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Penelope's Guesthouse
Ranked #14 of 113 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 26, 2013

The tranquillity and peace of Penelope's is all that I need after a busy year. She is so professional that I can never stay at another place now.
As the Chinese proverb say:
I hear and I forget,
I see and I remember,
I do and I understand.




  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled solo
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Penelope M, Owner at Penelope's Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

Thank you! It is wonderful to welcome previous guests. Looking forward to your next visit in 2014!

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Reviewed December 25, 2013

....of our 3 weeks trip to SA. After an 11,5 h flight and picking up our rental car, we drove to
Stellenbosch as our first stop. We got a warm welcome from Penelope and enjoyed our lovely room with
such nice details as a sweet treat on the bed, a little bottle of red wine and fresh flowers (even in the bathroom). As others have said, the guesthouse is in Paradyskloof - and it takes about
10 minutes to drive to downtown Stellenbosch. And many wine estates are nearby - but not in walking distance. Breakfast was a real treat every morning. The food was fresh and tasty and all was
lovely decorated in beautiful pottery. If weather was good - we could enjoy breakfast outside
among so many pretty flowers - lovely.
We have enjoyed the hositality of Penelope and her team for 3 nights and we are happy we did it. We had a wonderful and relaxing start of our trip here.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Penelope M, Owner at Penelope's Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded January 5, 2014

It is wonderful to hear that you had a relaxing start to your holiday. We are situated in a tranquil neighbourhood of Stellenbosch, away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to enjoy all that Stellenbosch has to offer. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed December 18, 2013

We stayed here for two nights from the 10th December. This B&B is so clean and beautiful. Penelope is a wonderful hostess and will help as much as she can. We had the best nights sleep there as the bed is so big and comfortable. It was just gorgeous to wake up in the morning, open the shutters and stare at the mountain and blue sky whilst lying in bed. We never opted for breakfast as we went out for breakfast to a couple of the many wine estates, but I can only imagine, Penelope would do a very yummy breakfast. We would definitely go back in a heart beat. The B &B is wonderfully located in Paradyskloof, just outside the stellenbosch main centre but only a few minutes drive from it. The suburb is beautiful, quiet and upmarket and there's a space to park your car. We loved the area so much we actually now dream of buying a house in that area. Thank you Penelope!

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

An ideal location in a residential area of Stellenbosch, maybe a 10-minute drive to downtown, plus close to several wine estates. The rooms are very clean and spacious; a fridge with an honesty bar and a microwave are located in the hallway. Breakfast is excellent, even with home-made muffins!Penelope is from Namibia, and speaks excellent German, which is a great benefit for German guests. In summary, we felt very comfortable.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

My fiancée and I stay for 1 night but wished we had stayed for more. Penelope and her husband were very friendly and accommodating as were the rest of the staff. We arrived early in the morning as we had a wine tour booked for that day but Penelope was happy for us to leave all our bags there and had them sent to our room for our return in the evening.

Our room was big and clean including the bathroom but the best thing was the bed; super comfortable. I didn't want to get up in the morning. When we eventually did we treated to a very nice breakfast, all the things you would expect in a breakfast.

Location is a little out of the town centre but we have a car so it was ok.

I would have no hesitation in staying again.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 28, 2013

Penelopes was the first guest house that we stayed at in SA. We planned to use major hotels in the cities and guest houses during our trip along the Garden Route. We drove to Stellenbosch from Cape Town and arrived a lot earlier than we had planned. Nevertheless we were warmly welcome by Penelope and her husband to their charming property situated on a nice residential estate not far from Stellenbosch itself. Well situated for visiting the wineries in the area. The house was spacious and light with a colonial feel to it. Our adequately sized room was situated at the back of the house, it had a small balcony overlooking the garden all spotlessly clean and a large comfortable bed. In the morning we were given a full English breakfast in the spacious dining room with a view onto the garden where Penelope keeps her English rose garden. The breakfast set us up for the day as we had wine tasting to do at 10:00 am before we began our drive to the next port of call along The Garden Route. All in all a nice experience and good value for money.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 17, 2013

very warm welcome from host, nice room, great breakfast fresh cooked, house to really feel comfy, safe and quiet area, very good restaurant around the corner, rental car is required, Stellenbosch very close, Cape Town 40 minutes to drive, from Airport Cape Town half hour. Penelope's Guesthouse is perfect for first nights after arriving and for exploring the wine area

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Penelope M, Owner at Penelope's Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded November 18, 2013

Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are always happy to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay. We hope to welcome you to our guesthouse on your next visit to our beautiful village!

Kind regards
Penelope

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Additional Information about 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 #14 of 113 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range: $89 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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