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La Fontaine Guest House

4.0 of 5 21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Staffordshire
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

we stayed at this wonderful place for 2 nights this February. We had a large comfortable room which was great apart from the creaky floor which made us giggle at night as my husband gets up for a pee and tries to be quiet which was impossible. The service was warm, helpful and friendly and nothing was to much trouble... More 

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
14 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

La Fontaine is just off the main high street and central to Franschhoek. It is a delightful place to stay, lovely spacious rooms and breakfast served in the courtyard. Kathy was so helpful in making suggestions and bookings that made for a an enjoyable stay. La Fontaine is very welcoming and is great for a short or longer stay in... More 

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Windermere, United Kingdom
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47 reviews 47 reviews
27 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this lovely guest house for 2 nights on our visit to the wine lands. Kathy is a great hostess; very welcoming, helpful and informative and very obligingly phoned round making a restaurant reservation for us. We had an extremely spacious garden room suite, and while the bathroom fittings etc were dated, everything was immaculate and spotlessly clean.... More 

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Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent another wonderful night away at La Fontaine. We had a stunning room in the garden cottages. Pool right outside our patio doors. The staff are amazing and the breakfast great. The guest house is immaculate and we shall be back. Highly recommend Mrs Van Hoesselin and her team.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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17 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a two night stay in La Fontaine Guest House. Our travel agent description of the hotel is 'simple' and without being rude this is what it is. Good comfortable bed, clean sheets, hot water, great location and good breakfast. What more could you want? Very enjoyable stay.

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

Thank you for your review. It is interesting when you look up the meaning of "simple" the dictionary gives the definition of unsophisticated, natural etc. etc. - I think that is what the agent means and what you experienced!! We aim at giving our guests a home from home, relaxed experience . Our expert local knowledge helps our guests to... More 

Reading, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kathie welcomed us and showed us to the orange garden room a big family suite with a double bedroom and 2 single beds in a large living area. The kitchen area was equipped with a fridge-freezer, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities. There were candles in the bedroom which could create a romantic atmosphere for honeymooners. Kathie booked us... More 

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

Franschhoek is situated in a beautiful valley and location where you need to linger for more than one night to sample the wines and food from the many acclaimed restaurants. I am sure you will be back in the near future and we look forward to welcoming you again to La Fontaine. Warm wishes, Kathie More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stayed at La Fontaine over the New Year. We were very impressed with the staff and the location. We walked everywhere- the location was perfect. We were in the first room in the main building and we had no complaints. Felt very safe there and the room was just what we needed for our two night stay. It was... More 

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

Thank you so much for your review. The main house was originally a family home and then converted into a boarding house for girls. Old pupils have returned to ensure that the house has not been spoilt and were especially concerned about the pantry as many a raid had taken place for midnight feasts!! My original staff members have been... More 

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Traveling with my husband and three adult children. The rooms were very comfortable and had everything needed. The staff was welcoming and the breakfast was delightful. It is located just a few blocks from center town allowing for easy access to all of Franschhoek. Very accommodating and highly recommended - a home away from home!

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

The first impression is always the lasting impression!! A warm African welcome with a smile is what you should expect from the staff at La Fontaine. We provide a relaxed home from home atmosphere but keeping in mind the professional aspect of your stay. We hope that you will have wonderful memories of your visit to South Africa and hope... More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We stayed here 2 nights. The staff were very welcoming and helpful in advising about the surrounding areas and hiking routes - thanks Richard! The room no.1 where we stayed was clean but decor wise perhaps bit tired. The building itself is old colonial style lovely building with creaking floorboards - saying that this didn't bother us. Breakfast was good... More 

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

Thank you for your review. The reason why the decor (curtains) might have looked tired was as a result of a previous guest having spilt red wine all over the curtains and they bleached in our effort to get the stains removed. We have since replaced them with new curtains. As we have lived in the Western Cape for most... More 

Victoria, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

We spent 2 wonderful nights here on our 21 day tour with African Sky Tours. One of our favorite towns and surrounding areas to visit. Our daughter had her own charming suite in the garden and our spacious room was upstairs. Nothing was left to chance,even providing extra lighting as there was frequent load shedding or in Canada, power failures... More 

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

Thank you for your review. Franschhoek is certainly a town you can return to many times. It is the 3rd most visited town in SA. It is centrally situated in the winelands and only 1hrs drive to Cape Town. We hope that your daughter will visit us again and bring her friends with her! We wish you a Happy New... More 

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Address: 21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fontaine Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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