We stayed in their family suite for just one night.
The location is great. It is only about a block behind the main street, so walking distance to restaurants, shops, and a Pick-n-pay market.
The guest house itself was very quiet and peaceful. The place had a rustic charm to it.
The owners and staff were very friendly and helpful. They had complimentary port wine in the room, the owner said it is very good port wine. I don't think I had ever drank port before, but I loved it, and helped myself to a few shots.
The owner recommended a couple of restaurants to us, and gave us the restaurant menus to choose from, we picked Le Bon Vivant, which was just around the corner from the guest house.
We enjoyed many, many fine meals during our visit in South Africa, Le Bon Vivant is just about my favorite of them all. Highly, highly recommend Le Bon Vivant, and their huge sampler dessert is a must.
When we checked out the next day, the Owner recommended for us to take R62 to Knysna instead of the N2. She even gave us a print out of the directions. That was an awesome tip. Definitely take the R62 to Knysna if time allows.
We enjoyed our stay here, and enjoyed visiting the town of Franschhoek.
We drove the Franschhoek pass, and the Helshoogte pass to Stellenbosch. Gorgeous views.
- 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