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Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a good time. The guest house is in a safe area. Nothing spectacular, but a good night's sleep. Forget about the pool, though. And the place is a bit worn off, unfortunately. Breakfast was nice and they offered a hot breakfast as well.

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Dahlem, Germany
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

The people working at the reception have been very kind and helpful. The room in the guesthouse was very small for two people. We had problems to handle our bags. Only one blanket on the bed was not helpful for two people.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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17 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Ideal location for walking around Stellenbosch, really central. Our rooms were a good size, there was plenty of cupboard space, all necessary amenities. Breakfast good. Most outstanding service, Cathy was so helpful, very friendly and went more than the extra mile. Thank you very much!!

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Marketing_and, Manager at Rivierbos Guest House, responded to this review

Dear liliMc13, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Rivierbos Guest House. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Stellenbosch
1 review
Reviewed 23 September 2016

Good guesthouse in a nice neighbourhood. Very friendly staff. Perfect stay for 2 or 3 days.The rooms are not so big but they are very clean and it has everything you need. Breakfast is good as well. The guesthouse is nearby restaurants etc.

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Marketing_and, Manager at Rivierbos Guest House, responded to this review

Dear 636nevesn, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Rivierbos Guest House. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

pretoria
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 18 September 2016

although the room was a tad small, all the facilities were in working order, the shower/bathroom was comfortable and the bed allowed for a good night's rest. One might feel claustrophobic with the room only opening onto the covered passage, but the facilities were more than adequate for one night's stay and was good value for money.

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Marketing_and, Manager at Rivierbos Guest House, responded to this review

Dear 472inab, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Rivierbos Guest House. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Stellenbosch
1 review
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Good overall. Very pleasant front desk staff. I'm sure it would be delightful in the summer when one can enjoy the river at the back of the property and the pool, and sit outdoors. Stellenbosch isn't the safest place though, which was a problem since the guesthouse is located in a quiet cul-de-sac, which made walking home alone in the... More 

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Marketing_and, Manager at Rivierbos Guest House, responded to this review

Dear kimberlyr164, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Rivierbos Guest House. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely weekend stay. Cathy was a wonderful, friendly hostess to my 5 friends and myself. Good location, we could walk to resturants and nightlife. Very well priced, secure parking. Clean room, basic but comfortable and nice breakfast included in the price.

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Marketing_and, Manager at Rivierbos Guest House, responded to this review

Dear alexlA5323QW, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Rivierbos Guest House. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Dublin, Ireland
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155 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016

They have a secure (gated) parking area, which also has the small pool. We didn't have the weather for a quick dip! Some minor inconveniences - we had booked a double but were given a twin room. The key for the safe in the room was missing from the set of keys provided. We could hear quite a lot from... More 

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Stellenbosch
1 review
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We had a positive staying experience, with a good breakfast and being near to our goal, the ATKV Applous venue at the Kruiskerk. Also some good restaurants and historical buildings nearby, worth a walk from the guest house

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Marketing_and, Manager at Rivierbos Guest House, responded to this review

Dear 867harmb, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Rivierbos Guest House. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

Pretoria
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 August 2016

It was a positive experience, except for the fact that there was only a door between me and my neighbours and I could hear every sound coming from their room. It was quite embarassing at times. Breakfast was delicious and the staff was very friendly.

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Marketing_and, Manager at Rivierbos Guest House, responded to this review

Dear adrid411, We are happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay at Rivierbos Guest House. We value all our guests' comments as these assist us greatly in improving our products and services. Thank you for sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you back soon. Kind regards, Management More 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Rivierbos Guest House is ideally located on the bank of the Eerste River in a quiet, leafy cul-de-sac off historic Dorp Street, in the heart of picturesque Stellenbosch. Numerous restaurants, cultural attractions, coffee shops, supermarkets, boutique shopping, cinemas, vibrant student nightlife and the Stellenbosch University campus are within a scenic 5-15 minute walk. If you are looking for centrally located, clean, affordable B&B accommodation in Stellenbosch, then you have found the right place. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Rivierbos Guest House

Address: 1 Hamman Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: RM286 - RM382 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Rivierbos Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“Try and avoid room 3, noisey!”
 of 5 bubbles danielsS5340EZ, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 was great but I personally prefer a room with a balcony”
 of 5 bubbles qoda, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Avoid rooms at the back as the property behind has an extractor fan that can be bothersome.”
 of 5 bubbles dogs216, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Inquire about the room sizes. Some have balconies and other don't.”
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“Close to all amenities”
 of 5 bubbles Charmaine3011, 21 Oct 2015 | Read review
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