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Chapter House Boutique Hotel

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14 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 22/04/05 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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#3 of 18 in Franschhoek
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Travellers' Choice
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
Bicycle rental
Hiking
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
Horseback riding
Archery offsite
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Fishing
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Car hire
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
Fireplace
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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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Quaint
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, German, Xhosa
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Lindy R wrote a review 20 May
Cedar Crest, New Mexico322 contributions265 helpful votes
I enjoyed a great three-night stay at Chapter House. The property is lovely! There's a beautiful sitting area in the entry. Then, there's a lovely bar area with seating. The breakfast room is cozy. Both the sitting area and breakfast area have fireplaces which were lit and made it very pleasant. I enjoyed several glasses of wine during the evenings both in the bar area and in the sitting area. My room was very spacious and included USB and European power ports. It also had a coffee maker and a safe. All staff were great! I want to especially recognize Kehan. He assisted me when I arrived by showing me how to use the coffee maker, the safe, etc. He was also a great host in the evening, especially when we experienced some load-sharing (power outages). I would also like to thank the other staff members: Sami, Andrea, Sheila, Madadnin & Fugi. I highly recommend Chapter House and will return here when I'm next in Franschoek!
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Bryan S wrote a review 03 May
Cape Town, South Africa11 contributions
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What an absolute pleasure and privilege staying at the lovely Chapter House. The room, pools, breakfast were all great. The friendly staff and beautiful space made our stay just great, and we cannot wait to go back! Treated to a massage in our own room was a great experience, and being in walking distance from the main road made it all very memorable.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at Chapter House Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Bryan Many thanks for your review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time in Franschhoek, and your stay at Chapter House Boutique Hotel. The in-room spa menu is a very popular addition, and the ladies are really excellent, so I am very pleased that you had a chance to enjoy and experience this. I will share your lovely words with the team. They always appreciate it when guests take time to give such wonderful feedback. I am pleased to read that you would like to come back. Please stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next trip. 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 and Hermanus. Warm regards and thanks again. Lorraine
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S7642YEjustinf wrote a review 01 May
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What a wonderful experience from the owner greeting you at breakfast, to the extremely efficient and helpful hotel staff. The rooms were spacious and great value for money. We had family for the USA and Australia with us and they thoroughly enjoyed their stay. The booked the following evening at the same hotels sister hotel in Green Point and raves about it as well. We will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Justine Thank you for taking the time to post such a wonderful review and for choosing Chapter House Boutique Hotel for your very special birthday. It was such a pleasure to be part of such a truly special family gathering. I have shared your lovely comments with the team, they always appreciate hearing such great feedback. I am also delighted that your family enjoyed The Tree House Boutique Hotel, and it is great that we could welcome them there too, We look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. Please do stay in touch and let us know when you are planning your next getaway. We would love to welcome you back to Chapter House Boutique Hotel, or to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Hermanus and Stellenbosch. Warm regards and many thanks. Lorraine
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iWiebe wrote a review Apr 2022
Utrecht, The Netherlands1098 contributions268 helpful votes
Just a short walk from Franschhoek center this place is a real gem and probably the best hotel I've stayed ever. There are very comfortable rooms over two levels which are very spacious with comfortable beds. What really does it though is the extreme hospitality of the staff. At every moment you feel welcome, outstanding!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: Room 7 with private pool or room 9 with private sun deck
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Response from Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at Chapter House Boutique Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear Wiebke Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a truly exceptional review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your time in Franschhoek, and that you had such a great stay at Chapter House Boutique Hotel. The team works very hard to get the perfect balance between great service and passion for excellence, and love having the feedback when this is appreciated. I will be sure to share this with them. Please do stay in touch. We would love to welcome you back to Chapter House or to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Hermanus. Thank you again and warm regards Lorraine
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Angelique D wrote a review Apr 2022
Mauritius11 contributions
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Enchanting boutique hotel in the heart of Franschoek. We loved the vibe and decor and refined welcome and delicious breakfast and Gin bar. We definitely recommend this property and will be back very soon.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Lorraine Schaefer, Owner at Chapter House Boutique Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a wonderful review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your few days in Franschhoek, and at Chapter House Boutique Hotel. Our Gin Bar is very popular, and it is amazing to see how many wonderful local, boutique gins are made in the area. We are so pleased that you enjoyed this. Thank you for your strong recommendation. Please do 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 indeed to another one of The Living Journey Collection in Cape Town, Stellenbosch and Hermanus. Warm regards and thanks again. Lorraine
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PRICE RANGE
US$120 - US$258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
residence klein oliphants hoek hotel franschhoek
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Klein Oliphants Hoek Boutique Hotel
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoek
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 Le Bon Vivant Restaurant.
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).