We stayed at Auberge La Dauphine on the night of the 10th August 2013 after a week on the Whale Trail.
My request for a reservation received a prompt and friendly response. We also had to re-schedule our check-in time as the drive from De Hoop Nature Reserve was a lot longer than anticipated. Our request was graciously handled.
On arrival, we were welcomed by a bubbly Ronel who checked us in and offered to make a dinner reservation and order us a taxi.
I found our room, Pinotage, extremely comfortable with views that extended to the snow-capped mountains in the distance. The bed was large and a welcome bit of luxury after roughing it on bunk beds on the Whale Trail. The bathroom was more than adequate despite the somewhat cramped shower.
Breakfast the next morning was prepared and served by friendly staff in a buzzing communal room. Breakfast was generous. I find Auberge La Dauphine's check-out time of 11:00 also quite generous as it meant that I could enjoy a leisurely breakfast, shower and re-pack without feeling rushed.
The cherry on top was that the price was really exceptional value for money, considering that this is a relatively small owner-run business. I would certainly recommend this venue for short stays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Auberge La Dauphine is situated in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, surrounded by majestic mountains, only 50 minutes drive from Cape Town and 2 minutes drive from Franschhoek village. Set in 4 hectares with its own vineyards, orchards and dam, it offers wonderful bed and breakfast accommodation in a sympathetically converted former wine store and cottage. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Auberge La Dauphine Hotel Franschhoek