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Bonne Esperance Guest House

Corner of Neethling and Van Riebeeck, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
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Certificate of Excellence


#13 of 137 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Bonne Esperance is a charming Victorian Villa with wrap-around veranda, cast-iron mouldings and corner-turret. The villa was originally built in 1907. The house retained the same charm and ambiance of that era but with the added luxuries of the modern age. Our 17 comfortable en suite Guest Rooms are lovingly decorated and include television with a selection of satellite channels, air-conditioning, hospitality tray, mini-bar fridge, wireless internet access, hairdryer and safe. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in our breakfast room or outside on the veranda overlooking the beautiful garden and vibe filled streets of Stellenbosch.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Board games / puzzles
Airport transportation
Fax / photocopying
Couples massage
Outdoor pool
Breakfast buffet
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Neck massage
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Centrally Located
Residential Neighborhood
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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I'm so happy to post this review because I will always think kindly of our stay at Bonne Esperence Guest House. We stayed in Apt #1 which had a lovely large comfy bed, a small kitchenette with microwave, fridge, kettle and sink, and a clean and lovely bathroom. It was all very tastefully decorated and clean. Bonne Esperance is well located. We had a nice lunch at the botanic garden only a block away, and several more blocks away we had a delicious dinner at Hussar's Grill. The buffet breakfast was also delicious. The very best aspect of this stay was the staff. We arrived at the start of the shutdown due to COVID-19 and they were very welcoming and helpful. Couldn't have been better.
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Magnificent guest house, where we stayed 2 nights. The breakfast is rich and of quality. The rooms are really very well equipped. the hotel is located in a very quiet area, but very close to the center.
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Response from Bonne Esperance, Owner at Bonne Esperance Guest House
Responded 1 week ago
Dear marcelb2018, Thank you for the lovely review! We are truly glad that you enjoyed your stay and the breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you back!
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My wife and I are regular visitors to Stellenbosch and have, up to now been creatures of habit. We decided to give Bonne Esperance a try and I must say we have found our new spot. Booking through their web page was simple. When we arrived, we were warmly greeted and check in was flawless. Our room was lovely with a small balcony that had views of several mountain tops. This guest house is a very short walk from the town hub which suits us perfectly. We have already planned to book our next Stellenbosch stay here, when we next travel to Stellenbosch.
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Beautiful Guest House in Stellenbosch. The staff was really friendly. We enjoyed some hours at the pool and from the Guest House you can walk to the city center with nice shops, Restaurants and Coffees. The Breakfast was also really good! The free parking was comfortable and the rooms are nice. Only with laundry there be careful it is really expansive compared to others in South Africa.
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It would be difficult to find a better location than the Bonne Esperance Guest House to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Stellenbosch both during the daytime and evening without using your car, 5 minutes walk to the centre, yet the accommodation is located to give a very peaceful stay together with a courtyard and pool . Breakfast can be taken both indoors or on a spacious veranda . Staff are very helpful in giving local advice including booking of restaurants and we would most certainly return to Bonne Esperance when next in Stellenbosch.
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$85 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bonne Esperance Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden (0.02 miles), The Stellenbosch Village Museum (0.2 miles), and Dutch Reform Church (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Helena's Restaurant, Fat Butcher, and Stellenbosch Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Bonne Esperance Guest House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Bonne Esperance Guest House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bonne Esperance Guest House located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.4 miles away from the center of Stellenbosch.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bonne Esperance Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.