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“Peace and quiet but still not far from the centre.”

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Maison d'Ail Guest House
Ranked #21 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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London, United Kingdom
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213 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
“Peace and quiet but still not far from the centre.”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

We received a warm welcome and although our room was not ready Cecilia and Chico settled us in as best they could. The room was delightful! Amazing views and a huge balcony which was shared with other rooms though we had direct access.
Breakfast always served with a smile with a choice of fruit salad, breads, cereal or eggs.. You could also buy drinks and nibbles from the afternoon if you didn't get a chance to get your own. Fresh coffee in the room always a treat.
A little pool adequate for cooling down in the daytime and a beautiful garden to relax in.
I would stay here again...

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Clanfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

If you are going stay in Franschhoek then this is the place to stay. We spent 5 nights here and were looked after superbly by the friendly staff. As others have said the views from the triple aspect room (Room2) have to be seen although we did have some rain and low cloud on a couple of days which obscured the beautiful landscape that is there to behold once the clouds go away. Everything about the property is lovely and it's really fresh, clean and offers great choices for breakfast - very well presented and cooked. Given the opportunity we'll stay again. Paul & Deirdre S.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tunbridge Wells, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We stayed for only a night on our journey from Cape Town to P.E however we would have stayed longer if we could!

Accommodation was superb and very tastefully decorated. Beautiful views from our balcony out across the vines and onto the mountains.

Breakfast was excellent and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

Location is slightly out of the centre however it was only a 5-10 minute walk and we found it to be perfectly safe.

Cecilia was great and we found the owner to be helpful when we had a query.

Room Tip: our room at the front of the building had a large balcony and excellent views
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Pretoria, South Africa
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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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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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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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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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