We arrived at Plumwood in torrential rain which was a bit disappointing as the scenery around the area is beautiful. After a friendly welcome from Christopher we settled in our lovely room with underfloor heating in the bathroom, hoping the rain would go off but when it became apparent that this wasn't going to happen we ventured out using the umbrellas supplied for a coffee and something to eat. We went to Taki's for our evening meal as it was close by and found it to be extremely friendly and they served good food. We had a lovely breakfast the next morning in the main house, the gardens are fantastic and must be brilliant in the summer. We went into town and had pancakes at the Famous Pancake House then booked the wineries trip on the hop on/off tram R150 each. We really enjoyed it and did wine tasting at two of the stops. We had our evening meal at Dutch East and had lovely steaks, we thoroughly recommend it. Plumwood is ideally situated for the town and local attractions.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled between towering mountains, met with magnificent vineyards at the slopes, you’ll find the cosy yet romantic retreat of Plumwood Inn. Mornings on the terrace, with full-on alfresco breakfasts, introduces you to a day of adventure filled exploring of the nearby village centre, literally a two minute stroll from the guesthouse, set in a magnificent cosmopolitan atmosphere. Plumwood Inn – a winning formula of great location, comfortable accommodation and genuine hospitality. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Plumwood Hotel Franschhoek