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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 #19 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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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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Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Our second stay at La Fontaine, 5 years apart, and still excellent. We have stayed in the Lemon suite and Lavender suite now - both very cozy with their own log fires. Lemon suite slightly better as more spacious for longer stays. Location is great - walking distance to everything Franschhoek has to offer. Absolutely no downsides at all.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We are a family of four who stayed in two of the "garden" rooms in August. The rooms are SO comfortable and warm, and our hosts were really friendly and knowledgeable, giving my husband tips on where to go birdwatching (the garden itself was an excellent starting place), booking restaurants for dinner, and recommending places to visit. We had a... More

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Maryland
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24 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed in a piece of history - our tour group comprised of five people stayed in the Victorian Campbell House – we occupied all three rooms and had the entire house to ourselves. A working fireplace and complimentary port added to the cozy atmosphere. The kitchen fridge was well stocked - drinks recorded by the guest on the honour system.... More

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

Thank you so much for your in depth review. We are very fortunate to be located close to the shops and restaurants. In any business, location is of prime importance! Winter has set in now but in a few weeks time it will be Spring so the gardens will be full of blossoms. The fruit trees in the Franschhoek Valley... More

Farnham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

La Fontaine was very welcoming, friendly & comfortable - it felt like home to us given our party of 8 were all placed together in the upstairs room with access to a sitting room & balcony. The outstanding thing about all our rooms were the amazing bathrooms & showers. Kathie made us all feel very much at home & it... More

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

Thank you so much for your great review. Lasting memories are what makes the world go around! I am so pleased that you were able to experience the true South African hospitality which we are so well known for. David is a local wine tour guide which we highly recommend and make use of his services whenever we can. If... More

Skene, Sweden
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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 July 7, 2014

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 June 20, 2014 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
8 helpful votes 8 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, South Africa
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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

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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*
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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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