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Penelope Stellenbosch

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21 Speciosa Street, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
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#1 of 147 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
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Penelope's is a top rated accommodation option situated in Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch, approximately 3km from the village centre. Our four en-suite bedrooms are furnished with king sized beds (twin beds on request), air-conditioning, satellite television, a desk, a hair-dryer, a Nespresso coffee machine, en-suite bathrooms as well as a private balcony. Free wifi is available in all areas. The outdoor swimming pool is situated in a private garden. English, Afrikaans and German is spoken. Limited free off-street parking is also available. Self catering facilities: a communal kitchenette with fridge, microwave, kettle, toaster, crockery and cutlery. Complimentary tea and coffee.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast available
Hiking
Patio
Baggage storage
Concierge
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Mid-range
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German
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kbridg908340 wrote a review 26 Nov
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Stayed for two nights with my partner. We really enjoyed the beautiful garden and lovely big bed. Penelope was extremely welcoming and gave great advice for the area - she also put on a great spread for breakfast and got me a little extra something. Such a kind gesture!
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Date of stay: November 2021
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ian896 wrote a review Sep 2021
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
Penelope's was the perfect place to stay. Well located close to town and also close to some beautiful walks in the forest and vineyards. We will definitely recommend Penelope's to anyone for a great stay in Stellenbosch.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Responded 20 Sep 2021
Dear Ian, thank you for the great review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay. we try very hard to offer our guests clean, comfortable rooms and a delicious breakfast. We look forward to welcoming you soon again! Regards Penelope
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marierasmus1234 wrote a review Sep 2021
Pretoria, South Africa1 contribution
What a lovely house from outside and inside. Modern! Clean! Spacious house entrance with dining tables to enjoy your meal. Walk up the bright lite wide staircase towards your room, in contrast to some B&B where you creep through a dark narrow passage. Bedroom was perfect. Four large windows made the room bright and gave a feeling of being outside and free. Light grey furniture gave the room a clean, modern relaxed feeling. Quality mattress on king size bed. Spotless spacious shower with heated towel rail. Heater in the room made the room cozy in the cold weather. Can’t wait to have my coffee at the table on the bedroom’s private balcony in the summer. Convenient shared kitchen before the room’s entrance. Enjoyed a walk through the beautiful green safe neighbourhood. Location excellent with shops and restaurants within 5min walk from the house. The Nespresso machine in the bedroom was an overkill for common people like us. We just needed a kettle. ☺️ Penelope was a gracious, friendly helpful hostess. We will be back soon.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Response from Penelope Malan, Owner at Penelope Stellenbosch
Responded 12 Sep 2021
Thank you, Mari, for the wonderful review. I appreciate you taking the time to submit it. Even though there is a kettle in the kettle, a small kettle for each room is definitely on my shopping list! I look forward to your next visit. Regards Penelope
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Richard B wrote a review Jan 2021
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This is a high quality Guest house. 4 different units on the first floor. Everything is perfect and professional. A very nice swimming pool and area around it. The location in Paradyskloof is very good; safe, quiet and close to Stellenbosch and Stellenbosch golf club, and to the store. The WiFi is better than average, sometimes 30 or even 50 Mbps. My unit was light and had a nice balcony. I may come back here, the price is good and I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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lucygF457WH wrote a review Dec 2020
Vanderbijlpark, South Africa46 contributions31 helpful votes
We arrived at Penelope's to a very warm and friendly welcome. We felt at ease from the word go. We had a lovely room with an amazing view of the Helderberg. A lovely balcony with vines growing over it. It did not feel like you were close the city of Stellenbosch at all. The road is very quiet, which allowed for a lovely restful night. Breakfast was full-on:- fresh fruit; yoghurt; cereals and cooked meal of your choice. The coffee was great. Highly recommended for a short or longer stay.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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US$61 - US$94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Penelope Stellenbosch
Which popular attractions are close to Penelope Stellenbosch?
Nearby attractions include Rupert Museum (2.5 km), Dylan Lewis Sculpture Garden (3.3 km), and Jonkershoek Nature Reserve (5.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Penelope Stellenbosch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Penelope Stellenbosch?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Penelope Stellenbosch?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Penelope Stellenbosch?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Penelope Stellenbosch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Helena's Restaurant, The Restaurant at Clos Malverne, and Cavalli Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Penelope Stellenbosch?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Penelope Stellenbosch?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Penelope Stellenbosch?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (13.6 km) and Vergelegen Picnic (12.4 km).