Avondrood Guest House

Avondrood Guest House

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5.0
#2 of 51 guest houses in Franschhoek
4.9 of 5 bubbles
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4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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This picturesque guest house is just an hour’s drive from Cape Town, situated in the peaceful Winelands country also known as the Franschhoek Valley. Just a short stroll down the road you will find the main village of Franschhoek with world-renowned restaurants, charming gift shops, cafes and magnificent historical buildings and museums to explore. If rest is what you need, stay in and enjoy the tranquil gardens at Avondrood. Private and scenic the 2000sq meter gardens surround a large pool and outdoor breakfast veranda which boasts views of the mountains. Inside the main house you can relish in the spacious lounge next to the grand fireplace or settle into your favourite cocktail at the fully stocked bar and watch the game. There are eight large suites to choose from, all lavishly decorated with individual themes and character.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Highchairs available
Taxi service
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Saltwater pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Board games / puzzles
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
Umbrella
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to TGCSA - Tourism Grading Council of South Africa.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Charming
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans

Location

39 Huguenot Street Cnr La Cotte, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles1,045 reviews
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Avondrood Guest House is lauded for its enviable location within walking distance to Franschhoek's Wine Tram and town center, offering guests convenience at their doorstep. The staff's attentive, personalized service garners consistent praise, contributing to the hotel's welcoming atmosphere. Guests revel in the luxurious comfort of the spacious, elegantly themed rooms. While some mention the area's premium costs, the overall value, including top-notch amenities like the honesty bar and pristine gardens, is highly regarded, ensuring a memorable and cozy stay.
Location
Convenient
Atmosphere
Inviting
Rooms
Comfortable
Value
Expensive
Cleanliness
Immaculate
Service
Attentive
Amenities
Top-notch

