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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Houston, Texas
1 review
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“FIRST CLASS!!!”
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Writing my 1st (and perhaps only) TA review here because this place was so over-the-top extraordinary. If you have the opportunity to stay here, do it. The service, the bed, the linens, the amenities, the bathtub!, the breakfast..... I could go on and on. When we're next in SA we're DEFINITELY staying again. And next time for more than just one night.

  • Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review, 5 March 2017
Hi levdor, Thank you for such a generous review and we are honoured that we are the subject of your 1ST review!!! Thank you! You absolutely must return and as you say, stay longer than 1 day!! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

We had a wonderful 2 night stay which unfortunately wasn't long enough to fully appreciate this lovely property. The photos on trip advisor are fantastic but still do not do this place justice! It is very stylishly decorated to the very finest detail (we live in a house built in 1871 at home and I envied the decor!). All of the extra touches just made it (pianist, wine/whiskies etc) and Declan and the team were more attentive than anyone could ask for. And I must mention breakfast - nothing less than a feast. The highlight being the stewed fruit - Declan I understand why there may have been a revolt at the suggestion of taking it off the menu!! Perfection overall. Thank you!

Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review, 4 March 2017
Hi MIKEG2014, thank you for such a kind and generous review. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and hopefully we will see you guys back again - perhaps for your 1st Anniversary!! Congratulations and the very best of luck! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

Fantastic and brilliant, is probably the best way to describe this place. Declan the owner's attention to detail caters for everyone's needs and more.
Declan really went out of his way to make us feel welcome.

Stayed March 2017, travelled as a couple
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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review, 4 March 2017
Hi Lieplapper, thank you so much for such kind words - they really mean a lot to us here! Hopefully you will get the chance to come stay with us again - but stay longer this time!! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

We have stayed at Akademie a number of times and we would rate it as one of the best boutique hotels in the world. Declan,Stacey, Meena and the rest of the crew ensured that you get 5 star treatment. Since a change in ownership took place a number of refurbishments have been made and the hotel is very welcoming and beautifully furnished, with no expense spared. Seems expensive when looking at the room rate but when you consider it includes the use of a local mobile phone, free drinks and laundry it represents good value. This is the only place in Franschhoek to stay but do book well in advance.

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review, 2 March 2017
Hi Paul C, thank you for such kind words and we are delighted that you once again enjoyed your time with us. It really is satisfying when a returning guest, lets us know that they really enjoyed the many new improvements made to Akademie Street. Hopefully we will see you back again soon! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Reviewed 28 February 2017

This most charming Guest house is our favourite place in the Franschhoek valley.
Wonderful staff who work so hard to make your stay so very special.

Lots of changes from our last visit to the building and all very positive.

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  • Stayed February 2017, travelled as a couple
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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review, 2 March 2017
Hello PeterLynne10, thank you for such a lovely review, especially your beautiful 'heading'. You certainly have made our day!! It was great having you guys back once again and I really enjoyed our many laughs!! I look forward to hopefully seeing you both again very soon. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Property: Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Address: 5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Price range (per night): R3 640 - R5 809
Hotel Class:5 star — Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Number of rooms: 7 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House in Franschhoek offers luxury five star accommodation in five unique buildings all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village in the heart of the Cape wine lands. There are four swimming pools and four gardens. This hotel and guest house is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed ... more   less 
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