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Rusthuiz Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   13 Piet Retief Street | Krigeville, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Ranked #19 of 101 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014
grahamee Hitchin, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Hitchin, United Kingdom
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214 reviews 214 reviews
68 hotel reviews
251 helpful votes 251 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Ruishuiz is our regular Stellenbosch "home" on our annual SA trips and I have reviewed it favourably previously. This is a "more of the same" review - only difference is we stayed twice, 6 weeks apart this year. Rooms are well furnished and reasonably sized. Beds could be longer, but are very comfortable. "Our room" has french doors onto the... More

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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Grahame & Jill Thank you for the feedback on your stay this year. It is always a delight to welcome you back and we look forward to your stay next year. We were able to fix the air-con "niggle" - it was a problem with the remote that was "programmed" to go on and off... we still do not... More

Amsterdam
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60 reviews 60 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We had the pleasure of staying only one night, but would easily like to improve on that number during a next visit. Rusthuiz is a home away from home.. we had room 2, with a big balcony, a nice bathroom in a just very homey and nicely decorated hotel. There is a small pool and relaxarea which was ideal. Breakfast... More

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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review

Dear LivefromAmsterdam I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Rusthuiz and in Stellenbosch. Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us. Kind regards René More

Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We just loved our stay (unfortunately too short) at Rusthuiz Guest House. We had a gorgeous room -- a very large and comfortable upstairs balcony room -- with a huge terrace and view of soothing greenery. The bathroom had lovely amenities and we could not have asked for more. Before breakfast, it was great just to sit with a coffee... More

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Rene0705, Manager at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Swane Thank you very much for your review of Rusthuiz. We were all delighted to read your positive and detailed feedback. I am sure it would be of great help to other travelers. I must agree that watching the sun rise over the Stellenbosch mountains from the balcony is a wonderful experience. Early mornings are just delightful.. We hope... More

Belfast, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

Unfortunately we only had one night in this beautiful B&B, we were a party of 4 travelling around the area but all of us would have loved to stay here a little longer. We where in the two balcony rooms which were both luxurious and had everything you would need. Breakfast was really good and was served out on the... More

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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Yvonne We all here at Rusthuiz are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us! Thank you for the review and mentioning Hannelise's special service. She is a star and loved by everyone who meets her. We hope to welcome you back in future. Kind regards René More

London
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

The staff and owner could not do enough for us during our stay. The property is close to the town and beautifully decorated with stunning outdoor spaces. We enjoyed many an hour by the pool enjoying the sunshine. We had a balcony room, which was spacious and luxurious with a lovely bathroom. The continental breakfast was plentiful with an option... More

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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Sherrylann What a pleasure to have read your review on Rusthuiz. We are all thrilled that you have had a comfortable and pleasurable stay with us and in our town. We look forward to welcome you back in the future. Kindest René Taylor More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

Beautifully decorated B&B with large rooms. The place is located close to the "town" center and you can easily drive to a couple of nice restaurants or to any of the many vineyards close by. There's a pool we didn't really get to use as it was closed, however the garden is very nice with lots of flowers and benches... More

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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Jorgepilo We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay at Rusthuiz and in our beautiful town. I am so sorry that you were not shown the swimming pool key to open the gate to enter. Hope to welcome you back to Rusthuiz and our pool in the future.. Kindest Rene Taylor More

Gaborone, Botswana
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We only stayed for 1 night after a day at Eagle Encounters, before moving onto Hermanus to go whale watching the next day. Both activities are an easy drive. Although we didn't stay here long, we had a wonderful stay and would happily return. It is well situated within easy walk of town and the balcony room we stayed in... More

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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Africawithkids What a pleasure it was to read your review on Tripadvisor. Thank you so much for sharing your experience in detail with other travelers. We always strive to have happy guests leaving Rusthuiz and all of us here was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to welcome your family back in future. Warm... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Very tastefuly decorated. Various thoughtful details, like warm bottle for night, beach bag with towels, utilities basket. Friendly staff with lots of flexibility. They looked after us with a tray of fruits, coffee and muesly for early leave. Good value for money for what we have been offered. Definetely recommended and come back. We stayed in a balcony room. 2... More

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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Hakan M We are delighted that you have had a comfortable and enjoyable stay at Rusthuiz, during your visit to our beautiful town. Thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers. We hope that we will have the priveledge to host you again in the future. Warm regards Rene Taylor More

Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013

As far as guest houses go, this is one of the best. Accommodation was superb, breakfast was great and staff were very friendly and helpful. We have no hesitation in reccomending Rusthuiz for your stay in Stellenbosch.

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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Albert My staff and I are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your review and sharing that with other travelers. We hope to welcome you back to Rusthuiz and South Africa in the future.. Kindest Rene Taylor More

Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had a lovely stay in Rusthuiz . Very conveniently situated in Stellenbosch close to town , schools and university with lovely room and a great view . Bedding lovely and bathroom very nice .Great service added to a super stay .

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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Surette It was our pleasure to accommodate you here at Rusthuiz and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your stay. We are all so happy to read that you have had a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us - it means a lot to all our staff members to get such positive... More

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Additional Information about Rusthuiz Guest House

Address: 13 Piet Retief Street | Krigeville, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 101 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rusthuiz Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay steps from the centre of historical Stellenbosch. Awake to enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the sunny patio, then stroll through oak-tree lined avenues into town. You'll have your pick of restaurants, cafes and pubs for a bite to eat and something to drink. Your helpful hosts will advise you on the best wine estates to visit. In the afternoon relax at our sparkling pool.(air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar, FREE WiFi, secure parking, and child friendly) ... more   less 
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