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de Alchemist Guesthouse

28 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Auberge Bligny)
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Ranked #19 of 59 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed at the guesthouse after hearing the high praise from fellow travelers who told us that the place was amazing. We made our reservation for 2 nights, figuring we would change locations to be closer to the Cape Town airport for a morning flight after the third night. We couldn't bring ourselves to leave. We changed... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This guesthouse is fantastic. The setting of the guesthouse is beautiful, the views from the courtyard is amazing and the rooms are very comfortable. The staff and owners are very friendly and couldn't be more helpful. Best place we stayed in South Africa and excellent value for money.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful experience I had at your premises. The personnal attention to me and my 16 month old baby, was very appreciated. Our rooms were clean and so beautiful. Whenever I needed anything for my child your service was so warm and professional. I will return again and was very impressed with the service and location. Very central and... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The breakfast is first class with a great variety of healthy options - delicious breads and even salads! Location excellent - within easy walking distance to the main road. A comfortable stay - thank you.

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Greater Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Guest House is very nice and conveneinetly positioned in the town centre just off the main street. Walking distance to shops and restaurants. Friendly staff. Rooms are clean though on a small side.

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San Antonio, Texas
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pluses: Location- just five minutes walk from the best restaurants in town (there are several). Caring owners and staff- A proper greeting on reception, and helpful information regarding every question we could think to ask. Comfort- The double house, open courtyard interior, gives you a world to escape to if you just want a time out. The mornings are... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We pre-booked 1 night at the Alchemist Guesthouse and stayed 3 nights at the end. We liked it too much: We had a nice and newly renovated room, everything was clean, the breakfast was very delicious, the garden and the pool was a highlight & the owners as well as the staff was very friendly. An absolutely recommendable place!

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had been recommended and found De Alchemist a Charming little guesthouse set just off the main road of Franshoek. Very quiet with spacious rooms, pool and lovely garden. Good breakfast, very attentive staff and friendly hosts whom I believe recently took over. I wish them very well.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came across this small hotel on Google Maps, though Google still had the old name from the previous owners. How fortunate that this was the best hotel I've stayed in in quite some time. The views in the courtyard are amazing. Breakfast served on the patio in a serene setting. Just two blocks from the main road where all... More 

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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Great location, free parking lovely surroundings. Garden with two pools. Breakfast fantastic served in garden. This is a magical place either on your own or with friends. Attention to detail makes all the difference. Wine in your room, honour bar we had the bottle of white wine and charged only 50 rand amazing value! We cannot recommend this highly enough.

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