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“Excellent location. Elegant and comfortable.”

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La Fontaine Guest House
Ranked #23 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stafford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Excellent location. Elegant and comfortable.”
Reviewed October 24, 2010

We stayed in garden room close to pool and were very comforatble and well looked after by the staff. Would reccomend.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2010

spent 2 nights here, fantastic location, the town itself was very pretty, lots of great bars and restraunts. La Fontaine was very good, but not on a par to what we were staying in previously, but we did enjoy our stay very much. They were very good at arranging wine tasting trips. All in all we had a lovely time.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Graz, Austria
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2010

This amazing and very inspiring Guest House suits perfectly into lovely Franschoek. My absolute favourite was this amazing victorianstyle bathtube. You feel like a Princess form former times or like a Woman who just travelled all the way from England to Cape Town on an adventerous sea voyage.
But: the pool was just not useable. Full of flies and spiders, full of leaves and dirt. Not cleaned for at least a week. The lady apologised and everything - but it had 45 Degrees in town and it would have been great to jump into the pool quickly. Went of to the airport early - so didnt have breakfast but a dispensible lunch box. Hope it is better there.
For supper the Lady recommended to us the lovely Restaurant just around the corner - it was amazing. Thanks so much for this great recommendation.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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MurrayFranschhoek, Manager at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review, August 31, 2010
Thank you for your review and the positive content. I would like to comment on your experience of the swimming pool. During February the temperature does rise to 40 degrees and we do experience an increase in insect activity. Our swimming pool is cleaned on a daily basis early in the morning and again during the day when necessary. We apologise for your experience and this stresses our need to pay more attention to the pool during this time of year.
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Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of the Congo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed August 15, 2010

Among all the B&B we have tested during our stay in Western Cape, La Fontaine is definitely our highlight. Although a bit more pricy than the other accommodations, it is certainly worth the extra rand. Rooms are spread around a nice garden, an already prepared fireplace awaits to be lighten to face cold winter nights. Several board games are available in the rooms and their cat will be happy to settle in if you allow him.
The breakfast is generous and, if the weather permits, served under a vine.
The owners will be happy to help you or have a chat.
We really recommend the place

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
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Newbury
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75 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2010

This is our second stay here. And as always is excellent. Such a unique special setting. They could not have been more helpfull, my friend needed a doctor and they really went the extra mile getting the local doc to see her on a sunday!

The rooms are lovely and the pool are is private and pretty.

Free WI-FI and lovely breakfasts. This is the place to stay :)

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Worcestershire
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2010

we had one night here following a few days in Cape Town itself. Accommodation was very spacious - 2 bedrooms and separate walk-in shower room with separate wc. staff very friendly and booked us a meal in restaurant at nearby vineyard including free taxi transfer. Breakfast in the garden was lovely - all freshly cooked. Franschoek is a beautiful location and the centre of town is very nice if a little bit 'twee'

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
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Amsterdam
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61 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2010

This B&B offers you what you would expect from a town as Franschhoek.
Rooms were clean and spacious, we had also had a (public) en-suite reading room and balcony. The guesthouse is decorated nicely and the rooms on the front have a great view over the town and the area. Location is good, walking distance from the town centre. There is good and free WiFi internet access inside the house. Friendly staff.

Swimming pool in the backyard is okay, although not much room (max. 10 visitors) and no WiFi reception here.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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 #23 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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