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The Ivy Apartments
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Reviewed October 17, 2010

i was fortunate enought to have spent time at The Ivy apartments in Franschoek. Situated in the leafy heart of the town, a stones throw from the restaurants, shops and main road, it can only be described as utopian. Attention to the most minute detail is clearly in evidence from the creative decor to the homely touches making you feel pampered, relaxed and instantly uplifted. From the white fluffy bathrobes waiting on the exquisitely made beds to the views from the apartment, one could be forgiven for not wanting to ever set foot out the unit.
Individually decorated, each unit has its own particular style, all are modern thoroughly beautiful and very romantic.
we cant wait to return and in fact have already made arrangements to do so.
The perfect getaway from bustling city life, its reassuring to know that its just a mere 40 minutes away.

  • Stayed: October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 3, 2010

We've stayed at the Ivy twice and both times we could not of been happier with our choice of stay, The apartments are exquisitely decorated and the owners have considered every luxury. The apartments are in the centre of Franschoek with all the excellent restaurants on your doorstep.
I would highly recommend The Ivy to anyone visiting the beautiful town of Franschoek!!!!!!!

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Thank shel100
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Reviewed September 8, 2010

what an absolutely awesome weekend we had..... The Ivy has left us with an awesome memory of Franschhoek, ... been so conveniently situated... parked the car and walked wherever possible.
we enjoyed every moment that we spent indoors and on the glorious little balcony, hopefully making many others, in the street, jealous and inquisitive!!

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jacqz
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Reviewed July 27, 2010

We stayed at the Ivy for two nights initially on our arival in Cape Town. All I can say is, thank goodness we did. In fact it was so good, we stayed there again pre departure from Cape Town.
I would like to thank Lisa, Wellington and in fact all the staff at the Ivy for making our stay so pleasant and extremely comfortable.
The apartments themselves are wonderfully kitted out with all the ammenities you can think of. Awesome rooms, beds and linen. Lovely bathrooms and all done extremely tastefully. For the same price as a manky hotel room in the city you can get a two bedroom apartment in one of the most fantastic places on earth.

Being a bit fussy as to where we stay, we were not in the least disappointed. With anything in fact. My simple advice is just go and see for yourself....now!

Stop reading this and go, .......now! Go on.....

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Thank philfamdxb
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Reviewed June 13, 2010

We looked for apartment accomodation as we travelled with two children and could use the extra space.
The Location was the best part, right in the heart of Franschoek, just off the main road, so walking distance from the large number of absolutely fabulous restaurants.
There is one bedroom on the lower floor with a tiny bathroom outside and a staircase from the living/dining room leading up to the what I figure is the master bedroom.
Both the rooms had smallish but comfortable beds and linen, but the upstairs room obviously is an open room with no door but an attached, decent sized bathroom.
There is a well equipped kitchenette, and a large flat screen tv, making cooking up a storm very easy, except that being in the heart of a gastronomical paradise, dont know who would want to do that!
The owners are sweet and accomodating though Ionly spoke to tem on the phone as they were away when we were there.
Overall, fabulous for just a couple and fairly comfortable for a family too, but the only thing to watch out for is our bedrooms had windows which faced the back of some other hotel rooms similar, and the noise from those air conditioners was LOUD! So loud that being a light sleeper, I did not sleep either of those two nights we were there!
If that glitch can be avoided then comfortable, but I would not mind trying a different place next time.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled with family
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Thank lm1900
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Reviewed May 3, 2010

The Ivy is a new boutique block of serviced furnished apartments and we were one of the first couples to stay there. The location is fantastic - 30 seconds to the main road of Franschhoek but it is in a side street so there is minimal noise. The owners went out their way to make us feel comfortable and recommended some fantastic restaurants and wine farms for us to visit in the area.........and Franschhoek is a gourmet's paradise with so many incredible restaurants and heritage wine estates to visit, there is no better way to spend 3 - 4 days than in this heavenly destination! The only thing that can be improved on is early morning "wake up" call of the sun streaming in due to no curtains on the windows, but then that is where your view of the surrounding mountains and beautiful scenery is from..........

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Thank Caren0
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Reviewed May 3, 2010

Just as our title says! A little bit of EXTRA paradise in wonderful Franschoek. Attention to detail exceptional. Everything of the best and more. Could not fault it. Look forward to going back

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank seapoint57
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Address: 1 Kruger Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 42 Specialty Lodging in Franschhoek
Price Range: $158 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ivy Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ivy Apartments are a collection of 9 luxury self catering one- and two- bedroom apartments, (breakfast by prior arrangement) situated uniquely on the main strip of Franschhoek Village. The apartments are fitted with bamboo flooring, air conditioning, modern integrated appliances and every convenience you could require. ... more   less 
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