"Great Experience , Very friendly hosts"
"We had a great stay and very personal service. Felt right at home and the breakfast was delicious! Definitely recommend people to stay here. "
"We stayed two nights at Mavilla and it was very comfortable. It was a pity that the weather was raining as we didn't get chance to try out the pool area or even sit on the balcony of our room. Breakfast was an english breakfast and was more than ample food. Tea and coffee was not available in the..."more
"Baie dankie vir al die gasvryheid. Dankie ook vir 'n baie netjiese kamer. Ons was beindruk en sal beslis weer daar tuisgaan as die geleentheid hom voordoen. Net spyt ons moes so vroeg vertrek."
"The owner is extremely welcoming and helpful and really makes her guests feel at home. The property is lovely. It has character and all the bedrooms are and carefully and tastefully furnished. There is a secluded fairly large swimming pool which I think is an essential when visiting anywhere in So..."more
"I had a very pleasant stay at Mavilla. My hostess were very very friendly and everything clean and comfortable."
"Enjoyed our stay very well treated."
"Very nice and comfortable room, delicious breakfast, warm and friendly hosts."
"Comfortable accommodation and friendly service!"
"A very charming guest house with very nice hosts. Child friendly and helpful. Home away from home."
"Lovely hosts. A lot of information about good wineries. Good accommodation near Cape Town."
"A great base from which to visit the vineyards. Vic and Esme were friendly and helpful, looking up directions for us. The rooms were clean and had some lovely finishing touches. It was a plearure to stay there."
"Excellent! Very nice place, well appointed, and clean. Esme the perfect hostess, great breakfast. Certainly a place to return to. Well situated to shops, Volkskombuis and the Varsity."
"Wow! What a great stay. So comfortable and such quality. will be back and, of course, will recommend to all our friends. "
"It was good and enjoyable."
"We had a very nice stay and very likely will come back sometime in the future. I would happily recommend this place to others. The hosts are very nice, warm, friendly and helpful, the location is nice, quiet but close to everything and secure, and room was very comfortable as well."
"Very friendly, beautiful furniture. Lovely place to stay."
"All I can say is splendid. Ten out of ten would be an under achievement. Mavilla deserves 12 out of ten on my score card. What a lovely place to stay. Quiet, beautiful garden, elegant clean rooms and friendly host in Vic and Esmie. Mavilla has the complete package. If couples look to get away from t..."more
"Como su nombre lo dice es una maravilla la atencion del primer momento , tuvimos que cambiar los planes y adelantar unanoche la estancia reservada y lo cambiaron sin problemas..
una familia muy atenta y comenzamos haciendo la ruta del vino desde temprena . un abrazo grande
ir a comer ..."
"Comfortable and enjoyable. The hosts were very friendly and helpful."
"The Hugo's are indeed a real down to earth couple who understand a guest's needs - lovely bed gives a good night's rest, clean linen that invites use, delicious caring breakfast that gives a good start to a day and a positive attitude towards their town and their people that inspires one to move aro..."more
"We had a ball!! Met a crackling Irish couple... well Martin is Irish and his wife Ineka is Dutch. Next night we met 2 German couples. They say that Brits and Germans don't get on ... no way Pedro ...we got on like a house on fire speaking a mixture of German, English with a smattering of French ..."more
"We were happy to be at Mavilla Guesthouse. Very friendly people, helpful. The rooms are very clean with beautiful interior design. The value, when you except Stellenbosch-rates, is excellent. With the car 5 minutes into the centre of Stellenbosch. When we will come back to Stellenbosch, Mavilla Gues..."more
"Vic and Esme were excellent hosts and immediately made me feel at home.
I would definitely recommend Mavilla to fellow travellers. "
"We only stayed for one night, but the guesthouse was nice and clean. The room was small, but very comfortable and en suite. Convenient location to the main part of town."
"Well located within 1.5 kilometres of the Town Centre. The B/B was very clean and well appointed and our hosts certainly went out of there way to make our stay comfortable. We would certainly stay at 'Mavilla' again when in the area and would recommend it to other's."
