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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 #16 of 55 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
31 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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26 reviews 26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Stockholm, Sweden
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

Our deluxe room was very nice and the only thing we were missing was a fridge and conditioner for the hair. They have a parkingarea for hotelguests. Breakfast was OK but we missed some good bread and charcuterie. The poolarea is very small but most of the times we were the only couple there.

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31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Wonderful location on the main street. Our room was lovely and was large and airy with mountain views. The small pool area was spoilt by having the kitchen back door opening onto to it with staff coming and going (Could do with a screen). The breakfast was limited with only one fruit juice, no croissants or other breads/pastries. However, freshly... More

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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

WE stayed one night in Franschoek on a quick escape from Cape Town. Rusthof is very well located, right on the main road, but our room was in the back and was nice and quiet. Service was very friendly and helpful. They made reservations at Reuben's restaurant which was literally 5 minutes walk down the road. the room was very... More

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed two nights at Rustoff on our honeymoon trip to SA. We HIGHLY recommend this location. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. Our room was gorgeous - I didn't want to leave! Everything was clean and spacious. The location is just perfect for walking to shops and restaurants. Breakfast was great and we enjoyed sitting in the living room... More

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

What a wonderful discovery in Franschoek, ideally located, central in the town, yet quiet and peaceful. What makes staying at Rusthof even better is the amazing Jessica who in our opinion has to be the friendliest, most helpful, warm welcoming manageress we have yet encountered. Elegant and comfortable rooms, quaint, serene garden and pool area. Worth every star.

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Also Known As:
Rusthof Country House Hotel
Rusthof Country House Hotel Franschhoek
Address: 12 Huguenot Street | PO Box 188, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #16 of 55 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rusthof Country House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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