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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

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Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
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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
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From the moment we stepped through the door of this gorgeous little hotel, we never wanted to leave. It is a jewel of a place, exquisitely designed with rooms and gardens spectacularly beautiful. Every little detail has been thought of as to what guests might need, even down to
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After extensive research into accommodation in the area I "settled" on Akademie Street Boutique Hotel (ASBH). Travelling to S.A. on our honeymoon, having spent 10 days in the Kruger we wanted relaxation and romance!!! I made 2 mistakes: 1. I was not "settling". ASBH is
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 days ago
Hi Hannah F, thank you so much for such a fabulous review. We are delighted that you loved your with us and really hope to see you both back some day! Thanks for choosing us to celebrate your honeymoon and have a great future together. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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The Akademie boutique guest house is definitely one of the best places I have been to in Franschhoek taking in account service wise as well as location and also the room. We stayed in the Galeitenroom (ground floor), it was huge, we had a heated pool exclusive at our porch, and
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi sokriw, thank you for taking the time to write such a kind & informative review of your recent stay with us. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us & hopefully we'll see you back some day. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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From the moment we arrived at the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel to when we reluctantly left, we were absolutely blown away by this wonderful oasis of luxury and calm in the pretty town of Franschhoek. Declan, Paul and their fantastic team take customer care to the next level,
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi terclif, thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and for such kind & generous words. We really appreciate the great feedback. Hope to see you back again! Kind Regards, Declan & the Aklademie Team.
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we have had a wonderful few days stay at this stunning hotel. Everything about it was exceptional and the tone is set from the very top. Paul the talented owner led the team by example and sets the highest standards for his excellent staff to follow as indeed they do. Our room
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Ian A, thanks a million for your kind words - we really do appreciate it!! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us & hopefully, we'll get to see you back some day! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Hi, I trust you are well & thank you for your interest in Akademie St. Boutique Hotel. Our offer here is one of Bed & Breakfast only - we do not have a restaurant nor a bar, so sadly, we would not be able to provide you with the experience you seek. But thanks again for the query. Regards, Declan
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Hi there & thanks for your inquiry. Firstly, as regards us, at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel, we are actually closed for June & July for essential repairs & maintenance. Sorry about that! As I am sure you are aware, the Western Cape is currently experiencing the worst drought in living memory! ‘Day Zero’, the day the Cape will officially run out of mains water, has been brought forward from April 21 to April 12. Recently, authorities in Cape Town sadly have reiterated that Day Zero will definitely arrive & happen in Cape Town! We, in Franschhoek, whilst still adhering to the compulsory water restrictions are faring a little better than Cape Town! Hopefully we will not experience ‘day zero’ in Franschhoek. We are very lucky, with our location nestled amongst the mountains and hence have a plentiful supply of underground ‘bole hole’ water. Hence, everyone in Franschhoek, residential, commercial and in deed the local municipality, are currently drilling to avail of this precious resource! It is hoped that our entire area will be totally independent of the severely depleted dams & reservoirs by the end of March. We too, are planning to drill our own bore hole before the end of February, and whilst there are no guarantees, early surveys & indications are excellent! It is hoped that we will have sufficient water to service the entire Hotel! However, we too must adhere to the necessary compulsory water restrictions, in an attempt to save water and comply with the daily personal water allowance of 50 litres per day per person! Thankfully, to date, all our guests are in agreement that the various measures, listed below, have done little if anything to adversely impact upon their enjoyment of their stay with us! Long may it last! These include : Pools are not to be filled up – ours are currently operational, if a little low! All garden irrigation system have been switched off. The use of bath tubs are prohibited – guests are encouraged to have quick showers instead. Guest bed linen & towels are only changed every 2nd day. Guest personal laundry has been suspended. These are the likely restrictions that our guests are probably going to notice, but hopefully, are not going to find them particularly difficult to adhere to! We are obviously doing many other things behind the scenes to further save water, such as water harvesting, use of ‘grey water’ etc. Everything helps! Kind Regards, Declan
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Hi Michelle, It's Declan here from Akademie Street. Thanks for your enquiry. Hopefully, you will get some independent answers to your query, but let me just outline a few of the differences between Gelatenheid A & B. Both are similarly finished to the same high 5 star standards & in a similar style, but the ground floor - B is ever so slightly larger. It boasts a larger lounge area and has a kitchen. It also has it's own private external entrance & private parking bay. The big advantage with the upstairs suite, is obviously the balcony and of course the views! Whilst my own personal preference would be 'B' on the ground floor, early indications are that guests prefer the upstairs 'A' suite! But, as I say, hopefully, you will get some independent opinions. Kind Regards, Declan.
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Hi Stephan N, thanks for your enquiry. As Gordon E stated, our main communal pool is electrically heated and can be set accordingly. I normally set it at 25 degrees, so in summer time it is atleast at this temperature - indeed given our summers here, it will be many degrees higher than that! Whilst this pool is heated all year round, in winter time, it may not feel like it! Currently, our 3 private pools are not heated, which obviously is not an issue in summer time and we find that not many want to use outdoor pools in the winter. We are, however currently looking at the possibility of heating these pools too. Kind Regards, Declan
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Hi Jackie. My name is Declan and I am part of the new ownership team; there is only two of us. I am here on a day to day basis as we felt it important that we have an active presence over here. So I am over here full time for better or for worse. The obvious answer to your question, from someone in my position answering it, would be of course we are maybe even better. But of course that would be arrogant and I am not the right person to answer your question. We certainly hope we are and we certainly strive to be. We want to be even better, if that is possible. I suggest that you check out our recent reviews and listen to the best and most important views - our guests. Our aim, always was and remains not change anything, from the name, the management team,the staff,the ethos and the entire Offer. Thankfully we have managed this and the exact team is still in place, doing the same great job. We have forged a great friendship with Arthur and Katherine and they still very much advise us on how to maintain and even improve on this great Offer they have left us with. Even Anna the dog is still a regular visitor to Akademie Street, need I say any more! Why would we choose to change a winning formula! We only try to implement subtle changes to improve the guests overall experience. We believe we have. So in short, please check out our recent reviews on Tripadvisor and notice that from the very recent Tripadvisor awards we have managed to maintain Akademie Street's rightful position; actually improving in some of the categories. And of course we would be delighted to welcome you once again to Akademie Street and let you judge us for yourself. Regards Declan
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"All rooms are superbly appointed and quiet."
"4 nights the minimum stay"
"We stayed in the Gelatenheid A suite - absolutely gorgeous and bright! Highly recommend!!"
"There is no restaurant in the hotel. Make bookings well in advance in Franschoek - do NOT wait until you arrive!"
"Any room has a special taste and worth to stay with adequate privacy and silence"
$483 - $810 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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