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Fransvliet Guest House
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Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed there the weekend of April 5; 2 rooms for 2 adults and 2 children (13, 10). Rooms are very nicely decorated with large bathrooms and well appointed. The rooms face a beautiful garden with the mountains as a back drop. Fantastic ambience. Breakfast is a cold buffet of cereals, fruit and cheese/breads with a special hot cooked breakfast a la Shirley Kilian. Thanks to Shirley for the stuffed mushrooms and eggs - really superb. The kids loved the breakfast juices every morning, freshly prepared. They liked the pineapple and ginger juice in particular. Thanks to Viktor for going out of his way to make the trip memorable. HIghly recommend Fransvliet.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Tania H
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Shirley K, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 20, 2013

Thank you very much for taking the time to comment on the guest house. We enjoyed having you all for the weekend. Our juices change all the time, so do come back in another season to sample what we offer again.!

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

We booked two nights at Fransvliet Guest House, great experience, comfortable beds with a great breakfast.

The rooms are well done and very comfortable, large bathrooms with a tub, walk in shower with ample space to sort out your luggage.

Safe in the room, wifi is complimentary but this is Africa and the Wifi is slow compared to NA Standards.

The owners great you and they are very pleasant.

I would return again and stay at Fransvliet.

Room Tip: All rooms are great and safe, nestled in the company's vineyard. All rooms are off the road.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Shirley K, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2013

Thank you very much for your generous praise. My whole team will be delighted to read your review. We look forward to welcoming you again in the future.

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Reviewed April 12, 2013

we had an great stay (only one night) late January this year.
we were welcomed so lovely and everything was just perfect.
Breakfast is really really stunning!!!
Shirley was very helpful in organizing our restaurant reservation - (Ryan's Kitchen / great food)
we will recommend Fransvliet Guest House to family and friends.
Thank's a lot once more.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank lynn-claude
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Shirley K, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded April 14, 2013

It was a pleasure to have you stay -and we hope you will return. Franschhoek is a special place, and we always aim to make our guests stay at Fransvliet perfect too.

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Reviewed April 10, 2013

We were fortunate to stay at Fransvliet Guest House from 15th - 17th March and had a wonderful time. We arrived slightly early but were welcomed by Victor with a lovely coffee and chat. Our room was lovely, romantic, comfortable, all the mod con's and more. Had a proper coffee machine which was a bonus. Spent a couple of hours by the pool which was lovely. Next door was Maison and we enjoyed a lovely dinner there.
Breakfast was amazing, trust me you wont go hungry and the quality of food was great with a lovely selection of breads, cereal and we were fortunate to enjoy the best scrambled eggs and smoked trout.
Can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank jangra1
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Reviewed March 31, 2013

This place is simply stunning. Location is beautiful as you might expect from Franschhoek. But then the rooms themselves are amazing, decorated with such great taste and attention to detail. We felt like we'd found the best place in Franschhoek and will definitely be returning in the near future.
I could go about the breakfasts and the amazing owners but just book and see for yourselves.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

We stayed in the Shiraz rooms which are the former converted farm house. A big bathroom with a tub, twin basins and huge walk in shower. Excellent 6 foot bed and quality pillows and sheets, a minibar and fridge for your own wine and a complimentary bottle of fizz from our wonderful hostess Shirley, who cooks a some interesting and tastey breakfast. Free wifi and a sat tv.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank johnludkiewicz
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Shirley K, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Thank you very much for your great feed back. We hope to have the opportunity to tempt you with more excellent breakfasts in the future.

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Reviewed March 8, 2013

We chose Fransvliet based on the reviews here and were very happy. Shirley and her team are so friendly and welcoming, and her breakfasts are huge and delicious! Shirley was very helpful in organizing our restaurant reservations (though some places were booked - so if you can, be sure to make your own reservations ahead of time!) There are fantastic wineries surrounding the inn - you don't have to venture far! And we are very happy we chose to stay in quaint Franschhoek instead of Stellenbosch, it has a much different vibe that we preferred. The whole Franschhoek experience, including our stay at Fransvliet, was very relaxing and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank bimbels
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Shirley K, Owner at Fransvliet Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 9, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review Fransvliet, and for all your positive comments. As to the power in the bathroom. It is illegal in South Africa to have a normal power point in a bathroom, and I felt that toothbrushes and shavers have a battery option, so I am afraid I neglected this point. We will look into it.
Shirley Kilian

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Additional Information about Fransvliet Guest House

Address: R45 Huguenot Road | opposite La Motte - Leopards Leap, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 43 Specialty Lodging in Franschhoek
Price Range: $173 - $241 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Fransvliet Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fransvliet Guest House is a tranquil, luxury retreat, only 4 kilometres from the heart of Franschhoek.It is situated on a working farm, growing grapes, olives and figs. Wake up to the call of the birds and in the evening perhaps hear the resident owls calling as they contemplate the night's hunt. Breathtaking mountain views are all around, each one more spectacular than the last. The individually decorated suites are pure luxury, with absolute attention to detail. Soft wineland colours set the tone for a perfect stay. Breakfast is an occasion, every day. Spend time in the newly renovated 65 year old house, either inside or on the veranda, enjoying the view of the pool and the vineyards. Celebrate "the best meal of the day" with either a Continental or a full breakfast that will include seasonal specials. The sparkling pool is at your disposal for those hot lazy afternoons. Relax in the shade with a magazine and an ice cold drink, before you cool off. Lazy winter days are a treat too. Snuggle up in your suite in a comfy armchair with your own personal fireplace - the perfect way to enjoy one of the local bottles of red wine. Meander through the garden, (both indigenous and other) on your way to your suite. Something special will be flowering at all times. In season, luscious figs will be found on the trees, and the scent of lemons may be in the air too. Take an early morning walk around the farm in December. The vines will be green and laden with fruit. In July, a few burgundy coloured leaves and bare sticks have their own attraction. Soak up the 360° view, especially the powerful Simonsberg mountains. ... more   less 
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