La Petite Ferme

La Petite Ferme

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4.5
#13 of 19 hotels in Franschhoek
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.5 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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On the side of a mountain, overlooking the Franschhoek valley, stands La Petite Ferme boutique hotel, country style restaurant and boutique Winery. La Petite Freme's accommodation is set among vineyards on a working wine farm and all boast magnificent views. We have a variety of suites to suit any traveler, from the family holiday to the honeymoon couple in need of a luxurious experience. Beautifully appointed rooms are warm and cosy for cold, wet winters and equally air conditioned and cool for hot summers, where a dip in the pool is a welcome respite from the midday sun. Come and enjoy the genuine warmth of our hospitality, delicious country style cuisine and luxurious boutique style suits.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Babysitting
Highchairs available
Public wifi
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Meeting rooms
Full body massage
Massage
24-hour security
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Fireplace
Minibar
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Classic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

Location

Pass Road, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 39 out of 100
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Sara D wrote a review Feb 2024
West Wickham, United Kingdom197 contributions118 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Having discussed various things with the very approachable management, I hesitate to discuss them publicly because it would sound like complaints. We stayed in the beautiful brand new block of rooms overlooking the pool, with the amazing views. Had a fabulous time, one thing I would say, is that unless you are on a tour, do hire a car.
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Date of stay: February 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Lizelle L, Marketing at La Petite Ferme
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Sara D, Thank you so much for your kind review! We’re delighted to hear that you had a fabulous time and enjoyed our beautiful new rooms with the amazing views. We appreciate your understanding and are always here to discuss any concerns to ensure the best experience for our guests. Thank you also for the helpful tip about hiring a car – it’s great advice for future visitors. We hope to welcome you back soon! Warm regards, The La Petite Ferme Team
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Cathy M wrote a review Feb 2020
Guildford, United Kingdom45 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment of arriving to when we left - 4 hours later - it was sublime. The weather helped of course but the setting overlooking the valley to the mountains beyond is stunning. Every member of staff we encountered was courteous and helpful. Lunch was as relaxed as it can get with beautifully presented, delicious food. With a choice of 2 or 3 course menu prices, which in our opinion were very good value, there are no nasty surprises. At some of the Fine Dining establishments down in the town we would have spent twice as much and without the view. Fab.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Dani U wrote a review Apr 2020
Ottawa457 contributions282 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The suite was lovely with an amazing view of the vineyards and mountains. The room was combined with a living space and the bathroom was large with stand alone bath also overlooking the magnificent view. Very private villa, with our own small splash pool. Think you must ask for the renovated separate villas. Ours was called Provençal.

La Petite Ferme is not within walking distance of Franschhoek (3 miles approx.. and there is no complimentary shuttle, we had to pay $20US + tip to go into town and back. Because our room was so lovely and didn’t want to pay another $20US, we decided to have dinner there. The reviews I had read were spilt, I knew it wasn’t the best restaurant in the area but decided to be lazy and stay on sight. Mistake! Really not good…less than average. As starters, the goat cheese puffs…look for the almost non existent goat cheese…served with pieces of nut toffee? So bad…rarely had something in such poor taste! My husband had the fish cakes…nothing special. As main the beef was tender and my venison was below average. We skipped the desserts, we had had enough of bad food by then! In retrospect we should have gone to Foliage…same chef as the restaurant Dash were we had the best meal during our whole trip in SA.

Walking back from the hotel restaurant to our villa was very treacherous. There were no lights, very dangerous…We simply couldn’t see were we were going…sometimes walking into a bush. Please, for the security of your guests do put minimal lighting along the pathways…you could get inexpensive solar ones…might just be saving you a costly liability suit in the future.

At the reception some didn’t seem to care whether we were served or not…The receptionist, never made the telephone call to check when the driver was picking us up the next morning, although we had asked her to check on this as the contract was between the travel agency and the hotel. When this lady’s shift was finished, luckily the night shift young man at the reception did a great job checking into it for us.

