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Franschhoek Country House & Villas
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
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London
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“Lovely and relaxing”
Reviewed 27 October 2009

We stayed for four nights in spring where the weather varied from lovely sunny and hot to cool and wet. When the weather wasn't so great, the staff lit fires in the lounge areas of the accommodation (we stayed in beautiful large deluxe rooms in the grounds of the house) which just added to the overall magical ambiance of the place. We felt as though we had the place to ourselves. The rooms are a little tired but well looked after and felt homely. The views were gorgeous from our room onto the pool and the mountains beyond. The spa was ok but the hour long treatment I booked only lasted 50 mins which I thought was a little naughty. We enjoyed one meal during our stay at the Monneaux restaurant in the hotel - it was very good. The breakfasts were even better!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 August 2009

Cant recomment it highly enough. Everything was just perfect and the staff made it special. Nothing was ever too much to ask. Relaxed and easy going. We will definitely return and can highly recommend it!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 August 2009

The standard rooms are in the same building as bar and lounge. The down stairs allows smoking and has a poorly ventilated fireplace. The result is smoke filled guest rooms that smell like a truck stop. Also the carpet and furniture are worn out. Bathroom shower is not high enough for anyone over 5' 3". Oh, and don't get me started on the plumbing -- gargling toilets --- Yuck!!!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 July 2009

We spent 4 nights in a villa suite in the FCH on our recent stay in the Cape.
The accomodation was spacious but the setting was cramped and uninspiring. I didn't feel that the service was of a particularly high standard given the high price tag. A particular disappointment was our meal in the property's own Monneaux Restaurant. Apparently it used to produce many of the top chefs in Franschhoeck but it has obviously gone downhill in recent times. All in all, not good value for the money.

Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 July 2009

Well situated for anyone wanting to be near excellent wine farms and golf courses and yet not right in the center of Franschhoek. The 'Villa's' have absolutely everything you need whilst we found the staff incredibly helpful. I had one of the best fillet steaks I've had in a while whilst the breakfasts are presented in a relaxed atmosphere catering for all your needs. Well worth a visit and recommended highly.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 July 2009

One of the most amazing weekends of our lives!

From the moment we arrived, everything exceeded our expectations immensely!

We were upgraded from a luxury suite to one of the villa's (room 19), which was SUCH an awesome surprise. WOW! What a suite! BEAUTIFUL! Complete luxury!

The complimentary sparkling wine, the friendly/outstanding service at all times, the delivious dinner at Monneaux, were just a few of the things that made our stay so unbelievably special and memorable.

Thank you for such a beautiful time.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 May 2009

During our 2-1/2 weeks in South Africa, the Franschoek was the most disappointing of all the places we stayed. The atmosphere is faux provencal, the location on the main road of the village was unappealing as well as noisy, and the staff, though friendly and well meaning, were essentially incapable of providing the most basic information. With so many wonderful places to stay in Franschoek, the Franschoek Country House is grotesquely overpriced and offers little value for your money.

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Property: Franschhoek Country House & Villas
Address: Main Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Spa Hotel in Franschhoek
#1 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
#4 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#4 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:5 star — Franschhoek Country House & Villas 5*
Number of rooms: 25
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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