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Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House

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18 Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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#48 of 147 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House is perfectly placed in the heart of Stellenbosch and offers the ultimate in elegance and sophistication, bringing the old-world charm of the area into the new millennium with accommodation that exudes New York chic. Our guest house and stylish self-catering studio feature facilities and an experienced service style associated with that of top-quality hotel accommodation. The guest house boasts two lounge areas, a fully equipped and stocked bar complete with a separate Gin Bar, a swimming pool with outdoor seating and the intriguing “yellow room” conference facility equipped to be utilized by 12 delegates. Every detail, from carefully selected pieces of furniture to luxury, handpicked linen, is a reflection of the passion instilled into the making of this establishment. Our guest house rooms are designed, decorated and furnished to the highest standards by the owner herself assuring guests design meets comfort and service is the quintessential mixer. Sophisticated use of elegant art-deco furnishings, colors and playful patterns create a unique collection of 10 distinctly styled guest rooms. Our establishment is your hospitality destination of preference, conveniently located and comfortably within walking distance to shopping malls, a modern gym, and the well-known Endler Conservatorium. Explore oak-lined streets, experience quaint restaurants, and shops or the works of famous sculptors, neo-Dutch, Georgian and modern-Victorian architecture. Life & Leisure Boutique Guesthouse is described “as an art deco dream with purist luxury style: renowned for its sleek design and elegant functionality”.
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18 Van Riebeeck Street, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
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Compass44512830605 wrote a review Mar 2020
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Excellent guest house. Superb location within Stellenbosch with many restaurants and pubs within walking distance for breakfasts, lunches and dinners. Beautiful guest house and surrounding area. I will definitely return for business or pleasure.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Cara R wrote a review Feb 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa12 contributions5 helpful votes
Do not believe the pictures. Ensure you are in fact in the guest house or farmed out prior to paying. We ended up in STUDENT digs, noisy, smelly and NOT what I believed I was buying into. Enquired about load shedding at check in informed there was none during our stay. Woke at 5 am plunged in darkness with no candles or torch. Enquired about a pre-dinner drink at the pool and was informed that not possible and led to bar area. Through the belly of the hotel, past offices, laundries, a conference room with screens and unwrapped televisions all over table, no air conditioning and despite some lovely furniture due to heat not feasible to remain. I imagined myself in the beautifully decorated space as ADVERTISED reading books enjoying the pool and having a lovely dinner. Celebrating 9 years without our 5 children was meant to be memorable in a good way. Hysterical if it wasn’t so sad. We did have a lovely dinner at least. Celestino was efficient on the phone and in person but I feel deeply misled. He didn’t offer to help my husband carry luggage which I found odd considering the length of the journey to our room. There is no WiFi. One soap and no moisturizer. Like a budget prison cell with the sound effects of slamming metal security gates and drunk students. Broken balcony door. Cockroaches and wafting smells of pot noodle. Do not be fooled. I attempted to address this privately to ensure steps would be taken not to deceive guests in this way. I sent email on Sunday, Monday twice and subsequently got “you will get a reply from owner,” still haven’t. Responded again this morning if I don’t hear back by 12 pm today I will leave public review.... I hope the above is helpful to future guests. I rang the guesthouse and made a booking from photos online. Distinct feeling of a Venice experience. Overpriced trickery with zero reflection as the next load of unsuspecting tourists will be checking in imminently. If they are happy or disgusted makes zero difference. AVOID at all costs
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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JGMee123 wrote a review Feb 2020
Oxfordshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
The Guest House is in a great location, thats the good bit the service is very poor waited for 3/4hr and hand to leave without breakfast not a good start to a day, Check in best not arrive at the appointed time you will be let down, Changed more £17 over the booking.com price pointed this out twice with proof they agreed. Still waiting for refund.
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Fairways704 wrote a review Feb 2020
Davenport, Florida5 contributions2 helpful votes
Lovely accommodation, comfortable room, a very high standard of furnishing and very clean, our only 2 negative points for the stay are 1. Sound proofing very little, if you have a room downstairs you can hear every movement upstairs very noisy floorboards, fortunately we were leaving early and not looking forward to a lie in. 2. As we were leaving early (before breakfast) we were told we would have a take out breakfast available, however this was not communicated and when we asked on leaving there was nothing available for us.
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BeifussRudow wrote a review Feb 2020
Berlin, Germany2 contributions
we stayed in the hotel for two nights, nice room, good breakfast, very helpful staff with good information on what to see, where to eat, etc. On the next trip to Stellenbosch, this is the hotel we will return to. The rating should be 4.5.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden (0.06 miles), The Stellenbosch Village Museum (0.2 miles), and Dutch Reform Church (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fat Butcher, De Warenmarkt, and Decameron Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Stellenbosch.
Are any cleaning services offered at Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Life & Leisure Boutique Guest House offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.