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Riverwalk Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #12 of 38 Clarens B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Boksburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Best location and good service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2013

Riverwalk Bed and Breakfast is perfectly located in Clarens; it's off the busy roads, yet less than 5 minutes easy walk from the centre of town. Our room was neat, spacious and stylish; the bathroom was huge, modern and exceptionally clean. Breakfasts were great - Sufficient fresh variety every morning and always well presented ..... we ate too much!! The personal attention and service of the owners (Johan and Hannetjie) was impeccable. We stayed at the BnB for 3 nights and were extremely happy with the experience. Highly recommendable.

Room Tip: We had one of the larger rooms, which was considerably more spacious than the smaller units. But all...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Nottingham Road, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2013

My husband and I were on our way through to the Cape and decided to stop off in Clarens for the night. I was SO glad we decided to stay at Riverwalk!!!!!!! Hannetjie & Johan, you guys are amazing, you made our 1 year wedding anniversary so special!!

When I called to book, I had originally asked for a room with a patio and a bath however, they were full so we took the last room available. When we arrived Hannetjie was there to greet us with a huge smile and she explained that she had managed to get us the room we wanted, what a star!!!!!! Hannetjie had put champagne in our room and the restuarant she reccomended (The Courtyard) was also out of this world!
Thanks for the world-class breakfast as well! It kept us fueled for our journey ahead :)

Just a big thank you for your hospitality!
This is by far the best BnB we have stayed in!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Howden, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

This is a very nice B&B in picturesque Clarens. Although a small error was made with our booking, it was soon remedied with no inconvenience. The rooms were clean and large and the beds comfortable. It was quite cold in the room but there were radiators which soon warmed the place up, as well as electric blankets, if needed. One minor complaint was the fact that there was no shower curtain with the bath/shower, with the result that, whilst having a shower in the bath, the water went all over the floor! The view of the mountain and surrounding scenery was lovely and it is a very peaceful place. Breakfast was superb - well presented (especially the fruit selection) and extremely tasty. Recommended.

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Shanghai, China
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2012 via mobile

This is a nice place to stay. Rooms are cleans and big. Big and nice breakfast served. I will stay here again.
Getting up and hearing the sounds of birds, clear skies, green all around it. Good feeling after arriving from China.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2012 via mobile

This may be classified as a boutique type bed and breakfast.The rooms were beautiful, as were the bathrooms. The welcome drink of sherry was delightful. The owners Johan and Hannetjie were warm and helpful,and their meticulous attention to detail is evident in their picturesque lodging. The breakfasts were scrumptious and beautifully presented.It is conveniently located within Clarens and a two minute walk to the shops and restaurants.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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63 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012 via mobile

Very well managed accommodation venue.
Everything was spotless and the owners had thought of "the little things"
Rooms are good size, even for South Africa standards and the bath, is not fit only for a "mini me" person- lovely!!
Only negative was a lack of wireless Internet access and a poor GSM signal in the room.
Would recommend to any type of visitor, for short or longer stays.

Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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30 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2012

The Riverwalk is a hidden gem, and certainly well worth discovering.

Whenever we visited Clarens, we used to stay at the Hotel, as it is modern, clean and well-situated. Of course, it is not cheap, but I believed it to be worth it, for those reasons.

During our last stay, the Hotel was full, and we looked for alternative accommodation. We came across the Riverwalk, by searching the internet, and simply hoped for the best.

The Riverwalk was a wonderful surprise, in that it ticked all the right boxes, and is very very reasonably priced. We will certainly, in future, stay only at the Riverwalk.

The Riverwalk is "hidden" from the main streets of Clarens, yet is within a short stroll of the village square, and all the other attractions.

The accommodation is modern, spacious, clean and has all you could need. The owners are fantastic, and extremely helpful.

The breakfasts were awesome, and despite our best attempts, we could never finish what we were served.

I noted the complaint of the breakfast times posted by another reviewer, but can only comment that we were asked what time we would like breakfast, and we determined our own breakfast times.

I can highly recommend the Riverwalk.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Property: Riverwalk Bed & Breakfast
Address: 387 Church Street, Clarens 9707, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Free State > Clarens
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Ranked #12 of 38 B&Bs / Inns in Clarens
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Riverwalk Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 6
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