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“Cosy and Warm”
Review of Le Ballon Rouge

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Le Ballon Rouge
Ranked #21 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town, South Africa
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
“Cosy and Warm”
Reviewed 3 August 2014

It was a cold and wet weekend but the room on arrival was nicely warmed for us which was much appreciated. I don't like the shower without a curtain or door as all the warmth from the warm water escapes.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 13 May 2014

loved our stay there ,super helpful staff and great breakfast ! fabulous shower and a comfortable bed . only no fridge ,but that was a minor hassel . Loved Franschoek and the wine trail is certainly worth doing.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Eugene
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10 reviews
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We spent four days in the South Africa wine country and had a fabulous stay. Of course the wine, food and scenery were great. Staying at Le Ballon Rouge was very enjoyable. Rooms were very clean and the location was a minute walk to the main street with restaurants, bars, shopping etc. The staff was helpful beyond our expectations. Would definitely stay here again

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Buderim, Australia
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168 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2014

120 year old B&B - food was amazing. The breakfasts offer traditional English and European - which was a nice touch. Simple bedroom, nothing fancy. Comfortable bed. Franschoek just such an amazing place! Easy walk to town and the shops. Lovely experience! Craft markets on a Saturday.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 April 2014

Spacious well appointed room with lovely soaking tub, great breakfast, attentive staff and when we encountered a problem with a long distance payment for a purchase we were wanting to finalize, the management were most helpful with the use of their phone, email address, printer, advise and directions.

Best of all may be their location - a half block from the main street and quiet but within a stone's through of supplies, post, ATMs, etc. but best of all, easy walking to at least 5 superb restaurants with excellant wine lists that could be enjoyed without concern for driving to some place out in the country.

Highly recommended!

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Stavanger, Norway
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

Le Ballon Rouge is in the perfect location for exploring Franschhoek. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the breakfast was very nice. Good service and good value. We missed having a fridge and a tub, but the room quality was very good. We did not feel that it was noisy at all and there was a night guard to make us feel safe.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Walvis Bay, Erongo, Namibia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014

Our room no. 7 was spacious and I liked the furniture and the bathroom. The only thing we missed was a small fridge.
The breakfast was very good, too.
Despite the guesthouse being located in centre of town it was quiet and safe.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Le Ballon Rouge
Address: 7 Reservoir East Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #21 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
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Hotel Class:4 star — Le Ballon Rouge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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