We arrived in the beautiful village of Franschhoek after a wonderful three week holiday over Christmas and New Year in South Africa. This was the last stop before we flew back to Scotland and were looking forward to viewing the vineyards, village and surrounding area.
Danielle and Dick were very welcoming and we were given two lovely, comfortable, clean and bright rooms (for ourselves and three boys). Our room opened onto the verandah, and the boys' room was next door. Danielle organised a lift to an excellent local Italian Restaurant for us, and we were collected and returned to the Guesthouse after our meal - perfect.
However, at midnight our six year old was very sick (minestrone soup - not pretty) all over the lovely pristine white bedlinen. We spent the whole night up with him and cleaning up the mess. In the morning Danielle and her staff were extremely understanding and helpful, and dismissed my concerns over the mess.
During the day he deteriorated and Dick kindly organised an appointment at the local doctor. We were housebound all day and Danielle could not have been more helpful, and even gave Alistair a wee hippo as a present. She also offered to cook us an evening meal and get a DVD for our son to watch as we couldn't go out, and let our older boys into the Library where they found books and games to amuse themselves.
The following day they kept our room open for us as our flight didn't leave Cape Town until 7pm which was a huge help and enabled our son to rest as much as possible.
All in all, we could not have asked for a better place to stay - it was disappointing that I couldn't see as much of Franschhoek as I would've wanted, so I will definitely go back and visit The Corner House again. As a family with young children, we could not have been made more welcome.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A boutique, 7 rooms, quiet guest house with a sparkling pool and veranda. Some rooms have private entrance. Kids are welcome. 5 minutes walk of the main street with its many award winning restaurants. Eat, sleep and drink in the food capital of South Africa. ... more less
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