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“First class accommodation and hospitality for all the family.”
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The Corner House
Ranked #15 of 63 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Monikie, Angus
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6 reviews
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“First class accommodation and hospitality for all the family.”
Reviewed 15 January 2012

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.

Room Tip: Blue room looked lovely. Red room was lovely and had it's own door onto verandah.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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thecornerhouse, Owner at The Corner House, responded to this review, 6 February 2012
We remember very well your poor sick child and we feel sorry we couldn't do more. We sincerely hope you visit Franschhoek again to make up for the things you missed this time, making sure you will have a wonderful time. Sunny regards from Franschhoek and thank you very much for writing this very special review.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 December 2011

What a perfect stay at the Corner House. Daniele and Dick are consummate hosts; from our welcome glass of champagne on the stoep, overlooking their gorgeous garden to the beautifully well-appointed rooms, spotlessly clean bathrooms and charming attentive staff. Maureen made us the best scrambled eggs in Franschhoek! We booked for one night and stayed for four. I would recommend the Corner House to anyone.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 December 2011

The service was excellent, you get the personalized service only fit for a kin.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Naarden, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 14 December 2011

We had a very nice welcome by the owner of the Corner House. He gave us a beautiful room with a nice privat terrace and our own room entrance. The room and bathroom were very clean and spacious, realy value for money! The swimmingpool was still a littlebit cold, but very nice to cool down after a walk in the surrounding. The Guesthouse has also a lovely garden. I should recommend this guesthouse for shore to my friends and family! There is a lot to do in the surroundings. This B&B is perfectly suited for a longer stay. By the way: the breakfast is also excellent.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Reviewed 10 December 2011

We stayed with Danièle and Dick last year and were indeed treated as old friends when we returned a year later with some friends. The guest house is very clean, breakfast fantastic, the ladies who cook and clean are very nice and it is within walking distance from the center of Franschhoek and some of the wine estates. What makes the place very special is Danièle (Sorry Dick!), who really is a VERY special lady. Among other great things she has started a school in one of the "townships" and is happy to take her guests for a visit there. Very interesting! If you should get tired of restaurant food, Danièle and Dick have a barbeque grill in their garden. We hope to be back there soon....

Room Tip: The "blue room" (our room) is very large with a fireplace and a huge bathroom with a batht...
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  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Lundin Links, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 December 2011

We both had a really enjoyable stay at The Corner House. Daniele and Dick where very helpful with tips re where to eat and also arranged hourse riding and wine tasting for us.

The red room was lovely with access to the verandah where we often enjoyed coffee and drinks.

Fell in love with the dogs who where both really friendly.

We will definately be back when next in South Africa!
Barry & Collette

Room Tip: Room 1 has access to the verandah.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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Reviewed 5 December 2011

We were thrilled with our experience at the Corner House. We arrived much earlier than expected and the staff couldn't have been more accommodating. They allowed us to drop off some things, park on the premises and enjoy Franschoek while they finished preparing the room, which was charming, clean and spacious. The B&B itself is perfectly located within easy walking access to the monument and to shops and restaurants in town. Daniele and Dick, the owners, were both especially helpful - assisting us in finding an open pharmacy and giving recommendations for dining in the area. As other reviewers have mentioned, the breakfast was delicious and they allowed us to enjoy it outside on the covered terrace. We are already looking forward too our next visit to the Corner House!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Corner House
Address: 5 Unie Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Corner House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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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