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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa See on map
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Free Wifi
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Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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5 Star accommodation
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Description
Number of rooms: 9 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel in Franschhoek offers luxury five star accommodation in five unique buildings all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the More village in the heart of the Cape wine lands. There are four swimming pools and four gardens. This hotel is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed Less
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HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Pool
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Breakfast Available
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Romantic
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Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Awards & Recognition
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Travellers' Choice2018 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
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Hotel Style
Romantic
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Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
9
Price range
US$409 - US$718 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
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We had high expectations from the great reviews and numerous accolades won over the years but even so, our stay exceeded even those lofty expectations.
Firstly, from an interior design perspective , even the worlds best would have been proud. I couldn’t have designed the rooms, t
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
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Hi bernstonejake, thank you so much for such a lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed Franschhoek and in deed your time with us, on Akademie Street! It was so enjoyable having you both here and we really hope to see you back again some day! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Akademie Street truly is a home from home - a haven in a beautiful setting.
My husband and I travel often and always prefer to stay in boutique hotels...this one topped the charts! The location is perfect for being able to walk everywhere but is off the tourist trail. It was supe
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hello PandRTravels, thank you for taking the time to pen such a kind & generous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us & hopefully, we will see you both back some day on Akademie Street - perhaps even staying longer next time!! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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We spend 2 nights, it was a great stay. The staff were excellent. Great location. A boutique hotel with a small details make it a unique experience. The breakfast was delicious and well served. Would visit franschhoek again only to stay in this hotel.
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Abdulrahman A, thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us & hope to see you both back some day. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Only three days there but it felt very much like we were home - Well the one in my dreams with fantastic, welcoming management and staff, set in a beautiful location.

There are so many lovely touches around the place to look at and enjoy, making sure that I not only enjoyed the
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Go raibh míle maith agat IvanFD! Thank you for such kind words and a lovely review AND for using some Irish!! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us & really hope that you will return some day! Paul, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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I've stayed in many boutique accommodations but this place tops them all. All aspects of our stay were perfect; my only regret is that we did not stay there longer. Breakfast in the Orangery was a unique and most enjoyable experience.
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Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Brian S, thank you for such lovely words and hopefully we will see you back on Akademie Street - perhaps staying with us for even longer!! Many thanks! Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Am looking for a job .I work with hospitality hotel in Kenya. I want to have a change and work outside my country. I have an experience in food and beverage., as a bartender. .
Hi, I trust you are well & thank you for your interest in Akademie St. Boutique Hotel. Our offer here is one of Bed & Breakfast only - we do not have a restaurant nor a bar, so sadly, we would not be able to provide you with the experience you seek. But thanks again for the query. Regards, Declan
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Hello. How is the water situation in this part of South Africa? We are planning to go mid June. Thank you.
Hi there & thanks for your inquiry. Firstly, as regards us, at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel, we are actually closed for June & July for essential repairs & maintenance. Sorry about that! As I am sure you are aware, the Western Cape is currently experiencing the worst drought in living memory! ‘Day Zero’, the day the Cape will officially run out of mains water, has been brought forward from April 21 to April 12. Recently, authorities in Cape Town sadly have reiterated that Day Zero will definitely arrive & happen in Cape Town! We, in Franschhoek, whilst still adhering to the compulsory water restrictions are faring a little better than Cape Town! Hopefully we will not experience ‘day zero’ in Franschhoek. We are very lucky, with our location nestled amongst the mountains and hence have a plentiful supply of underground ‘bole hole’ water. Hence, everyone in Franschhoek, residential, commercial and in deed the local municipality, are currently drilling to avail of this precious resource! It is hoped that our entire area will be totally independent of the severely depleted dams & reservoirs by the end of March. We too, are planning to drill our own bore hole before the end of February, and whilst there are no guarantees, early surveys & indications are excellent! It is hoped that we will have sufficient water to service the entire Hotel! However, we too must adhere to the necessary compulsory water restrictions, in an attempt to save water and comply with the daily personal water allowance of 50 litres per day per person! Thankfully, to date, all our guests are in agreement that the various measures, listed below, have done little if anything to adversely impact upon their enjoyment of their stay with us! Long may it last! These include : Pools are not to be filled up – ours are currently operational, if a little low! All garden irrigation system have been switched off. The use of bath tubs are prohibited – guests are encouraged to have quick showers instead. Guest bed linen & towels are only changed every 2nd day. Guest personal laundry has been suspended. These are the likely restrictions that our guests are probably going to notice, but hopefully, are not going to find them particularly difficult to adhere to! We are obviously doing many other things behind the scenes to further save water, such as water harvesting, use of ‘grey water’ etc. Everything helps! Kind Regards, Declan
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Has anyone stayed in the newly renovated Gelatenheid cottage/suites? If you had to pick one of the Gelatenheid suites instead of the whole cottage, would suite A or B be your preference? The renovations looks amazing!!
