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kildare
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our three week trip to South Africa. The guest house was nice and relaxed. The owners and managers were their when you needed them but you were left to your own devices. Breakfast was served out in pretty court yard,food was nice and fresh. The pool area was nice but the...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Often we find through experience that honeymoon couples like to have more privacy than other guests and therefore we do not like to disturb them too much. We have a 24-hour service and you only need to ask for help. As we have been managing La Fontaine for 16 years and have lived in the...

LaurenReading
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a quirky and beautiful property, being an old school house. We stayed in rooms that were in the gardens, and I think I got an upgrade of sorts because my room was bigger than my friend, with a little lounge area and kitchen. This was a particularly nice room that faced onto the pool, but I guess if...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Happy New Year! Thank you for your detailed review. I think in any business location is of utmost importance and we are very fortunate that we are within close walking distance to the main street but still having the added advantage of being in a quiet neighbourhood. The gardens and the swimming pool are behind the main building which adds...

Cape Town
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For a lover's tryst or special weekend away, try the gorgeous Lemon Room or Orange Room, the pool-side cottages with private patios. Outstanding operation by Cathy and the most fabulous breakfast. Great service, always willing to go the extra mile, high standards and always a first-class experience.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Happy New Year! Thank you so much for your review. The Lemon garden suite is a standalone suite which adds to its charm. Our breakfast is prepared freshly every day from local produce and we make our own muesli. It is great to know that guests, having had a pleasant stay at La Fontaine, return to us again and again....

Columbia,MD
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Fontaine was our last stop on a recent visit to S.A. It is located in a residential neighborhood in the center of Franschhoek, in the center of the Winelands. Franschhoek seems to be a major tourist attraction in this part of the country, but La Fontaine manages to rise above the uproar. It is the granddame of guesthouses with...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

We hope that your wish will come true so that you can spend more time at La Fontaine and Franschhoek. It is said that Franschhoek is one of the most beautiful valleys in the world and with Cape Town being voted as the No 1 city in the world, within 1 hrs drive from Franschhoek, it is all the more...

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

"5 star experience at a 4 star guest house" This is the first time I've left feedback on trip advisor. However, in this occasion I felt it was rightly deserved to express our gratitude of amazing hospitality to the wonderful owners and staff members. We stayed at La Fontaine guest house from the 7th Dec to the 11th Dec. The...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for finding the time to submit your detailed review. Service with a smile is our motto. The management and staff are very knowledgeable regarding the activities and what each service has to offer in and around Franschhoek. La Fontaine is perfectly positioned, close to the main restaurants, shops and galleries, but the neighbourhood is very quiet....

Reviewed 21 November 2016

Situated just a little off the main street in an ideal location for local restaurants and shops.Guest house is extremely well run by Cathy and her colleagues. Lovely gardens surround the property and the rooms are big, airy and tastefully set up. Our bathroom was enormous!

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review and those kind words. After 16 years, with a good number of staff having worked with me during this time, I hope we have come to a winning formula but as always one must not be complacent as there is always room for improvement!! We hope that you and/or your friends and family...

Reviewed 9 November 2016

Our stay at La Fontaine was pleasant, but neither here nor there. The staff friendly and helpful. Our room had a very musty smell, and the windows would not open. The room had an aircon, which is great and offered tea and coffee. The garden seems a bit untidy and needs some maintenance. The guest house is very well situated,...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. The room you stayed in was in our Victorian section. The windows do open but when an aircon is in use it is better to have the windows closed to save energy. Regarding the garden, we are regularly cutting back the shrubs and bushes. We have just come through the spring season and with our...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 October 2016

Lovely guest house, clean, and welcoming by owner. Breakfast was excellent and was included in the rate. However we had a front room and it was bin collection day so very noisy. The street was also noisy, so my advice is ask for a quiet garden room at the back.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. In our street, Dirkie Uys, the traffic department has put up signs which forbid any trucks or buses to use this road. Unfortunately the rubbish trucks, which only pick up rubbish once a week, have to access this street to get to our wheelie bins. La Fontaine is centrally situated which is a...

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights . Breakfast was good and it's location to the Main Street was spot on for us. The house as 13 rooms but spread over 2 sites( one being next to the main house and some in separate rooms at the back of the house. Room advice. Avoid Vine This one is at the back...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We have taken note of your concerns. We have recently replaced the blinds in the Vine garden suite so that they can be tilted to avoid people looking in. With the adjusting of these blinds, it does allow light in. This room faces the garden and swimming pool area and has a patio...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 October 2016

La Fontaine guest house was the perfect location for exploring Franschhoek and the surrounding wine lands. The staff were extremely friendly and knowledgable of the area (we wouldn't have gone on the wine tram without their recommendation!). The rooms were very comfortable and the breakfasts plentiful. Will definitely stay there again the next time we go.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Sam Thank you so much for your review. The Franschhoek wine tram is certainly a good way to explore the wineries and it has the added advantage that you do not have the worry of drinking and driving! Local knowledge is best with us having lived in Franschhoek for 34 years and watched the area develop to what is...

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  • Breakfast included
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  • Wheelchair access
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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 

Additional Information about La Fontaine Guest House

Address: 21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: £76 - £157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fontaine Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Poolside cottages (Lemon Room particularly) are private and romantic”
 of 5 bubbles nealandjenns, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a rear or garden room as o The street can be noisy”
 of 5 bubbles peter7685, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 was quiet and spacious. The orange garden room is perfect for a family.”
 of 5 bubbles 202dianal, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the bacon at breakfast is excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles Warren278, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Lavender or Vine are both outside of the main house, and very comfortable and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles jackies609, 13 Jun 2016 | Read review
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