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Hawksmoor House at Matjieskuil Farm

4.0 of 5 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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

We had our wedding at Hawksmoor. And it being one of the more important days of your life you want this to go well and run smooth. Well I can tell you it didn't..... It was excellent and above all our wishes. From early preparations until the final day we where guide, assisted and pampered. Kirsten!! Big thanks to your... More 

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

WOW! What an absolute honour to receive this review. Marieke and Vincent, thank you so much for choosing us as your wedding venue, it was truly lovely to host you. Kirsten is indeed fantastic at what she does, and this stems from her true passion for hospitality and for others. That being said, it's reviews like these that make the... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We stayed for three nights at Hawksmoor House at the end of October. The first thing to say is that the location is a-may-zing. From our bed we had a view out over miles of vineyards, and the sunset over Table Mountain from the pool area was worth the money by itself. The rooms are also very nicely done and... More 

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

How fantastic to receive such a lovely and detailed review. We thank you for taking the time to write this and loved hearing your insight into the various facets of your stay! Indeed, the sunset by the pool is one of our personal favourite things about the farm. If it's been a particularly rough day, that's the place to sit... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

We had a short stay here for a conference recently. I work in travel and my family also run a guest house, so my standards are high and I am often disappointed. Not at Hawksmoor House! The entire stay, from arrival, through conferencing, to wine tasting and all meals were exquisite. The view is to die for and the grounds... More 

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

Oh my - coming from someone with so much experience in the hospitality industry, this is truly a real honour! We try to make our conferencing guests feel as "at home" as possible in between meetings and business talk, so we're glad to hear that you felt you could unwind here. Indeed, Simon and Mark, the owners, hand-selected the furniture... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Very friendly welcome and a lovely stay all around...staff wonderful, rooms are big and comfortable...breakfasts are delicious. Golf cart could do with a battery charge ;-) Would stay here again any time!

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

Hi there, and thank you so much for such a kind review. It's really wonderful that you chose us as your retreat from the hustle and bustle of the big city, and even better that you found your stay relaxing and homely! You'll be happy to know that our golf cart is now in tip-top shape. We'll hold you to... More 

Benoni
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stunning setting in Stellenbosch with great views,incredible sun sets and fantastic service and most important super wine in a superb environment based on the 1800 settlers........history that can only leave you awed.....thank you for an unforgettable stay

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review! It's always wonderful when visitors really get involved with learning about the history of our farm. Indeed, the name Matjeskuil first appeared in 1826 - although the land was originally deeded around 1692 by Simon van der Stel, one of the first governors at the Cape. We've certainly been around a while!... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Stayed @ Hawksmoor 2 nites...Magical......!!! From the Minute I drove onto the Property ( Security Guard) to the very end of my stay I received only the best service !!! My Dining experience in the Typical House style Restaurant - Took me back many years !!! The smell of freshly baked Rolls and Muffins....!!! Thank you to the management of... More 

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

Wow, this review really made us feel great! Describing us as "magical" is such a wonderful compliment. We're glad you enjoyed Kirsten's breads and muffins, she really puts a lot of love into her baking and it's reviews like yours that bring her passion into fruition! We do indeed hope to see you soon. Thank you again for your kind... More 

Paterson Eastern Cape
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

This was our second stay at Hawksmoor and we were again blown away by the beauty of the authentic Cape Dutch farm house and rolling gardens. We enjoy our tea on arrival under the old oak tree. It was close enough to go dining in Ernie Els' restaurant in Stellenbosch( the Big Easy). Great sleep and then we had to... More 

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

Hooray! This review put a massive smile on our faces. It's always great when guests do us the honour of visiting for the second time, and the fact that you enjoyed your repeat visit as much as the first is really rewarding for us. The Big Easy is one of our favourites too - they do a pretty good steak!... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Hawksmoor House, a jewel of an old Cape Dutch Farmhouse, lies nestled in the countryside, just under an hour from CapeTown on the N1. If you're lucky, you wlll see snow capped mountains on a bright, warm, sunny winters day, as I did. Kristen, is a knowledgeable host and presents a wonderful breakfast with home made breads and tempting cakes... More 

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us such a fantastic review! We like our guests to feel as though they've taken an escape to a "home from home", and the fact that we're a little out of the way definitely helps with that! We're glad you felt you could relax and unwind - the tucked-away map room was a... More 

Fairfax, Virginia
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201 reviews 201 reviews
42 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We stayed here three years ago and loved the place, so back we went. When we arrived there was a friendly face who welcomed us back and took us to our old room that looked like we left it yesterday. Happy, you bet, what is better than going back to your favorite little inn and finding out that nothing has... More 

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

Wow! Thanks for your wonderful review and we're truly honoured that you chose to come and visit for the second time. Indeed, there's definitely something comforting about knowing that things sometimes stay almost the way you left them - it adds a little consistency into the travels! We are so glad we could tick all the boxes for you this... More 

Montreal, Canada
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Staying at the Hawksmoor House is like being on a Hollywood set! Beauty abounds with the fabulous antiques that decorate the mainhouse as well as the guestrooms. Great ambiance and wonderful service. Many thanks to Kristen and her team! Breakfast was so nicely presented with yummy breads, croissants and muffins to accompany the delicious eggs! As we were there in... More 

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

Wow, a Hollywood film set - we're definitely blushing. Thanks for the lovely comments on our decor, and Kirsten will really appreciate the feedback on her (admittedly admirable) cooking and hosting skills! Hawksmoor is definitely a place where you take your time with breakfast so that you can sample everything! The brutal South African winters are no joke; we thought... 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*
Number of rooms: 8
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