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Basse Provence
Ranked #42 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“clean, bright, fun and good value”
Reviewed 20 January 2011

Many thanks to Heidi and Shani who were very kind and most attentive to all our needs. The Basse Provence property is situated just off the main road into Franschhoek coming from Paarl. Then, some 500m behind Basse Provence stands the winery Rickety Bridge which also has accommodation and is under the same ownership. We stayed at both properties and without doubt Rickety has the edge over Basse Provence. But then, you get what you pay for. The Rickety bedrooms and ensuite are a delight – large bright and airy – and are well worth the extra cost. A sumptuous breakfast is served in a small courtyard by the swimming pool – perfectly idyllic – and evening meals can be arranged at the adjoining winery. While a cut above Basse Provence - I have to say that for the price the Basse Province represents great value for money. We stayed in the cottage which was very private and secluded – we also looked at the 4 suites in the main guest house – all very clean and well furnished although the bath is not in a separate room. Breakfasts were excellent and served outside in the garden. A very pleasant stay, excellent accommodation and very helpful staff.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 December 2010

We stayed at basse province guest house although we first booked at Rickety Bridge but it could not accommodate all 8 of us staying we had 3 rooms in the main building plus another room in an adjacent cottage . The first morning was fantastic and the staff set up breakfast in the garden . The breakfast was very good in terms of quality and quantity .

The only drawback was the location as it is some way from the main town a 30-40 minute walk so having a car is advisable or eating in the Rickety Bridge which is open in the evening

They have a reasonably priced laundry service (10 Rand for a tee shirt ) and the property has a small pool

Overall for the price and service we were happy with the accommodation

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 December 2010

Having stayed in a wide range of Guest Houses and B&Bs, this was a real disappointment, particularly since it's graded 4 stars. Booked the Jacob Suite, but it was a grubby room (shower particularly so), fridge didn't work properly, not a great welcome with all staff disappearing at 5pm, locking up the cottage our room was in, closing curtains etc. We had a key to get in and out, but the curtains weren't opened again until 11am next morning. Ladies serving breakfast (which was 'OK') and servicing the rooms were all lovely, but obviously not given appropriate standards to keep. We did email to log our 'complaints', but a very bland reply received, with the offer of a free night. Don't think we'll be accepting it! There are many better and cheaper places in Franschhoek.

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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England
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Reviewed 17 August 2009

Although not in the centre of town (a few kms drive) it is set amongs vineyard in a charming cottage style home. A no frills (which we liked), straightforward friendly guesthouse wich is perfect to use as a base to explore the winelands and Franschhoek. We expect to return and can recommend it.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 March 2009

We stayed here prior to a friends wedding. We booked the Elizabeth suite that was in the annexe building. It was really well appointed, the annexe has a small pool in the garden that feels very private. The breakfasts were really high quality and the staff were always attentive and happy to help. Its a little bit out of town but still perfect for exploring the winelands and it was easy to get to from evening restaurants. We would certainly go again if in the area

Stayed February 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Basse Provence
Address: P.O.Box 455, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
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Ranked #42 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
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Hotel Class:4 star — Basse Provence 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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