We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.
Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
1 review
“A treat!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

We were looking for a night away from Cape Town and found Akademie to be the perfect answer.
We stayed in Uitsig - the room was large and comfortable with an airy balcony and nice view. The shower was powerful and the bath relaxing just as they should be.
The owners and staff were friendly and attentive yet not intrusive.
We really enjoyed our treat!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank RJames
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

1,115 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    1,078
    33
    3
    0
    1
See reviews for
106
846
13
7
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (214)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2011

Charming grounds, "secret" gardens, lovely helpful staff, clean pleasant rooms, and a delicious breakfast -- who could ask for more?! Location is 2 blocks off the main street, creating a tranquil setting but safe and easy walking distance to restaurants and shops. This hotel is a winner.

Room Tip: The Twyfeling rooms are in the main house, where breakfast is prepared and arrivals are welcomed. H...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank MerrySunshine45
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

My fiancé and I spent 2 nights at Akademie Street in late September. The place is just fantastic. We stayed in Twyfeling B (also known as the fountain room), which was huge with a great bathroom and private conservatory leading to a garden. One morning we had a private breakfast served to us in our conservatory before heading out for wine tasting. The breakfast was wonderful. The rest of the property is also amazingly beautiful, with a gorgous little pool area. Hazel welcomed us when we arrived and gave us tons of advice, including wine farms to visit and where to eat. She even booked our dinner reservations and we ran into her one night at dinner. Hazel and the rest of the staff were just great throughout our stay and even made us a special breakfast the morning we had to leave early to catch a flight. Every little detail was thought of, including a prepaid and programmed mobile phone. Akademie Street deserves all the great reviews it has received and Franschhoek is THE place to stay in the wine region. We are dying to go back, if only it was closer to NY!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Eric H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Winterthur, Switzerland
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2011

Unfortunately we stayed only one night. Not long enough to enjoy the huge room, lovely conservatory, gardens and the mini bar to full extend. the breakfast buffet was fantastic, I've never seen something like that before. Hazel wouldn't let us drive directly into Capetown but gave us directions to a scenic route with maps and all. That was a brilliant drive. Thank you!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank sal1999
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Wokingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2011

A superior large & airy room and a lovely welcome, within 20 mins of arrival we were sipping bubbles on our rose scented balcony.

Thank you for the amazing service and all the thoughtful touches like the great illy coffee machine in our room, laundry service and mobile phone

Perfect location for walking into town

Whilst all the team could be mentioned for their kindness and talents - a special appreciation to Katherine and Hazel for all the extras, breakfast is a MUST do :) and your organisation of our wine trip was tip top.

Wish we could have stayed longer

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Janet S
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
England
Level Contributor
19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

We had a wonderful enormous room equipped with everything we could want including an expresso coffee maker and a mobile phone to make restaurant reservations. Katherine and Hazel looked after us really well, enquiring as to what we would do during the day and giving us advice on the best routes to take and the most suitable parking.
Breakfast is in a class of it's own. Do try the scrambled eggs.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank PenelopeEngland
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
London, UK
Level Contributor
98 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2011

We stayed at the Akademie Street Hotel for one night in October. it is a lovely hotel. We stayed in Twyfeling B, an old-style HUGE room with an enourmous and comfortable bed and a conservatory attached. The grounds were a particular highlight with a couple of pools, little courtyard areas, etc. Really gorgeous. There is also a "house dog" Anna who was fun to have around (although they are conscious that not everyone loves dogs and will keep her out of your way if you wish). Hazel was very friendly and helpful as was the other member of staff at breakfast. The best thing was the fantastic breakfast. It was by far the best one in our 10 day stay in South Africa. It featured fresh local food cooked to perfection. A great place to stay in Franschhoek.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Merchant-fan
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Franschhoek hotels
0.5 mi away
The Last Word Franschhoek
The Last Word Franschhoek
#3 of 11 in Franschhoek
5.0 of 5 bubbles 458 reviews
0.2 mi away
Leeu House
Leeu House
#2 of 11 in Franschhoek
5.0 of 5 bubbles 148 reviews
1.4 mi away
Franschhoek Country House & Villas
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.9 mi away
La Residence
La Residence
#5 of 11 in Franschhoek
5.0 of 5 bubbles 275 reviews
1.8 mi away
Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa
#9 of 11 in Franschhoek
4.0 of 5 bubbles 630 reviews
1.0 mi away
Mont Rochelle
Mont Rochelle
#7 of 11 in Franschhoek
4.5 of 5 bubbles 496 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House

Property: Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Address: 5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number:
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:5 star — Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Agoda, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Expedia, Odigeo and Evoline ltd so you can book your Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing