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La Fontaine Guest House
Ranked #23 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

Just stayed for 3 nights in main house which is beautiful classic style, well maintained and in good location from main eating area of Franschhoek. Breakfast also very nice and staff helpful. All in all a good choice to stay. Even met an Ex Springbok whilst staying :-)

  • Stayed: December 2013
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1  Thank JimClarkeManchester
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2014

Hi Jim
Thank you for your review. I thoroughly enjoyed your interesting discussions about your work. I hope you were able to unwind even though you had to do work but at least there was plenty of sunshine and tranquil surroundings. The former Springboks broken leg has mended well and he has started to walk on it - time to give up the game!! Happy New Year. Kathie + the La Fontaine Team

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Reviewed 9 December 2013

What a nice place to stay at. Committed and serviceoriented staff, nice location / rooms and superb breakfast buffé. Lot's of help to find and book restaurants, golfcourse and other tip for exploring the Franschhoek valley. We felt like being a part of family. This was our first visit in South Africa and all staff made it memorable.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2014

Hi Mike
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that the La Fontaine team were able to make your stay a memorable one and I am sure it won't be your last one! Happy New Year may 2014 be a good one for you. Kathie

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Reviewed 2 December 2013

This is a perfect situated and lovely guesthouse in the middle of Franschhoek. Kathy and her "crew" made our stay super. We stayed in one of the small houses in the garden which was perfect for us, close to the pool and the beautiful garden surronding it. Our day just lasted for 3 nights, much to short, but we will be back and next time we definately will stay longer.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

Franschhoek is the perfect location to depart from the hectic cycle of life we all lead to enjoy its beauty and peace. We look forward to welcoming you back to La Fontaine on your next visit to South Africa where you can unwind and enjoy the fruits of life! Warm wishes, Kathie

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Reviewed 1 December 2013

We stayed 2 nights in La Fontaine in November 2013. La Fontaine is located in a quiet road, seconds from the centre of Franschhoek with a first class restaurant, La Bon Vivant, just across the road.
On arrival we were given a very friendly welcome. The room was spacious, clean and the bed was very comfortable. Our room was at the front with a large balcony looking out to a fantastic view of the distant mountains. There was a table and easy chairs out there where you could sip your drinks at the end of a busy day and enjoy the beautiful view. The bathroom had a large glass panelled shower plus basin & loo and was very clean. Complimentary port and aperitif wine was available in the adjacent lounge which was very welcome.
Breakfasts were a lovely experience, sitting out in the pergola in the garden. A wonderful range of breakfast foods was available from full English to fresh fruit salad, various yoghurts, cold meats & cheeses etc.
The owners, Richard and Kathie, together with the assistant manager, Dawn, could not have been more helpful in making our stay comfortable and enjoyable. They made excellent suggestions on where to eat, visit and enjoy the best wines in this iconic region. We would highly recommend this lovely guesthouse to anybody visiting Franschhoek.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

Thank you so much for your very positive review. We appreciate every good comment which encourages the La Fontaine Team to aim to greater heights to make your stay with us a memorable one.

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Reviewed 24 November 2013 via mobile

We spent two nights here and found everything wonderful. The added value comes from the helpfulness of the owners and Dawn, Assistant Manager.
Breakfast is amazing, set in a beautiful garden surrounds by flowers in a tranquil setting. 100% satisfied guests, thank you
Carol and Boz

  • Stayed: November 2013
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1  Thank UkBoz
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

The La Fontaine Team are fortunate to have lived in the Franschhoek area for +- 30 years and therefore know the area intimately. We serve as a mini information bureau!! Thank you for those wonderful comments and we look forward to welcoming you back again to La Fontaine. Warm wishes, Kathie,Richard + Dawn

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Reviewed 22 November 2013

We stayed here as a group and took over La Fontaine. Conveniently located in centre of Franschhoek, perhaps South Africa's finest tourist village destination. Owners and staff are very helpful. Rooms vary some are in the house and others around the pool. breakfast is excellent! Vey good value. this place gets booked up quickly!

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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 9 December 2013

It was an absolute pleasure having the bowling group to stay at La Fontaine. I hope that they were able to enjoy what Franschhoek has to offer inbetween their very busy schedule. By all accounts it was a very successful tour and we look forward to welcoming more groups in the near future.

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Reviewed 15 November 2013

La Fontaine is very centrally located and easy walking distance to the main shopping in Franschhoek. The ladies that work there are very friendly and accommodating, and the breakfast is very generous. While the guest house was mostly as I expected, it was still a little "old" for my taste and lacking in luxury. The rooms are spacious, but not necessarily comfortable (I tend to lean toward minimal clean lines); everything felt a little musty and in need of updating. They also provide you with a giant ring of keys to get in and out of all the different doors - a bit cumbersome to carry around. This place would be great for someone who is looking for that Victorian "homey" feel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 November 2013

Thank you for your review. The building you were staying in was built in 1895 and we were awarded a certificate of excellence for the renovation of this Victorian building. It has its own olde worlde charm which many guests have enjoyed as there are so few of these buildings left. All the rooms in this section have modern amenities i.e. heated towel rails, underfloor heating, shaver sockets etc. On your next visit to us, maybe you should try one of our rooms in the main house (built in 1926) or one of our garden rooms. Warm greetings, Kathie

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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 #23 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: £101 - £118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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