"Excellent - great hospitality, clean, neat, centrally located, will definitely stay there again!"
"We booked the entire guest house for the weekend. It was a wonderful 'home-away from home' experience and Esme was a wonderful hostess. She went out of her way to accommodate our group (6 adults and 6 children) and even though we literally 'took over' she was very friendly and patient with the child..."more
" We stayed four nights at the Maville Stellenbosch Guest House. The owners are welcoming, friendly and made us feel right at home during our stay in Stellenbosch area. The accommodations were clean and offered privacy with the ensuite in each bedroom. The balcony and sitting area allowed for quiet e..."more
"Willing people. Nice room which was very clean."
"Made very welcome, lovely hosts,excellent breakfast, bedroom a little small."
"We enjoyed our stay very good hospitality,good breakfasts. Vic and Esme made us feel very welcome. Would definitely stay there again."
"We were very impressed with the friendly service, homely atmosphere and excellent accommodation - to be recommended."
" what wonderful hosts! we really appreciated the personal touches... "
"Were made to feel at home by both Vic & Esme, and Esme's small touches to the guest house, rooms and her breakfasts were absolutely terrific. Felt well and truly spoilt. We know where to stay when next we are in Stellenbosch."
"We only wish we could have stayed longer! Esme went out of her way to help us with additional needs, eg braai on our first night where she provided us with everything we needed, ironing which we needed for the wedding, etc. Vic was also very attentive and helpful whenever we saw him."
"Great hospitality, calm and warm atmosphere, good breakfast. Rooms are furnished romantically and in harmony with the architecture of the house, pool is nice and cool and next to a shady place to rest. I only stayed a couple of days, but it felt like a long, peaceful holiday."
"Perfect in every way!"
"Everything was to our liking and the hosts were very accommodating with all our special needs. It was as if staying at home.
"Great Service, Great Location, only downside was the creaking bed which was easily overlooked as we had a Great time.
Thank you to Vic and Esme"
"Thank you very much, you made us feel at home and the accommodation was fantastic."
"Thanx for the service. We did indeed enjoy our stay at Mavilla. Vic and Esme were the perfect hosts. "
"Thank you very much to Vic and Esme, it was lovely!
The friendliness is truly South African, you do us proud.!
The antique furniture is georgeous, the stay was short but sweet."
"It was a most enjoyable stay, with Vic and Esme the perfect, most friendly hosts. "
"VERY nice and friendly hosts! We had misunderstood the distance somewhat, assuming one could walk into the town centre, but the info is rather that it takes a few minutes by car. Otherwse accurate info."
"Absolutely delightful! Our room was exquisite, with such attention to detail and full of personal touches. We stayed for 2 nights, couldn't bare to leave and begged to stay on another night! Vic is full of great suggestions for dinner or a day trip and the breakfast's were exceptional! SO friend..."more
"We were treated like members of the family by our hosts Vic & Esme making our stay a memorable one."
"Mavilla was perfect for us because it was easy walking distance to a mall that had a post office, grocery store, and a good Italian restaurant that served as a sports bar, too. We could also walk to several other restaurants as well as downtown Stellenbosch. The hosts were wonderful and full of co..."more
"Friendly and extremely helpful host and hostess, lovely home, wonderful night's sleep. We congratulate them on the success of their guesthouse and wish them every success. Will definitely recommend people to stay at Mavilla!"
"de mensen van mavilla in stellenbosch zijn zo aardig en gastvrij.
dat zeker alle lof hen toekomt.
dat je zeker als je naar afrika gaat deze mensen zult gaan bezoeken.
alle foto,s op hun site kloppen tot in detail.
het guest house kunnen we zeker aan iedereen aanbevelen ..."
"Extremely helpful and informative host and hostess. First floor lounge area was an asset."
"This place is so comfortable, with very helpful and friendly hosts, one could imagine staying here for a long time"
"We had a wonderful stay at Mavilla Guest Lodge.
We were made to feel very welcome by Vic and Esme and the accommodation was more than adequate.
