Accommodation in Stellenbosch does not come any better than the magnificent 5-star Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa at 33 Church Street.
Coopmanhuijs was built by Albertus Bartholomeus Coopman in 1713 as one of the first grand residences in the historic heart of Stellenbosch and was proclaimed a National Monument in 1978.
After three years of painstaking renovation, owners André and Helena Pieterse celebrated Coopmanhuijs’ grand opening in 2010. Helena, a “natural” at interior design, did a splendid job of decorating the Hotel and the in-house Helena’s Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs Hotel.
TripAdvisor consistently ranks Coopmanhuijs as #1 among all hotels in Stellenbosch, awarding the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019. In addition, Coopmanhuijs won a TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Award in 2018 & 2020, thus placing the Hotel in the top 10% of hotels worldwide.
Stepping into the foyer to a warm welcome from friendly and efficient staff, one enters a genteel world where classic interiors embrace contemporary design in unpretentious fusion, fostering pure enchantment. Add valet parking and a courtyard pool that can be enjoyed in the warmer months, and the result is consummate comfort.
A variety of room options are available when booking, including Petite Rooms, Standard Rooms, Classic Rooms, Luxury Rooms and Deluxe Rooms. All are tastefully appointed, having an en-suite Victorian-style bathroom with bath and/or shower, mini-bar, flat-panel television with satellite channels, air-conditioning, exceptional room service and free Wi-Fi.
Helena’s Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs Hotel offers unpretentious heritage food with a contemporary twist, the focus being on locally-sourced, fresh ingredients. Open seven days a week, Helena’s offers a truly delectable dining experience for in-house and walk-in guests. A scrumptious hot and cold buffet breakfast ensures that you start the day strong. The wine lounge and bar offer an array of exceptional wines from the Boland region, and the al fresco front porch is a popular lunch and dinner spot whence to review the parade passing on Church Street.
The luxurious in-house Spa caters for basic facials, manicures, pedicures, waxes and Africology aroma massages. A steam room, sauna and shower facilities are also available.
A new elegant conference room caters for events and conferences for up to 16 people.
Numerous coffee shops, museums, restaurants and art galleries are within walking distance of the Hotel. Moreover, Coopmanhuijs is the perfect base from which to explore the numerous attractions of the famous Cape Winelands. Special packages are offered throughout the year, so be sure to follow Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa on Instagram and Facebook.