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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
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a suite by the pool. Lovely double room and lounge where they had set up three beds for our kids. Delicious breakfast. Really friendly staff. Cathie arranged for one of her staff to babysit for us for two of the nights we were there to allow us to go out together. She was amazing and wasn't fazed at... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Thank you for a wonderful stay. The guest house was clean, beautiful furnished and the food was delicious. We stayed for 2 nights but wished we had booked for more days. We will return in 2015 with the rest of our family. We will recommend La Fontaine to all our friends and family

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Almere-Haven, Flevoland, Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location and very good service. Kids loved the swimming pool next to our room. Oh, and good Wifi! We enjoyed the stay and got very good advice about the restaurants nearby. Laundry service on the same day came in very handy.

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

Thank you for your review. The Orange family suite is ideally situated in the garden near to the swimming pool. La Fontaine's location is a big plus as everything is within easy walking distance. Local knowledge is the best and as we have been in Franschhoek for over 30 yrs we have seen great changes and have extensive knowledge of... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were welcomed by Kathie and her team who showed real enthusiasm about our stay. They took time to find out what sort of thing we liked before making spot on restaurant recommendations and reservations for us. Impressive. The guest house itself is lovely with interesting rooms and furniture, and great character. Amazing views from the balcony, nice to relax... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Althought we only stayed 1 night, we had a great stay. The rooms very nice and warmly decorated. Breakfast in the garden with a full range of options. Should we return for a longer and deeper study of the wines, this would be our first choice.

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

Thank you for your review. The saying goes, smile and the whole world smiles with you!! We would love to have you back to stay with us at La Fontaine but for a longer stay so that you will have more time to taste the wine and good food that Franschhoek is so for. Warm wishes, Kathie More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

From the moment we walked into La Fontaine it felt like home. A wonderful welcome from Kathie the owner who was full of information about local restaurants and which wineries to visit - and she was spot on. We stayed in Campbell House (next to the main house) a Victorian property, with huge bedrooms and bathrooms which were well-equipped, good... More 

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

Wow!! Thank you so much for the best review we have had to date. I hope that the La Fontaine team has matured like a good bottle of wine, delivering the service/product that one expects from a 4-star establishment. We have worked together since 2001 !! Local knowledge is the best which we can offer as we have been in... More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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42 reviews 42 reviews
18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014 via mobile

A warm welcome in a peaceful position only one block back from Franschoek busy main road (only in the daytime). Convenient for restaurants, shops, tram etc. A choice of continental or cooked breakfast served in garden under a vine-covered pergola. Katie, the owner, was helpful and sympathetic providing me with a slice of toast when I was feeling too unwell... More 

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

Many thanks for your review. It is certainly not great when one is ill on holiday but I am pleased I was able to help you feel a little better and that you were able to enjoy our breakfast on one of the mornings! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in SA and that you will return... More 

England
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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Just off the main street but walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants makes La Fontaine perfectly located. The room was large and well appointed and comfortable. Though the weather was cool, the room was not cold. Breakfast was great and we were made welcome.

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

Many thanks for your review. A warm welcome should always be on top of ones list in the hospitality industry as it is the first and lasting impression. Breakfast at La Fontaine is fresh and plentiful to start the day on a good note. The location of La Fontaine is one of its many strong points! We hope you will... More 

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59 reviews 59 reviews
30 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This bed and breakfast is ideally located in Franschhoek. It is minutes away from the center of town. The room was clean, the staff gracious. The hosts offer a continental breakfast in the morning, otherwise meals are taken at the local restaurants. In the center of wine country, there are 47 vineyards nearby. Wish I had time to sample all... More 

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

Hi there, thank you for your review. One night is certainly not enough time to explore the vineyards to "drink in" the amazing scenery, the great wines and dine at the superb restaurants. La Fontaine's proximity to the town is such a plus factor - almost like being at a one-stop open air shopping centre in the middle most beautiful... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We spent 2 glorious nights at La Fontaine in Franschoek . It is absolutely blissful. They have thought of everything to make a thoroughly pleasant stay. Thank you especially to Dawn who kindly organised everything for us to maximise our enjoyment of our visit to Franschoek. Kathie and Richard the owners were also very attentive to the needs of their... More 

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

Your best stay - our best review!!! Many thanks for your sincere, great review. Just a note on the heating in the garden suites. All the garden suites have wood burning fireplaces; wall heaters and aircons that turn into heaters. To conserve electricity, we only switch on the aircons a short while before booking in time. They take a very... 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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