My husband and I spent two nights at the main house at La Fontaine in August. The house is in an excellent location, literally a stone's throw from the centre of town and all its restaurants. The rooms are fairly large, and clean. The owner & manager were very pleasant and helpful (even tried to upgrade us because it was my birthday, but had no availability). There was a tv room with honesty bar fridge, which was a nice touch for the rainier afternoons. The breakfast was an excellent spread.
The two downsides were the noise - the wooden floors are very creaky, and talking from neighbouring rooms can be easily heard. Also, the parking is very difficult to get in and out of, so best to stay on foot or try to be the last one in. However, overall, it is a great value-for-money option in Franschoek.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Fontaine welcomes you into the heart of Franschhoek (1 hour drive from Cape Town International airport). Experience country hospitality in this gracious, centrally situated home with spectacular mountain views. We offer fourteen double rooms en-suite; five upstairs in the main house, one downstairs; four garden suites, one of which is suitable for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. These garden suites have their own entrances, patios, wood burning fireplaces, DSTV, fridges, air cons. In our adjacent Victorian building we offer 3 double rooms en-suite, one of which is wheelchair friendly and a garden suite which is suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. The Victorian home, Campbell House, can be hired out in its entirety for a family group. Within walking distance to restaurants, galleries and shops. Children welcome in the family units only. Wheelchair friendly. Off-street and secure parking. Free Wifi. Wine tasting, hiking, horse riding, fly fishing, golf, tennis all nearby. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- La Fontaine Guest House Hotel Franschhoek