What a gem! We found our new favorite B&B in Franschhoek. A fantastic location - only one block from the main road, so very close to everything, yet quiet and peaceful. Beautiful big rooms, lovely pool and garden area, delicious breakfast including freshly baked crossaints and pancakes. The owners are wonderful and very friendly. Booking process was very simple and easy. Parking on site. We could not wish for more. We will be coming back for sure!
This must be out sixth or seventh visit to this lovely place. Highly recommended and it gets better all the time. Maintenance is fantastic, the upstairs luxury villa rooms are our choice, the pool is perfect, sun loungers to spare, a no kids policy ensures peace and quiet. Breakfast is superb with different choices each day, generous servings, and charming hosting from Roel and Lucienne. Helpful hints on that to do, where to go, where to eat. The pandemic has been so tough on hospitality in South Africa, go and stay and help out these owner managers who run such a tight ship to keep open for those of us who want to be back again and again!
I don’t write reviews often dispute the fact that we travel locally and internationally regularly and often dine out. This year we were restricted to stay within South Africa so we decided to spend the Christmas Holidays in Franschoek, a beautiful village not far from Cape Town and perfectly situated to discover what some people call the Tuscany of South Africa. I don’t remember where and how I came across The Plumwood Inn online but I am sure I did. We had a memorable stay with Dutch “ Super Hosts “ Lucienne and Roel who opened their Guesthouse 20 years ago and kept reinvesting in the property. It is the eye for detail that is what stands out and everything is quality from bedding to bathroom mostly imported from Europe. The breakfast is the Highlight of the day and is prepared and served by the owners who make an effort to listen to all guests and interact with real interest. We will definitely be back 5 STAR all around.…
From the outside you would never tell the fabulous guest house within. We choose Plumwood for it's location to tell the truth, easy walking to the main street. What a super surprise it was. We expected it to be good but it was even better than we hoped. We had a wonderful three night stay in beautiful room over looking the gardens and pool. We had the warmest welcomes from our host with lots of local advice about restaurants etc. Breakfast was served by out hosts and was just perfect. How often are you offered freshly squeezed orange juice just to find it's out of a carton. It's the real deal here. Lots of choice too. We love Franschhoek and we'll definitely we back to the Plumwood when we visit next time. Thanks for a wonderful stay.
We are coming to this guesthouse for more than 20 years. Centrally located, a delicious and extensive breakfast, lovely owners. Rooms are well equipped and have a beautiful view of the garden and surroundings. Even during the first lockdown when the airports were closed, they helped us very well and gave us shelter until we could fly again. We look forward to the next time we can stay here again. Recommended.