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Riverview Guest House

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17 Chestnut Crescent Beacon Bay, East London 5201 South Africa
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We are a husband and wife team who love entertaining and enjoy meeting new people. We bought our "dream home" aka "a disgusting dump", in 2013; with a vision to turn the ugly duckling into something beautiful. During the planning stages of what alterations we were going to do to the house, a close friend insisted that we had to go double story, to maximise the view potential. We asked him what on earth we would do with so many rooms then?; and his answer was "open a guest house". And so the dream was born!! The house was in a very sorry state and had to basically be gutted. It has taken four years, and much blood, sweat and tears; but we finally have our "forever" home. Each room has the same magnificent view, a view which we would love to share with others. We are successful entrepreneurs, who have run many businesses in the past, and are quite determined to make a success of this new venture as well. As this is our "forever home", we have spared no expense with the finishes in the house and have fitted each spacious room with decadent bathrooms, as well as modern amenities. A luxurious a-la-carte breakfast will be served in the guest dining room each morning from 7.30 am to 8.30 am. We have coffee and tea making facilities in every bedroom as well as in the breakfast room. We trust that you will join us and share our dream with us. Our establishment can only be described as a modern, minimalist home with a twist of old world charm. We currently have two luxurious bedrooms that are ready for guests and in the near future we will have four rooms available. Our bedrooms have magnificent views over the Nahoon river and valley. A modern, fully refurbished guest house with amenities. Rooms have a magnificent view of the Nahoon River and Valley and are well appointed. Your hosts will go the extra mile for you. We have coffee and tea making facilities in every bedroom as well as in the breakfast room. Each room has the same magnificent view, a view which we would love to share with others. Work space, ceiling fan. The East London suburb of Beacon Bay is situated roughly ten minutes from the city centre, and lies between the Nahoon and the Quinera rivers, set amongst pristine white beaches, lagoons and striking sand dunes. Known as the "Garden Town" of the Amatola region, Beacon Bay is home to tree lined streets and lovely residential properties, and is considered to be one of the most picturesque and friendly areas in the Eastern Cape. Closely situated to the ocean, there are many coastal resorts, shopping malls and office parks, all of which make Beacon Bay one of East London's most popular and sought after residential and holiday destinations. The suburb of Beacon Bay is also in close proximity to all of East London's cultural attractions, which include the brilliant East London Museum, and all the interesting architecture of the city centre.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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dhaag354963 wrote a review 01 Jan
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We had an amazing stay! The rooms are modern and absolutely beautiful with stunning views of the river, breakfast was great and Toni is an amazing host! Thank you so much for a perfect stay, we will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Responded 2 weeks ago
How fantastic to get such a great review. Thank you so much for bringing your folks with to tour our beautiful country and staying with us. We truly appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon.
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Rowalda Rooyan wrote a review Dec 2021
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Mr and Mrs Hayward deserve all the praises. Our stay was everything and more. The room was spotless and so much of pride and care in everything . The view was beautiful. The beds and pillows felt like home. The breakfast was divine. From The Rooyan’s.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for the great review. We do appreciate that you took the time.
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Tamkazi wrote a review Dec 2021
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I had a fantastic time at the guesthouse. The owners and staff catered tomorrow every wim and made dietary changes when requested. The venue is also beautiful with excellent amenities and beautiful views. It's out of the way of the hustle and bussle and thus recommended for anyone looking to get away from it all.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If you want a party venue, this is not it. If you want peace, tranquility and an enjoyable time...
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Response from ANDRE HAYWARD, Owner at Riverview Guest House
Responded 3 weeks ago
Oh what a fantastic review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope you visit again soon for some more "you" time:)
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madams776884 wrote a review Dec 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Our room had a rocking chair and it was blissful sitting in it watching the river. Andre and Toni are so welcoming and friendly. If we were ever in East London again, this would be our go to place stay.
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thank you so much for the great review. We truly do appreciate it.
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sxaba696886 wrote a review Dec 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Great place to stay for short personal or business trips. Amazing host and staff, with such great service to complement the stunning rooms. For the price of rooms, this is truly a steal. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Response from ANDRE HAYWARD, Owner at Riverview Guest House
Responded 06 Dec 2021
Thank you so much for the great review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you again in the near future. Andre and Toni
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US$59 - US$80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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South AfricaEastern CapeEast London
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverview Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Riverview Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Nahoon Beach (1.2 km), Hemingways Mall (3.2 km), and East London Museum (4.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverview Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Riverview Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Riverview Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverview Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverview Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sanook Cafe, Sanook Eatery, and Grazia Fine Food & Wine.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riverview Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Riverview Guest House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.