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Orange-Ville Guesthouse
Ranked #39 of 116 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 May 2009

The location looks idyllic in the brochure, and in fact it is beautiful - two lovely pools, good sized room with its own patio area, beautiful scenery. However, for an expensive hotel the service let it down. We asked for ideas on where to go with our young daughter and were told to visit either Franschoek or Stellenbosch - I think we could have worked that one out ourselves. In the end it was easier to go to the tourist office and find our on our own. We were charged R400 each for a very average chinese banquet -drinks extra - a small fortune in South Africa.
All in all there are better places to visit and better value.

  • Stayed: December 2008, travelled with family
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9  Thank fussyladyBerkshire
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Reviewed 5 February 2008

As this was the last 2 nights of our honeymoon we decided to splash out on a really nice place. When we arrived the first impressions were very good, the property is in a fantastic location at the foot of a spectacular mountain, the room we stayed in was a long way from the main house and only had one other room near it. On closer inspection there were quite a few things which just weren't right with the property such as one of the sinks in the bathroom didn't drain properly, the shower door didn't close properly (so the bathroom floor gets soaked and you have to keep remembering to put shoes on to go to the toilet), the cistern didn't fill up after flushing unless you shook it, and the worst of all was the room didn't have any curtains so as soon as the sun came up we were woken by the sunlight (it did have blinds but they didn't fit the windows properly and hardly kept any light out anyway). The property advertises that it has digital satellite tv but only one German channel is available, you also have to share your lounge (and TV) with another room. The notices in the property are also only in German so if you don't speak German then I wouldn't stay here.

We left after one night and told the owners about the issues we had encountered, they knew about all of them other than the blocked sink but hadn't done anything about any of them, they even told me they had been there 2 years but were waiting until next year to replace the useless blinds.

These issues may seem small ones but when you are paying 1300 rand for a double room these standards are unacceptable.

  • Stayed: January 2008, travelled as a couple
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10  Thank Bungle77
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  • Stayed: January 2018, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 January 2018 via mobile
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Stayed: January 2018, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2017
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 November 2017
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  • Stayed: November 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 October 2017
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled with family
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Thank WorldtravellerB707
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Additional Information about Orange-Ville Guesthouse

Address: Swart Street | Banghoek Valley, Stellenbosch 7599, 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 Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 116 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range: £62 - £186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Orange-Ville Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover. Experience. Live. Africa.DISCOVER the unrivaled beauty, relaxation and luxury of a 4-Star Guest House, a place where you can escape lifes everyday trials and allow yourself to drift from one beautiful day to the next. Set in the Western Cape of South Africa, only 40 km from the “Mother City”, lies the charming and historic town of Stellenbosch. Right here, in the very heart of the Winelands, nestling in a vertile valley of tranquil vineyards, fruit plantations, national parks and extensive golf courses,Orange-Ville Guest House invites you to EXPERIENCE german hospitality in an oasis of peace and comfort. Do you need a break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life? Come LIVE a little and spend your holidays in a relaxing atmosphere and splendid surroundings. Our cozy Cottages, comfortable Chalets, and spacious Suites are all designed in a mix of European and African styles and equipped with all the necessary amenities that will make your stay a truly unforgettable experience. Mini-Bar, Air-Condition, Satellite TV, Coffee & Tea Stations and lavishly decorated bathrooms are just some of the personal touches to make you feel right at home. All rooms feature a private patio where you can enjoy a good bottle of wine while marveling at the panoramic views of the surrounding mountains. Orange-Ville Guesthouse is an ideal place to restore the body and mind, whether it’s through starting your day with our delicious homemade breakfast on the patio, taking a refreshing dip in one of our two pools, or simply going on a walk through the 20’000 square meter tropical garden. Furthermore, we invite our guests to enjoy relaxing moments in the hands of our Chinese Masseuse Dao, or to round up day of activities with a traditional South African-style Braai. We invite you …… to discover what the Cape has to offer,… to experience the magic of a Rainbow Nation,… to live and breath Africa,… at Orange-Ville Guest House. ... more   less 
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