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Simonsberg Guest House
Ranked #63 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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“A peaceful place and a sense of calm that will rejuvenate”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

My stay was peaceful and the staff were friendly, but with a calm demeanor that puts you at ease. The lodge itself was neat, the facilities were all in perfect condition and you do really feel like a VIP. it is about a 10 minute drive away from town centre, but you rarely need to go into town, because your every need is seen to by Elize and her staff.

I implore you to try out Simonsberg guest house, because you WILL feel like a guest of honor.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Elize A, Owner at Simonsberg Guest House, responded to this review, 17 October 2016
Thank you for your feedback, it is highly appreciated!
All the best!
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

Simonsberg Guesthouse is truly like a home away from home. I’ve stayed here multiple times while traveling for work, as well as while on vacation. The owner, Elize, is one of the loveliest people I have ever met in my years of travel. She’s kind, caring, and goes out of her way to make sure that you are well taken care of. (She also is very supportive of people in the community, and has a great personal story, which you can read about on the guesthouse’s website!)

The rooms are charming, comfortable, and clean, with all the amenities you’d expect in 3-star accommodations (tea and coffee-making facilities, nice bath products, wifi, etc). And if you’d prefer relaxing outside, there is a small garden area out front with seating.

Breakfast is generous and excellent – my husband thought it was one of the best breakfasts offered to us in a year of travel, with lots of cold and hot options (fruit, different cereals, yogurt, eggs, meat, mushrooms/tomatoes, toast, juice, tea, coffee, etc).

Elize is also very knowledgeable about tourism in the region, and can recommend different activities to keep you busy during your stay in Stellenbosch.

One tip – it’s helpful to have your own car if you stay here, because it’s not walking distance to the center of Stellenbosch. If you don’t want to rent one, though, Elize and her family can provide transportation wherever you want to go, including to and from dinner – I’ve done that multiple times, because I generally avoid renting cars.

I absolutely recommend staying here!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Elize A, Owner at Simonsberg Guest House, responded to this review, 17 October 2016
Hi Kaitlin
Thank you once again for your feedback, it is highly appreciated!
We trust you and your husband are doing well. It was WFP's 20th Anniversary last Saturday evening - celebrated with a Gala evening! I've had the funders as well as women on farms at my place - what a celebration! :)
All the best!
Elize & Staff
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

Stayed here for 3nights in Nov n have to say we were made most welcome. The family are lovely people and although based a little out of the way from stellenbosh itself its a good place to be. It is in the area of Cloetsville which is near a township but we felt very safe. Breakfasts were lovely. Although not advertised this is a cash only place and also initially we found it very hard to find. However people are most helpful and want to help. Just a suggestion for the owners maybe get some more signs up indicating where you are situated. All in all a lovely homely stay.

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Thank you for your feedback, it is highly appreciated!
All the best!
Elize & Staff
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Property: Simonsberg Guest House
Address: 25 Fontein Street | Cloetesville, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
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Ranked #63 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
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Hotel Class:3 star — Simonsberg Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 4
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