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Le Ballon Rouge

4.0 of 5 7 Reservoir Street East, Franschhoek, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Managed to get the last room on a special having visited two years ago and felt very secure travelling on my own. This time my husband came and again we were made very welcome. My personal opinion is that this guesthouse is managed so well It almost runs itself! There are no annoying telephones in the rooms but good televisions... More 

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leball, Manager at Le Ballon Rouge, responded to this review

Dear Beetle1942. Thank for taking the time to review your resend stay at Le Ballon Rouge Guest House. We appreciate your positive feedback and appreciation for all the good things our Guest House have to offer. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can, to ensure a repeat visit. We really appreciate your... More 

Poole, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great stay.parking available and very convenient.Jenny who checked us in was fantastic in getting g a table booked for the evening during a very busy time. The room no3 was wonderful with 4poster bed and very comfortable lounge area.great bathroom with stunning shower. Good breakfast. Would definately stay again and recommend this beautiful guest house which is... More 

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Dear MarcPowis Thank you for spending your time to give us a kind feedback on your recent stay. It’s pleasing that you remarked the perfect location of our guesthouse and that you noticed our friendliness and helpfulness. We are also happy that you appreciate the breakfast, and our lovely room 3 with all of its benefits and luxuries. We are... More 

Ljubljana, Slovenia
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6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love coming back to Le Ballon Rouge Guesthouse. Jenny & David are the best hosts, friendly and they made us feel right at home. The rooms are lovely and beautifully decorated. The guesthouse is very charming with nice garden and perfectly located just off the main road were are all the restaurants and shops. The excellent breakfast on the... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to Le Ballon Rouge Guest House. Franschhoek is definitely a town you can return to many times. It is always a pleasure having you back at the Le Ballon Rouge. We will continue working hard to make your stay memorable. We look forward to have you back again. More 

Stockholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the first sight the guesthouse made a good impression, especially the main building. We had two rooms facing the yard and they were nicely decorated but a bit worn and quite poorly cleaned. The pool and sun beds were rather shabby and the WiFi worked really slowly if it worked at all. There were no honesty bar or refrigerator... More 

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Dear Mr. & Mrs …Irre 65 While we agree that our historical building does show her age ( built in 1904), we do our annual upgrading and replacements in line with 4-star requirements. You just missed the pool bed mattress replacement and renovation of several rooms and the restaurant. We offer rooms with a courtesy bar/fridge, but it is left... More 

Malaga, Spain
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our second time staying here and found it very pleasant yet again. The situation of the Hotel is excellent where you can walk out at night. The rooms are very good, clean and caters for all your needs. Lovely breakfast. Staff excellent, and breakfast served with a smile.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

At the first sight the guesthouse made a good impression, especially the main building. We had two rooms facing the yard and they were nicely decorated but a bit worn and quite poorly cleaned. The pool and sun beds were rather shabby and the WiFi worked really slow if it worked at all. We stayed for three nights and loved... More 

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leball, Manager at Le Ballon Rouge, responded to this review

Dear Mrs Irene R While we agree that our historical building does show her age ( built in 1904), we do our annual upgrading and replacements in line with 4-star requirements. You just missed the pool bed mattress replacement and renovation of several rooms and the restaurant. We offer rooms with a courtesy bar/fridge, but it is left to our... More 

Dubai, UAE
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Le Ballon Rouge is located just off the main street, so in walking distance of all the shops and restaurants. The rooms were very charming, clean and comfortable. The breakfast was delicious and the staff are very welcoming and friendly. We will stay here again!

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really great stay at this quaint bed and breakfast. Lovely breakfast included. Very few birds in this beautiful town probaly due to insecticides and pesticides used in the vineyards. A sad point for us.

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Dudley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Lovely hotel, very traditional and close to the main street, I will definitely stay there again, Franschoek is a lovely and lovely place to visit with plenty of nice cafe's and bars, staying at Ballon Rouge makes it even more special

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Cologne, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Great location! Nice staff! In the heart of Franschoek and everything was just around the corner. We will definitely come back and will recommend Le Ballon Rouge to friends and family! Great value!!!!

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Address: 7 Reservoir Street East, Franschhoek, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Ballon Rouge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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