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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse
5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   5 Akademie Street | PO Box 275, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa   |  
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Franschhoek
London, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Magnificent!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

We spent our last 3 days in South Africa and our time at the Akademie Street Hotel was the highlight. We were a family of 4 and they could not have been more accommodating or helpful during our stay. The house is charming and you could not have wanted for anything while there. Breakfast in the courtyard was so wonderful, fresh and a great way to start the day. Franschhoek itself is a quaint town and well situated. Without question, I would recommend and will plan to return for future visits.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is an absolutely lovely guest house with comfortable and unique rooms and beautiful grounds. Hazel was extremely warm and welcoming, along with all the rest of the staff. I loved relaxing by the pool with the house dog, Anna. Breakfast is simply wonderful. My husband claims they made the best eggs he's ever had in his life! You absolutely can't go wrong if you stay here - very special place!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Really cant improve on all the other wonderful reviews written about this Guest House. They made our stay memorable. Breakfast with all those fresh fruits to die for. Hazel absolutely warm and friendly.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

When visiting Franschhoek we always stay at Akademie Street. Everything is really perfect! After a warm welcome one can relax in the personal athmosphere of the lovely cottage. Breakfast is wonderful with the fresh fruit platters and the tasty home-made muesli. Everyone (including Anna the dog) at Akademie Street is giving their best to make your stay memorable. That makes it very special! We are looking forward to our next visit at Akademie Street!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

Lovely family run place, Arthur and Hazel were such great hosts, the house oozes character
and the cottages had lovely touches - it was great to find an espresso machine and my favourite - "Illy coffee" in the room. The gardens to our cottage - "Vreudge" were so relaxing with ornamental pond and water feature as well as a plunge pool. It was lovely to have a leather sofa on the verandah as well as the usual loungers in the garden. Our only regret is that we couldnt stay for longer.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Our second stay was as good as the first one: Very personal, warmhaerted place with an unbeatable, high-level service: Laundry was done within the same day, breakfast was excellent and individual, the tips and reservation for eating and visiting wineries were excellent. We fealt very welcome and found the time to relax. When we are planning our next trip, we know already one thing for sure: 3 days at Aka are a must!

Room Tip: All rooms are individuell and nice - I love the both cottages.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

We all need to getaway from the everyday stresses our stay at Akademie (Oortuging) was .. so relaxing and peaceful . We had our privacy , could come and go as we pleased without disturbing any other guests. Breakfast at Akademie was a HUGE affair , the fruit platter and homemade muesli was absolutely divine. The staff are friendly and made us feel right at home , not to mention Hazel who took us thru to our quarter , she was just so friendly and helpful. Anna is one of the little gems of Akadieme and she adds to the homely atmosphere. Thanx once again Arthur and Katherine for your hospitality and generosity. From Nigel & Chantal

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
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Address: 5 Akademie Street | PO Box 275, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 9 Hotels in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Number of rooms: 6 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House in Franschhoek offers luxury five star accommodation in five unique buildings all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village in the heart of the Cape wine lands. There are four swimming pools and four gardens. This hotel and guest house is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed ... more   less 
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