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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

New York City, New York
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved this hotel, the cottage and staff exceeded our expectations. The location is perfect, the breakfast was delicious and Declan was extremely helpful and patient with our questions and requests. We hope to return.

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

Hi Jordan K, and thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay at Akademie Street. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully we'll see you again soon. Kind Regards, Declan and the Akademie Team. More 

San Francisco, CA
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

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

Hi Debreb, thank you so much for taking the time to write such a wonderful review. We are delighted that we exceeded your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back to Akademie Street soon! Declan and the Akademie Street Team. More 

Florida
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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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33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

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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73 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

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
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

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 

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