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La Petite Dauphine

Excelsior Road, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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#16 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
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La Petite Dauphine is a picturesque estate set among vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards. The historic working fruit and wine farm has superior accommodation on offer. An archway formed by cypresses, white roses and agapanthus lines the long driveway and leads to manicured lawns and garden beds bursting with colour and fragrance. The Nine Suites are superbly decorated with views over dams, sun-kissed orchards, vineyards and the breathtaking Franschhoek mountains. Guests will be pampered with soft gowns and fluffy towels, other amenities are also provided to make the stay truly comfortable. Suites are climate controlled, with under tile heating, heated towel and wood-burning fireplaces for chilly winter nights. Additional features include complimentary WiFi, Nespresso Coffee Makers and Blu Ray DVD machines. Breakfasts are served at the Bistro BonBon, a 200-year-old restored wine cellar, set amongst old oak trees. The Bistro is also open for lunch and intimate dinners on selected evenings with a menu featuring seasonal ingredients. The Studio at La Petite Dauphine is the perfect location for intimate weddings the farm is able to host. Veruska's Wine Bar at La Petite Dauphine exudes a relaxed rustic ambience within exposed brick walls and offers exclusive wine tastings for neighbouring Haut Espoir Wines estate.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Secured parking
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Coffee shop
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary tea
Horseback riding
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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952Megan1000 wrote a review Feb 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa6 contributions1 helpful vote
We had a wonderful 24-hour stay at this rustic, comfortable and luxurious venue. The farm is very well kept and our unit was immaculate. Staff are friendly and efficient. We stayed in Suite no.1. It was very peaceful and you do not feel like you are right on top of your neighbour. The pool was warm and clean and only a few steps away. Probably our only complaint is that there were strange noises coming from the roof for most of the night, I can only assume this is because it was a tin roof. We had a good breakfast and the cappuccino's were great. I would not hesitate to recommend La Petite Dauphine and it met all my expectations.
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Date of stay: February 2021
Room Tip: We had Suite 1 which was nice and light and near to the swimming pool and pond.
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Jess B wrote a review Feb 2021
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La Petite Dauphine was much more than we expected from what we saw on their website. Our room (unit 8) was beautiful, spotless and spacious. We had no view of other people or guests and felt alone looking out into the farm with the mountain in the background. It was truly fantastic. The estate is immaculate and we will certainly be back soon !
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Date of stay: February 2021
Tracie W wrote a review Jan 2021
Bloubergstrand, South Africa1 contribution1 helpful vote
I really wish I could write a review about my wedding at La Petite Dauphine, that we had been planning since January of last year. Unfortunately, the wine farm owners made sure of it that we would have to find a new venue. Our original agreement for our low key, minimal wedding had an agreement of just a minimum spend on food and beverage at the restaurant on the farm. When the restaurant owners were forced out because of COVID, our contract was nullified and we went to negotiate with Gert and Louis. In around August 2020, we met with the owners and had our menu tasting. At the time, we were given the impression that there was nothing wrong with the original contract and that any changes would be minimal. However, after 4 months of no contact from them, I reached out to see what was going on as our wedding is scheduled for April 2021 and I've already had several international guests booking their trips, including my dad booking his room at La Petite Dauphine. With no explanation or interest in discussion to come to an agreeable arrangement that benefits all parties involved, Gert and Louis tacked on an additional R100,000 venue hire fee. As an event coordinator, I have done considerable market research of wedding pricing at wine farms in Franschhoek, and this fee is something I've only seen at venues like Grande Provence, Babylonstoren, Vrede en Lust, and other extravagant, impeccable wedding venues. It is absurd and laughable to presume this rate is reasonable at La Petite Dauphine, that it can only leave me believing that this was personal for who knows why as a deliberate move to force us to find another venue with less than 11 weeks notice. Beware. These owners are kind to your face and vicious behind your back. In reference to us, they were overheard saying "don't bother working with them for their wedding, they can't afford it." Not that it's any of their business, but my dad is paying for the wedding. My dad that booked his room in one of their luxury suites for 3 nights. Needless to say, we've found another (and more stunning) venue with far kinder and more accommodating owners, and my dad has canceled his room at La Petite Dauphine. Shame. I had really looked forward to having my wedding there, but this is turning out to be a blessing in disguise.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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neptun21 wrote a review Jan 2021
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Our family stay in this beautiful farm was unforgettable. We loved the room number 6 with the two bedrooms and two bathrooms and can recommend it right away. You can relax 100%. Don´t miss this place while your stay in Franschchoek! And if you are not staying there, we also can recommend the breakfast. Unfortunately because of COVID-19 the restaurant was closed for dinner. Next time we will be happy to taste also a great dinner there. We hope to be back! Thank you for everything!
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Date of stay: January 2021
Nadine Carroll wrote a review Sep 2020
Cape Town Central, South Africa31 contributions
A short but sweet stay at this 5-star Franschhoek gem that we could quite easily have stayed at for a few more nights. Our luxury suite was utterly gorgeous - stylish, elegant and very spacious with an indoor fireplace, just perfect for chilly nights. The uber-comfortable bed is pure magic while the bathroom with L'Occitane products offers a serene space to relax. My husband and I are both very tall, yet we could easily languish in the stand-alone bathtub and the kingsize bed was divine - no feet hanging over the edge! The gowns provided were on the small side. I feel they should have been plush and luxurious in keeping with their 5-star status. The gardens and vineyards are beautiful and we had the most stunning view of the mountains with the lake showing perfect reflections. Tranquillity and breathtaking natural beauty. A warm welcome by JP, the Reservation Manager. Delicious Salmon Eggs Royale for breakfast at Cafe Bon Bon. Look out for the resident owls that you can see in the trees near Reception. Complimentary sherry, water and fruit in the suite. A short but wonderful stay at this stunning property located a short distance from the village's Main Road.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
US$244 - US$461 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about La Petite Dauphine
Which popular attractions are close to La Petite Dauphine?
Nearby attractions include First South African Perfume Museum (1.8 km), Franschhoek Pass (2.2 km), and Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve (2.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at La Petite Dauphine?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at La Petite Dauphine?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at La Petite Dauphine?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at La Petite Dauphine?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to La Petite Dauphine?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Petite Colombe, Orangerie at Le Lude, and Le Coin Francais.
Are there opportunities to exercise at La Petite Dauphine?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Are pets allowed at La Petite Dauphine?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at La Petite Dauphine?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to La Petite Dauphine?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (14.7 km).
Does La Petite Dauphine have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.