Elegance and ambience are the bywords of the Oude Werf hotel, situated in the heart of historic Stellenbosch. The Oude Werf Hotel is South Africa’s oldest hotel and was built on the site of South Africa’s first church. The Georgian Cape Dutch entrance sets the tone for the gracious reception hall.
Yet the Oude Werf has undergone one of the most dramatic transformations of any South African hotel in recent years completely revamping all the bedrooms and the public areas to showcase a modern contemporary style within the shell of this historic building.
The contemporary bedrooms of the Oude Werf Hotel combine period styling in the rooms with modern furniture and glamourous modern bathrooms. This makes for a pleasant juxtaposition between the historic charm of the public areas. Each en suite bedroom is uniquely decorated with eclectic 21st Century comfort with easy chairs, minibar, television, tea and coffee facilities, hairdryers and air-conditioning. The Oude Werf Hotel offers a choice of superior rooms or deluxe rooms. In the deluxe rooms, rich woods and textures offset signature elements such as the extravagant comforts of the classical four poster bed. All have spacious bathrooms with showers and walk-in dressing rooms.
Traditional Cape dishes are a speciality for lunches and dinners at the Oude Werf’s restaurant, and homemade cakes are served throughout the day in the garden. The Village Museum, art galleries, eclectic range of shops and boutiques as well as several good restaurants are all within easy walking distance of the Oude Werf Hotel.