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“A truly delightful guest house!”

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La Fontaine Guest House
Ranked #22 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Guernsey, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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“A truly delightful guest house!”
Reviewed 23 October 2011

We stayed here for two nights and from the moment we arrived we had a lovely sense of welcome and warmth. The guest house is beautiful, lovely decor, beautiful garden and court yard where we enjoyed a gorgeous breakfast. We didn't get to meet Kathie but she very kindly took the bother to contact us once home because we had left something behind, which we thought was lovely. Dawn was amazing, really helpful, arranging a guide called David to take us on a wine tour. We had to leave the hotel early in the morning and Dawn herself made a packed lunch for us to take with us as we didn't have time for breakfast. The vicinity of hotel is really good, just around the corner from the main street and restaurants (go to Reubins for a fantastic steak!!). Thank you so much for a wonderful stay - hope we get a chance to return!

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thousand Oaks, California
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

We loved this place and wanted to stay longer. Wonderful hosts, beautiful property, comfortable rooms, excellent breakfast. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with friends
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Los Angeles, California
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

I really enjoyed my stay at the La Fontaine Guest House. Originally I only booked for 2 nights. But after meeting the two ladies, Cathy and Dawn, who work there (Cathy owns the place with her husband Richard), I felt totally at home and decided to extend my stay for a week. They, and the entire staff are extremely welcoming and go out of their way to attend their guest's needs. Richard, Cathy's husband, is very knowledgeable about the wineries in the area and can give excellent ideas on which ones might be of interest to you.

The house itself is a very charming, even romantic, and well appointed, with spacious hardwood floored rooms, big comfortable beds (lots of pillows), more than enough fresh towels towels in the well-stocked bathroom, colorful drapery, nice furniture and great views of the surrounding mountains. A big and varied breakfast is included and you are in the center of town within easy walking distance of the best restaurants in Franschhoek.

Franschoek itself was the highlight for me of my visit to the Cape wine area. It is a pleasant almost old-fashioned type of town in a spectacular valley setting surrounded by mid-sized mountains. The wineries in the area are fun to visi. Many offer additional excellent scenic settings while you taste some decent wines.

I look forward to visiting Franschhoek again and staying at the La Fontaine.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Kendal, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 August 2011

We stayed at the guest house in the off season and we had organised wine tours and excellent service throughout our stay. A lovely breakfast and information about the weather provided. A lovely place to stay with beautiful rooms.
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  • Stayed August 2011
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Auchterhouse,Scotland
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Stayed there for two nights in July when we visited for the Bastille Festival. The property is in an ideal location just off the main street in Franschhoek.
We stayed in the " lemon room" which was situated on its own beside the swimming pool. The room was perfect with its own kitchen and sitting area. Our hosts were very good and the breakfast were superb. If we return to Franschhoek this is where we will stay.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town
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Reviewed 5 July 2011

La Fontaine is a beautifully romantic guest house tucked away from the busyness of the main road, but still walking distance from all the restaurants and shops. The rooms are impeccable with gorgeous white linen, tasteful furnishings and a big fireplace.

The service we received made us feel very at home and comfortable. We will definitely be back!

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  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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Reviewed 30 June 2011

We stayed in the private lodge next door and felt like we were at home. In the late afternoon we lit a fire and enjoyed the sherry in the lounge.

The rooms are large and the bathroom even larger, catering for every need.

They were busy installing WiFi which would be most welcome.

Breakfast was a feast with fresh fruit, muesli and eggs and bacon.

The owners and staff had a constant smile and no request was too much for them.

The lodge is withing 200 meters of some well known restaurants and the time center and it really deserves a visit if you are in Franschhoek !!!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Property: La Fontaine Guest House
Address: 21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fontaine Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Fontaine welcomes you into the heart of Franschhoek (1 hour drive from Cape Town International airport). Experience country hospitality in this gracious, centrally situated home with spectacular mountain views. We offer fourteen double rooms en-suite; five upstairs in the main house, one downstairs; four garden suites, one of which is suitable for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. These garden suites have their own entrances, patios, wood burning fireplaces, DSTV, fridges, air cons. In our adjacent Victorian building we offer 3 double rooms en-suite, one of which is wheelchair friendly and a garden suite which is suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. The Victorian home, Campbell House, can be hired out in its entirety for a family group. Within walking distance to restaurants, galleries and shops. Children welcome in the family units only. Wheelchair friendly. Off-street and secure parking. Free Wifi. Wine tasting, hiking, horse riding, fly fishing, golf, tennis all nearby. ... more   less 
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