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“Nice and friendly hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bonne Esperance
Ranked #7 of 113 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Nice and friendly hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 10, 2013

Nice and friendly hotel in Stellenbosch. Cozy rooms with nice atmosphere, maybe a bit small however. Good location in Stellenbosch with easy access to surroundings. Absolutely a hotel to recommend in this area.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Windhoek, Namibia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

I have come a long way with this hotel. The location is perfect since it is a walk away from almost everything in Stellenbosch. The atmosphere and service makes me feel at home. The best value for my money!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ddf
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 1, 2013

beautiful house and lovely garden
perfect location
delicious breakfast
big living rooms
but
swimming pool very small
and some rooms also very small

we love the place and the city
good organization of the hotel

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

We stayed in two small double rooms which were quite adequate for our one night stop-over and were very reasonably priced. Breakfast was plentiful with a good choice of fruit, breads and hot entrees and the area it is held in is quite lovely -either on the verandah or in the parlour. We did not make use of the small pool but the grounds around this very attractive old home are very well kept.
Our only real complaint was in the booking process. The following detailed explanation of the rooms came to us only AFTER we had reserved and paid "Please note that these rooms are located next to communal or parking areas which may cause disturbances." And then it wasn't so much noise as light leakage that was a probelm as the blinds are not totally room darkening.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Stockholm, Sweden
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

Very romantic room with good location close to central stellenbosch. Got a feeling of the 50´s.
Very friendly staff. The pool was the smallest ever and more appropriate for birds. It was also very dirty so we didnt feel for having a swim. There are some sunbeds in the garden where you can relax. Overall we absolutely can recommend this guesthouse, we had a very nice stay!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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St. Francis Bay
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2013

For us it was very important that the Hotel was within walking distance to most of the better restaurants.Rooms and bathrooms could have been a bit bigger but most certainly sufficient for a short stay. We also enjoyed the excellent breakfast and outstandingly friendly staff.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 10, 2013

I chose the guest house the second time for a business trip. It's all close to the university, the town center and the Stias Convention Center. So everything can be walked by foot and the car can be parked in front of the Guesthouse. The rooms are very nice, individual and a bit historical, though one should not expect a five star hotel. I enjoyed the breakfast which includes fresh fruit salad every day, homemade cake or muffins and egg or omelet on request. Bonne Esperance makes business trips to Stellenbosch a lot like holiday!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bonne Esperance

Property: Bonne Esperance
Address: 17 Van Riebeeck Street | Central Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 113 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Bonne Esperance 3*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bonne Esperance is a charming Victorian Villa with wrap-around veranda, cast-iron moldings and corner-turret. The villa was originally built in 1901. The house retained the same charm and ambiance of that era but with the added luxuries of the modern age. Our 15 comfortable en suite Guest Rooms are lovingly decorated and include air-conditioning, hospitality tray, mini-bar fridge, wireless internet access, hairdryer and safe. Enjoy breakfast au Provence in our breakfast room or outside on the veranda. ... more   less 
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