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La Fontaine Guest House

4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Ranked #19 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed in the Orange room for one night. The location is fantastic.The staff is wonderful. Breakfast was delicious, and the beds were very comfortable. We received great information on the area from the staff. I would highly recommend a stay here.

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice old fashioned room with living area that was bedroom for our teenage kids, we had the bedroom! Clean and quiet, well run hotel lodge. Staff and management were helpful and hospitable making our stay restful while we enjoyed the many vineyards closed by. Room had a log burner that was a welcome thing for August nights in South Africa.... More

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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our second stay at La Fontaine, 5 years apart, and still excellent. We have stayed in the Lemon suite and Lavender suite now - both very cozy with their own log fires. Lemon suite slightly better as more spacious for longer stays. Location is great - walking distance to everything Franschhoek has to offer. Absolutely no downsides at all.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for returning to us at La Fontaine on your second visit. We are proud to say that we have a 25% return or referral by friends rate - we must be doing something right!! We look forward to your 3rd visit. Warm wishes, Kathie + the La Fontaine Team More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are a family of four who stayed in two of the "garden" rooms in August. The rooms are SO comfortable and warm, and our hosts were really friendly and knowledgeable, giving my husband tips on where to go birdwatching (the garden itself was an excellent starting place), booking restaurants for dinner, and recommending places to visit. We had a... More

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. During the winter months we ensure that the rooms are kept warm and cosy with our panel heaters and aircons. The garden suites all have wood burning fireplaces. Our gardens are full of birds as we have encouraged them to visit our gardens by planting indigenous plants and we have a bird feeder for seeds... More

Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in a piece of history - our tour group comprised of five people stayed in the Victorian Campbell House – we occupied all three rooms and had the entire house to ourselves. A working fireplace and complimentary port added to the cozy atmosphere. The kitchen fridge was well stocked - drinks recorded by the guest on the honour system.... More

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your in depth review. We are very fortunate to be located close to the shops and restaurants. In any business, location is of prime importance! Winter has set in now but in a few weeks time it will be Spring so the gardens will be full of blossoms. The fruit trees in the Franschhoek Valley... More

Farnham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

La Fontaine was very welcoming, friendly & comfortable - it felt like home to us given our party of 8 were all placed together in the upstairs room with access to a sitting room & balcony. The outstanding thing about all our rooms were the amazing bathrooms & showers. Kathie made us all feel very much at home & it... More

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. Lasting memories are what makes the world go around! I am so pleased that you were able to experience the true South African hospitality which we are so well known for. David is a local wine tour guide which we highly recommend and make use of his services whenever we can. If... More

Skene, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

La Fontaine offers you very nice accommodation with a warm and nice atmosphere. The rooms are comfortable and beautifully furnished and so is the bathroom. And the breakfast does not make you disappointed either. And this is due to Kathie and Richard know how to take care of you as a guests. So I am sure they are able to... More

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your rview. It was great to meet your extended family. I hope you will return to La Fontaine next year after your yearly comrades marathon run. I am sure you still have a few more years running in you.!! Warm greetings, Kathie + Richard More

South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Looking for a family-friendly getaway that accommodates both the parents' and child's needs can be tough - but the lovely La Fontaine Guest House in Franschhoek delivered way above our expectations! Elegant and old-world, the luxury of our family-suite let Mom and Dad feel pampered with the attention to detail (lovely linens, soothingly tasteful decor, complimentary port) and gave Junior... More

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. I am so pleased you were able to find family accommodation where you could spend quality time together but still have enough privacy. Orange family suite is tucked away in the garden and the children there do not necessarily disturb other guests. We hope you will return to La Fontain on your nhext... More

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014 via mobile

We had the most wonderful few days staying here. Such an interesting and beautiful residence. A good breakfast spread and really comfortable beds in huge elegant bedrooms. Great location to discover the winelands and to top it off a short walk to town with plentiful supply of good restaurants, with a range to suit all. Helpful staff who offered advise... More

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review! We are fortunate to be local South Africans who have a good knowledge of the local area and nationally. If you need to know about local wines, ask Richard! If you need to know about food and restuarants ask Kathie + Dawn! As my assistant, Dawn is a trained chef she has made sure... More

Kingston, England
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We had a wonderful couple of nights at La Fontaine. Our hosts were very welcoming. The room (and the bathroom) was huge. Breakfast was excellent. There is a pool, but the weather was much too cold to try a swim. Franschoek is small enough to explore on foot from the guest house, but you will need some sort of transport... More

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are fortunate to be situated in the heart of the village but in a very quiet area. Our gardens are situated at the back of the buildings and as I sit in my office I can hear numerous birds chirping in the trees as it is a beautiful +-24 degrees winter's day.... More

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Address: 21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
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Hotel Class:4 star — La Fontaine Guest House 4*
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