Guest Reviews

A weekend we will never forget

We would like to thank you for accommodating us as a family from the 14th to the 16th of September 2018. A weekend we will never forget. Where do we begin? Gert, from the moment I called you I could sense that our stay was going to be awesome and boy, oh boy was I right. Upon our first visit to view the accommodation the friendly and helpful gentleman Keeron made us feel so at home with his smile and gentle approach. When we arrived on Friday, we were welcomed by one of the sweetest lady’s we have ever met, Lauren. She made us feel so at home and really made our stay at the Albarosa Guesthouse absolutely unforgettable. Our full English breakfast served and prepared by Sandres, Abel and Queenie (the lady in the kitchen) was absolutely divine. The Stories Cottage and Mystery Apartment where we stayed is breathtakingly beautiful and so clean and stylish. The Guesthouse is perfectly located and with in walking distance from all shops and restaurants. We certainly loved this Guesthouse so much that we’ve been tempted to stay inside all day instead of actually exploring the outdoors.

Debbie and Sharmy Low – September 2018

Excellent location and friendly people

Stayed here over the weekend with some friends. The friendliest people you will ever meet with great service! The location is also perfect as its a 2 min walk to town and the surrounding restaurants. The turn-down service with a warm water bottle shows you the extra mile the staff goes to make your stay enjoyable.

Hanjo O – September 2018

The best place to stay in Stenllenbosch

I have been all over the world, different places met sorts of people and stayed in different places. Albarosa is the best place to stay. The excellent hospitality I received coupled with delicious food and excellent mannered people cannot be overemphasised. I am sure Albarosa beats the rest of all accommodation establishments in the Western Cape. Keep up the good hospitality you are simply the best in the world.

Makali N – July 2018


I have been to Stellenbosch numerous times and this was my first time staying here as my usual guesthouse was fully booked. Having stayed here for an entire week I would happily stay here again. The breakfast is very nice, the staff are extremely friendly and helpful. I was there in winter time so the rooms were a bit cold – there are panel heaters but this did not do much; but with that said it wasn’t unbearable as they gave me a hot water bottle every night – would just suggest that they leave it in the room so that the guests can fill it themselves as needed. Overall I give them a raging ten out of ten. The location is great as it is literally walking distance from the restaurants, coffee shops, retails shops and mall. I would really recommend anyone to go here. Referred a colleague to them and he is staying there this week. Hope to see you guys again soon. Many blessings.

cedine a, Oudtshoorn – June 2018

They will make you feel like home

I was in Stellenbosch for a conference, and Albarosa was one of the places recommended by the organizers. I couldn’t have chosen a better place. I felt like home. They were amazing accommodating my eating habits (I’m a vegan). Every day, I had someone knocking on my door making sure that I did not need anything. There is a plug adaptor in the room, so don’t worry if you forgot yours! Gert, the owner, offered a shuttle service from/to Cape Town Airport or any other place in town. He gave me a tour of Stellenbosch the day I arrived and told me lots of stories about the place. He even recommended the best route to get to the university 😉 Nomtha and Sandress, took care of me every morning during breakfast, and they are amazing cooks, and super sweet people.

Elena G, Laguna Beach – June 2018


The Albarosa guest house was the perfect place for my stay in Stellenbosch. I was travelling to South Africa for the first time and I was alone. I felt very welc

laura658264, Montreal, Canada – May 2018

Excellent service

Location is excellent and in my case even better because my daughter’s hostel are across the street Mattress were to flat – can be replace Abel and his friend are friendly and helpful and giving excellent service Breakfast was great each morning.

wilna292, Windhoek, Namibia – May 2018

Great stay at Albarosa Guesthouse

My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Albarosa Guesthouse. We found the service, cleanliness and location to be superb. The breakfasts are delicious and the beds very comfortable.We will definitely stay there again.

justinkS2069WV – Durban, South Africa, May 2018

Wonderful host

Gert from Albarosa is a wonderful host whom made everything fit perfectly for our working team seeking an overnight stay in Stellenbosch. Although I would most certainly recommend that couples go to this lovely guesthouse, as it so luxurious and quiet, with all facilities you could possibly require. The Breakfast we had was a spread and a half, we will definitely make use of the Albarosa Guesthouse again and recommend it to all

nita566 – April 2018

Really nice guest house, perfect located

I have been 3 weeks in albarosa guest house this march and had an amazing stay there. Started every day with the small but nice breakfast, including a cup of fresh prepared fruits for every guest. They also prepare kind of “special” wishes for you ( Omelette, different style eggs, toasts) The stuff was one of the friendly I have ever met! The rooms were very clean and high-grade equipped, appartements with kitchen nicely surrounded by a small garden with a pool. The access to Stellenbosch Centre is very easy, just 3 minutes walk.

Tobia L – March 2018

Beyond perfect

Everything was great. The staff including the hotel manager was really helpful and friendly. Location of the hotel is very good. You can walk everywhere and it is safe even at night. It is five minutes from the university. There are a lot of cafes and restaurants nearby. You can walk to the restaurants and shops. Breakfast was really good and it is not self service. Rooms are nice and cosy. Wifi is good. we had the internet access inside and outside the hotel. I stayed for five days and it is a hotel where you wish to stay longer.

sturkyilmaz – Eskisehir, Turkey, March 2018

Wonderful place in the heart of Stellenbosch

I stayed at the Albarosa Guesthouse for two nights in January. The guesthouse was an oasis in this bustling town. I stayed in the History room, which was situated at the back, with a view of the garden. The room was very quiet, the bed was nice and the bathroom was spacious. I enjoyed the service of the staff. Breakfast was included in the price of the room, and turned out to be very fresh and filling. I will certainly return when visiting Stellenbosch next time.

WilHOegstgeest – Oegstgeest, February 2018