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Maison d'Ail Guest House
Ranked #23 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 10, 2012

We stayed for 6 nights in room number 5, and enjoyed every second of it. This is the complete retreat for body and soul. The Guest House is new and modern with that extra touch to it. Our room was spacious, with a big bed, a nice bathroom with fluffy white towels and bathrobes.
There are 2 things that made it perfect:
1. Breakfast- It is all you can imagine, and more! French pastries, jams, cereals, bacon, eggs, fresh fruits, yogurt, and great coffee! We had breakfast outside, overlooking the pool and patio, and we were treated like kings!

2.The Hosts: Clive and Jeanne are the perfect hosts. Warm, friendly and professionals, with valuable local knowledge and contacts. If you want to experience amazing hospitality, you have to book here!

We are defiantly coming back next year!

Room Tip: Room nr 5 has i on the second floor, overlooking the mountains, with morning sun!
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  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

We loved everything. Warm welcome and personalized by Jeanne and Clive. Luxurious and sophisticated interior and exterior design. Magnificent view on vineyards and mountains. Exceptional Breakfast ! Free Wi-Fi. Terraces and lounges to relax. We would have liked staying one day furthermore in this dream decoration !

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 2, 2012

I’ve been travelling for over 12 months now and this is by far one of my favourite places. It’s practically brand new having only opened in Feb ’11 and it is absolutely gorgeous. It has a couple of verandas and balconies that are fabulous for sitting out on and sipping a fine bottle of Franschhoek wine.

The service was absolutely superb as well. Clive and his wife made us feel extremely welcome and were always on hand to recommend the best wineries to visit or what restaurant to eat at.

And finally, the breakfast was the best we had during our travels along the garden route. Highly recommend!

  • Stayed: December 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Craig32a
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Reviewed December 27, 2011

We spent a night with Jeanne and Clive and had a wonderful experience.
The rooms are spaceous, elegantly decorated and very comfortable - in a word, superb! Breakfast was excellent - loved the coffee!!
Great location with views of vineyards and very walkable to local restaurants.
We will definitely return and highly recommend Maison d'Ail for couples - you won't be disappointed.

Room Tip: Ask for upstairs room overlooking vineyards.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2011

Lovely guest house with every need fullfilled. The owners are wonderful to talk to and very helpful.

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

Recently built and decorated to a high degree on par with something in an interior design magazine! Gorgeous communal pool, veranda, living area and kitchen/breakfast area. Lovely new bathroom (ours had a shower) and comfortable bed with wonderfully soft sheets. Incredible views of the Franschhoek mountain ranges. Note: There is a 15 walk into town. Best breakfast and guest house we stayed in all of South Africa!!!

  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 27, 2011

The Garlicks were gave us a lovely warm welcome and made our stay extra special. We stayed in the honeymoon suite. They gave us great advice and a map of which wineries to visit which made our stay in Franschhoek very enjoyable. The Garlicks went out of there way to make sure we were happy and always available if you needed them for anything. They also recommended 2 great restaurants - The French Connection and Le Bon Vivant - this where we had a chefs surprise which is hihgly recommended! Great Breakfast too!

Room Tip: Stay in the honeymoon for an extra special stay
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Maison d'Ail Guest House

Address: 77 Reservoir Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: $103 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Maison d'Ail Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to the tranquility of this newly established guesthouse, Maison d’Ail, owned and run by the Garlick family. Nestled under the Franschhoek mountains, this guesthouse will enable you to relax and unwind in the most tranquil surroundings.Spend your days relaxing at our pool or step out onto the bustling streets of Franschhoek and enjoy top class cuisine and wine at one of the many restaurants and wine farms in the valley.Luxury...amazing views...peace and quiet...who could ask for more? ... more   less 
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