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“Gem right in the heart of Franschoek”

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La Fontaine Guest House
Ranked #24 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 6, 2013

We stayed at La Fontaine Guest House while we were in Franschoek for a wedding and loved it. We had a garden suite, which was quiet, spacious and which opened out onto the swimming pool. The breakfasts sitting under the vines were very generous and the service was excellent. The lounge room in the main part of the house was very well appointed. La Fontaine was very conveniently situated to the main street of Franschoek, with its restaurants, coffee shops and the market. The hotel was also able to accommodate other members of my family who had travelled from overseas including Australia, the United States and Norway.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Thank you for your review. We are so fortunate to be situated within close walking distance to the shops, galleries and restaurants. After a long journey the last thing you want to do is get into a car and drive!! We enjoy having wedding guests as it is always a happy occasion and many of the members have not seen each other for quite a while especially when many of the families are spread all over the world. We would love to welcome you again to La Fontaine on the next happy event! Warm greetings, Kathie

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Reviewed November 4, 2013

We had a wonderful stay at La Fontaine. It is located conveniently to the shops and restaurants (a few minutes walk). The hosts were very pleasant and helpful. We stayed in the main house and the room was surprisingly spacious and nicely decorated. We definitely would stay here again and recommend it to others.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Thank you so much for your review. After being at La Fontaine for 12 years we are constantly making sure that we up our game in every department and we are please to report that we have a 25% referral and return rate. We look forward to welcoming your friends and family at La Fontaine in the near future. Warm wishes Kathie + Richard

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Reviewed October 18, 2013

We spent two nights at La Fontaine while touring in South Africa. We found Richard, our host, very welcoming and informative. He suggested restaurants and wine tours which he then booked on our behalf once we had made our decision.
We were allocated a garden room which was of a generous size and near the swimming pool which would have been lovely had we been there when the weather was warmer. The room had television, sitting area, log burner and a very comfortable bed! There was a walk in shower which was ideal for my husband who has a degree of mobility problems.
The property is within easy walking distance of the main street with its shops and restaurants.
The breakfast was more than adequate although the toaster could do with upgrading.
There is parking on the drive at the side of the guest house, this can be somewhat tight at times.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 14, 2013

Thank you for your review. We know that the parking up the side of the building is tight but we cannot widen this border. We do however try to cut the vegetation as far back as possible! Regarding the toaster it is the top of the range and new. I will put instructions next to it to make it more user friendly. We hope to welcome you back to La Fontaine on your next visit to Franschhoek. Warm wishes, Kathie

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Reviewed October 16, 2013

Found this place completely by chance, but we ended up with a garden suite, which gave us a bit of privacy, but with a pool on our doorstep also. The breakfast was lovely, as was the hospitality in general, and v well located.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 16, 2013

My daughter and I have just come back from a fantastic trip to Cape Town, which included a stay at this most charming and friendly guest house! The house is situated perfectly for the high street, with an excellent restaurant just across the road. We couldn't have asked for more from our stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Thank you for finding time to write a review. Franschhoek is an ideal location to relax and spend special quality time with family. We at La Fontaine try to create a homely atmosphere where you can relax but nevertheless have a professional approach to everything we do. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to Franschhoek. Warm wishes, Kathie

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Reviewed October 15, 2013

This is a really lovely place that offers everything you could ever want. Furnished and decorated with great care and character this was a wonderful place to relax and I can't recommend it highly enough. Comfortable with an excellent breakfast we were offered a log fire and the means to light it, free wine, use of swimming pool, guides to local restaurants - the list could go on. Longing to return!

Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2013

Thank you for your great review! We look forward to your next visit. Many thanks, Kathie and the La Fontaine staff

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Reviewed October 3, 2013

I last visited La Fontaine a few years ago and it felt like coming home to be back there. I was warmly greeted by Kathie and Dawn and was shown to my room which was as warm and beautifully furnished as I remembered. It was my first night in SA and after the long uncomfortable overnight flight, it was a pleasure to be in such a comfortable bed, sleeping on luxury linen. Breakfast the next morning was delicious. The home made muesli was the best I have had but I resisted the cooked breakfast that was offered. I hope it won't be too many more years till I am back.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled solo
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded October 9, 2013

Thank you so much for your review. It is wonderful to see returning guests on a regular basis and that year in and year out we offer the same high standard of service and amenities. We are so fortunate to be situated in one of the most beautiful valleys in the world where you can enjoy the outdoors but be close enough to Cape Town - only 1 hrs drive. We look forward to welcoming you again on your next visit to South Africa. Regards, Kathie

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Additional Information about La Fontaine Guest House

Address: 21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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: $144 - $215 (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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