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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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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

hereford
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As 2 couples we stayed here for 3 nights in the middle of our holiday. The rooms are large and cosy, with comfortable huge beds. The hotel is in a quiet street but only minutes walk away from all the shops and restaurants. Kathy and her staff were most helpful with advice on things to do and places to eat.... More

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

Thank you for your review. The best advice is from the locals! Richard and I have been in the Franschhoek Valley since 1982 and seen an amazing transformation from a one horse town to what it is today! If guests are departing early before our breakfast time then we ensure that we pack them a healthy picnic breakfast to help... More

Exmouth, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Kathie and her ladies were wonderful. La Fontaine is a quiet guest house close to the town centre which delivered everything we could have asked. Wheelchair accessible, and Kathie even went to the effort of finding suitable shower stools for the shower facilities. Breakfasts were wonderful and her husband a source of knowledge for trips we wanted to make. Once... More

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

It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay with us at La Fontaine. We try our best to make our guests feel welcome and whatever the request, big or small, must be attended to to the best of our ability. We are after all in the hospitality trade!! I am a very homely person so I hope it reflects... More

Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We stayed in the Orange room for one night. The location is fantastic.The staff is wonderful. Breakfast was delicious, and the beds were very comfortable. We received great information on the area from the staff. I would highly recommend a stay here.

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are fortunate to be able to offer a variety of room types at La Fontaine. The Orange Family suite can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children; garden suites; olde world rooms in our Victorian section. Breakfast is an important meal to help you kick start the day. We serve and we buy only... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Nice old fashioned room with living area that was bedroom for our teenage kids, we had the bedroom! Clean and quiet, well run hotel lodge. Staff and management were helpful and hospitable making our stay restful while we enjoyed the many vineyards closed by. Room had a log burner that was a welcome thing for August nights in South Africa.... More

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

Thank you for your review. The Orange family garden room is ideal for 2 adults and 2 children and is set in a peaceful garden with ample privacy. The unit has air conditioning and fans so there is no problem with the heat in the summer. It also has shrubs and trees to offer sufficient shade to keep it cool.... More

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 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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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for returning to us at La Fontaine on your second visit. We are proud to say that we have a 25% return or referral by friends rate - we must be doing something right!! We look forward to your 3rd visit. Warm wishes, Kathie + the La Fontaine Team More

Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
23 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

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

Thank you for your review. During the winter months we ensure that the rooms are kept warm and cosy with our panel heaters and aircons. The garden suites all have wood burning fireplaces. Our gardens are full of birds as we have encouraged them to visit our gardens by planting indigenous plants and we have a bird feeder for seeds... More

Maryland
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29 reviews 29 reviews
25 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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

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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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