After an amazing few nights in Camps Bay we headed to Franschoek for a wine tasting experience. Arriving at the Corner House our thought where that the house was cute and old fashioned just like the rest of Franschoek.
We where greeted and shown to our room by Dick. The room was very cold and very dated, however it had all the requirements one needs. The fireplace was quickly lit and was pretty cool as we dont ever use a fireplace. It warmed us up nicely.
The house is situated just behind the main street which makes it easy to walk to all the cute shops and the ultimate restruant, The Common Room or the Tasting Room if you can afford!! When we got back to our room later that evening, Dick brought us some nice old school water bottles which was very kind of him.
In the morning, we packed up at 9am and we stood outside in the cold for half an hour as we where locked out of the main room where breakfast was to be served. We eventually knocked on a door up some stairs at the back of the house and Danielle came out. She was very embarrassed as she had over slept - however we had to hit the road and to start cooking breakfast would have taken too long. She apologised and then let us out the gate.
It was all very strange... However, Danielle did send me an email to apologise which I thank her for.
All in all, The Corner House is dated (1980's feel), cold and definately doesnt deserve 4 stars. I'm really not sure how it managed to ranked 4 star. Ive stayed in 3 star places that are much better.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A small, 6 rooms, quiet guest house with a sparkling pool and veranda. Some rooms have private entrance. Kids are welcome. 5 minutes walk of the main street with its many award winning restaurants. Eat, sleep and drink in the food capital of South Africa. ... more less
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