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Ashbourne House Guest House

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47 Huguenot Street | P.O. Box 31, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent two nights in early July at the Guest House. We were the only guests staying and since the owners do not live there it was quite lonely in the evenings when we were back from our wine tours or the trip to the Stellenbosch and Hermanus. The guesthouse itself is very nice though the charm would have come... More 

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Rooiels, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This elegant, comfortable guest house is a short stroll from the main street through Franschhoek and thus all its attractions. Hosts, Tim and Nadia, are warm and welcoming and my visit was prefaced by an email, suggesting restaurants and offering to make bookings. My room was spacious and tasteful, with a small living area offering a couple of comfy easychairs.... More 

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AshbourneFranschhoek, Owner at Ashbourne House Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Diana, Thank you so much for your super review - despite the burst water pipe in the road and the power cut in the morning (I guess, that's Murphy's law). We are looking forward to welcoming you again. Kind regards, Tim and Nadine More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We had a memorable stay in Ashbourne House. The hotel is really charming, clean and elegant. It has a lovely pool area surrounded by trees which makes the perfect spot to relax after a wine tour. However, what makes the stay unforgettable are Tim and Nadia, who welcome you straight away and go the extra mile to give you tips... More 

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AshbourneFranschhoek, Owner at Ashbourne House Guest House, responded to this review

Thanks for that fantastic review, guests like you make work fun. More 

Germiston, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We have stayed at Ashbourne House several times when visiting Franschoek in the past and have always found it very comfortable and the hosts Russell and John very helpful. We were surprised to find new owners this year and wondered whether it would be run with the same high standard. We didn't need to worry, however and we enjoyed our... More 

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Having stayed in a lot of guest houses on our trip to South africa the one that stays in our mind was out stay at Ashbourne house. Our room was very spacious and the owners Tim and nadine were very helpful in recommending walks,restaurants and winerys. Breakfasts were a real treat with fresh fruit, homemade musili and much more. .... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Had a recent overnight stay at the Ashbourne and overall it was very good. Tim, the owner, was very friendly and accommodating. Room (including the bathroom) were spacious and clean and breakfast in the morning was plentiful and fresh. Only 'negatives' were that the TV in the room wasn't particularly good or well located and that the wi-fi only really... More 

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AshbourneFranschhoek, Owner at Ashbourne House Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Rob, Thank you very much for your kind review. The Wi-Fi issue is solved now: Just last week, a powerful professional Wi-Fi was installed, that gives excellent coverage to all rooms and the pool area. Hope you will get a chance to try it our during your next visit. Very best regards, Tim More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Ashbourne House is a very attractive guest house, conveniently located in Franschoek, with attractive garden and pool. The breakfasts are excellent and the owners Tim and Karen are extremely helpful in booking restaurants and offering advice on visiting wineries and other activities. A minor negative - the windows in our room were too small for our preferences.

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

A delightful guest house run by two lovely and very accommodating people. Spacious rooms with all the necessary amenities in a modern yet beautiful house that has had an historical past. Great location only minutes from the town yet in a secluded and quiet spot. Our host and hostess went that extra mile to help us by suggesting places to... More 

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Western Cape, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

A very romantic feel about this place. modern and well kept with rustic old world charm. I absolutely loved this weekend away, our host Tim made reservations at some fantastic restauarants for us aswell at Roca and The French Connection. the location is in the heart of Franschoek yet not too close to the bustling traffic . Beautiful wooden deck... More 

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AshbourneFranschhoek, Owner at Ashbourne House Guest House, responded to this review

Dear Guest, What a great reward for our work to get such a positive feedback. Thank you so much and hope to see you both again, soon. Tim and Nadine. More 

Bristol
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Ashbourne House changed ownership earlier this year and, as a returnee, I was delighted that the character and excellent hospitality in the guest house has been maintained by the new owners, a charming young couple who are determined to make their new venture a success. The staff remain committed to retaining the impeccable standards of cleanliness and the high quality... More 

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AshbourneFranschhoek, Owner at Ashbourne House Guest House, responded to this review

Dear John, it was a pleasure having had you and Anne as our guests - and after having come back for so many years now, we are even more happy that Nadine and I as new owners could meet up to the high standards you were used to from your previous visits. We will be delighted to see you again... More 

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