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The Garden House
Ranked #3 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 February 2014 via mobile

Ah, we loved it here! A beautiful old guest house with a stunning garden that's filled with flowers and happy pets. We stayed in the Cottage, which is spacious and tastefully furnished. Annette and Barry went out of their way to make us feel at home. Breakfast was delicious and served on the sunny verandah. We will definitely be back. A truly wonderful place to stay.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

I was in yhis lovely place over Christmas 2013. They have tasty and comprehensive breakfast. Rooms are beautifully decorated, bathroom facilities are good quality and you feel as you are in a paradise. This place is even better than most 5 star hotels due to its friendliness, hospitality and
comfort. They arranged also some nice surprises for guests, and I think this place is very relaxing. I have seen many 5 star hotels and several boutique hotels in different countries, and this is one of the most beautiful, relaxing and warm places I have seen.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 January 2014

This was our favourite guest house of our holiday. Annette & Barry are genuine 'good eggs' and make you feel extremely welcome to their beautiful place. Their recommendations for restaurants / wine tastings etc were spot on.

We stayed for 3 nights in the cottage which is very spacious, clean, comfortable and full of character. The bathroom is enormous as well.

Breakfast is very picturesque being served on the stoop and over looking the garden. Very tastey indeed!

This is a true gem and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alexander D
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

We had a lovely time at The Garden House in December. Wonderful hosts, cottage, garden and views. Great location, only 5 min walk into the village & to some fabulous restaurants. Already planning our next visit.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Helen7350
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Reviewed 21 January 2014

I loved everything about the Garden House, Our hosts, the breakfast, the setting, and the service was simply fantastic, Annette and Barry were wonderful. This is definitely THE place to stay in Franschhoek.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank David S
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Reviewed 15 January 2014

There surely isn't available a superlative that previous contributors haven't used in describing their experiences at The Garden House. So no apologies for more of the same:
Our quintessential hostess, Annette, sought tirelessly to ensure that we enjoyed ourselves and missed out on nothing.
We left it until a mere three months before our arrival to attempt to make reservations at Le Quartier Francais and could only make the waiting list. No problem, however, when Annette is batting for your side, and we had a most entertaining and extravagant "Tasting" evening at surely the finest eaterie in Franschhoek. La Motte was almost the equal!
Annette and Barry are charming, loveable and entertaining hosts, and the accommodation is of a very high standard in a beautiful setting. We were quite apprehensive of taking the Music Quiz on our last morning, but acquitted ourselves fairly well - perhaps inspired by Barry's piano accompaniment!!
Thank you both - we do hope to have the pleasure again soon.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Habibisambo
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

This is a private cottage in the garden of a beautiful Victorian home with a lovely garden full of roses. Spacious, comfortable, air-conditioned, stylish and immaculately clean. A delicious breakfast is served on the veranda overlooking the garden and pool, with a magnificent view of the Franschhoek Hills behind. One can walk into the village within 5 minutes, along a pretty road of elegant period homes. The owners are kind, welcoming and knowledgeable and can generally help to make sure you secure often prized reservations at the notable local restaurants and vineyards. Our stay could not have been more enjoyable or hospitable. This is in fact the 4th time we have stayed here and we will certainly be doing so again. This is one of the best guest houses I have ever come across , anywhere in the world. And I do not give compliments lightly!

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Garden House

Address: 29 De Wet Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: £95 - £126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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