Oude Werf

Stellenbosch, Winelands

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

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

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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Feb 3, 2020 Mariamaldaun Sao Paulo, SP

The hotel has a charming proposition, old and new highlights; Nineteen century mixed with trendy solutions. Great, modern and comfy room, plenty of design details. Full breakfast in a nice ambiance , including sophisticated options a lá carte. Lovely Bar & Café and pool aligned with the designing. Great staff,well trained and ready to help.… Read more
The hotel has a charming proposition, old and new highlights; Nineteen century mixed with trendy solutions. Great, modern and comfy room, plenty of design details. Full breakfast in a nice ambiance , including sophisticated options a lá carte. Lovely Bar & Café and pool aligned with the designing. Great staff,well trained and ready to help. Congrats Nina and Lisa for the job well done. Great location, meters only from lovely walking, great restaurants, arts and shops, in the heart of the city center. Read less
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Feb 2, 2020 Keith84 Kettering

Made welcome from the moment you arrive at the door. The staff, without exception, are pleasant and helpful. The location of the hotel is excellent and the ability to arrange any visit or tour you wish is outstanding.
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Jan 27, 2020 SavvyTraveler1717 Friedrichsdorf, Germany

We stayed in the Hotel for 4 nights in a superior double room in the new tract of the building. Service, friendliness and response time were excellent, so we enjoyed our time very much. If there is one thing to criticise, it is that there are quite a number of overnight tourist groups which ‚flood‘ the pretty small but cosy bar in the evenings… Read more
We stayed in the Hotel for 4 nights in a superior double room in the new tract of the building. Service, friendliness and response time were excellent, so we enjoyed our time very much. If there is one thing to criticise, it is that there are quite a number of overnight tourist groups which ‚flood‘ the pretty small but cosy bar in the evenings (and in the morning the breakfast room as it was too stormy to sit outside). However, as there are many nice restaurants and bars just around the corner, we went there to enjoy the evening. Still, the positive elements by far outweigh that shortcoming Read less
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Jan 21, 2020 mrssunshine_9 Western Ireland, Ireland

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautifully decorated hotel. The staff couldn’t be more helpful and went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable and memorable. Highly recommend a stay here.
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Jan 17, 2020 zulushark Cape Town Central, South Africa

Stayed two nights and the rooms and location very good, basically in the heart of Stellenbosch. Staff very freindly as well as helpful. We did not eat at the restraint, however, menu looked good. Will be returning!