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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice hotel - icy rooms

Aug 21, 2020 Nico558 Pretoria, South Africa

The first time I stayed in this lovely hotel was 20 years ago. I was excited to return and not disappointed. Extremely friendly and efficient staff. They tried their utmost to make our stay as pleasant as possible, not withstanding having to cope with Covid regulations and loadshedding. Superb rooms but oh'dear were they cold. Icy in fact. I… Read more
The first time I stayed in this lovely hotel was 20 years ago. I was excited to return and not disappointed. Extremely friendly and efficient staff. They tried their utmost to make our stay as pleasant as possible, not withstanding having to cope with Covid regulations and loadshedding. Superb rooms but oh'dear were they cold. Icy in fact. I requested to switch on the heating after loadshedding ended with no effect. Tried again this morning with little effect. Not good…I know this will be attended to but have to deduct a 🌟 Will I be back? Yes! Love the Nespresso Coffee machine in each room and for that they get one 🌟 back! Due to Covid the Restaurant is not functioning full steam but the food is well prepared, ample portions and tasty. Service superb! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fabulous boutique style hotel

Apr 14, 2020 lobus22 London, England

Really lovely place to stay while in Stellenbosch. Fantastic bedroom by the small swimming pool. Good breakfast selection, with a large choice of egg based meals. Had the french toast which was very good. Poached eggs were excellent too. Fresh toast and coffee, and delightfull servers and management. Fab!( Lockdown in South Africa was beginning so… Read more
Really lovely place to stay while in Stellenbosch. Fantastic bedroom by the small swimming pool. Good breakfast selection, with a large choice of egg based meals. Had the french toast which was very good. Poached eggs were excellent too. Fresh toast and coffee, and delightfull servers and management. Fab!( Lockdown in South Africa was beginning so no drinks in the evening was a pain, especially while in the wine Capital of South Africa. Ironic). Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful Hotel

Mar 27, 2020 Alison C Dartford, United Kingdom

Although we only stayed one night (on a shortened escorted tour before repatriation) it was long enough to be very impressed. Dutch influenced, with lovely decor and a very nice pool. However it was quite cold because of its shady location. Good location on the edge of the town, lots of shops and cafes nearby. Felt a lot safer than Cape town. In… Read more
Although we only stayed one night (on a shortened escorted tour before repatriation) it was long enough to be very impressed. Dutch influenced, with lovely decor and a very nice pool. However it was quite cold because of its shady location. Good location on the edge of the town, lots of shops and cafes nearby. Felt a lot safer than Cape town. In one of the public areas it had baskets of knitting - you could add a few rows for scarves for African children. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A lovely place to stay

Mar 25, 2020 Mike S St. Albans, United Kingdom

This hotel has managed to combine the old with the new. We stayed in the new part and it was lovely. Peaked in to a bedroom in the old part and that was wonderful and traditional. There are quite a few touches that show the history of the place too. Breakfast was really good. Service and friendliness of the staff was lovely. A special mention to… Read more
This hotel has managed to combine the old with the new. We stayed in the new part and it was lovely. Peaked in to a bedroom in the old part and that was wonderful and traditional. There are quite a few touches that show the history of the place too. Breakfast was really good. Service and friendliness of the staff was lovely. A special mention to John who made sure that we knew what we were doing. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating really good hotel

Mar 18, 2020 BobClifford London, United Kingdom

firstly its a great hotel.....the staff are incredible.....lovely spacious rooms.....an excellent location in town.....close to everything.....lots of restaurants around....not sure of the room price as we booked via a package....... now....about stellenbosch.....parking is interesting to say the least......on… Read more
firstly its a great hotel.....the staff are incredible.....lovely spacious rooms.....an excellent location in town.....close to everything.....lots of restaurants around....not sure of the room price as we booked via a package....... now....about stellenbosch.....parking is interesting to say the least......on street is very limited....and policed by wardens who you have to pay to park....around the center? safe....further out...at night? didnt actually feel that safe........ Read less