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We arrived at Akademie Street after a 4 night stay in Cape Town .First impressions were of a charming and beautiful colonial Dutch house in a shady leafy street . We were greeted by Arthur ( and Anna the lab.) who showed us to our...More
I wrote a glowing review of Akademie Street on Trip Advisor a year ago when my family and I stayed in Franschhoek for 3 nights. When my wife and I decided to return to the Western Cape for another short vacation this year, the whole...More
It was such a pleasure to discover Akademie Street - this is really a case of getting what you pay for. Every aspect of the stay is well thought out - from the excellent breakfast to the quality of the accommodation to the inclusive touches...More
Having read all the reviews we were determined to stay at Akademie Street even though we could only get one night. It lived up to all expectations and more. The attention to detail was extraordinary without being fussy. Katherine, Arthur and Hazel were not only...More
My husband and I have travelled a lot for at least 20 years. This B&B has got to be one of the best ever. The staff and owners could not have done more to make you welcome. Every thing was thought out - so much...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Refrigerator in room
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US$ 289 - US$ 524 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#1 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#1 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
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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.
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