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Aan Dorpstraat Guest House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   14 Papegaai Street | Twon Centre, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #14 of 106 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Norfolk
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43 reviews 43 reviews
30 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

This guest house is very very well equipped, and full of thoughtful touches and comfort. The owners are overwhelmingly helpful and full of suggestions and help for your onward journey and activities. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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St. John's, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

A great location close to town center (Church and Dorp Streets) for shopping, dining and wine/coffee shops. Secure off street parking and a pool.

Rooms are of a high standard both in fittings and housekeeping.

Gwen and Johan are very professional and put a lot of effort into helping organize your activities in the area.

Overall a great stay!

Room Tip: If you have mobility issues there are main floor rooms.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vienna, Austria
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Coming from cold Europe we would probably have had a good time anywhere in Stellenbosch: But we definitely had a good time at Aan Dorpstraat Guesthouse. Relaxing and quiet atmosphere, cosy rooms and pool/ veranda facilities, excellent breakfast, friendly and helpfuls hosts and above all: so close to the centre.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

LOCATION ! LOCATION ! LUXURY/COMFORT, GREAT HOSPITALITY, friendliness with heart and soul.
Right in the center of town. Still absolutely quiet. Secure parking.
The spacy rooms and bathrooms are furnished with great taste and attention to detail. Latest technology (electronics) all over the place.
Bathroom with bath, toilet, bidet and a “great” walk-in rain shower.
Happy sleeping guaranteed. Exceptionally FAST internet (WiFi).
Breakfast is a feast. All fresh ingredients. Eggs as ordered are prepared by Chef Johan, enjoy the ceremony supported by applied science, never goes wrong. Delicious !
So far for the “hardware”.
Gwen and Johan are making your stay at the guesthouse complete, with great hospitality. Right from arrival, and throughout. They do really care for their guests; make you feel welcome and at home, advise what to see and/or do, solving any problem that may arise; without any pushing. Gwen and Johan are absolutely professionals in managing their hospitality business, as should be, but their friendliness and concern for the wellness of the guests comes right from their heart and soul.
Already several years we enjoyed our stay with Gwen and Johan, tremendously. Looking forward to our next.
Recommended in every respect.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GwenHugo, Owner at Aan Dorpstraat Guest House, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you so very much!

We do so appreciate the recent, wonderful reviews we have received and feel very humbled by them.

We try our very best to provide quality and very personal service and it warms our hearts when someone takes the time to write such wonderful reviews.

We like to feel that we are making friends from all over the world and reviews such as these really make us feel that we are in the right market. Great, warm-hearted, discerning and interesting guests.
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Ashby de la Zouch, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

Delightful B&B in a great location,very helpful and attentive hosts who have obviously put a great deal of thought and effort into making everything perfect.Situated in a quiet street 2 mins walk from one of the main streets in Stellenbosch with its restaurants, Dutch colonial buildings giving a lovely relaxed feeling to the area.Very chatty hosts who were keen to make sure that we enjoyed our stay as much as possible,including booking a table for us in a great characterful local restaurant in an old Dutch colonial house after discussing what sort of food we liked.We would strongly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ghent, Belgium
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43 reviews 43 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

It's all here in the previous reviews. Beautifully appointed rooms, good location in pretty Stellenbosch and super helpful and friendly hosts. Every detail is thought through, I couldn't find any milk on the tea tray in my room the first morning. Why? Because in the frig is a little jug of real milk! Mini bar to the standard of hotel, plus honesty bar downstairs. Just one word of caution, Gwen and Johan pride themselves on the personal service and making guests feel at home, with introductions to each other and chats over breakfast, as well as organising anything that you need help with. If you enjoy this, as I do, then absolutely the place for you. But if you are a grump who doesn't want to interact with the world until after after coffee #3 (or at all), possibly less your cup of tea.

Room Tip: I had number six which was lovely and super bathroom
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GwenHugo, Owner at Aan Dorpstraat Guest House, responded to this review, December 7, 2013
Thank you so much for this kind review. It is very much appreciated. Warm regards, Johan & Gwen
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

I got married in Stellenbosch (from Jozi) and went down before hand to put all the final arrangements in place. We drove past Aan Dorpstraat and decided the look of the guesthouse was nice and stayed over. It was such a great stay that my husband arranged for us to stay there on our honeymoon night.
All I can say is WOW!. Everyone went out of there way to assist my husband in getting everything arranged and went the extra mile to put up lanterns and make the visit VERY special. This is not to mention how stunning the room was, all the little touches just made it.
A truly memorable experience and I highly recommend a visit to this truly amazing establishment where the onus is on service. Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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GwenHugo, Owner at Aan Dorpstraat Guest House, responded to this review, October 28, 2013
As we enter our busy summer season, it is so nice to receive such a beautiful review from such a lovely couple. Thank you so much! It was truly an honour for us to be a part of your big day! Warmest regards, Gwen
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Additional Information about Aan Dorpstraat Guest House

Address: 14 Papegaai Street | Twon Centre, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aan Dorpstraat Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4-Star luxury, B&B accommodation including air conditioning, internet, silent mini-bar fridges, filtered water, small swimming pool and secure parking. All rooms fully en-suite - some with bidets. Owners, Johan and Gwen offer warm hospitality and personal service. Located centrally. 2 - 10 minutes’ walk from great restaurants and business centre. Short drive to wine estates, golf course, beach and other attractions (30 km from Cape Town International Airport). No children under 12 years. ... more   less 
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