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“A fabulous welcome in a great location.”

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Rusthuiz Guest House
Ranked #29 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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74 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“A fabulous welcome in a great location.”
Reviewed November 20, 2013

The staff and owner could not do enough for us during our stay. The property is close to the town and beautifully decorated with stunning outdoor spaces. We enjoyed many an hour by the pool enjoying the sunshine. We had a balcony room, which was spacious and luxurious with a lovely bathroom. The continental breakfast was plentiful with an option for a cooked breakfast option. The staff were all wonderful and friendly and even made restaurant reservations for us. I hope to return here on my next trip to SA.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sherrylann C
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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review, November 22, 2013
Dear Sherrylann

What a pleasure to have read your review on Rusthuiz. We are all thrilled that you have had a comfortable and pleasurable stay with us and in our town.

We look forward to welcome you back in the future.

Kindest

René Taylor
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Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

Beautifully decorated B&B with large rooms. The place is located close to the "town" center and you can easily drive to a couple of nice restaurants or to any of the many vineyards close by.
There's a pool we didn't really get to use as it was closed, however the garden is very nice with lots of flowers and benches to sit an relax.
You can't really go wrong with this place.

Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jorgepilo
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Rene0705, Owner at Rusthuiz Guest House, responded to this review, November 18, 2013
Dear Jorgepilo

We are thrilled that you have enjoyed your stay at Rusthuiz and in our beautiful town. I am so sorry that you were not shown the swimming pool key to open the gate to enter.

Hope to welcome you back to Rusthuiz and our pool in the future..

Kindest

Rene Taylor
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Gaborone, Botswana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 review, 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 review, 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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Adelaide, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Durban, South Africa
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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 review, 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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Hong Kong, China
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155 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
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 review, 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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Additional Information about Rusthuiz Guest House

Property: 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 112 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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