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“The Diamond of Paarl!” 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
Haarlem, The Netherlands
1 review
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“The Diamond of Paarl!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

A memorable two week vacation formed by hospitality at one of world's most beautiful guesthouses. Arriving down the driveway surrounded by guave trees, the gate to a true to form authentic Cape Farmhouse opens. With a very warm welcome by the family, accomodating you in an outstanding room (or appartment) fitted with al the desired equipment and luxuries. A unique base from which you can start your discovery of the area known by its famous wineries and beautiful landscape. With a just 45 min drive to Cape Town it is perfectly located. The family organises a variety of tours in the area, including their brand new "Big 5 Wine tour", visiting lovely wineries 'safari style...'. With a great knowledge of the area's history and highlights they will deliver an unforgettable experience. Concluding the day with one their famous 'Arfrikaanse Braai's' around the camp fire makes your stay even more special. We had a brilliant vacation!!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 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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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

We stayed here in August 2014 for two weeks. From the first moment we felt very welcome. The staff is very kind and helpful. They facilitated some great "Braais" around the camp fire near the pool and brought us to some very nice wineries in the area.
The rooms are very nice, with airconditioning and heating and have good WIFI reception.
Daan, Yvonne, Tess and Steef are great hosts and made this an unforgetable holiday!!!

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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deleeuwenhof, Owner at De Leeuwenhof Hotel, responded to this review, August 25, 2014
dear Freek,

Thank you for the nice response.
It was a pleasure having you at our guesthouse and it shows that our efforts to create a family visit like atmosphere can be achieved. ( but it also depends greatly on the guest )

As we run our guesthouse/hotel as a family business, where the four of us are focused of offering fine hospitality in a relaxed manner, we see more and more guests come and stay with us for more than just a day or two. We like to and strife to be a holiday destination in offering more than just a bed and breakfast.
kind regards,

Daan and Family.
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Zoetermeer, The Netherlands
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I've been to a lot B&B, but this is by far the best value for money!
Very friendly, competent staff.
Authentic old-Cape atmosphere. Great location.
New solar techniques and fast wifi, very comfortable

  • Stayed August 2014, 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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Osaka, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Located in a true to form Cape Farmhouse with nicely decorated and comfortable rooms on the premises.
Owners make you feel very welcome. Food of outstanding quality and very well presented.

If you are looking for a relaxed weeks' away and use Leewenhof as a base to explore the area from this is the place to be.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Paarl, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

We enjoyed a lovely stay at the De Leeuwenhof Hotel. We were 2 couples who each got one of the newly redone rooms, brilliant interior and decor.

The only criticism was the bed was too comfortable and so we overslept in the morning..

Great braai with owner Daan and his son Stefan the previous night.

Richard

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Hamburg, Germany
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13 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed there with 3 couples, two couples got a room and one couple a little apartment.
At the end the rooms are better than the apartment. The bathrooms are better and more comfortable.
Nice swimming pools but cold water.
Ok restaurant but no choice menu.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tarporley, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Visited the De Leeuwenhof Hotel in March and had a wonderful time there. Dan (The Owner ) and his family and staff were very helpful and always attentive to our every need. They even came out to the local golf club for me when I was stranded there with no money (long story senior moment).
In short everything excellent and highly recommendable
Peter Murphy

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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