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The Beautiful South
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   4 Hospital Street, Stellenbosch 7600 , South Africa   |  
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Ranked #7 of 16 Hotels in Stellenbosch
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Lovely place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2006

I stayed at The Beautiful South throughout my week's stay in the Cape Town area. It's a good base for tours to see the wine region and (inexpensive) private shuttles can be arranged for trips into Cape Town. Stellenbosch itself is a lovely university town - lots of cafes and restaurants, against a scenic mountain backdrop.

I really couldn't have had a better introduction to South Africa than at The Beautiful South guesthouse. The service was very friendly and personable and the guesthouse itself very nice and homey. I took the funky Austin Powers room which didn't have a view but that didn't matter at all as the pool was only 10 secs away. The bed was very comfortable too. All in all, I felt very at home there and it is well worth the money (it isn't expensive anyway).

  • Stayed July 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2006

Stellenbosch was the last part of our great SA trip. We looked for a cool end of our trip and found in the Tourism Bureau the flyer of The Beautiful South Guest House.

Really cool: For people with little money they have a room called Austin Powers - simlpe but freaky design.

We wanted to have something special, we took an African Room. Not too african, but a bit.

Go there and - dont forget the huge pool.


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Address: 4 Hospital Street, Stellenbosch 7600 , South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Beautiful South 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our house is a thatched jewel, centrally located but quiet, right in the heart of the university area. Surrounded by old trees and flowers, you find it with a dreamy garden and a big pool. ... more   less 
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