River Manor

Stellenbosch, Winelands

The hotel

River Manor occupies a stunning location on a sleepy street lined with Oak trees, just steps away from the centre of bustling Stellenbosch. This sumptuous boutique hotel has National Monument status and is comprised of 2 historical houses set in Stellenbosch’s famous ‘Avenue’ opposite the Eerste River. Beautiful guest rooms are furnished in a colonial style with antiques and historical artefacts adorning the hotel combining old world charm with a classic design. For pampering, there’s an intimate Studio Spa in a tranquil garden setting, offering a wide range of stress-relieving treatments. A delicious full English breakfast is served on the terrace every morning and a Country style snack menu serving light meals and dinners. The restaurants and bars of Stellenbosch are just around the corner amongst the many galleries and boutiques that make this little town so special.

Amenities

  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Laundry Service

Where is it

Situated in the Cape Winelands, a 2-minute stroll from the historical town of Stellenbosch with its museums, street cafés, restaurants and galleries. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

18 rooms. All with air-conditioning, lounge-style seating, satellite TV, complimentary WiFi, complimentary bottled water, sherry and treats, bathrobes and hairdryer. Standard Rooms are compact with en-suite shower and double bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Classic Rooms are larger with additional luxurious amenities with double or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Superior Rooms are larger still with luxurious amenities with double or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

Full English breakfast served on the terrace. Country style snack menu serving light meals and dinners. Garden bar service provided with high tea (subject to availability). 2 lounges with fireplace. 2 large swimming pools in a spacious and private garden. Studio Spa*. Room service*. Laundry service*. Exclusive prestige tours offered only to River Manor guests (booked at River Manor). Complimentary WiFi in public areas.

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A Real Treat

Jan 25, 2020 MikeR5303 Plettenberg Bay, South Africa

The River Manor is almost to good to be true. From the moment we arrived the staff made us feel so welcome. Maxwell took us on a tour of the property and served us with ice cold Sauvignon blanc why we waited a few minutes for him to take our bags and check our room. Our room (18) was on the top floor it was spotlessly clean and large with a… Read more
The River Manor is almost to good to be true. From the moment we arrived the staff made us feel so welcome. Maxwell took us on a tour of the property and served us with ice cold Sauvignon blanc why we waited a few minutes for him to take our bags and check our room. Our room (18) was on the top floor it was spotlessly clean and large with a wonderful bathroom with roll top bath and separate shower. This was truly a wonderful find and will be our go to hotel in Stellenbosch. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating So friendly, so peaceful.

Jan 21, 2020 MandypandyFarnham Farnham, United Kingdom

What a lovely hotel! Staff are amazing. We had the most friendly welcome. Beautiful setting and only a short walk to the town. Can’t recommend enough. Lovely honey and sesame sausages for breakfast! We stayed in room 14 which was a little dark for me. But a nice large room on the ground floor.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Way surpassed expectation!

Jan 17, 2020 620ireneg Greater Johannesburg, South Africa

Such an awesome experience to visit an establishment booked online with huge expections, and actually have it exceed what was envisaged! All I can say is WOW! The staff are incredible, the place is immaculate and attention to every fine detail in place. I travel to Stellenbosch fairly regularly and this will be my 'go to' place moving forward.… Read more
Such an awesome experience to visit an establishment booked online with huge expections, and actually have it exceed what was envisaged! All I can say is WOW! The staff are incredible, the place is immaculate and attention to every fine detail in place. I travel to Stellenbosch fairly regularly and this will be my 'go to' place moving forward. Can't wait to be back. Highly highly HIGHLY recommended! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Caring and helpful staff and a stylish hotel

Jan 12, 2020 Maxonion Nieuil, France

Beautifully presented hotel with an old colonial feel to it. Excellent breakfast with a great selection/choice. Staff bent over backwards to advise and arrange restaurant bookings with recommendations. Very close to the old town with an easy walk to the restaurants and shops. Two small swimming pools to relax by with nice sunbeds. Large bedroom… Read more
Beautifully presented hotel with an old colonial feel to it. Excellent breakfast with a great selection/choice. Staff bent over backwards to advise and arrange restaurant bookings with recommendations. Very close to the old town with an easy walk to the restaurants and shops. Two small swimming pools to relax by with nice sunbeds. Large bedroom with a huge bathroom. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous

Dec 27, 2019 p0rtia Singapore, Singapore

Great staff, good location and fantastic accommodation. This is a beautifully relaxing place to stay as it is very quiet but still close to the centre of Stellenbosch. Look no further I would thoroughly recommend staying here.