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The Beautiful South

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09/04/2017 10/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Maputo, Mozambique
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Centrally located, it is a decent place to stay if one is looking for calm and quite setting. The managers are very welcoming. Upon arrival they provide guests with necessary information about the guesthouse and the surrounding. There are plenty of restaurants within walking distance. Stellenbosch is relatively safe town..

Thank Jocitala
Reviewed 11 January 2017 via mobile

Excellent value for money and completely faultless in every aspect. Breakfast was five star, the rooms are spacious and the pool is superb. Great location! Staff are professional, all in all we loved our stay.

Thank braddebb
Rio de Janeiro
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

This guesthouse is very centrally located in Stellenbosch, a mere 15 minutes walk from the center and close to the main routes to various vineyards. We were helped very efficiently in booking a very good guide for a wine tour, which turned out to be worth every penny. The room we had was a bit small ( at least smaller...

Thank 960maartenr
TBSGH, Owner at The Beautiful South, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your comments. We take guest comments very seriously. 1 - Your room was very hot - we have paid for AIR CONDITIONING in every single room!! The entire installation will be completed on Monday. Sorry you missed it. 2 - The wifi signal was bad in the room - We have called our IT guy and have...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 27 November 2016

The bedroom was basic, and so was the breakfast, but the bed was comfortable and the French owner was friendly and willing to accommodate my minor idiosyncrasies. I had a very small sitting room, which I didn't use, and an ensuite with a goodly supply of hot water. It was cold when I was there so the pool unfortunately was...

Thank TrustyRusty999
Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2016

We stayed two nights in the suite, it was beautiful. We were greeted by friendly staff on arrival and shown to our room. The room is very big with a separate sitting room with fridge, main bedroom was neat and the bathroom was to die for. Huge bath and gorgeous shower. The staff were very friendly and willing to help...

Thank LauraMay22
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We stayed at this guesthouse for 3 nights, and the whole time the Wifi was not working. Everyday we were told the repair guy was coming any moment to fix it, but this never happened! The bathroom was not clean upon our arrival, there was hair in the shower, sink, and on the floor. Breakfast was only served until 9.30am,...

2Thank Naomi K
Schemmerhofen, Germany
Reviewed 11 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed there for only 2 Nights, but we enjoyed this friendly place. The acommodation lays Perfect in the backyard.... Very nice pool close to all acommodations. We saw that a lot of guests come back again..... Probably because of the Motto: come aus a guests and leave as a friend!.... We come back!!!

Thank Klausfootsteps
TBSGH, Owner at The Beautiful South, responded to this review

Welcome back "home" again! Thanks for your review! It is lovely to help and share knowledge and experiences! "Arrive as a guest - leave as a friend!" Best Regards Katarina & Peter with Team

Graz, Austria
Reviewed 7 March 2016

We found The Beautiful South on Bookings.com only 3-4 days before arriving there! we couldn't find another lodge as many were booked full. Just the right place to stay in the center of the city near the University of Stellenbosch. Situated just far enough from the center to have quiet and peace near the pool. Clean, happy feeling, very nice...

Thank Dena D
TBSGH, Owner at The Beautiful South, responded to this review

What a lovely review! We are happy, love our guests and already told our staff that they are great! Yes, they really are! THANKS and WELCOME BACK! Best Regards Katarina & Peter with Team

St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2016

All staff were very friendly and helpful. We had room number 5 which had an open plan bathroom. Very nice, lovely bath although I missed my showers. It did have a good shower attachment. We had a good fan and opened the windows (both overlooked on ground floor) but the room was still quite hot. The space around our bed...

Thank Louise K
TBSGH, Owner at The Beautiful South, responded to this review

Thanks for your review! We will tell our staff that you were happy! Actully ..... we put reviews on the fridge so all of us can read it, listen to your words, try to improve (when possible) and be proud of your nice words. A Guesthouse is a teamwork! Best Regards Katarina & Peter with Team

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 6 February 2016

I arrived with my husband to stay last week, and as usual at this time of the year, it was a scorcher of a day. We were given the upstairs attic room that was completely unbearable. We thought it could cool down by evening, but no luck. I phoned the owners to say we were booking out (I could not...

Thank Christineval_12
TBSGH, Owner at The Beautiful South, responded to this review

Sorry sorry! This Summer has been the warmest ever during our 10 years in South Africa. Lots of guest are coming due to the good weather condition that we have in this area, but as we all know we are different from each other. We are terribly sorry about the weather! You had the best room at the Guesthouse and...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Things to do
  • Pool
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Our house is a thatched jewel, centrally located but quiet, right in the heart of the university area. Surrounded by old trees and flowers, you find it with a dreamy garden and a big pool. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Beautiful South

Address: 4 Hospitaal Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range: RM297 - RM598 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Beautiful South 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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Also Known As:
The Beautiful South Hotel Stellenbosch
Beautiful South Stellenbosch
Beautiful South Hotel Stellenbosch
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#7 Romantic Hotel in Stellenbosch
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“Number 8 is a small room for a couple...nice, quiet, and steps to the pool...”
  • The Beautiful South is the correct name for this BEAUTIFUL little lodge in Stellenbosch!!
 of 5 bubbles 105denad, 6 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Some ground floor rooms”
 of 5 bubbles louisek645, 13 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Don't go in summer!!”
 of 5 bubbles Christineval_12, 5 Feb 2016 | Read review
“All rooms excellent”
 of 5 bubbles 976ad, 20 Jan 2016 | Read review
“"the room with the freestanding bathtub was amazing!"”
 of 5 bubbles DavidandAfke, 5 Jun 2015 | Read review
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