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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location, free parking lovely surroundings. Garden with two pools. Breakfast fantastic served in garden. This is a magical place either on your own or with friends. Attention to detail makes all the difference. Wine in your room, honour bar we had the bottle of white wine and charged only 50 rand amazing value! We cannot recommend this highly enough.

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Muelheim an der Ruhr, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wonderful garden with pools and lovely maintained. Within easy walking distance to restaurants and shops. Thanks Christopher for your assistance, and thanks Yves and Martine for being very competent hosts. We are looking forward to our next stay.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed April 7 with a group of 6 friends travelling from australia. It's a beautiful small hotel in a great location with two lovely pools and a fantastic breakfast. The hospitality provided is lovely, it's great value and we couldn't recommend it highly enough.

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Doha, Qatar
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in De Alchemist during 27-31st March 2015 as a family of 3 adults with two children (aged 5 and 6). Beds and rooms were comfortable and clean, the hosts Yves & Martine and Manager Christopher are very welcoming, friendly and helpful with bookings and recommendations. The breakfast was very fresh and tasty with fruit, cheese, sausage meat, pastries,... More 

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

From the friendly and efficient welcome, to the excellent breakfast on the terrace, it was a most pleasant experience. The room was large with a lovely view over the gardens to the hills beyond. An oasis of peace just yards from the main street in Franshoek with all its restaurants and bars. We weren't too keen on a free standing... More 

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Rome
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36 hotel reviews
82 helpful votes 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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