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Whale Cottage Franschhoek

11 Akademie St. | PO Box 51, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Whale Cottage Franschhoek
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Im just going to list my complaints. Easier for you. - massive fist size spiders. - green pool on arrival, blue and fully chloronated and unswimable after 3 hours - no loungebeda by the pool, only after demand - dust under and beside the bed - long life milk past experation date - 4 year old beer - dirty filthy... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

My friends booked this for our weekend away. Great location and we had the whole place to ourselves... ahem including the owner Chris... who could not fathom why we would not want her to join our celebrations. She was in our face constantly! Like non stop! Like she was spying on us and took every gap possible to pop in... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

If you are looking for "just a place to sleep", this place is adequate provided that you are happy to interact with the worst hostess I have ever encountered. Chris the proprietor is anything but accommodating. She is constantly in your face. I could go on about the bad decor as well, but I would never just rather recommend that... More 

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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Despite not letting it ruin our weekend, a group of ladies and myself had a one night stay with this establishment and this is your warning. From the very first moment, Chris, the owner, managed us the way SHE thought it fit. Even though we had booked the entire place, she was trying to oraginise who sleeps in which room.... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I was in Franschhoek with a colleague to work at the literary festival this last weekend. On arrival the wooden gate could only open about a third of the way and we had to squeeze in with our luggage - Chris, the owner said it had swelled from the rain. Got into our room and made a cup of tea... More 

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Nice little place in a lovely location. We were greeted & shown to our rooms plesently. Rooms clean & spacious but unfortunately a few health & safety issues like don't walk around the bedroom with bare feet due to broken / uneven floor tiles & although rugs had been placed over some of the tiles they had to be moved... More 

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Vanderbijlpark, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Very nice location, on the whole we had a pleasent stay, the property needs some serious TLC, the rooms we had were spacious but be aware of the floor tiles some of which were loose and broken and could easily cause injury. The staff were pleasent and the breakfast was OK, unforunatly the safe keys were missing from both our... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

I was attracted to this establishment because of the photographs on SA Venues website. One of the things that attracted me was the fact that they mentioned that they dont have a surcharge for single people. Well, I should have known from the start that I shouldnt go there when the owner denied this as part of their service when... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We are a family of 4 and had a lovely time at Whale cottage. Chris Von Ulmenstein was so helpful in making reservations for us at local wine estates and we had fantastic meals based on her recommendations. Franschhoek is lovely and Whale Cottage is a great location between the mountains and town. The room was fine and the pool... More 

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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

Chris, the owner claims to have over 16 years in hospitality. I don't know how as she is the most awful person to engage with. Our rooms were fine and the housekeeper was kind. We had no issues until breakfast when we were told that men get 2 eggs and women get 1 egg we thought it was a joke... More 

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