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Penelope's Guesthouse
Ranked #10 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Vancouver, Canada
Level Contributor
73 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Everything the website promised and more!”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

After seven weeks of travel in southern Africa, we found Penelope's the perfect place for the last 3 nights of our trip before we exchanged the delights of springtime in SA for November on the west coast of Canada.
A beautiful, spacious and super clean room with huge windows and a balcony overlooking Penelope's lovely rose garden.....with bowls of fragrant roses to perfume our room and bath. Delicious breakfasts but also a good coffee bar area complete with microwave, plus a cookie jar full of Penelope's wonderful rusks for those of us who had gotten into the habit of rising with the African birds.
A quiet and beautiful neighbourhood, well-situated for exploring the delights of the winelands and Capetown too, especially with our host's good suggestions for destinations and how to reach them. And secure off-street parking as well.
Comfortable and super clean accomodation, a good location, privacy, great hosts who gave us a warm welcome and good advice...and the wonderful surprise of rusks and roses too. We'd go back next week if we could.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Jacksonville, Florida
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120 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed October 22, 2012

We stayed at Penelope's for one night and the accommodation was excellent. The bedroom was spacious and very comfortable. The rusks and snacks that were available were delicious as was the breakfast. Penelope is a very gracious host and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay, just wished it could have been longer !

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia, USA
1 review
Reviewed October 4, 2012

My husband and I stayed at Penelope's for 4 nights at the end of a month long holiday. Penelope was a superb host - spending time to help us plan our winery tours and recommending a great local market in Stellenbosch as well. We loved the location - close enough to the city center, as well as the many, many wineries. We rented a GPS with our car rental which was helpful, especially when driving around at night. Definitly recommend Delaire Graff winery.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Natalie C
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Muskogee, Oklahoma
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 12, 2012

When we walked into the guesthouse we were greeted with the smell of fresh baked bread. This turned out to be rusks that were baking in the oven but it reminded me of the smell of my grandmother's house when she made homemade bread. The room was spacious and had nice places to keep your things. I loved the location because you could run through the vineyards and then into a park with running or biking trails. The view from the park was amazing. Penelope was very helpful and welcoming. She was always around when you needed her but you had plenty of privacy as well. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2012

I spent a night here after attending a wedding in the area. There are really special touches which reflect Penelope's attention to detail. Biscuits and rusks are available in the coffee-making area, and the rooms are big with well-appointed bathrooms and very comfortable beds. I would highly recommend this establishment.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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GX
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2012

Beautiful & comfortable, nothing was too much trouble. Our every need was met, the privacy and quiet was wonderful, the 'honesty' arrangements a treat. We loved our stay and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks to all for all their efforts. Go and get pampered!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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103 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed April 28, 2012

We had the most enjoyable night's stay at Penelope's Guesthouse this weekend. Our suite was clean, comfortable, spacious and very well-equipped, with a huge king-sized bed, high-quality linen, large LCD telly, modern en-suite bathroom and a private balcony with a stunning view. Penelope is a wonderful host and the breakfast she provided was fabulous. We highly recommend her establishment and hope to return in the very near future!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Penelope's Guesthouse
Address: 21 Speciosa Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Penelope's Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Penelope's Guesthouse is situated in Paradyskloof (Stellenbosch) which is approximately 3km from the village centre.Our rooms are furnished with king sized beds (twin beds on request), air-conditioning, satellite television, a desk, a hair-dryer, a Nespresso coffee machine, en-suite bathrooms as well as a private balcony.A swimming pool is available.English, Afrikaans and German is spoken.Limited off-street parking is also available. ... more   less 
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