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Riverside Estates
Ranked #12 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 8 July 2012

We stayed at Riverside Estates for our anniversary, and had a great night away. We stayed in the honeymoon suite, which is huge and has a lovely bath. The decor is old fashioned which suits the hotel. The heater was on when we arrived and the welcome from the staff was very friendly and helpful. The grounds of this hotel are beautiful, very green and established. It would make a lovely wedding venue. The breakfast the next morning was a bit cold, but the croissants were fresh and made up fo it. We would definitely stay there again!

Room Tip: The honeymoon suite was lovely. Depending on when you travel ask for a room with a fireplace.
  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ali S
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2012

Dear Ali,

Many thanks for your review. We sincerely appreciate feedback and to know what our guests needs are. We have replaced the containers for breakfast and be sure your breakfast will be warm next time. (The plates are warmed up as well) We will contact you sooner to your next anniversary and will treat you all over again. Many Thanks for choosing Riverside to celebrate your special day.

The Riverside Team

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Reviewed 26 June 2012

we had the good fortune of staying over at Riverside Estates,
what a lovely place, a little hidden gem!
we were treated like very important guests form the moment we arrived, everything was just great, we enjoyed the facilities, the closeness to amenities, and friendly helpfull nature of hosts too
thanks a lot, we will be back

Room Tip: tree house is a great family unit, everything you can think of catered for in one visit!
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Thank karlsenekal
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2012

Dear Karl,

Many Thanks for your review. Please contact me with your next visit to qualify for our discounted rate for return guests. We are also opening our restaurant in October and whenever you drive along the Atlantic seaboard, please come and view our changes.

Best Regards

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Reviewed 25 June 2012

I highly recommend Riverside Estates. Thanks to all the friendly staff especially Cobus for their hospitality. What a beautiful place....it's just magical.
This has been our second visit and both times it was amazing; we will definately be going back for more!
Compliments to the chef - breakfast was wonderful.
Keep up the great work :)

Kind Regards
Mr & Mrs A Davids

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank amienadavids
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2012

Dear Mr & Mrs Davids,

We certainly appreciate your review. Many Thanks for complimenting our chef. We are opening our restaurant soon and will keep you posted. With your next visit you'll be able to have luncheon and dinner! Remember that return guests are entitled to discounted rate.

Best regards

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Reviewed 25 June 2012

My husband and I bought a voucher for one night at guest house. We had a lovely time. The staff were AMAZING and the service was exceptional! We got the idea that there are renevations taking place - we would love to visit again once all the renovations are complete. We loved the lounge are with the fireplace - we spent a lot of time there relaxing with a glass of wine, reading our books with the roaring fire in the background. My only complaint was that the Queen sized bed was in fact twin beds pushed together and they were different heights... which made for an uncomfortable night's sleep. Besides that, the estate is gorgeous and we would love to visit in the summer to make full use of the beautiful grounds and swimming pools.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Candice L
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2012

Dear Craig & Candice,

Thank you very much for the lovely review. We really appreciate this and will never know how to better ourselves if we don't have responses from our guests. You slept in Room 3 where the base and beds have been replaced. We are also opening our restaurant in October and the bar with fireplace even made more cosier. Please contact me on your next visit and remember that you are entitled to a discounted rate.

Many Thanks

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Reviewed 22 June 2012

We had a wonderful time here. We really enjoyed it very much. The first thing that really impressed me, was the very nice and clean smell in our room.
Everything we needed, and more, was in the room and bathroom. We had a fire place in our room, and they gave us more than enough wood.
The main lights did not work properly in our room, but with breakfast, when the power tripped twice, I realized that there must be a power problem. I am sure they will sort that out. Luckily there were 3 lamps in our room which we used. We did not need more light, the main lights in the room is not really necessary, so our room’s main lights problem did not bother us at all.

We had a very, very nice buffet breakfast and the coffee is great.

Reception staff and breakfast staff were very, very friendly, helpful and nice - thank you for that!

A Summer vacation at Riverside Estates can only be nice, with the lovely swimming pools close to the cottages, and the forest area's and feeling the place have. I am so glad we discovered this lovely place.
Would love to visit in summer.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Traveladvice11
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2012

Dear Traveladvice 11,

Many thanks for your review about your stay. Apologies for all your electricity problems you've experienced. We have attended to these and all in order. The garden is absolutely awesome in the summer. We are also opening our restaurant this October and it would be great if you drop by whenever you are in Hout Bay again. Please remember that you are entitled to a return guest discounted rate with your next visit.

Best regards

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Reviewed 21 June 2012

We were staying in Orchard cottage and the room was perfect. The staff were very friendly and helpful and there was a great atmosphere. We would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank JSW222
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2012

Dear Justin,

Many thanks for taking the time to write this review. Please note that whenever you visit again that you are entitled to a return guest discounted rate. This summer our restaurant will be open and the gardens are beautiful.

Best Regards

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Reviewed 18 June 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our overnight stay (courtesy of a great voucher deal) - it was all too short! The estate is stunning - crazy it is 'in' (or atleast part of) a major city! The service was impeccable and the breakfast was amazing - delicious and plentiful. The only reason we haven't given it 5 'stars' is because we had the building's noisiest room (no.4) which was above the reception and kitchen area with only wooden floorboards between us! Having said that, the room was beautiful and i am quite noise-sensitive. This place would make an awesome wedding/big party venue, i must say. Thanks to Angela especially, for being such a great receptionist and host :-).

Room Tip: Choose a back (and ground floor?) room overlooking the gardens.
  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Sophie d
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 12 January 2014

Dear Sophie, Many thanks for your review last year on Riverside. A blessed 2014 for you and your family. We have acquired sound proof tiles that are going to be installed on the bottom ceilings and will reduce the noise level by 95%. Due to the building being built years ago, the wooden floors and insulation to the ground floor made this difficult to address. On your next visit please contact Angela at reception as you are entitled to a discounted rate. Best regards. Robert veldman

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Address: Cnr of Valley & Welbevind Road | Opposite World of Birds, Hout Bay 7806, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Hout Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 59 B&Bs / Inns in Hout Bay
Price Range: £68 - £124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverside Estates 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Riverside Estates, an elegant guesthouse, function and conference venue, an established haven of tranquillity, friendship, music and joy. We are located in Cape Town's jewel, the beautiful valley of Hout Bay. Our core values include eco-sustainability, the greening of our establishment, the upliftment of our staff and the empowerment of our Hout Bay Community. We invite you to this place of enlightenment, of romance, of guests who become friends. Experience the magic of Riverside Estates today! ... more   less 
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