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Bonne Esperance
Ranked #9 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
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Rouen, France
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42 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“I would not hesitate to come back again...”
Reviewed April 28, 2014

One week in Stellenbosch with a few colleagues of mine for job purposes - we enjoyed this lovely guesthouse, surrounded by beautiful gardens and pretty much close to everything we could get interested in - the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study (STIAS) and the Stellenbosch University, but also bars, restaurants, the winelands, Cape Town and the coast. The staff at the Bonne Esperance Guest House is friendly and always smiling. The atmosphere is relaxing but the services always irreproachable. Having breakfast on the patio is the best way to start your day! We definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Fourways, South Africa
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Reviewed April 22, 2014

Bathroom slightly small and the wine in the mini bar was a tad expensive for the size, but the rest of the place surely made up for it. The breakfast was wonderful! Staff friendly. Good parking. Lovely swimming pool area. Felt very welcome and at home straight away!

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Rouen, France
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3 reviews
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Reviewed April 20, 2014

everything is excellent, except perhaps the thermal stability of the water of the shower! the food is excellent, people are nice. one room is not very good : the room closed to the kitchen, because it smell early in the morning



  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
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Durban, South Africa
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Reviewed April 14, 2014

A very well postioned, comfortable guest house with friendly staff and a relaxed, colonial ambience - sitting on the wide veranda watching the world go by with a glass of wine close at hand was a treat!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Bogota, Colombia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2014

Bonne Espérarnce is a very nice place to stay, an old colonial house wwith a lot of character and confort. The service is very effcient and hospitable. The only thing that could be on the downside is the rooms upstair, under the tin roofing : when it rains at night it is almost impossible to sleep for the noise.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Cape Town
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Reviewed April 8, 2014

This guest lodge is situated perfectly within Stellenbosch - walking distance to university campus, university residences, botanical gardens, town centre, night life and restaurants.

Friendly service, comfortable rooms and good breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with family
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Colerne, UK
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Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had 2 days in Stellenbosch before heading north to Botswana for safaris. A friend recommended Bonne Esperance and we were not disappointed. Prior to arrival from UK they were very helpful in arranging transfers to/from airport and wineries we wanted to visit. When we arrived the welcome was friendly, the guesthouse was beautiful and gardens fabulous. As per other reviews the location is perfect - Peace and quiet as not in the busy town centre but close enough to be easily walkable to restaurants, shops and cafes. Also, just around the corner are some superb botanical gardens (free entry).

The rooms were small-ish but very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was simple yet very good, and a delight to sit on the terrace overlooking the sun-drenched gardens (before heading off to the wineries!).

If you want a relaxing stay, in a characterful guesthouse with personal attention, stay here!

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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 #9 of 112 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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