Built in 1713 as one of the first grand residences in Stellenbosch, the iconic Coopmanhuijs at 33 Church Street underwent three years’ painstaking renovation before emerging as the 5-star Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa in 2010. Since then, it has consistently ranked #1 on TripAdvisor among all hotels in Stellenbosch. Coopmanhuijs was also awarded a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, placing it in the top 10% of hotels world-wide.
Coopmanhuijs was proclaimed a South African National Monument in 1978. The first owner of the property (recorded in 1704) was Albertus Bartholomeus Coopman. The current neo-Georgian architecture of the manor house section dates from 1870 – 1900.
The numerous shops, art galleries, museums, coffee shops, restaurants and a myriad other attractions of Stellenbosch are all within easy walking distance of 33 Church Street. In addition, the vibrant and historic university town of Stellenbosch is the perfect base from which to explore the famous Cape Winelands.
OLD WORLD CHARM IN A SERENE AND MODERN SETTING
At Coopmanhuijs, a sense of the history and charm of a bygone era is preserved and teamed with the creations of selected artists and skilled craftsmen. Combined with unexpected detail and quirky surprises in décor, the result is pure enchantment which simply delights.
Had a brilliant stay here, the staff were very good, room nice and the restaurant is great! A small boutique hotel right in the middle of town, was ideal for my long weekend stay. I’d definitely go back and would recommend it!