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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 February 2016

Firstly Stellanbosch is a great little town lots of restaurants bars and lovely little shops. Much livelier than Frankschoek. This guest house is a beautiful little place full of character with a nice courtyard and small pool nice place to chill. In walking distance to middle of town near botanical gardens well situated. One of the nicest places we stayed...

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Aachen
Reviewed 7 February 2016

I was staying in a studio which was really nice and high-standard. Security was good as well. Really good area to stay since everything is really close. Breakfast was good and staff was really friendly and helpful.

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Annemien, General Manager at Bonne Esperance, responded to this review

Dear s_breunig Thank you for your beautiful review, you have highlighted all our strong points! We are delighted that you found our 4 star studio apartments of a high standard. We hope to host you in the future again! Kind regards Annemien

UK
Reviewed 6 February 2016

We really only visited Stellenbosch as we had a very long journey and it's not too far to drive from the airport in Cape Town. Lovely little town and this guest house was a perfect place to stay. The staff are attentive, the breakfast was very nice on the veranda, the room was clean and tidy and the pool area...

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Annemien, General Manager at Bonne Esperance, responded to this review

Dear Que Thank you for your lovely review. Our petite rooms are ideal for a one night stopover and great value for money in the centre of town although it is a small room with small en suite bathroom. We are looking forward to hosting you again! Kind regards Annemien

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2016

Perfect accommodation in a great location. The staff were really helpful at advising wine tours and kindly booked it all for us. The lively bars and restaurants in stellenbosch are a 5/10 minute walk. Lovely pool for relaxing in after a hard day wine tasting.

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Annemien, General Manager at Bonne Esperance, responded to this review

Dear tpiotr Thank you for your great review. We endeavour to make each guests' experience in Stellenbosch special and memorable and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to host you in the future again! Kind regards Annemien

Strathroy, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2016

This is an excellent and attractive B&B in the heart of Stellenbosch and the Stellenbosch wine region. It is walking distance from the centre of town with seemingly unlimited choice of restaurants, cafes, The breakfast selection at the B&B was quite extensive (omelettes, french toast, full english breakfast etc etc). There was a small pool in an attractive garden area...

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Annemien, General Manager at Bonne Esperance, responded to this review

Dear 12Brian12 Thank you for your excellent review! We delighted to hear that you had a memorable experience here in Stellenbosch. We believe that our strong points are our perfect location and attentive care in beautiful and relaxing surroundings. We look forward to hosting you again! Kind regards Annemien

West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2016

This is a beautiful old house delightfully furnished in character. Our room was specious and comfortable. Surrounded by lovely gardens and pool, which made eating breakfast outside a pleasure. Ideally situated in easy walking distance of the shops, plentiful good restaurants and the Botanical Garden. Excellent.

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Dear patrickr Thank you for your glowing review! We are delighted that you enjoyed our little piece of heaven and look forward to welcoming you back again! Kind regards Annemien

Sweden
Reviewed 2 February 2016

Bonne Esperance is a cozy and familiarly guest house. Fantastic breakfast. Great location close to the Botanic Garden and city center. We stayed there for 3 nights. We can highly recommend Bonne Esperance! Marie and Roland Wirén

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Annemien, General Manager at Bonne Esperance, responded to this review

Dear Marie W Thank you for your lovely review! I couldn't agree more, our strong points are our perfect location, helpful and friendly staff and fantastic breakfast. We hope you welcome you again! Kind regards Annemien

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 1 February 2016

A very beautiful old house with a friendly atmosphere. The garden is nice with many spots where you can have a seat. The pool is small. We had a big cosy room with a patio of our own. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The breakfast was good and could be enjoyed on the patio. Fresh flowers on the...

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Annemien, General Manager at Bonne Esperance, responded to this review

Dear familjen2016 Thank you for your beautiful review! I am delighted that you enjoyed our friendly atmosphere, fantastic garden and personal touches. We hope to welcome you again to our special experience! Kind regards Annemien

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 1 February 2016

Staff were very helpful and polite. Parking is tricky, especially late at night. Bedroom No.1 was big and airy. The bathroom was acceptable. There was a strange musty smell which I presume came from the carpet. Very well located.

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Annemien, General Manager at Bonne Esperance, responded to this review

Dear sue7130GH Thank you for taking the time to write a review and your constructive criticism. We recently appointed a night guard and he will help future guests with the parking. I will make a plan with the smell in room 1, thank you for letting us know. Thank you for appreciating our perfect location! Kind regards Annemien

Durban, South Africa
Reviewed 30 January 2016

i sent 2 enormous boxes (by arrangement with Michlle Jelbert) by courier to Bonne Esperance which she stored for me for a MONTH prior to us arriving for our stay (we were overseas, then putting daughter in to Stellenbosch University, hence the need for this) which was a wonderful service she performed so pleasantly for me. Mattresses (and room decor)...

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Annemien, General Manager at Bonne Esperance, responded to this review

Dear Sandy B Thank you for taking the time to write a review. It was a pleasure to assist you with the boxes, we always endeavour to go the extra mile! Thank you for your constructive criticism, we will definitely look into your suggestions. Kind regards Annemien

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Bonne Esperance

Address: 17 Van Riebeeck Street | Central Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: $100 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bonne Esperance 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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“Perhaps at the back, facing the swimming pool. Unfortunately mine was at the front, on th ground floor, right next to the parking !”
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