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“Simply The Best” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
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Kent, UK
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5 reviews
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“Simply The Best”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2013

A jem - we stayed on the recommendation of Audley Travel and I can honestly say it was the most lovely, relaxing and comfortable of all the accommodation we experienced on our three week trip. From the moment we were welcomed by both Hazel and Katherine, we were made to feel special. Nothing is too much trouble and they will advise and go that extra mile for even the simplest of requests. Breakfast is wonderful, whether taken in the dining room - a million miles removed from an hotel atmosphere -or in the lovely courtyard. Everything sparkles amidst the family pictures and the rich colours of the décor and the staff are delightful. We have never slept in such an enormous bed and the linen was heaven! To have free laundry and mini-bar was a bonus but what sets them apart is their attention to detail; they seem to have thought of everything one could possibly need, and richly deserve every accolade.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dartmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2013

We loved this Guesthouse, in fact we could not think of anything that they could do better. Katherine & Arthur were so friendly, it was as if we were guests in their own home. Hazel seem to really want us to enjoy our stay and arranged the perfect wine tour with guide for us. Breakfast was delicious. Our room was beautifully decorated, huge with a balcony and with everything you could possibly want, it was more like a little studio flat with hidden kitchen. The Guesthouse is very close to the restaurants & shops, but far enough away for peace & quiet. The Guesthouse,the gardens & the pool area were absolutely beautiful. Perfect.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

You will love everything about this marvellous Guest House, the experience was flawless and the warm hospitality of Hazel, Arthur and Catherine exceeded all expectations.

It is not a hotel, more a home and a place where you're welcomed warmly by the owners. The breakfast is indescribable, best we've ever tasted.

Our room was piece of art, well decorated, maintained with lots of amenities so you feel like home.

Franschoek is a paradise and this 5 stars guest house is an ideal spot for couples on honeymoon/ get-away.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

To be honnest, we didn't fall in love with Franschhoek itself, but we loved our stay in the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel. The hotel is perfectly located so that you can do almost everything on foot, but is yet just enough on the outskirts of town to be calm and cosy. The service is impecable, and the owners as well as staff are kind as can be, always there to point out something or somewhere to go depending on your desires. Their restaurant recommandations were just perfect! We might not have fallen for Franchhoek, but we certainly will never forget our gourmet experiences at "Le Quartier Francais", "Tokara", and Bread and Wine".
Breakfast was delicious, and the private pool was the icing on the cake after a long walk and a lot of wine tasting.
I just hope we can stay there again in a near future.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2013

Our first visit to Franschhoek and we loved staying at the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel. Excellent location )you can easily walk to most places), superb accommodation, great breakfast and very good recommendations for restaurants. We will stay again. Thank you

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Wonderful guest house, where nothing is too much. Great rooms, location and service very convienient for the great town of Franschoek and its great restaurants, and the breakfast in the hotel (outside if you want) is awesome. Recommended to all!

Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Good location - a few blocks of the main street
- Free laundry
- Free mini bar
- Lots of little amenities
- Great host, hostess, staff and Anna the dog
Fantastic room with open atrium and heated floor.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Address: 5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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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: 6 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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