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“Colonial ambience”
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Bonne Esperance
Ranked #7 of 112 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Durban, South Africa
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Colonial ambience”
Reviewed 14 April 2014

A very well postioned, comfortable guest house with friendly staff and a relaxed, colonial ambience - sitting on the wide veranda watching the world go by with a glass of wine close at hand was a treat!

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Bogota, Colombia
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120 reviews
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

Bonne Espérarnce is a very nice place to stay, an old colonial house wwith a lot of character and confort. The service is very effcient and hospitable. The only thing that could be on the downside is the rooms upstair, under the tin roofing : when it rains at night it is almost impossible to sleep for the noise.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 8 April 2014

This guest lodge is situated perfectly within Stellenbosch - walking distance to university campus, university residences, botanical gardens, town centre, night life and restaurants.

Friendly service, comfortable rooms and good breakfast.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Colerne, UK
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We had 2 days in Stellenbosch before heading north to Botswana for safaris. A friend recommended Bonne Esperance and we were not disappointed. Prior to arrival from UK they were very helpful in arranging transfers to/from airport and wineries we wanted to visit. When we arrived the welcome was friendly, the guesthouse was beautiful and gardens fabulous. As per other reviews the location is perfect - Peace and quiet as not in the busy town centre but close enough to be easily walkable to restaurants, shops and cafes. Also, just around the corner are some superb botanical gardens (free entry).

The rooms were small-ish but very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was simple yet very good, and a delight to sit on the terrace overlooking the sun-drenched gardens (before heading off to the wineries!).

If you want a relaxing stay, in a characterful guesthouse with personal attention, stay here!

Room Tip: Room 6 great for solo traveller - ground floor overlooking courtyard pool area. Room 9 for couple...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 April 2014

I always enjoy my stays at Bonne Esperance and I would highly recommend a stay. The location is perfect, not downtown but close enough to walk everywhere. The service and breakfast are excellent and the rooms are quiet, nice and tasteful. I will stay again!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London
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27 reviews
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Reviewed 1 April 2014 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the guest house. Great location near the centre and many restaurants, big rooms (we were in room 1), good breakfast selection and very friendly/helpful reception staff. Bonus of free parking and wifi, and there are a few sun loungers to chill next to the pool. Would definitely recommend!

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vereeniging, South Africa
1 review
Reviewed 31 March 2014

The guesthouse was lovely - clean and tidy.
Breakfasts were great!
All staff members were very hospitable and friendly :-)
The location of the guesthouse is perfect as it is in the heart of Stellenbosch.

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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 #7 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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