We stayed here for 3 nights in February at the end of our holiday in South Africa. Whilst we enjoyed the stay we felt the accommodation wasn’t to the same standard of many of the other hotels and guest houses we stayed at on the trip.
great location – the house was just across the road from one of the many restaurants and less than 2 minutes from the main high street but it also felt like a quiet location
staff –upon arrival we were advised we would need to change rooms during our stay and our agent should have advised – we were not happy about this and the manager managed to rearrange things so that this did not have to happen. They were also very helpful with restaurant & tour suggestions
wifi – free wifi access is offered however our accommodation was near the pool and the signal there was very poor
accommodation – this was clean but fairly basic and needed updating, also the bathroom very small. There was a safe in the room but it was located at the back of one of the kitchen cupboards which made it very difficult to access. Also because of the location of the accommodation (near the pool etc) we often had to keep blinds closed which made the room a little dark
The Pool - towels were provided together with sun loungers, the day we spent by the pool was very quiet however there wasn’t a huge amount of space so I imagine it could be very crowed
Franschhoek was a very pretty town and much smaller than Stellenbosh. We did a private wine tour (organised by the hotel) which was fantastic and we would highly recommend.
We had dinner at Bon Vivant, Café des Arts and Rocco – the Café was the best overall
- 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