Reading House

Reading House Exclusive Bed and Breakfast in the Sir Herbert Baker "Reading House" Within a 5 minute walk from the Newlands Cricket and Rugby Stadiums, shopping centers and quick access to the main roads, Reading House is the ideal location for the traveller and business executive who needs convenience and a secure environment.
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Alec Hogg: If there were a Darwin Award for business, right now Santam would get my vote. Yesterday's High Court judgeme...
08/07/2020

Alec Hogg: If there were a Darwin Award for business, right now Santam would get my vote. Yesterday's High Court judgement suggests the company will get roasted in court. But by digging in, its managers are causing the brand masses of needless reputational damage. Someone should tell CEO Lizé Lambrechts and her crew when you're in a hole, best stop digging.

Please help us to make Santam pay out what is ethically and legally right.Santam is increasing its advertising spend yet...
08/07/2020
Can you spare a minute to help Ken Fargher?

Please help us to make Santam pay out what is ethically and legally right.

Santam is increasing its advertising spend yet failing to honour legitimate business interruption claims from small companies insured against infectious disease in a 50 km radius of their premises. If Santam did the right thing, people would respect them. Instead, it seems they are using delaying tactics in the courts, and spurious arguments so that small companies who employ many people will be broken by the time a legal judgement is given. They claim the lockdown, not the disease of Covid, caused business interruption. This is a spurious argument because intelligent life knows that COVID caused the lockdown. We cannot let bullying tactics of wealthy companies steal the livelihoods of ordinary citizens. We need jobs in the country so that people can simply live; we do not need individuals in high positions getting wealthier and wealthier. At their AGM, Santam assured shareholders they had funds to pay out the claims, so it’s not one industry at the expense of another if they do pay out. Paying the claims is simply the right thing for Santam to do, nothing more, nothing less. Please sign.

Insurers Fail Tourism in South Africa

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23/06/2020
OPINIONISTA: What to do when our insurance umbrella turns out to be a frame with no cover?

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We took out contingent business interruption insurance for our boutique hotel. That policy includes insurance against ‘contagious or infectious notifiable disease’ and ‘imposed quarantine regulations’. We didn’t expect a battle to ensue, not least around the semantics of the word ‘quaran...

01/07/19-Hester BisschoffLoretta is a wonderful host. Thank you for a very nice breakfast, beautiful house.02/07/19-Alex...
17/07/2019

01/07/19-Hester Bisschoff
Loretta is a wonderful host. Thank you for a very nice breakfast, beautiful house.

02/07/19-Alex Jennings
Beautiful old house! Room was warm and comfortable thank you.

02/07/19- Bethany Fox
Thanks Loretta and all for a wonderful stay. Great breakfast and a very relaxing place to stay. Goodbye from your happy UK guests.

08/07/19-Rory
Loretta is phenomenal host was welcomed with warmth+ love. Atmosphere was homely and cosy. Definitely will be back. #5 star step forward.

17/07/2019

Reading House guests are saying good things!

23/05/2019

04/05/19 Jason Lawson
Lovely very comfortable + good staff.

13/05/19 Rodney Pettit
A great sleep and good hospitality

Thanks Chantal! Looking forward t seeing you again!
19/05/2019

Thanks Chantal! Looking forward t seeing you again!

11/02/19    Alicia SwanepoelAbsolutely amazing stay , lovely service by all staff members. Will definitely recommend14/0...
22/02/2019

11/02/19 Alicia Swanepoel
Absolutely amazing stay , lovely service by all staff members. Will definitely recommend

14/02/19 Alet Delange
Thank you for a lovely stay and super friendly service

15/02/19 Barbara & Joachim
We enjoyed it so much to stay here. A wonderful house and very friendly staff thank you

16/02/19 Vic Davies
Once again a very pleasant stay thanks to Lorretta.

16/02/19 Wayne Mills
Great spot here the weather and hospitality was fabulous

17/02/19 Nuraan Petersen
Amazing atmosphere so in love with the old feel of this amazing house. See you soon.

11/02/2019

"Thanks Reading House G.H and especially Loretta for being so professional and helpful. This was a very comfortable visit – Thumbs up!" - Hylton Swemmer

We love out guests and pleased they had a great time!!  Here are comments we received this last week!"Thanks for a lovel...
14/03/2017

We love out guests and pleased they had a great time!! Here are comments we received this last week!

"Thanks for a lovely stay! hugs+kisses.
Dave."

"Awesome stay! Thank you so much will be back again!
Johan, Bianca, Phillip+Justin"

"Thanks for such hospitality in spite of my late arrival and changing schedule. Remarkable breakfast and service.
JT-California."

"Amazing breakfast and staff. xoxo.
Sam."

"Lovely place,some very thoughtful touches. Friendly staff.
Vali+Guz"

"Lovely home +very welcoming. Great breakfast and exceptional staff. Thanks.
Trish."

Kiren JoburgThanks for a great stay! Beautiful place!CarolThank you ladies-awesome stay.Will miss the cat.Rodrigo Scatto...
27/02/2017

Kiren Joburg
Thanks for a great stay! Beautiful place!

Carol
Thank you ladies-awesome stay.Will miss the cat.

Rodrigo Scattone
Absolutely lovely place! Fantastic service! I hope to come back soon.

Rodrigo Molito
Great Place! The staff is amazing!

James
A marvellous place with exceptional staff.Extremely comfortable and a great “at home” atmosphere. I look forward to a return visit.

