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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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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We only came to this place as a result of our travel agents recommendation. The accommodation is luxury within a small 'complex' comprising of several syles. It's situated in a quiet street and only 5 minutes safe walking from the centre of town and all the restaurants, bars and sightseeing bookings. The breakfast is everything you'd dream of from a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a night at the Akademie Street guest house and it was terrific. Our only regret was not staying longer there. Everyone on staff is incredibly nice and our room was really amazing. We stayed in Twyfeling A - and loved it. It's very large and has a sitting area. It still though is really private. One of the... More 

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your brief stay with us. Perhaps, next time you will stay longer! Thanks for the review. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed in the cottage with its own grounds for 2 nights on a break away from Cape Town and would happily have stayed on and on . . . ! Like other reviewers I wished I'd had longer to follow absorb and tranquility and peace of the place. The cottage was stunning and homely and both... 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 kind words. We are delighted you enjoyed your time wiih us and look forward to perhaps welcoming you back to Akademie Street once again. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for two nights in the middle of March. Hazel greeted us and spent a good deal of time talking to us about the guest house and the town and its restaurants. She booked our restaurants and nothing was too much trouble. The first restaurant didn't have a license and Hazel offered to give (not sell) us a bottle... More 

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

Hi Robert F, thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay Akademie Street. We delighted you enjoyed your time here and we look forward to welcoming you back to Akademie Street, in the near future. Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

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7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything about our stay was perfect. From the moment we arrived Declan and his team couldn't do enough for us. We were given a full tour of the facilities and the attention to detail to make you stay as comfortable as possible is quite amazing. Nothing we have ever had at any other hotel and we are avid travellers. From... More 

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

We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and thanks for your kind words. Hopefully we will see you soon again at Akademie Street. Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

Vasteras
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arrived in this lovely little wine place, only for two days..absolutely loved our two bed cottage...beautiful..had a dip in pool with my one year old, sipped g&t in garden..grandma charmed the staff...had most wonderful breakfast...its very convenient for exploring franschhoek and wine farms around it...the host/owner Declan couldn't be more friendly and helpful..we travel a lot so I dont say... More 

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

We are so happy that your family enjoyed your time at Akademie Street. If you get the chance, please do return again, and of course don't forget to bring Grandma along!! Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

To celebrate our first anniversary, my wife and I were looking for a 5 star guest house or hotel situated in the heart of town and despite knowing Franschoek quite well, discovered Akademie street via Tripadvisor. The place was perfect in every sense. Superb service run by a superb team. Our room, the garden and the hotel itself was cosy... More 

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

Thanks for your review and kind words; we really appreciate it!. Hopefully see you again. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team More 

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196 hotel reviews
350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You might wonder why there are nearly a thousand reviews extolling the virtues of Akademie Street. They obvious answer is that it is very , very, good, and in spite of being, by South African standards , expensive, it does offer very good value for money I suppose for me it was the genuine warmth of welcome that came top... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us and hopefully you will come back to Akademie Street again. Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

Dubai
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55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the most beautiful house I've had the pleasure of staying in. Beautifully decorated with art everywhere. Elegant and peaceful with views to stir the soul. The staff are incredibly welcoming and chatty. Our room was stunning with everything we could possibly need. There is even a little kitchenette with a microwave and iron and ironing board. All the... More 

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

Thanks for the review, we are delighted you enjoyed your time at Akademie Street and we look forward to perhaps seeing you again. Declan and the Akademie Team More 

London, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a few days in March 2015. Lovely property very convenient for Franschhoek and all the nearby restaurants - 5 minutes walk in many cases. Declan and his staff are very welcoming and friendly. Felt very comfortable here and well looked after. Highly recommended.

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

Hi Simon P, Thanks for your review and recommendation, and of course we are delighted that you enjoyed your few days at Akademie Street. You are so right ,in saying that we are very convenient to most of the restaurants in the village; we are indeed very fortunate with our location. Hopefully, we may see you again at Akademie Street.... More 

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