Reading House

Available Rooms

Deluxe King Room

Max Guests:
2

Featuring elegant, classic décor, this spacious room comes with views of the Claremont Suburb and has an en suite bathroom with bath and shower.


Double bed(s) x 1;
Desk; Carpeted; Hardwood/Parquet floors; Wardrobe/Closet; Electric blankets; Shower; Bath; Hairdryer; Toilet; Bathroom; Towels; Linen; Garden view; Mountain view; City view;

Family Room

Max Guests:
2

Featuring elegant, classic décor, this unit comes with an adjoining bathroom with bath and shower combination. It offers views towards Table Mountain and the suburb of Claremont. There is an extra second room with a queen-size bed, suitable for 2 children. Please note that the price is based on either single or double occupancy. Maximum occupancy is 2 adults and 2 children (see Hotel Policies).


Desk; Hardwood/Parquet floors; Wardrobe/Closet; Electric blankets; Shower; Bath; Hairdryer; Toilet; Bathroom; Towels; Linen; City view;

King Room

Max Guests:
2

Featuring elegant, classic décor, this room includes comes with views of the suburb of Claremont or Table Mountain. It also includes an open-plan en suite bathroom with shower.


Double bed(s) x 1;
Sofa; Hardwood/Parquet floors; Wardrobe/Closet; Shower; Hairdryer; Toilet; Bathroom; Towels; Linen; Garden view; Mountain view; City view;

Double or Twin Room with Shower

Max Guests:
2

This room is just outside the main house and opens onto the pool and garden. The room has an open-plan en suite bathroom with a walk-in shower.


Single bed(s) x 2; Extra-large double bed(s) (Super-king size) x 1;
Desk; Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres); Tile/Marble floor; Wardrobe/Closet; Electric blankets; Clothes rack; Shower; Hairdryer; Bathrobe; Free toiletries; Toilet; Bathroom; Towels; Linen; Garden view; Pool view; Entire unit located on ground floor; Detached;
Guest accommodation
4 stars
5 Hellenburgh Road, Newlands 7708 Cape Town Western Cape South Africa (ZA)
-33.97515869 18.47229767
ZAR
14:00
11:00
American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, Cash

Rooms

Guests liked the quiet rooms & comfortable beds
Guests appreciated the bathrooms
Guests liked the large rooms

Service & facilities

Guests appreciated the friendly, professional staff

About Reading House

Featuring historical architecture, Reading House was built in 1896 by Sir Herbert Baker. It also offers an outdoor swimming pool, panoramic views of Table Mountain and free WiFi in all areas. The rooms and suites all come with classic, elegant décor and private bathrooms. The suite also includes a separate seating area. Guests can relax by the pool, or in the reading room and lounge, both of which have a fireplace. The Dining Room is furnished with Yellowwood tables and Stinkwood chairs. Reading House is located just 5 km from the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and 10 km from the Victoria & Alfred Waterfront. Cape Town International Airport is 15 km away.

Please note that check-in is not possible after 18h00.

Amenities of Reading House

  • WiFi available in all areas
  • Bottle of water
  • Fruits
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Breakfast options
  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
  • Swimming pool
  • Airport shuttle
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Shuttle service
  • Newspapers
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Library
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Laundry
  • Ironing service
  • Daily maid service
  • Fax/photocopying
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Airport shuttle (free)
4.34/5.0
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Guest Reviews (43 reviews)

Anonymous

Oct, 31, 2016

Outstanding place

5.00/5.0
Amazing place. Great staff. Delicious breakfast. Highly recommended.
Wifi signal is a bit weak and unstable at times.

Renate

Oct, 28, 2016

Nice big room in quiet, peaceful area

4.40/5.0
Super friendly staff, nothing was too much. Early arrival was no problem.
Wifi was not the best

Veronique

Oct, 27, 2016

Exceptional

5.00/5.0
Comfortable beds, delicious breakfast and lovely staff.

Kiren

Oct, 19, 2016

Great experience

5.00/5.0
They arranged a good Vegan breakfast for me. Friendly staff. Beautiful spacious room.

Marcel

Oct, 14, 2016

Great guesthouse.

4.60/5.0
Uitzonderlijk vriendelijk en behulpzaam. Heerlijk ontbijt die zelf samen te stellen is.
Toilet geeft geen privacy op het slaapgedeelte. Zit een houten scheidingswand tussen.

Althea

Oct, 11, 2016

great stay!

