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“A few steps from the centre of town” 5 of 5 stars
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The Ivy Apartments
4.0 of 5 Cottage   |   1 Kruger Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa   |  
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Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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40 hotel reviews
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59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
“A few steps from the centre of town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

This is a great place to stay. Just off the Main Street but nonetheless very quiet. The parking is just below the apartments and with secure entry. Caretaker on site all the time. The apartments are very well furnished and gives the freedom to come and go as you please. Given the excellent restaurants in and around Franschhoek, self catering is a good choice.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

WOW! Brilliant accomodation, very well furnished and comfortable!
Very friendly staff, and were always willing to help.
Location was excellent as well.
Staying at The Ivy made out trip very memorable!

  • Stayed March 2014, 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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London, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

if you want reasonable spacious accommodation in the centre of franschoek this is a good option. the apartments are spacious, but the finishing and the decor is pretty naff which is a shame as the style of the apartments (high ceilings etc) would welcome a really well furnished and decorated place but instead the cushions, curtains, and furniture is very plastic and the type you might find in a style bar in the 1990s. imagine black shiny cushions with cheap silver studs in it.

when we arrived the internet wasn't working, we called lisa (managing the property) twice but she didn't respond to our calls. we eventually got through to wellington who was very helpful.

great powerful showers, but curtain design not thought through as light floods in. very quiet in rooms 8 & 9 at the back of the plot.

Room Tip: 8 or 9 at back, quiet
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We rented two apt's at The Ivy #1 and #3. #1 being the largest and most special. However, both were very nice and well appointed. We were 4 girls from the US and we felt very safe. They have a gated area where you can park your car securely but we always felt safe. We were only there for 2 nights but the area and the people were beautiful. Wellington, the gentleman who managed the property, was fantastic, eager to help and was always available if we needed anything at all! i would highly recommend The Ivy.

If you're in the area for wine tasting Stellenbosch has some beautiful wineries too!

-Elyssa West
Boston MA

Room Tip: #1 was the largest and had a great patio. #3 the air con didn't get all the way up to the loft a...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 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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Glossop, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Stayed in apartment #3 and upon entering, were amazed at the attention to detail in the furnishings and the spaciousness created by the vaulted ceiling. quite stunning. The daily service was very good and overseen by the obliging and friendly guy called Wellington. Ideal location just off the main street in the heart of Franshoek.
This was our second stay, and would definately return if visiting the wine region again.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Bedford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Great central location in Franschhoek. Very well equipped - included starter pack of bottled water, milk, tea, coffee and sugar. Washing machine/dryer.Secure parking and electronic gated access. Clean rooms, spacious


  • Stayed February 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

What a TREAT!!! I was lucky enough to be treated to another weekend of luxury at The Ivy Apartments in Franschoek!! The best location right off the main road whilst still harboring the tranquility & peace of this tiny town!! I absolutely love the IVY and would stay there indefinitely if my hubby would allow us too ;) What a perfect destination for couples, family & singles just looking for some alone time! I recommend these apartments to everyone & anyone!! SUPER spacious, modern contemporary décor whilst still feeling like a home away from home!! SPOIL yourselves & visit the IVY apartments in Franschoek !!! :D

  • Stayed February 2014, 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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Address: 1 Kruger Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 38 Specialty Lodging in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ivy Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ivy Apartments are a collection of 9 luxury self catering one- and two- bedroom apartments, (breakfast by prior arrangement) situated uniquely on the main strip of Franschhoek Village. The apartments are fitted with bamboo flooring, air conditioning, modern integrated appliances and every convenience you could require. ... more   less 
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