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La Fontaine Guest House
Ranked #24 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Reviewed August 21, 2012

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.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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MurrayFranschhoek, Manager at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2012

Thank you for your review. La Fontaine is a heritage building built in 1910 and therefore has extremely thick walls by todays standards and the wooden floors are original, giving the rooms a special olde worlde characteristic. In general, over the past 12 years the guests have commented on the wonderful ambiance these characteristics provide. Regarding the restricted parking area we are aware that parking is tight and we constantly trim the bushes on the neighbour's side of the property to provide more space. We do have garden rooms that are free standing which might be more suitable for your needs.

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

This was a real find. The rooms were large and spotlessly clean. They were well appointed and restful. The bed was really comfy. We were made very welcome and nothing was too much trouble. Breakfast was delicous.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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MurrayFranschhoek, Manager at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded August 23, 2012

Thank you for your review. I am pleased to say that I have had the same staff for 11 years and that they understand the high standards of cleanliness that is required in a 4-star establishment. We hope that you will return to La Fontaine on your next visit to Franschhoek

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Reviewed August 20, 2012

A great find in Franshoek! The owner is a wonderful lady. The house is beautiful, a few minutes walk to all the amazing restaurants and the breakfast at the guest house is also top notch. Would recommend to anyone!

  • Stayed: August 2012
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1  Thank Alberta_K_42
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Reviewed July 24, 2012

I need much more than the folowing words to describe our 3 night stay at La Fontaine, lovely, friendly, beautifully decorated, amazing garden, bird feeder with colorful little birds, great hospitality. We did not want to leave this perfect place. No need to hesitate…. Book it!!!!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 20, 2012

Our family rented ten rooms, and the Campbell House, for a family gathering in March. We all travel internationally on a regular basis, and are well placed to give a seasoned review of La Fontaine. Each room has its own unique charm, and the staff and owners could not be more helpful and accommodating. It was a great pleasure to be able to count on these wonderful people during a very busy week. In its category, it rates very highly in terms of convenience, cleanliness, friendliness, and overall service.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank DRS69
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

We spent the last night of a two week trip at La Fontaine & it provided a fitting end to a wonderful holiday. We had seen La Fontaine on a third party website, but booked with them directly as we had a few specific requests and we couldn't have been met with a better service and their rates were extremely competetive. We were travelling as two families and needed suites and baby-sitting facilities, of which both were provided with no fuss. The suites were garden rooms which provided quite a lot of privacy and were very well layed out so we had our own outside space as well as the communal pool. The babysitter "Genie" was wonderful with the kids and we felt very confident leaving them with her whilst we were out in town for dinner (a very short stroll away). Breakfast was very good, fruit, muesli & cereals, yoghurts, cold meats and cheeses as well as a cooked option. Kathie, the owner, was extremely helpful and hospitable and we will definitely stay there when in Franschhoek again - it worked so well for us.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 14, 2012

We spent the last 6 nights of our month tour of SA here and it went straight to the top of our list! Very friendly and helpful staff, great breakfast, and a great area to visit. Our room was large and comfortable with a large bathroom. Many lovely restaurants on the high street in Franschhoek to experience and Dawn or Kathie will make any bookings for you. La Fontaine is in easy walking distance of the main street, but a quiet and peaceful location. Plus Franschhoek has many beautiful wineries to visit. Franschhoek and La Fontaine as a must to visit and stay! We will defineatley stay there again when we return to SA.

Room Tip: The front 2 upstairs room in the main house share a balcony which is nice for an sundowner.
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Fontaine Guest House

Address: 21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: $127 - $148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fontaine Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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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