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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Excellent boutique hotel”
Reviewed 11 January 2014 via mobile

Our family stayed in three rooms for 4 nights. Twyfeling A and B are beautiful suites with wonderful big beds. Our son, wife and baby stayed in the Oortuiging cottage that was ideal for a couple with a young baby, as there is facilities for baby food preparation.
The breakfast is superb with home made museli, yogurts, sliced selection of fresh fruits to start. Hot dishes include scrambled eggs with herbs, omletes, poached eggs, all with bacon or sausages. All the food is fresh and served beautifully.
We did enjoy the pool and towels and sun lotion are provided.
The staff are very friendly and helpful. Our suits were quickly pressed for a wedding the next day. The owners family run the hotel and are on site every day to ensure you enjoy your stay.
We would strongly recommend Akadamie and hope to return in the future

Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

Its the saddest feeling to leave Akademie Street, but the happiest one to be fortunate enough to return!

For our second visit my husband and I stayed in Gelatenheid for six nights between Christmas and New Year.
Gelatenheid is the beautiful two level cottage with its own pool and private manicured garden.

I am not going to write extensively about how wonderful the owners, staff and Anna the dog are and how simply perfect everything is, as anybody reading this who has stayed here know,s what I am talking about and anybody who is planning a trip to Franschhoek and has yet to book accommodation, then I urge you to consider Akademie Street and experience perfection and wonderful hospitality for yourself.

Our sincere thanks for another wonderful stay!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lagos, Nigeria
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We stayed at Akademie street boutique guesthouse for New Year's eve.
This is a beautiful guesthouse with several pavillons in a perfectly set garden. Nice plants everywhere, creating a atmosphere almost secluded, even in the center of Franschhoek.
The owner are very nice as well as the employees. This is a perfect place for people who like luxuous different hotel.
The town by itself is very attractive. Small but not so far from Cape Town. It is surrended by a circle of mountain that makes it look like the end of the road. Much better than the neighbour town Stellenbosch.
We will recommend this destination to all of our friends and we will certainly come back.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We spent 2 nights at Akademie back in November 2013 and had a wonderful honeymoon experience. The location is fabulous, only a couple of minutes from the main street of Franschhoek. From the moment we arrived, the entire staff showed incredible hospitable service and even preparing breakfast upon our arrival though it had already finished. Arthur/Hazel arranged for all of our restaurant reservations, along with bike rentals, a full day wine tour (with a very professional and knowledgeable guide) and private transportation to/from Cape Town. Having this all done before, provided such peace of mind. We stayed in the Uitsig which is a beautiful room with a large balcony over looking the gardens. The complimentary snacks and drinks really added a nice touch. We definitely recommend and look forward to returning in the near future.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Akademie Steet. The staff were extremely helpful and our room was lovely with its own private pool. We also enjoyed a couple of visits from the pet labrador, Anna, who we had been looking forward to meeting! The breakfasts were delicious and we only wish we could have eaten more but were so full up from dinner the previous evening at the great nearby restaurants. The visits to the nearby wine farms were great fun and one of the highlights of our honeymoon. We hope to return soon!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Newport, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 2 January 2014

Our fourth return visit to this delightful hotel, which has to be one of the easiest places in the world to simply switch off and relax. Once again we stayed in the charming Gelatanheid cottage, with its own pool and manicured private garden. Once again we were struck by the unobtrusive but very attentive service, and the friendliness of all involved in the hotel. The attention to detail is faultless, down to the complimentary sunscreen laid out with your pool towels just in case you forgot to pack some! Little touches like this are in abundance at Akademie, and we will be back next time we need to de-stress in this beautiful village and valley.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Jersey, United Kingdom
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103 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We loved the cottage we stayed in, Verguede, the smallest but lovely, with plenty of room for the two of us. A beautiful private garden with a plunge pool and patio was the icing on the cake. Breakfast, whether taken in the garden or in the main house, is a sumptuous affair. The owners love this place and their guests and it shows.

  • Stayed November 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
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Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
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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 
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