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“Fair” 3 of 5 stars
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Auberge Alouette
17 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #49 of 58 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Durban, South Africa
1 review
“Fair”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Lovely friendly hostess managing the B and B. Good breakfast. Very dark rooms with outdated decor. Awful dust collecting Curtains in bedroom and plastic flowers everywhere! TV reception hazy. Lounge area dark and old. Good location.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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38 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We had awonderful stay at the guesthouse. Alet and Elbie are very welcoming and laugh their way throughout life. The breakfast was totally homemade and delicieus.
Alet is a massage therapist and gave me a wonderful massage. Thans you ladies!!!

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

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St Ives, Cambs, Uk
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

This property in Franschoek has been successfully converted into a guest house. The room we rented was open plan en suite, a first for us. It took a little gettingnused to, but it works as the shower and units are high and private.

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

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Very nice located in Franschhoek.
The most important: the absolutely adorable hostess/owner of the guesthouse. A very helpfull and warm lady who makes you feel very welcome
and at home.Also a good price-quality value


  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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46 reviews 46 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Together with two friends we booked three rooms here. We were meeting friends for dinner at LQF and this property was conveniently located around the corner.

I wish we had looked elsewhere. First of all, the rooms have a toilet in the room, enclosed onky by a shower cabin, but completely open to the room on the top. Don't do a number 2 if you (or worse, your significant other) still needs to sleep in the room!

The same is true for the shower, which is located in the other corner of the room. I don't know who came up with this construction, but it's a complete no-no. Just buy some gypsum boards and construction wood and build some decent, enclosed and ventilated bathrooms!

The plumbing also makes frightening noises when someone else is using the shower or toilet. The waste water didn't come up in my shower, but it sounded as it wasn't far off. There is no airco in the room or anywhere else in the property. There is a single window that can be opened, but after closing the curtains I came across a note stuck to my mirror that closing the curtains was prohibited, they were there pnly for decoration. Really? Get real!

While we were away for dinner the owner provided herself access to our rooms and removed pillows. I find this to be an unwanted intrusion. There is no reason whatsoever for hotel staff to go into guest rooms in the evening.

The owner herself.. where to start. She forces herself onto the foreground.. Kind, friendly and hospitable is fine, but she is just obtrusive, and kind of creepy. Signs that you are not allowed to close the curtains don't help either. Nonsense rules instead of actual hospitality.

In the morning, we sat down for breakfast, just for some coffee. We had to be in Cape Town jn time to catch a boat and quite frankly just wanted to get out of there. The fact that we didn't want breakfast made the owner disappointed, maybe even almost angry. During our few minutes at the table there was someone at the door. She very rudely told the man to go away and closed the door without waiting for a response. To me, this showed her actual character. Maybe it could be best be described as a Jekyll and Hyde moment..

My advice:avoid at all cost! It's not cheap either. At this price level, or just 100 or 200 rands more, we had magnificent stays in top notch properties during this trip. You can do ao much better!

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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

A lovely stay in the heart of franschoek close to all the fantastic restaurants. The guest house was lovely and host was kind,caring and happy to help and be friendly. There is a small pool which is great for cooling off in the hot weather at present. Breakfasts as made to order and plentiful.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 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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Odense
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

The toilet is located directly in the room - with thin walls around but open at the top! This is disgusting, filthy and unhygienic! 34 degrees Celcius in the room and a fan: This will really send the coli bacilli rotating in the room!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service

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Additional Information about Auberge Alouette

Address: 17 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #49 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 5
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