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“Absolutely charming and amazing hospitality!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Auberge La Dauphine

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Auberge La Dauphine
Ranked #38 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Los Angeles
1 review
“Absolutely charming and amazing hospitality!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2010

I travelled to South Africa with several friends over the recent holiday and among visits to Cape Town and a Game Reserve we snuck in two nights in Fransschoek. We could not have been happier with our absolutely lovely accomodations at La Dauphine. The grounds are stunning, the rooms are charming and Ann and Dan are incredibly welcoming, helpful hosts. Not only did they help us plan a lovely wine tour but when one of our group had a minor emergency they helped us in every possible way, allowing us all to continue on our South African adventure comfortably. If you go to Cape Town you must go to Fransschoek and if you go to Fransschoek you must stay at La Dauphine!

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2010

My husband and I have stayed in Franschhoek for the past 15 years and, after staying at Auberge La Dauphine we consider it one of the best. The location is wonderful - a little way out of the village so as to be very peaceful but also convenient for all the wonderful things the village has to offer. The rooms are simply furnished but with high quality items and the breakfasts are lovely and served by wonderful, friendly staff. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2009

From the moment we drove in through the gates, we knew we would love our stay. We had such a warm welcome from Dan and Anne. All the staff were friendly and the service and breakfasts were great.We had a great apartment - the Merlot suite. The bedroom had dual aspect windows - one end looking out onto the mountains and the other over the vineyards - fantastic. The location was superb, really beautiful. There is a lovely pool so that you can chill out and relax after a hard day's wine tasting! It is a very short drive to the lovely village of Franschoek which has great restaurants. The only downside - we had to leave ! We LOVED it !!!!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2009

I brought my mum and brother to show them the area around Franschhoek which i first visited four years ago. We were unsure whether to stay inside or outside the town and eventually chose Auberge La Dauphine - definately the right choice.

The accommodation is very compfortable. Breakfast was nicely cooked in the attractive kitchen/ dining room. Service is excellent. The owners, Anne and Dan know the local restaurants well and have many recommendations. All the staff made us feel very welcome and at home.

Best of all is the feeling of being in the valley and amongst the vines. The garden is peaceful and yet you are only two minutes drive from the town.

We hope to stay here again one day.

Jean, Andy and Peter Childs,
Buckinghamshire,
United Kingdom.

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled with family
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johannesburg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2009

Auberge La Dauphine is the perfect distance from Franschhoeks’ quaint village stores and award winning restaurants! Its lovely setting, surrounded by mountains and vineyards, is breathe-taking! We were constantly impressed by not only the friendly service, but also by the wonderfully warm approach of the owners, Anne and her husband Dan. If you think the pictures are beautiful, just wait till you're there! It's just too lovely in person.. The dam is just so magnificent, we can’t wait to be back relaxing at the gazebo... Pleasant morning walks, an inviting swimming pool and dreamy starry skies just added to our romantic stay.. Time slows down at Auberge La Dauphine, but still our stay came to an end, so we booked our next stay before saying goodbye! :)

Stayed December 2009, travelled as a couple
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2009

The setting is stunning and as we turned into the drive we knew we'd made the right decision. Everyone was on hand to welcome us and we poured into the delightful Acorn cottage. We had a little toddler and this place was perfect, Daisy could roam to her hearts content and everyone at La Dauphine entertained her. Ronnel and team on hand to attend to every need. Great breakfasts to set up the perfect day. Eamonn, Emma & Daisy

  • Stayed February 2009, travelled with family
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Somerset West, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2009

Like one of the other reviewers, we are also a bit late with our comments!! Didn't think to look on line! We were returning to Bath after spending 6 months in Durban and decided a trip to the Cape was a must. Booked Auberge La Dauphine and it was super... Hosts (from the UK) friendly and know how to run a guest house!! Food excellent and accommodation first class. When we return to the Cape we shall return to Auberge... nothing like this in UK!!!

  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Auberge La Dauphine
Address: Verdun Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Auberge La Dauphine is situated in the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, surrounded by majestic mountains, only 50 minutes drive from Cape Town and 2 minutes drive from Franschhoek village. Set in 4 hectares with its own vineyards, orchards and dam, it offers wonderful bed and breakfast accommodation in a sympathetically converted former wine store and cottage. ... more   less 
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