Boasting classic Cape Dutch architecture, the Oude Werf Hotel is steeped in history. Situated in the heart of Stellenbosch, it's positioned on the spot where a 17th-century thatched church once stood, which was then rebuilt into an inn. While this was destroyed by a fire, a hotel was rebuilt in its place in the early 19th century, restored in 1973 to the building you see today.
While its heritage is still alive, the hotel's interiors are light, airy and contemporary in style, dotted with a few period features and antique furnishings that retain its original character. The 58 rooms are generously sized and flooded with natural light. Some have a small private patio area or balcony, and all have en suite bathrooms.
During your stay, you can unwind in the property's tree-sheltered yard, enjoy the sunset from the coffee-lounge or treat yourself with in-room massages. Breakfast is served each morning under the vines, an all-day menu of light bites is available and you're just a stroll away from the renowned food and wines that Stellenbosh is renowned for.
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This historic hotel has earned its legacy, and we love its mix of old and new styles, along with its location in the heart of the Cape Winelands’ capital, where activities abound.
There are three different room categories, which differ slightly in terms of style and space. All are decorated in light, neutral tones and have large windows to give an airy feel. You'll find a large double bed or twin beds, an en suite bathroom and modern amenities including Wi-Fi, a Nespresso coffee maker, a TV, a safe and air conditioning.
The Oude Werf is situated in the heart of historic Stellenbosch, within walking distance of its many restaurants and galleries and with easy access to the area's renowned wineries.
Food and drink
- All-day restaurant serving a variety of South African and international dishes.
- Continental buffet breakfast and cooked breakfast options each morning.
- Fully stocked bar.
- Extensive wine list.
- Minibar in each room.
- Wine pairing menu.
- Cribs and extra beds are available on request.
Facilities and activities
- Swimming pool.
- Laundry service.
- Curio shop.
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Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favorite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
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