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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 #20 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Skene, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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
7 helpful votes 7 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

Cape Town
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

What a truly magnificent Guest House located in the magnificent village of Franschoek! Even with some many luxurious options available in the village we settled on La Fontaine where we booked several rooms to accommodate 20 of my best mates to join in my 40th birthday celebrations! The service was excellent, rooms luxurious and spacious, close to the main hub... More

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

Thank you so much for choosing La Fontaine for your birthday celebrations. We look forward to the next celebration where you can once again enjoy our facilities. Do not wait for the next big celegration but come and stay with us soon as we are offering winter specials. Warm wishes, Kathie More

Durban, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We had the pleasure of spending a night at La Fontaine Guest House. The room was well appointed with a lounge and TV, and extremely comfortable. A nice touch was the Sherry with two glasses ! The staff were extremely friendly, and nothing was too much trouble for Kathie, the owner. Very well positioned close to all the restaurants/Bars in... More

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

It is an absolute pleasure having guests like yourselves to stay at La Fontaine. One night is too short but as you say you will be back again soon to enjoy what Franschhoek and La Fontaine has to offer you. Looking forward to seeing you again. Warm wishes, Kathie More

cape town
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

There are many guest houses to choose from in Franschhoek and this is certainly a wonderful choice. My husband and I stayed there a few weeks ago and loved the house, the room, the hosts, the position in the village - so close to everything, but beautifully quiet. A great spot. Thank you

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

Thank you so much for your very positive review. It is interesting to note that Franschhoek is the 3rd most visited spot/town in South Africa. Please encourage your family to visit Franschhoek and of course stay at La Fontaine. Warm greetings, Kathie More

London, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Wonderful hosts, beautiful accommodation, relaxing atmosphere ideally located for the local restaurants (all of which are v good and a few minutes walk away) with nice little touches such as complementary marsh mellows and a glass of port on tap and the best breakfast by far on our trip. We can't recommend this enough

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

Thank you so much for your great rating of 10/10 We have had an amazing season and I am pleased that my staff has been able to maintain the high standards and goals that I set for them! We are so fortunate to be situated in the village of Franschhoek and we hope that we will see you and or... More

Soest, Germany
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Big thanks to Cathy and staff for providing a wonderful stay. We stayed in one of the garden cottages as a family with more than enough room a small kitchenette, fridge etc easy access to pool. Everything was spotlessly clean and breakfast was more than ample! Cathy recommended and made reservations for our dinner along with a local tour guide... More

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

It was a great pleasure having your family to stay at La Fontaine. I am so glad that the day tour that we organised was a great success. The Orange Family suite is ideal for a family of 4. I hope that your trip to South Africa was a memorable one and that you will return to this beautiful valley... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

We only stayed at La Fontaine for 1 night during our honeymoon trip in South Africa but wish we could have stayed longer. We had a lovely greeting from Kathie who was as excited as us about our honeymoon! Despite an early arrival we were made to feel very welcome and leaving our bags before we disappeared wine tasting was... More

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

Thank you so much for your great review. We hope that you will come back to La Fontaine to celebrate a wedding anniversay and bring your family and friends. Best wishes, Kathie 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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La Fontaine welcomes you into the heart of Franschhoek (1 hour drive from Cape Town International airport). Experience country hospitality in this gracious, centrally situated home with spectacular mountain views. We offer fourteen double rooms en-suite; five upstairs in the main house, one downstairs; four garden suites, one of which is suitable for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. These garden suites have their own entrances, patios, wood burning fireplaces, DSTV, fridges. In our adjacent Victorian building we offer 3 double rooms en-suite, one of which is wheelchair friendly and a garden suite which is suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. The Victorian home, Campbell House, can be hired out in its entirety for a family group. Within walking distance to restaurants, galleries and shops. Children welcome. Wheelchair friendly. Off-street and secure parking. Free Wifi. Wine tasting, hiking, horse riding, fly fishing, golf, tennis all nearby. ... more   less 
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