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cape town
Reviewed 22 May 2014

There are many guest houses to choose from in Franschhoek and this is certainly a wonderful choice. My husband and I stayed there a few weeks ago and loved the house, the room, the hosts, the position in the village - so close to everything, but beautifully quiet. A great spot. Thank you

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your very positive review. It is interesting to note that Franschhoek is the 3rd most visited spot/town in South Africa. Please encourage your family to visit Franschhoek and of course stay at La Fontaine. Warm greetings, Kathie

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 May 2014 via mobile

Wonderful hosts, beautiful accommodation, relaxing atmosphere ideally located for the local restaurants (all of which are v good and a few minutes walk away) with nice little touches such as complementary marsh mellows and a glass of port on tap and the best breakfast by far on our trip. We can't recommend this enough

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great rating of 10/10 We have had an amazing season and I am pleased that my staff has been able to maintain the high standards and goals that I set for them! We are so fortunate to be situated in the village of Franschhoek and we hope that we will see you and or...

Soest, Germany
Reviewed 26 April 2014

Big thanks to Cathy and staff for providing a wonderful stay. We stayed in one of the garden cottages as a family with more than enough room a small kitchenette, fridge etc easy access to pool. Everything was spotlessly clean and breakfast was more than ample! Cathy recommended and made reservations for our dinner along with a local tour guide...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

It was a great pleasure having your family to stay at La Fontaine. I am so glad that the day tour that we organised was a great success. The Orange Family suite is ideal for a family of 4. I hope that your trip to South Africa was a memorable one and that you will return to this beautiful valley...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 April 2014

We only stayed at La Fontaine for 1 night during our honeymoon trip in South Africa but wish we could have stayed longer. We had a lovely greeting from Kathie who was as excited as us about our honeymoon! Despite an early arrival we were made to feel very welcome and leaving our bags before we disappeared wine tasting was...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your great review. We hope that you will come back to La Fontaine to celebrate a wedding anniversay and bring your family and friends. Best wishes, Kathie

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 April 2014

Stayed 2 nights. Stunning building with big room and lovely pool area. Excellent location - nice and close to the start point of the wine tram. Would definitely recommend staying in Franschhoek rather than Stellenbosch. Main Street has fantastic selection of restaurants.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Franschhoek still has that small friendly village atmosphere and we will make sure it stays that way. We hope you had a memorable stay and that you will recommend Franschhoek and La Fontaine to your friends and family! - See you or them soon! Warm wishes, Kathie

College Park, Maryland
Reviewed 22 March 2014

Kathie manages to make you feel right at home no matter how busy she is. We only had one night there but I wish we had more. The location is central in Franschhoek and perfect for taking advantage of local shops and restaurants. She was able to book us a table for dinner last minute on a Saturday night. We...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

South Africans are known to be warm, hospitable and friendly and I hope that I have instilled that approach in my staff - it does not take much to make people smile!! In any successful business, location is one of the most important factors and La Fontaine has the best location when it comes to distance to the shops and...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2014

A very nicely presented environment. Breakfast was very good, particularly if you like it in the German/Nordic style (which matched most of the guests). Franschhoek is impressive, with a dramatic landscape full of contrast in geography... and wealth... It has very good restaurants. Franschhoek is very recommendable to stay one night to visit the area of the wineries. Better travel...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We ensure that our experienced staff offers the freshest and highest quality of breakfast to our new and returning guests, which we have become known for. If they say that Cape Town must be on your bucket list then that has to include the breath-taking valley of Franschhoek! We hope to see you soon in...

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 March 2014

Just had time for a one night stop on our recent holiday and what a treat. Before we arrived Kathie was extremely helpful in planning our day and even though she was busy with a wedding party she still found time to make us feel at home. We had a fabulous garden room and were treated to a superb breakfast....

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your short stay and we hope that you and your friends will be back for a longer stay soon to explore this beautiful valley of Franschhoek and all it has to offer. Kathie

Holmfirth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2014

We stayed for 1 night in feb. the location is ideal, 5 mins to town and 15 mins walk to vineyards. We would recommend Chamomix for wine tasting. The room was large, light and airy. The staff were extremely helpful & booked a restaurant for our evening meal. The breakfast was superb, lots of choice. We only stayed 1 night...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank yo so much for your review. Franschhoek must be enjoyed over a longer stay than 1 night to appreciate what it has to offer. It has breathtaking scenery, warm hospitality, world-class quisine, the finest wines and wonderful weather - what more could you ask for! Looking forward to hosting you again on your next visit to South Africa and...

surrey
Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights in February at the end of our holiday in South Africa. Whilst we enjoyed the stay we felt the accommodation wasn’t to the same standard of many of the other hotels and guest houses we stayed at on the trip. great location – the house was just across the road from one of the...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. As we were 100% full it was extremely difficult to juggle with our confirmed bookings so as not to move you from room to room because of the agents mistake! During the winter we upgraded the swimming pool area to allow for more space by making the flower beds smaller - a great improvement! As...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Fontaine welcomes you into the heart of Franschhoek (1 hour drive from Cape Town International airport). Experience country hospitality in this gracious, centrally situated home with spectacular mountain views. We offer fourteen double rooms en-suite; five upstairs in the main house, one downstairs; four garden suites, one of which is suitable for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. These garden suites have their own entrances, patios, wood burning fireplaces, DSTV, fridges, air cons. In our adjacent Victorian building we offer 3 double rooms en-suite, one of which is wheelchair friendly and a garden suite which is suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. The Victorian home, Campbell House, can be hired out in its entirety for a family group. Within walking distance to restaurants, galleries and shops. Children welcome in the family units only. Wheelchair friendly. Off-street and secure parking. Free Wifi. Wine tasting, hiking, horse riding, fly fishing, golf, tennis all nearby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Fontaine Guest House

Address: 21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $132 - $268 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fontaine Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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