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The Last Word Franschhoek
Ranked #3 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 August 2010

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, we were thoroughly spoilt. A warm welcome from Franklin and his team and after a few days we met Conrad. Cannot praise the hotel and the staff enough. Thanks for having us it was great. Hope to come back one day.

  • Stayed: August 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 July 2010

My husband and I arrived at The Franschhoek after a v long flight from the UK via Dubai and a 90 minute drive rather exhausted to say the least! However, within minutes, we were totally relaxed and looked after in the capable hands of Franklin who had thoughfully made a reservation for us at The French Connection (highly recommend it!! Amazing food and fabulous wine - what Franschoek is all about!).
Our room was gorgeous, we LOVED the courtesy mini bar (there was nothing mini about it - full bottles of wine, jars of delicious billtong etc) and the toiletries were heavenly - and in proper sized bottles, not the annoying tiny miniatures that grace most hotels.
The intimacy of the hotel (only 5 rooms I think) made the experience all the better. We met our fellow guests over drinks at the Help Yourself bar in the main house each evening, it felt as though it was our own private house party!
The location is fantastic, perfect for exploring the vineyards, restaurants and the area around the town. We had a wonderful afternoon at Boschendaal under the trees with a huge picnic basket ordered for us by Conrad, we would definitely recommend going there.
La Petite Ferme was also an incredible setting for a long lazy gastro lunch.
Overall, we couldn't recommend this place highly enough (and the creme brulees left on our pillows - YUM!).

  • Stayed: April 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 July 2010

We thought it would be very nice, but it far exceeded our expectations. Quiet and elegant, with truly superb breakfasts. A large comfy room which had every conceivable amenity. But the key word here is "SERVICE." Conrad was unobtrusive but always around, bouyant and informative, and willing to do almost anything to make our stay better. He even helped us with a rental car issue. And his staff was great -- very friendly and efficient. We had the three nights for the price of two special, which made the value suitable.

  • Stayed: May 2010, travelled as a couple
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Thank brucedodge
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Reviewed 14 June 2010

Delightful property with helpful staff in the center of Franschoek. We did not use the pool area as it was winter,- it looked small (more of plunge pool) but very nice. View from the rooftop was beautiful in 3 directions. Our room, breakfast and the staff were wonderful. A reservation had been made for us at the French Connection - excellent food. I wish we could have stayed longer, although the rate was a considerable increase due to the World Cup fever (we left before the Cup started). However, it was worth the splurge.

  • Stayed: June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 February 2010

We had a warm welcome even though we arrived later than we had anticipated. Conrad had taken the precaution of booking a restaurant for us and could not have been more helpful. Our room was with a small garden, was beautifully clean and sumptuously furnished.

We stayed for four nights and in all that time Conrad and Franklin were attentive, considerate and obliging. The creme brulees or lemon meringue tarts at bedtime were more than we could cope with after dining out but they were, nevertheless a welcome sign of true hospitality as was the bottle of bubbly on our last evening.

With service of that quality, what more could one wish for?

  • Stayed: February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 February 2010

Stayed for 2 nights as part of our Honeymoon SA tour. We thought The Franschhoek was perfect.

Conrad and Franklyn are both charming; efficient but not intrusive.

The standards in SA are generally very high so expectations are raised. I would not fault this place for comfort and breakfast quality/choice.

There were lots of lovely touches (desserts at bedtime) and the room was large and very comfortable.

The area is gorgeous and during a rainy Winter wine tasting is the perfect indoor activity.

Conrad even gave us a bottle of champagne as we left when he realised we were Honeymooners - he is really cool, laid back and switched on.

The fact that everyone talks about the guys specifically is an indicator of their personal approach, they are The Franschhoek.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 January 2010

To be honest I find the advice given by 'AlwaysOnAirplane' completely unnecessary. Our stay at this Hotel was exceptional, the only thing that ruined it was having to listen to a loud American man complaining about everything, and low and behold he has contributed to this site as well! We stayed at the Franschoek for one night only, and found it all together excellent. It had a 'help yourself' bar in which we created many (very strong!) cocktails and had a lot of fun with it. Have travelled a lot and have to say the room was one of the best I have seen. Beautiful roll top bath, huge dressing area and very pleasant interior. When we returned from our meal, we found creme brulees beside our beds. Even had our own garden, and our parents bedroom was equally as beautiful. The comment below about Franklin, please ignore, he was charming, good natured man. Always there for your need, my sister and I left our toothbrushes in the previous hotel and Franklin went straight out to buy us new ones - no charge, and spent the entire morning trying to fix the internet.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with family
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Thank Amythebackpacker
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Address: 68 Hugenote Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#3 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
#6 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
Price Range: £186 - £515 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — The Last Word Franschhoek 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Last Word Franschhoek is an exclusive five star historic residence in the heart of Franschhoek village, the gourmet capital of South Africa. It’s only a minute’s walk from the many excellent award-winning restaurants and numerous character-filled boutique style shops and galleries. Beautifully restored in the Cape Huguenot tradition, this 5 star boutique hotel has been designed with sumptuous home comforts creating an elegant, sophisticated interior with a handsome mixture of classic and contemporary furnishings. ... more   less 
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