5 Seasons Guest House – an oasis of peace and tranquillity in Stellenbosch

5 Seasons Guest House

I was very impressed by the hospitality at 5 Seasons Guest House during my recent trip to the historic town of Stellenbosch.

This 4-Star establishment is located in a quiet, upmarket area of Stellenbosch – just five minutes from the town centre. During your visit to the area, you can expect to meet the town’s friendly locals at a host of lively local events – from art, music and history to outdoor pursuits.

The Stellenbosch area also has natural scenery that will rival even the area’s famed, fine grapes.

On arrival, my colleague and I were warmly greeted at the entrance by Lee, the Junior Assistant Manager at 5 Seasons Guest House. Our accommodation for the night was their luxurious Executive Suite. We found a complimentary Sherry tray and a welcome note – which was very thoughtful of them.

Inside, the guest house is decorated in warm, earthy tones. Our two-person suite was upstairs and came with a lounge and dining area, which can entertain six guests; a private entrance, DStv; safe; air-conditioning and free Wi-Fi access.

There was also a semi-equipped kitchenette with a fridge. I found this suite suitable for long-stay guests or those, who need more privacy and space.

The bedroom was elegantly decorated and furnished with a King-size bed and a full, en-suite bathroom. You could not miss the attention to detail that if found throughout the guest house.

Chanel, the Manager, and her friendly staff will welcome you in their cozy dining area for breakfast. There is also an option to sit outside on the terrace. Each morning, a cold buffet or warm breakfast is made to your order or choice. I can recommend their vegetarian omelets!  

Your host and guest house owner, Siebrits Laker, says “We take pride in sharing our little secrets about the area with our guests and we will be able to recommend you the best places to suit your taste.”

Accommodation at 5 Seasons Guest House

After a wonderful day exploring Stellenbosch and its surrounds, you will come back to your suite, where comfort and attentive service awaits you. There are nine accommodation choices – one Executive Suite, two Luxury Rooms; three Classic Rooms; one Classic Loft Room; one Two-Room Cottage and one Basic Standard Room. All are elegantly decorated and spacious.

These units have separate entrances and a balcony/terrace; en-suite bathroom with shower and/or bath tub; TVs with DStv; safe deposit boxes; aircon towers and heaters; Wi-Fi; coffee/tea facilities; luxury skin products and hairdryers; complimentary welcome Sherry; minibars. Some of the rooms have a kitchen.

Please note that the upstairs rooms will require you to use steep outside steps, so if you have walking difficulties, please opt for a downstairs room.

See their accommodation rates HERE.

Facilities at 5 Seasons Guest House

From the first day, 5 Seasons will ensure you won’t miss home. To aid your relaxation, there is a saltwater pool set in lush, peaceful gardens.

They also serve delectable Continental & English breakfasts to get you ready for your day. Laundry services; secure parking; airport pick-up and restaurant transfers; wine tours; restaurant bookings and golf lessons and bookings of tee-off times are all meant to ensure you have the best time during your stay at 5 Seasons Guest House.

Whatever you might need, they will be happy to arrange it for you!

Things to do in Stellenbosch

The 5 Seasons Guest House is the ideal base to discover Stellenbosch and its surroundings. The area is a paradise for all four seasons, and especially for the fifth – your holidays!

There are markets to experience, museums to see, tours as well as other fun and exciting adventure activities in this famous Cape Winelands town.

Reviews from previous 5 Seasons Guest House guests

“We stayed at 5 Seasons to celebrate our Anniversary. What an absolutely awesome experience! Relaxing by the pool with a glass of champagne – so peaceful! Staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was amazing and beautifully decorated. And the next morning, we were treated to a lovely breakfast in the dining room. Thank you for making our Anniversary extra special,” wrote Ricci on their TripAdvisor page.

lsteen466469 added; “This was a first to be on ‘WhatsApp terms’ with the establishment, but it made arrangements so much easier as our flight was delayed for hours and we arrived very late at night, just to be greeted by very friendly staff who waited up for us. Then when we had to leave before breakfast was served days later, we were surprised with a tray with cold eats left in our room the night before.”

“We took our American friends there and they loved it. The rooms were lovely, ample parking, friendly hostess Chanel. My husband often uses 5 Seasons for his business trips, so we knew we were going to the best,” said hverma125099.

The 5 Seasons Guest House is located at 60 Van der Stel Street, Mostertsdrift, Stellenbosch. Call 021 886 6159 or email info@5-seasons.co.za. Alternatively, you can do your bookings online HERE. Visit them online at www.5-seasons.co.za. Here is their location on Google Maps.


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