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“Great B&B and very good location in the superb town of Franschoek” 5 of 5 stars
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Maison d'Ail Guest House
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   77 Reservoir Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #8 of 58 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Great B&B and very good location in the superb town of Franschoek”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

Great Bed and Breakfast and very good location in the superb town of Franschoek. Lovely rooms - modern with great interior design; super breakfast, pool and views. Highly recommended. The town has excellent restaurants and shops although the latter are a little commercialised for tourists. It is a fantastic location from which to explore the winelands.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 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
    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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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

We recently spent 4 nights at Maison d'Ail and thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The house is gorgeous, modern yet homely and the staff and family are very friendly and accommodating. The breakfasts are lovely and you can tell that a lot of thought has gone into making sure guests are comfortable. The bedrooms and bathrooms are superb and there is plenty of space throughout the guesthouse to make yourself at home. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: All the rooms are great, have views and seem equally comfortable.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

Clean and attractive accommodation with tasty breakfasts, though there was building work going on next door while we were there so not as restful as it could have been. We had partly chosen this B&B because the website described it as within walking distance to the centre of Franshoek - it's worth looking at a map to get an idea of distance as you may disagree - we didn't feel comfortable walking, especially in the evening.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Maison D'Ail was truly a gem. My husband and I stayed 2 nigghts on the second-floor corner room with spectacular views of the mountains. The rooms and common areas are clean, modern and very nicely decorated. We truly felt like we were spending the weekend at someone's house. And the morning breakfasts were superb! Franschooek, by the way, is one of the most beautiful places I've ever visited. The only drawback is that the house is not really within walking distance of town, but the manager offers to take you to and from town whenever you'd like for a fee. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone looking to enjoy a romantic getaway.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 January 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for one night whilst in Franschhoek. It is located approx 10-15 minutes walk from Huguenot Road. The guesthouse is modern and very nicely furnished. The rooms are comfortable and there is an upstairs veranda as well as a pool area to enjoy the stunning scenery this town has to offer. The breakfast was also lovely. Clive, the owner, also very kindly gave our hire car a wash down as it was filthy after visiting Sanbona as well as suggesting several good wineries in the area. If you are visiting Franschhoek it's best to try and book one of popular restaurants in advance as you are unlikely to get one by turning up on the day

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed staying here, it felt nice and safe after arriving from the UK and reminded us of visits to France.
We loved the home from home "purple" nespresso,and the dip pool.
Nice and relaxed with space in the communal areas to spread out into......... with all the goodies from the winery's.
In a quite street away from the main in Franschoek.

Room Tip: We enjoyed the downstairs room with access to our own garden.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Munich, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed there for 3 nights and had a good experience. The rooms are stylish, very clean and well decorated. Die Lage ist zentral, dennoch empfiehlt sich aus meiner Sicht das Auto ins Zentrum. Das Guesthouse steht in einem ruhigen Wohnviertel und hat einen tollen Blick auf die Lage. The host know the region and are nice, however sometimes a bit distant they have a lot of routine. The breakfast is nice, maybe a bit slow and has not had a big variation, would be good to have a can of coffee on the table even if you get fresh nexpresso coffee, I do not want to wait for coffee and toast in the monring, eggs need time, of course.

All in all a good stay and definately recommended, what I missed was a bit more heartiness of the owners. But we can recommend the place.

Room Tip: Ask for a room upstairs, the ground floor room has some early monring breakfast noise if you want to...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Maison d'Ail Guest House

Address: 77 Reservoir Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Maison d'Ail Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to the tranquility of this newly established guesthouse, Maison d’Ail, owned and run by the Garlick family. Nestled under the Franschhoek mountains, this guesthouse will enable you to relax and unwind in the most tranquil surroundings.Spend your days relaxing at our pool or step out onto the bustling streets of Franschhoek and enjoy top class cuisine and wine at one of the many restaurants and wine farms in the valley.Luxury...amazing views...peace and quiet...who could ask for more? ... more   less 
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