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de Alchemist Guesthouse

28 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Auberge Bligny)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay at this little B&B, ideally situated so its very easy to walk the whole of Franschoek. Great breakfast and friendly staff. Very neat and clean. Loved the bed. Will definitely be back.

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cape town
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had such a lovely stay at de Alchemist Guesthouse over the Bastille weekend. Christopher is an asset to your business. Polite, helpful, cheerful, welcoming.The rooms was very comfortable. Heaters worked and kept us warm at night. Delicious breakfast. Ideally situated in the heart of Franschoek. We will definitely be back.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Franschhoek for the Bastille Weekend, stayed at the Dealchemist. Perfect location, walking distance into town, nice clean rooms, good service, nice breakfast. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

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Los Angeles
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

De Alchemist is a beautiful guesthouse in a perfect, central location for visiting Franschhoek. Rooms are beautifully decorated and clean. Staff are friendly and helpful. Lots of breakfast options served in a gorgeous dining room. Lovely outdoor area with a pool! Would highly recommend this guesthouse.

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

We booked 3 rooms for a family stay. All the rooms were well decorated and comfortable. The beds were comfortable. Breakfast was very nice. The garden in summer will be a wonderful place to enjoy sun-downers and relax. As we were there in winter with our grandchildren it would have been very nice to have a in-door lounge area to... More 

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Cape Town
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

A group of us have stayed here for the last 5 years for the Franschoek Literary Festival. It's a great place, very convenient (no need to drive), close to good restaurants, and Yves did everything he could to make us feel at home. We'll be back next year - already booked !

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

All well except size of room. This is a lovely house with a warm welcome from helpful staff and great breakfast. However the Pom was tiny. Not possible to poem two suitcases and no storage space for clothes. Only a rack with hangers in bathroom. Managed for one night but wouldn't stay longer.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

de Alchemist is an ideal venue in Franschoek, very near to the cafes and other places of interest, and quiet enough to be restful at night. The hosts are friendly, the parking arrangements are convenient, and the facilities and breakfast are good.

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San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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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