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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
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Tamarin
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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Kampala
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5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 

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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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 

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