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FrancolinHof
Ranked #41 of 89 Hermanus B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2012

The rooms are large and very clean, overlooking the nature reserve and a 5 min walk to the beach. We had a brilliant time with a very attentive and hospitable hosts, who make a brilliant breakfast. I can highly recommend the place! The only thing they can do better is give free wifi, but I am being picky!

Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, August 2, 2012
Thank you so much for this lovely review and for taking the time to write one! Glad you had a good time. You are absolutely fair about the wifi - not being picky at all! It embarrassed us to charge you but it was the only way that we felt able to ensure that our limit was not exceeded on a weekly basis. When that happens no-one has access until our service providers up our limit. Again.

BUT, since yesterday, 1st July, we are 'uncapped', which means no more paying by our guests and wifi use is free. At last!

Take care, Mary
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed here in June of 2009. Arriving in the evening, we were greeted by the lovely hosts who allowed us time to settle in before making a reservation at a recommended restaurant. When we returned from dinner in the evening a complimentary glass of port greeted us all. Asking us what we were hoping to do in the area, Mary was later able to book our shark diving experience as well. The finishings of this b&b, the great location and hospitality and the fantastic breakfast created a memorable stay for us.

I'm returning with a friend in December/January and look forward to reliving the experience!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, May 21, 2012
Thank you so very much for this review - after all this time! I am deeply grateful that you still remember us and look forward to seeing you in the relatively near future!

Kind regards and our very best wishes
Mary
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2012

We spent two nights here in March and it was so amazing just to be away from the noise and be closer to the nature.. I couldnt get enough of the mountain view..The service was excellent,we were assisted with many things,such as places to go to and things to do..

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mninawa
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, April 15, 2012
Dear Mninawa

Many thanks for taking the trouble to send in this lovely review - we do appreciate it. I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay in Hermanus and I do hope that the good effect of your small holiday is still with you!

Warm regards to you both
Mary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2012

Position. Position. Position. A beautiful, modern dwelling, sited under a stunning mountain ridge, overlooking wonderful sea views and colours. The hosts are dedicated to your service and your satisfaction and pleasure throughout your stay. Being on the outskirts of the town means it's quiet, peaceful and private - and close-into the local Finbos. Just down the road is one of the area's top whale viewing points (and rocky coastal walks). Whilst you can sit at breakfast (which is always fresh and delicious) and watch the Sugar Bush birds (and many others) take nectar from the many Proteas. Mr. & Mrs Faure work hard for all their guests. And they're good at it. That's why my wife and I just can't stay away. For us, if it's Hermanus, it just has to be FrancolinHof.
Ken & Anne Peck - UK

Room Tip: Ground or first floor, all the rooms are good. Our tip: book early to get one - any one!
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tourer14
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, April 15, 2012
Dear Ken and Anne

Thank you so much for writing this review for us - and it is always so special to have you to stay as you have done since the first year we opened. One day you will have to be here during the whale season!

We have already booked 'your' room for you for next year and will be sure to have new places for you to visit - or at least, as new restaurant for you to enjoy a meal!

Our love and very best wishes for the rest of 2012 for you both
Jean and Mary
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Norwich, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2012

We spent 2 nights here in February and found all the glowing reports to be absolutely correct! Mary and Jean are wonderful hosts.The flair, style and attention to detail are fantastic.Would love to go back!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank liz656
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Thank you Liz, for writing this review. It is always good to have other physios to stay - maybe we should open a clinic next time you come!

It was good to meet you and WIlliam, and we also hope that you will return next time you visit the Western Cape.

It won't be long before Spring makes a showing in the UK - enjoy!

Jean joins me in sending you best wishes to you both
Mary
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2012

We have just returned from another visit to Francolinhof and felt we had to put in writing, how enjoyable we found it.
Nothing is too much trouble for Mary and Jean our hosts. Werther it is booking a table for your evening meal, or suggesting where to visit in the area, or even offering to be a taxi service into town!
The accommodation, food and service are excellant.
We would recommend a stay to anyone and can ensure them that they would have a wonderful time.

Bill & Jean Swan Stoke on Trent UK

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bill S
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, February 25, 2012
Dear Bill and Jean

How lovely it was to see you again and Jean and I so appreciate your taking the time to write a review for us. Much appreciated.

I do hope that the rest of your trip was memorable - and that relaxation-effect of a holiday (and of your stay with us) will not fade too soon.

Our warm regards to you both and we look forward to 'next time'!

Mary
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Bridport, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2012

We have stayed in many Guest Houses on several visits to South Africa and their quality is usually very high. We thus expected a lot from FrancolinHof but were immediately blown away by what we found. It is a beautiful building in a stunning site at the top of a road with mountains behind. The road runs down to a blue flag beach (about 10 minutes walk). We were warmly greeted by Tenje who showed us around and prepared a fresh cafetiere of coffee. Our room was amazing - huge, beautifully decorated with a fabulous bathroom and stunning view through large sliding patio doors. We had our own table and chairs outside. The bed was extremely comfortable with choices of different pillows leading to a great sleep. Breakfast is huge, varied and delicious - taken in a room overlooking the town and bay. Mary and Jean are fantastic hosts - very helpful with extensive knowledge of the area. They provide very good advice on what to do and where to eat and also have lots of literature on the area available to read. We had a wonderful stay at FrancolinHof and only wish we had been there longer. We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting the area.

Room Tip: All rooms seem excellent.
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank William S
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francolinhof, Owner at FrancolinHof, responded to this review, February 21, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to write this lovely review for us. Tenje was thrilled to see her name on your review - thank you for including her. She does a great job and we are grateful that she works with us.

I trust that you will enjoy happy memories of your visit to the Cape and we hope that one day we will meet you both again.

Kind regards from Jean too
Mary
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Property: FrancolinHof
Address: FrancolinHof Guest House | 44 Tenth Avenue, Hermanus 7200, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Overberg District > Hermanus
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 89 B&Bs / Inns in Hermanus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — FrancolinHof 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stunning views of both the sea and mountain from all luxury en suite rooms, individually decorated with best quality furnishings and toiletries for your comfort with attention to detail. Relax on your patio or balcony. Very near to the beautiful beaches, Cliff Path and walks on the mountain start in our garden. Bordering Fernkloof Nature Reserve, FrancolinHof is surrounded by indigenous plants (fynbos) and a wide variety of birds. Peace and tranquility near Hermanus centre. ... more   less 

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