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Fernaker wrote a review May 2023
Property's Favourite Review
5.0 of 5 bubbles
What a stunning beautiful guest house. All the rooms are decorated with taste and balance. Very restful and well thought out spaces. The bathroom is worthy of note on its own! Huge luxurious spaces. But what makes this a special place is the people. The staff are friendly, helpful and informative. Special thanks to David who was lovely.
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Justin Mitchell, General Manager at Avondrood Guest House
Responded 15 May 2023
Dear Guest, What a wonderful review of your stay with us, thank you! We are so pleased that happy memories were made and we do hope to welcome you back again! Kind regards, The Avondrood Team
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lcs14 wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights at Avondrood and it was perfect. The huge room and bathroom were equipped with everything you could wish for, and the gorgeous gardens and pool were perfect for relaxing. Justin and the whole team made us very welcome and were so helpful, suggesting where we should stop on the wine tour, helping us plan a route to our next stop, advising where to grab a quick snack on our mid-afternoon arrival, and even booking a hairdresser for me on the last day, and walking me there! Breakfasts were delicious and the location was right near the main centre but still very quiet and peaceful. Special thanks for the champagne breakfast on my birthday, which we celebrated whilst staying with you. And so nice to meet one of your famous guests during our visit! We would definitely recommend Avondrood to anyone visiting South Africa.
Thank you for such a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Justin Mitchell, General Manager at Avondrood Guest House
Responded 16 May 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review of your stay with us and we are just thrilled that you enjoyed it so much! We certainly hope to welcome you back again someday! Kind regards, Justin & The Team
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Kevin H wrote a review Feb 2020
Cary, North Carolina
5.0 of 5 bubbles
As part of my daughter's 30th birthday celebration trip to South Africa, we spent two nights at the Avondrood Guest House in the Mountain View Suite. Justin, Luca and Cecilia took great care to make sure everything was exactly as we wanted. The room was spotless and well appointed, and the refrigerator came stocked with water for our daily adventures. The private second floor patio was the perfect spot for our evening meat and cheese board prepared by Luca to go along with a bottle of bubbles from the local Le Lude Wine Farm. Our only regret was that we did not have at least one more day to spend there.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The Mountain View room is very nice and private, even if you don't need 2 bedrooms
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Response from Justin Mitchell, Owner at Avondrood Guest House
Responded 27 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review and we are so pleased that you all enjoyed this special occasion with us! We do hope to welcome you back! Kind regards, Justin & The Team
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GlobeTrotting568533 wrote a review Oct 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The guesthouse has beautifully decorated rooms and huge en-suite bathrooms with attention to detail! Justin and his team were amazing hosts, serving a delicious breakfast. The location is perfect for a stroll into the beautiful town of Franschoek. The overall ambience and perfect hosting at Avonrood, have certainly left us want us returning for more!
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Justin Mitchell, General Manager at Avondrood Guest House
Responded 04 Nov 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review of your stay with us! It's so good to have guests in house again and we certainly hope to welcome you back again soon! Kind regards, Justin & The Team
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dyfthegog wrote a review Mar 2020
North Wales, UK
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A short drive from Cape Town, Franschhoek is a delightful town, mainly based on one street of shop and restaurants. Avondrood is a hundred yards or so off the main road and is wonderfully calm. The welcome is warm and genuine and the eating suggestions welcome. Breakfast is delightful in that the buffet is on a central table in a lovely French style kitchen. The room we had was very well appointed and a good size. You do need to book some of the more popular restaurants and if you do the wine tour then pace yourself! The view from Dieu Donne is fantastic and the wine is excellent. We’d love to go back and would stay a little longer as we fell in love with the hotel and the tow.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Justin Mitchell, General Manager at Avondrood Guest House
Responded 31 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we sincerely look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards, Justin & The Team
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meryls997 wrote a review Jan 2020
Greater London, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent two nights at Avondrood and couldn't fault it. The room and bathroom were super luxurious with everything you could wish for. Justin and Luca made us very welcome and were helpful in suggesting things to do for non wine drinkers!! Breakfast was delicious and the location was steps away from the main centre but still very quiet and peaceful.we will definitely be recommending Avondrood to anyone visiting SA.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Justin M, Owner at Avondrood Guest House
Responded 23 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, What a pleasure it was to host you and thank you for your review. We do hope to welcome you back again someday. Kind regards, Justin, Luka & The Team
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Saskia Van Dalen wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town, South Africa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Justin and his team are amazing. The spacious Mountain Suite is ideal for families traveling with 2 children. You can walk everywhere in Franschhoek and can leave your car securely parked on the property. The kids loved the big garden and pool. We had an amazing weekend!
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Justin Mitchell, General Manager at Avondrood Guest House
Responded 09 Mar 2021
Dear Saskia, Thank you for your wonderful review of your Avondrood experience. It was a great pleasure hosting you and your family and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon. Kind regards, Justin & The Team
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cfickling49 wrote a review Feb 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Our first visit to South Africa and following three days of sightseeing in Cape Town, this was an oasis of calm and relaxation!
Our room was beautifully appointed and , following a swim in the pool, the breakfast on the patio was freshly prepared and delicious.
Our hosts, Justin and Luka, could not have been more welcoming and helpful.
We have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending Avondrood Guest House as a place to stay whilst visiting the delightful area of Franschhoek and the surrounding area.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Justin M, Owner at Avondrood Guest House
Responded 08 Feb 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you enjoyed the peace and tranquility here at Avondrood! We certainly hope to welcome you back again someday. Kind regards, Justin & The Team
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patrick g wrote a review Feb 2020
Norwich, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely greeting, Cecilia and Justin looked after everything. Booked restaurants advised on vineyards to visit, never had to ask for help. The rooms were spacious with animal skins on the floor and lots of Africa features while still providing elegance and comfort. A brilliant place to stay
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: All the rooms are alike for finish and convenient
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Response from Justin Mitchell, Owner at Avondrood Guest House
Responded 02 Mar 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review and we are so pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us. Kind regards, Justin & The Team
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_jpowers3 wrote a review Jan 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at Avondrood for two nights on our honeymoon after a week in Cape Town. Despite arriving early we were welcomed and allowed to check in early. We stayed in suite 7 which is next to the pool, which was simply amazing. The suites are large and the decor is very tasteful. The breakfast choice is very good with a choice of continental style or hot breakfasts, with good coffee. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Avondrood, it’s ideally positioned within Franschhoek, close to the main street and a short walk to the Wine Tram terminal (a must for any trip!) If you are in Cape Town you MUST fit in a short stay in Franschhoek, and Avondrood is the ideal choice! We only wish we could’ve stayed longer. Keep up the good work Justin and the team!!
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Justin M, Owner at Avondrood Guest House
Responded 10 Jan 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of your stay with us! We are so pleased that you enjoyed our hospitality and all of the wonderful offerings in our valley! We hope to welcome you back again someday! Kind regards, Justin & The Team
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Larry Z asked a question Jun 2018
San Diego, California47 contributions53 helpful votes
Are there bikes available for guests to use?
Answer from Justin M
Franschhoek, South Africa11 contributions
Good morning and thank you for your enquiry. There are bikes for hire just around the corner from us. We can assist you with some nice cycling routes upon your arrival. Kind regards, Justin
K0ser asked a question Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom23 contributions7 helpful votes
Hello, is Franschhoek and your Guest House impacted by the water shortages?
Answer from slj1956
Chichester, United Kingdom86 contributions80 helpful votes
Hi We were asked to take showers and not baths but pool was useable - so hardly no notice. Sarah
Puce77 asked a question Jan 2019
Croissy-Beaubourg, France6 contributions
Bonjour, Quelles sont les chambres avec vue jardin sans l'inconvénient du passage Merci
Answer from Justin M
Franschhoek, South Africa11 contributions
Dear Guest, One of our Luxury Suites has its own private garden. It's called the Garden Room. Please do let us know if you wish to make a reservation. Kind regards, Justin
Serendip wrote a tip Apr 2024
10 contributions17 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Make reservation at the restaurants you want to visit to avoid disappointment. At this time of year people eat earlier than usual about 6.30"
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Melissa R wrote a tip Apr 2024
Dubai, United Arab Emirates3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great anytime of year. Great for families or a couples retreat"
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asherguernsey wrote a tip Apr 2024
Guernsey, United Kingdom117 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Parking secure and accommodation secure, also easy safe walk into town"
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Angela J wrote a tip Feb 2024
Hartlepool, United Kingdom24 contributions30 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just book a room"
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Nigel S wrote a tip Apr 2023
Newbury, United Kingdom12 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is parking within the hotel grounds"
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,431 - R 3,954 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Avondrood Guest House
Which popular attractions are close to Avondrood Guest House?
Nearby attractions include Franschhoek Pass (0.4 km), Terbodore Coffee Roasters - Franschhoek (0.2 km), and Huguenot Fine Chocolates (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Avondrood Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Avondrood Guest House?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Avondrood Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Avondrood Guest House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Avondrood Guest House?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Hussar Grill Franschhoek, Café Du Vin, and French Connection Bistro.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Avondrood Guest House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Avondrood Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Franschhoek.
Are any cleaning services offered at Avondrood Guest House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Avondrood Guest House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Avondrood Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (14.0 km).
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