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Bonne Esperance Guest House

Corner of Neethling and Van Riebeeck, Stellenbosch 7600 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Updated 21/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 21/10/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#15 of 147 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Travellers' Choice
Bonne Esperance is a charming Victorian Villa with wrap-around veranda, cast-iron mouldings and corner-turret. The villa was originally built in 1907. The house retained the same charm and ambiance of that era but with the added luxuries of the modern age. Our 17 comfortable en suite Guest Rooms are lovingly decorated and include television with a selection of satellite channels, air-conditioning, hospitality tray, mini-bar fridge, wireless internet access, hairdryer and safe. Enjoy a delicious breakfast in our breakfast room or outside on the veranda overlooking the beautiful garden and vibe filled streets of Stellenbosch.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Bicycle rental
Taxi service
Couples massage
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Neck massage
Waxing services
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Liselle Raath wrote a review 18 Jan
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My husband & I stayed at Bonne Esperance & had a wonderful time. Not only are the staff extremely friendly & welcoming, but our room was also beautiful (deluxe with balcony), the breakfast delicious & the location superb! We strolled the leafy streets of Stellenbosch & explored the town on foot - everything is a few minutes walk away! We will highly recommend a stay at Bonne Esperance!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Dominique F wrote a review 13 Jan
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Hospitable stay at Bonne Esperance Guest House. Lovely guest house with beautiful architecture and colourful country garden. Comfy beds, cosy rooms and tasty breakfast in the morning. This house is full of character and has a lovely lounge to relax in and dining room.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Jarita wrote a review 10 Jan
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We stayed in the family room, it was spacious and very comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful! Highly recommend the breakfast omlette, it was delicious. It was my birthday and to celebrate they gave a wonderfully decorated chocolate cake with a candle- nice touch! Be sure to take a walk around the garden during the day and at night (the lights look gorgeous). Walking distance from most shops and the beautiful Stellnbosch Botanical Garden.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Angel S wrote a review Oct 2021
Costa Mesa, California488 contributions59 helpful votes
This is just a gem of a place! We absolutely loved staying here! They were so kind to upgrade our room for our honeymoon to one with a balcony over looking the pool/mountain! Things we enjoyed: -Convenient location close to many wineries and restaurants -Delicious daily breakfast included (continental, yogurt parfait, made-to-order omelette, eggs Benedict, etc) -Extremely friendly and welcoming staff -Fast Wi-Fi -Laundry services available We will be staying again here on our next visit to South Africa!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Maria G wrote a review Oct 2021
Ballito, South Africa8 contributions2 helpful votes
Home away from home. This is literally the reason Bonne Esperance is our first call in Stellenbosch. Carmen and Michelle are so friendly as are all the staff. The rooms are so comfortable and decorated beautifully. It is very central, an easy walk to restaurants and close to the University. We love it.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
USD 76 - USD 180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bonne Esperance Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Bonne Esperance 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 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 Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Helena's Restaurant, Fat Butcher, and Stellenbosch Kitchen.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Bonne Esperance 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 Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Bonne Esperance Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Bonne Esperance Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (10.9 km) and Vergelegen Picnic (15.2 km).