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Review of La Cle des Montagnes

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La Cle des Montagnes
Sao Paulo, SP
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30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“PERFECT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2013

The villas are beautiful and I can tell for sure: this is the best hotel in Franschhoek. The people working there are so friendly and kind! We sataid in La Galerie for 2 nights and the passage is a real art gallery with beautiful pieces. two bedrooms, a beautiful dining area and a living area. The decor, stylish and beuatifully designed, makes everythig so perfect...
Our butlers were amazing and we had wonderful moments there --- looking so forward to come back!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank FlaviaMaxim0
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keytothemountains, Manager at La Cle des Montagnes, responded to this review, 27 August 2013
Thank you so much for your positive feedback regarding your stay at La Clé des Montagnes. It will give me great pleasure to tell the team how much you enjoyed your time with us.
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English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
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38 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2013

We only stayed 1 night but this was a real treat and experience. Our "villa" dated back to the 1800's and used to be a packing shed. Now it is a luxury 'self catering' country villa located in the heart of Franschhoek, literally within walking distance of all the shops along the main high street trough the centre of town. Our 'villa' had 4 rooms, each with a stunning bathroom en suite. There is a massive open plan lounge, dining room and kitchen on the ground floor with an entertainment TV room upstairs on a mezzanine level. The decor and design of La Cle des Montagne sets this property apart from anything else we have experienced. The fixtures, art work and finishes are all of the very highest quality and feature - the attention to detail is flawless. If you appreciate doings things yourself, and prefer to cook your own meals, then the kitchen is equipped with anything and everything you need to prepare a home cooked meal. The best part of the experience is you are able to buy a variety of fresh produce and ingredients all over and around town, and then take it back to your vila to prepare a meal yourself. All the villa's have their own swimming pool and private garden, so you are left in a very tranquil and quite environment, surrounded by vineyards. If you are looking for a self catering holiday that allows you to do everything yourself, yet also provides many of the personal services and facilities of a boutique hotel, then this is where you should stay. Our stay was a memorable and unique experience.

Room Tip: All the villas and accommodation are equally spectacular
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank TheoCromhout
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Cape Town
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61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2013

We arrived on a stunning Cape Winter's day. The skies could not be bluer, the views from our terrace not more beautiful. We staid in La Galerie, two gorgeous bedrooms, the passage a real gallery with stunning pieces and then of course the most generous living, dining and kitchen area all in one. Stylishly designed and with a homely quality that makes you want to move in for a lot longer than just a weekend. Frank and his colleague John look after you in true butler style. There something to be said for having your breakfast made and your fire lit. We really enjoyed La Cle and look forward to renewing the experience.

Room Tip: The choice is between four amazing villas. All have fab views and private grounds as well as pools.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank NilsHeckscher
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Cape Town
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167 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2013

The only true villa experience in the Cape Winelands have to be those at La Cles Des Montagne, overlooking vineyards and mountains, yet within walking distance of the restaurants and shops of central Franschhoek. Superb American born GM Peggy Klement with extensive experience in Africa and her charming and genial partner Larry Gould are wonderful hosts with attentive butlers and staff who respect your privacy and exclusivity in the four individually decorated villas. each has comfortable indoor and outdoor areas and their own pools and garens, and every amenity and facility you could wish for is provided. They differ is size and range from the more contemporary to the more traditional but are beautiful. Breakfasts are on offer and along with beverages are included, and you may wish to dine in with a chef provided or do your own thing. Close too are some notable wine farms and restaurants. This is the ultimate in luxurious seclusion yet so convenient to Cape Town.

Room Tip: Le Manoir which accommodates four, has charming French styled character and for those who are disabl...
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank LewR
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Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

I returned home to a very wet and chilly Johannnesburg late yesterday, but nothing can dampen the enthusiasm I and I know Kate, felt for the wonderful warm hospitality we received from you and your team at La Cle.

You really do have a little [ well not so small ] piece of heaven at all the villas, and La Grange will always have a special place in our hearts. It really was the highlight of our entire Cape trip and was so utterly relaxing.

Everything, from your selves and staff and the attention to detail and of course the WOW factor contributed to a very special stay.I have always loved Franschoek and this has just confirmed why.