Thanks and see you soon."
"We had an awesome stay with Vic and Esme - they were so friendly and hospitable. Nothing was ever too much to ask - and we asked for lots especially after the Cape Epic - washing, bike storage, extra breakfast etc.. They definitely went the extra mile...even bought a brand new camp cot for our 17 mo..."more
"This is a good place to stay. Comfortable, clean, safe and good neighbourhood. The owners are very friendly and will make you feel at home. I recommend it. Thanks for everything.
"It was so nice to stay at house, and we where helped with a lost suitcase. Nice discussions with the owner. Love to be back. "
"Our stay felt like home, because the accommodation was very comfortable. Esme was a real sweetheart telling us to which restaurants to eat at and places to see. The location is also conveniently situated it took us not more than 5 minutes to get where we needed to be. The bedrooms was decorated so c..."more
"I enjoyed my stay at Mavilla. Esme and Vic really went out of their way to accommodate me and I’m thankful for that. The rooms was spacious, well equipped and well kept. I loved the environment and I really had a great time."
"Thoroughly enjoyable. Clean and quaint rooms offer a cozy environment. Wonderful welcoming service from the owners. "
"Thank you very much Vic and Esme for your hospitality. It was pleasant to have spent time at your home when my daughter was not well and she felt better in the comfort of your home.
The bed was very comfortable and we slept very well. The place is close to everything that we needed includin..."
"A very pleasant stay in a clean and well run B&B in a quiet area. Esme' and Vic were both very helpful."
"We were made to feel very welcome by Esme and Victor who run this B&B. From the moment we arrived we felt at home. Esme entertained us with her charming sense of humor and sparkling personality. Seeing to our every need was no problem for her. We felt like staying at Mavilla forever. The house is ta..."more
"We had a very pleasant stay at Mavilla and enjoyed our interaction with our host and hostess! They were very entertaining."
"On arrival at the guest house I mentioned that I was not feeling well.
The owner knocked on our door to see that I was okay and asked whether she could get me anything for my cough. It also rained heavily on the Friday when we went out for dinner to celebrate our anniversary, and she insisted th..."
"Wonderful stay at Mavilla. Will definitely make use of you again and recommend to others."
"We had a great stay and will make use of you again. We will recommend to others."
We enjoyed our stay.
Thank you for accommodating us."
"First timer and we enjoyed our stay at Mavilla. The room and leisure area were neat and spacious. Breakfast was to standard and served on time. Esme and Vic are very nice people and we will definitely stay there again in future."
"My view in a few words which you can use as a motto:
"This guesthouse is even better than your own home. Come and give it a go"
Blessings to you
"I had a pleasant stay and would recommend to others looking for accommodation in Stellenbosch."
"We had a good stay at this guesthouse and would recommend it to others."
"Enjoyed our stay and we were treated with friendly professionalism. Our Hostess displayed tactful warmth and care. We would certainly recommend Mavilla to others! "
"We would definitely stay here again and I would recommend it to others. It was a very good value and everything about the place was just right. Upon arriving in Stellenbosch with not much forethought, we soon found out decent accommodation at a fair price is hard to come by. But after finally findin..."more
"Upon arrival I received a friendly greeting that made it feel more like I’m home than a guesthouse. I was shown to my room and asked what time I would like to have breakfast and then I was left alone.
It was a pleasure to go about my normal routine without feeling like a stranger in someone..."
"Delightful hosts! Creative, delicious breakfasts and real Southern African hospitality. Vic and Esme went out of their way to see that I was comfortable and enjoying my stay. The room was very comfortable and well furnished with wonderful water pressure! But the highlight was the owners' delightful ..."more
"We stayed in the smallest room "Victoria", which was really adequate for two people! The room was nicely decorated.
Our hosts Esmé and Vic were very nice, and explained us all we wanted to know, and more about the region, where to go, and where not.
The (cooked) breakfast was basic, but good..."
