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Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House
Ranked #28 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 11 March 2013

We had a wonderful stay at Gooding's Groves B & B. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was beautiful, and the breakfast was fantastic. It was close enough to Franschhoek but not right in the hustle and bustle of town, and close to the wine farms. We were welcomed by some home grown olives and cold drinks of our choice. We will definitely recommend this place to our friends and can't wait to go back. Thanks for the fantastic hospitality.

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ann L
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Reviewed 5 March 2013

Goodings is a lovely place to stay while in Franschhoek. It's is beautifully decorated and very comfortable. The rooms are delightful and light and airy. The breakfast is very abundant and delicious. The most wonderful thing is having a glass of wine with olives picked from the farm, I've never had better. The pool is wonderful oasis from the sun and gardens are beautifully tended. I found the location a great option to explore the town and all of the vineyards as you have to drive everywhere anyway, being just out of town is a great option. I would definitely go back again.

Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Kate W
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Reviewed 2 February 2013

We had planned to stay at Akkerdal, but something went wrong with our booking.
We've slept one night at Gooding's Groves instead and loved it.
The room was really nice, the pool a pleasant surprise and the breakfast was wonderful.
Thanks for having us.
Arthur & Vera

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

From the initial welcome through to evenings in the lounge with a glass of complimentary house wine, a delicious and beautifully presented breakfast, our stay was wonderful. Mareaze is a charming, knowledgeable and helpful manager and her staff friendly and obliging - and the best omelette makers ever! Take her advice on which wineries to visit and you wont go wrong!

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 November 2012

I read the other reviews and wonder where we missed the plot. Our room was on the parking area, no privacy. The room is a little run down and the furniture a compilation from different generation's donations. The garden is beautiful and the scenery out of this world. We did not experience the friendly and accommodating 4 star service.

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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

We stayed at Gooding's Grove farm on one of the upper rooms. the views of the valley is excellent, and even though we were facing the road we could not hear it at all. You are overlooking the olive trees - and by the way, the Olives are delicious and so is the breakfast! Mareaze is a great host, she will help you with all your needs, and additionally you can explore the surroundings with their bikes.

Room Tip: we preferred the upper rooms, tip : try the olives!
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 August 2012

We were fortunate to stumble upon this haven whilst researching a trip from the England. The location was excellent, the accommodation good, the food good with warm and friendly staff. The pool was also a very welcome way to ease the heat of the sun!! My wife and I very much enjoyed our stay and will return.

Room Tip: Anywhere, great views from windows
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Goederust / La Motte | Main Road, R45, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: £112 - £152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gooding's Groves is an idyllic retreat, surrounded by mountains and vineyards, mere moments from the Franschhoek high street. This boutique 4* get-away is the ideal venue for anyone who wants a break from the norm, but still close to the hot spots. There are 8 beautifully appointed bedrooms in the loving-restored Manor House. Each room benefits from breath-taking views, a well-proportioned bathroom suite, Wi-Fi, DSTV, tea/coffee facilities, fans & air-conditioning, in-room safe and more. A combination of King/Queen and Twin bedroom set-up are available. There are 3 further suites in "The Cottage" and "The Barn". Tastefully decorated with high ceilings, dining areas and kitchenettes, these larger studios also benefit from private gardens and patio areas, ideal for families or independent travellers. Children & Pets: Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children in the Manor House, however well-behaved children & some dogs are always welcome in the self-catering suites!! ... more   less 
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