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The Coach House
5 Dirkie Uys Steet | Southern Suburbs, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #18 of 58 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
New York City, New York
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5 hotel reviews
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“Friendly hosts, lovely rooms, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We stayed in one of the rooms in the main house, and it was just like being at home! Everything was remarkably clean and cozy, the bathroom was huge, and there were nice little snacks, too. It really felt like being a guest at a friend's house, without the feeling of a zillion people having stayed in the bed. The sheets were crisp and pristine and luxurious.

Sharon was an absolute delight, and the breakfast was delicious. We met her husband on the last day, and he is a riot!

Furthermore, this B&B is centrally located. We walked to the main drag of the town from here (it is about a block off, so it's still quiet) and dined at Reuben's and Kalfi's (great lamb burger), though you'll probably want a car to get to La Petite Ferme, since it's on an incline, giving a great view of the valley.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Des Moines, Iowa
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33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2012

Franschhoek is a beautiful village in wine county and the Coach House is a charming place to stay. Although the property is a 4 overall, it is a 5 for the price range. Our garden room was very nice with a small patio and modern tiled bathroom. Sharon and Charlie were extremely helpful with suggestions for eating, wineries and hiking. The location is excellent, just a block off the main street and within walking distance of shops and many restaurants. Franschhoek and the surrounding area is one of the most beautiful places we have ever been. You will not be disappointed with a stay here.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

The Coach House is a fantastic place to stay. Lovely rooms, great breakfast and fantastic hosts, especially Sharon. I couldn't fault our stay and with Franschhoek a short stroll away with lovely boutique shops and really good restaurants what more do you want. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Walsall, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Made to feel very welcome by Sharon. The accommodation was spotlessly clean and ideally situated for a short walk into the centre of Franschhoek.
We loved Franschhoek and staying at the Coach House was one of our best overnight stays in South Africa.
Sharon even arranged a surprise picnic at Solms Delta Vineyard which was perfect to celebrate Richard's 65th birthday. - Also highly recommended.
Would certainly stay at The Coach House again.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2012

Don't go here if you want superb good value accomodation in a lovely setting, easy walking distance to some great restaurants, interesting places to visit every day and last but not least being looked after by Sharon and Charlie-two of the greatest characters you will ever meet.

Room Tip: We had the far end garden room which was very private.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

Sharon and Charles have made this into a charming and stylish accommodation. They are so welcoming and helpful and nothing is too much trouble. We arrived early Sunday evening and Sharon offered immediately to telephone various restaurants to enable us to get a table.(Sundays very busy night). The rooms are lovely and the breakfast excellent.
Situated withing walking distance of the main street this is the perfect place to stay in Franschhoek.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2012

Exceptional B&B; a lovely welcome from Sharon; spotlessly clean and very comfortable for exploring Franschoek. Wholeheartedly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Address: 5 Dirkie Uys Steet | Southern Suburbs, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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