My husband and I stayed at The Garden House on our Honeymoon early this month, and we could not have been happier with our choice. The location is incredible- an easy walk into town, you can bike or walk to wineries, and the scenery is beautiful! But Barry and Annette are the real reason the stay is so enjoyable. Not only do they make you feel like family the moment you arrive, they are always available for restaurant or winery recommendations and know all of the off-the-beaten-path places to go. We had two incredible dinners both nights, thanks to reservations and recommendations by Annette, and all the places in town are quite affordable as well.
We had a few mishaps coming from the airport- everything from lost luggage to lost credit cards- and Barry and Annette eased our frustrations by filling our glasses and offering to wait for our luggage to be delivered so that we could enjoy our time there. They truly go above and beyond, and the rest of the staff is wonderful as well. Breakfast is absolutely delicious and served out in the gorgeous garden. A perfect start to the day!
We stayed in the guest house, which was just lovely and immaculately clean. You certainly have privacy, but I encourage you to go to breakfast and sundowners with the other guests, Barry, and Annette, as you will learn the best places and sites to visit over hysterical stories and cocktails. Do take the bikes out as well- it is a great way to really appreciate the scenery. Also, two nights are not enough!
Annette and Barry are incredible people who really want you to enjoy every moment of your time in Franschhoeck. They also adopt rescue cats and dogs, and the pets treat you like family as well. We were thinking this would be a once-in-a-lifetime trip since it is so far from the States, but now we can’t wait to go back. Thanks for everything, Barry and Annette, and Hi to Charlie, Marmaduke, Benji, Monster, and the new kitty!
- Also Known As:
- The Garden House Hotel Franschhoek