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Rusthof Country House

4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   12 Huguenot Street | PO Box 188, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Ranked #22 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014
UrbanTed Winchester, United Kingdom
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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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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We stayed at the Rusthof for 3 nights over Easter weekend, having flown down from the UK for the weekend for a great freind's wedding. The place is nice and small, quiet, private and with very welcoming staff. The room was enormous, with lovely high ceilings, good aircon and a lovely big bathroom. The shower door tended to leak a... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Having stayed here a few times, I always find the staff, especially Jessica, very friendly, warm and welcoming, and always willing to please. The breakfasts are lovely. I note the comments of other reviewers re the rooms and think that the time has come for an upgrade to certain aspects and believe this will be happening. The position is excellent,... More

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London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

This was my 1st visit to Franschhoek and while the town and area did not disappoint one bit, the accommodation unfortunately did. Our search for accommodation began with identifying potential places on the internet and the viewing their websites and researching reviews on them. We made the decision to treat ourselves and pay the rather high room rate of Rusthof... More

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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

The room itself was not spectacular, but it was clean and comfortable. We didn't want to watch TV, but it would have been difficult as it was in a cupboard. We loved the cloisters with the large sofa in an alcove where we sat comfortably and chilled. Breakfasts taken in the front of the guesthouse were good and plentiful. Ruth... More

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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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93 reviews 93 reviews
88 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014 via mobile

This was my 2nd visit and I found my room slightly tired, but still very acceptable. The lounge area is very comfortable and oozes class. Reception was welcoming and efficient as ever. Breakfast was excellent - however we ate dinner in Ryan's Kitchen, which effectively rents the restaurant area for lunch and dinner service....the food was good, but the offhand/unwelcoming... More

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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews 77 reviews
34 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Didn't get off to a great start - Room 2 is smallish, no fridge and poor tv reception with no sat. After three complaints, we were upgraded to a larger room at the same price, same slightly dated style but altogether better. The staff are lovely, breakfast is fine ( lovely staff in the kitchen ) and its centrally positioned... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

bit of a problem dragging our suitcases up and down steps. room ok toilet was broken but it was fixed straight away.tv reception was poor no sat..breakfast was good. good location for the town. swimming pool quite small

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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Very comfortable accommodation, centrally located with off-street parking and easy walking to local shops and restaurants and a 10minute drive from the Franschoek Pass and local Wineries. Welcoming and helpful Team, excellent service and extensive tasty freshly prepared breakfast options. We didn't dine in the on-site restaurant Ryan's Kitchen because we hadn't reserved it separately and it was fully booked... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

This was ok, clean enough and pleasant surroundings but lacking sparkle and compared to other places we stayed, certainly lacked the warm South African welcome and usual attention to detail. No bar facilities. Breakfast ok but a must is eating at Ryan's kitchen, based in the main building but a separate entity

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Boston, Massachusetts
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31 reviews 31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Perfect location when staying in beautiful Franschhoek! The room was clean, and large -- the decor was not our style what so ever, but it worked. The location was amazing -- we walked right out to the main road with a bunch of restaurants and little shops. We never took a cab once! To get to the wineries we took... More

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Address: 12 Huguenot Street | PO Box 188, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rusthof Country House 4*
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Rusthof country house, a classic cape dutch styled home, lies in the heart of the historic french Huguenot Village of Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa. The scenery is spectacular - magnificent mountains, endless vineyards and shady oak trees dominate this beautiful valley. * Rusthof is an exclusive country house catering to no more than 16 guests, ensuring a warm, friendly personal service in gracious and elegant surroundings. * Each of the spacious bedrooms has its own character with pure cotton linen and are tastefully decorated in uniquely individual styles. All rooms have tvs, hairdryers and are en-suite with both bath and shower and are fully air-conditioned/heated. * Wonderfully prepared country breakfasts with fresh fruit, homemade muesli, local cheeses and preserves, followed by a choice of hot country fare are all served in the delightfully decorated French Provencal dining room/kitchen. ... more   less 
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