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Onze Rust Guesthouse
Ranked #61 of 113 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 November 2016

We from up country spent a weekend based at Onze Rust due to its proximity to the wines routes, Cape Town and the airport. The old farm house with the wooden floor and selected furniture creates a warm welcoming feeling. Having the garden at your veranda step and followed by the trees, vineyards and in the distance the mountains makes this a beautiful place to relax. The hostess and staff were friendly and efficient and the breakfast was great. Fortunately we were there with few other visitors. A place we can recommend.

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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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OnzeRustGuesthouse, Owner at Onze Rust Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2016

Thank you so much for the good review we are glad you found the peace you expected. It is always nice to hear appreciation for the nature setting we offer. We are looking forward to seeing you back, and would like to welcome you next time with good Stellenbosch wine on the house. Ester

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Reviewed 3 October 2016

We had a fantastic stay @ Onze Rust on the night of the 23rd September 2016. Ester your service was awesome and I could feel your heartbeat for the hospitality business. You made it a weekend to remember and to treasure sweet memories since the minute we met you, waiting for us in the cold and gave us a warm welcome and honeymoon suit @ a very affordable price seeing that we are local. The room was beautiful, warm and the bottle of wine made our anniversary so special we really had a lovely stay surrounding with mother nature and the mountains, was indeed a weekend to remember your recommendation for restaurants, places to visit after our stay, dear fantastic.... Breakfast was delicious, your time spending with us to exploring your place was really great though! We will return for sure and recommend your place to friends indeed. Thanks again for your attitude and heart in the business, may God bless your business from strength to strength and financially a huge growth. Love ❤ Ellen ➕ Denver ❤ ❤ ❤

  • Stayed: September 2016, travelled with family
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OnzeRustGuesthouse, Owner at Onze Rust Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Dear Ellen and Denver, thank you for the great review. It is so rewarding for us when guests appreciate our personal attention and enjoy the many things beautiful Stellenbosch has to offer. It was a pleasure hosting you, and we wish you many happy years together. Regards, Ester

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Reviewed 14 July 2016

Onze rust is very well placed for those visiting Stellenbosch and surrounds and even better placed for those attending congresses at the nearby Spier centre who prefer a more homely atmosphere
There is an old world atmosphere around the rooms where there is a well balanced combination of old ( bed , furniture , fittings ) and new ( fridge , TV , bathroom ) and the scene is set by the surrounding oaks and vineyards.
An excellent made to order breakfast delivered to your room provides an excellent start for the day
One thing that is needed is a bigger sign opposite or at the entrance that can be seen from both sides

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled on business
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OnzeRustGuesthouse, Owner at Onze Rust Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 11 December 2016

Thank you so much for the great review. We appreciate the comment on signage, and plan to have it done by January. As the road carry traffic driving faster speed than in town, one can see the white walls with signage too late. Looking forward to hosting you again. Ester

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Reviewed 10 July 2016

A very friendly welcome from the hostess plus the warm room and complimentary wine.

Peacefully situated off the beaten track - Onze Rust is the perfect place to rest and sleep late. Our room had a lovely view of the farm : cows grazing, squirrels playing in the yard.

Thank you Esther for serving the hearty breakfast in our room on the cold and rainy morning.

We will remember Onze Rust for its old world charm - Pure Plaas.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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OnzeRustGuesthouse, Owner at Onze Rust Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Dear Ingrid, thank you for the great review. We appreciate it, and thank you for a recommendation which you made to us personally to improve a practical aspect. It is guests such as yourself which helps us to improve and make every future guest's stay good. For us a "thank you" goes such a long way. We wish you many happy returns to beautiful Stellenbosch. Regards Ester

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Reviewed 17 May 2016

Onze Rust is always my first choice when I visit Cape Town.
It's comfortable, close enough to the amenities I need, the people are friendly and the rooms are always immaculate, warm, neat and clean with a nostalgic aura.
The immediate surrounding area is peaceful and quiet. I don't even mind the squirrels!

