We booked Akademie Street on the strength of TA reviews. It was even better than the reviews suggested. We rented Oortuiging Cottage, the oldest of the buildings that make up the guest house. This is a private two bedroomed cottage connected to the rest of the premises by a path through a beautiful, secluded garden. Here too there are areas to relax and a private plunge pool. On our arrival we were greeted by the very friendly owner and her staff. They were very attentive and had a wealth of knowledge about the local area. It was on their recommendation that we visited Kalfi's on our first night (see my review elsewhere on TA). Akademie Street is ideally situated in a quite location within easy walking distance of all the local attractions (except the vineyards which are some way out of town). Inside the cottage the rooms were impeccably clean and the huge master bed was very comfortable. What really made us feel welcome was the attention to detail which shows that the owners really understand what visitors need. Good quality toiletries, free mini-bar and snacks, free laundry, and wi-fi. Not to mention the breakfast, which was probably one of the best breakfasts we've had anywhere – two courses, both freshly prepared with high quality local ingredients. We stayed at Akademie Street for two days at the end of our three week holiday. We wish it could have been more. Highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Number of rooms: 7 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House in Franschhoek offers luxury five star accommodation in five unique buildings all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village in the heart of the Cape wine lands. There are four swimming pools and four gardens. This hotel and guest house is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed ... more less
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