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La Fontaine Guest House

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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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glasgow
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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11 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Dormansland, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

England
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night in a family room, of which was very clean and large but we found the décor to be very dark which in turned made the room feel dreary. The location was spot on, just a couple of mins walk to the main road. The owner was very polite and helpful and gave us a guided tour... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We apologise if you felt you were "told off" but we have now put name boards on the tables as we find that guests choose any table and sit down at a table of 4 when there are only 2. We pride ourselves in offering the freshest breakfast with a large bowl of fresh fruit... More 

Staffordshire
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Oh! for creaking floors - I wonder how the school girls sneaked out without being caught when La Fontaine was a girls' boarding house !! There are no rooms on the ground floor in the main house so you would not have disturbed anyone! The birds that come to the juice bottle are so beautiful and you can see where... More 

Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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82 reviews 82 reviews
16 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Location is a key factor for any business and we are very fortunate to be in the right spot! La Fontaine is very central but as no buses or big lorries have access to our road, it is very quiet. As Richard and myself have lived in Franschhoek since 1982, we have seen many changes and are able to give... More 

Windermere, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
27 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

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

Thank you for your kind review. We do encourage guests to make pre-bookings to restaurants in the high season but if this is not the case, we do our utmost to make sure that we obtain a booking so that they can enjoy the world-class cuisine Franschhoek has to offer and what it has become famous for besides the breath-taking... More 

Cape Town, South Africa
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

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

Thank you so much for your review. We look forward to hosting you again at La Fontaine. We are proud to say that our return rate is 25% and people like yourselves will always be welcomed with open arms as if it were your first to La Fontaine. Looking forward to seeing you again. Many thanks, Kathie More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

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 

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