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Oude Werf Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   30 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly d'Ouwe Werf Hotel)
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Ranked #9 of 17 hotels in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Auckland, NZ
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After more than 200 yrs of hospitality the staff at Oude Werf Hotel in Stellenbosch have surely worked out how to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. The beds are large and very comfortable. Our room, although at street level was quiet (most of the time). The common areas are pleasant and furnished with newspapers and interesting books. Staff are... More

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Shayleen V, Front Office Manager at Oude Werf Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the wonderful feedback. We are so pleased to see that you had a memorable stay at Oude Werf Hotel. Our staff strive to deliver a warm & welcoming service. Our saying goes "we do everything out of love". Oude Werf Hotel is most definitely situated within the perfect location, in the heart of the wine-lands... More

kingston upon thames
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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel looks better in the pictures than in reality. The location is good but I was given an oak apartment which I didn't want. It overlooked a busy bar and was right at the back behind the main hotel. It is alarmed and gated which worried me. After refusing the room I was moved to the main building which... More

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surrey, b.c.
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Oude Werf Hotel is very central to the tourist bureau, amazing shops, wonderful restaurants and just down the block from the hotel is a shop that does excellent wine tasting. The staff bend over backwards to help you and are very friendly.

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Gibraltar
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was extremely disappointed with the standard of bedroom. We stayed in the Oak Apartments and if I had known how poor they were I wouldn't have booked them. On arrival my car was parked for me, the reception, delightful courtyard, pool area and restaurant lead me in to a false sense of security. The decoration in the restaurant was... More

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Wilmington, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hotel was very centrally located in Stellenbosch. Easy to walk to some wonderful restaurants and bars, and a great starting place for exploring wine country. We loved that it is very old, which makes it unique. The included breakfast was fabulous, and the pool/courtyard area was lovely. My only recommendation is to make sure you request a renovated room.... More

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CT
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We had a very nice 2 night stay just last week. The hotel is well located for pleasure travelers with nice cafes, restaurants, galleries, and shops on tree lined streets all in walking distance and a good central spot for jumping out to the vineyards nearby. The staff could not have been more helpful and nicer from check in, to... More

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Montreal, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We all loved this place. I organized a group of 14 people (friends and family) to enjoy the wine region in SA and this was our base hotel. Located right in the middle of the beautiful town of Stellenbosch it is easy to walk to main attractions. very well located, amazing breakfast included and really comfortable rooms makes a stay... More

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melbourne
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

A beautifully decorated old hotel which has both positives and negatives. Positives - aesthetically very pretty, centrally located, attentive staff, lovely restaurant Negatives - no lifts (find someone to carry your luggage), rooms a bit dingy (but clean), old air-conditioning which was very loud. We enjoyed it, but I think the room you are given could determine how comfortable your... More

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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed in this hotel during a recent visit to South Africa. We had possibly the worst room we ever had in any hotel; the shower was dirty, with black mould on the walls, and the toilet was nearer brown than white. It was dingy. We were in one of the rooms in the old part of the hotel, and... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

An historic hotel and its age is one of its handicaps. Bedrooms have aircon but not all of the rest of the hotel. No lift but I am told that one is to be installed next year. Parking is by valet because of the lack of space which can mean that your car is elsewhere in the town. Central location... More

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Additional Information about Oude Werf Hotel

Also Known As:
Country Inn Stellenbosch
Stellenbosch Country Inn
Address: 30 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly d'Ouwe Werf Hotel)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Stellenbosch
#7 Luxury Hotel in Stellenbosch
#9 Family Hotel in Stellenbosch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oude Werf Hotel 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Established in 1802, Oude Werf is South Africa's oldest and most historic hotel and has defined hospitality and fine dining for centuries. Our guests enjoy the wonders of the Cape Winelands from the repose of our luxurious accommodation, situated in the historical core of the university town of Stellenbosch, only 50km from Cape Town, 25km from the sea and surrounded by beautiful mountains. Stellenbosch is famous as the premier wine region of South Africa.Located on vibrant Church Street, Oude Werf retains the graceful ambience of Georgian style throughout. Soft hues and antique furniture have been tastefully aligned with the comforts of modern living to create a calm haven from which to base your exploration of Stellenbosch.The hotel consists of 44 en suite bedrooms and 5 apartments (self catering,optional) which are individually styled with antiques collected over the years. Modern facilities, and staff who pride themselves on their friendly, personal and professional service, make each visit an enjoyable and memorable one.Our landmark 1802 Restaurant - now a beautifully redesigned 'modern-meets-vintage' bistro, with vine- covered courtyard and indoor fireside - is called "Liefde" ("Love", in Afrikaans). It serves homey, Cape classics, made with love…and a contemporary gourmet twist from chef, Albert van der Loo, matched with vintages from our world-famous wine region. ... more   less 
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