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“Sweet place to say but not really Relais & Châteaux Quality” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Le Quartier Francais
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
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83 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
“Sweet place to say but not really Relais & Châteaux Quality”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2014

This was our first time in the SA Wine Country which is definitly worth a visit. Le Quartier Francais is sweet. Our room was comfortable. The staff was very friendly and efficient but is felt under maintained. I certainly wish it was as good as their web site promised. We were pretty much disappointed. That may have been partly because we had lunch at Delaire Graff Estate which is the place we should really have stayed out.
What was really dispointing is that one of the reasons for booking Le Quartier Francais was so we could eat that their Tasting Room. It is supposed to be fantastic. But we were staying there on a Sunday and Monday. Guess what? The restaurant is closed those nights. There is nothing on the hotel's web site about this. The other restaurant in the hotel is also closed. The can only offer you "Tapas" at the bar but that was more like bar food you would get a some 4 star hotel. They booked us into another restaurant one of the nights and the food was piteful. We had to contrast this with our lunch at Delaire.
Franschhoek itself was pretty disappointing to. There was no reason to stay in town as far as I was concerned.
Le Quartier Francais has a sister restaurant out of town called Bed and Wine. The hotel drove us there and picked us up. It was maybe ten minutes away. It was excellent.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Maun, Botswana
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26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2014

Our stay here with our family was the highlight of our trip to the Cape. We received a warm welcome and our check in was handled quickly and efficiently. Service was very friendly and nothing was too much trouble. The rooms are stylish, bright and cheery with superb décor offering every amenity and great comfort. The perfect place to relax and unwind. Dinner at the Tasting Room was an absolute highlight and the most exciting dining we have experienced. We had the surprise menu with wine pairing – almost 4 hours of decadent delight! Breakfast was delicious and served in the beautiful and comfortable Garden Room. We cannot fault this and can’t wait to return!

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Cathy K
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Meggen, Switzerland
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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 21, 2014

We stayed 2 nights at Le Quartier Français to end a trip in South Africa and were not disappointed. Our room in a enclosed garden was the perfect setting to relax after weeks of traveling. Without being pompous, the rooms are extremely comfortable, the service attentive and the food outstanding. I would specially recommend the tasting menu with accompanying wines. You want to take a picture of all the dishes ! Finally, the hotel's location is just perfect, allowing you to walk to all the town has to offer.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Catherinegagnon
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London
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25 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2014 via mobile

We enjoyed a few nights here whilst visiting the wine lands. Rooms were spacious and well appointed, the location on the Main Street is very handy. Food was absolutely excellent. Our meal in the Tasting Room was absolutely outstanding. Definitely one of the best meals we've ever had and reminded me of our dinner at The Fat Duck.
Service at reception was a bit patchy and some of the foliage needs cutting back as our room was quite dark and it overhangs the paths somewhat.

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Chino Hills, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2014

We stayed two nights at Le Quartier Francais and was delighted with the style and comfort. The rooms were very spacious and decorated with bright fun colors. It also had many modern conveniences. The surrounding yards were well maintained and we had stunning views of the vineyards on the mountainsides. We ate at the Tasting Room which was a wonderful experience as well. The chef was wonderful and we were able to meet her as well. The hotel was situated in Franschhoek and we were able to walk to the town for more dining options and shopping. What a charming place. We had a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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New York City, New York
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257 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2014

Our visit to South African wine country was enriched by our stay at Le Quartier Francais in charming Franschhoek. After checking in on a cold and rainy afternoon, a genial staff member prepared a fire in our wood-burning fireplace and left us to unpack by the cheery, flickering light. Country French is the theme of decor (the area was settled by French Huguenots), and global sophistication and local courtesy serve to improve the experience. The hotel is a few blocks walk from shops and restaurants, and its own dining room is world class. All in all, a terrific stay.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Surrey,England
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64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2014 via mobile

We stayed three nights during our recent trip after stopping here previously on two occasions a number of years ago.
Memories were true. This remains a lovely place to stay in the centre of Franschhoek, with a superb restaurant, which I shall review separately.
The rooms are large with tasteful decor and excellent bathrooms. Service was excellent, very friendly and helpful. A positive feature for us is the ability to walk out of the hotel straight onto the Main street with its wide variety of restaurants and local shops. The car did not move for the entire period of our stay!
In the sunshine the journey into the village over the pass from the N2 was as magical as ever. The views down into the valley from the overlook are absolutely stunning.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Property: Le Quartier Francais
Address: Cnr Berg & Wilhelmina Streets, Franschhoek 7690, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#4 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#6 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Le Quartier Francais 5*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
83 Km from Cape Town, Le Quartier Francais is in the heart of the vineyards of the famous Franschhoek valley of the French Huguenots. Located in the village centre, this privately owned hotel and restaurant is an exquisite stopping place on the wine trail and the trace of the history of the Huguenot settlers, between Mont Rochelle, Haute Provence, Moreson. Impeccable decoration and service. Eclectic cuisine by Margot Janse and regional wine, of course! ... more   less 
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