4.60/5.0
Loved the breakfasts and coming home to find my bed turned down.
My bathroom wasn't en-suite but got used to it and even extended my stay.

Anonymous

Oct, 08, 2016

Thoroughly enjoyable, i will be booking in again soon.

5.00/5.0
Excellent staff, very clean and comfortable room with small added extras that really made the stay enjoyable.

Lucia

Sep, 28, 2016

Brilliant vacation

5.00/5.0
Everything was perfect about this stay.the staff,location,breakfast and the house.absolutely loved it.

Dien Bartlett

Aug, 23, 2016

Fabulous surprise, wonderful guest house!

5.00/5.0
VERY beautiful, clean, comfortable, what a pleasure to feel like a queen! I was very happy to get a room 1 hour before arrival without payng a deposit. The King room is very spacious but private and cozy. I loved the old furniture! Thank you.
I had to phone the receptionist (after confirmation) to book me out 6h30..she was nowhere to be found.

Amy

Aug, 14, 2016

Good

3.95/5.0
Close to where I need to be for work. Beautiful old building for those who like historical sites.

Siphesihle

Jul, 26, 2016

Good

3.75/5.0
Breakfast was amazing probably the best eggs benedict ive ever had . The staff was great and very accomodating
The room was impecably cold, the heater did nothing and only one bed had an electric blanket. The films given to us were old and boring and the selection was limited. Wish even sabc was available.

Colleen

Jul, 21, 2016

Impersonal stay.

3.35/5.0
Breakfast should have been inclusive in price. There were no TV's or radios in rooms. Owners of property not on site , which I found very impersonal.

Ian

Jul, 21, 2016

Very good

4.15/5.0
TV in the room

Helen

Jul, 05, 2016

Lovely historical house in secure Cape Town suburb

5.00/5.0
Lovely king-size bed, electric blanket and wonderful shower rose made for a very comfortable stay. Also enjoyed the feeling of history attached to the home.
The room was very cold, perhaps a better heating option?

Jason

May, 03, 2016

Good

3.95/5.0
Breakfast very nice
We left an item behind. The staff found it and didn't bother phoning to notify us.

Jason

May, 03, 2016

Breakfast very nice

3.95/5.0
Breakfast very nice
We left an item behind. The staff found it and didn't bother phoning to notify us.

Brad

Apr, 03, 2016

Comfortable stay and great experience in the best Cape Town residential area

5.00/5.0
It had a very authentic and cozy feeling, with all the comfort that you might need.

Tsepo

Mar, 31, 2016

Good, could have been better.

3.15/5.0
General cleanliness
Poor wifi, cold room

Boitumelo

Mar, 28, 2016

It was awesome , I enjoyed my stay.

4.60/5.0
The beds were comfy, the breakfast was healthy
No dstv in the bedroom

Lisa

Mar, 17, 2016

Ich würde dort nicht noch einmal übernachten.

2.10/5.0
Das englische Frühstück war in Ordnung.
Die Managerin des Hauses war sehr launenhaft und teilweise sogar sehr unfreundlich. Das Badezimmer wurde nur unzureichend geputzt und das Bett und das Sofa waren sehr unbequem.

Louise

Mar, 13, 2016

Great location, beautiful house

5.00/5.0
Staff were lovely, room huge. Location quiet. Perfect for the cricket. Breakfast was great

John

Mar, 12, 2016

The coach house room we stayed in had little privacy from...

4.15/5.0
The coach house room we stayed in had little privacy from other guests and a rudamentry en suite

Yan

Mar, 10, 2016

美妙的体验

5.00/5.0
房子非常别致,小城堡一样的,很美!
卫生间和房间在一起,木质地板难免受潮,踩起来嘎吱嘎吱,但没太大影响~

Anonymous

Mar, 08, 2016

I would definetly come back. Beautiful place

4.40/5.0
The place is very very beautiful. The swimming pool just outside the room.it felt like it belongs to us. One of the best places we have been on the Garden Route.
The fact that toilet is in the same room as bed is confusing. Specially when u r on romantic weekend. And we got food poisoning. Most likely from undercooked eggs for breakfast.but everyone else seemed ok.so maybe its not their fault.

Gillian

Feb, 29, 2016

Beautiful old house- i would have liked someone to be able...

3.75/5.0
Beautiful old house- i would have liked someone to be able to give me some information on the history of it Convenient location
We were in the coach house and would have liked a fan in the room Breakfast was ordinary

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