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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
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Memphis, Tennessee
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“Franshhoek,Stellenbosch,Capetown; Luxury,Luxury,Luxury& Great Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

We visited Cape Town,April 1-8 2012 for an Easter vacation; a decision we made on March 26th. With little time and little knowledge,we turned to Trip Advisor reviews and found www. Winedesk .co.za whom we used for help with all our arrangements.
Winedesk.co.za was/is efficient, reliable, helpful, patient and flexible. Ligia, the director is awesome and we were happy with all arrangements. On such short notice she was able to prepare an itinerary and make bookings based on the number of days in SA and our interests. She booked our hotels, tours, drivers, wine visits, restaurants, and arranged for airport pickup, which was great given that we arrived at midnight after 31 hrs. of travel. Once we got to Cape Town, she refined our itinerary as necessary. Highly, highly recommended. Use Winedesk.co.za
First, we stayed at The Radisson Blu in Cape Town and had a room overlooking the Ocean. The hotel is perfectly situated in that it is on the ocean, a few minutes walk to the V&A waterfront or you can use the hotel shuttle. The staff were great,and went out of their way to be helpful, including taking us to the waterfront before the scheduled shuttle,buying us tickets online to Table Mountain and helping us avoid the long lines,making restaurant bookings etc.
The breakfast buffet was lavish, and fresh and the made to order omelets etc perfect.. On the second morning the breakfast cook, Charlotte, a wonderful woman remembered what I had and how I liked it, wow!!.
We did a Peninsular tour with David, arranged through the Winedesk, and he was patient, kind, fun , and well prepared. He even brought a cooler with water for our trip.
Next, we did a two day wine tour and spent one night in Stellenbosch and another night in Franschhoek, again arranged by Ligia from Winedesk. Wayne our guide and driver was interesting, passionate about wines, flexible and knowledgeable about the area, the wineries, restaurants etc. He was helpful in guiding us on selections for tastings and steering us to wineries .
In Stellenbosch , we stayed at Majeka House , a beautifully designed, relaxing property.Dinner at Majeka House was excellent and perhaps the best in all our travels around the globe. The spa was heavenly, and we appreciated Lloyd the owner stopping by to chat with us during breakfast.(hope you make that RV trip across the US)
Next we stayed at Akademie in Franschhoek and was greeted by Hazel and shown to our mansion, Gelatenheid for the night , complete with our private pool in a gorgeous garden setting, and an outdoor tub on our second floor wrap around balcony. Wines, beers, liquors, snacks champagne, etc. were all complementary and having an outdoor soak with candles and champagne is truly magnificent.Breakfast was great and owner Katherine was interesting, wonderful and we were pleased to learn that all the paintings in our accommodations were done by her dad.Enormous attention to details, privacy and amenities describe this property.
Not to be missed were lunches at Clos Malverne in Stellenbosch and La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek . La Petite Ferme has the best wine tour and tastings ever by the owner followed by an awesome lunch and magnificent views.
While we enjoyed all and many wineries, we felt that the setting at Ernie Els was best..
Throughout our stay, we received great customer service from all the South Africans that we interacted with; kind,courteous and helpful is how we would describe them all

Room Tip: Gelatenheid is a large two story home with outdoor tub and private pool and worth the money if you c...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

This was a first visit to the Akademie Street hotel and it lived up to its incredible reviews. We stayed in the Vreugde room which boasts a private plunge pool and bed bigger than the average London flat. The accommodation was perfect. It's clear a lot of thought has gone into every detail to make sure the stay is as comfortable as possible. The space outside the room was beautiful and we were brought breakfast to have on our patio the following morning. The food was delicious and the service impeccable.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2012

This was our second visit to Akademie Street and it was just as good as we remembered. Our room was Vreugde, with a beautiful little garden and pool, so peaceful. The breakfasts are served in the courtyard and so good. There are so many little extras, as well as very stylish rooms with all amenities. Everyone is so friendly with helpful advice about what to see and where to eat, many restaurants being only a few minutes walk away. We cannot wait to go back for another visit.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

A really very nice and tranquil place where the staff go out of their way to look after you. The accommodation is great and the pool area really is much lovelier in real life than the photos suggest. We stayed in Uitsig which was spacious and has a good terrace with a mountain view. Franschhoek itself is a quiet little town more popular with older couples from my experience and the style of this boutique hotel is reflective of this. That said the staff are so nice I am sure they would try their best to accommodate all travellers. In particular I should mention the breakfast here which was the best we had in South Africa. Franschhoek is an easy place in which to park but we had off street parking in any event. The wifi works a treat.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 March 2012

We spent 3 nights here in Jan 2012, our first time in Franschhoek. Couldn`t have asked for a better experience. The location is fantastic, basically 3 blocks from the main street in town, where you will spend most of your time in restaurants/bars/shops etc, but far enough removed to remain quiet and comfortable. The quality of the accommodation is just superb, we stayed in the largest house, Gelatenheid, which was definitely worth it! Completely detached 2 floor house, with private pool, gardens and off street parking. Very spacious and comfortable, all amenities are complimentary, including laundry (a first for me), and use of a mobile phone. Outdoor bath also a first. The breakfast each morning was probably the best ive ever had, home made museli, a platter of fresh fruit, yoghurt, toast and juice. Arthur, Katherine and Hazel were great hosts, and very knowledgeable about the best wineries and tastings in Franschhoek. Couldn`t recommend it more highly.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Address: 5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Price range (per night): ₹ 22,267 - ₹ 35,871
Hotel Class:5 star — Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Number of rooms: 6 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House in Franschhoek offers luxury five star accommodation in five unique buildings all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village in the heart of the Cape wine lands. There are four swimming pools and four gardens. This hotel and guest house is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed ... more   less 
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