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Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Reviewed November 22, 2012

Beautiful setting. Had a very hearty welcome. Very friendly staff. Lovely view from room. Were spoiled with a hot bath waiting when we returned after a late night out! Definitely worth staying when you are visiting Franschhoek!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 21, 2012

We arrived late morning and were stopped by a very zealous security man, but I have give him the benefit of the doubt. That was the only downside to our stay though. The staff were all very helpful and attentive. The hotel is spacious and from the first minute of your arrival, you just slide into relax mode. The surroundings are fantastic, so take the time to walk around to soak up the views. The rooms are luxurious and very spacious, with lovely views of the hills. Great base to visit the numerous vineyards and taste the wonderful wines on supply. Spend some time here, you won't regret it.

Room Tip: Stay at least 3 days. Too much to do, see & taste!!!!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 29, 2012

Great room in a fab setting. Staff helpful and attentive. Concierge goes out of his way to assist guests. Noted other comments about breakfast but we found it to be pretty good. The room received a bit of noise due to the thatched roof but not enough to spoil our stay.

Room Tip: If you are a light sleeper enquire if they have a room which does not have a thatched roof
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We spent the weekend in Franschoek at Le Franschoek to enjoy the open gardens. We were not disappointed. We had a garden suite overlooking the vineyards and mountains with a wonderful view of the rising sun. Our room was large and comfortable and although a little weathered it was clean and calming. The four poster bed was comfortable and the bedding was crisp and clean. The hotel is a 5 minute scenic drive out of town. The staff were all very friendly and efficient and breakfast was adequate. We enjoyed our drinks on the veranda and late night coffee (my only complaint are the smokers who are allowed to smoke on the veranda). It was a wonderful spot for a weekend break.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

This is a lovely hotel set on a beautiful property with gardens and brook. We had a wonderful room high up in a tower with a balconey overlookling the valley. It was heavenly sitting there with a bottle of local wine and watching the sun set! Unfortunately, we had a dinner that was not well executed. The food was good and the wine list had a variety of excellent choices. However, the staff had a difficult time managing a table of 20 on our tour and we waited for over an hour to be served the first course. Three hours for dinner is just too long if you are not a Capetownian used to such a leisurely pace.

Room Tip: Ask for one with a balconey overlooking the valley.
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

Had lunch at this hotel (21/10/2012) and my comments are.... Great property but for the rest...... Glasses on table dirty, replaced with non-matching glass, next glass presented directly from washes (warm) and the wine was just pored into this glass. Food (buffet) did not match (nor exceed) the price tag of R150.00 and desert probably prepared sometime last week!! Certain of the staff needs a lot of training, typical SA scenario - cheap labour and no training. Overall very disappointing experience. Do remember the glory days of this property when it was known as Swiss Farm Excelsior and great scones and lunches they served...

Room Tip: Far better options in Franschhoek!!!
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Certainly not a 5star breakfast! Fruit hard in fruitsalad, poor variety, low levels on about everything. Definitely not value for money. When we made payment the lady ask if we were happy. She only returned a smile when we said that it was not a good experience. Rather go eat breakfast for far less money elsewhere in Franschoek!

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa

Address: 16 Minor Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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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 Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Spa Hotel in Franschhoek
#9 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
Price Range: $140 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 63
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the world famous Cape Winelands, Le Franschhoek Hotel and Spa has become one of the most romantic getaways in its class. Capturing the essence of luxury, the impeccably appointed Le Franschhoek offers unparalleled views of the Franschhoek Mountains & is the perfect setting for a taste of the legendary Cape Wine Routes. Features include a destination Camelot Spa & world class conference facilities. Included in Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa's many accolades are * 2007 AA Travel Guide- Gold Achiever * Conde Naste's top 130 New Hotels of the world- 2006 Hot List * Diner's Club Award- 2006 Wine List * Diners Club Wine List award Gold 2009. ... more   less 
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