Leeu House

Leeu House

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#7 of 19 hotels in Franschhoek
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Located in the heart of Franschhoek village, Leeu House provides a private oasis of comfort and luxury, set in serene and secluded gardens, from which to explore the many attractions of the village and the surrounding valley. Guests can also relax at the 15-metre heated swimming pool.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Golf course
Babysitting
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Personal trainer
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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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 TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
5.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Trendy
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa

Location

12 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
Getting there
Good for walkers
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westcoastcat wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A small boutique hotel, with exceptional service, Leeu house is located in the heart of Franschhoek, just a short walk away from some world class restaurants where we had outstanding meals.
The staff at Leeu house go above and beyond to provide exceptional service and little touches like fresh flowers and complimentary wine and hand made snacks in the room were very much appreciated. There are just a few rooms and a nice sized pool and garden for relaxing in after a day of wine tasting.
The breakfast was included and was outstanding with the best croissants and pastries outside of Paris. Their freshly squeezed juices were delicious and they had a wide choice of cooked options from waffles served with berries, to avo toast to eggs Benedict.

There is a complimentary transfer to their sister property Leeu Estates, which in my opinion is an even more wonderful place to stay if you want a little more space and endless views of the surrounding valley. As a guest of Leeu House there is a complimentary wine tasting at the Mullineux & Leeu Wine Studio which was great. Of the 6 wines we tried, my favourites were their Mullieneux Old vines white as well as their award winning Leeu Passant Chardonnay, which had a depth and character that was remarkable.
As guest of Leeu house you can make use of both properties and the gym and spa are both located at the Estates. Leeu House has free bikes for guests to use, so we rode bikes between the two properties passing by many beautiful vineyards (such as Mont Rochelle owned by Richard Branson).
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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StuJen_13 wrote a review Jun 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the perfect location to stay while in Franschhoek. Situated on the main road it’s within 10-15 minutes walk to pretty much everything located in the town itself.

The grounds, rooms and artwork are stunning and are immaculately presented. Breakfast was excellent, it was lovely to sit outside in the garden area to enjoy.

Staff were very efficient at booking restaurants and the complimentary shuttle service was an added bonus plus the drivers were very personable.

The only thing that could be slightly improved upon is that the staff other than the drivers weren’t as personable as they could have been and a more informal atmosphere would be beneficial.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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lauraasample wrote a review Jan 2020
Boston, Massachusetts
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Leeu House is situated towards the top end of Hugenout road in Franschhoek. It is a beautifully maintained guest house with wonderful staff. It offers both privacy and quiet while being situated on the main road of Franschhoek where many restaurants, bars and shops are. It is a short bike ride or drive away from Leeu Estate, where you have access to the gym, pool, etc (note there is also a pool at Leeu House). There is a shuttle car service available at short notice and the drivers were great. The staff were fantastic and were able to help us with some meal reservations, as we had not properly prepared! Would absolutely stay here again if we revisit the area.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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thecritic_46 wrote a review Feb 2020
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Leeu House is an exceptional small hotel in a perfect location for a stay in Franschhoek & the Winelands. The hotel is beautifully appointed including a lovely garden with pool, and is managed by friendly and efficient management. Our room was very comfortable and the complimentary wine and gifts most welcome. Breakfast for a small hotel was particularly good and offered a wide & varied choice. Secure parking of our hire care (including last day cleaning) was very helpful. Overall a high quality hotel offering a first class stay. There was nothing not to like.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Robert M wrote a review Jan 2024
New York City, New York
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On the positive side, the hotel impresses with meticulous maintenance, quirky art, and exceptional gardens and pool areas. The service is strong, with attentive staff anticipating our needs, offering surprises like personalized cocktails, and proactively handling dinner reservations.

However, our experience was marred by Room #6, located between the pool restroom and breakfast/outdoor bar space. Lacking unshaded windows and with tub windows bordering a public area, the room compromised privacy. Despite complaints, the issue persisted, leading to an offer to move us to another property. Opting to keep our short stay uninterrupted, we stayed put.

