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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
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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72 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in Gelatenheid- which is a double storey guest suite witha private pool and wrap around balcony at the back of the property. it has its own kitchen and the most wonderful up stairs bedroom witha private sitting room. The suite get wonderful sunlight and sitting next to the swimming pool one cab easily fall asleep. Service of the... More 

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Marple, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Superb accommodation, stunning gardens. Walking distance to all the central amenities. A fabulous choice of food at breakfast. The staff are helpful and friendly, the new owners are adding more facilities which will be stunting for bbq's

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Dover, Delaware
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The room, decor, staff, breakfast and views were all incredible. A must stay. One of the best hotels in the world..We had our own atrium with private dining room and garden and a view of the mountains. Beautiful. We WILL stay here again if/when we return to Franschoek.

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

Hi Dover, thank you so much for your great review of your recent stay at Akademie Street. It really does mean a lot to everyone, here at Akademie Street to receive such positive feedback! Thank you again and please do come back to us, should you get the chance. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

Beirut, Lebanon
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Amazing place. It's like a group of villas connected by gardens and fenced to the outdoor world. Every person can find his suitable room whether family, couple, etc. We only stayed one night but yet we loved the place! The water in winter is kind of yellowish though but I think it's normal. The bar was FREE of charge. Laundry... More 

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

Hi MyriamNajm, thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Akademie Street. We are delighted that you enjoyed your brief time with us and hope that you can stay longer next time!! Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

London, UK
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150 reviews
118 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 251 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here when it was owned by Arthur and Katherine, and my review said it all - magical and unique place. However this was our first trip after the new management, and unfortunately whilst it is still a special place, the cost compared to other establishments in Franschhoek now made me question the value for the offering. The nice... More 

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

Hi tal 27, and thanks for taking the time to review your stay at Akademie Street. We have actually maintained the exact same prices and pricing structure, for our all inclusive offer, from Arthurs time here. Compared to similar places in Franchhoek; of the 8 hotels/boutique hotels our prices come in around the middle of the pack! We remain very... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The tourism in Franschhoek is rapidly growing and with the amazing scenery of the wine farms and mountains, it’s a must to visit the guest house at 5 Akademie Street. We were welcomed with friendly staff and Mr Declan. All the staff was helpful and full of smiles. They assisted us very quickly with dinner reservations, without any fuss. The... More 

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

Hi Kim O, thank you for your review and its great you enjoyed your brief stay with us. Franschhoek is indeed a magical place and hopefully we can do justice to this wonderful village! Look forward to seeing you soon on Akademie Street. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a beautiful house and garden all for ourselves. Everything we could possibly need was there - and more. Because we were only there for one night, we decided that there was so much to do that we could not waste time sleeping. Too many magazines and books, a bottle of wine of our choice ( apart from the... More 

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

Thank you Martie d for your review and we are so happy you enjoyed your time with us. You are so right - we are so lucky with our location! Please do visit us again and I'll try not to lose my accent!! Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

Boston, MA
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the akademie my only complaint was it wasn't long enough. The town of Franschhoek is beautiful with the surrounding mountains providing a stunning backdrop. The akademie is a perfect location, accommodations are wonderful, from the noise barrier door that makes you feel like you are in your own private house versus staying at a boutique hotel.... More 

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

Thank you for you review and your kind words. Hopefully next time, you may be able to stay longer! Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Coming to Franschoek to have a wine tour and explore this lovely little town, the Akademie is well situated, with very comfortable rooms, and does a magnificent breakfast (almost too good!). A great place to relax in the evening both before going out and coming back in for a last coffee before bed. Nothing is too much trouble for the... More 

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

Thanks for your review of your stay at Akademie Street and we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. We look forward to your next visit! Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

Queens, NY
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at the Akademie on the final leg of our honeymoon in South Africa and it was a great way to close out our trip. We were in the Gelatenheid, the standalone house on the property and it was beautiful. Located just far enough away from the Main Road where most of the restaurants and shops are, we could... More 

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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, We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in the very near future. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Street Team. More 

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