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Maison d'Ail Guest House
Ranked #21 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Pretoria, South Africa
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112 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Very private”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

We spent two nights at Maison d'Ail Guest House and regret not having stayed longer. The house is cosy, yet modern and makes one feel welcome immediately.
The rooms are beautiful with a magnificant view.
Breakfast is served on the veranda and Cecilia and her staff fulfil every culinary wish.
The hotel also has a nice garden including swimming pool and a lounge area should the wheather not permit to sit outside. A Nespresso coffee machine is for everyone's use and guests can help themselves with beverages from the fridge, simply write down your room number and what you have consumed.
In close proximity to Franschhoek's main road, Maison d'Ail is a fanstastic place to stay when visiting the winelands.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 December 2013 via mobile

Beautiful hotel/B&B set to a very high standard. Small hotel which made you feel very homely. Our room was stunning and the views out to the valley made our short stay perfect. The staff were very helpful. Definitely recommend.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Curacao, Caribbean
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 December 2013

We enjoyed our stay at maison d'Ail very much. The owners are friendly and helpful.
The lounge area is very large and attractive, with a good selection of wines and other drinks and snacks. Wfi was working well. A good place to stay if you visit Franschhoek.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Spain
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Reviewed 25 November 2013

Maison dÁil was, by far, the best accommodation we stayed in during our two week tour of the Western Cape. The owners really understand the meaning of hospitality, being friendly and helpful without being intrusive. On our first night, when the taxi to take us to our dinner engagement failed to arrive, the owner´s daughter went beyond the call of duty and ferried us to the venue herself.
The rooms are a delight, beautifully decorated with supremely comfortable beds, high quality, immaculate bed linen, loads of storage, huge bathrooms and, of course, stunning views. Guests stay in a separate building to the owners and have two indoor lounge areas, the covered naya and the pool/ garden area for their exclusive use. Bedrooms open onto either a private courtyard garden with outside seating or a balcony.
Breakfast was delicious and, contrary to another reviewer, we were able to order different hot options. The staff were more than willing to make me up a special fruit bowl without pineapple and on each of the four mornings of our stay, it was brought promptly to the table without my having to ask.
Our family does a lot of international travelling and we all agree that Maison dÁil is up there in our own list of great places in the world to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

We had a great stay. Room was very comfortable, clean, with a great view. We slept very well, it is so quiet. Lovely very big bathroom. High standard breakfast, friendly staff. It was a perfect stay. The city of Franschhoek is very nice, but don't forget to make a réservation for dîner. I regret we had only one night at your lovely guest house.

Room Tip: We had room n°2, and the view was very nice.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marlboro, New Jersey
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

We had a super time at your Maison, beautiful breakfast, room and location. Thanks for all your help with directions to the airport. You and your wife were so friendly towards us. Great place to stay.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Poppel
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Reviewed 6 November 2013

we stayed for 4 days at Franschhoek and the room was very nice with beautiful views at the mountains. Comfortable beds and a spacious bathroom. The breakfast is the same every day and strange that the staff is hanging out in the kitchen playing with the mobile phone. The owners feels for us like running a business, not feeling specials guests but 1 one of many.

Room Tip: we had room 5, upstairs with a door to a big (sheared) balcony. Beautiful views from the bed.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Maison d'Ail Guest House

Property: Maison d'Ail Guest House
Address: 77 Reservoir Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Maison d'Ail Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape to the tranquility of this newly established guesthouse, Maison d’Ail, owned and run by the Garlick family. Nestled under the Franschhoek mountains, this guesthouse will enable you to relax and unwind in the most tranquil surroundings.Spend your days relaxing at our pool or step out onto the bustling streets of Franschhoek and enjoy top class cuisine and wine at one of the many restaurants and wine farms in the valley.Luxury...amazing views...peace and quiet...who could ask for more? ... more   less 
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