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Hotel Description

4-star guest house near University of Cape Town

In Cape Town

Your stay at this Claremont guesthouse places you within 3 miles (5 km) of University of Cape Town and Kirstenbosch National Botanical Gardens. Also, Newlands Cricket Ground is within half a mile (1 km) and Newlands Stadium is within 2 miles (3 km).

Free perks

An outdoor pool, free self parking, and laundry facilities are featured at this guesthouse. Guests will appreciate free perks like buffet breakfast and WiFi in public areas. A garden, a snack bar/deli, and luggage storage are also on offer.

Free WiFi, LCD TVs

In addition to LCD TVs with satellite channels, the 5 guestrooms offer free WiFi and 5 bathrooms. Rainfall showerheads, fans, and hair dryers are also available.

Queen Bedded Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$72* Per night/room May 14 - May 15

King Bedded Room with Bath/Shower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Poolside Double Room with Shower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

King Bedded Room with Shower

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. Free breakfast is served daily. Public spaces have free WiFi. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. An outdoor pool, barbecue grills, and a garden are also featured at Reading House. Self parking is free. This 4-star Cape Town guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 1 floor
  • 5 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1948
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Deli
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Cap-Haitien (CAP-Cap-Haitien Intl.)
  • Metro station: Newlands Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Reading House offers 5 accommodations with bathrobes and designer toiletries. LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, and hair dryers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • 5 bathrooms
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Electric kettle
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Designer toiletries
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast on weekdays from 7:00 AM to 9:00 AM and on weekends from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the guesthouse include an outdoor pool.

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 6 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 6 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 6 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 6 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children 8 and younger are not allowed at this property. All guests older than 8 are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts cash

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts cash. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some onsite facilities. Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation might be required for some facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Food service has been amended for enhanced safety
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guest stays

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Airport shuttle fee: ZAR 400 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: ZAR 400 (from 8 to 18 years old)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Reading House Hotel Newlands
  • Reading House Newlands
  • Reading House Newlands, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Reading House Cape Town
  • Reading Cape Town
  • Reading House B&B Cape Town
  • Reading House Guesthouse Cape Town
  • Reading House Guesthouse
  • Reading House Cape Town
  • Reading House Guesthouse
  • Reading House Guesthouse Cape Town

You should know

  • Pool access is available 24-hours a day.
  • Children 8 years old and younger aren't allowed at this property.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Certain facilities might have restricted access. For details, you can contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Alcohol isn't served at Reading House.

National Rating

Quality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.

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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.