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“Warm hospitality in a stunning historical home”
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Weltevreden Estate
Ranked #40 of 111 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Pietermaritzburg KZN Natal South Africa
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97 reviews
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“Warm hospitality in a stunning historical home”
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed in the executive suite at Weltevreden Guest House for 4 days over the Christmas Holidays in 2013. What a welcome we got from Mike, Maryka and Anjo. We had the use of the whole bottom floor to ourselves as the suite only sleeps 2 and we were encouraged to use the kitchen and reception rooms as if it was our own home. Beautifully furnished with antiques and a massive collection of art (although it was not to my taste) this historical building has been sensitively restored.
Breakfasts are served in the Lekker Neh Restaurant a short walk over the grass from the front door. Fabulous menu - we tried almost every selection and all were faultless. Staff in the restaurant are discreet and yet attentive - perhaps that is a contradiction but it is so nice not to be constantly interrupted mid conversation with a "are you enjoying your meal" and yet we never felt that we were being neglected.

One of the biggest perks of staying at Weltevreden is that the restaurant is open in the evenings until 9pm which means you can enjoy a glass of wine with dinner without having to worry about driving anywhere. The dinner menu is also very good.

A magically homely atmosphere in a stunning tranquil garden setting. We went and had a look at the childrens area which is a great idea for young couples where the little ones can run around. I must mention that although the kiddies corner was always busy we were never disturbed by the noise. We felt as though we were leaving family behind when we left to go home!

Room Tip: Stairs leading to the more reasonably priced first floor rooms are steep - perhaps difficult for old...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

We had a hard time finding it but it was worth the trouble. Once the secret is out it'll be difficult to get in. The staff is attentive, thie facilities are top grade. The gardens, rooms, restaurant, more than met our expectations.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Weltevreden Estate
Address: Welgevonden Road | Cloetesville, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 111 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Weltevreden Estate 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This magnificent property is personified by the picturesque setting that only Stellenbosch can bestow. Exquisitely refurbished manor house incorporates 5 gorgeous rooms. Main suite permits the use of a beautiful yellow wood kitchen, dining area and formal lounge. 4 elevated bedchambers prides original Cape Dutch architecture with a cosy, thatched-roof finish. Operated on a bed-and-breakfast basis. ... more   less 
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