In summary, Leeu House is a great hotel, but Room #6 detracts from the experience. Potential guests should request or condition their booking to avoid this room. Upgrading to a higher room category is advisable. Despite the setback, I hope to return in the future.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid room #6 at all costs, no views, common foot traffic, noise.
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K_H_Germany wrote a review Jan 2020
Germany
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This boutique-style hotel is ideally located on Huguenot Road in Franschhoek, within walking distance to many great restaurants, art galleries and boutiques. We had a lovely and spacious deluxe room with a very comfortable bed and a patio. The air conditioning worked well and was rather silent. The hotel has a nice pool area and is beautifully decorated with South African art. Breakfast and lunch (only available for hotel guests) were also quite good. Spa and gym facilities are located at the sister property, Leeu Estates (a complimentary shuttle service is available). The staff was very warm and friendly. We will definitely return to Leeu House during our next stay in Franschhoek.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Curtis N wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the place to stay, 1000%! The staff are incredible, accommodating and so friendly. Nothing was out of the question, they cater to your every need and make you feel comfortable and welcomed. Highly recommend staying here, location is perfect and walkable to everywhere. Rooms are extremely cozy and luxurious, the grounds are immaculate.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Emily R wrote a review Jun 2023
Charlotte, North Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Of the 7 places we stayed in while visiting SA, Leeu House was our favorite. We stepped into the lobby and they seated us in front of the fire with a glass of champagne. They took our keys and retrieved our bags and placed them in our room. Every detail mattered to the staff and we felt so cared for. Their turndown service was the best, and the underfloor heating in the bathroom is so perfect for cold rainy days. The room was beautiful, the bed was comfortable, and we had everything we needed. The hotel itself is situated in a very walkable area in Franschhoek and we felt safe walking to grab a drink. When we had plans for dinner on the estate they provided a private driver for a reasonable amount that was billed directly to our room. We enjoyed Epice, and La Petit Colombe, (both part of the property) both were beautiful dinners.
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Date of stay: May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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JLye wrote a review Apr 2023
Worldwide
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a great experience at Leeu House, which is very conveniently located in Franschhoek next to many good restaurants and bars. We stayed for 2 nights in a large, well-equipped room with all the amenities you'd expect from a small boutique hotel at this level. There's a pool with comfortable loungers (they provide the sun cream) , and a restaurant area where breakfast is served. I found the hot breakfast menu offered to be perfectly fine, offering a nice choice of options.

They offer a limited menu for dinner in the restaurant, but there are so many wonderful restaurants in and around Franschhoek that it was not an issue at all.

We wanted to try out the wine tram while in Franschhoek, which is well worth doing. The tram ticket office is just a few minutes' walk away from the hotel, and a free shuttle bus takes you from the ticket office to the tram if you don't want to drive (why would you?).

I would certainly stay at Leeu House again. The staff were just lovely and so helpful when my other half was ill for a day and confined to quarters. Nothing was too much trouble for them. If you're reading this, thank you all.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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GFTACarol wrote a review Feb 2020
Dunfermline, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was our first visit to Franschhoek and sadly not quite long enough at only 2 nights. Leeu House is first class. If you like small and beautiful then this will suit you. Only 12? rooms finished to a high standard with an excellent bathroom. Staff very friendly and eager to help and please. We couldn’t fault it based on our experience. Excellent location on the main street so very well located for an afternoon/evening stroll and transport service available for nearby visit to restaurants etc.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Answer from HarveyCapeTown
Cape Town470 contributions473 helpful votes
Hi Peter, There are no public transport options for you to get from the city to Franschhoek, unless you catch the City Sightseeing hop on hop off bus that starts in the city and goes there via Bloubergstrand, and then just not return to the city, but it's expensive and unlikely that their one departure per day will coincide with your time of disembarking. Your best option, if you don't want to hire a car, is to use Uber. It's the most cost effective and doesn't have to be booked in advance. If you do want to book in advance you can use any of the regular shuttle companies like City Shuttles (0827071135), Centurion (021 934 8281) or Sport24HRS (021 447 4444). They will all quote you a fixed price for the drive to Franschhoek. They will also pick you up again for your return trip to the airport. Enjoy your stay in my beautiful country.
afitz45 asked a question Jan 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio7 contributions
Do you provide a blow dryer in each room?
Answer from Caroline J
Good morning, yes indeed we do. Kind regards, Caroline Johnson Director of Operations Quality Control Leeu Collection
Dee Tanur asked a question Nov 2016
Cape Town, South Africa
Is there a gym in your hotel
Answer from MatthewLeeuEstates
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Dear 510330, Leeu House unfortunately does not have a gym, however our sister property found next door, Le Quartier Francais, has a small gym on the property. Our flagship property, Leeu Estates, offers a large fully equipped gym with complementary transfers from Leeu House.
Jeremy J asked a question Aug 2016
Killara, Australia61 contributions15 helpful votes
Hi can we get an extra bed in a room if needed Cheers Jeremy
Answer from judith_cutler
Cirencester, United Kingdom107 contributions75 helpful votes
I can't imagine a more helpful hotel, so contact them direct.
FAA1996 wrote a tip 3 Jun
Fort Lauderdale, Florida887 contributions319 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose room type or view accordingly. You get what you pay for."
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Renato Gama wrote a tip Apr 2024
Sao Paulo, SP679 contributions95 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I always parks the car in front of the hotel, but they a parking place on the back and always staff for picking it up really fast!"
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Grainne O Sullivan wrote a tip Mar 2024
London, United Kingdom2 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make sure to do the complimentary wine tasting at the Great Heart Wines right next door"
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SwannFee wrote a tip Feb 2024
Geneva, Switzerland9 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make a reservation in the restaurant LA PETITE COLOMBE."
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Robert M wrote a tip Jan 2024
New York City, New York107 contributions126 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid room #6 at all costs, no views, common foot traffic, noise."
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PRICE RANGE
₹39,325 - ₹48,009 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leeu House
What are some of the property amenities at Leeu House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Leeu House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Leeu House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Leeu House?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Leeu House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and yoga classes during their stay.
Does Leeu House have airport transportation?
Yes, Leeu House offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Leeu House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Leeu House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Does Leeu House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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