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Benoni, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Quaint and inviting. Yves was a wonderful host and the accommodation was excellent. Well situated in town with a great breakfast. The guesthouse has wifi throughout and a wide variety of TV channels. The upstairs loft was a fantastic room with fireplace, however the twin room for the children near the breakfast room was perhaps too close to everyone in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Found a little gem with in Franschhoek. Its close to the main road and on site parking for cars. Its very cental and with in walking distance to loads of resturants and shops. The rooms are beautifully decorated and set in a calm and beautiful location. The owners are very friendly and so helpful. They serve an amazing breakfast. I... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked room 7, was a stunning suite & quite a cool (temperature) room which was a major plus for us. The guest house is perfectly situated, completely beautiful, breakfast was prompt and very accomodating. Will look forward to staying again!!

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Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

We arrived there on Friday, everything was already prepared and waiting for our arrival. The owner made our staying very special. We enjoyed the rooms and the fireplace there. We enjoyed the garden and the tranquillity that the place offers. We enjoyed the fact that it us situated 2minutes walk from the centre of the city so we walked. The... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Had a fantastic stay here. The staff are lovely and welcoming and the breakfast was great. It looks exactly as it appears in the pictures so I would say look closely - I didn't pick up on the fact that there was no door between the bedroom and bathroom in our room which is not ideal! Couldn't fault it in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

A truly unique and peaceful Guesthouse. Perfectly situated moments from the high street, shops and restaurants (and of course the Wine Tram). Couldnt recommend more! Breakfast was accomodating, smiles were on all faces. Thanks for a wonderful stay!!!

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Pretoria, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Tastefully decorated, with a central garden and pool serving as a courtyard, walking distance to main street and restaurants, great breakfast and good coffee, all one could ask of from a guesthouse...

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Lausanne, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Very nice rooms with a beautiful old style decoration. Beautiful garden and pool in the middle, where you can have breakfast if the weather is nice. Friendly staff. Short walk to the center and some fine restaurants.

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Durban, South Africa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016 via mobile

The rooms where clean and well presented (a few hooks to hang our towels on in the bathroom would have been welcomed) There is a beautiful view of the mountains and the gardens are lovely. It is very conveniently situated and we walked to dinner every night. The breakfasts were very unimaginative and rudimentary and an upgrade on the bed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

Very nice stay at De Alchemist Guesthouse. We shall definitely come back. THe weather was beautiful and the visits in and around Franshoek were very interesting and relaxing. Good food and wine tasting during our stay.

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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The story of 'De Alchemist'. Cafe in Ghent, Belgium - Guesthouse in Franschhoek, South Africa During the Spring of 2013, Yves & Martine decided to start a new adventure by opening a nice little cafe in the old medieval town of Ghent, Belgium. They called it 'De Alchemist'. Because the place was so popular, Adrian and Emma - their 2 youngest children - also started working at the bar and it became a beautiful family business. On the wave of happiness and adventure, Yves and Martine took things one step further. During a short holiday in South Africa, they decided to buy a let down bed & breakfast and started another big adventure. Thanks to the ideas of Martine and the hands of Yves, the guesthouse turned into a beautiful oasis of peace and quiet in the beautiful wine valley of Franschhoek. Franschhoek - food and wine capital of South Africa ... more   less 

Additional Information about de Alchemist Guesthouse

Address: 28 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Auberge Bligny)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $111 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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