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 www.tripadvisor.com among all hotels in Stellenbosch. Coopmanhuijs was also awarded a TripAdvisor 2013 Certificate of Excellence, placing it in the top 10% of hotels world-wide.
Upon entering the foyer at Coopmanhuijs, one is enveloped by a gentle, unpretentious fusion of contemporary design and classic approach, grounded in a respect for the organic and the real.
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. Coopmanhuijs was proclaimed a South African National Monument in 1978.
The vibrant and historic university town of Stellenbosch is the perfect base from which to explore the famous Cape Winelands. In addition, the numerous shops, art galleries, museums, cake and coffee shops, restaurants and myriad other attractions of Stellenbosch are all within easy walking distance of 33 Church Street.
At Coopmanhuijs, guests are afforded as much attention and privacy as they may require. As our burgeoning Guest Comments Book attests – we are complimented almost daily on our sincere and personalised hospitality.
Our 16 guest rooms are air-conditioned and feature extra-length king size or twin single beds and en-suite Victorian bathrooms with underfloor heating. Six guest rooms have their own private balconies. The courtyard encloses a tranquil swimming-pool and discreet health spa.