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“What a wonderful place!”
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Red Tin Roof
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
“What a wonderful place!”
Reviewed 18 January 2013

This is simply the most beautiful place to stay...peaceful and elegant, with excellent, considerate service and a wonderful warm atmosphere. Our extended family stayed in Traveller's Rest, hiring all the rooms for the weekend, and it suited our needs in every way. The hosts were kind, thoughtful and proactice. Nothing was too much trouble for them, and they went out of their way to help our friends who were also in town, who were not even staying with us. I would recomment Traveller's Rest without hesitation to anyone wanting to enjoy Riebeeck Kasteel, which is simply a delight.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 18 January 2013

A friend in London had told me about this little jewel called Traveller's Rest tucked away in in sleepy Riebeek Kasteel. When I arrived I was greeted by the owner George, a very friendly, helpful fun guy. I immediately felt at home. The dining room was charming this lead onto the garden and pool area which also had dining facilities. The 4 rooms were at the end of the garden in a private section. It had a great communal area with an honesty bar and seating plus books and info on the local area. The rooms were fantastic. A great size with en suite shower room and fabulous views of the gardens. Quiet and clean - just perfect. No TV but who cares?
The food was nothing short of spectacular and faultless. Michael, the chef is truly a find.
A charming little bar area and the guys could not have been more hospitable.
You'd be mad not to book in at this guest house it;s also very reasonable priced. What a find and what a bargain!! I'll be back soon....

Room Tip: I viewed all 4 rooms and they were excellent.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled solo
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Cape Town
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5 reviews
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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Franschhoek, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews
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.
Thank you

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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New York
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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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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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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Durbanville, South Africa
2 reviews
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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Additional Information about Red Tin Roof

Property: 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 #2 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Riebeek Kasteel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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