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“A beautiful little oasis” 5 of 5 stars
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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
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Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“A beautiful little oasis”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We live in Hermanus so see many beautiful farms and types of accommodation. De Leeuwenhof was up there with the best. Fantastic, warm hosts who are happy to just spend some time chatting. Large well equipped rooms. The pool area is a beautifully planted walled garden with plenty of shade and sun for whatever suits you. The honesty bar is well stocked and the staff were friendly and helpful. Really excellent experience and fantastic value as well.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Kriftel, Germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Superb B&B, a little outside of the action of Stellenbosch but still close enough...Great room, very friendly and helpful owners, nice pool, relaxed atmosphere. We enjoyed the 3-course diner twice with some excellent wines and it just couldn't be better :-) Thanks and we will be back !!!
Breakfast could be a little more varying...but that's just a European taste...

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Dublin, Ireland
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52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed in De Leeuwenhof in December 2013 and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We stayed in one of the new cottages which are very spacious and comfortable and also nice and cool inside as the weather was quite hot when we were there. There is a lovely pool which we used on both days of our stay, I think there is a second pool on the grounds also which also looks very nice but I believe this is only available to the people staying in the apartments. We ate by the pool both nights and found the food to be very good, so good in fact we didn't venture out for dinner either night during our stay. The breakfasts are also excellent. De Leeuwenhof is also very good value and we would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

The grounds of Leeuwenhof Estate are extremely nice. Beautiful trees, charming little gardens on every side. Nice swimming pool. Very attractive terrace around the recreation corner. The rooms are quite large, well appointed (including a special alcohol concoction from Daan... quite welcomed), with a small desk available. Impeccable 100% internet free services. Bedding is comfortable. The rooms are decorated in a semi rustic way, minimum decor, no carpet on the nice concrete floor which tends to be a bit cold to the feet. The host, Daan is very helpful and friendly. We have eaten two nights in the new restaurant and, despite the very professional and sympathetic staff, the food was not quite "au point". Decent, but lacking the refinement that the pricing would call for. All in all a very good place, but why not trying outside restaurants, some of them are quite nice.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Hove, Belgium
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We had very nice new cottages. Owners and staff are extremely friendly and helpfull. Breakfast was super as well as dinner. Little remark : towels should have been replaced sooner. Located not far from Paarl center.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

Nice, mellow and well located. Highly recommend. Nice, mellow and well located. Highly recommend. Nice, mellow and well located. Highly recommend. Nice, mellow and well locateNice, mellow and well located. Highly recommend. d. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Hulshorst, The Netherlands
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This was my second time at De Leeuwenhof, first time with the new cottages and rooms. It looks amazing!
The service is great and Daan, Yvonne and Stefan are the best hosts you can have! The rest of the staff is also very nice and you feel immediately welcome, it feels like home.
The new possibility the have dinner in the restaurant is also great, price quality rate is very good.
For me this is the perfect stay in Paarl and around Cape Town.
Can't wait for my next stay!

  • 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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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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