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Le Ballon Rouge

At a Glance

    Pros

  • central location
  • personal and attentive service
  • airport shuttle can be arranged

    Cons

  • few rooms available
  • children under 12 not allowed

Le Ballon Rouge Review

If you fancy being in the heart of the village, Le Ballon Rouge makes a good base. Here you're just a five-minute walk from galleries, restaurants, and the general buzz. The guesthouse—in a restored 1904 Victorian homestead—is both welcoming and relaxing. The rooms are individually decorated in a pleasing mix of traditional and contemporary; a brass bedstead sits in one room, a modern four-poster in another. The Owner's Suite, which can be yours despite the name, has a private deck and Jacuzzi with a mountain view—just the thing for a starry evening with a glass of Franschhoek's best. Private wine tours and safaris can be arranged.

    Hotel Details

  • 8 rooms, 2 suites.
  • Rate includes breakfast.
  • Credit cards accepted.

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