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de Alchemist Guesthouse

28 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Auberge Bligny)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a couple of nights and were very happy with the large, comfortable room which was very nicely decorated. If you're an early riser, there is a daily 6am wake up call from the barking dogs in a neighbouring property. The bathroom is a good size too but there is no safe in the room and not... More 

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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We booked this guest house some months ago when planning our trip to South Africa. We spent two nights here in the hottest room I have ever slept in. Yes, the gardens and plunge pools are a delight, the breakfast wonderful BUT room 3 was a disaster for us. Yves gave us a second fan to help cool it a... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted with our stay at the de Alchemist Guest house. The location is perfect, the owners and staff could not have been more gracious and helpful. Our room was very comfortable and attractive in decor and the breakfast was wonderful with plenty of variety. The outside area and pool were lovely with lots of places to sit and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful guesthouse, with very attentive, friendly and helpful staff. The beds were very comfortable, buffet breakfast was delicious and I was even pleasantly surprised to find that my car was cleaned whilst we were sleeping! For those that want to swim there are even a couple of very inviting pools. But with so much to do (eat and drink) in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

From the moment we arrived we were made so welcome by Martine and Yves. The gardens are so peaceful and an ideal a place to unwind after a day in the winelands. It would be impossible to find a more central location and still be quiet and restful. Nothing was too much trouble for Christopher the manager his staff and... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed att the Alchemist with a nother couple for two nights in Jan-16. Greeted when we arrived, we were quickly shown our rooms. No special welcome.Our room was on the ground floor facing the street and even though Franschhoek is considered very safe, we were suprised there wasn´t a safe in the room. The room was an adequate standard double... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family rented two rooms in this lovely English cottage style B&B at late notice. Christopher the manager is very pleasant and runs a smooth operation with the Belgian owner who lives on site. The Guesthouse has 9 rooms with two lovely plunge pools. Breakfast is very nice, and management could not be more helpful. Guesthouse is 100 metres from... More 

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Surrey, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

De Alchemist has been sympathetically updated to give visitors a wonderful stay. The location is excellent and the area is very safe to walk to local restaurants. Beautiful gardens and rooms and the warmest of welcomes from Martine and her team.

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

everything about this place was amazing. the staff, hotel,rooms, garden, pool, location. perfect place to stay. stay in the loft room. breakfast was not the best but thats fine. parking is available and so is wifi.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent little central b&b friendly helpful staff, great breakfast walking distance from just about everything - reasonable & comparative pricing Nice pool lounge and garden area Wouldn't mind staying there again

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