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Val d'Or Estate

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#16 of 50 guest houses in Franschhoek
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Nestled in the foothills of the Western Cape's magnificent Franschhoek mountains, is Val d'Or Estate Four Star accommodation. Minutes from the centre of the Cape's culinary capital, lies Val d'Or Estate, where the welcome is warm, the tranquility tangible and the ambiance geared to your comfort. Val d'Or Estate is one of Franschhoek's most luxurious places to stay, offering easy access to all the Winelands' many attractions and an idyllic country setting to shed city stress. Offering luxury self-catering accommodation surrounded by nature, in one of the most relaxing areas to visit.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Bicycle tours
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Patio
Table tennis
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Minibar
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
Bath / shower
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Non-smoking rooms
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4.0 of 5 stars
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Great View
Mountain View
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Zulu
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Frank C wrote a review Mar 2024
Schijndel, The Netherlands6 contributions
We had a great experience for 2 nights at Val d'or Estate. A spacious appartment and very nice swimming pool. The breakfast was very good and service excellent. We will stay again when we are in South Africa.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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mkozlo192763 wrote a review Mar 2024
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Beautiful location with spacious room and comfy bed, and a huge terrace with views overlooking the mountains. Rooms include coffee machine and you can have a morning coffee with a view :) There was also an awesome breakfast with bacon, sausages and a fruit salad. Sounds from the other rooms carry a bit.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Alexbsimpson wrote a review Mar 2024
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Lovely location in Franschhoek. Slightly tucked away. Quite a traditional feel, very spacious and some lovely period features. Beautiful gardens, and the staff were very welcoming. A very enjoyable stay. Thank you.
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galsop370499 wrote a review Feb 2024
Famagusta, Cyprus1 contribution
Stayed for 4 nights in early Feb, the location is around 8 mins from the middle of Franschooek Rooms where big with large ensuites. We had a room in the main building on the first floor with amazing views and a good sized balcony to take in the sun later in the day. The breakfast choice was good each day, The pool area was nice just a pity the pool bar area was run down and closed, could have also had more sun lounger cushions as the pool area seemed to get busy later in the day. Overall enjoyable stay
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Date of stay: February 2024
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gabriellao405 wrote a review Feb 2024
London, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
I would not say this is a 4 star hotel - we stayed in the guest house (room 2) and the room was very tired and could do with some serious attention and redecoration! I saw a review which said this hotel had 'an air of neglect and indifference' which I think does sum up this hotel. Pool area was very messy and sun lounges dirty. Location is fine, we found it hard to get an uber or a taxi from the hotel. Breakfast was fine, the buffet style options were very poor, flies everywhere. Overall needs some TLC.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Agustina T wrote a review Jan 2024
Reykjavik, Iceland115 contributions62 helpful votes
I liked the service and attention to detail. The breakfast was exceptional and had a good variety. The pool was a lovely place to relax and meditate. The surroundings are second to none as the village is nearby, but also the wilderness just above the vineyards. That area is perfect for hiking.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: The nature walk behind the vineyard is perfect for hikers.
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Paradise60059211803 wrote a review Dec 2023
2 contributions1 helpful vote
At this price point this guesthouse failed to deliver. Besides the initial greeting, any form of management presence was conspicuous by its absence. The suite was very basically appointed, although comfortable looked, felt and smelled tired and used. Breakfast was adequate but nothing more. The estate and suites generally have an air of neglect and indifference. Altogether rather a soulless experience that we won't repeat.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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gbrown176857 wrote a review Nov 2023
Kitzbuhel, Austria1 contribution
The trip was a belated honeymoon and we could not have wished for a better experience. The room, breakfast, joyous smiles from a wonderful staff all made our stay better than we could have ever expected. The grounds and well thought out planning of various pools and privacy were the highlight. We stayed in the Champagne Suite which was just amazing.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Quest35920138039 wrote a review Nov 2023
Helsinki, Finland3 contributions
The piece of paradise! This estate is perfect quiet place near so many wine estate. The rooms are spacious and elegant. The place is old fashioned, but that makes it very charming. Also the breakfast is excellent. The staff is very friendly!
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Room Tip: If want to make wine tasting some places are even walking distance.
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africann0mad wrote a review Nov 2023
London, United Kingdom31 contributions17 helpful votes
I wrote a review in December (after we had a very happy big family reunion here) and I am clearly a satisfied customer because we returned with other family members. We were a party of 6 (2 couples each with a child) and we stayed in the Owner's Cottage which was very spacious and perfect for our needs. It has a full-sized kitchen (but missing a washing machine, which would be useful). We had the use of both pools, which the children enjoyed. They offer a lovely breakfast with both cold and hot (made to order) breakfast items. All the staff were helpful and friendly (especially the reception staff and the breakfast ladies!) and the accommodation clean. It is a short drive out of Franschhoek, but we liked to have the peace and quiet after a hard day's wine tasting! Stunning views and sunsets from the outside eating area of the Owner's Cottage. I would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Room Tip: A car is helpful since it is a short drive out of Franschhoek.
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PRICE RANGE
R 2,721 - R 4,281 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Val d'Or Guest House
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Val d'Or Estate
Which popular attractions are close to Val d'Or Estate?
Nearby attractions include First South African Perfume Museum (7.4 km), Franschhoek Motor Museum (5.3 km), and Glenwood Vineyards (5.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Val d'Or Estate?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Val d'Or Estate?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Val d'Or Estate?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Val d'Or Estate?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Val d'Or Estate?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hari Kitchen, Arkeste, and La Petite Colombe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Val d'Or Estate?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Val d'Or Estate have airport transportation?
Yes, Val d'Or Estate offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Val d'Or Estate?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Afrikaans, Zulu, and Xhosa.
Are there any historical sites close to Val d'Or Estate?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (8.7 km).
Does Val d'Or Estate have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.