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Chapter House Boutique Hotel

14 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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#5 of 19 hotels in Franschhoek
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Chapter House Boutique Hotel is one of the most exciting destinations in the Franschhoek town center, located just a few minutes’ walk from the very many wonderful and award-winning restaurants that Franschhoek has to offer. This hotel is soaked in history and is a very significant building in the history of this charming town. Originally built as a Mission House in 1888, and later serving as the village school right up until 1974, this house has chapters filled with stories to tell. Recent renovations have captured many of the original features and restored them to their former glory, and the décor is simply captivating, impressively combining heritage design with local creativity, charm, and color. All rooms have an impressive range of facilities including a king-size bed, en-suite bathroom, in-room safe, LED TV, free Wi-fi, and air conditioning. Included in the services offered are a 24-hour concierge, an in-room spa service, a day room, breakfast served until 11 am, an all-day dining menu, and a full-service bar. Chapter House Boutique Hotel is part of The Living Journey Collection and beautifully compliments The Tree House Boutique Hotel in Cape Town, Zest Boutique Hotel in Cape Town, One Marine Drive Boutique Hotel in Hermanus, and River Manor Boutique Hotel in Stellenbosch.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Hiking
Horseback riding
Airport transportation
Couples massage
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Adult pool
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Plunge pool
Shallow end in pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Makeup services
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German, Xhosa
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Alison wrote a review 13 Apr
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Nice traditional hotel. Lovely room with everything you need. Good breakfast and nice pool area. Great location for main town restaurants (2 min walk) and wine tram tickets/station (5-10min walk) Although we enjoyed our stay the staff didn’t interact. Having stayed at another of there hotels the day before in Hermanus where we had exceptional service, we expected the same. It felt like there was never anyone around. No bar area as such, so was difficult to get a drink either by the pool or in the evening. Enjoyed our stay and it worked well for what we needed.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Sharllew wrote a review Mar 2024
14 contributions28 helpful votes
We stayed for 4 nights in March. I would call Chapter House more of a BnB rather than a hotel. It is situated in a quiet street one street back from the Main Street so everything is within walking distance. The breakfast was good and the staff were very helpful and friendly. Our room was in the old part of the building and we had people passing by our one window/door continually so we had to keep the blind down. I would suggest requesting a room in the newer part of the building.
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Date of stay: March 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sharlew Thank you for choosing Chapter House Boutique Hotel for your recent stay in Franschhoek, and we are pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. I am delighted that you enjoyed the location, which is really great, and the professional and friendly service. I do hope that you managed to take advantage of all the hotel's amenities such as the beautiful spa, the bar, and the all-day dining service. We look forward to welcoming you back to Chapter House Boutique Hotel on your next trip to Franschhoek. Warm regards. Lorraine
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SJ Thomson wrote a review Mar 2024
Mbabane, Eswatini (Swaziland)4 contributions
Loved the hotel! Great vibe, excellent staff and clean and comfortable rooms. Very conveniently situated close to the town centre, but not too close. There is also a nice swimming pool area to cool off and relax!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at Chapter House Boutique Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mrs T Thank you for choosing Chapter House Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Franschhoek and for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. I am so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your time with us. We get great feedback about our location, and it is exactly as you say, right in the middle of everything but nicely tucked away to make sure we have lots of peace and quiet. We are so pleased you also enjoyed this. I have also shared your lovely feedback with the team, they always appreciate these wonderful compliments. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Chapter House Boutique Hotel, or another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson. Thanks again, and warm regards. Lorraine
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MaartenMike wrote a review Mar 2024
Utrecht, The Netherlands95 contributions63 helpful votes
There is no doubt that the setting of this hotel is wonderful and the location is perfect: smash in the middle of Franschhoek. The reception room is spectacular, but we have to say that the room, although charming, lacked the style that we expected for this price. The wall sockets were making a zooming noise (which gave an unpleasant feeling) and it was quite hot (the airco was pointing at the bed, so would have made for an uncomfortable nights rest if we would have used it. The ceiling fan didn't work properly and was noisy. The view from the terrace over Franschhoek was very nice though. The stairs leading to the room were very narrow. The breakfast was fair and could have been better for the price (even though the setting, again, was beautiful).
