The Ivy Apartments

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5.0
#2 of 23 cottages in Franschhoek
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Value
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The Ivy Apartments are a collection of 9 luxury self catering one- and two- bedroom apartments, (breakfast by prior arrangement) situated uniquely on the main strip of Franschhoek Village. The apartments are fitted with bamboo flooring, air conditioning, modern integrated appliances and every convenience you could require. Safe and secure onsite parking. Sparkling pool for those beautiful summer days. Pet friendly, bring the whole family. Superior finishes and decor. Central heating, electric blankets and plush comfortable beds. Gowns and bottled water provided complimentary, refreshed daily. Daily cleaning service daily.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Bicycles available
Hiking
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Car park
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
Complimentary tea
Horseback riding
Car hire
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shops
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Separate dining area
Sofa
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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AstraCoventry wrote a review Mar 2020
Coventry, United Kingdom17 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It would be difficult to find a better location than The Ivy Apartments to enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Franschhoek both during the daytime and evening without using your car, 5 minutes walk to the centre, yet the accommodation is located to give a very peaceful stay together with excellent facilities within your self-catering apartment. Breakfast can be taken both indoors or on a spacious balcony. . Staff maintain the apartment to a very high standard and very special thanks to Wellington who over this and previous visits to The Ivy has always given good service in making our stay memorable and we would most certainly return to The Ivy when next in Franschhoek
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Date of stay: March 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 THEIVYAPARTMENTS, Manager at The Ivy Apartments
Responded 27 Mar 2020
Dear AstraCovertry, Thank you for taking the time to review The Ivy Apartments and sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay! Thank you for your kind words regarding the level of service as well as the quality of the rooms. We will definitely share this with Wellington and the rest of the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for more of the same. Sincerely, The Ivy Apartments
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221rene wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town Central, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our 12 year old was very disappointed that the pool was empty on one of the hottest weekends of the summer.
The service on the Saturday could have been better with completing the bed and propping the pillows back into position instead of leaving them on the chair. Wellington was wonderful
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Date of stay: February 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tonbon55 wrote a review Jan 2020
Birmingham, United Kingdom132 contributions63 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The best thing about our apartment was the location right in the heart of Franschhoek, close to the Saturday market and the wine tram. Secure parking and very friendly staff.
No. 2 was a spacious 2 bed unit on the first floor. The second bedroom is ensuite on a mezzanine overlooking the lounge area below. Not sure that this layout would suit 2 couples due to lack of privacy. However nicely appointed and large comfortable bed. Only one balcony was in use and this was small with no real view. A couple of maintenance issues with glass hob cracked and freezer not working properly but they found us an alternative deep freeze for our food so no real problems. We also had a power cut but Wellington arrived immediately with battery lighting.
Thanks for a nice stay.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from THEIVYAPARTMENTS, Manager at The Ivy Apartments
Responded 03 Feb 2020
Dear Tonbon55, Thank you for taking the time to review The Ivy Apartments. It is always wonderful to read that our guest had a memorable time spend with us. We are sorry for any inconvenience with the freezer. We did sort out all the maintenance issues. Hope to see you back in future for more of the same. Kind Regards The Ivy Apartments
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Elaine20T wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Firstly we have to say Wellington was most welcoming on our arrival and very helpful during our 4 night stay. We booked the penthouse apartment and it has no washing machine as we had been travelling this was one of the reasons for booking the apartment. Again Wellington arranged for our washing to be done. The apartment looks very nice but a lot of practical things have been thought through. Lights in the main bedroom work by them all being on including the two bedside lights. One bedside light did not work. Fan in main bedroom not working. Some lamps and the hairdryers had 2 prong plugs but no adapters available ( we did have our own thankfully). Magnifying mirror in bathroom fell off the wall in the middle of the night. The kitchen had no cupboard space to put away and food we purchased. No dishwasher tablets, no cloth to wipe round. Glasses a very strange mix and no tall tumblers. The fridge did not come back on after a power cut. It took us a while to work this out. There was no backup power in the penthouse apartments but there was in the other apartments- I know this is being fixed but we were paying more for our apartment. Information booklet in apartment very poor - no mention of the gym you can use as an example. Again I must emphasise that without Wellington and his team being so helpful our experience would have felt very poor.
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Date of stay: February 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Terry H wrote a review Mar 2020
Leicester, United Kingdom237 contributions168 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
As two couples we stayed here for two nights in February 2020 and had a great time exploring the town and sampling the wines at the surrounding vineyards.
The apartment was exceptionally well located in the centre of the town, close to shops, restaurants and bars and the wine tram.
Unfortunately the free internet access failed on both mornings and the downstairs bedroom was a little on the small side but would otherwise recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from THEIVYAPARTMENTS, Manager at The Ivy Apartments
Responded 06 Mar 2020
Dear TerryH2723, Thank you for taking the time to review The Ivy Apartments and share your most recent experience with us. It is only through feedback such as yours, that we can improve on our shortcomings and provide all future guests with a better experience. Your comments have been noted and will be taken up with the parties involved. Kind Regards The Ivy Apartments
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LARRY R wrote a review Feb 2022
Johannesburg, South Africa1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Friendly staff at a well situated, very comfortable and appointed self catering unit. From checking in to departure everything ran smoothly and there was even a welcoming bottle of local chilled wine from the area. Cheers and well done to them.
