I stayed at Le Franschhoek Hotel as part of my honeymoon tour of South Africa. Upon arrival, on a rainy rainy day, we were met by very friendly and efficient staff at the hotel front desk. As we had arrived fairly late in the afternoon, there was not much for us to do except to consider dinner and an early night. It isn't the most conveniently located so if you have a car, it's a bonus!
We were shown to our room. Bags taken by the gentlemen. A lovely spacious room with a decent sized bathroom (I think if people think these bathrooms are small, maybe they should visit some hotel bathrooms in Singapore or France?!?!?!). Unfortunately for my husband and I, work was banging on our iPhone. Having departed for our honeymoon the day a major review came out at work, we somehow had to find a way to get some work done. We'd left both computers behind as we were on "honeymoon".
We came down and asked if there was a business centre or something similar that we could use. The gentleman at the front desk picked up on our anxiety and offered for us to use his computer. They brought us a wine list so that we could select a bottle of wine to accompany us while we worked. After finding we were there for a honeymoon, he congratulated us, but of course wanted to know why we were working on our honeymoon! Shame he said! Once our work was complete, we retired to our bedroom. Suddenly, there was a bottle of sparkling waiting for us. Very impressive.
We decided to have dinner at the restaurant. Whilst on our way down, we bumped into the gentleman from front desk again. He asked if we found anything? We said, yes, thank you for the bottle of sparkling. "Is that all you got?!?!", he asked with grave disappointment. We replied with yes, come on, how much are you supposed to expect? Really? Dinner was fantastic. Upon returning to our bedroom, our bed was turned down, rose petals on the bed. I was pleasantly shocked, upon going into the bathroom, that they had also poured us a hot bath with petals. Fantastic!
The rest of our stay was very much in line with this. The service was exceptional throughout our stay. They organised a private wine tour for us and our driver was the most hilarious and friendly guy you could ever ask for. Camelot spa was also fantastic. I can also honestly say, Le Franschhoek Hotel provided us with one of the best breakfasts. I love scraping my honey off the honeycomb!!
I cannot fault anything with Le Franschhoek Hotel. I personally had a great experience with them. I think your own experience and level of enjoyment will be very much dependent on your own expectations of them.
We were on honeymoon. We're pretty laid back and just wanted to have a good time away from chaos. This was a perfect place to do that. We didn't arrive with any expectation other to enjoy our time together away as a newly married couple. We got the best of things from Le Franschhoek Hotel :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the world famous Cape Winelands, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa has become one of the most romantic getaways in its class. Capturing the essence of luxury, the impeccably appointed Le Franschhoek offers unparalleled views of the Franschhoek Mountains & is the perfect setting for a taste of the legendary Cape Wine Routes. Features include a destination Camelot Spa & world class conference facilities. Included in Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa's many accolades are * 2007 AA Travel Guide- Gold Achiever * Conde Naste's top 130 New Hotels of the world- 2006 Hot List * Diner's Club Award- 2006 Wine List * Diners Club Wine List award Gold 2009. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Le Hotel Franschhoek
- Franschhoek Le Hotel