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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stayed a week at Bonne Esperance. The staff's attitude and quality of service was nothing but excellent, an enjoyable week. We stayed at main house that has nice inner yard with small swimming pool. Located close to the Stellenbosch center, many good restaurants within a short walking distance.

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

Dear Martti56 Thank you so much for your glowing review. It was lovely to host your group and see how you were enjoying what Stellenbosch has to offer. We hope to host you again! Kind regards Annemien

Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 February 2017

We were positively surprised that we could speak German with the reception staff. From the friendly reception staff we also received competent support by our Taxi-transports. The rooms had high ceilings and was purposefully renovated; it was really nice.

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

Dear beath2017 Thank you for your lovely review and we are so happy that you enjoyed our home-made hospitality. We are so proud of our beautifully renovated Victorian Villa. We hope to host you again! Kind regards Annemien

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

big high ceilings plenty of space great service a very good way to start our holiday the location close to the town was excellent and having the botanical gardens next door was great overall we would recommend this guest house

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

Dear bcorbin88 Thank you for your excellent review and pointing out that we are situated on the best corner in Stellenbosch! We are so happy that you appreciated our excellent home-made hospitality. We hope to welcome you in the future again! Kind regards Annemien

Newry, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

The Bonne Esperance is located just opposite the peaceful Botanic Gardens in this bustling university town. It is in a residential area just on the edge of the town which is less than a ten minute walk. It is a lovely well established property with original features but with all modern amenities. Our room -11 was a small room but...

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Dear 209938Alexandra2011 What a delightful review! We take pride in the fact that we offer 3 star rates with 4 star ambience and 5 star hospitality. We hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards Annemien

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2017

We stayed in the lodge - not the main Hotel - so almost like your own small Appartment. Small kitchen , within the room - we didn't use - as lodge is minutes from the centre. Nice pool at lodge. Aircon and secure free parking at the lodge. If I go back to Stellenbosh (and I will) I'll be staying...

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Dear Chris H Thank you for your highly recommended review! We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay at our semi self-catering, 4 star Bonne Esperance Studio Apartments. Kind regards Annemien

Scotland
Reviewed 22 February 2017

Really enjoyed my stay here. We stayed in the lodge and walked across the road to the guest house for breakfast. Our room was beautiful and we had a small pool with sun loungers. Great staff. Central..

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Dear Mae55Mae We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in our 4 star Studio Apartments and thank you for making special mention of our great staff! We hope to host you again! Kind regards Annemien

Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Stayed just one night in this lovely quaint guest house. Comfortable room, walking distance into the centre of Stellenbosch. Easy parking and a good selection for breakfast. Staff were friendly and attentive, there is as small pool in the garden for chillaxing.

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

Dear Klyfor Thank you for your glowing review! We are delighted that you enjoyed all the elements that sets us apart. We hope to welcome you for longer in the future! Kind regards Annemien

Clitheroe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

This guest house doesn't try to be a hotel it tries to be an excellent guest house and it succeeds. Situated just off the town centre it is a very short walk into the town. We had room 1 which was huge and clean, some minor traffic/student noise but nothing bad at all. The breakfast is very good with four...

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Annemien, Owner at Bonne Esperance, responded to this review

Dear Andrew Thank you for your gem of a review, it was wonderful to host you! It is so satisfying when guests revel in the experience that we are creating here at Bonne Esperance. We hope to host you next year again! Kind regards Annemien

West Sussex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017

We stayed there before and were delighted to return. It is a beautiful guest house situated at walking distance from all the good restaurants. The rooms are of high standard and beautifully decorated. The breakfast is excellent and the staff are so helpful. A great place to stay.

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Dear patrickrQ6547KS It is always a delight to welcome guests back again and so satisfying to hear that we were able to meet and even exceed your expectations. We hope to host you again! Kind regards Annemien

UK
Reviewed 6 February 2017

There's absolutely nothing not to like with this delightful guest house. The staff are very friendly, efficient and welcoming. The pool area is peaceful, the gardens are pretty, breakfasts on the terrace are lovely. There is free off-street parking and it's just a few minutes walk to the centre of town. The botanical gardens opposite are well worth a visit.

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Annemien, Owner at Bonne Esperance, responded to this review

Dear Que Thank you for your fabulous review, it is always wonderful to welcome guests back again and to be able to meet (and exceed) their expectations. Thank you for pointing out that our staff are very friendly, efficient and welcoming, it makes me very proud! Kind regards Annemien

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: $96 - $216 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Bonne Esperance 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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