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Realou Guest House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   29 Cabriere Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Ranked #38 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014
capetownbiker Cape Town Central, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
13 reviews 13 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Took a chance and booked here for the night. They upgraded us at no extra cost and the manager was a pleasure to deal with. Overall a wonderful find at very reasonable rates. The guest house is close to the main street but far enough away to be very quiet.

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Nairobi, Kenya
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We stayed at ReaLou for seven nights in April 2014 and enjoyed it very much! Our room was big, had a small kitchen (perfect when you have small kids) and a large bathroom. Breakfast was served right outside the room on the veranda. (Unfortunately only cold breakfast is included in the price, hot breakfast is extra.) The garden has a... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

Original booking was lost. I was annoyed as we had recommended to our 6 friends who all got the rooms they booked! Our welcome was good, Innocent was the best! Very knowledgeable and helpful. The room we stayed in was small. Bedside lights not suitable for reading. A very tight squeeze between toilet and shower! Breakfast was continental but more... More

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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Good service and very welcoming on arrival. Helpful giving insight into we're to visit in Franschhoek and relaxing courtyard around the pool. Rooms provide all you need and clean, though is a little of a tight squeeze in the bathroom between shower and toilet in room we had. Recommend staying if in the town as great location and value compared... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

We decided to book and stay at Realou two days prior to arriving and what a good choice! It is very well located and in a quiet street close to popular restaurants and shops. Upon arrival, Innocent (our host), welcomed us very warmly and made us feel right at home. He immediately offered us drinks and proceeded to explain to... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014 via mobile

Phone them directly as we got a cheaper deal than even lastminute.com was offering. Innocent was looking after us and was a great asset, took time to give us recommendations etc. Rooms were lovely apart from the odd cockroach!

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ReaLou, Owner at Realou Guest House, responded to this review

Many thanks for the favourable review except it would have been better if you had identified the difference between Cochroaches and Crickets. Crickets are the ones that rub their hind legs together and make a chirping noise. Currently we have many crickets in the village around this time of the year. You can read more about Crckets Cochroaches and Franschhoek... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This guesthouse was really nice. They had a nice garden with a pool and a nice terass available for everyone. The staff was really helpful and warm. we got upgraded to a better room because they thought we had to little space in ours, which was very thoughtful. We will surely stay there again if we travel to Franschhoek again.

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Leverkusen, Germany
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We had a fantastic two nights in this charming place; everything about the guesthouse was spot on - beautifully and interestingly decorated - perfect welcome - wonderful suite - delicious breakfasts. The rooms were well separated from each other - some in individual cottages - so the atmosphere was quiet and restful. Fantastic pool in the garden! Probably the best... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

Spent two nights at this guest house. Clean comfortable room. Lovely gardens, but unfortunately too cold at the time to use the pool. Owner pleasant and knowledgeable. Staff were attentive and Helpful. Two minutes walk to the Main Street and all the shops and eateries. Franschoek is an interesting place and well worth a visit. There are some good wineries... More

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

It is a wonderfull guesthouse. People are very helpfull and pay attention for your interests. It is located quite close to the middle of the village, so that you can make everything by foot. Only itim is that it is no winery, so that you have to take a car to go there

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Address: 29 Cabriere Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
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Hotel Class:4 star — Realou Guest House 4*
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Realou is a small private Guest House dated back to 1868 and situated in one of Franschhoek's oldest area's located right in the middle of Franschhoek Village next to famous restaurants and shops. Realou stretches across a block on both van Wijk and Cabriere Str on the bottom exclusive vineyard half of Franschhoek Village. Realou is a historical monument painstakingly restored with yellow wood beams quarry tiles, Oregon Flooring, Corrugated Roofing and Cape Dutch Gable. Each suite has its own private outside entrance so your comings and goings are unrestricted. Each Suite has a selection of satellite TV channels and for those with their own laptops free WiFi Access is available on the veranda. Some of the rooms have their own Spa baths but all have walk in showers. Realou has a swimming pool with an Outside Jacuzzi (weather permitting) set in a private lush garden. It has all the comforts one could need to provide a peaceful and restful environment for enjoying the many Gastronomical and Aesthetic delights of this quaint little countryside village situated in the heart of the Wine lands. Safe, secure and private Guests can feel at home while sunbathing next to the pool or having a barbecue with their friends. This is just the escape needed to recover from ones hectic travels or a busy City lifestyle. Realou Franschhoek is a block away from Franschhoek best restaurants & shops and within walking distance to at least three of the Franschhoek wine farms and wine tasting venues. Franschhoek, only 80 km or 45 minutes from Cape Town, is ideally placed en route if you are traveling on the R62 Route, to or from the Garden Route, Hermanus or over the Mountain Pass. It is also less than 30 minutes from Stellenbosch and Paarl. ... more   less 
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