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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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“A great experience”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

We read the reviews on Trip Advisor before booking and thought it can't be that good - but it was!
We tried to find fault but failed. The owners are exceptionally attentive to the smallest detail and the room we stayed in was very large, clean and tastefully decorated with original paintings. Guests are provided with a fridge of complimentary drinks as well as the use of a mobile phone for calls in RSA. The à la carte breakfast was excellent.
The overriding memory of the hotel was the genuine feeling that the family owners were determined to ensure that all guests' possible needs were provided without anything being too much or in any way a problem.

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Reviewed 4 February 2014

This is an elegant sanctuary and relaxing retreat from the everyday world. Our room was a mixture of traditional with a modern bathroom of superb design. The staff were excellent and were very attentive and helpful to my wife who was suffering from a stomach illness. It has been mentioned several times but the breakfast really is a highlight.

Yet another successful choice based on Tripadvisor.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

Yet again Akademie St hits the bullseye! Just gets better very time, standards never seem to waiver. The welcome is so special , you are made to feel at home from the start. Kathryn ,Arthur Hazel and everyone else are just like family. The rooms wonderful, breakfast fantastic. Can't wait to go back, have already booked!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We travel a lot ( and are very fussy!) but Academie is superb. Everything has such attention to detail from the rooms to the food & is one of the most relaxing places to stay in South Africa. Breakfast is the best ever!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Akademie. The family could not have done more, from the comfort of the room, giving all the information we needed, even no extras! We could not suggest any improvements and look forward to spending more time there on our next trip.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 January 2014 via mobile

We were over the top when we see this beautiful cottage, no photo can do them justice, you gotta be here to see it for yourself. Love it the moment we step in. Hazel the manager, Catherine the host cannot be anymore friendly and helpful. Breakfast is beautifully set in the courtyard with the pool!
I am so glad I managed to book the only1 nite available, even though I had to reshuffle my whole itinerary, it's total worth it! Now I can only wish I got more nights here...

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Godalming, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

My wife and I spent a week at Oortuiging in January 2013 and enjoyed our visit so much that we repeated the experience this year. Our visit in 2014 was just as enjoyable and it is difficult to see how it would be possible to improve on the wonderful experience of staying at this property. The key is the great attention to detail and a genuinely hospitable approach by Arthur, Katharine, Jessie and all their staff. If the opportunity arises for you to visit Franschoek and stay at Akademie Street, just take it!

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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: 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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