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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

My wife and I have just returned from a trip to South Africa, and we stayed a few nights at the Akademie.

We have fine memories of authentic art, a superbly stocked library, peace, calm and, above all, highly civilised, sparkling and vivid conversations with the wonderful people who run and staff this delightful boutique hotel, which is imbued with the charm and elegance of Katherine, Arthur, Hazel and all of the rest of the good people who make up the Akademie 'family'.

Beyond the hotel you wander out into the entrancing landscape that surrounds Franshoek, to eat at the many fine restaurants within five minutes of the hotel or drive to the awe-inspiring wine estates which are all within a 10 minutes drive.

A magnificent experience in every way.

Room Tip: The room we stayed in (Twefyling B) was just right; very comfortable bed and very peaceful and quiet. The conservatory was also a very useful extra space.
  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 16 June 2014

We spent three nights in the Akademie, a converted family home in a quiet but central street in Franschhoek that has retained a domestic air. The original family still run the small hotel and their beautiful art, much painted by a family member, is everywhere. They also have a fabulous library with a wonderful selection of South African literature and factual books. The gem of the hotel is the Romanesque courtyard with a beautiful swimming pool surrounded by lawns and shady trees. It's heaven to sit with a book, listening to the running water and birdsong. The hosts are truly welcoming and arranged for us to have some much needed laundry done at no expense and made reservations for local restaurants and personal wine tours. The breakfasts were exquisite, with unusual South African choices freshly cooked and beautifully served. There were also lovely snacks in the room and a complimentary bottle of sparkling wine. The room was perfect, spacious with the most beautiful bathroom opening out on to a garden area but with complete privacy. Lovely bathroom products too. We loved Akadamie Street and would go back in a shot.

Room Tip: The rooms by the pool are lovely.
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2014

The Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is a gem! It is in a great location - walking distance to town with lots of restaurants and shops. It is also just a short drive to many terrific wineries. We stayed in the Vreugde guest house which was wonderfully cozy and very comfortable! No small detail was overlooked. Breakfast was served in the main house and was delicious. Arthur and Katherine were very warm and friendly hosts. In addition, they provided great recommendations on places to go including wineries, restaurants, and also chocolate factory that we visited on our drive back to Cape Town. I would highly recommend!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank LBE126
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Reviewed 12 June 2014

Amazing hosts and staff at Akademie Street. Rooms generous and provided all the little extras without any fuss. Great location in town for walking to restaurants, sights and plenty of recommendations for things to do on a rainy day (there were a few). Breakfast was a feast as you might expect in the culinary capital of South Africa, but very relaxed and made really special by chats with Katherine. All in all an unforgettable few days, could not have asked for anything more! Thanks, and see you again...

  • Stayed: May 2014
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Thank brownap
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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!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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