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Oude Werf Hotel

30 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly d'Ouwe Werf Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Stellenbosch, South Africa
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a local tour guide I have the privilege to visit Oude Werf Hotel often when picking tourists up for a day in the Winelands. Always greeted by friendly staff at the front door( Cyril & Ivan) and very efficient reception staff. The hotel went through some renovations the last couple of years and it truly makes a big difference... More 

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Elanie F, General Manager at Oude Werf Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Anel, Thank you so much for your kind words – especially appreciated coming from someone in the industry. We hope to be able to treat you to lunch in our restaurant on your next visit. Please do let us know and we will gladly arrange it. Many thanks again. More 

Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I spent two nights at Oude Werf and loved every minute of it. The modern rooms looking out on the courtyard pool are quiet and very well appointed. Service is friendly and genuine (though knowledge of local restaurants could be improved). The food (dinner and breakfast) is wonderful and creative. The cozy lounge/bar area in the old part of the... More 

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Elanie F, General Manager at Oude Werf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and lovely comment – we are so happy to hear that you loved your rooms and the restaurant’s food. Thank you for pointing out that our team could improve on their local knowledge – we will raise this and work on bettering this. More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not so long ago on the 24th of April 2015, my partner and I went to Oude Werf hotel restaurant in Stellenbosch Central. Having ordered our meals, we were barely through one glass of wine before the main course arrived; at most, it had been 10 minutes. We thought this was very strange. The steak was fairly good but the... More 

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Elanie F, General Manager at Oude Werf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to comment. We are aware of this incident, and our Chef Albert was in contact with your partner shortly afterwards and provided comprehensive feedback on the alleged incident. As two chefs ate from the same risotto dish and were absolutely fine, we suggested that it was perhaps the richness of... More 

Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is located on busy Church street, excellently located for shopping and dining. We loved the location and loved the people. Step out the front door onto the bustling street and you are seconds away from shopping, dining and just strolling around in the beautiful town. Valet parking in the building.

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Elanie F, General Manager at Oude Werf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely feedback – we are thrilled that we could serve as a central base for your Stellenbosch adventures – we look forward to welcoming you again soon! More 

Western Cape, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only checked in after midnight. It is a beautiful hotel and very well situated in Stellenbosch. The service was good as the porter assisted with the luggage at such a late hour. Spacious room and comfortable beds.

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Elanie F, General Manager at Oude Werf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words – we are so happy to have hosted you and given you a memorable stay in Stellenbosch. More 

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269 reviews 269 reviews
41 hotel reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel is located in the centre of Stellenbosch amidst numerous small bars, cafes and bistros. The streets are extremely busy and are mostly one way, so our driver had a challenge parking anywhere close to the entrance. The bellmen were there instantly to assist with our luggage. The check-in was quick and easy, but as we were early the... More 

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Elanie F, General Manager at Oude Werf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and taking the time to comment. We are so happy to hear that our staff were a memorable part of your stay – we will definitely pass your feedback on to them. Our chef has been in contact with your wife about the risotto she ate, as no other guests were ill after eating this.... More 

London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was absolutely beautiful. The perfect modern classic mix. The front desk staff were very helpful! We were a bit disappointed initially, since on our booking, we'd requested champagne, since we were on our honeymoon. We'd also requested a double bed, not two singles. Neither of these requests were fulfilled. This was quickly seen to though, once we'd alerted... More 

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Elanie F, General Manager at Oude Werf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback – we are so happy to hear you liked your room, and that our team gave you a proper welcome! We are so sorry about your room mix up – we have investigate this, and discovered that your room was changed on the system, but the accompanying notes relating to the MCC and bed set... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

Although the hotel is presented beautifully, and the location is more than ideal, they have somehow managed to neglect the most basic of services. Now, I can forgive much for a beautiful room, but when my breakfast arrives and its the disaster presented at Oudewerf, you get a little disgruntled. How do you screw up breakfast? Bacon thats been steamed... More 

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Elanie F, General Manager at Oude Werf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment and provide your feedback. While we are happy to hear you liked the new look of the hotel, we are disappointed to hear of your breakfast experience. Could you please let us know whether you raised this with the manager on duty? Regardless, we will raise your comments with our restaurant team... More 

edinburgh
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32 reviews 32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Nice hotel good service as I keep losing my room card staff had no problem resetting it a lot of times thank you room was great large beds great nice large tv.beds turned down at night and a chocolate at night laundry done 1st class fast and efficient nice location ,good cafe just across the street called java great stay... More 

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Elanie F, General Manager at Oude Werf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely comment, we are so glad we could host you as part of your tour. We hope to be able to welcome you back to Stellenbosch soon! More 

West Linton, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Great place to stay, very central. Had a problem with the door to the balcony not locking, unable to fix easily so changed room to another better room. Enjoyed being able to get to the vineyards easily. Plenty of bars and reatuarants within a few minutes walk. Really good breakfast to start the day. Staff very helpful but John is... More 

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Elanie F, General Manager at Oude Werf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment. We are sorry that there were hassles with the balcony door, but are glad that were managed to upgrade your room as a result. We’re thrilled that breakfast was a highlight for you – we all need a good start to our day! John is one of our absolute stars – we will hang on... More 

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