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“All pleasure”
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The Ivy Apartments
Certificate of Excellence
Cape Town
2 reviews
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“All pleasure”
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Although we only stayed one night with our granddaughter and spaniel, we were very pleased indeed withThe Ivy Apartments from the moment of arrival to the moment we left. The gentleman who welcomed us was charming, helpful and efficient.
The room upstairs was both comfortable and restful.
The apartments could hardly be better located being at one end of the main shopping experience.
We found nothing that displeased us and would without doubt book again and hopefully for longer.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2013

Generally agree with all of the reviews on here--Ivy Apartments is a good choice. Nicely appointed apartments, very centrally located, and very friendly and helpful staff.

I am rating a 3 because the wireless internet was awful, at least in apartment 4. We sometimes got no signal at all, sometimes only 1-2 bars, which was not really enough to connect and access even basic email. Walking out into the outside corridor I got a perfect signal, but who wants to stand out in the corridor in order to access internet.

Only other potential downside to be aware of is that the loft ceilings mean that the bedroom walls do not extend all the way to the ceiling--only about halfway. Was not a problem for us, but if you have some who want to talk or watch TV and others who want to go to bed, the noise could be an issue.

Neither of these was all that big a problem for us. The internet was annoying, but whatever. Overall, a good-value option in Franschhoek.

Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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THEIVYAPARTMENTS, Manager at The Ivy Apartments, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear Sir
Thank you for your positive review we really appreciate it.
So sorry about the internet connection but all over Franschhoek the internet is not fast
and reliable as we are located far from a city
The Stellenbosch municipality has informed us that they are planning to fibre optic Franschhoek in the near future which should help with our connectivity
We look forward to welcoming you back to The Ivy soon
Warm Wishes
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

Enjoyed a brilliant weekend at the Ivy, the staff couldn't have been friendlier, the room was perfectly appointed nor more comfortable. The Ivy is perfectly positioned with very good proximity to everywhere you could possible want to go in Franschoek. Looking forward to my next stay there.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 17 August 2013

Oh my goodness! The Ivy Apartments exceeded our expectations in every way. Fantastic location with all the modern comforts amidst the finest decor! A touch of class and Wellington made our little getaway memorable. Will be back.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

What an awesome weekend away at the Incredible Ivy Apartments in Franschhoek ? An easy 45 mins from Cape Town and conveniently located in walking distance from a variety of restaurants and shops on the main strip. I have stayed at the Ivy Apartments on a few occasions and have always been impressed with the friendly staff and very comfortable, spacious and fully equipped rooms. There was wi-fi as well as satellite TV. As a family, we love The Ivy and can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Close to everything, neat, beautifully furnished. Wellington (staff member) is friendly and helpful. Sweet little balcony for a breakfast in, kitchen fully kitted including washing machine. We absolutely loved it.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 28 July 2013

Always incredible to stay at the Ivy Apartments. So Peaceful and Relaxing. Staff member: Wellington is amazing - he always has the biggest smile and can never do enough for u. Planning our next trip back already.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: The Ivy Apartments
Address: 1 Kruger Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 40 Speciality Lodging in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The Ivy Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ivy Apartments are a collection of 9 luxury self catering one- and two- bedroom apartments, (breakfast by prior arrangement) situated uniquely on the main strip of Franschhoek Village. The apartments are fitted with bamboo flooring, air conditioning, modern integrated appliances and every convenience you could require. ... more   less 
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