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Akademie Street was truly the most beautiful place we have ever stayed. We have travelled throughout the world and my husband is quite talented at finding little gems along the way, but I have never seen or enjoyed somewhere so much!
Coming from a career...More
1 Thank Erin M
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded yesterday
Hi Erin M, Wow thanks for such a fabulous review - we are both embarrassed & delighted, at the same time! More importantly though, it's just great to hear that you loved your time with us and we really hope to see you back some...More
We have been coming to Akademie Street for 14 years and although there have been changes to the property, it is still welcoming, roomy and has all the comforts of home. Centrally located and peaceful surroundings. Helpful staff and attention to detail.More
Thank Kyra v
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 2 days ago
Hi Kyra v, It is always great to welcome back returning guests, especially yourselves, who have been coming back year after year - thank you so much. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us again and more importantly, that you loved the...More
This little gem, is in the heart of the village of Franschhoek, South Africa. A walkimg distance to the main street.
This was our second visit to this lovely boutique hotel after 6 years. It was an even better stay than our first!
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 4 days ago
Hi prits72, thank you so much for your very generous review. It truly is satisfying to receive such kind words from a returning guest! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and loved the many changes & upgrades from your previous stay!...More
Akademie Street is exceptional in many ways. Not only is it exquisitely decorated, the attention to detail to ensure the most comfortable stay is second to none. It is hands down the most beautiful place you can stay. From the rooms to the service, to...More
Thank Abbe L
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 6 days ago
Hi Abbe L, thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are thrilled that you loved time with us and hopefully we will see you back again soon. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
It's no coincidence that this is one of the best boutique hotels in the world. The place itself is spectacular; with the piano room, the roaring open fire in the evening, lovely pool area and rooms that literally have everything covered. However, it is the...More
Thank Samit D
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 1 week ago
Hi Samit D, thank you so much for such a generous review. It is so great to receive such kind words and gives us all such a boost -thank you. More importantly, it's just great to know that you loved Akademie & your time spent...More
Hi Michelle, It's Declan here from Akademie Street. Thanks for your enquiry. Hopefully, you will get some independent answers to your query, but let me just outline a few of the differences between Gelatenheid A & B. Both... More
Hi Michelle, It's Declan here from Akademie Street. Thanks for your enquiry. Hopefully, you will get some independent answers to your query, but let me just outline a few of the differences between Gelatenheid A & B. Both are similarly finished to the same high 5 star standards & in a similar style, but the ground floor - B is ever so slightly larger. It boasts a larger lounge area and has a kitchen. It also has it's own private external entrance & private parking bay. The big advantage with the upstairs suite, is obviously the balcony and of course the views! Whilst my own personal preference would be 'B' on the ground floor, early indications are that guests prefer the upstairs 'A' suite! But, as I say, hopefully, you will get some independent opinions. Kind Regards, Declan.
Hi Stephan N, thanks for your enquiry. As Gordon E stated, our main communal pool is electrically heated and can be set accordingly. I normally set it at 25 degrees, so in summer time it is atleast at this temperature... More
Hi Stephan N, thanks for your enquiry. As Gordon E stated, our main communal pool is electrically heated and can be set accordingly. I normally set it at 25 degrees, so in summer time it is atleast at this temperature - indeed given our summers here, it will be many degrees higher than that! Whilst this pool is heated all year round, in winter time, it may not feel like it! Currently, our 3 private pools are not heated, which obviously is not an issue in summer time and we find that not many want to use outdoor pools in the winter. We are, however currently looking at the possibility of heating these pools too. Kind Regards, Declan
Hi Jackie. My name is Declan and I am part of the new ownership team; there is only two of us. I am here on a day to day basis as we felt it important that we have an active presence over here. So I am over here full time... More
Hi Jackie. My name is Declan and I am part of the new ownership team; there is only two of us. I am here on a day to day basis as we felt it important that we have an active presence over here. So I am over here full time for better or for worse. The obvious answer to your question, from someone in my position answering it, would be of course we are maybe even better. But of course that would be arrogant and I am not the right person to answer your question. We certainly hope we are and we certainly strive to be. We want to be even better, if that is possible. I suggest that you check out our recent reviews and listen to the best and most important views - our guests. Our aim, always was and remains not change anything, from the name, the management team,the staff,the ethos and the entire Offer. Thankfully we have managed this and the exact team is still in place, doing the same great job. We have forged a great friendship with Arthur and Katherine and they still very much advise us on how to maintain and even improve on this great Offer they have left us with. Even Anna the dog is still a regular visitor to Akademie Street, need I say any more! Why would we choose to change a winning formula! We only try to implement subtle changes to improve the guests overall experience. We believe we have.
So in short, please check out our recent reviews on Tripadvisor and notice that from the very recent Tripadvisor awards we have managed to maintain Akademie Street's rightful position; actually improving in some of the categories.
And of course we would be delighted to welcome you once again to Akademie Street and let you judge us for yourself.