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Aan Dorpstraat Guest House
Ranked #48 of 113 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Reviewed 17 October 2012

We absoultley loved staying with Gwen and Johann at Aan Dorpstraat.

The accomodation is superb, some of the nicest rooms we have stayed in in South Africa, made very special by Gwen's attention to even the tiniest detail in the rooms. There is not one thing she hasn't thought of - even down to lovely little bottles of bath crystals for the super Victorian style roll top bath in our bathroom!

The Guest Huse location is ideal for a wine tasting trip and also for a stay in Stellenbosch as it is just off the main road and a safe walk to where there are a number of lovely restaurants to try.

Gwen and Johan are 2 of the very best hosts we have ever stayed with and to say that Gwen is relentless once she gets her teeth into something, is an understatement!! We only mentioned we had lost our camera in Durban and thought we knew where, to her and she immediately got on to it - locating it for us after a couple of phone calls and arranging it to be couriered out to our next stop in Camps Bay for us. She even rang round and got an amazing deal on the courier service and finally made sure that Rob, the manager, in Camps Bay was Ok to receive the parcel. We were successfully reunited with our camera and more importantly our amazing photos of wildlife in Kruger National Park, as we drove into the drive of our guest house in Camps Bay. Added to this Gwen recommended 2 restaurants for our 2 nights and vineyards for our wine tasting all of which were superb - not one thing we would change!!!

So - what a place and and what a couple of wonderful new friends - we will certainly be returning for another stay when we visit South Arica again in a couple of years time -

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

We returned to Aan Dorpstraat this year with friends having stayed there back in March 2011. If you want a B&B where the owners give you a warm welcome, treat you as friends and are happy to talk to you about their country, town, experiences etc., then Aan Dorpstraat is certainly the place for you.

Gwen and Johan are true hosts and and very eager to make your stay as comfortable as possible, so if you need anything from restaurant recommendations to a G&T, Gwen & Johann are very happy to help and nothing is a problem for them.

Aan Dorpstraat is super clean and very comfortable, you're not going to find hairs in your wash basin or fraying bed linen, this place is kept in tip-top condition. Bedrooms are still as bright and airy as they were back in 2011 with all the mod-cons and comforts you need.

Breakfast is definitely a highlight and still one of the best I had in South Africa. Aan Dorpstraat has an open plan kitchen/breakfast area so while Johan cooks your breakfast to order (and he does this superbly) and Gwen manages the buffet, coffee and teas, it's the perfect opportunity to chat to your hosts about everything and anything. Breakfast is a truly social occassion so if you're a grump in the morning who prefers a bad cup of coffee and no conversation, you'll not care for Aan Dorpstraat nor Gwen & Johan.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

We spent a really enjoyable week at Aan Dorpstraat in July and were incredibly well-looked after by Gwen and Johan. Very comfortable and contemporary room, with all mod-cons! We would love to come and stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank RobandAlSalisbury
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

We spent a wonderful 4 nights here on our way back to C.T. Gwen and Johann were incredible hosts where nothing was too much trouble.You really felt with their care and advice that they wanted to make sure you had a great time.
The room was perfect and had a genuine 5 star feel about it.The Breakfast excellent with again 5 star service.The location could not be better being a 5 to 10 minute walk to the centre.
Once again thank you so much and Trip Ad. readers miss this one at your peril.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 March 2012

Look no further, you will not be disapointed with the accomodations, location or the outstanding service and hospitality provided by Gwen and Yohann. Lots of attention to detail and a very good breakfast! Would like to return just to see Gwen and Yohann again.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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GwenHugo, Owner at Aan Dorpstraat Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 April 2012

Dear Friends,

Once again I am responding to the latest reviews collectively. Thank you all for the time you took to write them and for the very kind words. We do appreciate this very much indeed!

It has been a really wonderful summer season - with such memorable guests - and we are so happy to have made wonderful friends from all over the world, thanks largely to the kind reviews written by our guests.

We really hope that we shall see you in our wonderful country and town again in the near future.

Warm regards

Johan and Gwen

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Reviewed 23 March 2012

We last stayed at Aan Dorpstraat for Christmas over 2 years ago. I'm glad to report that nothing has changed.

We received a very warm welcome from Gwen & Johan having driven straight here from CPT after our overnight flight from LHR. It takes less than 30 minutes so is a great place at which to either start or end your vacation.

We stayed in room #1 on the ground floor. It's a lovely cool & quiet room & we slept like logs on the extremely comfortable bed. Johan's poached eggs are still a work of art & come highly recommended. Gwen continues to provide useful local information & willingly assists in booking taxis & day trips. I can highly recommend a visit to the Villiera wine estate to see their new game reserve followed by a wine tasting.

Our 5 night stay was a great start to a latest SA vacation.

Room Tip: Room 1, cool & quiet.
  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 March 2012

Gwen and Johan are great hosts! The room was spacious and clean. I will definitely return!

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Aan Dorpstraat Guest House

Address: 14 Papegaai Street | Twon Centre, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 113 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range: £83 - £122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aan Dorpstraat Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4-Star luxury, B&B accommodation including air conditioning, internet, silent mini-bar fridges, filtered water, small swimming pool and secure parking. All rooms fully en-suite - some with bidets. Owners, Johan and Gwen offer warm hospitality and personal service. Located centrally. 2 - 10 minutes’ walk from great restaurants and business centre. Short drive to wine estates, golf course, beach and other attractions (30 km from Cape Town International Airport). No children under 12 years. ... more   less 
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