Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel & Spa in Stellenbosch recently celebrated the opening of its newly-created Helena’s Restaurant. Built in 1713, the iconic Coopmanhuijs at 33 Church Street underwent painstaking renovation before opening as a five star boutique hotel and spa in 2010. Since then, it has consistently ranked #1 on www.tripadvisor.com among hotels in Stellenbosch.
Design & Decor
Upon entering the foyer at Coopmanhuijs, one is enveloped by a gentle, unpretentious fusion of classic approach, contemporary design and a respect for the organic and the real. The dignity and charm of a bygone era is preserved and teamed with the skill of artists and craftsmen. Combined with unexpected detail and quirky surprises, the result is pure enchantment which simply delights.
Vision & Mission
Helena’s Restaurant at Coopmanhuijs aims to serve heritage food with finesse, often with subtle twists in the detail, thereby turning the familiar into the spectacular. The menu is designed to reflect the bounty of the Boland, with specific emphasis on freshness and food provenance – the “from where” and “by whom” of locally sourced (often artisanal) ingredients.