We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Honeymoon Stay” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Rusthof Country House

We can't find prices for this accommodation
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Franschhoek
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Rusthof Country House
Save
You added Rusthof Country House to your Saves list
4.0 of 5 Guest house   |   12 Huguenot Street | PO Box 188, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #35 of 58 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Honeymoon Stay”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We stayed two nights at Rustoff on our honeymoon trip to SA. We HIGHLY recommend this location. Everyone was extremely helpful and friendly. Our room was gorgeous - I didn't want to leave! Everything was clean and spacious. The location is just perfect for walking to shops and restaurants. Breakfast was great and we enjoyed sitting in the living room reading and relaxing. The staff was great with helping us book dinner reservations and recommend things to do. The owner Frank even took us on a fabulous wine tour to some of his favorite spots! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and suggest you book now!

  • Stayed December 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

159 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    124
    25
    10
    0
    0
See reviews for
7
116
4
3
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (17)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

What a wonderful discovery in Franschoek, ideally located, central in the town, yet quiet and peaceful. What makes staying at Rusthof even better is the amazing Jessica who in our opinion has to be the friendliest, most helpful, warm welcoming manageress we have yet encountered. Elegant and comfortable rooms, quaint, serene garden and pool area. Worth every star.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Paarl
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2013

Centrally located, easy to find. Walk away from all main attractions in Franschhoek.

The rooms are spacious and decorated with great taste. Large modern bathroom. Sparklingly clean everywhere. The room opens onto the beautiful courtyard, very relaxing and full of fragrant flowers.

The breakfast is imaginative and delicious. Restaurant Ryan's Kitchen on premises for evening meals. If you stay longer, there are many other restaurants within walking distance in this "Gourmet Capital of South Africa".

The owner Ruth will suggest places to visit during the day, there is plenty to occupy you in the area, beautiful drives in the mountains, wine farms, shopping, coffee shops, nearby towns of Paarl and Stellenbosch.

All together an excellent stay and hugely recommended to travelers.

  • Stayed November 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Warwick, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
271 reviews 271 reviews
60 hotel reviews
Reviews in 108 cities Reviews in 108 cities
181 helpful votes 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Very friendly welcome from Ruth, and Jessica. Lovely comfortable room, not fancy but very stylish. All bedrooms look out onto a beautiful courtyard full of roses and scented with jasmine. Excellent breakfast, centrally located in village but very quiet. Second time we have visited this year and have recommended to others. If we didn't live so far away we would visit much more often ! Added bonus - Ryan's Kitchen is adjacent! - see separate review.

  • Stayed November 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Teddington, United Kingdom
Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed in Rusthof Country House as a stop off, in between our trip from Cape Town to Kruger. What a fabulous place to stay, the rooms are beautiful and very big, with a large bathroom. The staff are extremely attentive, we emailed the guest house before we arrived and Jessica booked a table for us at Le Bon Vivant, which was a lovely touch. Franschhoek is a fab place to visit and I would recommend staying at Rusthof, and it's also close to everything you will need, while you are there.

  • Stayed November 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

My wife and I stayed here recently when we were on honeymoon.

Rusthof has a nice and comfortable country house feel. It is located on the main street of Franschhoek - close to plenty of restaurants, shops and cafés but enough distance away to be quiet and peaceful.

The owner Ruth is very friendly and gave us recommendations on things to do, wineries to visit, etc.

The breakfasts were lovely and the dining area becomes 'Ryan's Kitchen' in the evening. We had dinner there on our first night and the food was amazing.

Well worth a visit!

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
canada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We stayed for 3 nights in room #3. It is well appointed with french door opening to beautiful courtyard and large bathroom with a bathtub and separate shower. Beds were comfortable with high quality bedding, seating sofas, TV, safe, and A/C. The best part was that Ryan's cosy gourmet restaurant (only about 12 tables) with superb food prepared by prize-winning chef is right on the premises.

  • Stayed October 2013, 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Rusthof Country House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Rusthof Country House

Address: 12 Huguenot Street | PO Box 188, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #35 of 58 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rusthof Country House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Rusthof country house, a classic cape dutch styled home, lies in the heart of the historic french Huguenot Village of Franschhoek, the food and wine capital of South Africa. The scenery is spectacular - magnificent mountains, endless vineyards and shady oak trees dominate this beautiful valley. * Rusthof is an exclusive country house catering to no more than 16 guests, ensuring a warm, friendly personal service in gracious and elegant surroundings. * Each of the spacious bedrooms has its own character with pure cotton linen and are tastefully decorated in uniquely individual styles. All rooms have tvs, hairdryers and are en-suite with both bath and shower and are fully air-conditioned/heated. * Wonderfully prepared country breakfasts with fresh fruit, homemade muesli, local cheeses and preserves, followed by a choice of hot country fare are all served in the delightfully decorated French Provencal dining room/kitchen. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Rusthof Country House Hotel Franschhoek

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Rusthof Country House, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.