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River Manor Boutique Hotel

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6-8 The Avenue, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
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#3 of 18 hotels in Stellenbosch
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The River Manor Boutique Hotel is located in the very heart of historic Stellenbosch within easy walking distance of the very many restaurants, galleries, shops and attractions that this beautiful oak tree-lined town has to offer. The hotel is housed in two adjacent manor houses and set in a truly magnificent, landscaped garden which boasts many quiet corners and two large pools with loungers. The interior of the hotel is breath-taking, impressively combining contemporary comfort and convenience with a flair for heritage design so fitting to these historic buildings. There are eighteen double guest rooms; each one designed to maximise space and light. All rooms have an impressive range of facilities including king size bed, ensuite bathroom, a laptop safe, plasma TV, free Wi-fi, air conditioning, and designer bathroom amenities. Included in the services offered are a 24-hour concierge, breakfast served until 11am every day, an all-day dining menu, in-house laundry, a bar, and Spa Treatments, either in the comfort of your room, or at the Zest Spa treatment room. The River Manor Boutique Hotel is part of The Living Journey Collection and beautifully compliments The Tree House Boutique Hotel in Cape Town, Zest Boutique Hotel in Cape Town, Chapter House Boutique Hotel in Franschhoek, and One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel in Hermanus.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Couples massage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Full body massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Mapolo wrote a review 8 Jan
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My partner and I had the pleasure of staying at this beautiful hotel, and we will definitely go back, the staff was the friendliest Iv seen, you can see they love their job. The breakfast was freshly made each morning and very delicious. Our room was equipped with 2 masks and hand sanitizer when we arrived and a blotter of still/sparkling water for each of us. Each night when we got back from dinner our bed was prepared for us to sleep. Our room was directly to the pool and I think we had the best view and it was great. Thank you to Samantha and the team for the warm hospitality.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at River Manor Boutique Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Wanderer Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Stellenbosch, and at River Manor Boutique Hotel. Our 'mask and sanitizer' welcome packs, all environmentally packed in paper, are a new addition and have been really well received, so I am delighted that you also appreciated this little touch. The team always loves great feedback, and you are right, they work hard and are passionate about showcasing the hotel. I have shared you comments with them and they are delighted. I am very happy to read that you would like to come back. Please so stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to Stellenbosch, we would love to welcome you back to River Manor, or indeed to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Franschhoek and Hermanus. Warm regards and all the best for a wonderful 2022. Lorraine
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Gillian W wrote a review Nov 2021
Twickenham, United Kingdom92 contributions47 helpful votes
We were recommended River Manor and it was wonderful. Two beautiful manor houses beside each other with 2 gorgeous little pools. The gardens were so pretty. From the minute we arrived we were made to feel so welcome and Samantha and team could not have done more for us. We were able to get in to our lovely pool room much earlier than expected. Very much appreciated. Similarly when we were checking out they were so helpful. The breakfast was also delicious and in the evening it was lovely to be able to have a glass of wine in the lovely sitting room inside one of the manor houses. The location was also perfect. Everything was walkable and just made for a super relaxed stay. Thank you!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at River Manor Boutique Hotel
Responded 21 Nov 2021
Dear Gillian Many thanks for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay at River Manor Boutique Hotel, and in Stellenbosch. I am very pleased that you enjoyed the gardens, and the beautiful heritage buildings, one of which is a provincial landmark which is truly remarkable. We are very fortunate to have such an oasis of peace and beauty in the gardens and pool area, especially considering we are so close to town. We aim to differentiate ourselves with exceptional service, so Sam and team will be really delighted with your kind words about their excellent service - many thanks for this. Please do stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to Stellenbosch. We would love to welcome you back to River Manor Boutique Hotel, or indeed to another one of The Living Journey Collection of Hotels in Cape Town, Franschhoek and Hermanus. Many thanks and warm regards, Lorraine
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Craig W wrote a review Sept 2020
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Firstly, apologies this review has taken so long to write because it was amazing. We arrived at this hotel from Cape Town and were enchanted with the town and of course this amazing hotel. We had the warmest of welcomes from the most beautiful of ladies, Anela (Hope I spelt it right) and it was lovely from start to finish. You made us so welcome and everything was perfect xxx thank you
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at River Manor Boutique Hotel
Responded 18 Oct 2021
Thank you Craig We are just reaching out to let you know that have re-opened again and would love to see you back at The River Manor Boutique Hotel. Please do stay in touch. Warm regards Lorraine
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Steve wrote a review Aug 2020
London, United Kingdom665 contributions1061 helpful votes
From the moment you arrive the hotel has a very classy feel. The interior is beautifully decorated and the historic features have been incorporated into a modern feel. We arrived early and our room wasn't quite ready so we were given a complimentary glass of wine. The hotel has two pools and a bar and the staff are always on hand to see to your every need. Breakfast has the usual buffet items but they will also cook whatever you require. We were only here for two nights but had a wonderful relaxing stay. The thing that sets it apart most is the wonderful staff who simply cannot do enough for you.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at River Manor Boutique Hotel
Responded 18 Oct 2021
Thank you Steve We are just reaching out to let you know that have re-opened again and would love to see you back at The River Manor Boutique Hotel, which is now part of The Living Journey Collection. Please do stay in touch. Warm regards Lorraine
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john h wrote a review July 2020
Son, Norway6 contributions1 helpful vote
We were staying here when the Covid-19 pandemic struck, had to curtail the rest of our trip to S.A. and wait for new flights back to Norway. Could not think of a better location to be stuck in. The staff at River Manor were unbelievably helpful and we hope that you are all safe and well. We will return when things "normalise" and give you all the hug we couldn't give you at the time!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
USD 102 - USD 329 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
river manor boutique hotel stellenbosch, river manor boutique hotel and spa
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeStellenbosch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about River Manor Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to River Manor Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden (0.2 km), The Stellenbosch Village Museum (0.2 km), and Dorp Street (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at River Manor Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at River Manor Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at River Manor Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at River Manor Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to River Manor Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Helena's Restaurant, Fat Butcher, and Stellenbosch Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at River Manor Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is River Manor Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Stellenbosch.
Are any cleaning services offered at River Manor Boutique Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at River Manor Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to River Manor Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (11.1 km) and Vergelegen Picnic (15.0 km).