"Last Wednesday evening our niece got married at Molenfliet just outside Stellenbosch, and we had the pleasure of spending two nights at Mavilla, which I'd found on the RoomsForAfrica website. From the moment we arrived at the gate on Tuesday morning, and were greeted first by the formidable resident..."more
"Very clean and spacious accommodation. Fine breakfast. Very friendly hostess. Would stay there again."
"It's a very nice home. The owners are making your stay very pleasant. It's a clean and comfortable house with a swimming pool. You can make use of the fridge, internet and coffee/tea can be made the whole day. The breakfast is great. The house is about 3 km from the centre of Stellenbosch. A great p..."more
"What a delightful place! Vic and Esme made us so welcome - and Esme provided beautifully cooked breakfasts, different every day, with a special vegetarian version for Andrew. The room was delightful - comfortable bed, nice ensuite, lovely decor, little private balcony - and we had the use of an ex..."more
"Thank you so much, Vic, Esme, your 10 feline and 2 canine companions for your amazing hospitality. The rooms were clean, tidy, quiet and very cute, breakfast was delicious and even our washing was done. The 5 minute walk to the supermarket, at the end of the road, was really handy and Stellenbosch h..."more
"The hospitality was warm and friendly and all our needs were met and it is certainly somewhere we would happily stay over again."
"We had a lovely clean room. Mavilla is well located, close to the town centre in a very nice suburb of Stellenbosch. The host was a delight and made every effort to make guests welcome with sweet little touches like rosebuds on towels and napkins at breakfast.
Good value for money. We only ..."
"The B&B was ok for us because we were situated near the city of Stellenbosch and the wine route.
The owner was kind and always ready to help.
We stayed in South Africa for more then 4 weeks and can say this B&B was ok. We didn’t need more!
"What a charming and welcoming place. Although a little bit away from the centre of town, it was nice, quiet and comfortable. "
"Esme is a wonderful hostess. Nothing is too much effort, we stayed three nights unintentionally sampling all the rooms, including the four poster. Very comfy, lovely breakfasts. Esme was able to fit us in an extra night and though it meant moving bedrooms it was no trouble for her.
Some extras t..."
"What a lovely place to have stayed.A real home away from home. Everything was superb,the attention to detail,beautifully and stylishly decorated,the scrumptious breakfast and ofcourse the wonderful hosts Vic and Es.Thank you Mavilla,cant wait for my next visit!"
"Mavilla is a great place to stay. Great value for money. Topclass.
Thanks to all the staff."
"Was given a warm welcome by the friendly owners. Room was of a good standard and had everything you will need. The breakfast in the morning was also nice, overall it is good value for money and is in central Stellies, what more could you want ;-)"
"We stayed for 5 nights in April 09 and had a wonderful time. The room was very comfortable and clean. The breakfasts great and the hosts brilliant. It is a very convenient location for visiting the Stellenbosch area."
"We had to stay for one night in Stellenbosch due to a wedding we had to attend. On arrival we were warmly greeted by Vic and Ester (the owners). Our accommodation was fresh and clean and our breakfast was quite sufficient. Vic and Ester have been in Stellenbosch for many years and if you need any ..."more
"Lovely home from home feeling. Hosts are friendly, unassuming and create a warm, relaxed atmosphere."
"Excellent B & B. The room downstairs is too little for two guests, but our stay was pleasant and Victor is so nice."
"Mavilla is a lovely quiet B&B nearby the centre of Stellenbosch. It is run by friendly couple who are dedicated to serve you in their best possible way. The rooms are nice and neat with their own bathroom with shower. We like our stay in Mavilla, which was a good home base to explore the surrounding..."more
"This place is nice and comfortable and the period decor. Really nice. Breakfasts were lovely, the rooms clean and well appointed and done in a lovely old Cape style. The location is quiet and convenient and an ideal base for the Wineland routes and Stellenbosch. The hosts are really friendly and hel..."more
"Our hosts were friendly and helpful and went out of their way to make our stay very comfortable. We can only recommend their guest house."
