We booked for 3 nights as part of a 15 night round South Africa tour.
We arrived on the hottest day of the stay, and I have to say that had we only been staying for 1 night, we would never have recommended the hotel to anyone. Our arrival was around 5pm, we rang the door bell and were met at the door by one of the staff, who said - who are you ? Surely if you are expecting 4 people for a 3 night stay you would have some idea that this may be them ??
However, shown to our rooms - the room downstairs with private pool and our room which was upstairs with the jacuzzi on the deck. It was 40 degrees plus - and we baked ! With a little forethought to put the air conditioning on in advance of our arrival would have made a big difference to the welcome. Anyway, we got over the heat by going out and leaving the AC on which made a big difference to our return and sleep at night.
Apart from this little hic up - can only recomend the breakfast highly. The morning staff were delightful - the ambience of the house, and the wonderful cats who own it ( we never did meet the owners ) and the rooms did meet our expectations, plus the proximity to the main street of Franschoek were excellent. Certainly a much better choice to Stellenbosch where we have stayed before, which I understand is not very commercialised and spoilt.
Would stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in a quiet position in the heart of the historic winelands village of Franschhoek, South Africa, Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek is the perfect place to relax after a day of wine-tasting, haute cuisine, mountain hiking or browsing antique shops and art galleries. At Klein Oliphants Hoek, history and a sophisticated modern life-style go hand in hand: the guesthouse is a renovated mission post & school,Built in 1888 and much of the antique and old-time chic has been kept. ... more less
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