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“Amazing food!!!!!”
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La Petite Ferme
Ranked #19 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 December 2008

First of all, I cannot write a review on the hotel as we did not stay there.

We were fortunate enough to experience the wonderful food of La Petite Ferme during a wine tour we were on. My wife and I took a trip around the world and I can honestly say that the best meal of our trip came from this restaurant. We were told by our tour guide that the food was excellent but if we had known that it was this amazing, we would have ordered another meal to take out with us. I had the risotto of the day (pear, gorgonzola) and my wife had the Warm Goats Cheese, porcini & roasted red onion tartlet served with a side of tempura vegetables. I don't recall what the other travelers had but they all enjoyed their meals equally.

Apparently you have to book in advance to get a seating and expect a little wait while there. We didn't wait overly long and that was ok because we enjoyed the decor and the scenery.

I hope this review helps.

  • Stayed: July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2008

We did not stay at the hotel but visited La Petite Ferme for a tour of the vineyard and lunch.

The owner, Mark actually took on an incredible tour and his passion for the wine was contageous. We were able to sample any and all of what was on offer and had the rare opportunity to test from the barrels in the cellar which was a great experience.

The staff at the restuarant were very knowledgable, the food top-rate and of course, the wines were superb. I recommend the dessert wine that is sold only in the restaurant. It is exsquisite and the views around the grounds are also remarkable.

I would return in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 21 September 2008

La Petite Ferme is set in a stunning location with views from each cottage overlooking the vineyard and Franschoek Valley. Each cottage had its own private terrace and plunge pool with amazing views. Although the bedroom itself was comfortable and nicely decorated the bathroom was in need of updating with some mould and cracked tiles (and lots of ants!).

nevertheless, lunch and breakfast were delicious with good service (they don't do dinner but there are plenty of restaurants to choose from in the town itself and Haute Cabriere is just across the road).

  • Stayed: September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 July 2008

My partner took me to La Petite Ferme as a surprise for my 30th birthday. We've been to the restaurant before for lunch, and he surprised me at lunch there again that we are also staying in one of the cottages. But I'll elaborate in 2 sections

The restaurant - The restaurant is wonderfully located on the Franschhoek pass with views over the whole Franscchoek valley and mountains beyond. If you sit on the stoep you have an uninterrupted view of everything. The restaurant is only open for lunch and for breakfast for the residents in teh cottages. Lunch at the restaurant is spectacular and the food exquisite. It can get a bit busy in the summer, but seeing as we were there in the winter, we had fires roaring and a quiet restaurant. I will definitely recommend the restaurant for lunch in the winter & summer, as it's very very good. Make a reservation and go.

The accommodation - The accommodation is very luxurious. Each suite is cottage that has a massive lounge with gas fireplace, with the bedroom next to it, all open plan so that you can lie in bed and watch the fire! A massive bathroom is just off the bedroom with views. The cottage has a big private terrace in front with a splash pool overlooking the vineyards and mountains in the distance. Truly wonderfully located and big. It also has everything you want from a 5 star cottage. We had a wonderful stay at La Petite Ferme and I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 July 2008

We arrive here after 1 week of safari, and we were very tired.
The place is perfect if you are looking for relax and romance.
it's also one of the best restaurant in town! It happen we spent a lunch there with the idea to have only 1 dish but we had a 4 course meal and 1 bottle of wine and everything was simply amazing.
The service is ok, they are frendly, they could be more frendly but after all the place and the food is so good that you don't even notice it.
I would strongly recommand it, the room was gorgeous, all white, in a French stuyle, very chic!! We had a very nice stay, part of our honeymoon trip!
if I would be back to Franschhoek (i really hope since it was one of the best thing we experienced in our honeymoon in South Africa), I would definitly come back here!

Stayed: September 2007
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Reviewed 29 May 2008

La Petite Ferme is a beautiful property perched atop a promontory that permits a stunning view of vineyards and surrounding mountains. While we hoped that our stay would be relaxing, we did not anticipate the languorous attitude of the management staff. Our cabana was without hot water the first night and most of the next day. The management asked us to patiently wait for the water to warm up before it finally had to send for an electrician. The television in the armoir did not properly work because the cable wire was visibly faulty. Although television viewing was hardly a priority, the inattention to an easily correctible matter was disappointing at such a vaunted establishment. Dinner at the hotel was good, but not the culinary experience Frommer and others advertised. For that we recommend Le Quartier Francais or Ruben's. Finally, at check-out, there was a question about our room rate. To satisfy the managment, we were asked to provide the fax confirming the rate we were given, which is not something one would expect from a first-class hotel. On a positive note, one of the management staff, whose name is Arnelle, courteously sent us off with a couple of bottles of wine for our trouble. If one should happen to book at La Petite Ferme, you would want to contact Arnelle, whose cheery demeanor and attentiveness should be the model for the rest of the staff.

  • Stayed: May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2008

This will be brief and added to later with pictures.

First the Good news. The views are great from both the room and the breakfast areas. Thats it.

The bad news...The rooms are extremely dated and worn out. The bathroom had black mold around the entire tub with several areas missing caulk. I will update later with a pictures of this 4 star bathroom. I am sure the ladies will enjoy the fact that the "curtains" in the bathroom allowed anyone outside the room to see in, as they were transparent. There were several stains on both the carpet and curtains. The TV is a joke if you wish to watch TV. Location was such that you could not see it nor could you receive any channels. Also note there is no internet service.

If you arrive after 7:00pm there is no one at reception and there is a locked gate which you must pass through to get in with your car. We spent 45 minutes waiting on someone to let us in the place upon our arrival. There were no instructions outside the gate on how to contact anyone for assistance other than the police. I phoned the main number several times with a recording that said call back tomorrow. Our travel agent was finally able to contact them. Actually if you have any problems or needs after 7pm no one is available to answer the phone. The woman who finally let us in said she had been at the front desk the whole time, so instead of apologizing for leaving us stranded she tried to blame us for not calling. Unfortunately I have a phone log showing every call and at what time, as well as the travel agent has their records as well. It was unbelievable in the attitude.

The attitude of the front desk is not bias towards accomodating the customer. You get what you get and too bad is the attitude.

After we found the room to be very poor we attempted to get out of our pre-paid agreement. They would not agree to let us leave with a refund of the part of the stay not used. Again, this is not very customer oriented service.

If you want a very overpriced view this is the place. It is NOT a 4+ star accomodation. It may have been 4 star 10 years ago but they have not invested in the property in years and it shows.

  • Stayed: April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #19 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: £144 - £415 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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