John & Sue Bradshaw
Thank you for a lovely relaxing visit. Always good.

Richard Sandero
Very nice place to stay. Good old Cape feeling.

Japi and Jackie
Really enjoyed our stay.Lovely guest house friendly staff.

Robert Broekman
Very nice and pleasant stay.Super friendly staff.

23/11/2016
Brigille &Gisella"Thank you so much for the great time we had in this house. Staff very friendly and helpful. We will be...
18/10/2016

Brigille &Gisella
"Thank you so much for the great time we had in this house. Staff very friendly and helpful. We will be back soon."

Gloria Svampa
"A fantastic place!! Very Kind, professional and helpful personnel. Thank you."

We just love our guests!!Elaine Spang"What a wonderful stay! Breakfast was delicious and the staff was great."Amy"What a...
16/08/2016

We just love our guests!!

Elaine Spang
"What a wonderful stay! Breakfast was delicious and the staff was great."

Amy
"What a lovely stay !"

Rault Family
"Thank you for a comfortable stay.We’ll be back!"

Marna Fritz
"Thank you very much for a great stay! Awesome service + friendly staff"

Prof Coovadia
"Had another lovely stay at my home from home.Always most comfortable with excellent hospitality will stay at no other place in Cape Town."

Victor Olonde"Thank you- I had a great time and enjoyed lovely level of hospitality. You are a great staff, God bless yo...
04/03/2016

Victor Olonde
"Thank you- I had a great time and enjoyed lovely level of hospitality. You are a great staff, God bless you."

David Opondo
"Thank you very much for the warm reception and hospitality. Very beautiful and lovely setup you have, keep it up."

Alexander
"Very nice."

Denis Turner
"Wonderful stay, Thank you a real treat for us."

We love it when our guests that take the time to write in our Guest Book.  This week:Miki Ye"Superb, Thank you."Cody Bro...
15/02/2016

We love it when our guests that take the time to write in our Guest Book. This week:

Miki Ye
"Superb, Thank you."

Cody Brown
"Lovely stay, Thank you."

Naledi
"Great stay much enjoyed, Thank you."

Moima Neo
"Enjoyed my stay."

Nico Lombard
"Thanks for everything, I enjoyed my stay a lot. Very beautiful and excellent service."

Heinz Borchardt
"Most enjoyable stay, Thank you. Highly recommendable great value for money, very friendly staff."

John Brolly
"Everything was first class – apart from the cricket results, Thanks for everything."

Edwards
"Thanks for a lovely stay, very comfortable bed."

Sally & Dave
"Very comfortable bed & spacious room, excellent service felt very welcome."

Reading House Guest Comments:Terry Morris"Thank you for looking after me in this beautiful peaceful place."Madeline Drap...
11/02/2016

Reading House Guest Comments:

Terry Morris
"Thank you for looking after me in this beautiful peaceful place."

Madeline Drapeau
"Luxury pretty excellent place"

Nicole Hanekom
"Had a lovely stay hidden treasure."

We love our guests!Sue Krige"Thanks for a lovely stay."Lynne and Graham"A wonderful stay. We were made very  welcome and...
09/02/2016

We love our guests!

Sue Krige
"Thanks for a lovely stay."

Lynne and Graham
"A wonderful stay. We were made very welcome and comfortable. Many thanks to Carolyn, Thozama they are lovely. We hope to come back again."

Reading House's cover photo
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Reading House's cover photo

Reading House
08/01/2016

Reading House

Reading House
08/01/2016

Reading House

Reading House's cover photo
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Reading House's cover photo

This cute kitty has made herself very at home at the Guesthouse and loves attention!
06/01/2016

This cute kitty has made herself very at home at the Guesthouse and loves attention!

Wishing you a wonderful 2016!
06/01/2016

Wishing you a wonderful 2016!

Guests comments over the festive season!
04/01/2016

Guests comments over the festive season!

Season is here and the guesthouse is buzzing with people! Happy holidays 😉
30/12/2015

Season is here and the guesthouse is buzzing with people! Happy holidays 😉

Pics of the house! #accommodationnewlands #readinghouseguesthouse
28/12/2015

Pics of the house! #accommodationnewlands #readinghouseguesthouse

Merry Christmas thank you for your support this year and wishes for a wonderful day ahead with your loved ones! #cptchri...
25/12/2015

Merry Christmas thank you for your support this year and wishes for a wonderful day ahead with your loved ones! #cptchristmas #festiveseason #accommodationcpt

One of our stunning rooms!
23/12/2015

One of our stunning rooms!

On entering Reading House you are welcomed by this tranquil pond of beautiful Koi fish.
21/12/2015

On entering Reading House you are welcomed by this tranquil pond of beautiful Koi fish.

Birds
21/12/2015

Birds

Sugar bird on protea; South Africa Cape

21/12/2015

We are running Accommodation specials for the next few days leading up to Christmas for bookings contact: 0216715295

Address

5 Hellenburgh Rd
Newlands
7708

General information

Built in 1896 by Sir Herbert Baker, this unique heritage Guest House is situated in a quiet street in the beautiful suburb of Newlands, Cape Town. With dramatic views of Table Mountain, Newlands has the highest rainfall in South Africa and so provides a lush environment with large trees and green lawns. Owners, Ken and Meg Fargher, are delighted to welcome you to Reading House and your host, Albert Noble, will be attending to your needs.

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The view on opening the rooms window after my first night at Reading House...