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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Gorgeous Boutique Hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2014

We had three lovely days in Franschoek, staying at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse. The room was wonderful and attention to detail phenomenal. Everyone there was friendly, knowledgeable and very welcoming. The breakfasts were beautifully prepared, and very tasty. I have already booked another stay!

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Memphis, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

A perfect place to stay away from cape town. The guest house and the town are absolutely charming. They stocked the fridge with cheese and sausages at my request for midnight snacks. Our six nights were faultless including the daily delivery of laundry. Our veranda overlooked an artful garden. Anna a beautiful lab came to greet us every morning. Would never choose anywhere else to stay.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Everything was amazingly perfect - nothing was missing! Beautiful and tasteful decor, the service second to none. Fantastically fresh and healthy home made breakfast - even Anna the dog made us feel very at home! Hazel was just gorgeous - so friendly and helpful. She even booked a gorgeous little place for dinner for us which was fantastic. Our room was very large with a beautiful indoor yet outdoor bathroom - very luxurious! We were only 'passing through' but would highly recommend a longer stay.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

My husband and I have stayed at small hotels around the world, and Akademie Street is one of the best. Your hosts can not do enough for you, the rooms are immaculate, breakfasts never ending and location perfect. The hotel dog, Anna, is lovely as well. Our room was huge, with a small kitchen where all the items were free and we have a courtyard with a pool. I can not say enough about this hotel, it is a must!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

My husband and I spent nine lovely days at the hotel a few weeks ago. We were there last September, for the first time, and enjoyed it so much we immediately booked the May trip. And we are going back in September. There is little more to say since everyone has written such wonderful reviews. Kudos to the entire team! Everyone is special, kind, and helpful. We look forward to our return trip.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

We've spent time in guesthouses around the world. This one was rated highly by others, so we chose it for our two nights in the Cape area wine region. The best reviewers undersold it! The staff and owners are friendly and welcoming. They tell you what you want to know and leave you alone when you want privacy. The house itself is spectacularly decorated. Not overdone, not underdone, simply perfect. Interesting art, beautiful furniture. We took the Vreugde (translates as joy) house. It is tucked away beside the main house and has a bit of wonderful and private outside space and a fantastic interior. Small (compared to some of the other rooms) but, really, a perfect size if you want to sit on the porch and then snuggle down in a delightfully comfortable bed. Stay here and you won't be disappointed. The owners and staff have thought about every detail. The breakfast is delicious. A lot of love and pride goes into this enterprise. I'll add that I'd pick Franschhoek over Stellenbosch, if you are considering a few nights in the region. Franschhoek is cute and walkable, with a nice small town vibe. Stellenbosch is, to be sure, beautiful, but larger and not as relaxing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

If you have not yet had the joyful experience of staying at Akademie Street put this hotel on your bucket list. We returned to Akademie Street for the just past literary festival and spent three really pampered days there in close walking proximity to everything that we needed. Everything was better than we remembered it from last year. The attention to detail and the comfort in the accommodation, complimentary snack-packs and mini-bars, breakfasts that were ideal for setting one up for the day (there is no evening meal available but that does not matter as there are so many restaurants of all types and styles in Fransch Hoek), service that was impeccable and unobtrusive and always friendly from who ever it was to whom one spoke. And one must not forget the impression created as the front door opens and one is ushered into the gracious and beautifully furnished and decorated main house- this creates the setting for what follows. If you can, spoil yourself and experience Akademie Street. We are doing that again for next year's festival.

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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
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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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