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Bonne Esperance
Ranked #9 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Johannesburg, South Africa
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
“Awesome stay”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

We had an awesome stay at Bonne Esperance. The friendly welcome made us fee light at home. The good service excellent, the breakfast was very good and the guest-house is very conveniently located with parking on-site.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

The guest house gives a nice, homey feeling. It is well kept and clean. The place is quiet and peaceful. The 3 adults fitted into Room #1 well. There is a large queen size bed with firm mattress, and a large sofa bed. The toilet/shower is not large but functional.
Location: it is 2 to 3 blocks from the town centre, a short and pleasant walk away. There are shops, historic buildings, supermarkets, restaurants are all within walking distance. It is a 40 minute drive from Cape Town international airport.
Breakfast: buffet spread of cereals, juices, breads, jams, toasts, ham and cheeses. Eggs are cooked to our specification, with bacon, mushroom, tomato.
Service: the staff are friendly and helpful. They provided us with maps of the town and gave recommendations on what to do, where to go.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Bredasdorp, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 14 June 2013

The view is refreshing, the furniture is perfect more traditional style, breakfast is prepared to suit different cultures, the service from the kitchen ladies is superb, they are frienly and the receptionist oh' she is so warm, kind, respectful and very very friendly.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Merrimac, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 11 June 2013

Great guest house with friendly & helpful staff, comfortable rooms, and excellent hot breakfast! The gardens/grounds were inviting and the common rooms charming. The location, between the University and town center, was perfect for us, since we were visiting my daughter who was attending the University. We also thoroughly enjoyed the wine tour arranged by the guest house with their in-house wine tour guide, Annette. We'll definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Portland, Maine
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Reviewed 10 June 2013

We very much enjoyed our stay at Bonn Esperance. It's a lovely home that is well cared for. The staff was friendly and helpful. It was a short walk to town so easy to get around. Our only concern was that it was a little loud, easy to hear your neighbors, but this didn't affect our sleep. We would stay there again if the opportunity arises.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 24 May 2013

I've been traveling SA on business the past few months in a different accommodation every week. Well, Bonne Esperance was definitely the best of the best. From the amazing warmth and hospitality to the eclectic breakfast to the homey atmosphere, this experience was bar none! Thank you:)

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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George , South Africa
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Reviewed 8 May 2013

My husband and I stayed in Bon Esp for 3 nights , the guesthouse is a beautiful Victorian house , well situated , you can walk everywhere in Stellenbosch from there, The classic room was beautifully decorated and comfortable . The breakfast was superb ! I can really recommend this guesthouse,
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bonne Esperance

Property: Bonne Esperance
Address: 17 Van Riebeeck Street | Central Stellenbosch, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 112 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bonne Esperance 3*
Number of rooms: 15
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 
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