Oude Werf

Stellenbosch, Winelands

Virgin rating

The hotel

This 4-star deluxe luxury landmark hotel, the oldest hotel in South Africa located in the heart of the university town of Stellenbosch, sets the tone for your Winelands discovery. Located just steps away from the town’s many boutiques, cafes, museums and galleries, right in the centre of Stellenbosch, Oude Werf blends Georgian origins with 21st century comfort. There are 58 styled rooms, consisting of modern Superior & Luxury rooms, and the hotel’s signature spacious Deluxe Rooms, surrounding an enclosed garden and pool area. The Restaurant has a private vine-covered courtyard and offers gourmet dining with a traditional Cape flavour and a fantastic selection of local wines. Make the most of the 200 wine estates in the area by using the convenient Vine Hopper shuttle service.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bar
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

Situated right in the centre of the historic university town of Stellenbosch, only 45 km from Cape Town, 20 km from the sea and surrounded by beautiful mountains and vineyards. Stellenbosch is famous as the premier wine region of South Africa. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 35 minutes.

Hotel information

58 rooms in 5 buildings. All with air-conditioning, satellite TV, telephone, tea/coffee maker, safe and hairdryer. Superior Rooms are contemporary in style and are located on all 3 floors and overlook the shady central garden or quiet, vine-covered courtyard. Rooms with either twin beds and bath and shower or 1 king-size bed and luxury shower only, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are the hotel’s signature accommodation. Rooms are very spacious and decorated in a traditional Cape style, located on the ground and 1st floor in the original inn-house building with large bathroom, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Luxury Rooms are more spacious and are located on the ground, 1st and 2nd floors with views of the central gardens or courtyard with either twin beds and bath and shower or 1 king-size bed and luxury shower only, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Restaurant with outdoor courtyard area. Poolside bar/coffee lounge. Garden with swimming pool and wooden deck. Wine tours available*. Excellent golf courses nearby*. Mountain bikes*. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary valet parking. Room service*.

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

* Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating First class hotel in great location

May 19, 2024 P2861INmikec

Can’t say enough about this hotel, it is ideally situated in centre of town, and great location for trips out to vineyards.It is a boutique type hotel catering for tourists and business travellers. The facilities are excellent, the staff are outstanding and can’t do enough for you. The restaurant is first class with a great chef and restaurant… Read more
Can’t say enough about this hotel, it is ideally situated in centre of town, and great location for trips out to vineyards.It is a boutique type hotel catering for tourists and business travellers. The facilities are excellent, the staff are outstanding and can’t do enough for you. The restaurant is first class with a great chef and restaurant staff. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Super central Stellenbosch hotel

May 17, 2024 traveldoctoruk London, United Kingdom

The hotel is in the heart of Stellenbosch old town and is absolutely the perfect location. The hotel is impeccably kept. The rooms are spacious, comfortable and well appointed. The staff are so friendly and professional! Not a fault to report. If I return, I won’t be stopping anywhere else!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location and charming setting

Mar 15, 2024 MaartenMike Utrecht, The Netherlands

There is no doubt that the location of this hotel, in downtown Stellenbosch, is perfect. The staff will take your car to the garage and you don't really need it for the rest of your stay. It is advertised as a boutique hotel, but that we could not quite agree with. In addition, the hotel is quite expensive. At the same time, the room was… Read more
There is no doubt that the location of this hotel, in downtown Stellenbosch, is perfect. The staff will take your car to the garage and you don't really need it for the rest of your stay. It is advertised as a boutique hotel, but that we could not quite agree with. In addition, the hotel is quite expensive. At the same time, the room was comfortable. The shower did not work very well: the water drained slowly and the temperature of the water was not consistent. Also, it would have been nice if there had been some way to hang your towels. The breakfast was served inside or on a shady courtyard, which was very cosy and the breakfast itself was very good. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice with a central location

Mar 14, 2024 Cafe242 Halifax, United Kingdom

Enjoyed a 2 night stay here, comfortable room with a couple of quirks and a very good restaurant. Breakfast is outstanding, and the baked goods available are worthy of an award. Staff are friendly and helpful. We had a Plenty room and as it is the top category room, were a little disappointed not to have a balcony as we could see other rooms… Read more
Enjoyed a 2 night stay here, comfortable room with a couple of quirks and a very good restaurant. Breakfast is outstanding, and the baked goods available are worthy of an award. Staff are friendly and helpful. We had a Plenty room and as it is the top category room, were a little disappointed not to have a balcony as we could see other rooms have. There was a nice alcove with windows overlooking the pool but only 1 comfy chair so would suggest adding another armchair so both guests can enjoy. My other piece of feedback would be to opaque fully the glass between shower/toilet and bedroom as a night visit to the loo either needs to be torchlit or wake the other occupant when turning light on. The location on a central street was great for us although I would be nervous of noise if in a room overlooking it. Overall a decent hotel. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely stay except for checkout

Mar 13, 2024 Adam B Nottingham, United Kingdom

Lovely hotel in the centre of Stellenbosch and had a nearly perfect stay except for checkout. We'd booked an airport transfer via the hotel and at checkout were told that the hotel had added a 20% handling charge. Seeing our surprised faces the receptionist immediately and firmly told us that all customers were made aware of this charge at the… Read more
Lovely hotel in the centre of Stellenbosch and had a nearly perfect stay except for checkout. We'd booked an airport transfer via the hotel and at checkout were told that the hotel had added a 20% handling charge. Seeing our surprised faces the receptionist immediately and firmly told us that all customers were made aware of this charge at the time of booking. I checked my emails and we weren't made aware. I was more than happy to pay the amount and just felt the receptionist could have handled the situation better to not leave us with a final negative feeling about the hotel. Read less