Albarosa Guest House  Verified Listing

Cape Winelands Stellenbosch Western Cape South Africa

Excellent Rating: 4.4 / 5
Based on 5 verified guest reviews

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Member since: 12 Dec. 2012

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Swimming Pool
Parking on Premises
Dining Area
Child friendly
Laundry facilities
No smoking
Tea and coffee facilities

The original building dates back to 1946, and was owned by Prof. Gerrit Kruger, a lecturer in Theology at Stellenbosch University. In 2007 it was purchased by the current owners to convert into what is now Albarosa Guesthouse. The house was home to a vast collection of books, which inspired the names of the various rooms. The self-catering flat, Stories Cottage, was built during these alterations.

This restored Cape-Dutch building offers several elegantly furnished and air-conditioned rooms. Relax in the lounge with its cosy fireplace and large range of interesting books, or outside on the patio. A healthy and hearty breakfast is served in the garden or in the dining room and on those hot summer days, guests can cool off in our splash pool.

Choose to stay in one of our Luxury Double Rooms with Double bed and en-suite bathroom with bath and shower or in one of our Luxury Twin Rooms with Twin beds and en-suite bathroom with shower. We also have a Standard Room with 2 adjacent Twin beds and full, private, but separate bathroom as well as a self-catering cottage with one bedroom with Double bed, living area with Double fold-out couch, kitchenette and full en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.

In Room Facilities:

Built-in cupboards,
Coffee and tea making facilities,

Area Information:

Stellenbosch is the second-oldest and undoubtedly the most scenically attractive and historically preserved town in southern Africa.

The name conjures up images as few other towns or cities can. History is reflected in the neo-Dutch, Georgian and modern-Victorian architecture that encompasses simple lines, fine detail and elegant proportions that bear witness to a proud and dignified heritage.

There is a small-town atmosphere and leisurely lifestyle surrounded by nature's bounty, yet Stellenbosch is no more than half an hour's drive from the cosmopolitan buzz of Cape Town and endless stretches of pristine white beach are within 15 minutes' drive.

The tranquil, friendly town offers a plethora of activities and events for young and old, the adventurer, nature-lover, music and art-lover, and history buff. The unsurpassed scenery with views over vineyards, mountains and orchards, offers excellent photographic opportunities.

Stroll along the streets and secluded lanes and savour the atmosphere, mingle with the locals at an open-air coffee shop or bistro, or titillate your taste buds with fine local fare or international cuisine at one of the many restaurants and eateries.

Take a tour to all the surrounding wineries and experience the true flavour of the winelands.

Hike through vineyards and along mountain trails that have been the source of inspiration to poets and artists for centuries.

At the end of your day, relax at one of the many health resorts and spas located in the town, amid rolling vineyards, or set snugly against the foothills of majestic mountains.

Coetsenberg Stadium and Stellenbosch University Gym is just around the corner from the guesthouse.

Property Facilities:

Dining room,
Lounge with cosy fireplace and large range of interesting books,
Laundry Facilities,
Swimming Pool,
Satellite TV,
Free Wi-Fi,
Secure Parking.
A shuttle service can also be provided at an additional rate.


For the culture-buff or historian there are art galleries and museums and wonderful architecture. For the lover of entertainment, there is a variety of music and theatre, with some productions taking place in the enchanting environment of local amphitheatres.

There are several hiking trails along mountain slopes, through a series of "koppies" (hills) and ridges, forest, vineyards and olive groves, in what is undoubtedly one of the most scenic and historic farming districts in the country.

Beautiful mountains, valleys and rivers and the mild weather make Stellenbosch and surrounds has attracted a plethora of bird species to the area.

Enjoy spectacular sunsets from a hilltop or mountain with 360º views of breathtaking scenery. Hikers can enjoy a leisurely stroll along the clearly marked vineyard trail through a Renosterveld conservancy and yellowwood forest.

Stellenbosch is steeped in history. Find out more about this second oldest town in South Africa by visiting the many museums and art galleries dotted around the town. Historic Dorp Street; a National Monument; has one of the longest rows of surviving old buildings of any major town in southern Africa.

The Village Museum comprises four historic houses, including Schreuderhuis, said to be the oldest existing town house in South Africa.

Oude Meester Brandy Museum gives an insight into the history and development of brandy.

Wijnland Auto Museum boasts the biggest collection of South African Classic Cars under one roof.

The Toy & Miniature Museum houses a collection of 1:12 scale miniatures, room boxes, miniature houses, antique dolls and other toys and a lifelike miniature of South Africa's famous Blue Train.

Try your hand at mountaineering, hang-gliding, abseiling, mountain biking, cycling, canoeing, aviation, paintball, 4 x 4 trails, horse-riding and hiking, or join an adventure camp.

For the golf enthusiast there are three world-class, 18-hole golf courses in Stellenbosch. Stellenbosch Golf Club that has hosted many prestigious tournaments; Devonvale golf course offers a regular challenge to both local and international golfers, and De Zalze that has an excellent mix of parkland holes and water features. Six more golf courses are within 30 minutes drive of the town.

Get up close and personal with the fastest land animal on earth, the cheetah and interact with owls and other raptors at the eagle encounters centre, visit the zoo on the outskirts of Stellenbosch, the magical Butterfly world, Lion park, Giraffe House animal sanctuary and Crocodile farm.


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Melanie Naude
05 November 2019

Beautiful guesthouse with comfortable and clean room. Staff is very friendly and breakfast is fantastic. Although it is close the campus, the neighborhood is quiet. I will stay here again ;-)

Superb. 5 out of 5
Johan Vercueil
27 August 2018


Superb. 5 out of 5
Caroline Kilian
11 June 2018

Albarosa is a lovely old house, well restored.

Okay. 3 out of 5
Christian Kaluza
25 April 2018

Very friendly and helpful staff, the room was nice and comfortable, excellent breakfast, excellent location. Walking distance to several restaurants.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Andre RSA White
01 March 2014

Albarosa is well located and within walking distance to all major activities in Town. Rooms are neat and clean and Breakfast perfect. Well done Gert and staff

Superb. 5 out of 5

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Excellent Rating: 4.4 / 5
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Stellenbosch Reviews

John Harbottle
13 January 2020

Lovely location!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Ilse Hattingh
15 November 2019

Visiting wine farms and exploring all the shops and restaurants in Stellenbosch.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Kim Promnitz
11 November 2019

Route 44 is a must - friendly atmosphere, and so much to do.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Dawn Smith
20 August 2019

Beautiful scenery.

Superb. 5 out of 5
Morongoe nyakane
21 July 2019

Wine tasting, hotels and the malls!

Superb. 5 out of 5
Lois Henderson
29 May 2019

WoordFees - ALL of it! Lovely being able to walk among the trees and the venues were outstanding!

Superb. 5 out of 5
cindy bellmuntzschape
14 May 2019

Lovely wine farms, restaurants, and beautiful mountain views. Close enough to shops.

Fabulous. 4 out of 5
Cheryl Alard
30 April 2019

The scenery

Superb. 5 out of 5
07 January 2019

Wine farms

Superb. 5 out of 5
Nicky Baholo
01 October 2018

Wine farms, and tasting, Country site, Historic, Restful place and secluded.

Superb. 5 out of 5