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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average7%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
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Bar/Lounge
Laundry Service
Restaurant
Fitness centre
Kitchenette
Pets Allowed
4 Star Hotel
Built in 1896 by Sir Herbert Baker, this unique heritage Guest House is situated in a quiet street in the beautiful central suburb of Newlands, Cape Town. Let Reading House be your accommodation of choice.
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Location and contact
5 Hellenburgh Road, Newlands 7708, South Africa
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12 km to Cape Town Intl Airport
161 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We planned a visit to Cape Town and a show to see at the Baxter Theatre. Reading House is ideally situated in a serene surrounding. We thoroughly enjoyed the privacy and well kept manor house for a real spoil on the weekend. Reading House is...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I chose to stay at Reading house on a business trip to Life Kingsbury Hospital. The service was great, with a peaceful atmosphere with the authentic wood floors, copper taps and big wooden frame windows. Breakfast was really tasty and served with a smile, overall...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Not only should I be refunded the cost of the taxi I had to get when realised the free shuttle didn’t exist - one the main reasons I booked - but the rude owner then had the cheek to charge me EXTRA upon checking out...More

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Reviewed 13 May 2018

I spend a 10-day accommodation at Reading House with once again excellent reception and service. Carolyn done her utmost best again and with a new colleague spending the time there, he said he will fore sure be back. First class service is the name of...More

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Reviewed 28 April 2018

I was lucky enough to be able to take up a special offer on this accommodation for 3 nights, when my husband was unexpectedly admitted to hospital. It is only 7/10 minutes from the Life Vincent Palloti hospital so was an ideal location. This heritage...More

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Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Room Service
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
Pool
Bar/Lounge
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Price range
US$48 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
Details
Price range
US$48 - US$111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Suites
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"Just come and experience the Reading Room to come back again."
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"The Coach Room was quiet, with a view of the swimming pool"
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"I believe all rooms should be quiet except the noise from other guests in the corridor and staircase"
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"I think every room is a good room."
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