We had a wonderful few days in the luxurious Akademie Street Guest House. It is in a lovely quiet tree-lined street within easy walking distance of the Main Street in Franschoek and the Huguenot Museum in the town. Lots of lovely restaurants close by.
The proprietor,Declan and his staff could not be more welcoming and helpful. The hotel is spread over several adjoining buildings, radiating out from the reception and breakfast/pool area. The decor is elegant, quirky in some aspects and restrained in others, but overall in excellent taste, with the emphasis on comfort and luxury. There are some extremely thoughtful touches, such as free laundry and a pianist visiting in the evening who plays in the main reception room, while you lounge on one of the comfortable sofas, sipping your (free) G&T, flicking through the many magazines and books and mulling the next move on your South Africa journey. Cannot recommend this place highly enough.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Number of rooms: 7 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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