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Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Matjieskuil Farm, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
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Ranked #24 of 101 Stellenbosch B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of spending a wintery night at Hawksmoor and from the time we arrived it was evident that this is a very special place. We were greeted warmly and offered tea and delicious Orange cake at the large dining table. The Manor house is beautifully restored and filled with antiques, but doesn't feel... More

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

Hi there, Wow - what a wonderful review! We love your style of writing and attention to detail, and your feedback left us with a massive smile on our faces. It looks like you found your stay very relaxing and left feeling invigorated, which is a huge plus in our books! It's always great when guests really get to experience... More

Somerset West, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On Sunday we ventured to Hawksmoor House to sample their recently advertised soup and cheese lunch. The venue is lovely (made even more special by the stunning winter weather on the day). On arrival we enjoyed a lovely port followed by casual banter and a stroll around the grounds. The manor house main table was beautifully decorated and the cheese... More

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

Hi Romy & Martin, We've been so excited about the beginning of our Cheese Lunches this winter, and reviews like yours make the time and effort very much worth it! Our lodge manager, Kirsten, is indeed an amazing chef and she will really appreciate your kind words. We are also very happy you got a chance to sample our wines... More

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

What an amazing experience, from the day we booked until the day we check out. they really close all loops. The manor house is beautifully restored with a lot of love. The gardens are gorgeous and your views from all sides are beautiful. The rooms are tasteful and the attention to detail makes it extra special. But what is a... More

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

Hi there and thanks so much for your sparkling review. We love to make the guests feel as at home at Hawksmoor as we are, and we're really glad this was shone through for you. The house has indeed been meticulously restored, so it's really lovely to know you appreciated its aesthetics - thank you for the kind words! The... More

Parow, South Africa
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

When we arrived the Friday we were greeted by very friendly helpful staff who insisted on carrying all our baggage to our room even though we wanted to help. The room was beautiful, clean, well decorated and wood in fireplace ready to be lit. There was underfloor heating which really helped especially in the bathroom with temperatures of 3deg in... More

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

Hi there! Thanks so much for the wonderful review! We hope to send our wedding guests home as happy as the bride and groom and are delighted to hear that we satisfied you in this department. It's great that you felt at home here - the welcoming atmosphere is something we really try to uphold! It does get freezing at... More

Moscow, Russia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This was one of the best places of living during my 3 weeks in Botswana and South Africa. Maison which was built 300 years still gives you a feeling of that era. Combined modern conditions of living and old fashioned but stylish interior it gives you a feeling that you'll never forget. If you are a couple it is THE... More

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

It always makes us smile when we get reviews like this - thanks for taking the time to share your experience. It's great to know you appreciated the atmosphere and our decor - it makes our efforts in the restoration of the house all the more worth it! We love making couples' getaways as romantic as we can, and are... More

Bangalore, India
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

The location is lovely, the staff was very courteous and arranged for a special gift for us honeymooners, made us feel great. The view at breakfast is breathtaking. That said it looked as if it required a bit more maintenance(the gardens werent in the best shape) and there was a lack of some basic stuff(like adequate light in the bathrooms).... More

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

Thanks for the effort in writing your review! We try to make our honeymooners feel as special as we can and are glad you were happy with your stay. We hope you enjoyed your day trips to Cape Town - there's so much to see and do, it's definitely one of the most exciting cities we can think of! It's... More

Ashwater, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Hawksmoor for four night and were a little disappointed. The house is beautiful and most of the staff were lovely but felt that the house needed a little bit of TLC with maintenance. The standard in this area is very high and they need to keep up. The one thing that they need to... More

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

Thank you for your honest and candid feedback. We really appreciate that you have gone to the trouble to let us know where we can improve. We will be having a maintenance meeting this week and will make sure that the concerns you have raised are dealt with. We totally agree that having a stable and dependable Wifi connection is... More

Hong Kong
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121 reviews 121 reviews
34 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

This was our second trip back to the Hawksmoor. Once again we stayed away from the main house in the two bedroom cabin with kitchen. Our three year old and 1.5 year old loved this place. Everything from the gardens, to the fish, to the dogs to the backyard from the main house was just perfect for them. The staff... More

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

Welcome back! We LOVE that you are such big fans of Hawksmoor, because we are too. We are thrilled that you got to experience all the little things we really love about Hawksmoor- it's simplicity and harmonious elegance. It sounds to us like you had a very relaxing time and really took in every moment, which is what being on... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

I and a friend spent two nights at this beautiful farm and the experience was lovely. Our room was very comfortable in the main house and the place offered us a beautiful breakfast and the service was personalized and lovely. The area around this is stunning and lush. It is also very well placed and in easy access to all... More

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

We agree, in the heat of an African summer there is nothing better than to cool off in a saltwater pool, especially after visiting the amazing wineries in the area. Thank you for sharing that image with us. We are so glad you really felt and enjoyed what Hawksmoor is all about- comfort and relaxation. We look forward to welcoming... More

Cape Town
Top Contributor
125 reviews 125 reviews
45 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

We only spent 1 night at Hawksmoor, it is a beautiful old Cape Homestead with lots of history attached to it. The Manor House itself is beautiful just a pity they cannot keep it warm. Stellensbosh had a very wet cold weekend when we were there and we were expecting big roaring log fires. No such luck and when we... More

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Address: Matjieskuil Farm, Stellenbosch 7599, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
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Hotel Class:4 star — Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm 4*
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Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Hawksmoor House is an authentic Cape Dutch retreat located on a wine farm near Stellenbosch, only 25 minutes from Cape Town. Meticulously restored and decorated with exquisite antiques and stylish contemporary touches, it occupies a stunning location overlooking Table Mountain. Hawksmoor House offers a totally unspoilt, unpolished and relaxed country home experience. If you love dogs, dirt roads, sunsets, wine by candlelight and an owl outside your window, you have found your place! ... more   less 
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