We stayed one night in the lovely guest cottage. Upon arrival, Annette greeted us and gave us a through rundown of all of the amenities in the room. We were very impressed by her attention to detail. She even recommend a restaurant and movie for us to watch that night which we appreciated very much *and ended up loving the movie).
The highlight of the cottage is undoubtedly the beautiful bathroom. It had a heated floor which you don't realize how much you appreciate until you have it, a heated towel rack, an overhead shower and separate bath tub (with bubble bath and a rubber ducky). It was very impressive.
We were slipped a note inviting us to have an evening drink with Annette and Barry which we accepted. We had a lovely time despite the fact that we are only 21 and they are older than our parents. Barry graciously offered to let us use his mountain bikes and Annette invited us to come back if we needed anything in the afternoon, way after we would have checked out. Annette was also very helpful in setting up activities, and even contacted a stable to set up horse back riding for us. Annette and Barry are a very interesting couple and definitely worth spending some time with.
Unfortunately if you stay there in the winter as we did, do not expect the full breakfast mentioned in other reviews as it is too cold to prepare on the veranda. Instead we had yogurt and granola which was good but a little bit of a let down after reading the tremendous reviews of the breakfast. Annette made a point to mention the breakfast issue prior to our stay however we were still a little disappointed with the four store bought yogurts and granola that was provided.
With that said, we really did enjoy our stay and would be happy to go back in the future.
- Also Known As:
- The Garden House Hotel Franschhoek