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Cairo, Egypt
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was an excellent place to stay in Franschoek. We didn't have a car so it's location was very convenient for us. We walked to dinner and even to some of the wineries close by. Our room, #8, was very nice, comfortable, and with lots of space. We slept with no interruptions. The staff was always helpful and friendly and...

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Cambridge, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The Ballon Rouge was the first stop in our Wine and Wildlands tour organised and arranged by us from the UK. We were a party of 3 couples each staying in a different style room. All were very clean, comfortable and cool. We were made to feel very welcome by the lovely Jennifer and when we enquired about a tour...

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Franschhoek with a particular view to experience many of the fabulous wineries that can be found in the beautiful valley in which the small town is situated. Le Ballon Rouge could not have been better located,with the wine tram stop less than 5 minutes away and ideal to explore many of the best and most interesting wine houses...

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Sainte-Maxime, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I would like to thank Jenny (manager) for being so helpful and understanding as I had to arrive a day late due to illness.The suite we had was spacious and traditionally furnished with large bathroom.The location could not be better close to all the restaurants and the most enjoyable "Wine Tram". Would definitely recommend and we hope to go back...

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Malaga, Spain
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely heritage guest house in excellent location close to a number of excellent restaurants and the all important wine tram. Very comfortable room (albeit it a little on the small side) with large, comfy bed, large bathroom. Excellent breakfast, very clean and lovely and very helpful staff. Good internet. Highly recommended.

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Beautiful location close to all you need fabulous weather.. Lovely staff.... A+++ strongly recommend a stay at this guest house.... Would definitely return again to this accommodation.... It's in easy walking distance to good restaurants and galleries and shops

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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in the loft suite which is gorgeous and had plenty of headroom. The location of the property is excellent as it is just off the main road and is within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants. Breakfast was excellent.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The La Ballon Rouge is a real old world B&B. The rooms are well appointed with Air conditioning which is essential in Franschhoek in the summer months. The morning English breakfast hits the right spot after a day sampling the local wines. Please be sure to check in between 14h00 and 18h00 as there is nobody at reception after these...

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Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Le Ballon Rouge provided a great overnight stop for us on our trip. The room was very comfortable, and despite being on the road was not noisy. Breakfast was lovely, served in the open air on the verandah. The guesthouse is absolutely central, and restaurants and shops are all easily walkable.

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Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This B&B is really well located just a couple of minutes on foot from the Main Street in Franschoek and the wine tram stop. We had a lovely large room with a separate seating area and great bathroom. This would have been a 5/5 if it hadn't been for the breakfast which was nice but not as good as similarly...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Le Ballon Rouge

Address: 7 Reservoir East Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: ₹ 5,359 - ₹ 15,359 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Le Ballon Rouge 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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“We each stayed in a different level room but the suite we had on the first floor was huge and very comfortable.”
 of 5 bubbles 958vickys, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the inner yard is not facing the street - should be quieter (rooms 6-8).”
 of 5 bubbles HD137, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Quiet location in easy reach of things to do”
 of 5 bubbles geofft324, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Owners' Suite is spacious and a real treat!”
 of 5 bubbles RiojaSlovenia, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room overlooking Reservoir Street was nice and sunny!”
 of 5 bubbles , 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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