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1 room, 2 adults

Reading House

4-starQuality Graded by the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) – South Africa's official quality assurance organization.
5 Hellenburgh Road, Newlands, Cape Town, Western Cape, 7708, South Africa

4-star guesthouse with outdoor pool, near University of Cape Town
  • Free buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • Great location. Delicious breakfast. Friendly and helpful staff.May 11, 2018
  • Friendly staff, very comfortable bed with lovely crisp linen, lovely location. This,…Apr 28, 2018

Reading House

from ZAR 1,000
  • King Bedded Room with Bath/Shower
  • Queen Bedded Room
  • King Bedded Room with Shower
  • Poolside Double Room with Shower

What’s around Reading House


  • In Claremont
  • University of Cape Town - 39 min walk
  • Newlands Cricket Ground - 10 min walk
  • Newlands Stadium - 13 min walk
  • Cavendish Square - 15 min walk
  • Arderne Gardens - 20 min walk
  • Kingsbury Hospital - 22 min walk
  • Cape Town City Ballet - 37 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 14 min drive
  • Cape Town Station - 10 min drive
  • Cape Town Bellville Station - 20 min drive
  • Newlands Station - 8 min walk
  • Claremont Station - 10 min walk
  • Harfield Road Station - 22 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 6 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Children (8 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking

Other information

  • No alcohol served onsite
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free buffet breakfast daily
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built - 1948
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Bathrobes
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • LCD TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Reading House’s small print

Also known as

  • Reading House Hotel Newlands
  • Reading House Guesthouse
  • Reading House Guesthouse Cape Town
  • 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


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 400 per vehicle (one-way)

Airport shuttle service for children between the ages of 8 and 18 costs ZAR 400

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Reading House

  • Is parking offered at Reading House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Reading House?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool. Guests have 24-hour pool access.
  • Are pets allowed at Reading House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Reading House?
    You can check in from 2 PM to 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Reading House?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 400 per vehicle one-way.

Reading House

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