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“Oasis in Riebeek Kasteel”
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Red Tin Roof
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

Have stayed often and every time it gets better.

Hosts George and Michael cannot be more accommodating - they are the most wonderful hosts !

The Guesthouse is perfect. Each room is beautifully decorated and lavishly appointed. The honesty bar is a big plus and not having to sign bills all the time contributes to a very relaxing stay.

My wife and I travel in SA extensively and also eat out a lot and have to say that the cuisine at Travellers Rest matches that of any of the best around Cape Town.

The pool area is very inviting and so pretty when lit up at night and the establishment being on the outskirts of town just makes it the ideal situation.

Writing this note makes us want to return this weekend.

Susan and Bruce Fairlie

Room Tip: Impossible - every room delightful
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We took the place over from the Friday evening, till Sunday. George and Michael made everyone very welcome and we felt so at home. Friday they catered for about 65 of us, a fantastic braai. They then accommodated the groom and the groomsmen on the Saturday away from the bride and her bridesmaids. Breakfast every morning was so delicious. A very special treat for me, Mother of the Bride.

i can only highly recommend staying there. Nothing was too big to ask for. George and Michael, absolute treasures.
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Room Tip: All the rooms are magnificent, we took all four of the rooms for my daughters wedding and we all lov...
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 September 2012

On a recent trip to Cape Town, I took a journey to Riebeek Kasteel and stayed at this beautiful little guest house. It was a relaxing experiene from the minute I walked in the door. Michael and George. the owners were the most gracious hosts.
The rooms are quite large and luxuriously decoarated The bed was so amazing, I did not want to get out of it
The food was delicious from a simple burer on one night to the grilled King Klip the next. The bar had a friendly mix of locals and other visitors from around the world.
I had a wonderful time and cannot wait to return on my ext trip to South Africa. Michele

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 30 July 2012

We have just had a superb weekend away to Traveller's Rest. George and Michael were fantastically welcoming, and the food was way beyond expectations. The room was very comfortable, and overall the stay was excellent! Thank you so much.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 June 2012

We had a wonderful stay at Travellers Rest Guesthouse. The rooms are beautiful and cosy, and the food is excellent. George and Michael are the perfect hosts, they made us feel welcome and we felt very comfortable and relaxed. I can highly recommend the Travellers Rest Guesthouse, and we will definitely visit them again. Great value for money!

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 June 2012

I have tried a few other establishments in Riebeek Kasteel but find myself returning to The Traveller's Rest time and time again. George and Michael are the perfect hosts and their establishment offers comfort and proximity to all the best attractions in town. Well appointed rooms with big fluffy towels and the shade of a giant Karee tree make this a must stay! And dont think of eating anywhere else but in their own restaurant - delicious country cooking with the added flair that sets them apart from the rest.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 March 2012

Travelers Rest is a wonderful secret hidden away in a beautiful part of the Western Cape. Only an hour from Cape Town but a different world. Typically the weather here is much warmer and the pool and garden setting make this an ideal spot for a weekend getaway. The hosts, Michael and George are a delight and very accomodating. Continental breakfast is served on the patio in nice weather and everything is first class. The rooms are luxurious with fine linens, and toiletries. Easy drive to Paternoster, wine country, the moutains.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Red Tin Roof

Address: 23 Hermon Road, Riebeek Kasteel 7300, South Africa (Formerly Traveller's Rest)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Riebeek Kasteel
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Riebeek Kasteel
Price Range: £51 - £57 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Red Tin Roof 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Red Tin Roof is a manor house that has been sleeping guests, feeding strangers and quenching thirsts for decades. The new owners gave her a complete facelift and donned her in new colours. Known as a bit of a party animal, they enlarged the bar - and added another! They have re-vamped her from head to toe and decorated her with an eclectic mixture of art and collectibles from around the world. ... more   less 
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