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12 Huguenot Road, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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#4 of 18 hotels in Franschhoek
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Located in the heart of Franschhoek village, Leeu House provides a private oasis of comfort and luxury, set in serene and secluded gardens, from which to explore the many attractions of the village and the surrounding valley. Guests can also relax at the 15-metre heated swimming pool.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Valet parking
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Wine / champagne
Golf course
Horseback riding
Bicycle tours
Walking tours
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
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Pearl G wrote a review Apr 2021
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Well done to the Leeu Spa staff ( Rochelle my therapist, Alida, Coleen and Bronwyn) who were on duty On Monday (26/04/21). Ladies you made my stay warm and very comfortable. Thank you for your patience, please carry on making every woman that walks in through your doors feel as special as you made me feel. Stay Blessed Pearl
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
The Markhams wrote a review Aug 2020
Dublin, Ireland8 contributions4 helpful votes
This was one of the best hotel stays we have ever experienced. From being greeted at the hotel entrance by wonderful staff - at every single touch point, this hotel has nailed personalisation and welcoming feel. All staff, from senior managers to the gardeners were very friendly, smiley and genuine. Our room was lovely, we had a private terrace, with a comfortable bed and beautiful bathroom with couples' sink. The grounds are immaculately kept, with manicured gardens and beautiful sculptures. Leeu offer a complimentary shuttle service to their Estate property where guests can use the excellent spa and gym facilities, with pools at both the House and the Estate. They also have a private car service anywhere within a reasonable distance from the House. This was perfect for wine tasting and restaurant visits. Make sure you do their wine tasting on the estate - Leeu's wines are some of the best in South Africa.
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Date of stay: December 2019
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StuJen_13 wrote a review Jun 2020
Edinburgh, United Kingdom72 contributions37 helpful votes
This is the perfect location to stay while in Franschhoek. Situated on the main road it’s within 10-15 minutes walk to pretty much everything located in the town itself. The grounds, rooms and artwork are stunning and are immaculately presented. Breakfast was excellent, it was lovely to sit outside in the garden area to enjoy. Staff were very efficient at booking restaurants and the complimentary shuttle service was an added bonus plus the drivers were very personable. The only thing that could be slightly improved upon is that the staff other than the drivers weren’t as personable as they could have been and a more informal atmosphere would be beneficial.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
westcoastcat wrote a review Mar 2020
Vancouver, Canada451 contributions117 helpful votes
A small boutique hotel, with exceptional service, Leeu house is located in the heart of Franschhoek, just a short walk away from some world class restaurants where we had outstanding meals. The staff at Leeu house go above and beyond to provide exceptional service and little touches like fresh flowers and complimentary wine and hand made snacks in the room were very much appreciated. There are just a few rooms and a nice sized pool and garden for relaxing in after a day of wine tasting. The breakfast was included and was outstanding with the best croissants and pastries outside of Paris. Their freshly squeezed juices were delicious and they had a wide choice of cooked options from waffles served with berries, to avo toast to eggs Benedict. There is a complimentary transfer to their sister property Leeu Estates, which in my opinion is an even more wonderful place to stay if you want a little more space and endless views of the surrounding valley. As a guest of Leeu House there is a complimentary wine tasting at the Mullineux & Leeu Wine Studio which was great. Of the 6 wines we tried, my favourites were their Mullieneux Old vines white as well as their award winning Leeu Passant Chardonnay, which had a depth and character that was remarkable. As guest of Leeu house you can make use of both properties and the gym and spa are both located at the Estates. Leeu House has free bikes for guests to use, so we rode bikes between the two properties passing by many beautiful vineyards (such as Mont Rochelle owned by Richard Branson).
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Brian P wrote a review Mar 2020
Tonbridge, United Kingdom209 contributions93 helpful votes
We spent three nights at this small but absolutely perfect hotel. We both agreed that it is the best and friendliest hotel we have ever stayed in. All the staff were superb and so helpful and cheerful. It was obvious that they enjoy working there. We stayed in Room 1 which was so comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were superb, with a very good choice and extremely tasty. We also had a couple of meals off their all day menu and were not disappointed. The pool area was excellent and good to relax for an hour or so at the end of a tiring day. The courtesy transport to the local vinyards was a real bonus. We were sad to leave the hotel and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Excellent is not a high enough rating.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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US$363 - US$724 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Leeu House
Which popular attractions are close to Leeu House?
Nearby attractions include First South African Perfume Museum (0.3 km), Franschhoek Pass (0.4 km), and Huguenot Memorial Museum (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Leeu House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Leeu House?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Leeu House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Leeu House?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Leeu House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Le coin Français, Protege Restaurant, and Le Petit Manoir Franschhoek.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Leeu House?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness centre during their stay.
Does Leeu House have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Leeu House offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Leeu House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Franschhoek.
Are any cleaning services offered at Leeu House?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Leeu House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (14.5 km).