Located in the Stellenbosch city centre, the Oude Werf Hotel provides comfortable, yet somewhat bare-boned accomodation. Despite its lack of frills (and thrills) however, I enjoyed my stay here.
Things I liked
1. The hotel's location is superb: within walking distance of multiple restaurants and shops, the Stellenbosch museum and the local mall (5 mins away).
2. Rooms are well furnished with air-conditioning, LCD TV and free wifi.
3. Somewhat quaint appeal and historic architecture in upper floor rooms.
Things I disliked:
1. Few luxuries available by 4 Star standards: no gym, rooftop view or masseuse. The pool is small.
2. No lift (3 stories in building); however porter available to carry luggage.
3. Standard in-hotel restaurant fare - menu not too imaginative and cuisine a little flat; however many local restaurants available to choose from outside.
Although a little small and bare-boned, the Oude Werf integrates modern technology and comfort into a historic/old building with aplomb. The location is hard to beat, and while the lack of a gym and the standard restaurant are mildly disappointing, the accessibility to local shops makes up for this in large part. Recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Oude Werf (the Old Churchyard) is South Africa's oldest hotel, in the historic heart the Cape Winelands 'capital' of Stellenbosch, and within easy reach of its many rich experiences. Its award-winning design blends two century-old period inspirations with the latest contemporary luxury. 58 superb en suite accommodations are centred on a famous inn-house that flows to a shady vine-covered courtyard with gourmet restaurant and a charming lounge and bar, overlooking its central gardens and pool deck. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Stellenbosch
- Stellenbosch Country Inn