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Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Wonderful guesthouse with fantastic staff and service. Note that they have changed their name to Macaron however so you don't end up driving up and down the street without finding them. Gorgeous room, great breakfast and Lovely setting. We will definitely return!

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KarenMacaron, Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Emli Thank you so much for taking the time to write this nice review. We are changing the name online as soon as possible, the delay of the launch of our new website has held us back until now. Great to hear that you will be returning, we will be looking forward to this! Kind regards Karen & the...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Now called the Macaron. Stayed in a large garden room, huge sitting area and o much room in the shower. Central location, helpful staff, parking available. Buffet breakfast with freshly cooked eggs/ omelette if wanted. Fabulous place to see vineyards from, great restaurants nearby.

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KarenMacaron, Assistant Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Nursteach Thank you so much for taking the time to write this kind review. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Karen & the Macaron team

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a wonderful time at the Alchemist. The breakfast was fantastic. A real treat. The staff were absolutely brilliant. Friendly, attentive and very professional. We would happily stay again. Next time in SA, we will be back!

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KarenMacaron, Assistant Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Mike We appreciate you taking the time to write this kind review, thank you so much! We're happy to hear that you had suck a lovely time and we'll be looking forward to your next stay here. Kind regards Karen & the Macaron team

Hampshire
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Now called the Macaron, this guest house is in a great quiet location just off the main street close to the centre. The garden area and breakfast terrace is superb, as is the breakfast buffet. The service is polite and friendly and you have two pools to choose from with towels provided. The room didn't have air conditioning but the...

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KarenMacaron, Assistant Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Wild1s Great to hear that you would come back here, we'd love to have you here again! Hopefully by then we will have had the time to update the bathroom and install air conditioning in all rooms; they are on our to do list for the near future. Thank you very much for taking the time to write a...

Kortrijk, Belgium
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Centrally located in Franschoek, though an oasis of tranquility with a marvelous garden and 2 swimming pools. Rooms were recently refurbished and look great. At night there is a night guard so you feel totally secure. Wonderful breakfast with freshly baked bread.

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KarenMacaron, Assistant Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Gunther We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your recent stay with us. It is good to hear that you felt safe here, as this is very important to us. Thank you for taking the time to write this kind review, we hope to see you here again. Kind regards Karen & the Macaron team

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nadia and her team were so welcoming and helpful. I was unwell on day and they all showed genuine concern. The food, rooms and general ambiance was excellent. One of the best B&Bs I have ever stayed in.

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KarenMacaron, Assistant Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Sylvia Your review makes our day, thank you so much! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time here despite feeling unwell, and we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Karen & the Macaron team

Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A superb small boutique B&B one street behind the main street in Franschoek. Excellent breakfast and extremely helpful staff. The rear garden is a real oasis with it's 2 pools and sun terraces. Next time I wouuld choose a room overlooking the garden though!! Highly recommended!

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KarenMacaron, Assistant Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear GEK2804 Thank you for taking the time to write this very kind review, we are so happy to hear that you enjoyed the fresh breakfast and our tranquil garden. We hope to see you again, hopefully in one of the garden view rooms next time. Kind regards Karen & the Macaron team

London
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Now called Macaron, the Guest House is perfectly located on a quiet street just off the main hub. The extensive gardens are a haven of peace and well cared for. There are mountains to be seen in all directions and the staff are warm and friendly. The breakfast is excellent - a large spread of everything you could want plus...

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KarenMacaron, Assistant Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Oliver We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and felt cared for, we try our best to make people feel good here and to help them relax. Thank you for taking the time to write such a nice review, we hope to see you again in the future. Kind regards Karen & the Macaron...

Trowbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We stayed in room 7 (the Loft Room) and can highly recommend it. The pools and outside areas are lovely and the atmosphere is relaxing and friendly. Amazing location right in the middle of town but in a quiet location.

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KarenMacaron, Assistant Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Mark Room 7 is one of our most popular rooms and we are glad to hear that you enjoyed it. Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review, we really appreciate it. We hope to see you here again. Kind regards Karen & the Macaron team

Weybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Just a few steps away from the centre of the village this charming guest house was perfect for our short stay in Franschoek. The gardens and the staff were charming, a great breakfast served on the terraces, spotlessly clean. Our room, number 1 was very warm although a fan had been provided we were unable to have the window open...

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KarenMacaron, Assistant Manager at de Alchemist Guesthouse, responded to this review

Dear Andy Thank you so much for writing this nice review, it is lovely to hear that you enjoyed your stay in our guest house. We apologize for the warm room, we are looking to solve that problem before next summer. We hope to see you again! Kind regards Karen & the Macaron team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The story of 'De Alchemist'. Cafe in Ghent, Belgium - Guesthouse in Franschhoek, South Africa During the Spring of 2013, Yves & Martine decided to start a new adventure by opening a nice little cafe in the old medieval town of Ghent, Belgium. They called it 'De Alchemist'. Because the place was so popular, Adrian and Emma - their 2 youngest children - also started working at the bar and it became a beautiful family business. On the wave of happiness and adventure, Yves and Martine took things one step further. During a short holiday in South Africa, they decided to buy a let down bed & breakfast and started another big adventure. Thanks to the ideas of Martine and the hands of Yves, the guesthouse turned into a beautiful oasis of peace and quiet in the beautiful wine valley of Franschhoek. Franschhoek - food and wine capital of South Africa ... more   less 

Additional Information about de Alchemist Guesthouse

Address: 28 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly Auberge Bligny)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: RM484 - RM801 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“All rooms appear good.”
Nursteach, 30 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a garden view room, as our mountain view didn't really exist! Other rooms may be better than the one we had.”
Wild1s, 28 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Although our room was on the road it is a very quiet location and very peaceful nights sleep”
jlw5558, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
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