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“A wonderful Franschhoek experience”

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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
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2 reviews
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“A wonderful Franschhoek experience”
Reviewed October 14, 2007

The hosts at Akademie Street, Aruther and Katherine are lovely people. Their attention to detail in the cottage accomodation and gardens ensured that every need was catered for which made us feel really comfortale and at ease, especially as it was so spottless and peaceful. We particularly enjoyed watching the birdlife whilst sitting in the delightful gardens . The South African 3 course breakfast was truly wonderful. Franscchoek itself has so much interesting history along with many quality restaurants and vineyards that unfortunately our few days there was not enough time to see everything. We hope to see you again soon. C & M Hughes, Hampshire, England. UK.

  • Liked — Clean, quiet and warm
  • Disliked — When we had to leave
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 28, 2007

It was the last week of our 23 day 40th wedding anniversary trip, and we had already stayed at some beautiful places in South Africa. But for the days around the anniversary itself Akademie Guesthouse was a truly magical find.
Quite simply it can not be improved upon. The accommodation is stylish, an eclectic mix of elegant traditional with ultra modern bathroom fittings and every service you could wish for.
Arthur and Katherine are delightful hosts. Helpful in every way, friendly and kind. Giving advice on the best restaurants, wine tastings and places to visit, their local knowledge is inexhaustable.
If you are going anywhere near Franschhoek - stay here. You'll love it. We wish we could have stayed for longer.

  • Liked — Stylish and elegant
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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milan
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Reviewed September 25, 2007

very nice people, excellent location, every kind of comfort in a peaceful place...relax with style mauro and silvia from italy

Stayed August 2007
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Reviewed September 25, 2007

Probably the best small hotel we've ever stayed in. Arthur and Catherine really have thought of everything - from the fully stocked fridge, to the mobile phone provided in the room which is programmed with numbers of all local restaurants, to the electric blankets, even to the torch by the bed in case of emergencies. We stayed in Vreugde, the smallest of the guesthouses and it was absolutely perfect - fabulously and luxuriously decorated, and with a really beautiful garden and little private pool. Breakfast was delicious and served in a fantastic sunny room with views of the garden; and Arthur's knowledge of the area is second to none. We really can't recommend it highly enough - we absolutely loved it!

  • Liked — The sheer luxury
  • Disliked — Nothing - it was perfect
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled as a couple
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Property: Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Address: 5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
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Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Number of rooms: 7 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House in Franschhoek offers luxury five star accommodation in five unique buildings all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village in the heart of the Cape wine lands. There are four swimming pools and four gardens. This hotel and guest house is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed ... more   less 
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