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

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

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


Bath, Toilet, Hairdryer, Bathroom, Shower

Room Amenities

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


Towels, Linen


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, Toilet, Shower, Bathroom, Bath

Room Amenities

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


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, Bathroom, Hairdryer, Toilet

Room Amenities

Wardrobe/Closet, Hardwood/Parquet floors, Sofa


Towels, Linen


Garden view, City 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.

Double or Twin Room with Shower


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

Room Amenities

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


Towels, Linen


Pool view, Garden 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


WiFi available in all areas

Food & Drink

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

Pools and wellness

Outdoor pool (seasonal), Swimming pool


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

Front-desk/reception area services

Newspapers, Luggage storage

Common areas

Library, Shared lounge/TV area, Garden

Cleaning services

Laundry, Daily maid service, Ironing service

Business facilities



Non-smoking rooms


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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WiFi available in all areas

Food & Drink

Bottle of water
Chocolate or cookies
Breakfast options

Pools and wellness

Outdoor pool (seasonal)
Swimming pool

Front-desk/reception area services

Luggage storage

Cleaning services

Ironing service
Daily maid service

Overall room rating

    support / service

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