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Riverview Lodge

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Reviewed 20 July 2016

I, along with the Amathole U16B Hockey team, booked accommodation at the Riverview Lodge from the 26th-30th of June. The food was great, and the boys really enjoyed mixing with boys from other teams. There was a really calm vibe amongst all of the staff which really helped to lighten the mood, and the security was impeccable. I would definitely...

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RiverviewObs, Manager at Riverview Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Thomas, Thank you very much for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay & look forward to receiving you again soon! All the best

Gaborone, Botswana
Reviewed 15 June 2016

Not a very bad experience. It can be quite shocking if you come expecting the typical lodge set up. I say lets name it Riverview Hostel. That would make much more sense. At least its close to a variety of pubs and restaurants.

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RiverviewObs, Manager at Riverview Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Rebsdich, I thank you for your valued feedback, we will take suggestions under consideration. We hope to see you again soon! Kind regards, Shaun

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Riverview lodge is excellent value for money. It is minutes from vibey Obs lower main road. It is clean and closely located to the train station. Staff were friendly and I would definitely go back. Breakfast is included in the rate. Regarding safety Riverview Lodge is secure.

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Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

I had an excellent experience staying at the Riverview Lodge. Not only were the staff extremely helpful and friendly, they also made me feel quite at home, which is really nice when you are traveling for business. I would recommend it to anyone as it is really value for money and quite conviently situated in Observatory.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 9 June 2016

Riverview Lodge is a great place for large groups. Was comfortable and affordable. Don't expect 5 star. This is a backpackers lodge but is all one needs for a good night's rest. Stayed for the weekend with a group of friends. Friendly staff.

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Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Diabolical service, do not stay here, EVER. Breakfast consists of toast and cereal, that's not breakfast especially not for kids. Staff are so unfriendly do not great unless treated, sorry who is the customer again. Since when are you required to to clear your own plates to the kitchen, is this a lodge or my home. Right next to a...

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RiverviewObs, Manager at Riverview Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Heim, Thank you for the feedback, I am very sorry to hear about your experience. The breakfast you are referring to is our complementary breakfast, which is included in our rate of R175 per person sharing, I am sorry it was not up to your standard, but we do offer full breakfast at additional charge. It is not acceptable...

Kimberley
Reviewed 31 October 2015

This is the worst ever backpacking facility which I have seen. Old mattresses as flat as pancakes. Sharing ablution facilities, no privacy. The breakfast...eish, its ok lets skip that one! You would have to be stranded and broke without any friends and loving family.

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RiverviewObs, General Manager at Riverview Lodge, responded to this review

Dear Chrystal, Thank you for your feedback. We are indeed sorry to hear of your unfortunate experience & really wish you had broached this matter with our on-site manager (Who is on duty 24/7), as we would have addressed your issues on the spot. Regarding the mattress issue, this is a surprise to us & we could have rectified this...

Reviewed 28 October 2014

No river view, but that is clearly mentioned on their website. Everything neat and clean. Well located, next to railway station and near the myciti buses. Obs is known as a student area, lots of pubs around, as well as vintage and antique stores. Staff friendly and helpful. Great lounges. They get big groups of students. No alcohol on site.

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River V, Manager at Riverview Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Johan, so glad you enjoyed your stay with us & hope to see you soon!

New Delhi, India
Reviewed 3 November 2012

This was the lodge I booked online for my research field trip to Cape Town, South Africa. I wanted something cheap, a single room, safe and closer to the university and public transport. The rent was as cheap as 200 Rands and the rooms were cosy and clean. The management is quite helpful and would do everything possible to make...

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River V, Manager at Riverview Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Sush, hope to see you again soon!

Pretoria
Reviewed 22 August 2012

As my title suggests, don't expect to have a view of a river if you go to stay at the riverview lodge! One gets what one pays for and so my average score reflects this. Paying more would have resulted in a lower score. I was part of a big group (mainly teenage girls and four adults looking after them)...

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River V, Manager at Riverview Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Brendan, it looks like you stayed at our adjacent accommodation across the street from Rivervier Lodge, our sorry to hear about the plugs & cleanliness issue, it was before my time & has since been addressed I can assure you. All the best & we hope to see you again!

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Restaurant
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riverview Lodge is a lovely old Victorian building in trendy historical OBSERVATORY, the student Mecca of Cape Town. Situated 4km away from the Cape Town International Airport, 8km away from Cape Town city Centre & 11km away from the V&A Waterfront. We are directly next to the Observatory train stop, also near bus routes & taxi services. We pride ourselves on providing clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation, in a charmingly decorated spacious building, which has a cosy home from home atmosphere. As we specialise in large group bookings and can accommodate up to 160 people, we are ideal for school groups, sports teams, Universities, Technicons, N.G.O.'S, large budget tour groups and school groups. We are on the doorstep of numerous restaurants, shops and pubs, the famous Newlands Rugby and Cricket Stadiums and a great night life in the student heart of Cape Town, while the waterfront, Table Mountain, Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens, our numerous glorious beaches, the City Centre, C.T. International Airport, and Cape Town's 2010 Soccer World Cup stadium at Greenpoint are literally just minutes away. Single rooms, Small & Large Groups, we have an offering unlike any other at affordable rates: (All prices include breakfast) R160 per person sharing (Bunk Rooms) R210 per person for twin rooms R250 per person for single rooms ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riverview Lodge

Address: 5 Anson Rd, Observatory, Cape Town, South Africa, Observatory 1735, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Cape Town > Observatory
Hotel Class:3 star — Riverview Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“all rooms have bunk beds”
Rebsdich, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Loft 5, downstairs, close to bathroom, no view.”
craigwyngaard, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Don't go there!”
623crystalr, 31 Oct 2015 | Read review
“I don't know if there is a good room here, they were probably all potentially noisy at night.”
BrendanH565, 22 Aug 2012 | Read review
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