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Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House

Corner of Neethling and Van Riebeeck, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
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#6 of 71 guest houses in Stellenbosch
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Our home is your home in the heart of Stellenbosch. Look no further for the perfect stay at this landmark Stellenbosch property in the Cape Winelands, South Africa. Classic meets contemporary at this elegant Victorian villa set in a landscaped English garden. With a history spanning over a century and a recent major revamp - Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House is the epitome of modern luxury combined with the charm of historic Stellenbosch. We are also located on the best corner in town and within 500 m easy walking distance from the town center and Stellenbosch University. We pride ourselves in our truly South-African hospitality, giving recommendations, and meeting your needs - leaving you plenty of time for moments to reset your senses and experience joy. Whether you are travelling for business or leisure, we look forward to creating a unique experience for you here in our home.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Coffee shop
Patio
Walking tours
Taxi service
Couples massage
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Foot massage
Full body massage
Manicure
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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jwdk2024 wrote a review 21 Feb
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We loved everything. Nice and quiet. Very comfortable room, excellent breakfast on the veranda, lovely staff and the quiet pool area. Everything is very clean and comfortable. Small walking distance to most restaurants
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Nikki R wrote a review 19 Feb
London, United Kingdom13 contributions2 helpful votes
Stunning guesthouse in a great location in Stellenbosch. Easy walk into the town to lots of restaurants and bars. Highly recommend - cute rooms, excellent service and lovely food. Breakfast is really high quality.
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Oh-umm-Gregg wrote a review 16 Feb
Berlin, Germany3 contributions2 helpful votes
What’s not to love?! Comfy beds, no load-shedding, very efficient in-room air conditioning unit… which became a real treat for us after a day of sightseeing at scorching 35C outside. Friendly staff to top it all off… Will definitely be back sometime!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tord H wrote a review 06 Feb
Ystad, Sweden3 contributions
BE is a perfect stay for us, supporting with all reservations for our activities. Great location just a few minutes walk downtown but also for our morning walks before breakfast. So many wineyards to discover just around the corner. We will be back!
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Response from Dhilshard Benjamin, Guest Services / Front Office at Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House
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Dear Tordh, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. I am delighted to know that you took the time to fully experience stellenbosch and everything the town has to over, am sure it was quite an experience fo you. We look forward to welcoming you back. Regards-Dhilshard
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kristie361 wrote a review 04 Feb
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
I was meant to change my booking as something had come up, but time ran away from me, so I decided to use the booking anyway. the staff were more than accommodating, changing my specific requirements to suit my new specific requirements. The rooms were just a beautiful as the photos suggested. The gardens tranquil and secluded from the busy streets outside, yet breakfast on the patio overlooking the bustling Saturday morning streets was rather pleasant. From the super comfortable bed to the refreshing shower and the varied breakfast options, we felt well taken care of and yet still at ease to relax.
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Dear Kristie, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am happy you decided to come stay with us otherwise you wouldn't have experienced the comfort of staying with us. Our staff will always try to go above and beyond to meet any requirements of our guest to ensure they have a pleasant stay with us. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your breakfast on the veranda as it is quite a pleasant experience just sitting outside and overlooking the tranquil garden and the busy streets. Thank you again for choosing to stay with us, we hope we have the honour of hosting you again. Regards-Dhilshard
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AChristoph wrote a review 02 Feb
Majorca, Spain20 contributions6 helpful votes
I’ve stayed several times at Bonne Esperance, and next year we, our children and grandchildren are going to SA and in Stellenbosch we will of course stay at Bonne Esperance. Restaurants are very close to BE.
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Dear Christoph, Thank you giving us your feedback. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards-Dhilshard
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strampeladah wrote a review 01 Feb
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My fiancé and I went a weekend away for his birthday. Bonne Esperance did everything in their power to make our stay unforgettable. We got the best room, beautiful flowers, a surprise at breakfast, and we slept like babies in the amazing bed. Highly recommend!
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Dear Strampeladah, Thank you for your kind words! We always strive to ensure all our guest has a comfortable stay. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the special touches we provided. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards-Dhilshard
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nroom12 wrote a review Jan 2024
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This is a wonderful 'headway' in the heart of Stellenbosch, where the service is warm and friendly, the property clean and modern in a traditional setting, and staff and low key but attentive and efficient.
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Dear Nroom12, Thank you for your positive feedback! I am thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay here in Stellenbosch. Our team works hard to provide exceptional service and maintain a clean property for our guest. Thank you for acknowledging all the small details. We look forward to hosting you again. Regards-Dhilshard
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Alexandralodgeguesthousechester wrote a review Jan 2024
Chester, United Kingdom8 contributions7 helpful votes
A beautiful guest house, very friendly and attentive staff, room was very nicely furnished with lovely bathroom. We had a top floor mountain view room with a big balcony, wonderful views. Great breakfast. The guest house is in a great location 3 minutes walk from the town and all the sights. We would definitely return to stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Dear Alexabndra, Thank you for your great review; it makes me happy to hear that you enjoyed our guest house, the kind and attentive staff, and the comfort of your accommodation. We look forward to welcome you back for future stays. Regards-Dhilshard
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oswaldmichael wrote a review Jan 2024
Rain, Germany1 contribution
very good location, beautiful Rooms an Pool, good service, very frienly employees an good breakfast. You walk only a few steps an find yourself in the city center of stellenbosch. There are plenty of parking lots.
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Dear Michael, Thank you for your wonderful review. I am delighted to know that you found our location good, our rooms beautiful, our service excellent and enjoyed our breakfast. We hope to welcome you back to Bonne Esperance in the near future. Regards- Dhilshard
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,636 - R 3,025 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Stellenbosch University Botanical Garden (0.04 km), The Stellenbosch Village Museum (0.3 km), and Dorp Street (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Helena's Restaurant, Fat Butcher, and Stellenbosch Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Stellenbosch.
Are any cleaning services offered at Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Bonne Esperance Boutique Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (10.9 km) and Vergelegen Picnic (15.2 km).