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Riversong Guest House

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A Luxury 4 star boutique guest house in the heart of Newlands, Cape Town. Riversong sits on the banks of Liesbeek River and boasts panoramic views of Table Mountain. Conveniently situated in the Southern Suburbs, Riversong is an ideal base for the discerning business person or holiday maker who is looking for more than a hotel room. Riversong is a short walk from Newland's Cricket and Rugby Grounds, Cavendish Square Mall, Claremont CBD, Vineyard Hotel and Conference centre, S.A. Sports Science Institute, SA Breweries, Dean Street (start of The Two Ocean Marathon), and Virgin Active Gym and many restaurants and pubs around the trendy Newlands Village. 10 minutes from University of Cape Town, Belmont Square, Kirstenbosch gardens, Kelvin Grove club, Great Westerford, Baxter theatre, leading hospitals and schools. 20-minute drive from the Airport, City Centre, Cape Town International Convention Centre, V & A Waterfront, FIFA Soccer Stadium, golf courses, wine farms and golden beaches. Friendly hospitality and attention to detail makes Riversong a popular choice for local and overseas guests. Our 9 elegantly stylish, spacious en-suite bedrooms have comfortable beds and pillows, DSTV decoders, well stocked fridges and snack baskets, micro-wave ovens, tea and coffee making facilities, safe for valuables, desks/dressing tables, heaters, electric blankets and fans, fluffy white towels and bathrobes, percale linen, hairdryers, clock-radios/ipod docking stations, hot water bottles, Charlotte Rhys toiletries, Pool towels and chocolates. Mr Deliver and Butlers’s pizza menus in rooms with dinner by request. Free Wireless internet. Guest laptop in lounge.
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The room was clean. We did not receive a warm welcome and the check in process seemed a bit rushed. The air con in the room was very noisy.The food at the guest house was good and location was nice for evening walks.
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Beautiful property with a lovely garden. Lots of nice little touches in my, and staff were very helpful. The breakfast was as good as everything else about the guesthouse. I definitely recommend Riversong.
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Response from Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House
Responded 12 Dec 2018
Dear Dean Thank you for taking time to write a review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and will act on your suggestions which are much appreciated. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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The staff members were very friendly to me. they greeted and served me with a smile Charmaine even had to come and knock on my door to report that my driver had arrived. In addition, you are quick to respond to requests. However, the Wifi was a disappointment.
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Response from Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House
Responded 29 Nov 2018
Thank you for taking time to write a review. So sorry the Wi-Fi was a disappointment. We have just switched from a Telkom ADSL line to fiber hosted by Ocotel/Afrihost. We thought fiber would be quicker and better. Which it should be. However we have had a few teething problems with the new system. We have now replaced the router and put in super strong extenders. Hopefully we have now sorted out the problem. We look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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Rooms were perfectly fine, if a bit shabby at the edges. A nice garden excellent breakfast, very clean bathroom, and fantastic staff all make this a great place to stay. It is out of the way a bit, which is nice, and close to the University. We will certainly stay again
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Response from Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House
Responded 04 Nov 2018
Thank you for taking time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to hosting you again in the near future. Please share with us any ways we may improve. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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We have stayed at Riversong Guest House several times and we have always been made to feel very welcome. The rooms are extremely comfortable and the staff friendly and helpful. The breakfast is delicious and they have always accommodated our family if they have come for
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Response from Inri M, Owner at Riversong Guest House
Responded 30 Oct 2018
Dear Mr and Mrs Posen Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Much appreciated. We always love having you stay with us. We look forward to your visit with us again in Nov. Best regards Inri and The Riversong Team.
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"Rooms facing the mountain view are great, first floor Garden Room is very spacious!"
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PRICE RANGE
US$117 - US$149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeCape TownNewlands
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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