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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for a quiet winter weekend. It is a beautiful guesthouse, the gardens are very well maintained and I loved the room decor. The location is perfect. It's in the center of the village within avery easy, and pleasant walking distance to the shops, restaurants, and wine tram. The breakfast was amazing. Daily fresh pastries,... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

de Alchemist was very clean and the rooms were spacious. All our requests for the rooms and for transfers and bookings were organised and clearly communicated. Breakfast was made available very early on our departure. The central location made it ideal for exploring central Franschoek.

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Tilburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Three star accomodation but it gives you four star feelings Nice graden with 2 Pools and a big garden Just 100 meters from mainstreet in quiet street Good staff And last but not least a verry friendly Belgian owner

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The de Alchemist Guesthouse is quite simply stunning and a tranquil experience. A stunning location with mountain views and a 5 minute stroll into the main street. The rooms themselves are tastefully decorated and modern and a great outdoor seating area to chill out in. The breakfasts are divine and plentiful and the team behind the guesthouse were amazing -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

De Alchemist Guesthouse is a little piece of heaven on earth. Thanks to great service and a beautifull room our stay was perfect. The staff are so freindly and helpfull. The backyard has a perfect view of the mountains and the atmosphere is warm and calming. Highley recommended!!

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Johannesburg
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

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 July 20, 2015

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 July 20, 2015

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 July 19, 2015

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 June 30, 2015

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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