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“Old charm in the heart of Stellenbosch” 5 of 5 stars
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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 #16 of 101 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Pretoria
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“Old charm in the heart of Stellenbosch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed at Bonne Esperance during a short visit to the area in September 2013. The friendliness of reception, the cleanliness of the rooms, the stunning garden- all made for a great visit. Will be back and will stay longer next time. Walking distance to everything in Stellenbosch!

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  • Stayed September 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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  • 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
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Amersfoort, The Netherlands
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Bonne Esperance is a very good B & B and located in the beautiful town Stellenbosch; the building itself is also beautiful. The staff is friendly and helpful and the breakfast is original and tasteful.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Jerusalem, Israel
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15 hotel reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

I stayed at Bonne Esperance for two nights during a conference at the University of Stellenbosch. I enjoyed my stay here very much - I chose a loft room which was very spacious and comfortable, with all the amenities that I needed, and the staff went out of their way to be helpful. The historic property has character and there is a beautiful garden outside. The location is very convenient - quiet, but a very short walk from downtown and the university. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

I stayed at Bonne Esperance for 2 weeks during August 2013 whilst attending a program at the University of Stellenbosch. It is an excellent bed and breakfast in true old cape style. I found their rooms to be small but well fitted and good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 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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Amstelveen, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

nice B&B, nice rooms, breakfast OK, however: no parking available at arrival, ground crowded by students taking pictures, blocking the passage and personnel din't do anything about it, front desk advised us where to eat eat but forget to mention that reservations were necessary so dining wasn't possible. Conclusion: Basics ok, service is insufficient.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service

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Johannesburg
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at Bonne Esperance. I will most definitely recommend this gem of a place to all my friends and family
I will also very sure to stay here again should I ever travel to Stellenbosch again

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2013

We live in Cape Town and this was just a quick night away for us. I was really impressed with what we got for our money at Bonne Esperance. I think it will be my default when we want to stay in Stellenbosch.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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 #16 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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