dissatisfaction and we are sincerely sorry that it happened to lovely people as yourselves. Warmest Regards, RRGH Team
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Gill F wrote a review Sept 2019
Brisbane, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This family run retreat has a variety of chalets overlooking the Vaal River. It is a wonderful, quiet and private spot where you will be woken by the fish eagle call in the morning. The boba and pool are a lovely place to have an evening bbq overlooking the river. The owners are very helpful and friendly and the chocolate muffins on Saturday morning were a welcome surprise.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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julianne5906 wrote a review Mar 2019
Pretoria
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Seriously overpriced, tiny, poorly equipped, full of fleas, no parking close to Zozo, no coverage between Zozo, braai or parking, no respect for privacy, no attempt to apologize or reimburse. Poor TV boquet. Trying to make as much money as possible with little value in return.
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from River_Rock_Parys, Owner at River Rock Guesthouse
Responded 21 Mar 2019
Unfortunately River Rock Guesthouse will not become involved with a public dispute based on fabricated statements. As a professional establishment, we pride ourselves in excellent service, cleanliness and tasteful comfort. We also strive to accommodate our guest requests where possible, are most willing to compensate in the event of any faults and believe that the key to great customer service is to treat all our guests with utmost respect. We have a waiting list of two months on our river front cabins and thusfar we have only received 5 stars for service and cleanliness upon guest departures. All our unit specifications as well as updated photos for both the units and the estate are available on every online platform. It is therefore advisable to first research and ensure that it is suitable for your specific requirements before making a booking. This of course is applicable for every accommodation establishment. As said before, you will always remain welcome at our Guesthouse as we have various (bigger) accommodation options for you and your sister. You need not book a quaint romantic setup such as the last time. Best Regards, RRGH Team
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Leigh-Ann H wrote a review Mar 2019
Krugersdorp, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
River Rock Guesthouse is this quiet spot on the Vaal River. The friendliness of Meghan and Denise just makes the time with them 10 times better. We were looking for a place for the whole family, Hubbie to fish, our 4 Fur-babies and myself - no tent :), We all were super happy and in our elements. We will be back.
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Date of stay: February 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All rooms!!!
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Response from River_Rock_Parys, Owner at River Rock Guesthouse
Responded 20 Mar 2019
Dear Leigh-Ann, Thank you so much for your review. We are very glad that you have had such a memorable stay with us! We look forward in welcoming you, hubby and your fur babies back soon!
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Johan wrote a review Feb 2019
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had so much fun at River Rock Guesthouse. It has a great ambience with conscientious staff who ensure the best holiday experience possible making this property one of the very best in it's class.
The tranquillity is the biggest plus.
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Date of stay: February 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from River_Rock_Parys, Owner at River Rock Guesthouse
Responded 20 Mar 2019
Dear Johan, Thank you so very much for your review. It was lovely welcoming you and your friends and we hope to see you again soon!
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Dale Watson wrote a review Jan 2019
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
RRGH was absolutely phenomenal, the hosts are amazing - we were greeted at our chalet on arrival, and received a tour of the chalet, gardens, and river. While rock hopping to the river islands I slipped on one of the rocks (even after being warned by the hosts) and took a cell phone along for a swim - we were promptly given a bag of rice to try save the dying device! It was a home away from home in a lovely chalet with relaxing gardens, a beautiful river walk, and a couple of friendly horses. I’d go back in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from River_Rock_Parys, Owner at River Rock Guesthouse
Responded 05 Jan 2019
Dear Dale, Thank you so very much for your kind words. We are delighted that you have had such a memorable experience with us (we also hope that you have managed to save your phone!). It was lovely having you and your partner staying at our Guesthouse, please come back soon!! Warmest Regards, River Rock Team
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Cruiser425471 wrote a review Dec 2018
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent weekend. Peaceful, quiet and beautiful surroundings. Loved it. Thank you Meghan and mom for being such great hostesses. Chalet is beautiful and very comfortable . Will definitely be back with the rest of the family.
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Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from River_Rock_Parys, Owner at River Rock Guesthouse
Responded 10 Dec 2018
To our lovely Guests, Thank you so very much for taking the time to tell us about your experience! It was an absolute pleasure welcoming you and we can't wait to meet the rest of the family! Best Regards, Denise & Meghan RRGH
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Natasha M wrote a tip Nov 2019
Terni, Italy14 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the water quality of the Vaal River before booking."
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Leigh-Ann H wrote a tip Mar 2019
Krugersdorp, South Africa4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms!!!"
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Deon TerBlanche wrote a tip Dec 2018
Parys, South Africa140 contributions43 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely ask if the log cabin by the river is available!"
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PRICE RANGE
R 880 - R 916 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaFree StateParys
NUMBER OF ROOMS
7
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Rock Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to River Rock Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Kiki’s Vintage Photo Studio (0.2 km), Pine's Emporium (0.2 km), and The Man Cave (0.7 km).
Which room amenities are available at River Rock Guesthouse?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at River Rock Guesthouse?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Rock Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include O's restaurant, Hoi Polloi, and The Pickled Pig Ale House.
Is River Rock Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.5 km away from the centre of Parys.
Are pets allowed at River Rock Guesthouse?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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