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La Petite Ferme
Ranked #17 of 64 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 April 2010

We first ate at La Petite Ferme over 15 years ago, a wonderful setting, views to die for, excellent service and mouth watering food..... 15 years on and what a disappointment. Yes the view still has the 'wow' factor, but the service was poor, the food was extremely average and the prices extortionate!
If you want a truly wonderful meal in Franschhoek try the Café Bon Bon, Dieu Donné or Le Bon Vivant.
La Petite Ferme is certainly not the place it once was.

  • Stayed: March 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 February 2010

We booked for lunch. We found the chef was unwilling to change the menu in any way. For example if you don't like garlic they just say you can't have it. The also had no house rose wine as they had run out. After ordering four different times and being told that the chef would not change the ingredients we decided to pay for our drinks and leave. We had the impression that this restaurant was living off it's once impressive reputation and had lost it's customer care touch. We had a much better meal at Dieux Donne restaurant nearby where the view was better, the staff were nicer and it was cheaper.

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Reviewed 24 January 2010

We first went to La Petite Ferme in 1999 and have been back once or twice a year since. We got engaged there, have had birthdays and anniversories there and will always go back there. The owners and staff are wonderful, the views amazing and the wine and food are excellent. The cottages are beautifully done with their own plunge pools, fireplaces - even the view from the baths is fantastic.

Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 January 2010

Stunning views, beautiful room and private pool, comfortable room, amazing restaurant, great wine tour. Only downside is that the staff knock off at 7pm and we needed an iron board and could not get one. Simple solution is to provide ironing boards. i did recommend this on check out so we shall see if they listened.

Loved it and would definitely go back - very relaxing.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 January 2010

We came for lunch and it was wonderful. The decor is beautiful and the views are truly fantastic, but I did feel slightly dissapointed with what we ate.
I think I made a bad choice for lunch as I chose Salmon which I sometimes have trouble with (and I eat anything!) but salmon sometimes seems to be odd so maybe I am not being fair but I was not overjoyed with what I ate. (Sometimes I absolutely LOVE salmon)
My husband had the Pork roll which was a huge portion but I personally did not think it tasted amazing - but it was good. It is not cheap by its neighbours standards.
The views are breathtaking and as I said before our overall opinion of it was that it was wonderful - but wonderful can be improved upon......

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Petite Ferme

Address: Pass Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 64 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: R4 411 - R6 932 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Petite Ferme 4*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On the side of a mountain, overlooking the Franschhoek valley, stand La Petite Ferme Guest Suites, award-winning Restaurant and boutique Winery. La Petite Freme accommodation set amongst vineyards on a working winefarm all boast magnificent views. We have a variety of suites to suit any traveller, from the family holiday to the discerning couple in need of a luxurious experience. Our 4-star, beautifully appointed rooms are warm and cosy for cold, wet winters and equally air conditioned and cool for hot summers, where a dip in the pool is a welcome respite from the midday sun. Continue your experience at our seafront villa, the magnificent La Petite Baleine. Admire uninterrupted views and sunsets over Walker Bay. This is a truly memorable experience. ... more   less 
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