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“Underwhelming” 3 of 5 stars
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Fynbos Villa Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   14 Neethling Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #35 of 106 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Cape Town, South Africa
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29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
“Underwhelming”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

We stayed one night after attending a wedding in Stellenbosch. The venue is in a good location and the rooms, while old fashioned, were comfortable but it's way overpriced for what it has to offer, R900 for 2 people is quite steep. The television in the bedroom has only SABC channels and Mweb, no DStv & breakfast is very average. There is no choice of how you want your eggs, we were given an omelette, no toast was on offer just very thickly sliced bread. It was quite a cool morning and the doors were wide open making the breakfast room really cold, some heating might be in order. Not a place I would stay again or recommend to my friends.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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fynbosVilla, Manager at Fynbos Villa Guest House, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

I had a wonderful time at Fynbos. The accommodations were clean, tidy, and comfortable. The staff was very helpful and friendly. I really appreciated the staff coordinating an amazing vineyard tour for one of my days. In fact, my whole stay in Stellenbosch was a wonderful memory. Fynbos is very close to the beautiful Stellenbosch University as well.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

My husband's family stayed in the main house of Fynbos a few years ago and enjoyed it, so when we had to book accommodation to attend a wedding in Stellenbosch this was an easy choice.

I was, however, disappointed when we arrived and were told that we were to stay in the Annex, Meulstroom, which certainly did not live up to my expectations of what was described and priced as a 'Luxury Room'. While I love older houses and live in one myself, this one is in poor condition and the styling of the room made me feel like I was visiting my grandmother. The bathroom also had spider webs in the corner, the towels have seen better days and a Clicks shower gel in the shower certainly didn't scream 'luxury'.

Breakfast was served by a lovely lady; however, I would have preferred being given a choice before automatically being served a bacon and cheese omelette. The fruit salad and yoghurt was at least delicious and nicely presented and the coffee good.

While the room was a disappointment, the location of the b&b is excellent and the staff competent and friendly.

Room Tip: Sounds like the rooms in the main house are better than in the house next door.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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fynbosVilla, Manager at Fynbos Villa Guest House, responded to this review, May 22, 2013
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Knysna, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

Every university holiday we stay at Fynbos fetching and returning our son to Stellenbosch University, Fynbos has become our home away from home. Wonderful staff, warm and welcoming reception and comfy rooms make our stay always a pleasure. We will be back. The Perrings.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Aix-en-Provence, France
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

This b+b is superb, the interiors are lovely, the rooms spacious and clean, the service excellent, parking round the back and a pool really all we could ask for. The center of town is a 5 minute walk away. Would recommend.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Leamington Spa, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This is a great location close to all amenities but in a very quiet safe area. Breakfast is brill and the loveliest most obliging cook. Very pleasant and helpful staff would definitely return. Outside accommodation very spacious there was no need for us to book two separate rooms and would have had plenty of space in one aapartment.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We booked in for the weekend of 2013-04-05 till 2013-04-07. The guest house is beautiful and clean. The staff are friendly and helpful and nothing is an effort. They are always smiling, even at 01:00 in the morning when we arrived. The food is fantastic and the two ladies that prepare it are just brilliant. Thank you and we will certainly be back and I will definitely refer you to others. Keep it up and thank you.

Room Tip: The rooms inside are great as they are still in the old part of the building.
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  • Stayed April 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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Additional Information about Fynbos Villa Guest House

Address: 14 Neethling Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 106 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Fynbos Villa Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fynbos Villa is a lovely 14 room Victorian style Guest House, equipped with modern facilities, where we offer our guests comfort and tranquility; whilst only a 5 minute stroll to town! Fynbos Villa offers its guests two types of accommodation: Bed & Breakfast and Self-catering.Fynbos Villa also offers:Our beautiful Guesthouse offers charm, character and atmosphereOur Rooms are clean and non smokingIdyllic located, with walking distance to Museums, Traditional Restaurants, University, Music Conservatoire, Coetzenburg International Sports Grounds and the Botanical Garden.Located in a peaceful and quiet areaTraditional and fresh breakfast is served every morningWe offer safe off street parking for our guestsAnd a beautiful solar heated swimming pool is available on premisesOur friendly personnel can assist our guests with:Flight confirmations, The organizing of tours and transfers, Car hire and general recommendations of places to visit. Afrikaans, English, German and Dutch are spoken. ... more   less 
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