High marks for the room not so much for the rest.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Ask for a renovated villa...our was named Provençal...lovely!
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Liz27 wrote a review Nov 2020
Cape Town, South Africa33 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed in the veranda suite for two nights and had a fantastic stay. From our entry at the security gate, to the front desk, restaurant and concierge - staff were incredibly helpful and professional, checking in with us throughout to ensure that we had everything we needed and were enjoying our stay.
We enjoyed the welcome drink on arrival and the fruit bowl in the room was a nice touch. The room itself was large and well equipped and furnished. I am told that their recently refurbished vineyard suites are even better. We had a lovely view of the mountains and vineyards.
The hotel currently offers a very attractive reopening package on their website that includes breakfast and dinner (both of which were incredible). Due to Covid safety measures, each guest receives their own “buffet” breakfast filled with fruit, cold meats, cereals and pastries together with a selection of made to order hot breakfasts - we tried different ones (including salmon frittata and eggs benedict, all of which were delicious).
I only wish we could have stayed longer!
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aly wrote a review Feb 2023
Brooklyn, New York21 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Tried to have a romantic getaway for our last night in Cape Town. Arrived to a pool filled with leaves and toilet paper on the floor outside. A dirty ice bucket filled with warm water was left for us to which we were told “must have melted” yet there was one cold reusable water bottle, clearly left from the previous guests cold while the “complimentary” wine, gin, tonic, soda and other water were all room temperature. After walking to the reception to look at the wine list as it is not provided in the room, we also ordered a salad and pasta. Our salad arrived without dressing or the chicken ordered. The staff seemed progressively annoyed by us pointing out how things were not cleaned in our room such as how the person who came to skim the pool in front of us (just what every guest wants at $600/night) noticed that there was not a second pool towel left for us as they only left the one unused one from the previous guest. We checked in at 3 PM. This is unacceptable. Oh but management will not be back until tomorrow, of course.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid if you would like a clean accommodation that is cleaned between guests.
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Roger H wrote a review Feb 2023
glasgow,scotland369 contributions277 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Having booked 4 nights here it was with some trepidation we read quite a few negative reports here. We spent 4 nights in a large and comfortable Manor House suite, every member of staff we interacted with was friendly and helpful. All our breakfast were good quality and plentiful, served either in the conservatory dining room or outside. On arrival one of the managers asked for our preferences for dining and arranged 2 very good lunches elsewhere , one was outstandingly good. The hotel uses a taxi firm which was prompt and efficient, added to the room bill and paid on departure.
There were perhaps a couple of housekeeping issues but certainly nothing serious. Having eaten here a few years ago we would have graded it then as good fine dining, now I think it would be fair to say it’s more good gastropub type food. The menu is unchanging all season but as people dine around and wouldn’t perhaps eat here more than once that doesn’t matter. There is many many dining options in town, no matter how many nights you stay, and people come up from town to dine here.
All in all given the dining options and ease of arranging them we would hesitate to stay again, the view must be amongst the best in the area.
I hope this might put future guests minds at rest!
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Date of stay: February 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Riaan Kruger, Other at La Petite Ferme
Responded 21 Feb 2023
Dear StRobear, Thank you for the feedback and thank you for contacting me to point out your review was meant to read ..." we wouldn't hesitate to stay again..." which we were very glad to hear. Thank you for the constructive feedback and we are discussing options with the head chef for our long stay guests and a dish of the day will be implemented to address this challenge. The menu will also highlight more seasonal dishes going forward. Thanks again for your constructive feedback and getting in touch. All the best and hope to see you again should you visit the Winelands in future. Warmest regards, Riaan
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Liz27 wrote a review Jan 2022
Cape Town, South Africa33 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our third stay at La Petite Ferme and every visit has been wonderful. This time we stayed in the La Petite suite, which is the smallest of their suites but offers excellent value for money and also has a great porch area for relaxing and soaking up the sun. Breakfast was excellent and a good variety of hot and cold options are available. A special thanks to Pieter from reception all his assistance and recommendations during our stay. The reasons we keep coming back are the breathtaking views and wonderful service.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ramishaban wrote a review Mar 2020
Ashburton, New Zealand63 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The table for our group of 10 was superbly set up with the best service and flexibility
The food was delicious and variety wide to cater to any taste. The wine especially bottled for the restaurant is extremely perfect for any type of food.
An extraordinary experience
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CliveV - The Galloping Glutton. wrote a review Jul 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa470 contributions136 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hotel is located in Franschoek, one of the best wine growing estates in the wider Cape Town area.
Franschoek is approximately 90kms/56miles from Cape Town and is known for the wine estates as well as some superb restaurants.
Whilst the La Ferne hotel is excellent, I have not stayed there so I cannot really comment, the restaurant was an extreme disappointment.
In a hotel such as this and at the prices they charge you would expect the food to be very good or at least good.
Unfortunately we were very disappointed, of the 4 dishes we ordered three were very average although the one diner said theirs was good.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Robert C wrote a review Apr 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed over for one night and had dinner. In the restaurant the food and service were extremely good.
I am afraid the hotel was well below the standard expected.
The internal telephone didn’t work, so impossible to speak to the Reception. The log fire went out and we had no ability to relight, because we couldn’t call for matches or fire lighters. The heated floor in the bathroom did not work. Hot water bottles were unavailable and the room was extremely cold. The only redeeming feature was the view (spectacular).
So all rather disappointing.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Check the hotel room before checking in.
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Answer from Brion C
Miami, Florida576 contributions42 helpful votes
Sorry it has taken me a few days to respond - I think it's probably a 2-3 mile walk into town and the wine train is almost smack in the middle of town. And it's not that easy of a walk; the first hall is along a pretty busy road with lots of fast traffic. I think it would be easier and safer to take a cab. The hotel office is closed starting early evening so it can be a little hard to arrange for a cab unless you reserve it early. It's a great hotel, just not that convenient to the downtown area.
solomon g asked a question Dec 2014
Greater Johannesburg, South Africa8 contributions5 helpful votes
I would like to make a booking for the 31st for Lunch for four. please advise avalability
mrsbrook wrote a tip Mar 2023
London, United Kingdom12 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Vineyard suites are amazing - views and private pool. We stayed in Provencal."
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Aly wrote a tip Feb 2023
Brooklyn, New York21 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid if you would like a clean accommodation that is cleaned between guests."
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kyle1924 wrote a tip Dec 2022
Winchester, United Kingdom13 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking available"
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Robert C wrote a tip Apr 2022
2 contributions2 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Check the hotel room before checking in."
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Dani U wrote a tip Apr 2020
Ottawa457 contributions282 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a renovated villa...our was named Provençal...lovely!"
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PRICE RANGE
₹22,558 - ₹28,156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Petite Ferme
Which popular attractions are close to La Petite Ferme?
Nearby attractions include First South African Perfume Museum (1.2 km), Glenwood Vineyards (5.0 km), and Franschhoek Pass (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Petite Ferme?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at La Petite Ferme?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Petite Ferme?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a free welcome drink during their stay.
Is parking available at La Petite Ferme?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Petite Ferme?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arkeste, La Petite Colombe, and Protege Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Petite Ferme?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Petite Ferme?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to La Petite Ferme?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (15.9 km).
Does La Petite Ferme have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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