My wife and I stayed at the Garden House for two nights in May. We were on honeymoon for three weeks, and had stayed at magnificent hotels and resorts all over South Africa and in the Seychelles. The Garden House was beyond the most charming place we have ever stayed, on our honeymoon or otherwise.
With regard to the accommodations, the room is huge and cozy, and the enormous bathroom has underfloor heating which is perfect for those cool winter nights. The room, the house and the surroundings are beautiful (and of course, clean). The room was stocked with delicious cookies, muesli, juices and also Annette's choice DVDs - we watched Cinema Paradiso on her recommendation...great film.
Beyond the accommodations, Annette and Barry truly made us feel at home. Annette recommended great restaurants, beautiful wineries and fun local events. She took care of all the reservations and bookings for us. Barry lent us his bicycles for a nice vineyard ride. They (and their menagerie of rescued animals) welcomed us into their home for drinks, food and conversation. It was wonderful.
At the same time, though, the Garden House was a perfect place for the two of us to just get away, relax and be alone, far from the hustle and bustle of city life.
Our only regret is that we couldn't stay longer.
- Also Known As:
- The Garden House Hotel Franschhoek