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Penelope's Guesthouse

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21 Speciosa Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hazyview, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This was our 4th stay at Penelope's Guesthouse and we were not disappointed. Despite the intervening years the standard remains the same, the hospitality and warmth of Penelope, her son and staff bring us back time after time. It is so central to all of the lovely places to visit around the Cape and Wine Lands. Breakfast was excellent with... More 

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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Stayed only a night, but enjoyed the room and place very much. Easy to find and in nice surroundings. Great views from our suite of mountains. Breakfast was a treat, Penelope had a couple kitties and kitten in the place that made it nice feel. Gave us good ideas to visit, Vergalegen we even purchased our 10 year anniversary wine,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Its the little personal touches like the chocolate on the pillows, homemade cookies and complimentary bottle of wine in the rooms, to the warm, family feel that brings me back time and time again to Penelope's Guesthouse.Not to mention the stunning decor & the best homemade breakfast (including Penelope's famous homemade breads baked fresh) you will ever find.Its location is... More 

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Fontana, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Penelope's was a grand place serving as our home base as we toured the wineries and shops in Stellenbosch and Franschoek. The bedrooms are nicely appointed and the breakfasts were a delight. Penelope and husband were great hosts.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Penny the owner, was very friendly and helpful. She let us check in early on day of arrival without extra charge. Her guesthouse is beautiful, clean and neat. The breakfast was wonderful - 5 star. Really enjoyed our stay. I would not go to a hotel when visiting Stellenbosch. I will definitely stay at Penelope's Guest House again.

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Market Harborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

My wife, friends and I had a very comfortable stay at this well-kept guest house. We slept well and enjoyed walking around the neighbourhood. If in Stellenbosch again, we'll plan to stay there! JH, Market Harborough, UK

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

From the moment we had a lovely welcoming email from Penelope, to her waving us off in a taxi this trip was perfect. Nothing is too much trouble for her and she makes you feel so relaxed and welcome. Our room was pristine and had a wonderful balcony, which I loved to relax and read on in the evening sun.... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Penelope's guest house was slightly out of the city center but it was still convenient and well priced. The room was very clean and quiet, and the pool/garden area was a great place to relax. We only got to stay for a night but it was a lovely experience overall.

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015 via mobile

I've stayed at Penelope's three times now. I definitely qualify as a repeat customer. My husband and I even spent some of our honeymoon here. I have high standards and enjoy 5 star classy boutique hotels. I never stay in less than 4 star accommodation when I travel. It is very important that the accommodation I stay in is spotlessly... More 

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Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

We just spent 3 weeks touring South Africa in Feb 2015 and this was our favourite room over the whole tour,clean,good value ,well equipped ,fantastic breakfast and warm friendly hosts. It is circa 2 miles from the town centre but this means the room is very quiet and secure and easy to find.

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