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The level of service and attention to detail at Akademie Street was incredible. We were traveling with another couple, and both of our rooms were unique, well designed, and entirely comfortable. In a town of great food the breakfasts stood out. The best part of...More
Thank Jeff D
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 29 April 2017
Hi Jeff D, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a generous review. We are thrilled that you really enjoyed your time with us and hopefully we'll see you once again on Akademie Street. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
From the moment that Declan (one of the Owners) threw open the front door to greet and welcome us, we quickly realised we had arrived somewhere special. It feels like somebody has thought about all your expectations of a “boutique” style hotel and then set...More
1 Thank Paul M
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 19 April 2017
Hi Paul M, Thanks for the great review - trust me when I tell you that it really means so much to us here at Akademie! We are delighted that you had a fabulous time with us and hopefully we'll see you once again. Kind...More
One of the most beautiful places I have ever seen. With a view of the mountains lying beside your practically private swimming pool, it offers a unique, luxurious experience. The room has complimentary mini bar services with free wifi and ensuite bathrooms. The room provides...More
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 17 April 2017
Hi Haroldo1902, thank you much for taking the time to write such a kind and generous review. We are so happy that you loved your time with us & look forward to seeing you back again on Akademie Street. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie...More
Staying here was a great experience and a real treat for us as we had our own self-contained cottage with kitchen, pool, walled garden and wood fired hot tub/plunge pool. The facilities were so good and the complementary refreshments were so plentiful that we had...More
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 14 April 2017
Hi MKTR, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay on Akademie St. We are delighted that you really enjoyed Franschhoek, as well as staying at Akademie! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie...More
You just have to go and stay! We now understand the term 'Boutique Hotel' and what it should feel and look like. The accommodation - purposely designed to meet every aspect of your stay. Our room had lots of space and was [furnished] in keeping...More
Thank M A
Response from AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest HouseResponded 11 April 2017
Hi Ken & Maureen, Thank you so much for your very kind and generous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us - we really enjoyed having you here and hope to see back again some day. Kind Regards, Declan & the...More
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
US$351 - US$541 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Star rating provided by TGCSA.
#1 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#1 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#1 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
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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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"All the rooms have been refurnished recently. From what we could tell, they are all wonderful."