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Le Ballon Rouge
Ranked #19 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Ljubljana, Slovenia
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Wonderful place!”
Reviewed January 29, 2013 via mobile

Le Ballon Rouge has a perfect location in the middle of Franschhoek, close to the best restaurants in town.
We spent again wonderful 4days there. We keep on returning to this lovely place, with excellent breakfast and very friendly staff. Our hosts Jenny& David always make us feel welcome. They are very attentive and helpful, and we are looking forward to stay there again. We would highly recommend this lovely guesthouse!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed here for several nights while on our South African vacation and it is charming, the service is hospitable, and the location perfect. It is one block from the main road so you can walk everywhere. Jenny and David were wonderful, helping us plan our adventures while there. We just recommended it to friends.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Oslo, Norway
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Reviewed January 14, 2013

Le Ballon Rouge is a very nice guesthouse in the centre of Franschhoek. Jenny and David are excellent hosts, giving good service and advices what to do in the valley. David is arranging wine tours of good quality. La Ballon Rouge is whitin short walking distance to restaurants and shopping in the village.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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wales
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

I stayed here for 1 night whilst travelling with a friend and had a lovely spaceous twin room with large bathroom just off a small seating area and near the pool. Centrally located so we could easily walk around the town and go out for an evening meal. We also booked the suite for some friends who had just put us up for 5 nights in Cape Town and they were absolutely thrilled with their large suite and bathroom facilities.
Friendly staff, delicious breakfast, on site parking...would recommend.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Italy
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

We were recommended this lovely guest house by the toursit office, the rooms are lovely and the location couldn't be better, just a 5 minute walk to the shops and restaurants. The breakfast was excellent and the French Connection restaurant that Jenny recommended for dinner was great.
We will definitely stay here again when we return to Franschoek.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

We stumbled across this little B and B when we arrived in Frans... David and Jenny were so nice to us and set us up in a small but cosy victorian room. He then dropped us at our lunch reservation at La Petit Ferme and proceded to pick us up after and take us on a wine tasting tour. Such knoweldge he has about wines, he converted me to south african reds. very nice conversation ande gave us a good deal, not vcaring about money but more the experience. If you come here arrange to have your wine tour with David.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed August 11, 2012

Stayed here in this Victorian homestead last July. Lovely clean reasonably priced room, a perfect location close to the best restaurants in Franschhoek. Breakfast was delicious, free wifi. The staff were all extremely accommodating and made my stay very comfortable, would definitely stay again!.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Le Ballon Rouge
Address: 7 Reservoir East Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #19 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
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Hotel Class:4 star — Le Ballon Rouge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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