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Franschhoek Country House & Villas
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

What a lovely place to stay for the last night of our South African adventure.
Here service counts and nothing is too much trouble!
Our room was huge and had a lovely four poster bed. We were invited to take sherry in the lounge as soon as we were settled in our room.
We were offered free shuttles into and back from town on demand and the welcome could not have been better.A wonderful restaurant is part of this hotel and we were recommended to use whilst exploring the town.
The menu did not disappoint and I took the four course tasting menu with accompanying wines.
A must try experience for anyone visiting this lovely town

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We stayed at the Country House for 2 nights as part of our tour around the Garden Route.
The room overlooked the pools and had a lovely balcony, though the weather was too hot to make much use of this! Breakfast was reasonable with a choice of continental or cooked, though the choice of fruit was restricted compared to other SA establishments we have visited. In the evening we tried the tasting menu on one evening and the a-la-carte on the second evening, the former was a little disappointing when compared with the tasting menu experienced on an earlier occasion at Le Quartier Francais in Franschoek, the a-la-carte was much better value for money. Staff were attentive and pleasant at all times.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 24, 2014

Pretty rooms, beautiful gardens and good service. Clean hotel with white crisp linen. Delicious breakfasts and helpful staff! The location in Franschhoek is perfect. The pool area is beautiful with both heated and cold pools.

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Reviewed January 22, 2014

Our room was very nice, the gardens and pool area are beautiful, all the staff were friendly helpful and efficient. However the best part of our stay were the meals in the excellent restaurant, highly recommended.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Me and my family stayed for three days at this five star place in Franschhoek. Rooms, food, service and environment was great, top of the line!
If you ever go o South Africa, make sure you also visit Franschhoek, only
60-90 minutes drive from CapeTown.

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
Thank Curtan
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Reviewed January 20, 2014

Excellent
An absolute YES. Beautiful rooms, lovely gardens, top service.
The pictures show only the visual part, I was astounded by the real beauty and the hospitality.
I will go here again at the first opportunity.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Marc D
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Reviewed January 15, 2014

If you ever want to feel like a French lady, an Italian film star or European royalty, you need to book at night at Franschhoek Country House and Villas. This 5-star hotel, situated at the entrance of the picturesque town of Franschhoek, offers all the romance and special moments you would expect from such a great setting.

At arrival we knew that this was going to be an exceptional stay. After being welcome we were taken on a guided tour by Ben who also showed us to our suite. The villas and rooms are spread out in the beautiful gardens filled with white roses and huge pots full of oranges. I could not decide if it reminded me more of France or Italy.

France, however, came to mind when we entered our villa! Classic paintings in huge gold ornamental frames, rich coloured carpets, plush furniture and a large veranda to read your book in the early morning sun.

It is also all the unusual extras which makes the stay here so memorable – scrumptious fruit bowl, home made chocolates, underfloor heating, surround sound (even in the bathroom) complete with a very collectible CD music collection.

Our villa had a living room area, of which the couch was converted into a bed for our son and a large master bedroom. All the rooms have huge doors opening out on the veranda. Our visit was during summer but I can just imagine how stunning it must be when it is cold and wet outside and you sip wine in front of the fireplace in the living room.

We appreciated the weather because we had the opportunity to relax in the two outdoor pools – one hot and one cold. Set on a huge lawn with stunning views over the mountains it offered the perfect spot to spend our Saturday.

The hotel is close enough from Franschhoek to walk to town but far enough to make you feel that you find yourself deep in the countryside with glorious vistas over the rows of mountains. We did venture into town. We were lucky to see the local carnival group parading through the streets. Were also pleasantly surprised by the small local farmers market, where we had some of the best market food. I can recommend the freshly made Thai food (they also sell the best brownies here) and the stall next to them who sells the best vegetarian salads! You will also find some good and very affordable local wines here.

Make sure that you have breakfast at the hotel! We loved the huge table filled with all sorts of nice goodies – bowls with decadent fresh fruit, pastries, huge collection of cheeses and plates filled with salmon and cold meat cuts. But keep some space for the hot breakfast! We ate the things real stars would choose – the Egg Benedict was creamy delicious and the pancakes with cream and sauteed banana melted in my mouth (at this stage you cannot think about the diet!!) .
We would like to thank all the staff and management for a great stay. The only negative comment I have to make was that we ended up being very sad – because we had to leave!

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Address: Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Franschhoek
#1 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
#4 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
Price Range: $268 - $661 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Franschhoek Country House & Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Surrounded by enchanting vineyards and majestic mountains, this small Boutique hotel is set on the outskirts of the town of Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands less than an hours drive from Cape Town. Offering a selection of standard, luxury, garden cottages and the exclusive villa suites. With a top rated award winning restaurant, guests can relax and enjoy the hospitality, laze at the pool, enjoy a massage or stroll on the world-renowned charming town of Franschhoek. ... more   less 
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