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Rusthuiz Guest House
Ranked #29 of 115 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We only stayed for 1 night after a day at Eagle Encounters, before moving onto Hermanus to go whale watching the next day. Both activities are an easy drive.
Although we didn't stay here long, we had a wonderful stay and would happily return.
It is well situated within easy walk of town and the balcony room we stayed in was an excellent size, even with our 2 children in the room. Everything we could possibly need was provided in the room and instructions on how to work the wifi and the tv were clearly displayed, which saved having to find someone to tell you to make things work which I have so often found necessary.
The beds were comfortable, the shower was good and the breakfast was delicious.
What made this an especially good place to stay was such friendly, attentive service and all the extras which are not really required of a guest house, but show the management really care about the experience their customers receive and always make you especially feel positive about your stay.
The lady who greeted us (Danika?) was so helpful and friendly, showed us where everything was, explained where we could go for dinner and offered to order food in for us. We ended up just grabbing some pre cooked food from the local Spar and when I asked if we could borrow some knives and forks, fully laid out trays were brought up to our room. The children were also brought hot water bottles in little teddy bear covers which they loved. Nothing was too much trouble and we really appreciated the efforts the staff went to to ensure their customers had a great stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank africawithkids
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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2013

Dear Africawithkids

What a pleasure it was to read your review on Tripadvisor. Thank you so much for sharing your experience in detail with other travelers.

We always strive to have happy guests leaving Rusthuiz and all of us here was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Hope to welcome your family back in future.

Warm regards form our fireplace...

Rene

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Reviewed August 11, 2013 via mobile

Very tastefuly decorated. Various thoughtful details, like warm bottle for night, beach bag with towels, utilities basket. Friendly staff with lots of flexibility. They looked after us with a tray of fruits, coffee and muesly for early leave. Good value for money for what we have been offered. Definetely recommended and come back. We stayed in a balcony room. 2 adts and one extea bed for our son. Even then the room was quite spacious. There also was an ipod doc in the room. They have a lovely verenda to have a cup of coffee. Guest umbrellas and laundry service was also available.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Thank Hakan M
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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2013

Dear Hakan M

We are delighted that you have had a comfortable and enjoyable stay at Rusthuiz, during your visit to our beautiful town.

Thank you for sharing your experience with other travellers.

We hope that we will have the priveledge to host you again in the future.

Warm regards

Rene Taylor

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Reviewed August 7, 2013

As far as guest houses go, this is one of the best. Accommodation was superb, breakfast was great and staff were very friendly and helpful. We have no hesitation in reccomending Rusthuiz for your stay in Stellenbosch.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Albert B
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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2013

Dear Albert

My staff and I are delighted to read that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for your review and sharing that with other travelers.

We hope to welcome you back to Rusthuiz and South Africa in the future..

Kindest

Rene Taylor

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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We had a lovely stay in Rusthuiz . Very conveniently situated in Stellenbosch close to town , schools and university with lovely room and a great view . Bedding lovely and bathroom very nice .Great service added to a super stay .

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Surette2013
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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 5, 2013

Dear Surette

It was our pleasure to accommodate you here at Rusthuiz and thank you so much for taking the time to write a review on your stay.

We are all so happy to read that you have had a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us - it means a lot to all our staff members to get such positive feedback on their hard work. Thank you .

Hope to welcome you back soon.

Kind regards

Rene

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

received a very warm welcome on arrival. staff were friendly and helpful. room that we stayed in was large and comfy with separate wardrobes for Mr & Mrs. breakfast was delightful. the living room was just cozy like home.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Joseph G
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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Dear Joseph

I am so happy to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us at Rusthuiz and that you were comfortable and well looked after.

Thank you for sharing your experience on Tripadvisor.

We hope to welcome you back in the near future.

Kindest

Rene and Team

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

Rusthuiz was the perfect, comfortable, friendly, and luxurious base for my wife and I as we spent the week exploring the countryside of Stellenbosch and surrounds. Our week away was a "Baby Moon" that was designed to pamper my wife and allow us quality time before baby comes. The luxurious suite was awesome, super comfortable and everything we needed. The central location was useful for walking to and from Stellenbosch's historic town centre.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank BarryBaum
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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded July 9, 2013

Dear BarryBaum

It was a wonderful pleasure to accommodate you here in beautiful Stellenbosch. Thank you for your review on Tripadvisor and for your big friendly smiles every morning at breakfast.

Let us know when your little darling arrives..

Warm regards from us all

Rene and Team

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

We only stayed there for two nights, but it was a very lovely time. The guesthouse is very warm and friendly. Due to our schedule, we didnt interact with the staff all that much, but they were gracious to pack us breakfast upon our very early departure and on a rainy day, they let us borrow umbrellas. The house is on the main road, but you cant hear any noise and you really do feel secluded. All in all a very nice place to stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank BunRab11
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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Dear Bunrab11

Thank you for your review of Rusthuiz. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.

Hope to welcome you back soon.

Warm regards from our fireplace..

Rene

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Additional Information about Rusthuiz Guest House

Address: 13 Piet Retief Street | Krigeville, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 115 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range: $110 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Rusthuiz Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay steps from the centre of historical Stellenbosch. Awake to enjoy a leisurely breakfast on the sunny patio, then stroll through oak-tree lined avenues into town. You'll have your pick of restaurants, cafes and pubs for a bite to eat and something to drink. Your helpful hosts will advise you on the best wine estates to visit. In the afternoon relax at our sparkling pool.(air-conditioning, satellite TV, mini-bar, FREE WiFi, secure parking, and child friendly) ... more   less 
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