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

  • Excellent (220)
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Aug 7, 2020 Stevetarn2014 London, United Kingdom

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… Read more
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. Read less
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Jul 16, 2020 johnhN9071AE Son, Norway

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… Read more
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! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous location for Stellenbosch

Mar 18, 2020 KevinGilling Bournemouth, United Kingdom

River Manor hotel is located so well for Stellenbosch and is a smashing small stylish place. We had a lovely big room with very comfy bed.The pool area is perfect to relax after a day wine tasting!!!. The breakfast ladies are fabulous.
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Mar 16, 2020 CharlesFWainwright London, United Kingdom

This is a dream hotel. It has everything I like in a hotel; A sense of history, beautiful buildings in a lovely setting and friendly staff. What’s more it seems very reasonably priced. Will definitely return.
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Mar 13, 2020 fitterbrian Madrid, Spain

River Manor is so beautifully clean and welcoming. It’s central location is excellent and the service is great, both for drinks at the pool and breakfast. It was not so hot when we stayed so the power cuts did not annoy us so much, but they were frequent and lasted for 3 hours at a time, making the room quite hot. I’d recommend this place and… Read more
River Manor is so beautifully clean and welcoming. It’s central location is excellent and the service is great, both for drinks at the pool and breakfast. It was not so hot when we stayed so the power cuts did not annoy us so much, but they were frequent and lasted for 3 hours at a time, making the room quite hot. I’d recommend this place and would certainly return. The friendly cat outside our room each morning was a real treat. Read less