Macaron Boutique Guest House

Macaron Boutique Guest House

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Evening in our garden with mountain view
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4.5
#11 of 51 guest houses in Franschhoek
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
Macaron Boutique Guesthouse is a luxurious classic Victorian house conveniently located in the centre of Franschhoek. An oasis of comfort and relaxation the guesthouse offers beautiful luxury rooms, established gardens and two salt water swimming pools. Facilities like free Wi-Fi in all rooms and public areas, satellite television, parking, safes, crisp white bath robes, air conditioning rooms for you to enjoy. A perfect location for rest and relaxation. We are just a stone throw from the boasting high street Michelen Starred restaurants. Macaron Boutique Guesthouse combines warm hospitality with a lovely ambience to make your stay in Franschhoek memorable.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Adults only
24-hour security
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Fishing
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
Laundry service
Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Safe
Bottled water
Minibar
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Boutique
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu

Location

28 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
Getting there
Good for walkers
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John W wrote a review Jan 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa39 contributions38 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we started the process of booking our short stay at Macaron, we experienced exceptional service. Nadia leads a carefully selected and well trained team who all go out of their way to ensure your every need is met. The guesthouse is located in a quiet street but is only a short stroll away from the many fine dining restaurants and attractions of Franschhoek. The main house is a beautifully maintained Victorian building and the rooms are large and extremely well appointed with comfortable bedding and fully equipped bathrooms. The property is beautiful with two swimming pools and many relaxation spots to sit and enjoy the environment. Breakfast at Macaron is a treat and can be enjoyed indoors or in the garden if the weather permits.

All in all, we had a wonderful time and will most definitely return in the near future. Nadia, thanks to you and your team for all the arrangements you made to ensure our short time at Macaron was so enjoyable!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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earditi wrote a review Feb 2022
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I stayed at Macaron Guest House for 2 nights on our honeymoon. It was perfectly located right off the main road in Franschhoek, but very quiet as well, you could not tell that you were in the middle of the main area of town. The location was perfect as we were able to wait to the local coffee shop and dinner at night.

Not only was the location great, but Nadia and the other staff were so friendly and hospitable during our stay. The rooms were equipt with all the amenities one would need, and the nespresso machine was perfect to have an early coffee outside before breakfast.

Breakfast was also magnificent, as the tables were dressed in linen promptly at 8am, regardless of how many guests were staying. The food and service were also wonderful!

