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“Beautiful Franschoek!”
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Le Ballon Rouge
Ranked #21 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Buderim, Australia
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161 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Beautiful Franschoek!”
Reviewed May 2, 2014

120 year old B&B - food was amazing. The breakfasts offer traditional English and European - which was a nice touch. Simple bedroom, nothing fancy. Comfortable bed. Franschoek just such an amazing place! Easy walk to town and the shops. Lovely experience! Craft markets on a Saturday.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed April 25, 2014

Spacious well appointed room with lovely soaking tub, great breakfast, attentive staff and when we encountered a problem with a long distance payment for a purchase we were wanting to finalize, the management were most helpful with the use of their phone, email address, printer, advise and directions.

Best of all may be their location - a half block from the main street and quiet but within a stone's through of supplies, post, ATMs, etc. but best of all, easy walking to at least 5 superb restaurants with excellant wine lists that could be enjoyed without concern for driving to some place out in the country.

Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Stavanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2014

Le Ballon Rouge is in the perfect location for exploring Franschhoek. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was very nice. Good service and good value. We missed having a fridge and a tub, but the room quality was very good. We did not feel that it was noisy at all and there was a night guard to make us feel safe.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Walvis Bay, Erongo, Namibia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2014

Our room no. 7 was spacious and I liked the furniture and the bathroom. The only thing we missed was a small fridge.
The breakfast was very good, too.
Despite the guesthouse being located in centre of town it was quiet and safe.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2014

A beautifully presented ensuite room. Clean, pleasantly decorated and a good size for a couple. Le Ballon Rouge is centrally located, within 3min walking distance of the main strip - and yet reasonably priced (with a pool!). Our breakfast was included in the price of the room and was without a doubt, the best breakfast we had in South Africa. The staff were helpful and polite and we wouldn't hesitate to recommend Le Ballon Rouge to our friends!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Blue Bay
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed April 5, 2014

We've spent one night at Le Ballon Rouge. We had 2 rooms of different prices but both were great. Location is perfect, breakfast was good and rooms were clean and pretty. The reception closes at 6 pm and if you need anything you must call a number.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Brooklyn, New York
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Reviewed April 1, 2014

Rooms were lovely, comfortable, clean and well-maintained. Reception helped us with booking a wine tour and driver for the day, kept our bags safe until we could check-in, and brought a bottle of MCC to our room promptly after we requested it. This guesthouse is walking distance to great restaurants and also offers a very nice breakfast. Highly recommend as a homebase while you explore Franschhoek.

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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 #21 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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