We had three nights at the Franschhoek Country House in a Garden Cottage.
The property is, in my wife's words, "So cute". It is exceptionally well maintained and is a beautiful place to stay in the area.
It is only a ten to fifteen minute walk from the centre of Franschhoek where there are shops and restaurants a plenty.
The staff were very friendly and always happy to help. Some of the reception staff were better than others but you get that everywhere.
As many people have mentioned, the breakfast is very good and we also had a meal at the restaurant which was as good as anything we ate the whole time we were away.
The shuttle in to town at night is great and the driver was particularly good.
I would suggest hiring a car if you want to get out to the wineries, although obviously not if you are doing much tasting. An alternative would be to hire a driver for the day. There isn't really anywhere within walking distance other than the restaurants and shops in the town centre. We imagined that you would be able to walk to some of the vineyards but that wasn't the case.
From the various places that we passed while in the region, I would say that FCH is the best option in Franschhoek. It was also our view that staying in Franscchoek was preferble to staying in Stellenbosch.
If you are staying in one of the garden cottages, look out for the kittens that play under the balcony, they are adorable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Surrounded by enchanting vineyards and majestic mountains, this small Boutique hotel is set on the outskirts of the town of Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands less than an hours drive from Cape Town. Offering a selection of standard, luxury, garden cottages and the exclusive villa suites. With a top rated award winning restaurant, guests can relax and enjoy the hospitality, laze at the pool, enjoy a massage or stroll on the world-renowned charming town of Franschhoek. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Franschhoek Country House And Villas
- Franschhoek Country House & Villas Hotel Franschhoek
- Franschhoek Country Hotel
- Franschhoek Country Boutique Hotel