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About Reading House

Reading House is a historical sight offering class and sophistication. Built in 1886 by Sir Herbert Baker, this unique heritage guest house is situated in a quiet street in the beautiful central suburb of Newlands, Cape Town. The guest house is perfect for those seeking a quiet and romantic retreat.

The guest house features four luxurious rooms with their own taste and charm. Guests staying at the Reading Room can relax in the lounge with its 1840s fireplace, high ceilings, bay windows and comfortable seating.

Enjoy a book in the reading room with its original teak-frame doors, stained glass windows, and a fireplace providing a quiet environment to sit down and enjoy the classics. The dining room is fitted with yellowwood tables and stinkwood chairs are provided. This is where the five-course breakfast is served.

Reading House is within a five minutes’ walk from the Newlands Cricket and Rugby Stadiums, shopping centers and offers quick access to the main roads.

Copyright 2003 Budmarsh Farm CC

  • Response Rate: 100%
  • Enquiry Response Time: 3 hours
  • Type: Guest House
  • Sleeps: 14
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
    Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Reviews: 1 Reviews


  • Airport Shuttle
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wi-Fi
  • Credit Card Facilities
  • Parking on Premises
  • Cosy

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Afrikaans


  • 4 Stars - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa


R150 OFF Winter Special

Stay between 15 May 2018 and 31 Aug 2018 and get R150 off . Valid every Mon,Tue,Wed,Thu. .Includes extras to the value of R50 for free..

  • 3 night min stay (check-in between 15 May 2018 and 31 Aug 2018)

Important Information

Reading House is a non smoking venue. We also welcome children 8 years or older.

Please Note: Balance of the deposit must be paid three days prior to arrival date.

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Reviews for Reading House

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Cecille Marsh, South Africa
24 September 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Great atmosphere and fabulous breakfast!

Reading House Map

Reading House is 8km from the centre of Cape Town , the nearest airport 14km (Cape Town International Airport).
*Distances are shown as the crow flies and not necessarily the actual travelling

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