Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse
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walk about town w local historian lunch at the salmon bar dinner at ryan's kitchen weather chilly and occasional rain
This mornings breakfast like all other mornings consisted of fresh fruit, juice, muesli and yogurt, eggs, bacon, sausage, and toast. Could also have sweet rolls and cheese but need a bigger pouch. After breakfast we headed towards Stellenbosch a much larger town than Franschhoek. Along the way we stopped at the Boschendal wine estate. The grounds …
Went outside this morning and my car was being wiped off from the overnight dew. Getting spoiled very fast. After another large and delicious breakfast, we headed out for Franschhoek. The drive again was through a carpet of wildflowers. This time we got some pictures. Took the Franschhoek Pass into the valley to The Akademie Street Guest House. We …
Our second continent and a very exciting time because we were in Africa to live, volunteer and watch the World Cup! But this is all in the future though as, firstly, we had a week in Cape Town to kill and celebrate our first wedding anniversary!
Our arrival was greeted by one of the most amazing sunsets either of us had ever seen as we took our …
... recommended by Kate and it is indeed lovely with great food. However, again due to the rain and cloud, we unfortunately were not able to see the wonderful view - but we knew it was there. :) Jim was given a personal, private tour of their wine making facilities, and got to taste what will be released as their Verdict 2015 vintage. The wineries, breweries and all the tastings were wonderful. We certainly are not lacking ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guesthouse Franschhoek
We have just returned from a 3 week vacation in South Africa, and we definitely left our hearts in Akademie Street!
A unique spot
We spent two nights in Oortuiging cottage and I can't recommend this spot highly enough.
We had a beautiful private garden with plunge pool where we spent our first evening, it rained for entire second day - which gave us an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful interior of the cottage.
The breakfast was excellent. Katherine and Arthur were both very helpful and provided tailored tips on which wine farms to visit and where to eat - all of their recommendations were spot on.
The location is excellent - a short and very safe stroll to the village centre, but in a very quiet neighbourhood.
We stayed in the Oortuiging cottage for our stay. We spent four nights there.
Beautiful accommodation, highly recommended.
You could have the perfect day and not even have to leave your room.
Excellent hosts and a very tasty breakfast!
A word of advice to those who tire of 5 star deluxe hotels........
Great place to stay. Relaxing and wonderfully looked after. Recommended!
Best in Franschhoek
My husband and I stayed only one night in Franschhoek--so glad we chose Akademie Street. We cannot wait to return. Exquisite cottages and the friendliest hosts--Arthur and Katherine were warm and welcoming but also gave us our space. Cannot recommend strongly enough--charming, peaceful, perfect.
After reading the excellent reviews on here, we booked Akademie street for our stay in March. We were absolutely delighted with the accommodation, service, and location of the property. Franchhoek is a beautiful little town with some of the most amazing restaurants in the Cape.
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I would echo the views of the above review. We stayed on a damp and dull September day (so didn't venture into the pool!) but the hospitality was extremely warming. Arthur, as the ex-mayor of Franschhoek, knows a thing or two about the area, and has excellent recommendations.
We stayed in the little cottage, which was the size of a small house, and with such comforts as CD and DVD players, fully stocked kitchen, complementary drinks and nibbles, wireless broadband access, loads of outdoor (a pool for each cottage)and indoor space and a breakfast big enough for any appetite had an extremely pleasant stay. Our only regret-not staying longer!
One of the best places ever!
This is one of the most beautiful places we have ever stayed in.It is five star accommodation without doubt.I am posting photographs as I think they make the point far better than I can.
Arthur and Kathryn are excellent but unobtrusive hosts with a wealth of knowledge and advice should you wish to take it.
There may be cheaper places to stay but it is great value for money with luxurious and tasteful accommodation,complimentary mini bar and laundry and excellent breakfasts.
There are three separate cottages.Each self contained with its own pool.