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Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

To call this place a hotel is to do it a disservice. From the moment you arrive they take care of you in every way. From drinks to restaurant and wine farm bookings down to laundry, it's all taken care of. Rooms, amenities, breakfast all outstanding. Best place we stayed in in our two weeks in South Africa and would...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi there, thanks for taking the time to review your recent stay with us and we are absolutely delighted that you loved your stay with us. Your kind words certainly mean a lot to us here - thanks!! Hopefully, we will see you again soon. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Santa Fe, New Mexico
Reviewed 28 December 2016

There is a wealth of choice in Franschhoek with a very high bar set by wineries that provide luxury accommodation and a slew of excellent boutique hotels. We feel confident that we made the right choice in choosing this wonderful oasis 2 blocks from the main street and justly-renowned restaurants. Declan and his professional team run a very tight ship...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Jonathan S, thanks for such a lovely review and we are delighted that you had a great time in both Franschhoek and with us! I will pass on all your kind comments to the whole team as we love to hear from happy guests!! Thanks again, Declan & the Akademie St Team.

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

My wife and I were on our first visit to South Africa so consulted Tripadvisor which came up trumps. This is a fantastic hotel. If you like somewhere quiet, with a small number of guests, elegant colonial style rooms, fantastic service and a brilliant breakfast, right in the centre of Franschhoek then choose Akademie Street Hotel. We particularly liked the...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Russell D, thank you for taking the time to write such a generous and kind review. We are delighted that you loved your time in both Franschhoek and on Akademie Street. Hopefully, we will see you both back again soon. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

What can I say - WOW WOW WOW.. a beautiful little quaint guest house just a short distance from the Main Street. Declan was a great host, gave us a full tour before we unloaded our cases and settled in. After a long drive the sun loungers & complementary drinks were just what we needed. Our evening meal reservation was...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Laura C, Thank you for such a lovely review - it is greatly appreciated! We enjoyed playing host to you and your family. Hopefully next time, you will be able to stay longer! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Boutique Team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 December 2016

A wonderful, quaint, boutique hotel. We enjoyed every moment of our stay. Our room was incredibly spacious and every single detail had been considered. This thoughtfulness extended to the rest of the property so we enjoyed a post-dinner whiskey in the main house and a stroll in the small grounds - which pique your curiosity as sculpture and works of...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi folks, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a kind and generous review. We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully we will see you again soon on Akademie Street. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 7 December 2016 via mobile

From the minute you walk into Akademie Street and are greeted like a long lost friend until the minute you reluctantly say goodbye the experience and service is second to none. The accommodation, the breakfast, the property itself - all our quite exquisite. We stayed in the Gelatenheid room. It was more like a house. A beautiful two storey cottage....

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi nixbeer, Thank you for such a kind and thoughtful review - we really do appreciate it! We are so happy that you enjoyed your 'Akademie experience' from start to finish. Hopefully, we will see you again soon! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

A wonderful welcome even though we were early. The excellent and personal service continued and they had really thought through what guests might want and provided it. We could not recommend more highly and would have loved to have stayed longer.

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Jane, Thanks for such a kind and generous review - we really do appreciate the feedback! Hopefully, you will be able to stay longer next time. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Berlin, Maryland
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

The Akademie Street Hotel is simply sublime in every regard. Starting with the very gracious greeting from their manager and warm welcomes of the staff their attention to every detail of their guests experience extends through the entire house, guest rooms, facilities and amenities. Actually, the Akademie Street experience started prior to making our arrival. We rang the hotel as...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Richard M, Thank you for such a kind and generous review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the whole Akademie/Franschhoek experience and hopefully we will see you back again soon! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 December 2016

Wow, what an experience. Akademie Street was everything we were hoping for and more. The staff are wonderful and cannot do enough to ensure your stay is comfortable and just perfect. Location is excellent, no driving required. Recently enjoyed a family reunion booking 3 cottages. We stayed in Vreugde which is perfect for a couple with its own swimming pool...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Pearlza55, Thank you for such kind and generous words. We are delighted that you loved the Akademie experience and the 'all new' Vreugde cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back to Akademie St. in the near future. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 December 2016

My wife and I spent a portion of our honeymoon here for just two nights. It was perfect. We stayed in the honeymoon suite and it was located one block off the main street in town. We walked both night and day to our dinner in town. It's perfectly located and extremely safe being that it is in wine country....

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi jrc17174, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your honeymoon here and thank you for letting us be a part of it! Congratulations and the best of luck in your future together. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Number of rooms: 7 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House in Franschhoek offers luxury five star accommodation in five unique buildings all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village in the heart of the Cape wine lands. There are four swimming pools and four gardens. This hotel and guest house is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed ... more   less 

Additional Information about Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House

Address: 5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: R3 669 - R5 918 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
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