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Response from Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at Chapter House Boutique Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Mike Thank you for your review, and for choosing Chapter House Boutique Hotel for your trip to Franschhoek last October. We really appreciate your feedback, although it would have been great to hear from you a little earlier. I have had the maintenance team check your small issues with the fan and the A/C and all is in perfect working order. I am delighted that you enjoyed the location and the design of the hotel. Thanks again for taking the time to post and review, and we look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards. Lorraine
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brandyu2002 wrote a review Feb 2024
Cleveland, Ohio100 contributions38 helpful votes
We stayed 2 nights at the end of a 2 week African adventure! Chapter House is located a block off the main street and is walking distance to many restaurants/stores etc. Maybe a mile from Franschhoek wine tram terminal so we had uber take us there. The property is also secure with a gate for only guests and on a quiet street. The room was large and comfortable with a nice shower. We even had our own plunge pool ( but we never used it!) and little sitting area outside but it was always shady so we opted for the main pool to enjoy the sun. The lobby is cozy and the main pool is luxurious with nice loungers and beautiful views of the mountains. The breakfast is good with hot order and a nice continental spread as well. It was a great place to stay and enjoy all the wineries that Franschhoek has to offer.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 06 Mar 2024
Dear Brandy Thank you for choosing Chapter House Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Franschhoek, and for taking the time to post such a wonderfully detailed review. I am so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your time with us, and in the Franschhoek Valley, and the great selection of wineries and wine farms, and of the course the added benefit of having do many attractions and restaurants within easy walking distance of the hotel. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Chapter House Boutique Hotel, or another one of The Living Journey Collection in Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Robertson and Cape Town. warm regards and thanks again. Lorraine
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Barry S wrote a review Feb 2024
Vancouver, Canada2 contributions
A beautiful hotel and extraordinary attention to detail. Very private and quite and close to the main street and eating areas. the breakfast was excellent and the swimming pool available to all. They organized the ride back to the airport.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 06 Mar 2024
Dear Barry We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review, and I am very pleased to read how much you enjoyed your stay with us at Chapter House Boutique Hotel. I am so pleased that you enjoyed our attention to detail, and all of our special little touches. I am also pleased that you managed to take advantage of our tour and transport offering, which is very popular. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Chapter House Boutique Hotel, or another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Hermanus, Stellenbosch and Robertson. Many thanks again and warm regards, Lorraine
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Tophillgreen wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom24 contributions6 helpful votes
We were so pleased we chose this hotel. It was beautiful, and even better than we expected. We were in one of the new rooms and it was lovely. The staff were so friendly and helpful and the breakfast was delicious. The location is great, just behind the main street in Franschhoek and has parking facilities. Although the pool area is small it was great and lovely to relax here after being out all day. We definitely would recommend it.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 06 Mar 2024
Dear TopHillGreen Thank you for your wonderful review, and it is just great to read how much you enjoyed your time at Chapter House Boutique Hotel, and in Franschhoek. I have shared your lovely comments with the team, who always appreciate great feedback and love when their passion and hard work is appreciated. I am also pleased that you enjoyed the location. It really does feed into a great feeling of relaxation when so much is within easy walking distance of the hotel. Please so stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Chapter House Boutique Hotel, or to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson. Warm regards and thanks again. Lorraine
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PGMaunder wrote a review Feb 2024
Torquay, United Kingdom18 contributions6 helpful votes
Amazing attention to detail in this beautiful boutique hotel in quiet Franschhoek. Perfectly located to explore the wonderful restaurants recommended by the hotel. Friendly attentive staff in a restful atmosphere. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 06 Mar 2024
Dear Pete Thank you for taking the time to post such a stunning review, and for choosing Chapter House Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Franschhoek. I couldn't agree with you more, that this a beautiful, quiet little town. We really appreciate your strong recommendation, and your great endorsement, and would love to have an opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel in the not-too-distant future. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area, either to stay in Chapter House again, or another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and Robertson. Thanks again and warm regards, Lorraine
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803Maz1956 wrote a review Feb 2024
Ashtead, United Kingdom2 contributions
Very enjoyable and in a great location for the shops and restaurants in the centre of Franschhoek. Parking at the hotel. Yummy breakfasts and very friendly staff and a sensible price. We would book again :)
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 06 Mar 2024
Dear Maz Thank for deciding on Chapter House Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Franschhoek, and I am so pleased to read how much you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for highlighting some of your favourite aspects of the hotel, the parking, breakfast, the great location, and of course the friendly team members. Please stay in touch, we would love to welcome you back to Chapter House Boutique Hotel, or another one of The Living Journey Collection in Stellenbosch, Hermanus, Robertson and Cape Town. Warm regards. Lorraine
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Shazzer wrote a review Feb 2024
Danehill36 contributions13 helpful votes
What a great location if you wish to tour the wineries of Franschhoek. The hotel was well presented with welcoming and friendly staff and conveniently situated just off the main road where there were a lot of good restaurants. A comfortable walk to the wine tram and a delightful town to visit. Very helpful booking restaurants. A great place to stay
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 06 Mar 2024
Dear Sharon Thank you for choosing Chapter House Boutique Hotel for your recent trip to Franschhoek, and for taking the time to post such a complimentary review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your time with us. Franschhoek is a beautiful little town, and easy access to the best that it has to offer is a real bonus and always popular. We really appreciate your support and your strong endorsement and recommendation. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip to the area. We would love to welcome you back to Chapter House Boutique Hotel, or perhaps another one of The Living Journey Collection in Hermanus, Stellenbosch, Robertson and Cape Town. Many thanks and warm regards, Lorraine
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,377 - R 3,450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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residence klein oliphants hoek hotel franschhoek
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Klein Oliphants Hoek Boutique Hotel
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Chapter House Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Chapter House Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include First South African Perfume Museum (0.4 km), Franschhoek Pass (0.3 km), and Huguenot Memorial Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Chapter House Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Chapter House Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Chapter House Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Chapter House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Chapter House Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Protege Restaurant, Le coin Français, and Oku Asian Eatery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Chapter House Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Chapter House Boutique Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Chapter House Boutique Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Chapter House Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Franschhoek.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Chapter House Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Afrikaans, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Chapter House Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (14.5 km).