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This was our third visit to Akademie Street and we wouldn't consider staying anywhere else in Franschhoek. The service given by everyone, led by Declan, Meena and Stacey, is first class. We will miss their wonderful breakfasts and our luxurious room, and look forward to...More
1 Thank John M
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 2 October 2017
Hi John M, thank you for taking the time to review your most recent stay with us. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your time with us again and look forward to your '4th' stay with us. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
We had a wonderful few days in the luxurious Akademie Street Guest House. It is in a lovely quiet tree-lined street within easy walking distance of the Main Street in Franschoek and the Huguenot Museum in the town. Lots of lovely restaurants close by.
1 Thank Kilian M
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 28 September 2017
Hi Kilian M, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind & generous review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully will see you again soon on Akademie Street. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie...More
Akademie Street Boutique Hotel with Declan as your host caters for every sense and wish. He and his staff are clearly proud and protective of their already famous reputation. No detail is spared, no wish unfullfilled. Although you might wonder if you can afford the...More
Thank Mirna V
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 27 September 2017
Hi Mirna & Melinda, Thank you so much for taking time out, to pen such a complimentary review. It is greatly appreciated by all, here on Akademie Street, I can assure you. Hopefully, we will see you both back soon!! Kind Regards, Declan & the...More
I don't even know where to start, everything about this property was just amazing. The property to start off with is absolutely beautiful and so tastefully decorated with every last detail thought of. The staff were just wonderful, we mainly dealt with Declan who was...More
Thank Andrea T
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 26 September 2017
Hi Andre T, Thank you so much for your very kind review - it is greatly appreciated! We are delighted that you loved Akademie Street and please do not hesitate to return soon! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
We recently stayed at this wonderful boutique guesthouse in the newly refurbished cottage. In fact we were the first guests to stay there which was extra special. The whole guesthouse has been very tastefully decorated with 'moody' colours ,large modern paintings and lovely furniture. The...More
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 19 September 2017
Hi whizzkid_9, thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are absolutely thrilled that you loved the 'all new' Gelatenheid cottage! You were indeed the first guests to stay there, so a massive thanks to you both,...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Refrigerator in room
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US$327 - US$525 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#1 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#1 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
#1 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
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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... More
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.
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... More
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
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... More
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.
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