  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled on business
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OnzeRustGuesthouse, Owner at Onze Rust Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2016

Dear Fernando, it is great having guests coming back so many times over several years and we appreciate the great review. It is always a pleasure to host you and see your enthusiasm and energy for life. Thank you. Ester

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Reviewed 5 April 2016

I hate it when money is not reinvested in a property to keep it looking good for guests who pay a lot of money to stay there. Onze Rust could be a wonderful place, but is getting really shabby around the edges, and needs some serious maintenance and refurbishment. The towels should be thrown away and replaced. I know there is a drought, but even the gardens could be laid out better and look more attractive.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled as a couple
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OnzeRustGuesthouse, Owner at Onze Rust Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Thank you for the review. We like to think that at R520 per person sharing (including continental and hot breakfast and 14% VAT) it is very good value for money for an expensive area, and certainly not a lot to pay for what one get: King beds for comfort, TV with many channels, free wi-fi and FREE undercover parking, 26 indigenous species of birds (including a fish eagle and 2 types of owls), private outside entrances, assistance with things to do and adivice on restaurants and places of interest. We have replaced some of our towels, thank you for that remark we apologise for inconvenience. To assume we do not invest into the property is not true, our property is much much larger than a guesthouse in town centre and 7.4 hectares of land has a lot of maintenance. We also have pointed out that we are a social enterprise, sponsoring youth leadership groups, NGO's, community organizations. So a fair portion of our income (which we can choose to spend on furniture or non essentials for guests), are spent on subsidising good causes. A guest can say it is not their cause, but we feel in South Africa there is so much to be done, we simply cannot cut on that portion of our spend and vision. Stellenbosch has great wineries and top restaurants of all types in close procimaty. We would love to welcome you back, and hopefully next time your experience is great. Ester

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Reviewed 28 March 2016

Onze Rust lives up to its name: it offers a peaceful resting place in a nice rural setting, in the Stellenbosch wine region, in the immediate vicinity of the Cape Town area. The premises a slightly quaint, ambiance that feels like entering te past, but with all modern amenities. Well equippend for families with children (pool), and a treat for bird lovers. Service is really excellent, and staff go out of their way to assist in any way they can. It does matter to have a means of gtransportation at your disposal.

  • Stayed: March 2016, travelled solo
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OnzeRustGuesthouse, Owner at Onze Rust Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded 9 May 2016

Dear Prof Guus, thank you so much for the review, we are glad we could assist you during your stay. Thank you for pointing out that own transport to visit restaurants (5-12 minutes drive away) is important, although we use the services of shuttles who can taxi guests to town centre or Cape Town (40km away), and a vine hopper who pick up our guests at the guesthouse before taking them to several wineries for a day outing. Most peope do not know how many things Stellenbosch has to offer, and would plan longer stays with own transport to make the most of it. We hope to see you back in South Africa soon. Ester

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Address: Vlaeberg Rd | Between M12 polkadraai and Baden Powell R310, Vlottenburg, Stellenbosch 7603, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #61 of 113 B&Bs / Inns in Stellenbosch
Price Range: $102 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Onze Rust Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The beautiful Onze Rust Guest House in the heart of the Stellenbsoch wine lands offers a unique nature setting. It is the perfect farm setting for you to relax and restore your inspiration. Gardens stretch over two hectares lawns, lots of trees, water and many birds. We are 25 minutes from Cape Town International Airport, a few minutes out of Stellenbosch town centre close to Spier Wine Estate. We can accommodate 24 people in 10 en-suite rooms, with extra-length beds and private entrances on to spacious verandas, free wi-fi and parking. There are 2 family units where kids can share and we offer information on the many things to do in Stellenbosch,and referrals to the good restaurants close by. Several rooms have King size extra length beds, we offer sufficient coffee and fresh milk in rooms, wide range of TV channels. Business travelers and Stellenbosch University visitors are close to the Cape Town international Airport. Our central location makes it suitable to visit Stellenbosch, Belville, Somerset West/Strand, and Saxonburg Business parks. For Capetonians attending day conferences on site, it is only 40km drive mostly against the morning peak hour traffic. We offer good food for functions, with flexible menus (e.g. "banting" functions with great feedback). For the romantics it is a perfect setting with honeymoon rooms, and weddings get nature photo opportunities. As a social enterprise we support community organizations with partial sposnsorships and vouchers for fundraising. Beauty, peace and comfort in the countryside. ... more   less 
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