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Le Ballon Rouge

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   7 Reservoir Street East, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #28 of 57 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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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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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This lovely hotel was a treat. We were on our honeymoon so got an upgrade which was a lovely touch. The best breakfast we had in South Africa. Franschhoek is a lovely town and recommend Reubens for dinner next door

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Pordenone, Italia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Le Ballon Rouge is well located in Franschooek city centre, near famous Le Quartier Francaise and Reuben's; it's a good place to stay and start to explore the many amazing wineries in Franschooek; must visit Haute Cabriere and Moreson

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

It was a cold and wet weekend but the room on arrival was nicely warmed for us which was much appreciated. I don't like the shower without a curtain or door as all the warmth from the warm water escapes.

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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

loved our stay there ,super helpful staff and great breakfast ! fabulous shower and a comfortable bed . only no fridge ,but that was a minor hassel . Loved Franschoek and the wine trail is certainly worth doing.

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Eugene
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

We spent four days in the South Africa wine country and had a fabulous stay. Of course the wine, food and scenery were great. Staying at Le Ballon Rouge was very enjoyable. Rooms were very clean and the location was a minute walk to the main street with restaurants, bars, shopping etc. The staff was helpful beyond our expectations. Would... More

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Buderim, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
4 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

120 year old B&B - food was amazing. The breakfasts offer traditional English and European - which was a nice touch. Simple bedroom, nothing fancy. Comfortable bed. Franschoek just such an amazing place! Easy walk to town and the shops. Lovely experience! Craft markets on a Saturday.

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Spacious well appointed room with lovely soaking tub, great breakfast, attentive staff and when we encountered a problem with a long distance payment for a purchase we were wanting to finalize, the management were most helpful with the use of their phone, email address, printer, advise and directions. Best of all may be their location - a half block from... More

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Stavanger, Norway
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27 reviews 27 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Le Ballon Rouge is in the perfect location for exploring Franschhoek. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was very nice. Good service and good value. We missed having a fridge and a tub, but the room quality was very good. We did not feel that it was noisy at all and there was a night guard to... More

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Walvis Bay, Erongo, Namibia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Our room no. 7 was spacious and I liked the furniture and the bathroom. The only thing we missed was a small fridge. The breakfast was very good, too. Despite the guesthouse being located in centre of town it was quiet and safe.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

A beautifully presented ensuite room. Clean, pleasantly decorated and a good size for a couple. Le Ballon Rouge is centrally located, within 3min walking distance of the main strip - and yet reasonably priced (with a pool!). Our breakfast was included in the price of the room and was without a doubt, the best breakfast we had in South Africa.... More

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Address: 7 Reservoir Street East, Franschhoek, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
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Hotel Class:4 star — Le Ballon Rouge 4*
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