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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
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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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London, UK
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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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Just stayed the one night with my wife and on one of the stormy Cape nights. However the accomodation and great service from Declan & Stacey more than made up for the weather ! We wanted to try Foliage restaurant and Declan made reservations for us and couldn't do enough for us in general. Would highly recommend staying here and... More 

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

Hi folks, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay on Akademie Street. We are so happy that you enjoyed your tme with us and hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We have never felt so strongly about recommending an hotel as we do about Akademie Street. From the moment Declan opened the door, to the final hug goodbye to Stacey and staff, we were treated to exceptional hospitality and unrivaled service. They are the pinnacle of excellence, and all the staff are visibly committed to ensuring your stay is memorable.... More 

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

Hi Terry L, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay at Akademie Street. Your kind words mean a lot to everyone here on Akademie Street and we very much look forward to welcoming you here again in the near future. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Street Team. More 

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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28 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

This was our third stay here, we were a little concerned about whether the place had changed now that it is under new management........but it is still the same wonderful boutique hotel with a 'home from home' feel. We had the cottage again (Oortuiging) which has so much space and privacy. And it had a new bathroom which we were... More 

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

Hi Boxermad, it was lovely meeting you and we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay, once again, at Akademie Street. We look forward to your next visit!! Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Street Team. More 

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