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Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek

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Reviewed 27 August 2016

Spent a night in the jacuzzi suite, and overall, was awesome. Bed was super comfortable and the jacuzzi was perfect...perfect for couples wanting to get away for a romantic break. Spot could be modernises but otherwise lovely

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Almere, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Franschhoek for Its wine tastings (like everyone I guess) And stayed at this former Mission Station , which maintains Its charm. Lovely building, cozy rooms And very Nice decoration in both the rooms And the living room. Very Nice garden too!

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Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

We spent a night here while exploring the area and we were satisfied with the accommodation. Although it is not 5-star and some parts of it feel a little bit tired and in need of a freshening up (bathrooms), the accommodation is charming and suitable for a quick visit. It has the typical airs and graces of an old fashioned... More 

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KleinOliphantsHoek, Manager at Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek, responded to this review

Thank you Kathleen for the feedback. We are in fact four star rated TGSA guesthouse and meet all the requirments for this rating, we are indeed yes not five star. Th old feel is due to the fact that the house is a historical mission built in 188 and we do strive to maintain the authentic feel of that period.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Beautiful residence with lovely sites inside as well as outside. They will light the fireplace in winter, in summer you have various space to discover outside. A verandah, poolside, garden all with the most lovely views.

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Reviewed 27 July 2016

My first impression of Klein Olifantshoek was not very good as I struggled to make a booking however, for the particular weekend I could not find availability anywhere else in Frranschoek and persisted with the booking until successful. On arriving, Sammy greeting us very happily and made us feel welcome. Because we arrived early (before check-in), we merely dropped off... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2016

We recently spent 2 nights at this wonderful guest house. This is a beautiful old house, with wooden floors, a fire place, beautiful gardens and very well located - just behind Reuben's. We really enjoyed our stay here!

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Christmas Island, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We expected a nice B&B and were just blown away by the nice African-continental retro decoration, the huge fireplace and couches in the salon, and our jacuzzi suite! We will certainly be back. Within walking distance of all nice restaurants, perfectly safe location, lovely herb garden and patio.

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Reviewed 24 April 2016

This was French elegance at its best albeit with South African influence .We enjoyed the attention to detail . We stayed in the Elephant room , which had a private plung pool with an elephant head as a spout. It was off the private enclosed verandah and seperate to our bedroom. The residence is back from the main street with... More 

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Kampen, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 17 April 2016

the Elephant Suite is very comfortable. The staff is very helpful and attentive. we enjoyed our stay very much, same like last year. We do hope to come back and stay with you next year. THe swimming pool was cold, but is was the time of year. I was very brave and plunged in anyway.

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West Kilbride, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 April 2016

Very stylish small hotel 2 streets back from the main road so very quiet but easy to walk into town. Lovely clean room at the top of the house with fresh fruit and a decanter of port provided (a nice touch). The staff really friendly and helpful, i enjoyed the cooked breakfasts in the gorgeous dining room. All the public... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in a quiet position in the heart of the historic winelands village of Franschhoek, South Africa, Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek is the perfect place to relax after a day of wine-tasting, haute cuisine, mountain hiking or browsing antique shops and art galleries. At Klein Oliphants Hoek, history and a sophisticated modern life-style go hand in hand: the guesthouse is a renovated mission post & school,Built in 1888 and much of the antique and old-time chic has been kept. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek

Address: 14 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $124 - $294 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Just choose the school room...it is delightful”
 of 5 bubbles oldharryDorset, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Couples should go for the elephant suite!”
 of 5 bubbles , 27 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Jacuzzi suite has private terrace with splendid views of the surrounding mountains!”
 of 5 bubbles not_wayworn_wanderer, 27 Apr 2016 | Read review
“just don't go there”
 of 5 bubbles Z3429CBmikec, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Loft room that has a jacuzzi”
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