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Oude Werf Hotel

4.0 of 5 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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Pretoria, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stellenbosch is one of the oldest towns in South Africa and what better way to explore all the gems and treasures this town has to offer, than staying right in the heart of it. You are within walking distance from quaint restaurants, boutique arts and craft shops and fashion shops. The breakfast is fabulous with a spread of freshly baked... More 

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3 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have stayed at Oude Werf before and it was fabulous. We booked two rooms for our daughters graduation in December as we really like the hotel. Unfortunately when we booked we were not informed that there were renovations on the go. Serious renovations. Our two rooms faced Church Street and we were woken up at 12.35 am with workers... More 

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Spijkenisse
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in a refurbished room, very modern and well decorated right in front of the pool. Breakfast is served in the garden and is just fine! Situated in the centre of Stellenbosch next to nice little wine bars this hotel is an excellent place to stay!

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

Thank you so much for your comment. We are glad you were able to experience one of our newly renovated bedrooms – we hope you will be able to join us again in the new year, once all the other facets of the hotel are completed – including a small museum area, a lift and water features. Many thanks again. More 

Gauteng , South Africa
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45 reviews 45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have being staying at this hotel for a while now and are really enjoying our stay here. Staff are very friendly, efficient and very attentive. It’s centrally situated in the town of Stellenbosch close to the bar and restaurants. Reception staff are quick and efficient. Rooms are great. Very modern with all the amenities. We like the insect repellent... More 

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

Dear Tash, Thank you for your lovely comment – and for your loyalty to Oude Werf Hotel. Thank you for your suggestion regarding the breakfast area – we will investigate the various options available and see what we can do to make guests more comfortable. We hope to be able to welcome you back once renovations are completed in the... More 

Brentwood, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights having walked in off the street and got a good rate.... Probably because the hotel is being refurbished. Despite the refurb the stay was superb, the staff were excellent and very accommodating and professional but with that nice relaxed SA style. The rooms are contemporary and well furnished, the beds very comfortable and the... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback – we value any areas in which we can improve. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay during our renovations, and hope you will consider a return visit when they are completed in the near year. Our new restaurant opened on 1 December – along with an updated breakfast menu – which will... More 

Roodepoort, South Africa
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98 reviews 98 reviews
41 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel is situated in a great area – surrounded by trees, street cafés and in the middle of the Stellenbosch vibe. Yes, the hotel is undergoing renovations and promises of great new thing and improvements. But, despite the renovations, some things should always be in a 4-star hotel (like smoked salmon at breakfast and good coffee in the room!).... More 

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

Dear Ms Davis Thank you so much for your constructive feedback on Tripadvisor as well as on our guest questionnaire. We value your feedback and I am happy to report that all the things you mentioned are current operational projects we are working on. We have beautiful brand new Nespresso machines sitting in our storeroom, ready to delight our guests.... More 

Pietermaritzburg
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

We spent one night here and the service was awful and the staff rude and overall so disappointing. My children will be going to Stellies next year so I am potentially a great client but that will be my last visit. They were doing renovations - they have missed the boat with their new rooms - it was noisy and... More 

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

Dear Penny I would love to investigate into your comments. Sadly we can not find any of your contact details on our system. Will you be so kind as to confirm your surname as well as the dates you have travelled? That will help me to find out what went wrong during your stay at Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch. I... More 

Canberra
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

We stayed here for a couple of nights. It was a quaint hotel, though currently doing some renovations so only available for breakfasts. The location was right in the middle of the small town so we were able to walk around to find shopping, places to eat/drink etc. The rooms were lovely ... though the glass/opaque showers are not very... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

The one thing that stood out for me at this hotel was the service - every single person we came into contact with at the hotel were helpful and friendly, and went the extra mile. It was really lovely to have that experience. At the time of our stay there were renovations still being finished, but we knew about it... More 

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Somerset West, South Africa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Forty years ago when I was a student Oude Werf was a favourite for scones and tea. Since then I discovered it is so much more. Can't wait to see it once all the renovations have been completed. Lovely combination of really old structure, patches of 200 year old bare clay wall and new, innovative design, great food and service... More 

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Address: 30 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly d'Ouwe Werf Hotel)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oude Werf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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Also Known As:
Country Inn Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Country Inn
Hotel Style:
#7 Luxury Hotel in Stellenbosch

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