Reading House

  • 5 Hellenburgh Road, Newlands, 7708 Cape Town, South Africa - View on map
4.4 /5
Hotel type: Guest accommodation
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Hotel themes – Reading House

  • ✓ Romance / honeymoon
  • ✓ Luxury
  • ✓ Gourmet
  • ✓ Design

Quick description

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.

Rooms: 5

Important information

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

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Deluxe King Room


Toilet, Bath, Shower, Bathroom, Hairdryer

Room Amenities

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


Linen, Towels


City view, Garden 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.

Family Room


Hairdryer, Bath, Bathroom, Shower, Toilet

Room Amenities

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


Towels, Linen


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).

King Room


Shower, Toilet, Hairdryer, Bathroom

Room Amenities

Hardwood/Parquet floors, Wardrobe/Closet, Sofa


Towels, Linen


Mountain view, City view, Garden 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.

Double or Twin Room with Shower


Toilet, Bathroom, Hairdryer, Shower, Bathrobe, Free toiletries

Room Amenities

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


Towels, Linen


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.

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

Newspapers, Luggage storage,

Common areas

Garden, Library, Shared lounge/TV area,


Non-smoking rooms,


Airport shuttle (additional charge), Shuttle service, Shuttle service (additional charge), Airport shuttle,

Cleaning services

Daily maid service, Laundry, Ironing service,

Business facilities


Pools and wellness

Swimming pool, Outdoor pool (seasonal),

Food & Drink

Chocolate or cookies, Bottle of water, Breakfast options, Fruits,


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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Contact methods

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Free parking
On-site parking
Private parking
WiFi available in all areas

Front-desk/reception area services

Luggage storage

Cleaning services

Ironing service
Daily maid service


Internet services
Free WiFi

Pools and wellness

Outdoor pool (seasonal)
Swimming pool

Food & Drink

Bottle of water
Chocolate or cookies
Breakfast options

Overall room rating

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