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Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm

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Matjieskuil Farm, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the silver room which was so private and quiet. It's a big bedroom decorated with stylish and painted traditional furniture. The bathroom has a free standing bath with a beautiful view over the valley. The under floor tiles are heated. It is so clean and welcoming. The farm is next door and it's lovely to hear the cows.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I booked a girls weekend with our two young daughters, and were very pleasantly surprised by the eclectic decor and pretty gardens. Despite having been booked into the incorrect room, l was very happy to be there. That was until we met the manageress of this establishment. We had a misunderstanding, which I believe was a misrepresentation... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hawksmoor was delightfully different. We loved the antiques and beautiful surrounds and home from home approach. Very comfortable room with lots of little extras. Tv and games room and honesty bar in the cosy lounge. We stayed in the Beige room in the main house with huge fireplace. We booked a delicious meal at the big dining room table with... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm, responded to this review

Hi Helen! Thanks for taking the time to share your experience with us - and we're so happy we could make it an enjoyable one. The Beige room is super cosy, perfect for the cold Stellenbosch winters! We're glad you appreciate the little quirks and eccentricities that makes Hawksmoor truly unique, and that you got to sample some of Mannes's... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This past weekend my fiance and I spent one magical night at Hawksmoor House - what a treat! The room we stayed in was a good size and comfortably furnished and, a huge plus for a wintry Cape Town night, there was an ENORMOUS fireplace in the bedroom! As the storms raged outside, we were snug in our gorgeously appointed... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm, responded to this review

Hi there, Thanks so much for the glowing review - it's feedback like yours that make us strive to get better and better! We're so glad you and your fiance could take a relaxing break; it's often hard to find opportunities to spend real, quality time with the ones we love, as life gets busy! And when there's red wine... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

We booked ourselves in for a 1 night getaway to celebrate our 10 year anniversary. We couldn't have chosen a better place. The manor house is so incredible, you feel like you've been transported to another era. Every detail has gone into preserving the original homestead which is 300 years old. Petru and Mannes are the most hospitable hosts and... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm, responded to this review

Hi Michaela, Thanks so much - your words have put a big smile on our faces! We are so glad we could make your special occasion all the more special. Congratulations once again to you and your partner - we wish you many more happy years together. Hope to have you back again soon! All the best, The Hawksmoor Team More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Stayed here for a wedding with our two young children. The main house is beautiful, rustic chic and charming. Breakfast was very good - range of cereals, fruit, toast and cooked breakfast. Our room was in the dairy opposite the main house and it was nice and quiet, with lovely furniture and a luxury bathroom. The bridal suite was beautiful,... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm, responded to this review

Hi Claire! Thanks so much for the kind words - we're so glad you and your young ones enjoyed your stay with us. The Dairy Rooms are indeed the best place to experience the quiet garden tranquility that really helps one relax and unwind! We hope to have you back soon should you return to SA in the future. All... More 

Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

I can't believe I stayed in the same place as other recent reviewers! From our arrival where we were left to lug our own cases into our room, the full ashtray we found on our stoop, grubby bedding, coffee stains on the walls to the filthy table breakfast on which place settings were laid this was the real disappointment during... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm, responded to this review

Hi Carol, We're incredibly sad to hear of your experience at Hawksmoor House, as sounds as though it was not at all up to our usual standard. We'd like to offer our sincerest apologies at the troubles you experienced. Although reviews like this are hard to read, they remind us which areas to work on so we can make sure... More 

New York, New York, United States
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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

My sister, fiance, and I had an absolute dream of a stay at the Hawksmoor over Valentine's day weekend. After seeing discrete recommendations for this B&B in the New York Times, we decided to book for a one night stay during a trip to wine country (a quick 10 minute drive south) As this was all of our first time's... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm, responded to this review

Wow thanks! What a pleasure to read. It makes our hard work worthwhile when we read reviews like your one. We really appreciate your time and effort to review us on TripAdvisor. We’re so glad we were chosen to mould your first impressions of this part of the world and are thrilled you had such a wonderful time. Sometimes we... More 

Tamarin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

My wife loved the place and complained that we stayed only 3 nights. Except the view on fences we had from our room, everything was indeed quite perfect. A quiet place, close from everything (highway, Stellenbosch & Franschoek, but even Cape Town), with a great staff always there for you. We only had our breakfasts at Hawksmoor, great food, fresh... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you for your effort spent reviewing Hawksmoor on Tripadvisor. We are extremely glad you were cozy and comfortable in our rooms, garden and pool area and that Hawksmoor provided the perfect platform to rest, relax and rejuvenate. Your kind words really inspire us to keep up our standards that we are so proud of. We look forward... More 

Kampala
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

When our group arrived at Hawksmoor House we mostly didn't know what to expect but as soon as I laid eyes on the dirt track leading to the house I knew I was in for a nice, comfortable, farmhouse holiday. Booked in that far out of Cape Town because the city was full due to conventions and events, we thought... More 

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100roaringlions, Owner at Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm, responded to this review

Wow - what an absolute pleasure to read! This review paints such a wonderful picture of your stay with us. We thank you sincerely for taking the time to leave such a wonderful, articulate and detailed account of your visit. It's also filled with helpful tips for future guests, which is always excellent! Hawksmoor's idiosyncrasies can polarize people now and... More 

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