Le Quartier Français

Berg and Wilhelmina Sts., Franschhoek, Western Cape, 7690, South Africa

Part of the Relais & Châteaux group, this classy guesthouse exuding privacy and peace is a Winelands favorite: rooms in two-story whitewashed cottages face a pool deck and central garden exploding with flowers. Decor is vibrant with an emphasis on comfort. Upstairs rooms have timber beams and mountain views, and suites have private pools. Chf Margot Janse and her team aren't resting on their laurels on the cuisine side, either at the Tasting Room or the more relaxed Garden Room. Either way you aren't likely to be disappointed—unless you don't make reservations. Favorites from the Garden Room menu include the squid-ink-and-lemon risotto, tandoori quail, and suckling pig casserole with chorizo and white beans. Breakfast in the Garden Room is a fabulous way to start your day. It includes small jars of buffalo-milk yogurt, an array of fruit, and some of the best eggs Benedict in the area.

PROS

  • many children's activities in the area
  • an in-house treatment room
  • screening room for moviegoers
  • cooking classes with Margot Janse

CONS

  • pricey
  • home will seem very dull
  • the food is so good, you might leave a few pounds heavier

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 021-876–2151
Website: www.lqf.co.za

HOTEL DETAILS

13 rooms, 8 suites
Rate Includes: Credit cards accepted Breakfast

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