"We stayed here as part of our honeymoon tour. Our hosts were very welcoming and kind and made us feel very at home. They went out of their way to ensure we had a comfortable stay. Their house is spacious and clean and very central to the demands of Stellenbosch. We would recommend anyone to stay her..."more
"A very pleasant house with a beautiful decoration, guests charming, good restaurants nearby and the city centre nearby. Who could ask for more? A little expensive, however, given the size and equipment room
"Unfortunately I was only able to stay at Mavilla for one night (my husband for 2) but it was a real treat! From the moment we arrived at the front door our hosts (Esme initially) made sure that we were comfortable and right at home.
Having pre -arranged a slightly early arrival, our room ..."
"The owners were wonderful - very friendly and kind. Mavilla is a really great base for exploring the Western Cape. Lovely gardens and pool, and some great bargains to be had in the local markets, we bought a beautiful 30kg mahogany hippo called Stellenbosch! Enjoy."
"Outstanding value for money - the people are friendly and extremely accommodating. Excellent breakfast and the rooms are tastefully decorated.
"This establishment really went above and beyond. Their rooms are neat, tidy and it’s the friendliest people I've ever met - you can see they really love having you there. They are very helpful and see you as part of their family while living there. I would like to thank them for all their hospitalit..."more
"This Bed and Breakfast is situated in a quiet residential area but still within walking distance of the town of Stellenbosch. It was our first stop after picking up our car at Cape Town International Airport.
The hosts, Vic and Esme, made us feel most welcome, they are a lovely couple, very..."
"Nice place to stay some days. Rooms and lounge are very nicely decorated / furnished; Esmee and Vic are very nice hosts and will give you any advice you’ll need. Breakfasts are superb. Only drawback: noise from Strand Str. which is pretty close. Would stay again, thanks ;-)"
"Welcoming, clean and comfortable, with pool. Good value and handy for the town."
"A real homely place. Excellent friendly service that made one feel at home immediately. Will recommend it to any one we know visiting your fabulous country."
"Upon arrival we were greeted by the lady of the house, who couldn't have been nicer, showed us to our room and showed us the kitchen and then the pool, we went into town for dinner and when we came back our hosts, now including the man of the house offered us some wine and chatted with ourselves and..."more
"Nice place to stay at.
Clean and nice rooms.
I`ll be back."
"The owners are very friendly and welcoming. Great Location for the wineyards"
"We spent a couple of nights in Stellenbosch on honeymoon, and were made to feel very welcome at Mavilla. The room was comfortable, with a large bed and a view towards the mountains. Breakfast was excellent. Vic and Esme were very welcoming, and offered excellent suggestions of places to eat. The gue..."more
"The accommodation was brilliant and our hostess Esme was very friendly and helpful. I would recommend this accommodation to anyone.
We will definitely come and stay there again."
"We truly had a wonderful stay at Mavilla. Good food, excellent rooms and some good South African hospitality. We will always recommend Mavilla to our friends."
"Very nice cosy rooms. House is well located in a peaceful neighbourhood close to the historic centre of Stellenbosch. People very welcoming and willing to share about the history of the area.
I recommend the fire place during the cold winter nights."
"The first thing that struck me was the closeness to the town of Stellenbosch and Die Boord Centre as well as the wonderfully quiet and upmarket suburb that Mavilla is situated in. Directions were provided and the Guesthouse was a breeze to find.
Upon arrival at Mavilla either Vic or Esmé a..."
"Very special. Atmosphere is very familiar from sitting by the pool with the hosts to the opportunity to savour the local wine. The whole place is full of those small things from the antique furniture to those little things that make spending a night here a special experience. Very highly recommended..."more
"We enjoyed our stay at Mavilla Guesthouse very much. It was our last stop on our way back to Centurion after our trip through the Western Cape, and it did not dissappoint.
The owners made us feel exceptionally welcome, and they were also very helpful interms of places worth visiting in Ste..."
"What a pleasant surprise. The rooms are part of a modern house, private enough and the fan provides sufficient air flow for the room to be cool. The owner is exceptionally friendly and pleasant without being intrusive. Everything worked well that should work and the breakfast is superb. The pool..."more