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Crawley, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Used this guesthouse as a base for our visit to the wine lands. The staff were so friendly throughout our stay. The guesthouse itself exuded some rustic, colonial charm blended perfectly with contemporary furnishings. The courtyard garden is beautifully manicured with plenty of places to sit and relax. Management were helpful at making reservations for dinner. There is no a/c...

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Helden, The Netherlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guesthouse has a great location in the middle of Franschhoek! The rooms are cosy and clean and we loved the breakfast. Beautifull garden with a nice pool and friendly staff. Don't hesitate, just go there!

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Vollen, Norway
Reviewed 1 week ago

The guesthouse has a nice and quiet garden and you can easily walk to the village center. Friendly and helpfull staff and a good breakfast. The room was clean and the bed was confortable. This is a good choise in Franschhoek.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was taken here for a surprise birthday away. De Alechemist is a place of tranquility in a vibrant town. We had the room by the front door. I was worried that we would be annoyed by people coming and going but we didn't hear a thing. We felt like the only people in the house. The room was lovely,...

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Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is around the corner from the main street, very close to many restaurants and shops, yet just far enough away from the crowd to offer a peaceful retreat. The owner was very friendly and put lots of effort into making the guesthouse beautiful and cozy. Breakfast was served in the courtyard with an amazing view of the mountains...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

De Alchemist is a gem of a Guesthouse located right in the heart of Franschoek. The hotel is colonial in style and feels like you're living in a Forest Gump dream! It's great value and the staff are lovely. Get the Loft Room if you can!

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crisluce2014, General Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear valued guest Thank you for choosing us as your preferred accommodation in Franschhoek. It was our pleasure having you as our guests. Warm greetings from management and the staff. Nadia Ihle

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a weekend for a wedding in the area. We had a room on the ground floor at the front of the building but there is hardly any traffic so this is fine. Great location and nice breakfast.

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crisluce2014, General Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Guest Management and the staff would like to extent a warm thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are pleased we could be of service to you. Nadia and the team. Macaron Guesthouse (formerly De Alchemist)

Cape Town Central, South Africa
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The guesthouse is situated very central and in walking distance of everything you need during your visit. They've got beautiful outside areas where you can relax and hear the birds under beautiful big trees.

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Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights at the guest house, in the loft room, which had a bath tub, a small balcony, and a sitting area. Very nice garden, with two pools (though it was too cold to use them at this time of year). Super friendly staff, very good breakfast, and just a two minute walk to main street Franschhoek. Very...

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Zürich
Reviewed 8 October 2016

This wonderful Guesthouse is perfectly located in the pittoresk town of Franschhoek. The Room we had is spacious and decorated with lot of love! The Bathroom is little but in the big sleeping room is a free standing, beautiful bathtub. The host is very friendly and prepared us a delicate breakfast. I recommend this house 100% b

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crisluce2014, Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Petra It was indeed our pleasure being at your service and we are happy you have enjoyed your stay with us! From all the staff at De Alchemist Guesthouse. Christopher.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The story of 'De Alchemist'. Cafe in Ghent, Belgium - Guesthouse in Franschhoek, South Africa During the Spring of 2013, Yves & Martine decided to start a new adventure by opening a nice little cafe in the old medieval town of Ghent, Belgium. They called it 'De Alchemist'. Because the place was so popular, Adrian and Emma - their 2 youngest children - also started working at the bar and it became a beautiful family business. On the wave of happiness and adventure, Yves and Martine took things one step further. During a short holiday in South Africa, they decided to buy a let down bed & breakfast and started another big adventure. Thanks to the ideas of Martine and the hands of Yves, the guesthouse turned into a beautiful oasis of peace and quiet in the beautiful wine valley of Franschhoek. Franschhoek - food and wine capital of South Africa ... more   less 

Additional Information about de Alchemist Guesthouse

Address: 28 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Auberge Bligny)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: ₹ 7,627 - ₹ 8,788 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Room 7 is stunning!”
 of 5 bubbles S_Fowler_London, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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“We stayed in a queen room with a fireplace which was great for winter”
 of 5 bubbles Maria_Dee123, 22 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Room 8 is very spacious and relatively private.”
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