I stopped by this place to have a look before deciding on another hotel. I have stayed in hostels that were nicer. Whomever took the pictures for the B&B's website is VERY good at angles and trick photography. Moldy bathrooms, peeling paint, white laminate cabinets, tiny TVs with no remotes, and old linens are just some of the amenities awaiting you. This place is old - some people might like to call it cozy or charming. I would call it rundown. Like the sound of rushing water? You'll hear it in the walls whenever someone flushes a toilet or takes a shower. The balcony on the back of the building sags a good 4-6" in the middle. There's no way it would pass a building safety inspection in the US or Europe. You'll hear tons of traffic if you have a room facing the street. Stay here if you must, but know that the quality is more of a hostel than an Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated in the heart of historic Stellenbosch lies de Oude Meul guesthouse with its friendly service and a warm atmosphere - you feel welcome from the moment you enter the door. All our beautifully decorated rooms are en-suite and have tea and coffee making facilities, television, sunny balconies- perfect to relax on after exploring the winelands. Scrumptious breakfasts served downstairs in our popular Mill Coffee House. Italian coffee, freshly baked pastries including croissants, muffins and cinnamon swirls. French toast, poached eggs. Also, kindly make use of our free WiFi service. Park your car in our off-street parking area and from there explore the magic that Stellenbosch has to offer on foot! Feel like a good dinner with famous South African hospitality? No problem, the guesthouse is only minutes away from several excellent eateries. Just ask us, we’ll point you in the right direction. Shopping? Even closer.… A better location from which to base yourself in Stellenbosch would be hard to find (please ask about our bicycles to rent). Should you wish to explore some of the world famous vineyards and sample some of the wines produced, we’ll be more than happy to assist you with the arrangements. de Oude Meul is a 3 star Tourism SA Graded establishment and has been in operation since 1996. ... more less
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