Be well,
Many thanks once more
Coral Reynolds

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Coral R
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Denmark
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23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2013

First of all you would need to make up your mind of what kind of interior design you prefer in your villa - Or maybe you should just let yourself be surprised by the work done by the international star designer Sarah Ord - All the villas are unique and great and so are the people who take care of the service.
We stayed in the "La Galerie" with 2 bedrooms which was great, especially when it comes to the surroundings. The villas are fantastically situated with a view to the mountains literally in the middle of the vineyards close to the great restaurants of Franschhouk but still quiet and private.
Well in fact you do not necessarily need a restaurant because each villa has it's own chef and butler to help you as much or as little as you want - Anyway they are great.
In our opinions this fantastic South African getaway is worth a visit :o)

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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9 Thank Jedione
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Swellendam, South Africa
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46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2013

My husband and I were fortunate enough to stay at La Clé for a special birthday weekend this past weekend. I can't find the words to accurately describe how truly extraordinary our experience was.

Frank & John (our butlers) were friendly, genuine, humble and helpful. Chantel, as well as being kind and smiley, offered excellent advice on where to eat and what to do. Beyond that, we were left to revel in superbly handcrafted furniture, quality fabrics, clever, luscious décor along with all the modern technology you could need and the quiet and beauty of the winelands of Franschhoek. All of this within easy safe walking distance of the buzzing, thriving little village.

Peggy showed us around the rest of the villas on the morning of our departure and although La Grange is still my favourite, the rest offer something for every taste and family/friend size.

I am already planning how to get back.
Thank you, again, to Peggy and her team for making our stay beyond exceptional.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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8 Thank Alison_J_Walker
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Property: La Cle des Montagnes
Address: 16B Cabriere Street | 13 Daniel Hugo, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 43 Speciality Lodging in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — La Cle des Montagnes 5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four individually designed villas accommodating between two and eight guests per villa at the historic Le Grange homestead, within walking distance from the Franschhoek village centre. Each villa not only provides complete privacy and security, it lends itself to entertaining, with spacious living rooms with fireplaces and a library, indoor and outdoor areas, a private swimming pool and garden, as well as a fully equipped kitchen. Villas come complete with all home comforts to suit extended stays, and are able to accommodate families with children of all ages. Sophisticated style and breathtaking beauty is the essence of La Clé des Montagnes.La Clé des Montagnes offers an idyllic setting a short stroll from the historic village of Franschhoek. A selection of four unique villas await you on a working wine estate, surrounded by picturesque vineyards, plum orchards with a magnificent mountain backdrop. We invite you to enjoy an unparalleled luxurious experience in the heart of the beautiful Franschhoek valley.La Grange – Sleeps 6 GuestsThis sophisticated villa’s ambience was inspired by the elegant textures, solid woods and distinct fabrics of a colonial highlands lodge. The warm palettes that make up the interior have been carefully selected to reflect the seasonal hues of the surrounding orchards and vineyards. In turn La Grange’s interiors are infused with stylistic elements reminiscent of a Victorian farmhouse – while large, plush furnishings such as deep-buttoned, rollback beds will ensure that guests will receive nothing less than a luxurious stay.Le Manoir – Sleeps 4 GuestsInspired by the French heritage of Franschhoek, the reds, blacks, greys and whites of the interior of Le Manoir engender the spirit of French linens, toiles and patterned stripes. Beautiful antiques, unexpected traditional furniture pieces and carefree colours are at the heart of Le Manoir’s charming character. Homely, yet with a modern edge, Le Manoir offers the perfect salutation to French style in a breathtaking African landscape.La Galerie – Sleeps 4 GuestsSaturated blocks of colour juxtaposed with a minimalistic interior create a powerful energy in this expressive and avant-garde villa. The deep, rich grey walls of La Galerie have been selected to make up the canvas of a beautiful contemporary art collection featuring pieces by the acclaimed Swedish artist Bengt Karl Erik Lindström. Gallery lighting highlights expressive abstracts that forge a dramatic and engaging space, while the furnishings of La Galerie comprise a marriage of sought-after antiques, as well as carefully selected, exclusive contemporary pieces. La Galerie is a fitting tribute to the rich artistic heritage of Franschhoek and the country from which its founders originated.Le Colonial – Sleeps 8 GuestsThe rich patterns and fabrics of Le Colonial pay homage to a fusion of east and north African aesthetics. Patterned fabrics, Moroccan tiles and African art lend the space a tasteful vibrancy and dynamism. Le Colonial’s panoramic views of the vineyards and mountains combine with the contemporary African feel to create a truly memorable experience. ... more   less 
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