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Reading House  4 stars — Reading House 

5 Hellenburgh Road, Newlands, 7708 Cape Town, South Africa   –  
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Hotel themes – Reading House
  • ✓ Romance / honeymoon
  • ✓ Luxury
  • ✓ Gourmet
  • ✓ Design
Quick descriptionFeaturing 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.
Important informationPlease note that check-in is not possible after 18h00.

Hotel type: Guest accommodation

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Rooms: 5
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Room type Room Facilitie
Deluxe King Room  

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from 67,6 USD
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Shower, Hairdryer, Toilet, Bath, Bathroom
Room Amenities

Electric blankets, Desk, Wardrobe/Closet, Carpeted, Hardwood/Parquet floors

Towels, Linen

Garden view, City view, Mountain view
Featuring elegant, classic décor, this spacious room comes with views of the Claremont Suburb and has an en suite bathroom with bath and shower.
Bed Size(s): double bed (1)
Max persons 2
Family Room  

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from 63,8 USD
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Hairdryer, Toilet, Bathroom, Bath, Shower
Room Amenities

Electric blankets, Desk, Wardrobe/Closet, Hardwood/Parquet floors

Linen, Towels

City view
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).
Bed Size(s): extra-large double bed (1)
Max persons 2
King Room  

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from 42,5 USD
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Toilet, Bathroom, Shower, Hairdryer
Room Amenities

Sofa, Hardwood/Parquet floors, Wardrobe/Closet

Linen, Towels

City view, Garden view, Mountain view
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.
Bed Size(s): double bed (1)
Max persons 2
Double or Twin Room with Shower  

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from 40,4 USD
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Shower, Toilet, Free toiletries, Hairdryer, Bathrobe, Bathroom
Room Amenities

Wardrobe/Closet, Clothes rack, Desk, Electric blankets, Extra Long Beds (> 2 metres), Tile/Marble floor

Linen, Towels

Garden view, Pool view

Entire unit located on ground floor
Building characteristics

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.
Bed Size(s): single bed (2), extra-large double bed (1)
Max persons 2

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After booking, all of the hotel’s details, including telephone and email address, are provided in the online booking confirmation, confirmation email.

Facilities of Reading House

Front-desk/reception area services

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Common areas

  • Library
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  • Non-smoking rooms
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  • Airport shuttle
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Cleaning services

  • Laundry
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  • Ironing service
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  • Daily maid service
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Business facilities

  • Fax/photocopying
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Pools and wellness

  • Outdoor pool (seasonal)
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  • Swimming pool
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Food & Drink

  • Chocolate or cookies
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  • Bottle of water
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  • Breakfast options
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Free WiFi! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


Free parking! Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).

Policies of Reading House


From 14:00 Until 18:00 hours


From 06:00 Until 11:00 hours

Children and extra beds

All children are welcome.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are not allowed.

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    WiFi available in all areas
    Front-desk/reception area services
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    Cleaning services
    Ironing service
    Daily maid service
    Internet services
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    Pools and wellness
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    Swimming pool
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