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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House
Ranked #1 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Solihull, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
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“Superb”
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Our second stay at this superb boutique hotel. Spend 7 wonderful nights at the end of February in the Gelatenheid cottage. A lovely spacious 2 storey cottage with its own swimming pool set in pretty grounds.
On arrival we were welcomed by Declan who can't do enough for you. Anything you want or need to know he's your man. The rest of the staff are amazing and so friendly.
Breakfasts are the best we have had on our holiday. A large and varied menu.
Another lovely touch are the free drinks you can help yourself to in the lounge before going out to dinner or when arriving back. Plus the fridge in your room is also stocked with a good choice of free drinks.
The location couldn't be better. It's only a few minutes walk into Franschhoek with its many restaurants.
So a very big thank you to Declan and all your wonderful staff for making our stay one we we always remember.

  • 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, 19 March 2017
Hello Sheila278, thank you so much for writing such a wonderful review! We are delighted that you really enjoyed your 7 days with us - it really was a pleasure looking after you! Who knows, maybe we will see you again soon for your 3rd visit!! Kind Regards, Declan.
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 March 2017

We have stayed at some pretty amazing places in the world but this place was just fantastic. Given that it is in a suburban street in a small town with an unimposing facade you walk in and are simply blown away. The design is exceptional, the rooms are just wonderful and the service level is extra ordinary. Book early.
We are going back.

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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, 17 March 2017
Hi MarkandGillian, thank you for such a kind review. We are delighted that you loved the new improvements to Akademie Street - it's just great to get guests seal of approval!! Hopefully we will see you again soon. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

From then moment if our arrival until the time we left we were looked after with special attention. The pool was great and warm and we enjoyed the evening wine and music before setting out to one of the many good restaurants. The front door boast 6 trip advisor awards and soon to show 2017.

Not cheap but you really do get a special experience. Denise and Nick both hope to return and will certainly be recommending this Oasis to our friends. Well done Declan.

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, 17 March 2017
Hi Nick B, Thank you for taking time out to review your recent stay on Akademie St. It is always great to hear that guests really enjoyed the unique 'Akademie experience'. We continue to further enhance this, so hopefully you will return again some day to experience it all again!! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

I write a lot of reviews so I always like to have what I consider to be the top in each category. Large hotels, BnBs restos etc. the Akademie definetley sets the standard for a boutique hotel. They did not miss a beat. We had one of the suites with a private pool area so I can only comment on that one but I am sure the quality is as good in the other rooms and the service definetly is. The room was understated luxury beautiful bathroom with free standing tub in its own room, a small kitchenette area with everything you need including complimentary beverages. The main area has cocktails and wine in the afternoon with numerous places to lounge. Breakfast poolside in the morning was superb. I can keep going on but all I can say is if in Franschoek again I will stay here.

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, 15 March 2017
Hi howard0928, Thank you for taking the time to write such a complimentary review - trust me, it means so much to us all here on Akademie Street, especially from one so widely travelled - Thank you!! Hopefully you will get the chance again to visit us very soon. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 March 2017

We couldn't take a trip to South Africa without making a return visit to Akademie Street. What a gem of a place it is, with wonderful staff who really do achieve what they strive for and that is to create a " home from home" atmosphere.
We loved the changes that you've made since our visit in 2016, not least listening to the pianist playing in the lounge in the early evening before we went out to enjoy Franschhoek's wonderful restaurants.
Declan, Stacey, Meena and all the team - a big thank you for making our return visit to see you such a memorable one.

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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, 8 March 2017
Hi lynnepeter2017, thank you for your lovely review and it is always very gratifying to receive such praise from returning guests! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us but also that you loved the various improvements we have made!! Hopefully, you both will be back again 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 778 - R6 814
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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