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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 #40 of 55 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
1 review
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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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Lovely little hotel tucked in a great location in road parallel to centre of town, literally 50m from all the restaurants and bars. Very friendly family run hotel (offered to drive my suit I left to cape town for me) with good breakfast. Will definitely be staying again.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Our stay at Realou was very nice. Our host explained us everything about the wine region and the most recommended wineries we could see during our short stay of just one night. The economy Room 2 was lovely, clean and we had an excellent sleep. The breakfast was nice as well nevetheless we has a slight hangover from the wine... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

George was great at Realou. Anything you wanted he would be sure to get you it! Nice clean room, great lounge area where we spent most of our time as my husband was on crutches! Breakfasts were great, everything you could want. Overall a nice relaxing break at Realou!

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2013

Great little spot ideally located walking distance from pretty much everything. Service with a smile (and a hug). It's a no frills no fuss experience that caters to all your basic requirements. Even has a Jacuzzi but just remind them to get it going. Thanks!

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

My husband and I stayed at Realou in November 2012 for our 22nd wedding anniversary. We wished we could stay longer but could not leave the kids with family for the whole weekend. George made it very special for us. A pity that the lady at the premises was not very clued up. She could not assist us to book... More

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Also Known As:
Realou Guest House Hotel
Realou Guest House Hotel Franschhoek
Address: 29 Cabriere Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #40 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Realou Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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