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de Alchemist Guesthouse

28 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Auberge Bligny)
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Ranked #21 of 57 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    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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66 reviews 66 reviews
35 hotel reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Together with my wife and my daughter we spent three nights at this property in Franschhoek. We were referred to them by another establishment that could not accommodate us at our requested dates, and as things unfolded we could have not done a better choice. The current owners Yves and Martine have taken over since less than one year. What... More 

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Benoni
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Ideally situated 1 block from the middle of the main street, good value for money, compact but well appointed rooms, small but adequate breakfast choice topped off with personal attention from the owners. What more could you want for a short stay.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing guest house lovely owners! & staff made our first trip to S.A a very memorable one! You won't be disappointed if you stay at de Alchemist . We wish we had stayed longer than 2 nights! Franschhoek is a lovely lovely place! Lots to see & do. You must do one of the tram wine tour great day out... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed for 3 night at De Alchemist Guesthouse as the last stop on our holiday tour through South Africa. And it was a great way to end it. Apart form Franschhoek being a nice place the guesthouse was perfect. It is a lovely building, that has been restored refurnished by new owners Martine and Yves. This done very tastefully... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our large and well appointed garden floor room was exactly what the pictures showed us, even better. We had the feeling of enjoying our own beautiful garden whenever we wanted. Breakfast was plentiful and very good, served in the garden everyday, weather permitting! The owner Yves speaks French, which enabled us to have great chats with him. The room was... More 

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Durban, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely facilities, clean, warm and welcoming. Beautiful old house with delightful garden and two swimming pools (magically light up at night with eco-friendly solar lights). The breakfasts were delicious, a very impressive selection (including fresh seasonal fruit and cheeses) served out in the garden. Located right in the centre of town, so very easy to walk and get to most... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent just one night at this gorgeous bed and breakfast celebrating our 15th wedding anniversary and we are already planning a return trip. The room, garden and pools are beautiful! The breakfast was one of the best we have ever had. The ambience created by they delightful owners means you are comfortable in your room, poolside... More 

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KENT
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I stayed here on the 19th and 20th of March.The owners Yves and Martine have only had the property since September last year and overall ratings are influenced by the neglect of previous owners.We took a bit of a chance when booking but were pleasantly surprised with everything.The guest house is in the middle of Franschhoek yet... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great , well managed,clean guesthouse. Best position possible. Very friendly, helpful, accommodating staff. Large garden with lovely trees and pool to relax in. It IS an old traditional village house, so expect high ceilings and sash windows, not all mod cons!

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Kent, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We expected a ocean view room which we had booked. If you where standing close to the window you could see the sea. If you book here ask for an upstairs balcony room, I am sure they would be so much nicer. Breakfast was fine, but we got the impression that they would like you to have breakfast earlier than... More 

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