We stayed at the Cabernet cottage and we enjoyed our stay very much. You get what you pay for. La Galiniere is rated three star and that is fair. We have slept in four star hotels that are not up to the standard we met at La Galiniere.
The cottage was fresh and well cleaned. Very cosy indeed. Kitchen was small but it served its purpose. Bedroom and bed was good and the living room/lounge made us fall asleep in the sofas a couple of times. The bathroom was also nice.
La Galiniere must be one of the most affordable places to stay at in the Franschhoek region.
The three dogs were no problem at all. The dogs made the cottage and its surroundings even more cosy and they are very kind. If you tell them to back off they do so, for example when you having a snack outside:).
The pool and the suchairs is a nice touch as well.
The drawbacks were the mosquitos that bothered us at night and that the bedroom was hot some nights. There is a big fan that we used, but it is noisy. We put the fan in the hall and directed the air into the bedroom and it worked out fine.
The distance to the restaurants and shops in town are walkable, but if you go when the sun is still up be prepared to be sweaty. It takes roughly 15-20 min if you walk in a normal pace.
We really recommend to hire bicycles and explore the wineries. Also to do a visit to the wineries on horseback is very nice experience. Outstanding sceneries overlooking Franschhoek.
The Allora restaurant nearby surprised us. Really good food and service. Recommended!
Overall we were indeed satisfied with our stay and will surely recommend La Galiniere to our friends.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled in the Franschhoek Valley on a secluded boutique wine farm, La Galiniere Guest Cottages provide clean, comfortable and affordable high quality accommodation ideal for overnight and longer stays. Both self-catering cottages have two bedrooms and provide twin or king size beds. Just 5-10 minutes walk from the centre of Franschhoek, you're always close to the range of shops, restaurants and attractions of this premier destination. ... more less
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