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The Corner House
5 Unie Straat, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #36 of 58 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Venlo
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Very good Guesthouse”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2009

December 2008
We just came back from a week at a Guesthouse `The Cornerhouse `in Franschhoek.
The hospitality of Daniele and Dick made our stay very nice and pleasant.
Nice clean rooms with comfortable beds and delicious breakfasts made our stay very enjoyable and easy.
We liked the beautiful garden with a small, but refreshing, swimmingpool.
With a lot of excellent restaurants and a lot of shops within walking, Franschhoek is a very nice place to stay.
Daniele and Dick gave us excellent tips to explore the neightbourhood.
Its really very good Guesthouse to which we will definietty come back.
Florence en Cas from Venlo, Netherlands.

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Bedford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
272 reviews 272 reviews
52 hotel reviews
Reviews in 101 cities Reviews in 101 cities
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2009

The Corner House is a fab place owned and run by warm, friendly and very welcoming people, nothing is too much trouble. Breakfast is great and relaxed. the location is super 5 mins wander to the town center of Franschhoek. The rooms are truely lovely with plenty of space, very confortable beds, and very nicely decorated, Can honesly say if we are within 100 miles of the corner house we would book it again.
Each room has private enterance so it feels sucluded but you can eaqually sit and chat in a lounge or around the pool with your hosts and other guests. Top B&B with a relaxed friendly feek and great value too. Simon & Sorrel , from the UK

  • Liked — Style and Hospitality, Wonderful rooms
  • Disliked — Just would like to have spent longer
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Laakdal
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2008

Half november, it was for the third time we were in South Africa together with our best fiends. Looking for a good stay in Fransschoek we found on internet The Corner house and so we booked it. We dit already a lot of guesthouses and B+B in South Africa. For us The Corner house was absolute the best B+B that we dit in South Africa till so far. We were very happy to be here : the sun was shining and the place was very beautiful. The rooms are very, very lovely, stylish furnishings and very clean. There is a beautiful garden with swimming-pool. You are within walking (safe) distance from the mainstreet with all the shops, cozy restaurants and the Hugenoten monument and museum. The best restaurant for us was "Le Bon Vivant", the food was realy surprising. For us it was positive that the owners Dick and Danièle are Dutch so we could speak in our own language. This people did everything to make it for us as pleasant as possible. We hope to come back again.

  • Liked — very clean
  • Disliked — ---
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Nederland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2008

The Corner House is a great guesthouse. We received a very warm welcome (coffee was offered immediately)! The rooms are spacious and every room has its own colour. You really feel at home! Cars can be parked within the premises. There is a small swimmingpool, but the best thing is the garden surrounding it. In Franschhoek this guesthouse is really good value.

  • Liked — Garden
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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germany
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2008

We stayed in oktober in the Corner House. The locatiion is good, close to the main street. The house is on a corner as well as the pool area, so not a lot of privacy when at the pool.
We were a bit shocked that the owner/hostess seemed to love her wine such a lot. Her cheeks were red from the alcohol, and she was more drunk than any of the guests.
She was very jolly though.
Dick is a nice chap, but not a person to operate a guesthouse. He didn't seems to enjoy it very much.
The room was comfortable but not much light comes in the room. Breakfast was very very nice. We had dinner at Bouillabaisse which was good and we also enjoyed Bon Vinant a lot.

  • Disliked — dark bathroom
  • Stayed October 2008
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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London
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2008

I highly recommend this guest house. It is very good value for money, excellent friendly service. The website gives a very clear idea of what the accommodation was like. The bedrooms are brightly coloured, but tastefully decorated. They feel modern but in keeping with the historical nature of the guest house and Franschhoek more generally. It is clear the guest house has recently been refurbished and there is a lovely garden and pool to relax in after a heavy day wine tasting/walking. The breakfast/sitting room is light and airy and the breakfast was good including fruit, bread and cheese, cereals and a cooked option. The owners Dick and Danielle went out of their way to be friendly, and were very helpful with restaurant tips/bookings and tourist advice, they also respond to e-mails and information requests promptly. I have already recommended this guest house to friends and they stayed last week and have already e-mailed to thank me for the recommendation. The guest house also excepts credit cards (which in a country that only allows you to take out R2000 per transaction from an ATM is a real bonus (lots of other places don't have this facility)).

  • Liked — Room decor
  • Disliked — No fridge in room
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Alkmaar
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2008

If you are looking for a reasonably priced but great place to stay in Franschhoek go to The Corner House Guest House.
The rooms are luxurious and the people that work there are very friendly and professional. It is centrally located on walking distance from many of the excellent Franschhoek restaurants.
I stayed at The Corner Guest House for a full week as I had several business appointments in and around Franschhoek. Normally on business trips I find myself in the usual 4 star business hotels (Continentals, Sofitels, Marriots, etc.). The Corner House Guest House beats them all in terms of making you feel at home, comfort and helpfulness of the owners and staff. One of the owners, called Dick, an ex-ICT consultant, spend almost a full afternoon helping me to solve a problem with my laptop. No charge.
I have already made a reservation for February next. This time to go there with my partner (and without laptop) as it is also a great place to spend some quality time and relax.

  • Liked — the service level
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Additional Information about The Corner House

Address: 5 Unie Straat, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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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