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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

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#1 of 13 hotels in Franschhoek
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms: 9 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel 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 is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Non-smoking rooms
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First time back since what appears to be yet another major investment programme - not that The Akadamie needed it! Simply fabulous. The attention to detail, the amazing friendly attentive staff and the beauty of the facilities and the surroundings make this a truly special place. I defy anyone to visit The Akademie and leave without looking to the skies and thanking their lucky stars. Thanks to Declan, Stacey and all the team for making our visit so amazing. We will be back. For sure.
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Hi David, thank you so much for your very kind words. It was so lovely having you back on Akademie Street and we are delighted that you enjoyed all our new improvements. We look forward to your next visit!! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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We spent 3 nights at Akademie on our honeymoon in early June. From start to finish, the visit was wonderful. Declan gave us a warm welcome and showed us around the small, beautiful property. It's charming and unique in a way that's hard to describe -- think nightcaps in front of the fireplace in the beautiful orangery, delicious breakfasts cooked to order by someone who remembers your name, a wood-burning hot tub in our suite. Every detail throughout the property -- the four-poster beds, the copper bath tub, the huge bed, the bluetooth-enabled gramophone, the fireplace inside the suite, the board games available throughout -- has been so carefully considered and it all comes to together in a beautiful aesthetic that is unlike any other boutique hotel I've seen. Service is attentive but not intrusive and you can feel a perfect sense of privacy if you like. It's a two-minute walk to the main street and several of Franschoek's best restaurants. The only possible improvement would be more reliable wi-fi (it works, but it's a bit unreliable), though you won't want to be online much while you're relaxing here. In every way, this place deserves the rave reviews it always gets. Truly, it deserves its place among the best hotels in the world. If you're staying in Franschoek, look no further. We loved it and can't wait to visit again.
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi drewasimon, thank you so much for such a kind & generous review of your recent stay with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us & we really hope to see you back. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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What can I say about this place! It’s stunningly beautiful and mesmerizing! Unique, fabulous and ultra-luxurious. From the moment we stepped through the door of this enchanted little place, we felt at home, cherished, pampered and treated like royalty. Declan is an amazing host, really service-minded, dedicated to making our stay the most unforgettable experience ever. The place is super stylish yet comfortable, the staff were attentive but discreet, the attention to detail throughout was incredible and the breakfast was simply out of this world. The exotic fruit platters, choice of egg dishes, jams and breads, the smoothies, yogurt & handmade roasted granola were all just delicious. All rooms are unique, some with their own private pools and wood-fired hot tubs. Every little detail is taken care of including a complimentary mini bar, luxurious toiletries and free laundry service. Everything here is of the highest standard and immaculately kept so that it appears fresh and just for you. The hospitality is excellent, especially the pre-dinner complementary homemade cocktails, choice of local wines and champagne in the ‘orangery’ accompanied by a pianist on some evenings. The amazing attention to detail, the fine art-work, the beautifully manicured lawns, the little touches here and there like the sun hats, sun cream, vintage bikes, complimentary drinks in the mini fridge, etc. add on to the wonderful experience. They really have thought of everything. Akademie Street truly is a home from home - a haven in a beautiful setting! Thank you Declan, Stacey, Manette and all of the team for everything - we loved staying with you and cannot speak highly enough of Akademie. Very early reservation is a must as there are only nine suites and the property is always very well booked. Our only regret is that we didn’t stay longer.... We simply cannot wait to return. With fondest memories, Chetan
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Chetan, Thank you so much for your very generous review. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and really hope to see you back again - hopefully staying even longer next time!! Thanks again. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Stayed here for a couple of nights in April 2019 in the Vreugde cottage. What can I say - it was amazing and we are already planning a return visit. The property is very well maintained and very comfortable. Although small, it seems very spacious for the number of guests in residence - we never felt crowded or on top of other people. The interior design is tasteful, quirky and luxurious. Service was attentive and smiley. The Vreugde cottage is beautiful - cosy, romantic and spacious. The outdoor hot tub is fun, the private pool beautiful. The property is well-located - we had some great meals nearby on the main street in Franschoek, as well as driving to the nearby Graff Delaire estate and Babylonstoren. The place is paradise - if you’re considering booking, just do it. It’s well worth the high room rate. We can’t wait to go back for a longer stay.
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi EuroLondon, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind & generous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and that you are planning to return! We look forward to welcoming you back to Akademie Street! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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We spent 2 nights off season at Akademie Street BH after some gruelling hiking in Capetown. Declan and team were magnificently helpful and hospitable, arranging our evening dinners, accommodating our special requests and serving up a delicious breakfast and generous evening cocktails. It was the perfect place to recuperate and an excellent base to enjoy the wine country from. The rooms are decorated to the highest taste and are very well equipped. The free bar was appreciated and enjoyed. I would not hesitate in staying again or recommending Akademie. The only drawback being no kids which limits my ability to enjoy with family.
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hi Jonathan, thank you for your very kind & generous words. We are delighted that you enjoyed your brief stay with us & hopefully, we'll see you back some day. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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$386 - $648 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoek
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