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5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 Feb 2024
I have stayed at River Manor probably nine years out of the last ten, only missing out in 2021 thanks to Covid travel restrictions. It has become like a second home when I am in Stellenbosch as the staff are so warm and friendly and welcoming. The location is perfect for central Stellenbosch and it is an easy drive from Cape Town airport.
Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 26 February 2024 via mobile

Nice and comfortable hotel just a stone’s throw away from the centre which is this hotel’s biggest advantage. Well kept garden with two pools and sitting facilities outside the rooms. This was a great help to us as our room was facing one of the pools and it wasn’t practical to leave neither the door nor the window open as guests lying around the pool could look directly in to our room. Consequently, we had to keep the door and the window closed with the blinds down for the time we spent in the room. There was free tea and coffee available throughout the day and cake for afternoon tea which was a nice gesture. Room was on the small side, bathroom was spacious and clean. Breakfast was good and the staff friendly and helpful. Recommended.

Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at River Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2024

Dear cmsvai09

thank you for choosing River Manor Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Stellenbosch, and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us.

We get a lot of great feedback about our gardens and pool areas, and the pool rooms are very popular so I am sorry that it was not to your liking, next time please mention that you would rather not be at the pool, this is absolutely not a problem.

Thank you for your strong recommendation. Please do stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to River Manor Boutique Hotel, or another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and Robertson.

Many thanks again and warm regards,

Lorraine

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Reviewed 25 February 2024

We had a wonderful stay (our 2nd stay at this lovely hotel) and enjoyed the beautiful rooms, the delicious breakfast and the pool. A great benefit is the location as the hotel is only walking distance from the city center.

We will definitely be back soon and can highly recommend this lovely place.

Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at River Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2024

Dear Zulu Abroad

We always say that the biggest compliment of all is when guests come back time and again, so thank you for that, and we delighted that you love Rover Manor Boutique Hotel so much.

We really appreciate your review, and your strong recommendation and great endorsement.

I am delighted to see that you would like to come back again. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to River Manor Boutique Hotel again, or to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and Robertson.

Many thanks again, and warm regards.

Lorraine

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Reviewed 15 February 2024

Great hotel. Great position close to shops and restaurants. Lovely staff couldn’t do enough for you. Great breakfasts. Great rooms. The only thing that could be improved upon (and this goes for most hotels) is a plug under the mirror for my wife to do her hair and make up!. Definitely stop again when we return to Stellenbosch

Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at River Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2024

Dear David

Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review, and for choosing River Manor Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Stellenbosch. I am so pleased to read how much you and your wife enjoyed your time with us,

I am delighted that you enjoyed the rooms, the location and the amenities so much, but most of all I am thrilled with the great feedback on the service culture within the team. I will share your comments with them.

Thanks also for the suggestion of additional make-up lighting, we will definitely look into that.

Please stay in touch. We would love to welcome you back to River Manor Boutique Hotel, or another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and Robertson.

Thanks again and warm regards,

Lorraine

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Reviewed 27 January 2024

This could be the nicest hotel we stayed in whilst travelling around South Africa. Its pretty well organised. Staff really helpful nothing was to much trouble. Room pool breakfast all really good. So easy to recommend. Cake in the afternoon was a nice touch as was being able to get a drink before bed by the pools.

Room tip: Book good restaurants in the town before arriving.
Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at River Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Dear BigGE52

Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review, and we are honoured to have been ranked your personal favourite hotel during your trip around South Africa. We are really pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us.

I am really delighted that you enjoyed all of our special little touches, and I know that the afternoon cake is very popular indeed and an easy way to relax after a busy day of sightseeing in the winelands.

We would love to have an opportunity to welcome you back to River Manor Boutique Hotel, or perhaps another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Franschhoek, Hermanus and Robertson. Please do stay in touch.

Many thanks and warm regards,

Lorraine

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Reviewed 20 December 2023

Very nice accommodation. Very nice room and service.

Nice garden and swimming pools

Breakfast was ok 👍

Only thing to do better is the enthousiasme from the personal. There was no sole in the house.

Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at River Manor Boutique Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Dear Gert

Many thanks for taking the time to post a review, and for choosing River Manor Boutique Hotel for your trip to Stellenbosch.

We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and appreciate your feedback on the team spirit. We have undertaken training to ensure that this does not occur again.

Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area.

Thanks again and warm regards.

Lorraine

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