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17 Van Riebeeck Street, 7600 Stellenbosch, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 341 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Bonne Esperance Guest House.
Testament to our love for, pride in, and dedication to what we do, Bonne Esperance Guest House received prestigious awards in 2012: the AA Accommodation Awards voted us the Western Cape regional winner in the Large Guest House category, and guests on Booking.com voted us the best three-star hotel in Stellenbosch.
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Outdoor Pool, Grounds
Golf Course (within 2 miles)
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Shuttle Service (surcharge), Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Baggage Storage, Laundry, Ironing Service, Fax/Photocopying
Newspapers, Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
2:00 PM - 7:30 PM
7:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One child from 2 to 18 years is charged ZAR 300 per person per night in an extra bed.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 341 reviews
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With landscaped grounds, this 100-year old Victorian house offers well-furnished rooms with a DVD player and an outdoor pool with cushioned lounge chairs. It is 650 ft from the center of Stellenbosch....
Score from 166 reviews Wonderful
Only a 10-minute walk from central Stellenbosch, designed with the local mild climate in mind, this contemporary guesthouse presents guests with a refreshingly unique retreat.
Score from 216 reviews Excellent
In the middle of the rolling Stellenbosch hills, at the foot of a quiet dam, this 5-star hotel offers stunning views of the surrounding vineyards and mountains.
Score from 520 reviews Wonderful
Centrally located and ideal for guests looking to explore South Africa’s Western Cape, Fynbos Villa Guest House is set in historic Stellenbosch and offers bed and breakfast as well as self catering...
Score from 133 reviews Excellent
That the power went off twice for 2 hours and there was no back up gen.
The people were very nice and helpful.
I loved the central location! The room was absolutely beautiful, neat and more than I hoped for. The staff was helpful and friendly. The breakfast was probably the best breakfast experience I've ever had in any guesthouse.
Nice staff Wonderful garden Closed to centre of Stellenbosch
Loved the studio apartments. Staff very friendly and helpful
Don't wait too long to get your car parked ;). Beware of the street parking and tickets. Lower floor room more sensible to noise downstairs if you want to sleep a little bit longer, but nothing your pillow can't fix :)!!
Awesome place! From the outside, inside and also in the courtyard with the splash pool... Too bad we couldn't stay longer. Not far from the main areas downtown by walking distance. Very helpful staff, great breakfast!
We loved everything.
Location, friendliness, ambience, garden, breakfast.
The owners were lovely people and couldn't be more helpful
I stayed in the annex building 50 metres away but had breakfast in the main building, which worked fine. I liked the carefully restored room, the beautiful garden and the very friendly reception.
Receptionist was very friendly and helpful
The lighting is deadly so dark and lack of plugs in convenient places
Room style quality linen helpful staff
Excellent friendly and helpful staff, comfortable bed and spotlessly clean room, brilliant location within 2min walking distance to centre of Stellenbosch. Wonderful last 2 days of our holiday.
We loved our room, and the location of the place. It was a stunning place.
Bathroom small and dated but adequate.
Large comfortable bedroom. Friendly staff. Great breakfast. Very good location.
we were just a bit disappointed not to stay in the main building because it looked so cute. However we didnt pay attention when booking, so no fault of theirs!
Very clean, very cute, friendly service. Good breakfast. Lovely ambiance
The pool was only a plunge pool and my friend likes a swim in the morning.
We were in the annex building across the road from the main building. The house is opposite the entrance to the botanical gardens and is very convenient for the cafe there and a 5 minute walk from the shops and eateries in town. The staff were very friendly and helpful, the room clean and well appointed with kitchenette.
Personel is very nice and helps to organize stay in Stellenbosch. It is close to the center and very nice botanic garden is just on the other side of the street. Parking places.
When we arrived at the guesthouse after a night out, there was no parking space left inside the grounds. We had to park in an open space down the road. Safety was questionable.
The location, as well as the breakfast...having an option for "Eggs Benedict".
It's convenient,it's safe,it's beautiful and good services
Noisy AC unit in Room 16.
A charming Victorian property staffed by equally charming and helpful staff. It was 39 degrees hot during the day and the pool was a most welcome facility. The cooked English breakfast was done well and very tasty!.
Beautiful building, friendly and helpful staff and close proximity to centre of town.
when you go by car, parking is a logistic problem, going from one house to the other, cross a busy street,find the right button for the right door etc.
bonneesperance is managed professionally and a well located spot near the center of stellenbosch, the pool is very small
We couldn't get connected to the wifi from our room. If we cat by the living room window we could get online but connection was very slow. Fortunately I was able to use 3G on my phone for doing little things and we didn't really need the Internet any way!
Brilliant location, only a few minutes walk from the town centre. We stayed in one of the self catering apartments and it was perfect. There was a great little pool and secure off street parking. Staff were very helpful and organised for an iron to be brought to our room very efficiently. Will definitely stay here again when in the area again next year.
Starting to look a little shabby. Remains of someone else's drink in the fridge. Poor sound insulation, so could hear neighbouring rooms. All towels taken and bedding stripped while we were having breakfast - at 9.30! Unappetising breakfast.
The double bed and room was too small for two singles to share.
The garden and history
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