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de Oude Meul Guest House

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   10a Mill Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Ranked #86 of 102 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014
Marinus99 Stellenbosch, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

This Guest House is an unequivocal joke! Incredibly poorly run with an appalling and nasty owner/manager. The rooms we stayed in were smelly with stained, dirty carpets and dusty curtains. There were no available towels, the shower floor had clearly not been cleaned in ages due to the grime between the tiles and the bath tap head was broken squirting... More

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Calgary, Alberta
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We arrived in the late afternoon and the tourist bureau was closed (how very convenient for travelers arriving at 4:30 pm when they close at 1:00 pm on Sundays, but that is the subject of another review). It was pouring rain, and Tourist Information was closed when we arrived,so we decided to go to a B&B that my husband had... More

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Stellenbosch, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Great service, Great people, Great hospitality. If you haven't stayed here when you were in Stellenbosch, I pity you. Great breakfasts, relaxing environment. Lovely showers and beds. Make an effort to come stay here

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

I don’t know where to start really as I am still shocked at how incredibly nasty Arno, the owner has been. I had a really bad experience at his bnb which I spoke to him about. I’d found dead cockroaches just outside my door which were there for the entire 3 day stay and on one morning at 9am, one... More

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albert1972, Owner at de Oude Meul Guest House, responded to this review

I personally gave the client a 50% discount which was graciuosly accepted in person. The actual reservation was made through an affiliated website namely Booking.Com. The rates etc. were agreed to and the resravtion was confirmed via Booking.com as per normal. All complaints were handled and dealt with proffesionally via Booking.com. Booking.com has agreed that the discount given was more... More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013 via mobile

Friendly staff. Central location. Old world student style accommodation. We stayed for two nights and the owner, Werner, very kindly changed our rooms on request. Very friendly and welcoming. We enjoyed a satisfactory breakfast. Lots of great restaurants nearby. We felt save and secure.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Nice, old guest house in the middle of Stellenbosch. This place could do with some renovation and refurbishment, it all looks and feels a bit dated. On the other hand the owner and staff are very friendly and helpfull (we love Florence, thank you for your help Florence!!), we enjoyed having breakfast in the downstairs coffee shop and the place... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

A nice, comfortable, budget place to stay. I found it to get away from one of the poorly maintained backpackers in town that I stayed at for a night. This place here was well worth the extra few dollars to have a clean bed, hot shower to myself that worked properly, yummy breakfast and delicious coffee.

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Berlin, Germany
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Perfectly situated in the centre of Stellenbosch even with own car-parking. Cute old house with comfortable rooms, AC, balconies, wi-fi. Very nice á-la-carte break-fast at the café next door, which also belongs to the owner of the B&B. He was very friendly and made us feel very welcomed.

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Bologna, Italy
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

close to the city centre, clean, our room had a little balcony, very convenient price if you like to have an experience of a living place, besides wine tasting, go to the oude meul manager will be very helpful in every moment he found us a different lodge when we came back and we have no reservation! thank to him... More

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United States
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47 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2012

This old place above the quaint streets of Stellenbosch has just a few rooms that are very quiet. Mine, I think, was part of the original kitchen! Carpeted, clean, soft sheets, en suite bath, hair dryer, in-room safe, coffee and tea, and very atmospheric. Breakfast included. There's a pretty balcony. Space heater in winter, a/c in summer. It's a converted... More

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Address: 10a Mill Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — de Oude Meul Guest House 3*
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Situated in the heart of historic Stellenbosch lies de Oude Meul guesthouse with its friendly service and a warm atmosphere - you feel welcome from the moment you enter the door. All our beautifully decorated rooms are en-suite and have tea and coffee making facilities, television, sunny balconies- perfect to relax on after exploring the winelands. Scrumptious breakfasts served downstairs in our popular Mill Coffee House. Italian coffee, freshly baked pastries including croissants, muffins and cinnamon swirls. French toast, poached eggs. Also, kindly make use of our free WiFi service. Park your car in our off-street parking area and from there explore the magic that Stellenbosch has to offer on foot! Feel like a good dinner with famous South African hospitality? No problem, the guesthouse is only minutes away from several excellent eateries. Just ask us, we’ll point you in the right direction. Shopping? Even closer.… A better location from which to base yourself in Stellenbosch would be hard to find (please ask about our bicycles to rent). Should you wish to explore some of the world famous vineyards and sample some of the wines produced, we’ll be more than happy to assist you with the arrangements. de Oude Meul is a 3 star Tourism SA Graded establishment and has been in operation since 1996. ... more   less 
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