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La Petite Dauphine

5.0 of 5 Ranch   |   Excelsior Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014
MerleJ14 Johannesburg, South Africa
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

My Husband and I have visited Franschoek on numerous occasions and I must say every place we stay in has its own special charm, so having booked into La Petite Dauphine for the 1st time we were once again overwhelmed by the beauty,seclusion & magnificent suites of the place. We were upgraded to no. 8 on Olive which for me... More

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San Francisco, California
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We booked 3 nights at La Petite Dauphine and could not have been more pleased. The property is spectacular, the accommodations were great and the service was top notch. We had a one bedroom cottage with nice living area, very comfortable bedroom and great bathroom. Many nice touches like a decanter filled with Port, heated bathroom floors and towel warmers.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014 via mobile

Great accommodation - rooms are spacious with all sorts of luxurious touches; beautiful setting; amazing food at Cafe BonBon. We spent the first two nights of our honeymoon here and I don't think we could have chosen a more perfect spot.

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Knysna, South Africa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

La Petite Dauphine remains one of our favourite South African destinations and it is a small hotel that we return to time and again. From the moment that you arrive at the imposing entrance up to the time you leave the experience is magical. Stephan is very efficient at booking a room and then tries to accomodate all the changes... More

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Kenilworth, New Jersey
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

I stayed here with my husband for one night as a special treat - and what a special treat it was. The setting is totally private and you are not 'bothered' by anyone. The vineyard is beautiful and invites for walks and, of course wine tasting. As we stayed here on a very cold rainy winter night, we enjoyed a... More

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Sydney, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this guest farm amongst the vineyards of Franschhoek. Stefan welcomed us and directed us to our cottage. The room we stayed in was huge and came with a fireplace which we put to good use given the atrocious weather during our stay (not our hosts' fault!). We were also offered a selection of DVD's... More

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Lisbon, Portugal
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

BEST hotel/b&b/lodging in which we've ever stayed. We arrived for three days on our honeymoon, and LPD left us both wishing we could just cancel the rest of our itinerary and stay for another week... LPD has thought of literally everything, and we could not find the slightest fault. It rained every day we were there (in June), and yet... More

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Windhoek, Namibia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

My husband and I stayed in spacious chalet 4 and had a wonderful time. The picturesque setting was a feast for the eyes and pure luxury. I enjoyed laying on the back porch reading and the self served espresso was lovely. The fire place added to the ambiance and our chalet was walking distance to cafe BonBon for breakfast and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Spend 6 days at La Petit with friends from Australia in February 2014, the service, 6 star accommodation & appointments - absolutely fantastic. The location is perfect for touring around the Cape Wine lands area as well as a great place to "chill out "and unwind. Facilities and surrounding gardens and architecture wonderful. This was our 5 visit to Franschhoek... More

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East Devon
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8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Wonderful farm estate high up in the Franschhoek valley. Huge suite ( looked as though there was another bedroom behind locked doors) and luxurious fittings with super comfy bed. Lots of outdoor seating/ loungers but would have benefitted from some cushions for comfort. No shade (eg parasols) by pool area and pool was suffering a bit from vegetation being blown... More

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Address: Excelsior Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — La Petite Dauphine 5*
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La Petite Dauphine is a picturesque estate set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards. The historic working fruit and wine farm has superior accommodation on offer. An archway formed by cypresses, white roses and agapanthus lines the long driveway and leads to manicured lawns and garden beds bursting with colour and fragrance. The Nine Suites are superbly decorated with views over dams, sun kissed orchards, vineyards and the breathtaking Franschhoek mountains. Guests will be pampered with soft gowns and fluffy towels, other amenities are also provided to make the stay truly comfortable. Suites are climate controlled, with under tile heating, heated towel and wood burning fireplaces for chilly winter nights. Addiitional features include complimentary WiFi, Nespresso Coffee Makers and Blu Ray DVD machines. Breakfasts are served at the Café BonBon, a 200 year-old restored wine cellar, set amongst old oak trees. The Cafe is also open for lunch and intimate dinners on selected evenings with a menu featuring seasonal ingredients. The Studio at La Petite Dauphine is the perfect location for intimate weddings the farm is able to host.Veruska's Wine Bar at La Petite Dauphine exudes a relaxed rustic ambience within exposed brick walls and offers exlusive wine tastings for neighbouring Haut Espoir Wines estate. ... more   less 
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