Four friends had an entire house (Twyfeling) for the duration of the Franschoek Literary festival, complete with library and conservatory. It was the loveliest house, solid, comfortable, luxurious, beautifully proportioned, with decor and furniture that felt personal. Even the books were well-thumbed and well-loved. We got the feeling that everything in the house had meaning, hence the sense of being in a home, not a hotel. Not that there was any stinting whatsoever on the luxury, the impeccable, discreet, yet ever-attentive service.
As we were friends, we all breakfasted together in the private conservatory of Twyfeling B, and it was possibly the best part of the day. The fruits were from a Persian paradise -- figs and pomegranates, the granola so glorious we begged a recipe. We looked out over lemon trees and a fountain and planned our day and shared adventures. It was extremely special, and a memory that will last.
I fell in love with a painting in our suite -- the bathing woman a la Renoir -- don't miss it, or the tromp d-oeile bathroom door.
Our friends who stayed in Twyfeling A loved their glass-roofed bathroom -- they enjoyed the space so much they refused to go out on Friday night, and stayed in to potter round the house!
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- 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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