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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse

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5 Akademie Street | PO Box 275, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, CA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

When we read all the reviews of Akademie House we thought there was no way it could live up to the hype. Yet is was even better than we expected. We stayed in Twyfeling B (for 4 nights) which was a wonderful room plus it included a conservatory, where a private and delicious breakfast was served to us each day.... More 

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Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at Akademie Guest house for three nights as part of our 20 day itinerary in South Africa. We loved it! Declan, the manager, is delightful. He made sure we had everything we needed. All his recommendations for restaurants were accurate. I wish we could have stayed longer and tried all of them. The staff was terrific, breakfast superb.... More 

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AkaFhk, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi gramma-Jill-S, thank you so much for your kind words and we are all delighted that you loved your time on Akademie Street. Hopefully next time, you will be able to stay with us for longer. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Street Team. More 

phoenix, arizona
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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent three nights here before the long trip home. Our cottage with an unpronounceable name had lots of history and plenty of comfort. Relaxing space well appointed with plenty of room and a comfortable bed. Grounds are stunningly beautiful. Breakfast was the best I had in Africa. Those tomatoes are amazing. Staff friendly and very helpful. No problem for a... More 

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AkaFhk, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Redoak, thank you for your review and we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and did not let the 'load shedding' (power cuts) interfere with this! As you say,this has become a feature of life in South Africa, but thankfully has had very little impact, if any, upon us here on Akademie street. We look forward to... More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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75 reviews 75 reviews
35 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The service is very good and the breakfast is outstanding. The hotel offers free wine that's so good you may not even make it to the vineyards, at least not in time for your reservations at Foliage or Reubens. The decor is a bit uneven, but it's a high end guesthouse, not a boutique hotel.

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AkaFhk, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Akademie Street and it's great that you enjoyed your time with us. Hopefully we will see you again soon, Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

Montreal, Canada
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel was perfect! The staff was extraordinary. The greeting at the hotel was exceptional, warm and friendly; they made you feel welcomed. The rooms are exceptionally beautiful, well decorated and spacious. The bathroom is particularly novel and really comfortable. The bedroom had a large bed, linens were comfortable and soft, space heaters and air conditioning to accommodate for warm... More 

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AkaFhk, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and taking time to review your stay on Akademie Street. We are delighted that you loved both Franschhoek and Akademie Boutique Hotel and Guest house. Hopefully see you soon. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I had the pleasure of staying two nights at Akademie Street and we wish we had stayed at least one more. The property was beautiful and the location was great, but the service is what really sets this hotel apart. The staff was so wonderful and accommodating, we felt so taken care of throughout our entire stay.... More 

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AkaFhk, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Jessica Y, we are delighted that you and your husband enjoyed your honeymoon/anniversary on Akademie Street and hopefully next time you will stay longer! Thanks for the review. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

Winston Salem, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We had made our reservation well in advance and were looking forward to our stay. As a very frequent travellers I can say this is one of the most special places we have stayed. The attention to detail and the outstanding staff makes this property truly exceptional. Examples: A phone is made available for your use, pre-programmed with the local... More 

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AkaFhk, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and it's great you enjoyed your time in both Franschhoek and at Akademie Street. We too, can't wait to you return!! Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team More 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I travel a lot with work and have been lucky enough to stay in some pretty amazing hotels but Akademie Street is in a league of it's own. Not only is the location perfect for fine dining and wine tasting but the hotel itself is perfection. You are given total privacy and every little detail has been taken care of... More 

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AkaFhk, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Angela J, many thanks for your review and lovely words; we really appreciate them! Its great that you enjoyed your time in Franschhoek and at Akademie Street. Please don,t be a stranger! Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Excellent accommodation. Friendly and helpful staff. Private breakfast room and conservatory. Did the booking via booking.com. worked perfectly. Near the centre of town and many if the good restaurants. Highly recommended. Quiet part of town at night

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AkaFhk, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Hi Josias d, thanks for taking time out and reviewing your stay at Akademie Street. We are so happy you enjoyed your tme with us and hope to see you again very soon, Declan and the Akademie Team More 

Cape Town, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

My husband and I had the privilege of staying one night at the beautiful Akademie Street Hotel and Guest house during the week end of the Franschhoek literary festival. As a result of the choice of interesting reading we found inside Gelatenheid, we spent the entire evening right there. It was a bit like being at home, just much better!... More 

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AkaFhk, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse, responded to this review

Thank you Ilze B fpr your kind words and hopefully, you will visit us again in the very near future. Declan and the Akademie Street Team. More 

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