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Review of Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House

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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Garden City, New York
1 review
“I have been in many luxury inns and hotels and this was the best experience of all!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2011

The attention to detail at Akademie is extraordinary, from the quality and size of the towels to the bookmark placed in a book lying with the pages down to hold the place. Friendly, welcoming, knowledgable, an amazing experience.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2011

After a less than perfect stay in Franschoek two years ago we decided to try Akademie Street this time, but could it possibly live up to the wonderful reviews - YES in every respect.
We only stayed two nights at the end of a five week tour of South Africa during which we stayed in some excellent accommodation, and met so many friendly people, but it is hard to imagine ending anywhere better to reinforce so many fond memories.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2011

Akademie Street is perfect - charming, beautiful, excellent service, and more. The owners and everyone who works at the hotel are engaging, helpful, interesting, and nice. It also is conveniently located. My husband and I were traveling for 3+ weeks. This was by far our favorite hotel and we hated to leave. We give it our highest recommendation. We have vowed to return.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2011

We have never been in a place so complete, friendly and relaxing as Academy Street Guesthouse is. Every consequetive day, Hazal and her staff gave us the feeling that we where their (!) guests of honour. During every short moment of beeing out of our room, they created a new surprise of service as if it was the most common and natural thing to do. So, in one word: Paradise !

Ria & Wim
The Netherlands

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2011

I suppose we are hopelessly biased.

We have been back seven years in a row. We have never stayed anywhere better. Not sure how anywhere could be better. And the service from Katherine Arthur Hazel and all the lovely staff cannot be surpassed.

For that final touch of luxury recommend to stay in Gelatenheid to watch the sun go down in the valley and the shadow creep up the mountain -with a sundowner and then a short walk down to town for one of the great restaurants. Dear me. Can't wait to go back next year. (And we are safe in writing this review as we have already booked)

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2011

The owners Arthur and Katherine are very charming people and even though we could sadly only stay for two nights they made us feel welcome from the moment we stepped through
the front door. Our double room was exceptionally comfortable and extremely tastefully decorated a reflection of the detail shown in the public rooms of the main house. The breakfasts which are delicious and beautifully presented are taken in the peaceful and shaded courtyard by the pool with Anna the dog for company. This the only place we stayed during our ten day holiday that offered laundry at no extra cost a nice touch as was the well stocked bar in our room and welcome half bottle of champagne again all complimentary. Remarkably when we came to leave there was nothing to pay in the way
of extras only the sadness that we could not extend our stay with our gracious hosts but resolved to return one day soon.

Colin and Clare Randell

London

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled as a couple
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2011

This guest house was a real treat to stay at, a warm welcome that continued throughout our stay nothing was too much trouble. The owners and staff always had time to give advice or just have a friendly chat they also knew their guests by name. You will also get a warm welcome from Anna the most friendly dog I have ever met. The accomodation was to a very high standard and your every need catered for home from home. The breakfast again faultless fresh fruit freshley squeezed orange juice home made muesli, and a hot breakfast cooked to order wonderful. Also not to forget the laundry service what a treat.So if you are looking for a great place to stay with a feel good factor this is it.

  • Stayed January 2011, 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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