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Le Ballon Rouge

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   7 Reservoir Street East, Franschhoek, South Africa
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Ranked #29 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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
13 helpful votes 13 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
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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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26 reviews 26 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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15 helpful votes 15 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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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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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We've spent one night at Le Ballon Rouge. We had 2 rooms of different prices but both were great. Location is perfect, breakfast was good and rooms were clean and pretty. The reception closes at 6 pm and if you need anything you must call a number.

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Brooklyn, New York
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Rooms were lovely, comfortable, clean and well-maintained. Reception helped us with booking a wine tour and driver for the day, kept our bags safe until we could check-in, and brought a bottle of MCC to our room promptly after we requested it. This guesthouse is walking distance to great restaurants and also offers a very nice breakfast. Highly recommend as... More

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Tetbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We were made to feel right at home and there was nothing that Jenny or David could not do for us. The setting of the guest house is just lovely, rooms spacious and breakfasts on the veranda are just idyllic. The short walk to the main high street gives you ample culinary delights to choose from without getting in a... More

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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*
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