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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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Response from The Ivy, General Manager at The Ivy Apartments
Responded 09 Feb 2022
Dear Larry, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this glowing review on The Ivy Apartments. We are truly grateful for these kind words and the wonderful rating. Wellington and his team will be thrilled to hear about your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Franschhoek. Kind Regards,
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PerthshireGolfers wrote a review Feb 2020
Perth, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
From the moment we arrived and got such a warm welcome from Wellington, we knew that we had made a good choice.
We had a fantastic 12 night stay. The location is superb within a couple of minutes walk from many cafes, restaurants, shops and the Wine Tram. The apartment was light and airy and very well equipped.
We cannot praise Wellington highly enough, he looked after us so well throughout our stay and nothing was too much trouble.
We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: January 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 THEIVYAPARTMENTS, Manager at The Ivy Apartments
Responded 18 Feb 2020
Dear Perthshire Golfers, Thanks for leaving us such a wonderful review. We are thrilled that you loved your experience; Wellington will definitely be happy to read what you wrote. We put customer experience and satisfaction as our priority, and your review reaffirms the hard work we put in every day. So thanks for your kind words and we look forward to seeing you again. Kind Regards The Ivy Apartments Team
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susan2563 wrote a review Mar 2020
Worcester, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Greta location in the centre of Franschoek making it easy to walk to shops, restaurants etc. Lovely and clean with great service and very good spec in the apartments. Bonus of secure parking too. Would highly recommend for anyone wishing to have a high qaulity base in Franschoek.
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Date of stay: February 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 THEIVYAPARTMENTS, Manager at The Ivy Apartments
Responded 06 Mar 2020
Dear Susan, Thank you for taking the time to review our property and sharing your feedback regarding your recent stay! Thank you for your kind words regarding the level of service as well as the quality of the rooms. We will share this with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon for more of the same. Kind Regards The Ivy Apartments
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Darran B wrote a review May 2023
Stockport, United Kingdom249 contributions249 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in apartment number 3 for 2 nights, the apartment was immaculate with high quality furnishings, the location is superb in the heart of Franschhoek and close to all the great restaurant bars and cafes. The on-site manager Wellington was excellent, nothing was too much trouble and he was always happy to give helpful tips and answer any questions. There is ample secure car parking available. The reception has a nice seating lounge area where you can enjoy a choice of complimentary alcoholic (spirits, wine and beer) or soft drinks upto 7pm each day. We will definitely stay in these apartments again because of the convenient location and excellent friendly service from manager Wellington.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Choose the Premium Apartments for extra luxury.
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Response from The Ivy, General Manager at The Ivy Apartments
Responded 19 May 2023
Dear Darren, Thank you very much for the great review of our property. We were glad to read that your stay with us was so enjoyable. We recently added the guest lounge and drinks area and it has been a winner with all our guests. Great for a quick pitstop or to just sit and relax. Thank you for your comments regarding our manager, Wellington. He and his team work really hard to keep all our guests as happy as possible during their stay as you have now experienced. We will make sure to share you kind words with them all. Do keep us in mind when planning your next trip to our region. We look forward to the possibility of hosting you again in the near future. Kind Regards,
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jill wrote a review Oct 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the beginning of October and just missed the floods that hit the area.
There was only 2 of us but the apartment actually would accommodate 4 as there were 2 double bedrooms.
The apartment was beautiful. Stylishly decorated, immaculate and had every facility you could need. The kitchen was fully equipped if you wanted to cook and even had a washing machine.
There were complementary drinks alcoholic and soft as well as snacks available in the reception/ lounge area.
All the staff were friendly . Welcoming and helpful.
Short 3 min walk to shops and restaurants
And 8 mins to the wine tram.
Lovely place to stay
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from The Ivy, General Manager at The Ivy Apartments
Responded 07 Nov 2023
Dear Guest, We thank you for taking the time to write this glowing review of our property. We're delighted to hear about your stay with us in early October, which happily missed the flooding in the area. We take great pride in the apartment's beautiful, stylish decor and its impeccable condition, with all the facilities you could need for a comfortable stay. The fully equipped kitchen and washing machine offer added convenience, and we're glad you found them useful. Our friendly and welcoming staff are always ready to assist, and we're thrilled to hear they made your stay memorable. We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Warm regards,
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spluff10 wrote a tip Jan 2024
Taplow, United Kingdom16 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"About 10 minutes leisurely walk to the Franschhoek Tram Station."
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Darran B wrote a tip May 2023
Stockport, United Kingdom249 contributions249 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose the Premium Apartments for extra luxury."
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sue n wrote a tip May 2023
Cheshire, United Kingdom132 contributions27 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking in secure area with gated entrance"
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paulgray1 wrote a tip Jan 2022
Sale, United Kingdom550 contributions233 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The A/C was soooo good with the temperature being 42 degrees."
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Theo P wrote a tip Nov 2021
Cape Town, South Africa57 contributions18 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Enquire about bathroom size when booking."
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,227 - R 3,048 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Ivy Apartments
Which popular attractions are close to The Ivy Apartments?
Nearby attractions include Franschhoek Pass (0.2 km), Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery (0.4 km), and Terbodore Coffee Roasters - Franschhoek (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Ivy Apartments?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at The Ivy Apartments?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Ivy Apartments?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Ivy Apartments?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Ivy Apartments?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hussar Grill Franschhoek, Le Bon Vivant Restaurant, and Reuben's Restaurant and Bar.
Are there opportunities to exercise at The Ivy Apartments?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does The Ivy Apartments have airport transportation?
Yes, The Ivy Apartments offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is The Ivy Apartments located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Franschhoek.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Ivy Apartments?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Ivy Apartments?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
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