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Avondrood Guest House
Ranked #2 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London
1 review
“Lovely stay at Avondrood”
Reviewed 13 May 2014

Avondrood is an amazing place to stay only a few minutes walk from Franschhoek's main road with all of its shops and restaurants. The rooms are comfortable and beautifully finished as is the lounge/dining area. The garden is also great place to relax. The breakfasts were delicious. Justin was brilliant ensuring that we had everything we needed, making reservations for us etc We would love to return.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 May 2014

The Avondrood GH is a delightful B&B located within easy (short) walking distance from the Franschoek High Street shops and restaurants.

The rooms, lounge, dining areas and gardens are a pleasure.
Breakfast was just perfect.
The owners and staff were very warm and friendly, well done guys..!

Room Tip: Garden Rooms, away from noisy traffic
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We loved our family suite and our time at this quaint guest house. The breakfasts were amazing and the service impeccable. Justin works hard to make sure all your needs are catered for. Making our restaurant reservations was an extra bonus and guidance on things to do in the area welcome. Would love to return next year.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Lansing, Michigan
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Reviewed 1 May 2014

Our stay at Avondrood was perfect. The rooms are beautiful, clean, comfortable and stylish. The grounds and gardens are amazing. Breakfast is wonderful with a generous variety. Justin and Michelle are kind, courteous and welcoming. They always greeted us, called us by name, but were never imposing. They provided us with directions, recommendations for dining and more. Franschhoek is a beautiful town and Avondrood is the perfect place to stay. The dining, vineyards and sight seeing are all fabulous. We were visiting from the USA and felt comfortable and welcome in South Africa. The location is very convenient and safe, easy to walk in to town. Thank you!

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Me and my mum stayed at Avondrood last year and we absolutely loved it. So it was a no brainer to book a stay with Justin and his great team again when we decided to visit Cape Town in April.

Prior to our arrival Justin emailed me and asked if he could make any dinner reservations for our first evening as it was a Friday Eve. I did not even thought about that but Justin is obviously on the ball and he knows that during weekends most restaurants gets booked up rather quickly. I gave him the go ahead to book wherever he thought we'd like and he did not disappoint! This is just one example of little personal touches that makes your stay at Avondrood so wonderful.

Upon arrival we were greated by our smiling host, Justin. We were welcomed and showed our rooms.

I previously stayed in the family suite which was light, airy and tastefully decorated. This time I stayed in the beautiful Safari room. It has a huge comfy bed, with loads of soft fluffy pillows (one can never have too many pillows on a bed...) a fully stocked mini bar (which included my favourite beer. Justin remembered from my pervious visit...) and a little kettle for you to make your own cup of tea or coffe.

The bathroom was beautiful and spacious with a huge walk in rain shower and a lovely old Victorian bath. The bathroom was also stocked with some wonderful Rooibos beauty products. And non of these teeny tiny little bottles you get at most establishments, no, lovely big bottles that gets filled everyday so you can go ahead and have a great big bubble bath every night if you so wish!

Breakfast was served outside and it was a feats every morning with a wide variety of cold cuts, cheese, yogurts, fresh juices, locally made pastries, fresh fruit and cereals. You also have the choice of a warm breakfast which could be eggs any way with sausages, bacon, mushrooms, tomatoes and toast. Even thought we only went to bed some mornings at 6pm, we always made sure we were up for breakfast at 9:30 as we loved it so!

Justin knows the area very well and was always on hand to recommend some great places to visit or eat. We rented a lovely little soft top VW Beattle for the weekend and just wanted to spend Saturday driving around and taking in some of the beautiful scenery. Justin recommend a great route and what a drive it was! The scenery was absolutely breathtaking! A definite highlight of our visit!

Avondrood has a beautiful garden with a sparkling pool and a jacuzzi which we made use of on most days. After breakfast we would go lie by the pool and Justin was always on hand to offer refreshments or anything else we needed. This made it very difficult for us to want to do anything else so we just hung around the pool most days, drank loads of G&T's and local wine and just felt really relaxed and looked after. We found it very difficult to leave when our stay came to and end...

Justin and his team of lovely ladies really make you feel so welcome and I'm sure Avondrood would not be the same without them. The girls are always happy and smiley and Justin will go above and beyond to make you as comfortable and happy as possible.

I had two friends from the UK travelling with me on this occasion and they both fell in love with Avondrood and the beautiful Franschhoek. We are already planning our next trip to Avondrood and we can not wait!

To Justin and his team; Thank you once again for making our stay one to remember. You guys are amazing!! We will see you all soon again!



  • Stayed April 2014
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Rowlands Castle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

A beautiful oasis in the centre of Franschhoek, we could not recommend this more highly. We were made very welcome. The Family Suite is enormous and has everything you could want. The Breakfasts were superb. We shall stay again when we next go to Franschhoek.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Egham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 April 2014

Hard to believe that Justin and team have only been there for 10 months but he does have the benefit of lots of previous experience in Stellenbosch - made note to check out River Manor Hotel there on the strength of this - Plett and elsewhere.

Very efficient, welcoming, hospitable and runs a top notch establishment with added bonuses of a large screen above the bar to catch up on any cricket, Super XV rugby or anything else going on. V helpful indeed with restaurant recommendations and bookings - not possible to do everything of course so something left over for next time.

My wife and I scratched our heads for items to improve on and all we could come up with is that the chain for the plug in the bath was about two inches short. I suspect that it has already been fixed by the time I have written this.

I could go on but I am sure you have got the general idea by now - fortunately my wife gives me credit for making the booking a couple of months ago so I have a decent store of credits for a while.

Room Tip: Mountain View has its own small private garden - I understand that it is used as the honeymoon suite...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Avondrood Guest House
Address: 39 Hugenote Street | Stellenbosch area, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Avondrood Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Enjoy warm hospitality in this charming 4-star luxury Victorian Cape-Dutch style house built in 1870, facing the breathtaking mountains and located in the village of Franschhoek. In less than 2 minutes walk you’re in the village center of Franschhoek, with all their lovely restaurants and art & craft shops. Justin & Caine, your hosts from the South Africa, will offer you true hospitality and personal service. Beautiful lush 2000 square meter garden with swimming pool and Jacuzzi. Stylish, spacious air-conditioned bedrooms with king size bed (extra length), Wi-Fi, LCD-TV, DVD/CD-player, iPod docking system, alarm clock, radio, minibar. En suite bathrooms with rain shower, Victorian baths and personalized beauty care range. Enjoy home-made pastries and freshly high quality coffee during a leisurely and extensive breakfast on the terrace or indoors. Soak up the sun at the pool, or unwind in one of the cosy corners of the garden. Picnic hampers available on request. Secure off street parking. Children are welcome. Free Wi-Fi. ... more   less 
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