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De Leeuwenhof Hotel
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   De Leeuwenhof Farm | Sonstraal road, Paarl 7646, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Paarl
Dlondon01
1 review
“Personal, clean and professional”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Would not hesitate to recommend this hotel. The owner is very friends, and his "princesses" make everyone feel welcome. The rooms have attention to detail which I love, although can hear rooms next door

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Rating summary
  • 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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Trier, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

It was already our second time at the Leeuwenhof. Albeit the first stay was already great, the second one was even better. Daan, Yvonne, Stefan and the entire staff are perfect and lovely hosts who really give guests the feeling of being part of the family. We enjoyed our stay, the excellent food (in particular the Braai), the wonderful Shiraz and the “let’s talk nonsense” around the bonfire. A perfect place to enjoy South African hospitality and to explore the amazing winelands. Unfortunately not a hidden gem anymore, but we trust to get still a bed and a place at the bonfire when we will be back hopefully soon.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

What a lovely set up in peaceful surroundings. Loved having the family pets around, made us feel right at home. Breakfasts were wonderful! Staff are helpful and friendly led by Daan who was very easy going.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Pretoria, South Africa
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

This was a very pleasant experience, marked by great service. The owners are frequently coming around to guests to make sure everything is ok and are friendly and seem to genuinely want you to have a fantastic time. The pool area is lovely, a honesty box system operates with drinks (which is completely appropriate) and the provided breakfasts are wonderful. Dinners are also good, if a little pricey. The rooms themselves are fine, big and concrete and a little Spartan but everything is there. The guesthouse is also a little away from the wine hubs of Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, so be prepared for a 10-15 min drive to get to those areas. On the morning of check out ppl come around to wash your car which is a very nice touch. No complaints and after our 3 nights' stay would recommend to others.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Dutban
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

I stayed at De Leeuwenhof for the recent Love and Light Festiva in Paarl.I unfortunately only got to spend one night, but it was comfortable, clean and very welcoming. Ill definitely be staying there again the next time I travel through Paarl.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Durban, South Africa
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

The De Leeuenhof Hotel in Paarl lives up to its reputation as a great, relaxing place to stay. It was easy to find and the grounds were lovely. The staff were friendly and helpful throughout our stay, going out of their way to be of assistance. The room was comfortable and well-appointed and the breakfast was generous and well-prepared. A word of warning: the staff offered to wash the car which was great. They washed it with a high-pressure hose, which was less good as it striped the paint off the number of our car, so make sure to ask them not to use it if that offer is extended. Otherwise, top place to stay. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Vienna, Austria
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

De Leeuwenhof is a wonderful place to stay!!! The room was huge and lovely, very clean, lovely decoration! There is a nice swimming pool and the whole property is just beautiful! We also had dinner at de Leeuwenhof what was excellent with wonderful homemade wine! the staff was great and we got lots of useful information about the surrounding area! We really enjoyed our stay! it was the best accomondation during our whole trip through south africa!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Address: De Leeuwenhof Farm | Sonstraal road, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Paarl
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 15 Hotels in Paarl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — De Leeuwenhof Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"De Leeuwenhof" was founded in 1698 by a French Hugenot who came to the Cape winelands to grow fruit and grapes. Nowadays the 4-star Cape Dutch Estate is restored to it former glory and offers 11 luxury guestrooms and two apartments, 4 self-catering cottages and a small restaurant with a nice entertainment area with two pools and safe parking. The Estate is family run and the personal touch will make you feel quite at home. Most guests come to rest and enjoy the food and wine and beautiful surroundings. "De Leeuwenhof" 11,5 Ha is still a working farm and produces 64 tons of grapes and 200 tons of fruit on a yearly basis. The estate is situated in the historic wine lands of the Western Cape, tranquilly situated on the foot of the mountains 5 min from Paarl itself.The offerings more specific: Rooms & family apartments: We can accommodate 36 people in total!Attached to main House (1698): Two family apartments , with two double bedrooms with queen-sized four-poster beds, kitchenette, terrace and bathroom, fully air-conditioned (cooled and heated) TV, DVD and local TV station. Minimum charge of two people per apartment. In adjoining historic building " The Old Barn"(1914 ) Four luxury rooms **** with queen-sized double bed and en-suite bathroom, coffee/thee tray, patio and linked to private terrace with pool. In The orchard we offer 4 self catering cottages with bedroom including en-suite Bathroom and separate kitchen, dining area with fire-place and outside terraceand we offer 6 luxury rooms in "The Old Stable" with en-suite Bathroom and private terrace.Also: - Secured private parking space on farm - Own private terrace with the apartments and outside terrace with the luxury rooms. - Air-conditioned ( heating and cooling ) - Swimming pool - TV, DVD in apartments and Satellite DStv and LCD flat-screens in luxury rooms - Internet facilities present (wireless ADSL ) - Laundry service on request. - Daily cleaning of rooms - Credit card facilities ... more   less 
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