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The Corner House
Ranked #14 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 February 2014

The owners were not seen the staff were not attentive. We struggled to find a hotel and the room we took was very small. The kettle power was an extension under the bed, not long enough to work properly. The bathroom light showed bare wires, the window blind was broken. Bedroom windows looked out on a yard with lines full of washing and dustbins. How this hotel got 4 stars is unbelievable. Luckily we only stayed two nights or we would moved anyway.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

Well located in Franschhoek, as only walking distance to all amenities.
Neat and clean
Friendly service
Attractive garden & pool area.
Well administrated
Off street parking, but access between parking area and rooms awkward.


  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Martin L
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Reviewed 18 February 2014

Everything we could have wanted for our last night in SA. A lovely room in which to sort a month accumulation into cases. A hostess who checked us in on the airline and a lovely breakfast. What more could one want?

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gordon S
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

The Corner house is well located, just off the main street in a quiet and safe residential street. The hosts and staff are welcoming and the guesthouse is well maintained; however our room had a persistent smell of stale smoke in it, despite the whole property being advertised as non-smoking. Leaving the windows open didn't do anything to alleviate it.
With Franschoek being the self described 'gourmet capital' of South Africa the Corner House could try a little harder with breakfast, we felt it fell a little flat, sliced bread, and a very plain presentation of an English breakfast. If you have the choice go for breakfast at one of the many cafes in the neighbourhood.

Room Tip: Avoid room 2, it has a lingering smell of smoke.
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank 85-East
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Reviewed 27 January 2014 via mobile

The welcoming atmosphere of both Colleen and Robin made us feel at home instantly ! We we're shown the room which we loved, can't remember the room number but it was top of stairs to right. Small pool out back with the perfect number of lounge chairs to accommodate all the rooms, some with shade, some for sun lovers. The location was perfect, close to town and quiet. They helped us with dinner recommendations and reservations too. We spent three days eating fantastic French food, drinking impressive wine. Almost forgot, the breakfast spread (our thanks to the chefs) Yogurts, croissants, cereals, plus they offered meats/cheeses and offered to cook a hot breakfast every morning.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank David Jim Noele... S
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Reviewed 16 January 2014

We attended the Champagne Festival and stayed for one night. Clean and tidy rooms - great breakfast and an overall friendly atmosphere. Thank you Danielle for your hospitality! We will certainly come back.


  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We really enjoyed our stay at the Corner house. It was great to be able to walk to the restaurants for dinner. The breakfast was also very good. Would give it 4.5 if it was possible. We also enjoyed the swimming pool, great for cooling off during summer!

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Gerard K
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Additional Information about The Corner House

Address: 5 Unie Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: £56 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Corner House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A boutique, 7 rooms, quiet guest house with a sparkling pool and veranda. Some rooms have private entrance. Kids are welcome. 5 minutes walk of the main street with its many award winning restaurants. Eat, sleep and drink in the food capital of South Africa. ... more   less 
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