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Centre-Ville Guest House
Ranked #26 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 8, 2010

perfect location, sparklingly clean, couldn't ask more of breakfast.
My stay in centre-ville was perfect, apart from an accident where I broke the shower head in the room but this was no problem for the owners. I would recomend this hotel to all, in a second. I stayed in the best room - "splendour", with it's own verander. The hosts showed me around the rest of the rooms and they're all amazing. I don't think I could pick out any negatives - apart from that the toilet in the "splendour" room isn't partitioned off, it is round a corner though so you can't see but you can hear!
If you do stay in Franschoek, you must visit the restaurant Dieu Donne up in the hills for the sunset - excellent food. The owners recomended this and arranged for a lift to take us. If I was to visit Franschoek again, I wouldn't consider staying anywhere else but the centre-ville.

  • Stayed: March 2010, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 23, 2010

We have just had our 3rd visit to Elsa and Jaco in one year and will be back there in a couple of weeks. Centre Ville is very homely, wonderful rooms and we feel so relaxed there it is like our home away from home. Nothing is to much trouble for Elsa or her staff, breakfast is wonderful and the location is perfect for the beautiful town of Franschhoek.

  • Stayed: February 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 11, 2010

As good as any 5 star hotels we've stayed in, Elsa and jaco are perfect hosts, we will definately return and stay with them. B/fast great, staff were wonderfull, and location out of this world, a great advertisement for South Africa.
Deek n Susan

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 4, 2010

What splendid hosts. Nothing was too much trouble, and the restaurant organised, including transport , for our second night was magical. The position in Franschhoek gave us freedom to leave our cars behind and explore to our hearts content. This was our third visit, but the first for our overseas friends so we were delighted to have picked the perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed February 3, 2010

Service was excellent nothing was too much trouble and someone was always on hand to assist. The room was tastefuly decorated with attention to detail, portable air con available and in the room on arrival. The location was superb and offered easy acces to restaurants, vineyards and shops. The patrons friendly service and local knowledge ensured we had the best possible experience of Franschhoek.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2010

We stayed here for a couple of nights before Christmas and had a wonderful time! Elsa and Jaco are extremely friendly helpful hosts, nothing is too much trouble and they seem to enjoy getting to know guests therefore making you feel even more at home. The rooms are very well appointed and extremely clean. Franschhoek is a lovely place to visit with the obvious attractions of the vineyards, however do not miss out the Huguenot Museum which is within walking distance of the town and gives an informative view of the settlers to this pretty town.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 14, 2009

My husband and I have just spent 2 wonderful nights in 'Room Abundant' at this very centrally located guest house in Franschhoek.
The guest house owners, Jaco and Elsa, are very helpful and gave us some wonderful tips for wineries and restaurants to visit - thank you!
The room, although quite dark, due to the wood panelling, was lovely and cool and offered well needed respite from the heat outside. The bed was very comfortable and all of the guest amenities of a very good standard.
The breakfast was delicious and plentiful and was enjoyed in the shady pool courtyard, with the company of some colourful local birds.
The location of this guest house meant that the centre of Franschhoek was within approximately 150 metres, with it's many gourmet and international standard restaurants.
We would return again in a heatbeat - perhaps next time trying the 'Room Splendour', with it's own private balcony!
Thank you Elsa and Jaco for your wonderful hospitality.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Centre-Ville Guest House

Address: 9 Reservoir Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: $79 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Centre-Ville Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Centre-Ville is a 4-Star Guest House in the center of the village within 3min walking distance to all the shops, galleries and village restaurants.This gracious Victorian Beauty was build in 1905 and has been fully renovated without losing the old world charm with origin floors and high ceilings.We have eight tastefully decorated en-suite rooms each with its own theme. ... more   less 
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