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“Lovely break away”
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Riverside Estates
Ranked #12 of 59 Hout Bay B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 November 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Riverside Estates in room 1. It was very spacious, beautifully decorated, comfortable and clean. It was way up and beyond our expectations. The staff was very professional and helpful and went the second mile. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Room 1 is large and beautifully decorated. It has a view on the swimming pool.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Marthe_12
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 6 November 2013

Dear Marthe,
Many Thanks for your beautiful review. It is our aim to let guests feel at home and enjoy the break away from reality. All our return guests are entitled to a discounted rate, so bear this in mind with your next visit to Hout Bay. We will keep you updated on all events taking place at Riverside.
Best regards
Robert Veldman

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Reviewed 22 October 2013

My wife and I decided to stay at Riverside to celebrate our wedding anniversary and had a wonderful stay. The room was comfortable and the staff were all super helpful and professional. We would like to send a big thank you to Robert who made our visit extra special with thoughtful personal touches! They had a wonderful selection on their breakfast menu and everything was scrumptious. We highly recommend Riverside Estates for a romantic Hout Bay escape!

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2013

Dear Duncan & Marina,
It was a pleasure having you at our Guest House. Congratulations again on your anniversary. Our breakfast is even going to be upgraded in summer as we have a whole lot of new local organic suppliers and are planning to set up a small outlet for our guests to obtain all the local produce. We look forward to your next visit and do remember you are entitled to a loyal discounted rate.
Best Regards
Robert

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

Timothy and I had our wedding at Riverside Estates in October 2013. We were absolutely blown away by the team's commitment to helping us, way up and beyond our expectations. They operate like a family, a number of guests came to us saying exactly that! It was in the little touches and thoughts, such as the platter for us during our photos, or making sure us girls were catered for whilst getting ready - everyone was carefully looked after without even having to ask.

While we had a bit of rain during our outdoor garden ceremony, the team was on the ball moving things around and making another plan. Things proceeded without any reminders or direction from us, they just took the initiative and got things done, leaving us to enjoy the day completely. The team was amazing and I'd recommend RE to any couple that wanted a stress-free, family wedding experience.

Room Tip: Room 1 had a wonderful view over the estate.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2013

Dear Sandra,
Many thanks for your beautiful review on Riverside. We truly enjoyed hosting your wedding and in spite of the bit of rain, you looked wonderful and everything went according to plan. May you and Tim be blessed and we will remind you of your complimentary stay with us next year on your first anniversary. We are also glad to hear you are moving to Cape town and will be seeing you at our concerts and restaurant. Love from all the Riverside staff.
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Robert

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Reviewed 21 October 2013

wonderful place - wonderful people!
we spend there 23 days for a yoga retreat, no better place to imagine! perfect, really!
many thanks for everything - cannot list all, but some: for the feeling of being home since the first moment, the care, during my illness, the little gifts, the open hearts ... thank you and see you again!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2013

Dear Susanne, Many thanks for your awesome review. We still eat the nasturtiums just to prevent any throat infection. On your next visit you will be able to have Riverside's own brewed yogi tea. Do remember on your return visit (or those of your friends and fam) that you are entitled to discounted rate. Many love from a sunny Cape Town. “ Life is a flow of love, only your participation is requested. ” - Yogi Bhajan
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Robert

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Reviewed 16 October 2013

My wife and I have stayed at a lot of different places, in many countries, and no breakfast has ever compared the ones we enjoyed at Riverside Estates. I couldn't recommend them more.

Looking forward to coming back one day.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank Brad E
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2013

Dear Brad, Many Thanks for your compliments on the breakfast. We have even gone further now and do get 90% of our supplies from the local organic suppliers. The smell of croissants and freshly baked bread is coming from our kitchen as I am typing this to you. Please remember that when you visit Cape Town again you are entitled to a discounted rate at Riverside.
Best Regards
Robert

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Reviewed 2 October 2013

Riverside rests in the valley, cradled by the mountains. Stunning landscape surrounds and beauty abounds. The true magic of riverside isn't in the stunning scenery but the people who work there. The people who work at riverside is what nourishes the soul- their smile, their playfulness, their joy. Riverside for me is a precious place. A place of transformation, restoration and falling in love. The people and land create a space where the heart can open in a new way. Deeply wonderful. Always in my heart. With love and smiling eyes. To everyone at riverside, thank you.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2013

Sat Nam Yogi, Many thanks for the review and the special mentioning of the staff. The whole group and Riverside has been transformed by you yogis! Do remember that we have special rates for friends and family visiting cape Town.
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Robert

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Reviewed 30 September 2013

I took part in the Kundalini teacher training at Riverside in September 2013 and I felt so taken care of and supported by Robert and his staff. The place is just so beautiful. I would recommend this accommodation to everyone. Eating lunch on the back porch of the cottage next to the stream that borders the property--i never wanted to leave. Hello to Jag one of the resident dogs whose head is as big as his heart. Thank you Riverside!

Room Tip: The cottage by the stream. It has a fireplace and private little pool.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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Robert V, General Manager at Riverside Estates, responded to this reviewResponded 26 October 2013

Sat Nam Hanna Lee! Thank you for your beautiful review. I have posted an awesome photo of Jag on FB saying hello to all the yogis. I hope you are settled back in Berlin and planning your next trip to SA. Yogi tea has become a menu item and the cinnamon smell is still lingering. We look forward to your next visit.
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Robert

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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 Business Centre with Internet Access 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: £84 - £143 (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 Boutique Hotel, an elegant Conference, Function and Wedding Venue, an established haven, 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 upliftment of our staff and the empowerment of our Hout Bay community. We invite you to this place of enlightenment and romance. A place where guests become friends. Experience the magic with us. ... more   less 
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