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La Fontaine Guest House

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21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nicely situated just tucked off the main street. Owner and staff were very friendly.So much more personal than staying in a hotel. Easy access to Franschhoek and it's restaurants, although one of the best is 30 metres away.

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

Thank you for your great review - your short description says it all - centrally situated, safe walking distance to the restaurants; friendly and informed staff. We hope that on your next visit to Franschhoek that you will linger longer in this beautiful valley. Warm greetings, Kathie + Richard More 

Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 611 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

La Fontaine is an attractive old Franschoek mansion converted to a comfortable and convenient small guest house. It is very well located, just a block off the main street and within easy walking distance to shops and restaurants. The neighborhood is quiet and upscale. Off-street parking is available, but it rather tight. My wife and I stayed here for two... More 

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

Thank you so much for your informative review! La Fontaine was built in 1926 and as it was originally a private home (Headmaster of the local school) and then a boarding school for girls, I have asked the school to provide me with some photos from their archives so that we can look back into the past at its rich... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I have stayed at La Fontaine several times but this is my first review. Last week I spent one night, in an upstairs room of the main house. The room was huge and very comfortable. It was also warm which was welcome as it was a chilly night. The bedding was fabulous - thick duvet with crisp cotton sheets, pure... More 

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

Thank you so much for finding the time out of your very busy schedule to write this review. There is always room for improvement and we could add croissants to the breakfast menu. Your client was very excited about his stay at La Fontaine. Even with my limited understanding of French I could grasp what he was saying! I hope... More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights in April bringing the winter weather with us. We stayed in Room 2(I think) upstairs in the Main House. We had a very large bedroom with a dressing area off and a large bathroom with walk-in shower and standalone bath. I am truly becoming very spoiled. Plenty of towels and toiletries provided. Free wi-fi was... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. Yes, indeed you were in Room 2 upstairs in the main house with beautiful mountain views. All the facilities at La Fontaine are for the sole use of the guests. We are fortunate to have an upstairs TV room which opens out onto a balcony where you can enjoy a glass of wine... More 

Scotland
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have visited two years ago and this time asked if we could have the same room and we did. Management are amazing - everyone seems to be treated like an individual even although they are constantly busy and lots of changes of guests as people pass through Franschhoek.

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

Thank you so much for your review. All guests that stay with us at La Fontaine are special to us. Those who return year after year make up about 25% of our bookings. We look forward to seeing you soon. Warm greetings, Kathie More 

Manchester, England
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

We stayed for one night only in the family room. Thoroughly enjoyed the location and the facilities in the room. There was a lovely verandah and easy access to the swimming pool and breakfast area. The manager and staff were friendly and helpful. The family room could be improved by having the TV in the lounge rather than the main... More 

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

Hi there Thank you so much for your review. The family room is tucked away in the corner of the garden in the swimming pool area with a private patio which is very suitable for families with children. I have taken note of your suggestion that the TV would be better placed in the open plan room instead of the... More 

glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Lovely traditional guest house within walking distance of the Main Street and all the restaurants in this very pretty town. We were made to feel very welcome and our room on the 1st floor of this old villa (room5) was large and bright, with an enormous bathroom and direct access onto a shared large veranda and small lounge. The breakfasts... More 

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

Thanks for your review. We are very fortunate to have 2 traditional buildings at La Fontaine where space has not been compromised. The 5 rooms in the main house are spacious and light and all individually decorated. The weather has been pleasant enough to serve breakfasts outside under the pergola and recently we have had 2 sets of guests who... More 

USA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

We stayed only one night. Found the location to be excellent, a block off the main street. The owner helped us make a dinner reservation and was otherwise very accommodating. We were there for what was alleged to be the hottest day in a decade, so were quite thankful for that the air conditioning worked in the room and that... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. March in Franschhoek can be hot but we have had a relatively cooler month but it has been necessary to use the air cons which we have in each room. During the high season it is essential to make pre-bookings at the nearby restaurants but if you have not done so we will gladly phone... More 

Dormansland, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Very well located to town, quaint house and garden rooms. We had room opposite swimming pool in garden, very comfortable. Owner and staff very friendly and helpful, especially for suggesting and sorting restaurants as we hadn't appreciated how busy places get. Whilst a little bit dated it added to charm and certainly a good place to stay

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

Franschhoek is the place to be for breath-taking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class cuisine, finest wines and peaceful surroundings and added to that a lovely garden suite at La Fontaine! South Africa, and especially the Cape, is known for its friendliness - smile and the whole world smiles with you. We hope to welcome you back to La Fontaine on your... More 

Frangy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

La Fontaine is a lovely old house within minutes of the centre of Franschhoek. We had a lovely room with patio beside the pool. The owners were very helpful, with many recommendations for restaurants.

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

Thank you for your review. There is nothing better than local knowledge which we can offer as we have lived in Franschhoek for +- 33 years and been involved in the local community. La Fontaine was originally a family home built in 1926 and then turned into a girls' boarding house. It was called Linquenda, which I understand means one... More 

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