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Le Ballon Rouge

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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cairo, Egypt
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely time in this quaint B & B. Not the fanciest, but really charming. Perfect location. Breakfast mediocre. Internet not so good. Stayed in the owner's suite, which I highly recommend - gorgeous view, rooftop jacuzzi.

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Chislehurst
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the time I called to make a reservation, spoke to a gentleman named David, the helpfulness and service provided was second to none. Arrived to be shown into a beautiful loft room with spacious bathroom. Accomodation was peaceful and beautiful, right at the city centre for convenience. Enjoyed breakfast on the terrace and all at a very reasonable price.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a gem of a B&B. We stayed here at the beginning of April during the week of our wedding. Jenny is a fantastic hostess - friendly and helpful but not intrusive. She kindly upgraded our room to the owner's suite free of charge after the wedding so that we had a couple of nights in absolute luxury, complete with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The entire staff were friendly and helpful. The room was very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was great. Maybe a tiny fridge in room would've been welcome as the weather was very hot and a cold refreshment would've been welcome. Overall, an extremely lovely stay.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyable stay. Warm welcome. Secure parking. Perfect location . Charming property, even more attractive than on internet. Loved decor & hidden terraces & courtyard for breakfast outdoors. Would not hesitate to recommend it.

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David H, Manager at Le Ballon Rouge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words and review of your recent stay with us at Le Ballon Rouge. It makes or staff very happy to hear that enjoyed the time you spent with us. We are very proud of our facilities and our town Franschhoek. The goal of everyone at Le Ballon Rouge is to make all of... More 

Gothenburg, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was good with this hotel. The staff was kind and ready to please you in every matter, they arranged a wine tour with David and that was a great tour, David has a lot of knowledge in winemaking and we really had a wonderful tour. We had an amazing breakfast outside in the garden which was nice.

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On behalf of our team members & myself, thank you for taking the time to write to tripadvisor and comment on your recent experience at Le Ballon Rouge! It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We appreciate that you took the time to write a review to share your vacation experience and are glad to hear you really... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Right smack bang in the middle of town sits the guest house from where you can walk to almost every restaurant in town. Rooms were clean and tidy, a well maintained swimming pool and loungers there to relax by. Staff were friendly and knowledgeable about town. Would stay there again.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We stayed her last night, and enjoyed our stay. The only complaint I have is that the strong wind throughout the night made the window make a noise the entire time. Breakfast is okay, nothing too special. Good price for a good stay. Everything was nice and clean and the staff was helpful. We would stay here again should we... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Really friendly staff, great B&B. If you plan to stay a couple of days in the area, definitely check out the suite (huge surface and private deck). There is plenty of wine tasting venues around (need a car) and great choice of restaurants in walking distance (booking in avance is a must). Good breakfast in a cosy courtyard. Definitely the... More 

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Couvin, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Great breakfast and lovely rooms ! Spacious bathroom. Located near shops and restaurants . Parking easy and quiet area. Franshhoek is a charming town, like a 'village' en France ! Market on Saturday morning !

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