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#8 of 18 hotels in Franschhoek
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Leeu Estates is a Premium five-star hotel in Franschhoek, offering unrivalled escapes to the heart of the Cape Winelands. A bespoke Leeu Collection property and home to the award-winning La Petite Colombe and Le chêne restaurants, Leeu Spa by Healing Earth, Mullineux and Leeu Family Wines and Everard Read Gallery – Leeu Estates. Leeu Estates, an exclusive boutique hotel property with 23 luxuriously appointed rooms, suites, is situated on 68 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos in the scenic Franschhoek Wine Valley. Positioned between the mountainside and river, just a stone's throw from the village of Franschhoek, it is the ideal setting for an elegant and sophisticated private hideaway, offering superb comfort, fine dining and platinum service. At the centre of this working wine farm is the meticulously refurbished 19th-century Manor House with its six rooms and suites. There are two rooms adjacent to The Manor House, and the remaining rooms and suites are located in spacious cottages among the gardens, oak trees and vineyards.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycle tours
Free shuttle or taxi services
Secured parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Yoga classes
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Neck massage
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Butler service
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa
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nicolettederock wrote a review Oct 2021
Cape Town, South Africa3 contributions
Really recommend anyone and everyone go to the spa @ Leeu Estate. Staff really friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Estate is absolutely beautiful. We made use of the pool, gym and were served poolside lunch from the restaurant (amazing wagu beef burger).
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Victoria S wrote a review Jul 2021
Washington DC, District of Columbia15 contributions
My husband and I had the pleasure of staying at Leeu Estates June 3-6, 2021. This was our second trip to Franschoek, so we knew what to expect going into the quaint, beautiful town, but we were absolutely blown away when we arrived at Leeu Estates! First of all, the property is absolutely stunning from the minute you drive up! The fall foliage was gorgeous! Check in was very easy, and we were able to go to our room upon arrival. Wow - the room was spectacular! Very spacious and spotless! When we opened our door to the balcony we were greeted with the most beautiful view. It was majestic... The concierge service was AMAZING. They helped me get a reservation with the spa onsite, and it did not disappoint! Definitely go while you're there. They also let us order the most amazing cheese tray beforehand, too, so it was ready right after our massages! Aside from that, they helped us with dinner reservations & anything else we needed. The shuttle service is great! Ethan took us off the property and to town whenever we needed. He even took us to get to go food at Tuk Tuk and waited while we were in the restaurant grabbing the food. Everyone we met there was incredibly eager to help and friendly! Breakfast was the best...The menu is plenty big and the small buffet plentiful. I loved getting green juice and tea every morning! We also had mimosas one morning which was a very nice treat. Lastly, one of my favorite parts was having a fire made for us each night in our room. It was so relaxing! We loved the turndown service and just chilling in our room after a long day of wine tasting. We cannot wait to go back and cannot recommend this hotel enough! It is so worth it!
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Josef S wrote a review Mar 2021
Stuttgart, Germany53 contributions83 helpful votes
We stayed in LEEU before and came back. It was not easy to find the right time in the Covid year. For us it is one of the very best hotels and estates you can stay in South Africa. Personnel, rooms or better: Apartments, restaurants, gardens, Spa and Gym - we really cannot say what could be made better in all of this. The new restaurant La Petite Colombe is certainly one of the outstanding experiences you can have in SA. Perfect! We will come back again and again.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Wayne wrote a review Feb 2021
Bottmingen, Switzerland6 contributions
Everything was a treat from booking through to events. Nothing was to much trouble. Food was excellent and facilities modern. Brilliant art all over the place round off the sense of well being. Arranged a picnic with our family but had to change to be inside due to light drizzle. All managed with a smile.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: Our room was over the Spa. Was quiet and private. Ideal
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Veronique wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town, South Africa364 contributions32 helpful votes
We visited Leeu Estates during our tuk tuk tour in Franschhoek. We have been treated by a guided tour of the property, the hotel, the garden and the art gallery. This is an amazing place which worth the visit.
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Date of stay: November 2020
$430 - $1,037 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leeu Estates
Which popular attractions are close to Leeu Estates?
Nearby attractions include Grand Provence Estate (0.2 miles) and Terbodore Coffee Franschhoek (0.5 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Leeu Estates?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Leeu Estates?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Leeu Estates?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Leeu Estates?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Leeu Estates?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Petite Colombe, Monneaux Restaurant, and Terbodore Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Leeu Estates?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Leeu Estates have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Leeu Estates offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Leeu Estates have airport transportation?
Yes, Leeu Estates offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Leeu Estates located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Franschhoek.
Are any cleaning services offered at Leeu Estates?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.