You just have to go and stay! We now understand the term 'Boutique Hotel' and what it should feel and look like. The accommodation - purposely designed to meet every aspect of your stay. Our room had lots of space and was [furnished] in keeping with the history of the original building and site - our tv appeared out of a munitions box [similar to those used in the Boer war] positioned at the bottom of the bed. We had a wood burning fire in case the weather cooled and we did use it one night... cosy, we had a complementary bar and snacks including a nice bottle of bubbly on arrival and the most comfortable kingsize (I mean big bed) with quality wrap around linen resulting in 8 hours of glorious restful sleep! While we shared a large lounge and swimming pool with our neighbouring room [not that we met] we had our own hot tub in the privacy of our own outside area.... and the eye for detail... sun hats and sun cream by your sun bed! The service reflected the quality of accommodation with the most wonderful 5 course breakfast... no need for lunch or snacking after this breakfast... served in the tranquillity and spacious area around the main poolside courtyard. Location 10/10 and before we left early evening to walk to our restaurant in Franschhoek.... we were treated to cocktails and drinks with the grand piano being played [ever so well] in the back ground. And after dinner we walked back to a welcoming end of day glass of port, Bushmills whiskey (Declan's reminder of home) or another glass of local wine.... all on the house. Just Perfect and we would like to thank Declan, Stacey, Meena and all the lovely people who worked at the Akademie for making our stay so special and we hope to return soon! Ken and Maureen
- 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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