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Malaga, Spain
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A lovely heritage guest house in excellent location close to a number of excellent restaurants and the all important wine tram. Very comfortable room (albeit it a little on the small side) with large, comfy bed, large bathroom. Excellent breakfast, very clean and lovely and very helpful staff. Good internet. Highly recommended.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful location close to all you need fabulous weather.. Lovely staff.... A+++ strongly recommend a stay at this guest house.... Would definitely return again to this accommodation.... It's in easy walking distance to good restaurants and galleries and shops

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed in the loft suite which is gorgeous and had plenty of headroom. The location of the property is excellent as it is just off the main road and is within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants. Breakfast was excellent.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The La Ballon Rouge is a real old world B&B. The rooms are well appointed with Air conditioning which is essential in Franschhoek in the summer months. The morning English breakfast hits the right spot after a day sampling the local wines. Please be sure to check in between 14h00 and 18h00 as there is nobody at reception after these...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Le Ballon Rouge provided a great overnight stop for us on our trip. The room was very comfortable, and despite being on the road was not noisy. Breakfast was lovely, served in the open air on the verandah. The guesthouse is absolutely central, and restaurants and shops are all easily walkable.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This B&B is really well located just a couple of minutes on foot from the Main Street in Franschoek and the wine tram stop. We had a lovely large room with a separate seating area and great bathroom. This would have been a 5/5 if it hadn't been for the breakfast which was nice but not as good as similarly...

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Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is our 4th visit here and we have always enjoyed our stay. This time we were given the smallest room, noisy from the next door occupants, and didn't enjoy it one little bit. Been booked for over 9 months, thought loyalty would count for something.

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Malmo, Sweden
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a comfortable stay at the hotel! The room we had was room 8 and it is nice - Victorian style and had all the basic amenities like a small (it's really really small though) safe and a fridge. The bathroom in our room was pretty big, had a tub and a standing shower. Breakfast was ok, some variety...

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Kyrenia District, Cyprus
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Ballon Rouge for 3 nights. Lovely bed and breakfast in great location at the heart of Franschhoek. Great room, lots of space and lovely bathroom, though the open shower made it a wet start each morning! Breakfast was fresh and varied, served outside in the veranda - a great way to start the day. Easy to walk...

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Helsinki, Finland
Reviewed 19 January 2017

We had a great opportunity to stay at Le Balloon Rouge having the "owners suite"(?) with about 100m2 2-room appartment with a large patio with hot tube. This was what I call exclusive. The breakfast was more that generous with buffee and separately ordered options. The location was excellent being very close to major part of restaurants. Highly recommended!

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Le Ballon Rouge

Address: 7 Reservoir East Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: £64 - £179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Ballon Rouge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Rooms in the inner yard is not facing the street - should be quieter (rooms 6-8).”
 of 5 bubbles HD137, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Quiet location in easy reach of things to do”
 of 5 bubbles geofft324, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Owners' Suite is spacious and a real treat!”
 of 5 bubbles RiojaSlovenia, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room overlooking Reservoir Street was nice and sunny!”
 of 5 bubbles , 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Depending on budget - the more you pay the better your room :-)”
 of 5 bubbles DVSOdin, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
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