Franschhoek Lodging -- Need Help w/Short List

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Mar 23rd, 2006, 11:55 AM
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Franschhoek Lodging -- Need Help w/Short List

I am trying to make a decision on my two nights in Franschhoek at the beginning of June.

First place I hoped to stay KLEIN OLIPHANTS HOEK is closed in June

http://www.kleinoliphantshoek.co.za...sh/homepage.htm

Next place I hoped to stay was one of PLUMWOOD INN'S self catering cottages (HOUSE GIVERNY) but it has a one-week minimum.

www.plumwoodinn.com/

Now, I have gotten my short list down to:

1. PLUMWOOD INN -- one of their rooms
www.plumwoodinn.com/

2. AKADEMI STREET GUESTHOUSES (Oortuiging House)
http://www.aka.co.za/oortuiging.htm

3. LA FONTAINE GUESTHOUSE (the Vine Suite -- a Courtyard unit)
http://www.lafontainefranschhoek.co.za/index.htm

I "think" all three are in walking distance of the village. They are all moderately priced. I have definitely read nice things about the Plumwood Inn (I know it gets KAVEY'S vote!), and also about Akademi Street Guesthouses. It just seems there are so many self catering types of accommodations in Franschhoek for the same price as a B&B room, that it might be the way to go.

All of these options will be no more than R750/night ($125 USD).

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Mar 23rd, 2006, 12:49 PM
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Hi ALadyNCal:

We stayed at the Akademie Guest Houses in February for 2 nights, and really enjoyed our stay. We found Arthur & Katherine to be delightful hosts - they did our laundry at no charge, and they provided a small bottle of champagne to enjoy by your private (8'x8')pool! We stayed at the same house you mentioned. The link below shows a couple of pictures of the grounds and house, if you're interested. One slight word of caution - the houses were built in c1860, and people were shorter then! My DH is 6'3, and he did bump his head a couple of times. It is definatley within walking distance to town -we did it several times. And breaksfast is great!
I would double check on the price you were given, however. It was R1600/night when we were there.

http://www.kodakgallery.com/I.jsp?c=...&h=1&y=-6stxvx

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Mar 23rd, 2006, 01:03 PM
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Great info ~~ thanks Their website lists R850/night for low season -- so a tad higher than I remembered. I haven't directly inquired yet. It looks really cute tho!
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Mar 26th, 2006, 02:30 PM
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Is anyone familiar with LA FONTAINE GUESTHOUSE? Thanks
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