Lastly, I want to add that the overall appearance of the guesthouse was to die for! The indoor area was super trendy and minimalist, while the outdoor areas were prestinely kept and complimented the views of the surrounding mountains. Should we find ourselves in the area again, we will certainly be revisiting Macaron!
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Claudia D wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom34 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Macaron is the perfect boutique hotel situated in the middle of town albeit in a side street so that noise levels are very low. The place is historical and has a lot of charme & character, the rooms are tastefully decorated, the beds are comfortable and all amenities are available. Breakfast is served outside if the weather allows and is super tasty. Staff are very friendly and helpful - I can't recommend this place enough!!
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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lignum wrote a review Dec 2022
Hartley Wintney, United Kingdom226 contributions123 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
To start with the location is on a quiet road and private parking on the side. We had room 3 with a king sized bed, which was more like a suite with it's own French doors and chairs overlooking the 2nd garden and pool. It was perfect for us. Nadia, the manager, and her team were most accommodating with any requests we had. They couldn't have done more. Breakfasts were a cold buffet and freshly cooked eggs etc. The chefs and other staff managed well during any loadshedding. We didn't notice anything different. It was handy for us to have the Eskom loadshedding app for our month in SA so that we were prepared for lights out ! As others have said the B and B is very convenient to the High Street and many restaurants and shops within walking distance. We couldn't have asked for more. Thank you for everything Nadia.
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Date of stay: December 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Nicholas H wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom20,431 contributions1,031 helpful vote
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
What an idyllic place to stay. It’s just off Franschhoek’s main road, but it’s an
absolute oasis of peace and quiet, with beautiful views of the mountains. There are two small swimming pools, one near the main building and the other at the back of the property. The rooms are a good size and spotlessly clean with interesting furniture and decor. Breakfast was good, a simple cold buffet plus hot dishes cooked fresh to order. Staff are lovely, so friendly, nothing is too much trouble. The manager was exceptionally helpful. There’s limited off street parking. A pleasure to stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Netti Adam wrote a review Oct 2020
6 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved our stay at Macaron Boutique Guest House. The room was well decorated and spacious. The breakfasts were superb and the hosts very hospitable and friendly, offering great advice on what to experience and where to eat. Guest House very centrally situated, so in close walking proximity to many restaurants, shops and the Franschoek Wine tram. Although close to the centre of town, it was quiet, as one street back from the main street. We highly recommend the guest house and will definitely like to go back.
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Date of stay: September 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nadia Ihle, Other at Macaron Boutique Guest House
Responded 08 Oct 2020
Dear Netti Greetings from Macaron Boutique Guesthouse. Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are thrilled to receive such good news and are pleased you two have enjoyed your stay with us. It is heartwarming to learn our breakfast is still tops and that the Franschhoek valley have captured you during your visit One of main focus is to ensure you do not miss out on all the activities and many gems hence our recommendations comes with the greatest of pleasure. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Stay safe and take care. The Macaron Team.
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LizelDV wrote a review Jan 2022
Paarl, South Africa186 contributions33 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely little jewel in a quiet street with lots of magic and attention to detail. Loved the tiny little pink fresh flowers, fresh milk in the fridge, really good coffee, chocolate biscuits, thick, fluffy towels and robes. Beautiful bathroom with heavenly products and breakfast made with love and a warm smile. Thank You for a special treat, Nadia and team.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Make time to have a read under the trees, listening to the birds and soak in the peace and quiet.
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Sara1463 wrote a review Mar 2024
Boliqueime, Portugal24 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Macaron Guest House is located just off the Main Street in Franschhoek which is a perfect location for exploring the wine region. The guest house is set in the most beautiful gardens with a swimming pool and comfortable sun beds. Breakfast is freshly cooked for you every morning with a selection of fruits and breads too. Our room was perhaps not one of the nicest ones, situated closest to the entry gate, but we understand there are better rooms, so would have no hesitation in staying again. All in all we had a lovely stay and very good value for money too.
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Date of stay: February 2024
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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higpark wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spending time in Franschhoek is always a pleasure. The Macaron is ideally situated for all the Restaurants, shops and galleries. The contemporary decor of the room and the lovely gardens and pool area are a welcoming place to return to after a busy day wine and food tasting. A most delicious breakfast was served with a friendly smile. Definitely a place to return to and recommend do friends. Thank you!
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Nadia Ihle, Other at Macaron Boutique Guest House
Responded 13 Apr 2021
Dear Guest Greetings from Macaron Boutique Guesthouse. Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. We are thrilled to receive your positive feedback and it was our pleasure to be your host in the Frasnchhoek valley. It is heart warming to see our local visitors flocking to the Winelands and enjoying the Winelands! Our heartfelt gratitude for supporting us and our valley. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Warm regards, Nadia Ihle
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PaulFromTheLane wrote a review Jan 2020
Bromley, United Kingdom69 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Macaron is a lovely Victorian hotel with personal touches. Beautiful setting, two pools and a big room. Located one block off the Main Street, it is walking distance of everything in the village.

Breakfast was plentiful - whatever you wanted. Service during the whole two day stay was great.

Perfect all round. Thanks to Nadia and all the staff.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Anne A wrote a tip Mar 2024
17 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking onsite Close to all facilities Lovely staff"
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Dave Singleton wrote a tip Feb 2024
Leyland, United Kingdom50 contributions34 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book early, it is a truly wonderful guest house under great management"
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Fearless43595912071 wrote a tip Jan 2024
West Sussex, United Kingdom6 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay in the loft room no 7 if you want to shower in the morning!"
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Edward D wrote a tip Nov 2023
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Er is parking voorzien aan dz guest house. Centrum (incl wekelijkse markt) is op wandelafstand met tientallen restaurants en bars."
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MichaelSHolywood wrote a tip Jan 2023
Holywood20 contributions32 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"As a family we had two rooms both opening onto the lawns. Highly recommended."
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,231 - R 2,747 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
de Alchemist Guesthouse
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Macaron Boutique Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Macaron Boutique Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Franschhoek Pass (0.1 km), Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery (0.1 km), and Terbodore Coffee Roasters - Franschhoek (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Macaron Boutique Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Macaron Boutique Guest House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Macaron Boutique Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Macaron Boutique Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Macaron Boutique Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Protege Restaurant, Oku Asian Eatery, and Le coin Français.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Macaron Boutique Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Macaron Boutique Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Franschhoek.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Macaron Boutique Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Macaron Boutique Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (14.2 km).
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