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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Franschhoek, Western Cape

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Marshall...
Brisbane
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Great cottage and location in Franschhoek”
Reviewed August 10, 2017 for a stay in August 2017

Lovely host at a very well located, secure and pretty cottage in the heart of Franschhoek close to cafes, restaurants and shops. Excellent spot for a wineland getaway.

Date of stay: August 2017
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Management Response
Aug 10, 2017
Many thanks, best wishes!
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SDSpartan
San Diego
Level 6 Contributor
360 reviews
87 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
“Spacious accommodations, nice location”
Reviewed August 2, 2017 for a stay in July 2017

Originally booked 6 nights but due to flight issues only stayed 4 nights. We were booked in the mountain view unit. The complex consists of the main house where the owner lives and several smaller units (some connected and some not), that share a courtyard/pool area. We had family stay in the larger 3 or 4 bedroom unit and another family member in a smaller unit/apartment like ours.

Our unit was a 1 bedroom with a small kitchen (no dishwasher or garbarge disposal fyi), small living room/dining area (table with 3 chairs), small sofa and chair with TV and coffee table, bedroom had queen or double bed and the bathroom was large with separate tiled shower (with great hot water) and 2 sinks and a separate soaking tub (did not use). No fireplace but a wood stove. The unit was nicely decorated.

Kitchen seemed well stocked with items. We didn't really cook other than some toast and light snacks. No central AC or Heat. We were there in winter and the place did get very cold. We had problems working the wood stove so for 3 of the 4 nights, it didn't work. 1st night was OK - but 2nd night the lighter provided ran out of lighter fluid. Asked for it to be replaced and it wasn't. 3rd night was provided some matches. Wood seemed wet and the place was smoky. There is a mini split in the bedroom area - that worked to get heat while we slept. Bathroom was cold.

Bed had nice down comforter on it, but found bed was a bed hard/firm for my liking. Plenty of closet space and a very small space for your passports. The place was very spacious and quiet. Very clean. Not really much of a view - though out of the side window you could see the mountains.

Did not use the pool (winter) nor the outdoor fireplace - though they looked nice. The grounds are very nicely landscaped. The compound is gated and you are provided with a gate opener. I did find it odd that the only way to look the door to the apartment was with the key (i.e. no deadbolt).

Owner was very nice. Has a cute puppy that was friendly. Cleaning staff - not as attentive to detail as I would have hoped. Not all towels replaced as requested.

Location was great - easy walk to the town. Felt safe. A nice bottle of wine on welcome was appreciated. There are some local craft beers in the fridge 40 ZAR with an honor bar.

It seems there are a lot of these type of guest houses in the area/town. it worked out well for a large family gathering, but still allowed space so you could have alone time if wanted.

Only complaint was that we were not given any discount for missing 2 nights. I know we had reserved them, but since the rest of the units were booked by the family, would have appreciated a small discount. As an owner of a vacation rental myself, I would have probably offered a small discount to my guests.

Date of stay: July 2017
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Aug 3, 2017
Thanks for taking the time to do this extended review, much appreciated. I will certainly look into the couple of 'negatives" you had.
It was lovely to have you and your family next door.
Best wishes from us all
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NigelRAnd...
Swindon, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Absolute gem of a place”
Reviewed February 1, 2017 for a stay in January 2017
1
person found this review helpful

Stayed here for a week and would have really loved to stay longer. It was an amazing find with everything you could wish for. The cottage has wonderful views, great gardens and if you are a bird lover, there is always something to watch. Marlicia, the owner, was also amazing and nothing was too much trouble for her. The whole place has such a homely feel and is run to a high standard. It is in a very quiet road and if you want peace and relaxation just a few minutes from the centre, then this is the place. We are returning again next year, as I am sure most guests do, so don't let this one get away!

Date of stay: January 2017
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
Feb 2, 2017
It was lovely to have you. Looking forward to your return!
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568ninav
Prague, Czech Republic
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Lovely relaxing stay at Franschhoek”
Reviewed December 4, 2016 for a stay in November 2016

Marlicia is a very nice, positive and professional hostess. The cottage offers a home kind of feeling, with everything what one can imagine for a perfect stay. We loved this place and will always come back!

Date of stay: November 2016
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Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SallyT9
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Level 4 Contributor
44 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Super place to stay”
Reviewed October 6, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Loved this cottage. Unfortunately we only stayed for 1 night but are hoping to make a return visit to stay for a few days. The cottage has absolutely everything you could possibly want. The attention to detail is outstanding. Perfect in every way. I cannot think of anything that can be improved on whatsoever.

Date of stay: October 2016
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Liked best: Everything
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
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Management Response
Oct 6, 2016
Dear Bob & Sally, I would love to welcome you back!
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Jentrip68
Gloucestershire
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Welcome place to stay”
Reviewed October 3, 2016 for a stay in October 2016

Stayed for 3 nights Sept/Oct. Chilly at night and Marlicia (hostess) made us a much appreciated fire while we were out. Complimentary bottle of wine/milk and biscuits very welcome. The gardens and pool surround are beautiful. Would I stay here again?....yes

Date of stay: October 2016
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Management Response
Oct 3, 2016
Jenny, I would love to welcome you back!
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prperson0...
Northumberland
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Absolutely delightful”
Reviewed April 29, 2016 for a stay in April 2016
1
person found this review helpful

Petit Plaisir is an absolutely delightful cottage suitable for a couple with an option of a connected room for older children accessed from the pool garden. Everything you could need is thoughtfully provided and every room had fresh flowers. The fridge was stocked with some handy basics (and a lovely welcoming bottle of white wine), there was fresh coffee for the press and even homemade crunchies. The setting is lovely with fantastic views of the mountains every time you look up, the gardens just beautiful and the location a very convenient 10 minute walk from the shops and restaurants. Standards of self catering accommodation in South Africa are high, but Petit Plaisir is truly the best we have stayed at. Marlicia provides a warm and friendly welcome and a very high standard of service.

Date of stay: April 2016
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Liked best: The very high standard of the accommodation and service.
Liked least: Nothing!
Traveling group: Teenagers
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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