Hi Michelle, It's Declan here from Akademie Street. Thanks for your enquiry. Hopefully, you will get some independent answers to your query, but let me just outline a few of the differences between Gelatenheid A & B. Both are similarly finished to the same high 5 star standards & in a similar style, but the ground floor - B is ever so slightly larger. It boasts a larger lounge area and has a kitchen. It also has it's own private external entrance & private parking bay. The big advantage with the upstairs suite, is obviously the balcony and of course the views! Whilst my own personal preference would be 'B' on the ground floor, early indications are that guests prefer the upstairs 'A' suite! But, as I say, hopefully, you will get some independent opinions. Kind Regards, Declan.
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All the pools , including private ones heated and for all year round use?.
Hi Stephan N, thanks for your enquiry. As Gordon E stated, our main communal pool is electrically heated and can be set accordingly. I normally set it at 25 degrees, so in summer time it is atleast at this temperature - indeed given our summers here, it will be many degrees higher than that! Whilst this pool is heated all year round, in winter time, it may not feel like it! Currently, our 3 private pools are not heated, which obviously is not an issue in summer time and we find that not many want to use outdoor pools in the winter. We are, however currently looking at the possibility of heating these pools too. Kind Regards, Declan
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I believe that Arthur and his family have recently sold the Guest House. We are thinking of booking for next year but are concerned that the standards which have made this a No 1 Tripadvisor hoice, may slip? Views?
Hi Jackie. My name is Declan and I am part of the new ownership team; there is only two of us. I am here on a day to day basis as we felt it important that we have an active presence over here. So I am over here full time for better or for worse. The obvious answer to your question, from someone in my position answering it, would be of course we are maybe even better. But of course that would be arrogant and I am not the right person to answer your question. We certainly hope we are and we certainly strive to be. We want to be even better, if that is possible. I suggest that you check out our recent reviews and listen to the best and most important views - our guests. Our aim, always was and remains not change anything, from the name, the management team,the staff,the ethos and the entire Offer. Thankfully we have managed this and the exact team is still in place, doing the same great job. We have forged a great friendship with Arthur and Katherine and they still very much advise us on how to maintain and even improve on this great Offer they have left us with. Even Anna the dog is still a regular visitor to Akademie Street, need I say any more! Why would we choose to change a winning formula! We only try to implement subtle changes to improve the guests overall experience. We believe we have. So in short, please check out our recent reviews on Tripadvisor and notice that from the very recent Tripadvisor awards we have managed to maintain Akademie Street's rightful position; actually improving in some of the categories. And of course we would be delighted to welcome you once again to Akademie Street and let you judge us for yourself. Regards Declan
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"We had the lower floor as our accommodation with a plunge pool and private hot tub."
"All the rooms are exceptional"
"Spend the extra money and stay in one of the new rooms."
"Would not think there are any bad rooms"
"They are all great."
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