We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Penelope's Guesthouse

Hotels.comUSD 109*
View Deal
Certificate of Excellence
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Professional photos
Penelope\\
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"moduleList":["handlers"]},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

244 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for Penelope's Guesthouse
See the most recent reviews
Showing 203: English reviews
Buckie, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 January 2017

We were warmly welcomed by Penelope and she kindly allowed us to leave our cases there when we arrive in the morning, before the room was ready. It was a reasonable sized room with a pleasing aspect and was clean and well presented. Most things we needed were available, along with the coffee, water and biscuits. Really nice.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Sherry P
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 January 2017

Penelope is lovely and so friendly and helpful. She has a wealth of knowledge of the area and is only too happy to chat and give advice on things to see and do. Our room was simple and elegant that just relaxed you straight away - should you need the opposite there is even a Nespresso machine in the room!...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Geekywife
Nordlingen, Germany
Reviewed 26 December 2016

Warm and friendly hospitality, breakfast is very 'lekker', pool is clean and nice for a swim! The area around is quiet and save. Just around the corner are beautiful wineyards. We definately recommend it :)

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank charlottecB2518GT
Hornbæk
Reviewed 10 December 2016

It is the small things that makes the overall picture. And when all the small things are in order, the total picture is beautiful. It is the home baked bread (heaven!), the drawer with free biscuits, apples, chocolates and sweets … it is the iron that makes your cloth look good after a long travel, the full kitchen with every...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Joergen M
Paarl, South Africa
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Great weekend stay. Quiet suburb .Clean tidy rooms.great service. Hosts friendly and relaxed atmosphere.Breakfast very good. nice area to jog or hike up hills with vineyards. Honesty Bar. Ideal to explore Stellenbosch area.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Clive C
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My wife and I and two friends like to travel from our home in Vienna to different and distant places each year. After more than a week in Kruger National Park we looked forward to staying somewhere quiet, relaxing, friendly, comfortable, secure and outside the big city of Cape Town. We could not have chosen a better base for our...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank brett_bayly
Penelope M, Owner at Penelope's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the your review. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to your repeat visit. Regards Penny

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 30 October 2016

We spent a night at Penelope's and could have stayed longer. Our room was beautiful with rose scents wafting up from the garden, breakfast was plentiful and served by our amazing host. You feel as if you have come home to visit your granny - all your needs taken care of by charming Penny.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Mary-anne O
Penelope M, Owner at Penelope's Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Mary-Anne! I just love your review. I have shared it on our Facebook page as well. Hope to be able to host you on your next overnight visit to Stellenbosch. Regards Penny

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A really wonderful place to stay! Clean, comfortable with an exceptional spread for breakfast each morning! This all complemented by a great host! I would recommend this place for sure! The entire experience was great!

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 688hiltonc
Stellenbosch, South Africa
Reviewed 25 October 2016

A really great stay. Penelope was friendly and welcoming with masses of tips and information. The accommodation is great - large bright room with balcony, spacious bathroom, super-comfy bed. Breakfasts were super, and eggs cooked to order. There is a wonderful garden that guests can use as well as a swimming pool, which would be great in the summer months....

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jane S
Ballito, South Africa
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Great hosts. Conveniently situated outside the hub of Stellenbosch. Clean, secure, great breakfast. There were a couple of good shopping centres around and some great restaurants. Very close to two wonderful golf courses too.

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank X5259TYsandy

122 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (64)
Viewed
Room/Suite (9)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Viewed
Dining (9)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (26)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (58)
Viewed
Room/Suite (22)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (13)
Viewed
Bathroom (6)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (4)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (1)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (8)
11/06/2017 12/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Stellenbosch hotels
2.9 km away
Eendracht Hotel
Eendracht Hotel
#3 of 16 in Stellenbosch
370 reviews
2.9 km away
Stellenbosch Hotel
Stellenbosch Hotel
#7 of 16 in Stellenbosch
775 reviews
6.9 km away
Spier Hotel
Spier Hotel
#4 of 16 in Stellenbosch
1,768 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
5.3 km away
The Wild Mushroom Boutique Hotel
The Wild Mushroom Boutique Hotel
#2 of 112 in Stellenbosch
340 reviews
3.9 km away
Summerwood Guest House
Summerwood Guest House
#4 of 112 in Stellenbosch
346 reviews
3.2 km away
Bonne Esperance
Bonne Esperance
#9 of 112 in Stellenbosch
657 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Penelope's Guesthouse is situated in Paradyskloof (Stellenbosch) which is approximately 3km from the village centre.Our rooms 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.A swimming pool is available.English, Afrikaans and German is spoken.Limited off-street parking is also available. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Penelope's Guesthouse

Address: 21 Speciosa Street | Paradyskloof, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: $133 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Penelope's Guesthouse 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Expedia, Booking.com, Hotwire, Priceline, Travelocity, Orbitz, Agoda, Cancelon and Cheap Tickets so you can book your Penelope's Guesthouse reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Penelope's Guesthouse staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Book a room facing the mountains”
patrickdG4643QL, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are excellent, although I prefer the shower rooms”
guidol618, 14 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Room 4 has the best views!”
johnwW7708ON, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Just specify if you prefer a room with a bath as not all the rooms have baths - we prefer to shower, so didn't have a problem.”
PippaJacks, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
“crossfit gym nearby, in middle of great vineyards too”
Lovdov11, 26 May 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Hotels.com
USD 109* /night
View Deal
PricelineUSD 109
TravelocityUSD 109
Hotwire.comUSD 109
View all 11 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates