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5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Petite Ferme

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La Petite Ferme
Ranked #21 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Kyrenia, Cyprus
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31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“BRILLIANT”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

we stayed with friends for a couple of nights and had a great time. the food for lunch was fantastic and breakfasts were a real treat. the staff were absolutely wonderful. we stayed in the veranda suite in the manor house and it couldnt have been improved upon - a swimming pool and an open log fire on our private terrace under a starry sky with fabulous views down the valley - what bliss. lunches are nearly always fully booked so book ahead.

Room Tip: stay in the veranda suite and you will not be disappointed
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013 via mobile

We enjoyed our stay at LPF, as the superior room was huge and with a nice view over the valley. Lunch was also very tasty and the free cellar tour very interesting.

Nevertheless, the following issues explain the relatively low score of 3 stars:
- reception / lobby shuts at 18h30, which means that there is nowhere to hang around after dark (and no hotel personnel to assist);
- no wi-fi in rooms, only around reception, but the fact that reception shuts at 18h30 makes it impossible to use after dark (unless you want to sit outside in a dark garden)
- security is not very strict in the evening/night: main gate often left open, the 3 security guards nowhere to be seen, no big fences around the property and all rooms are at ground level with very flimsy doors/windows. Franschhoek may be a trouble free place, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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24 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

The views are unreal, so beautiful, peaceful, and serene. It is such a beautiful place to have lunch, however the menu is limited with options, and the food is very average. It is a quite popular place though, so I am not sure if that is just the standard of the area.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mkushi, Zambia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2013

We stayed with friends in March this year - for the 4th or 5th time since our honeymoon there 13 years ago - and yet again La Petite Ferme managed to tick all the boxes.

We stayed in both the lakeside lodges and the vineyard suites and they both offer plenty of value for money. The suites have loads of room, some of the best views in Franschhoek, massive comfortable beds, private plunge pool (great for a sundowner glass of estate wine overlooking the mountains), comfortable sitting area, fireplace necessary when the weather turns cold.

The lodges are two bedroomed and are great for sharing a special event - birthday/anniversary - with family and friends. They are fully set up for self catering, but in South Africa's gastronomic capital we didn't bother.

The food in the restaurant is amazing - less fussy than some of the competition down the road - excellent food made really well. As a staying guest it is also much easier to get a table in the restaurant at short notice, which is often necessary. Service was spot on. The estate wines were well worth drinking and added an extra touch to the experience.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2013 via mobile

We arrived late but was welcomed by the very friendly Randall who was sitting at the front desk! Quick check in and we drove to the lakeside cottage on the other side of the road. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL! WE LOVED IT!

The next morning, the view was even better.

breakfast was yummy and excellent variety with cold and hot choices.

We also signed up for the FREE cellar tour which was very fun and educational (and much better than many other places which charged 30R for their tastings). Such a shame that their DOUBLE GOLD merlot was sold out!

Beautiful experience for our honeymoon, thank you La Petite Ferme! :)

  • Stayed October 2013
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Clitheroe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

Visited for Sunday lunch.There are lots of restaurants in Franschhoek and other wine areas with excellent views but this must be one of the best.Make sure you book early and ask for a window table.Food and service borh excellent and I would not hesitate to return.
I cannot comment on the accommodation.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, England, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013 via mobile

Having heard good things about this place, we decided to book a lunch and were not disappointed. The food was delicious and very good value (at least it was given we were converting the rand into sterling). Service was friendly and attentive, and the views were stunning - ask for a window seat.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Petite Ferme

Property: La Petite Ferme
Address: Pass Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — La Petite Ferme 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the side of a mountain, overlooking the Franschhoek valley, stand La Petite Ferme Guest Suites, award-winning Restaurant and boutique Winery. La Petite Freme accommodation set amongst vineyards on a working winefarm all boast magnificent views. We have a variety of suites to suit any traveller, from the family holiday to the discerning couple in need of a luxurious experience. Our 4-star, beautifully appointed rooms are warm and cosy for cold, wet winters and equally air conditioned and cool for hot summers, where a dip in the pool is a welcome respite from the midday sun. Continue your experience at our seafront villa, the magnificent La Petite Baleine. Admire uninterrupted views and sunsets over Walker Bay. This is a truly memorable experience. ... more   less 
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