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Among so many great hotels in the area akademie would be my choice again.
The location is very convenient to drive to the wineries during the day and walk to have dinner in one of downtown amazing restaurants.
Service is unbelievable good as well as...More
We are since many years regular visitors to Franschhoek. Went in October 2012 for my partners 50 th birthday. Having stayed in many different guest houses and hotels in the valley, we choose Akademie Street based on reviews- I regret we have not stayed there...More
We stayed at Akademie guest house just a few days ago as part of our honeymoon and had an absolutely lovely 3 nights there! the hosts Arthur and Katherine are very charming and sweet and we felt like old friends by the time we left....More
Large, well appointed rooms in quiet street of Franschhoek.
Arthur and Katherine ( assisted by the friendly staff and Annie the labrador ) are wonderful hosts and a mine of good information on the area, including restaurants, vineyards, trips etc.
The courtyard is a lovely...More
We had the most delightful stay earlier this month. Gelatenheid is a beautiful, spacious and comfortable cottage. From the moment we arrived to the moment we left (sadly only two nights) we felt very welcome and privileged to stay in such a beautiful guesthouse. Absolutely...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Refrigerator in room
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$317 - $533 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#1 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
#1 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
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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... More
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.
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... More
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
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... More
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.