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Oude Werf Hotel
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Stellenbosch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 February 2014 via mobile

Mildew in the showers. Cracked basin. Loud and noisy restaurants opposite the room and hordes of mosquitos with nothing in the cupboards to chase the off. People peeking through the glass doors - apparently looking for the houskeeping ladies... so there is no privacy. Then when we complained we are promised another room just to find out they gave it to someone else. Very dissapointing. The breakfast was lovely though.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
Thank Chrisel D
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

We spent 2 nights at this hotel and what a way to finish our Sth African holiday. The hotel is tastefully decorated and the beds extremely comfortable. Ideal location in the centre of Stellenbosch and valet parking is efficient and secure in a small area. Breakfasts are delicious and we also enjoyed an evening meal at the cafe.

Stayed: January 2014
Thank Whyalla
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Reviewed 23 January 2014

As many have said it really is a perfect location ,really handy for bars and restaurants.. The hotel was clean and offered a friendly and helpful service . Breakfast offered a good start to the day . If wanting to stay in Stellenbosch then this a great option.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Darlotwo
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Reviewed 20 January 2014

This central hotel is very nice with a comfortable lobby area, good bar, restaurant and and a nice garden with a small pool. The staff is very friendly and helpful and the valet parking works very efficient.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Lars B
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

Oude Werf Hotel is a great hotel in the middle of Stollenbosch. Great value for money. You can walk to everything in the town from the hotel. The hotel is charming, the room I was in was a bit quirky, but not in a bad way. The staff was helpful and polite and went out of their way to make sure I was okay (there was a problem with the electronic card reader so I had to use a key to get in the room until it was resolved)

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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1  Thank jrsee
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

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.

Conclusions
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.

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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

I stayed at this hotel while having a programme at the university. The hotel proved to be a very nice place in the historic part of Stellenbosch. The personnel proved to be very friendly, the room was excellent and the hotel served a very nice breakfast.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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1  Thank WilHOegstgeest
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Additional Information about Oude Werf Hotel

Address: 30 Church Street, Stellenbosch 7600, South Africa (Formerly d'Ouwe Werf Hotel)
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Stellenbosch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#5 Luxury Hotel in Stellenbosch
#9 Business Hotel in Stellenbosch
Price Range: £88 - £223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Oude Werf Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 58
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

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