Maison d'Ail Guest House

Maison d'Ail Guest House

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4.5
#9 of 51 guest houses in Franschhoek
4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.6 of 5 bubbles
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Escape to the tranquility of this newly established guesthouse, Maison d’Ail, owned and run by the Garlick family. Nestled under the Franschhoek mountains, this guesthouse will enable you to relax and unwind in the most tranquil surroundings.Spend your days relaxing at our pool or step out onto the bustling streets of Franschhoek and enjoy top class cuisine and wine at one of the many restaurants and wine farms in the valley.Luxury...amazing views...peace and quiet...who could ask for more?
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast buffet
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Clothes rack
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Residential Neighbourhood
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

77 Reservoir Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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mike w wrote a review Feb 2020
Norley, United Kingdom
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Maison d’Ail is situation a 10 min walk from the centre of Franschhoek , just far enough out to be really quiet but near enough to walk or get an Uber in @ 26 rand £1:50p
The rooms we stayed in were excellent , our friends room even bigger with a huge sun terrace both on the upstairs level .
There is a pool outside situated in the very quiet garden area which we used on quite a few days , our host was very attentive giving us info on various restaurants in the town and other useful information.
On our return from days out we could sit on the spacious terrace near the pool until dark having a glass or two of wine we had purchased from some of the local wineries.
No problem drinking your own or there was an honesty bar/ fridge downstairs .
Really excellent breakfast with lovely staff who could not do enough for us .
The standard of rooms were excellent and extremely clean
Franchhoek has lots to do nice shops and bar/ restaurants we did a multiple winery tour by Tuk Tuk absolutely brilliant from the micro brewery in town , the best
Chateaubriand we have ever tasted was in The Hussar Grill Franschhoek.
The living museum is a must not to be missed

Hopefully we will return one day
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Palesa11 wrote a review Nov 2020
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My husband and I recently stayed at Mason d'Ail Guest House on a brief getaway in Franschhoek.
It really felt like home away from home. The guesthouse is tastefully decorated, centrally located - close to the main street in town but tucked away in a lovely quiet road. It's also close to some of the most beautiful wine estates in Franschhoek, which made for gorgeous views from all our bedroom windows. Clive and his team were truly hospitable and made for a generally lovely night away.
Definitely recommend it and would happily stay there again.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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reming659934 wrote a review Dec 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in 2 in room no.5 and were spoiled with its generous space and classy ambience.
We found ourselves spoiled anew the very next morning simply by attending the breakfast which was included in the price. Can wholeheartedly recommend this guest-house.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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jbaker243788 wrote a review Oct 2022
Bryanston, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This was the perfect accommodation for our stay in Franschoek. Beautiful surroundings and well situated. The home has very good accommodation with large bedrooms en suite very tastefully furnished.Delicious breakfast is served. Highly recommended and we would certainly stay here when next we visit Franschoek
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Date of stay: October 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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kerryjhscott wrote a review Jan 2022
Napier, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Franshoek is a must visit place if you are in the Western Cape and its verdant valley is replete with spectacular vineyards and mouthwatering gastronomic delights.
Maison D'ail is a short walk from the centre of the Village and provides a peaceful repose including swimming pool and restful garden.
It is quiet and spacious and here you can find a refuge from the bustle to recharge before venturing out for another wine tasting or delicious meal
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Date of stay: January 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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xluo904134 wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We will definitely come back to stay here for our future trips.
The house only has a few rooms and everything was perfect.
Really clean and beautiful rooms, kitchen and dining area.
Breakfast is cooked fresh with many options.
They use the luxurious bedding from Granny Goose- incredibly comfortable.
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Review collected in partnership with this hotel
Date of stay: December 2019
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
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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dfraze276350 wrote a review Jan 2024
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay and Honeymoon at Maison D'Ail Guest House. Not only are the people working there incredible and kind but our whole stay was phenomenal. I would hands down recommend a visit here and we cannot wait to go back. The Maison d'Ail Guest House is also in the perfect location as its walking distance to the centre of Franschhoek and you still get to wake up and see the incredible mountains surrounding Franschhoek.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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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millsc2018 wrote a review Apr 2024
Johannesburg, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stunning property tucked away in a quiet street of Franschhoek. Rooms are beautifully appointed and comfortable. Albeit that we had booked a small room, it was still spacious with a good sized bathroom with rain shower and quality amenities. Breakfast was a sumptuous feast overlooking the beautiful manicured garden and pool. What a beautiful 'home from home' Masion d'Ail is with warm sincere hospitality. Will definitely recommend it to all who have discerning style.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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
Trip type: Travelled on business
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challe852023 wrote a review May 2022
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very comfy room and a generous breakfast. Easy parking and access to property. If satellite TV was offered it didn't work. Also, a 2 prong adapter would have come in handy. But great value for Franschhoek, town center is walkable by day, but wouldn't recommend it at night, very dark and lots of open land on the way up to the property.
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Date of stay: April 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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iwheel914619 wrote a review Mar 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Maison d'Ail is a first class Guest House. The Host, Clive, cannot do enough for you to make your stay memorable and highly enjoyable. It is well situated in a quiet part of town but easliy accessable to all amenities. Highly recommended and we will stay again.
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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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Holly137 asked a question Dec 2015
Brooklyn, New York119 contributions88 helpful votes
Interested in booking but need to know your cancellation policy.
Answer from SuLu21
Sydney, Australia74 contributions35 helpful votes
Hi there, you would need to contact the owners to find out about cancellation. We stayed there and if we go back will book for an extra night, we wouldn't cancel.
Terence B asked a question Sept 2015
East Sussex, United Kingdom267 contributions105 helpful votes
I have heard there are great restaurants in Franschhoek, what are the best ones close to the Maison d'ail?
Answer from Garlick5
Franschhoek, South Africa2 contributions4 helpful votes
Dear T B Here are some suggestions of great restaurants in Franschhoek. These restaurants are 1km from the guest house. There are also many more than this. • French Connection is a hit with all our guests, a lovely plate of food and wide variety, also good wine list and reasonably priced. • Le Bon Vivant is a treat, with attention to detail; you can either eat from the menu or try the chef’s surprise, which is a five course meal. • Reuben’s: Everyone has heard of Reuben’s and he has some amazing flavours. • The Tasting Room at le Quartier Francais was ranked one of the top 50 restaurants in the world for 7 years running. • Foliage. • Café des Arts Google these names and see what would suit you. Kind Regards Clive
Rob B wrote a tip Jan 2023
London, United Kingdom279 contributions113 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking can be a little tight"
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leilag56 wrote a tip May 2019
Cape Town, South Africa22 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"downstairs room more private than upstairs rooms"
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Elizabeth D wrote a tip Apr 2018
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room with a balcony!"
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Gadgermonkey wrote a tip Nov 2017
Leeds, United Kingdom58 contributions42 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 2 has a fab balcony which I sat on and had an early morning coffee whilst checking out the mountain views - Magic!"
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Sharon H wrote a tip Apr 2017
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 5 was huge, airy with fantastic views"
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PRICE RANGE
R 1,691 - R 2,086 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Maison d'Ail Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Maison d'Ail Guest House?
Nearby attractions include First South African Perfume Museum (1.0 km), Franschhoek Pass (1.1 km), and Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Maison d'Ail Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Maison d'Ail Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and extra long beds.
What food & drink options are available at Maison d'Ail Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Maison d'Ail Guest House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Maison d'Ail Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Arkeste, Protege Restaurant, and Orangerie at Le Lude.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Maison d'Ail Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Maison d'Ail Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Maison d'Ail Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (15.2 km).
Does Maison d'Ail Guest House have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
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