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Bonne Esperance

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   17 Van Riebeeck Street | Central Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600 , South Africa
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Ranked #15 of 101 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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Eric D Rouen, France
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Rouen, France
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

everything is excellent, except perhaps the thermal stability of the water of the shower! the food is excellent, people are nice. one room is not very good : the room closed to the kitchen, because it smell early in the morning

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Durban, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very well postioned, comfortable guest house with friendly staff and a relaxed, colonial ambience - sitting on the wide veranda watching the world go by with a glass of wine close at hand was a treat!

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Port Louis
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bonne Espérarnce is a very nice place to stay, an old colonial house wwith a lot of character and confort. The service is very effcient and hospitable. The only thing that could be on the downside is the rooms upstair, under the tin roofing : when it rains at night it is almost impossible to sleep for the noise.

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Cape Town
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This guest lodge is situated perfectly within Stellenbosch - walking distance to university campus, university residences, botanical gardens, town centre, night life and restaurants. Friendly service, comfortable rooms and good breakfast.

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Colerne, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had 2 days in Stellenbosch before heading north to Botswana for safaris. A friend recommended Bonne Esperance and we were not disappointed. Prior to arrival from UK they were very helpful in arranging transfers to/from airport and wineries we wanted to visit. When we arrived the welcome was friendly, the guesthouse was beautiful and gardens fabulous. As per other... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I always enjoy my stays at Bonne Esperance and I would highly recommend a stay. The location is perfect, not downtown but close enough to walk everywhere. The service and breakfast are excellent and the rooms are quiet, nice and tasteful. I will stay again!

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London
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the guest house. Great location near the centre and many restaurants, big rooms (we were in room 1), good breakfast selection and very friendly/helpful reception staff. Bonus of free parking and wifi, and there are a few sun loungers to chill next to the pool. Would definitely recommend!

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Vereeniging, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The guesthouse was lovely - clean and tidy. Breakfasts were great! All staff members were very hospitable and friendly :-) The location of the guesthouse is perfect as it is in the heart of Stellenbosch.

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Zandhoven, Belgium
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

good location - nice place to stay - helpfull people - very nice breakfast - nice to have breakfast on the veranda - less good: you hear everything from your neighbours - stellenbosch was disappointing

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Bethesda, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff at Bonne Esperance are superb. The women in the kitchen make a fabulous breakfast of your choice each morning. The rooms are very comfortable and the location provides easy access to everything. I highly recommend. You won't be disappointed! I was there visiting my daughter who is doing a semester abroad at Stellenbosch University.

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Additional Information about Bonne Esperance

Also Known As:
Bonne Esperance Hotel
Bonne Esperance Hotel Stellenbosch
Address: 17 Van Riebeeck Street | Central Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600 , South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 101 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bonne Esperance 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bonne Esperance is a charming Victorian Villa with wrap-around veranda, cast-iron moldings and corner-turret. The villa was originally built in 1901. The house retained the same charm and ambiance of that era but with the added luxuries of the modern age. Our 15 comfortable en suite Guest Rooms are lovingly decorated and include air-conditioning, hospitality tray, mini-bar fridge, wireless internet access, hairdryer and safe. Enjoy breakfast au Provence in our breakfast room or outside on the veranda. ... more   less 
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