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The Beautiful South Guest House

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Room & Suite (39)
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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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Dry Cleaning
Laundry Service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
Shuttle Bus Service
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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The guesthouse is central, it is in the middle of the student residences. The swimming pool and garden is lovely. That is where the 'beautiful' ends. I had a 'budget' room and that should have been a warning. I was on the ground floor, I could hear every sound from the room
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Response from TBSGH, General Manager at The Beautiful South Guest House
Responded Mar 14, 2019
Hi Hanrie, thanks for your review. We take every review seriously, so when I analyzed your comments to see what we can improve on, it's basically the buffet and perhaps soundproofing our downstairs budget rooms. Our large breakfast buffet is rated extremely highly & hailed as a great success by everyone. I am shocked the eggs turned blue, and have had a meeting with the breakfast chefs about this. We have since switched eggs suppliers to exclusively get Nulaid eggs from now on, to prevent this. Thanks for acknowledging that, you did stay in a budget room, usually meant for students, which is why they are really cheap. Next, you say that some mornings the dishes were left and not cleaned.....well I don't see how this is even possible since the housekeepers clean away plates from the tables periodically, and at 9:30am they clear everything completely. So, that's not really anything to complain about! Finally, there is a very large sign in the lounge that says "If something is not to your satisfaction, please tell a member of staff- please afford us the opportunity to make it right. There's no use in suffering in silence, then whining about it online" which is, sadly the case here. If you'd only spoken to someone!
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We arrived after 5pm and the keys were left as per e mail instructions. We had been allocated Room 6, which is up a narrow metal staircase. We had booked a room with 'private bathroom' and on entering our room and looking around we realised the bathroom was, in fact, across the
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Although our stay was short we had such a lovely time here. Rooms and facilities were clean and the staff have noticeably pulled out all the stops to make guests feel welcome and comfortable, best sleep of our lives! Very convenient to be close to what Stellenbosch has to offer!
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We had a lovely stay at this small and personal guesthouse. The location was excellent, quiet but with a short walking distance to town. Very clean, nice staff and very very safe. The area is behind locked doors and noone can come in or out without a key. Good value for money!
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High security risk to stay here, if you don’t have much to lose, light traveller ok. Rooms look ok. I’ve checked Out quicker then In. Also people floating in-front of main gate begging with room keys left in Post Box 👀 Not secure parking ... big no no ...
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Response from TBSGH, Owner at The Beautiful South Guest House
Responded Dec 7, 2018
Absolutely ridiculous! There was one non-white lady loitering across the road from the entrance and she scared you away- I was there. We have CCTV and a secure premises, with electric fencing around the property. In 10 years there's been only 1 security incident and we upgraded security because of that. Keys are left in post boxes for LATE CHECK INS at absolutely in every B&B / guest house in Stellenbosch. We feel there's no risk to anyone's possessions, and have had literally hundred of thousands of guests stay with us! We do phenomenally well as a business & we've accepted that we can't please all the people all the time, but your "review" is baseless and absurd! Such a big Afrikaner, scared off by a lady across the road!
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The Beautiful South is the correct name for this BEAUTIFUL little lodge in Stellenbosch!!
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There is some building work happening across the road although I don't know about the Beautiful South itself. I think for a late arrival, they leave the keys out for you so you'd let yourself into the rooms but I'm not 100% sure. Hope that helps somewhat.
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"Give Room 6 a wide berth."
"Do not get a room by the pool and the compound exit as these are very vulnerable to opportunistic theft"
"All the rooms looked awesome. Ask for the honey moon suite if its available."
"Number 8 is a small room for a couple...nice, quiet, and steps to the pool..."
"Some ground floor rooms"
$60 - $109 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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