After coming from a guesthouse with not much service or personal touch, this place was a total change for the good! The location is just beautiful, our rooms were immaculate with a nice view over the farm and surrounding mountains. We were welcomed by Mareaze (such a lovely host) with coffee & tea and some nice scones. Then we could use the bikes to explore the lovely village and the wineries around the farm of which La Motte did impress us the most! As we liked the guesthouse, we decided to return early and spend some time at the pool watching the sun go down with a complimentary glass of nice wine and some olives. That really made our day! Mareaze did organize a restaurant for us in the evening including a pick up and drop off which was great as we could both drink. The breakfast was just amazing; so much choice and you should really try the fluffy omelette as that was just divine. We were sad to leave already after only one night and we definitly would have stayed longer if we could have! We have already recommended this place to friends who are going to South Africa next week and will keep on recommending this place to anyone we talk to!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- GOODINGS' GROVES OLIVE FARM B&B IN FRANSCHHOEK Surrounded by mountains and olive trees in the Franschhoek Valley is the 4 Star Gooding's Groves Olive Farm and Guest House - an ideal romantic getaway for couples, pensioners and groups of guests who wants to celebrate a special event. Just three km from the centre of the historical village of Franschhoek. The restored manor house built in the Cape Victorian style as a Provencal farmhouse. Here you can relax in the comfort of any one of our eight en-suite guest rooms or semi self-catering units. Enter the warm embrace of the lounge with roaring log fire in winter. In summer the high-ceilings cools the lounge and dining room with folding glass doors that open out on to a shaded patio with our signature view over the vineyards on the mountain ranges. Gooding's Groves offers a bed and breakfast experience with a personal touch typical of the Franschhoek way of life. ROOMS IN THE MANOR HOUSE We have four rooms upstairs and four rooms downstairs. Each room has its own outside entrance and the upstairs rooms each have a julienne balcony and breathtaking views of the mountains and valley. The rooms all have en-suite shower rooms (no baths), airconditioning, heaters and ceiling fans. Three rooms with Twin/King size or single beds, four rooms with queen size beds and one room with two double beds. Free Wi-Fi and DSTV Hotel Bouquet. All rooms equipped with swimming towels, towels, gowns, hairdryer and Tea/Coffee Tray. SEMI-SELFCATERING SUITES: Four Semi Self-catering suiites with views over valley, North-facing spacious semi self-catering suites. Twin/King or Queen size beds, Open plan area with en-suite shower room, kitchen counter, lounge, dining and sleeping area. Air-conditioning or ceiling fan, WIFI, DSTV Hotel Bouquet, towels, hairdryer and equipped kitchenette. SELF-CATERING VILLA: Fully equipped 2 Bedroom House (Child Friendly) No Star Grading: Free-standing Provençal style Villa with private enclosed garden and plunge pool, French doors opening onto north and south facing verandas , spacious lounge, dining room and TV area. Fully equipped open plan kitchen with washing machine and tumble dryer. Free WIFI en DSTV Hotel Bouquet. Air-conditioning in lounge area and panel heaters and ceiling fans in bedrooms. Two en-suite bedrooms with queen size bed in each room. Main en-suite bedroom with shower and bath, Second en-suite bedroom are smaller with shower room only. BREAKFAST: A full farmhouse breakfast with a cold buffet and hot served breakfast included in all rates. CHILDREN: Unfortunately we cannot accomodate children. ... more less
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