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

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

Maun
Reviewed 26 January 2016

Great old windows and a bright breakfast room with friendly staff and views of the colourful and scented garden over the verandah. Walking distance to the university and to the main street, with the botanical garden just across the way.

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

Dear Monica M We are delighted that you enjoyed our recently renovated breakfast room, lovely garden and perfect location. We hope to welcome you back in the future! Kind regards Annemien

Hertfordshire, U.K.
Reviewed 25 January 2016 via mobile

This guest house was probably our least favourite since we have been in South Africa. Both bedroom and bathroom were small with no separate shower. Good choice for breakfast with a nice veranda to sit on to eat it. The guest house was very close to shops and restaurants which were very busy as it is a university town with...

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

Dear Graham40 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. I am delighted that you enjoyed the breakfast and great location! And disappointed that the room did not live up to your expectation. Please keep in mind that Bonne Esperance Guest house is rated 3 star(but with 4 star ambience and 5 star service!;-) If you are looking...

Hermanus, South Africa
Reviewed 25 January 2016

This bed and breakfast accomadation sets the bar at a very high standard for alternative B& B's to aspire to. The rooms are excellence the breakfasts are of the very highest standard. This accomadation is just simply excellent.

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

Dear tonyjerman8 Thank you for your glowing review! Hope to welcome you in the future again! Kind regards Annemien

Geita,Tanzania
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Just wish I could get dinner within otherwise I loved the space and it was clean and everything else I wanted was available. The service was great as they responded to any request promptly. Walking distance to Stellenbosch University and mall made life easy.

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

Dear tifarem Thank you for your lovely review. We do not offer dinner because we are within a 5 minute walk of the beautiful town centre with many fantastic restaurants, we do however offer a menu with light meals for those who prefer to dine in after a lovely lunch on a wine farm. We hope to welcome you again!...

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 January 2016

Bonne Esperance is a characterful guest house with, very, very helpful staff. The room was spacious,and clean. However the air conditioning was very noisy. Breakfast were an absolute delight. Many thanks.

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

Dear PAUL W Thank you for your kind review. We endeavour to create a memorable experience for each and every guest and are delighted to hear that you enjoyed our hospitality and breakfast. We will have a look at that air conditioning. Hope to welcome you back soon! Kind regards Annemien

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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: $101 - $300 (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 !”
 of 5 bubbles JillW338, 25 Oct 2016 | Read review
“choose a room with a street view”
 of 5 bubbles AnneOosthuizen, 26 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the loft rooms upstairs. Rooms downstairs are suffering.”
 of 5 bubbles Cantoniad, 26 Apr 2016 | Read review
“ground flour with a patio”
 of 5 bubbles familjen2016, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“When making your booking, please also call the guest lodge and state your preferences.”
 of 5 bubbles Moosa_Mangweni01, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
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