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Rustenbosch Guest House

110 Merriman street | University Ward, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Ranked #69 of 107 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015
Alain55_13 Wagga Wagga, Australia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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49 reviews 49 reviews
28 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I stayed at Rustenbosch one week while working at the University. Nice guest house and great breakfasts, the shared table for the breakfast is not a so good idea indeed. I got room number 3 which is well equiped (small kitchenette with microwave, small fridge, a sink), a bathroom with a shower only, and the room with direct access to... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

With my son at university at Stellenbosch, and staying in digs, we have come down on occasion to assist or just visit him, So really we need somewhere to stay that's close to my son, and Rustenbosch fits that criteria perfectly. The breakfasts there are great and its a short drive to restaurants, shops and all varsity facilities. The vibe... More 

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Nobleford, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

We stayed at Rustenbosch in July and again in December 2014. During July the building activities next door were still in full swing, but what a pleasant surprise now that the block of flats next to the guesthouse is finished. Apart from being a beautiful building, it provides much needed accommodation for the ever growing student population. The breakfast menu... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We are a retired French couple from Canada (Montreal) and traveled South Africa during 2 months renting 31 different lodgings. This one was # 15. We booked an apartment (no 3) which is not located at the same place as the guesthouse. This apartment is one large room with the bed, a kitchen counter, a living room with sofa and... More 

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Richmond, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed at the self-service apartment, not the guesthouse because we wanted the kitchen. To check-in, you'll have to go to the guesthouse and they'll bring you to the apartment, which is just a bit down the road, around the corner. There's 1 parking spot for each apartment (but it is out in the open, so we were warned of... More 

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Doha, Qatar
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

We got a self service apartment, which by the way, we didn´t see that anywhere and when we arrived, we found out we had no breakfast and no internet. The apartments are separated to the guesthouse, so when you get there, they go with you to show where they are, you are given a key and that is the last... More 

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Melbourne
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This place is nice and we were mostly happy to stay here but guests should beware there is a massive construction site right next door which we were not warned about (for obvious reason, we would have gone elsewhere). All bedrooms are affected as well as the garden and pool area, you will enjoy drilling and hammering with your otherwise... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Our two-night stay at Rustenbosch was the perfect way to end our very short trip to South Africa. The room was spacious and very clean. Service was great! Would recommend if you're looking for a nice place to unwind.

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Elgin, South Africa
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

I loved the trendy New York feel of the Rustenbosch apartments - in the sweltering heat and busyness of the thriving winelands mini metropolis of Stellenbosch, it offering a sanctuary of calm and cool. Sadly, we had no time to try out the cool blue pool - rushing as we were to attend a wedding but it looked utterly inviting.... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Stay here was arranged by colleagues for the night prior to a conference. Arrived fairly late, left early in the morning before breakfast, so didn't get to try that, sorry I missed it. The room was wonderful, on ground floor, and the grounds are very nice. I hope to go back again and stay longer!

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