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11 Cabriere Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 22/01/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 22/01/09 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 91 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Travellers' Choice
Nestled between towering mountains, met with magnificent vineyards at the slopes, you’ll find the cosy yet romantic retreat of Plumwood Inn. Mornings on the terrace, with full-on alfresco breakfasts, introduces you to a day of adventure filled exploring of the nearby village centre, literally a two minute stroll from the guesthouse, set in a magnificent cosmopolitan atmosphere. Plumwood Inn – a winning formula of great location, comfortable accommodation and genuine hospitality. Nespresso Machines in all rooms.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Horseback riding
Adults only
Baggage storage
Pool / beach towels
Adult pool
Saltwater pool
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Dutch, German
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Petra M wrote a review 13 Jan
Ballito, South Africa58 contributions47 helpful votes
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!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for the rooms in their villas.
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1 Helpful vote
Tamzin L wrote a review Dec 2021
London, UK207 contributions297 helpful votes
Property's Favourite Review
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!
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Date of stay: November 2021
Room Tip: Upstairs luxury villa rooms have the best views,
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5 Helpful votes
Gregor W wrote a review 03 Jan
Plettenberg Bay, South Africa13 contributions6 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
TheSykes wrote a review Dec 2021
Denbigh, United Kingdom84 contributions27 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: December 2021
2 Helpful votes
Louise wrote a review Dec 2021
the netherlands279 contributions162 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2021
2 Helpful votes
US$88 - US$191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Plumwood Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Plumwood Inn?
Nearby attractions include First South African Perfume Museum (0.5 km), Franschhoek Pass (0.3 km), and Huguenot Memorial Museum (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Plumwood Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Plumwood Inn?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a bidet.
What food & drink options are available at Plumwood Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Plumwood Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Plumwood Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le coin Français, Protege Restaurant, and Le Petit Manoir Franschhoek.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Plumwood Inn?
Yes, guests have access to an outdoor pool during their stay.
Is Plumwood Inn located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Franschhoek.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Plumwood Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, Dutch, and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Plumwood Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (14.3 km).
Does Plumwood Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.