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Centre-Ville Guest House
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   9 Reservoir Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #16 of 56 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
New Delhi, India
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“a warm and memorable stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

Centre-ville is a very well run B&B with comfortable and spacious rooms, king's breakfast and a great location...close to the main road and all the great restaurants in Franschhoek. the owners were very warm, friendly and had well informed view on restaurants, and things to do. Would definitely recommend this for a stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2012

I can only echo previous reviews as to the superiority of this bed and breakfast. Situated one block from the main street in Franschhoek, a gem of a town, Centre-Ville's comfortable beds, beautifully decorated and homey rooms are matched only by the excellent friendliness and helpfulness of hosts Elsa and Jaco who go out of their way to be sure their guests are equally comfortable and cared for. Breakfast is taken in the back yard around the small pool. Tables are set up beautifully, one for each guest room, and a serving table laden with the "cold' portion of the breakfast is spread out to help yourself. Home-baked pastries, cold cuts, cereal, fruit, jam, juice. A hot breakfast is cooked to your liking: eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. All fresh and delicious.
Parking is not a problem, plenty of room.
Both Elsa and Jaco are a wealth of information about the surrounding area and are eager to share their expertise. A highly recommended accommodation.

  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2011

We stayed at Centre-Ville for one night in December and it is a lovely place to stay in Franschoek. We arrived in the morning and were planning to go on a wine tour, but had not booked this in advance. The owners were very helpful and tried to book a tour for us, but unfortunately all were fully booked. So if you plan to go on a organized wine tasting book ahead. We ended up renting bicycles from the guest house, and cycled around to different wine estates, which also was a nice experience (but look out for the mid-day heat and steap hills). The guest house has lovely and spacius rooms with all amenities you need, we especially appreciated the welcoming drink in the room. Elsa and Jaco are very friendly and they had all the menues from the different restaurants in the city at the reception. The guesthouse has a perfect location close to the main street and restaurants, and the breakfast served in the back garden was lovely.

  • Stayed December 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2011

Just Returned to England after a very enjoyable stay at Centre-Ville,hosted by Elsa and Jaco who provide an extreamely homely reception the accomodation is excellent together with breakfast, Situated in a surrouding of peacefullness, and only two minuites walk from fantastic restraunte's . Franschhoek is ideally located for touring the winelands, and only Fourty Five minuites drive from Cape Town

We have no hessitation in Recommendation

Room Tip: All rooms are superb as a family we occupied Three all of which were superb
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

We stayed in October to see Franschhoek and were delighted with the location and the help the owners gave us as to what to see and where to eat. Some of the vinyard lunches are excellent, ask Elsa where to eat. The guest house is homely and quiet, a very pleasant place to stay.
Elsa and Jaco made our stay most enjoyable, we will stay again.

Room Tip: One room has a wonderful balcony, ask Elsa
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2011

Very helpful and friendly owners, lovely room and very good breakfast. 50 metres from the main drag in Franscheok with all the rsetaurants as well so very good location

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2011

My wife and I stayed at Centre-Ville early Oct and would highly recommend it. Elsa abd Jaco gave us a warm welcome and were most helpful. The guest house is charming and full of character with lots of attention to detail. The rooms are spatious, well provided with four -poster beds. Well located in a quiet corner at the centre of Franschhoek, it provides easy access to restaurants, facilities and the numerous wine estates in close proximity. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Our hosts went out of their way to make it memorable.

Go there if visiting the Winelands.

Steve & Kate

Room Tip: All the rooms looked good. We were on the ground floor (Abundant). Very quiet and comfortable.
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  • Stayed October 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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Additional Information about Centre-Ville Guest House

Address: 9 Reservoir Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 56 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Centre-Ville Guest House 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centre-Ville is a 4-Star Guest House in the center of the village within 3min walking distance to all the shops, galleries and village restaurants.This gracious Victorian Beauty was build in 1905 and has been fully renovated without losing the old world charm with origin floors and high ceilings.We have eight tastefully decorated en-suite rooms each with its own theme. ... more   less 
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Centre-Ville Bed And Breakfast
Centre-Ville Hotel Franschhoek

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