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de Alchemist Guesthouse

28 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Auberge Bligny)
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Ranked #39 of 57 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We came for a special 50th birthday trip and were not disappointed. Immaculately clean, in depth attention to detail, delicious breakfast and the hosting by Yves and his team was outstanding. The gardens were pretty and the pools are lovely too. The location was perfect as was our stay here, we hope to return next year too!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a great find, the owner Yves is such a friendly, helpful chap and Christopher his new manager was equally helpful. We stayed 2 nights while driving the garden route and this was the best place we stayed. The breakfast on the patio is superb and overall, we cannot recommend it highly enough.

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Nuremberg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The rooms, the beautiful large garden, the very friendly, helpful and quiet owner Yves and last but not least the great breakfast: a place to come back! In 5 minutes you'll reach all the very gold Restaurants and it is a strategic place for eine tastings round Frenschhoek.

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Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend of ours booked us a room here as there were a bunch of us going wine tasting and we had no idea where we were staying, but were totally impressed as soon as we arrived! This place is a gorgeous little gem. Located right behind the town centre, it is just a stroll to the wine tram… or... More 

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Maputo, Mozambique
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

very comfortable place in Franschhoek with walking distance from the restaurants, bars and shops on the main road Yves is an awesome Belgian host and did an amazing job on making DE Alchemist a top place

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Atlanta, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I found this little guest house at the last minute in high season. It is set just one short block away from the restaurants on the Main Street, so dinner was a short walk away. The owner was a delightful Belgian gentleman and the old historic home was beautiful and simple inside and gorgeously manicured outside ,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

De Alchemist is a beautiful B&B, wonderful renovated from the new very friendly owners. Located central and quietly in the center of Franschhoek. Two nice swimming pools in the garden and enough space for some relaxing time in the garden. Excellent breakfast served outside. We would love to come back.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place and its owner are really great. I highly recommend staying here. The place is one block off of the main street, so it's both convenient and quiet. The owner was really helpful and the grounds and rooms are beautiful and very clean. 5 Stars!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Yves and Martine have been the new owners since a few months. They are very helpful and always in for a chat. Really lovely people. The room was very tidy. Superb breakfast from 8:30 till 10 (or even a bit later :-) The gardens and 2 pools are just so relaxing, all within liyerally 1 minute on foot to the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very charming house, completely renovated, an island in the heart of franschhoek. We experienced a very friendly welcome and perfect insider tips where to go and what to visit. The owner from Belgium Has the right attitude to drive a house like that. car parking in front of the house guarded in the night. Perfect breakfast, cleen and welcoming pool... More 

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Address: 28 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Auberge Bligny)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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