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What a special place!
Everything was perfect and beyond all expectations: Oortuiging is very charming, spotlessy clean and extremely comfortable (entrance/living room, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, kitchenette + dining room).
We were a bit worried because Oortuiging faces the street and we feared it would...More
What a perfect inn in Franschhoek! Arthur and Katherine are wonderful hosts, and the rooms offer plenty of privacy and every possible amenity you could want during your stay. The inn is well situated - just close enough, without being too close, to all the...More
No question the staff are very attentive and friendly. The room we had was certainly large, well appointed and scrupulously clean although outside space was limited to a very small balcony. Breakfast was in the small courtyard and was comprehensive and delicious. The place is...More
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Response from AkaFhk, Owner at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded April 26, 2011
What’s in a name?
We are sorry we confused this reviewer. As we have guests from all over the world categorising a place such as ours can be tricky.
A “boutique hotel” can be as small as two or three rooms or as big as...More
I was not disappointed with this pick. It looked good on website though I think the pics do NOT do this place justice. Really beautiful rooms - feels luxurious with ample space and everything that you need. Breakfasts were fantastic! Not to be missed. Would...More
What a wonderful place to stay. Katherine and Arthur, together with their staff, have managed to create an extraordinary little haven. The rooms are spacious, private and clean. Some have their own balcony or terrace. My husband and I started our 3 week South African...More
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Refrigerator in room
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$323 - $526 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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... 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.