All Comments for Riverview Lodge

Reviews 6 of 6
Chantelle Daniels, South Africa - 03 September 2015
Accommodating & Friendly
An absolute dump
Willow Howell, South Africa - 28 January 2015
It was possibly the worst and most shocking place I ever stayed over. Besides that nobody knew my booking was for a single room because they did not have a 'booking sheet' with any details of my arrival, I was placed in a dorm room with 3 bunk beds instead of a single room. The walls were dirty and paint chipping off. I smelled of raw gas leaking from somewhere outside. To the closest bathroom, I had to walk trough a TV lounged, where I was told to 'suka' which I very well know what it means. There was no manager or person on duty that I could talk to, to help me in this regard. The bathroom smelled like piss and was dirty. Where the 3 stars came from, heavens only know. The outside area where one could sit was dirty, boxes with old books and a big bag of dirty laundry was on top of the tables. As a matter of fact, I did not even bother unpacking, I immediately had to call somebody to come and fetch me there and to make alternative plans. I was in shock. I will never recommend your 'lodge', not even to my worst enemy.
mona alberts, South Africa - 13 January 2014
Bathroom facilities and mattresses are terrible!!! Did bring this under the managers attention, which failed to attend to the issue. Will definitely not recommend this place to anyone.
Good place
Solomon Yirenkyi, South Africa - 15 March 2010
Riverview was a good place to stay, did not have any problem with anyone. The staff were also very nice and hard working. Will always recommend Riverview to anyone.The set up reminds me of my school days which brought good memories about my life as a student. Thank you and keep up the good job.
RiverView - my stay
Anonymous, South Africa - 24 December 2009
Hi, my stay at Riverview was nice, i didn't experience any problems.
Staff were excellent
Ehrens Mbamanovandu, Namibia - 09 November 2009
I stayed with my wife for 6 x nights at Riverview lodge. We really enjoyed our stay at Riverview as the with very efficient and professional managers. The staff are very helpful and accomodative of their guests' requests. Upon arrival we were given a room upstairs and because of a possibility of my wife being operated, they were quick to re-locate us to the next available room downstairs, as soon as we alerted them and that was very helpful.

Riverview Lodge

Riverview is our main guest lodge and is a lovely old Victorian building in trendy historical Observatory, the student Mecca of Cape Town. During the Victorian era when it was built and named, it did indeed have a view of the Liesbeeck River, but as the suburb developed over the years, we lost the river view. However, we do still have a lovely view of our famous Table Mountain and Devils Peak. 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 120 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 Green point are literally just minutes away.

Riverview has 35 rooms, comprising a mix of singles, twins and bunkrooms. We have T.V. Lounges (which groups can use for their exclusive use), and dining rooms. We also have several patios and a barbecue/braai terrace under the palms. The communal Bathrooms are separated into male and female only bathrooms, and our bunkrooms are always ‘same sex’ rooms.