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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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Utrecht
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68 reviews 68 reviews
30 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked a room for our stay in Stellenbosch. Hotel is newly renovated and the rooms are very modern and really well designed. Hotel is right in the center of town and you can park your car under the building by valet parking for free. Liked the room and the poolarea. Small but what can you expect in the center of... More 

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

Thank you for your feedback. While we are glad that the hotel was up to standard, and the renovations a success, we do apologise for the issues you experienced with the wifi, and the subsequent interaction with reception. We have investigated and discovered that the newly installed CCTV cameras that were incorrectly programmed on the same gateway line as the... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very high standard new rooms. Very nice design! Newly renovated rooms! Perfect location in town. Very helpful staff. Strongly recommend this hotel! Will definitely stay here next time i visit south africa! !!

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

Dear Alexander, Thank you for your kind words – we are thrilled to hear you approve of our renovations and changes. We look forward to hosting you on your next visit to South Africa. Many thanks. More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were guests here for 5 nights, and wanted to stay longer! De Oude Werf is an established hotel that has recently been renovated, and we were fortunate enough to be in one of the new suites - very well appointed and beautifully designed by Les Harbottle's interior design studio. The bathroom in particular is worth a 5 star rating.... More 

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

Thank you so much for your feedback – and for spending five nights with us. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and approved of our new rooms and the renovations that have taken place. We hope we will have the privilege of welcoming you back, should you return to Stellenbosch More 

Guernsey, United Kingdom
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37 reviews 37 reviews
15 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we have stayed here on numerous occasions over the past 10 yrs on our way along the Garden Route. It has a great location and used to offer characterful accommodation at a good price. It did need upgrading but we still loved it for its charm. This year they carried out extensive work. We stayed in September when it was... More 

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

Thank you for your comment and feedback. Unfortunately due to the building being a national heritage site – combined with the steelworkers’ strike – meant renovations took longer than anyone could anticipate. However, all the changes have been met with positive comments from guests – we are sorry that they have not been to your taste. We will raise your... More 

Hong Kong, China
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
31 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A great hotel right in the centre of Stellenbosch. This hotel combines old world charm with relaxed modern elegance. The room was well appointed and comfortable, we even had a little terrace over looking the pool - and excellent spot to enjoy a bottle of wine! The breakfast was very good and combined healthy with guilty holiday pleasures. For me... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words and lovely feedback – and mostly, for choosing us as your Stellenbosch ‘home’. We will pass on our words of praise to our staff – thank you again. More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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111 reviews 111 reviews
17 hotel reviews
151 helpful votes 151 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A beautifully renovated hotel in central Stellenbosch close to restaurants, shops and historical buildings. The deluxe bedroom was very comfortable with a gorgeous bathroom (huge shower and bath). There is a small pool and garden area (rather inadequate for the hotel size) as well as good parking. The bar area is attractively decorated and relaxed. The breakfast was wonderful as... More 

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

Thank you for your kind words – we are glad you found your room comfortable. We have noted your comment about the gluten-free options for breakfast, and will discuss this with our chef. Many thanks. More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were so looking forward to booking in to the oldest hotel in South Africa. We pictured old world charm and high standards. Unfortunately it was not to be. The hotel had become an understudy for the building site from hell. No lifts but plenty of drilling and even more dust. Our slight remonstration fell on deaf ears at the... More 

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

Thank you for your comment. In December we reached the end of our 5 year, multi-million Rand renovations. We have endeavoured to communicate this to all guests – both via our website and upon booking – please accept our apologies if you were not made aware of this when you made your reservation. We would LOVE to have you back... More 

Johannesburg
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The restaurant was not as expected. The old restaurant (before the renovation) was much better. With all the nice interior, one would expect better quality food and service. Standard Burgers did not come with basic basitng sauce. The tables were not cleaned for a while after the tables left, which is not neat. The fish cakes were too small for... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your experience at the Oude Werf Restaurant. We do apologise that the meal was not up to your expectations and not the standard we are used to serving our guests. Chef Albert is looking into this and I guarantee he will ensure the team is at their best. Thank... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

I love this hotel. My husband and I return every year. It oozes charm from a bygone era, with a relaxing and warm atmosphere. Perfectly located to enjoy the vibrant cafe style dining that Stellenbosch is famous for. The service is special - we are always welcomed with a handwritten note welcoming us back. The food is excellent and the... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words – we are honoured that you continue to choose Oude Werf as your ‘home’ in Stellenbosch – we always look forward to hosting you. Many thanks again for your comment. More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

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

Thank you for your constructive feedback – we have noted your points regarding the croissants and the training of our waiters, and will raise these matters internally. We apologise for the break in communication regarding the renovations - we have tried to make all guests aware of the renovations when booking, but seem to have dropped the ball by not... 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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