Oude Werf

Stellenbosch, Winelands

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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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Traveller rating

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Apr 21, 2022 rondloop Pretoria, South Africa

We booked an expensive room, with balcony and pool view, and got a room on ground floor with no privacy. Could not even open a curtain. Gardeners and cleaners started outside early in morning, in front of our bedroom, noisy and no privacy!!!!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic and central

Mar 26, 2022 cecilia2 Hartbeespoort, South Africa

Excellent little haven in the middle of town! We have stayed here for the 4th time whilst visiting my daughter who studies at Stellies. Unbelievably this place just gets better and better. Fantastic breakfast. Location is phenomenal with loads of restaurants and bars right next to it. Highly recommended
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An oasis in the heart of Stellenbosch

Mar 24, 2022 KennettS4

The hotel is situated in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Central Stellenbosch. Everything is within walking distance. The vibe just outside the hotel is magical and touristy, but once you step into the hotel lobby you are greeted with a serenity that makes you feel like you have come home.
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Mar 18, 2022 606rizk Lilongwe, Malawi

A hidden gem in the heart of Stellenbosch, we only went in for dinner but really wished I found out about the hotel when doing my search. The setting around the restaurant is so tranquil you forget you are still with in the CBD. The restaurant is very quaint but very modern and has small but satisfying selection of very well presented and… Read more
A hidden gem in the heart of Stellenbosch, we only went in for dinner but really wished I found out about the hotel when doing my search. The setting around the restaurant is so tranquil you forget you are still with in the CBD. The restaurant is very quaint but very modern and has small but satisfying selection of very well presented and flavoured foods accompanied by a good wine selection. Pop in if you can even for just a coffee the staff are very welcoming and friendly Read less
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Mar 13, 2022 JP070766 Newport, United Kingdom

Outstanding service and luxury at this very special historic hotel. Room 116 was perfectly located with a patio, just a few steps from the pool. The pool area is lovely with a almost private feel and kept immaculately clean. Drinks and lunch by the pool is recommended. The bed was a large king and super comfy with good room air conditioning… Read more
Outstanding service and luxury at this very special historic hotel. Room 116 was perfectly located with a patio, just a few steps from the pool. The pool area is lovely with a almost private feel and kept immaculately clean. Drinks and lunch by the pool is recommended. The bed was a large king and super comfy with good room air conditioning control. Shower good but a bit weak on pressure and only a fixed ceiling head. We ate breakfast on our last morning and paid separately which was very reasonable. The area around the hotel and the central area feels very safe and is fine to walk around day and evening. Most of all, the staff were magnificent with real and genuine customer service. We were made to feel like royalty from the moment Prudence checked us in with a warm welcome. Derrick on front of house is also a true professional and chatted with us and helped us with our every need, including package wrapping and free valet parking under the hotel. We will certainly be returning next year for a longer stay. Read less