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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

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5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 01/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 01/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#1 of 18 hotels in Franschhoek
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2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Number of rooms: 9 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel in Franschhoek offers luxury five star accommodation in five unique buildings all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village in the heart of the Cape wine lands. There are four swimming pools and four gardens. This hotel is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Saltwater pool
Plunge pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Bicycle tours
Board games / puzzles
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Pool view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Residential Neighbourhood
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Pumbafu 716 wrote a review Yesterday
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My wife and I recently spent a wonderful weekend at the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel. We had decided to go to Franschoek to relax and enjoy the comfort advertised by the hotel. We were NOT disappointed. From the minute we arrived, we were pampered and treated to every comfort imaginable by Declan and his team. There is nothing that is too much to ask for. The whole property is beautifully designed, tastefully furnished and maintained in pristine condition. The lovely pool area with direct access from our room was a great pleasure. The rooms are very comfortable and equipped with Hi speed Wi-Fi, TV, mini bar, AC, fans and just about anything else that you might require to make you stay comfortable. The hotel is located a short walk from Huguenot Street, the main drag where you you can find a choice of restaurant offering fine dining and also most cuisines that you you may fancy. Franschoek has a great vibe and whether you want to visit the multitude of shops or have a glass of wine and people watch, it is a great place to be. A big thank you to the entire team at Akademie who who worked tirelessly and smilingly to make our stay a memorable one. We will definitely be back.
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Hi Mark W, thank you so much for your very kind review. We are delighted that you both enjoyed your stay with us & very much look forward to your return visit. Look after each other! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Elbeth G wrote a review Apr 2021
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Akademie Street is the best hotel we have stayed in locally. It is pure luxury and the staff are amazing! It is beautiful and a great option for a honeymoon couple. The attention to detail is on a level I have never seen and guests comfort comes first.Just book and experience it for yourself!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Hi folks, Thank you so much for your very kind review & recommendation - it is greatly appreciated! We hope that we will see you both back again very soon! You will be warmly welcomed back! Kind Regards, Declan & The Akademie Team.
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missemmajude wrote a review Apr 2021
Cape Town, South Africa87 contributions1 helpful vote
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My fourth stay at Akademie Street was in their Uitsig suite, which is located upstairs and has wonderful views of the surrounding mountains from both the front door, the bathtub, and the private balcony (complete with wood-fried hot tub) at the back. I think this may be my favourite room! It only has access to the main pool and not an additional more private pool (like the 3 cottages on the property) but in these cooler months, that suited me just fine. A bathtub and wood-fired hot tub were all I needed. Every suite has a fireplace too. On food: I went out for dinner on the first night (to Protégé which is in walking distance) but loved my room so much that I decided to stay in on the second and enjoyed some takeaway in bed while watching TV before having a long bath. Bliss! Akademie's breakfast is always excellent (as were the treats in the mini bar) and complimentary chocolate in the suite. The changing seasons and the light it brings, in this part of the Western Cape, is particularly special. Especially in the mornings!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Declan Mackle, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Hi Emma J, Thank you so much for your wonderful review of your most recent stay with us! As always, it was our great pleasure playing host to you and we appreciate so much that you return again & again! We look forward to hopefully seeing you back once again, in the not too distant future! Take care! Kind Regards, Declan & The Akademie Team.
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ryan a wrote a review Apr 2021
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What a place , it has been our list for quite some time and we finally managed to spend 2 nights. It exceeded the hype and more importantly our expectations, what a magical place. The level of detail and brilliant service and amazing staff made this an experience to remember. The rooms where incredible , highlights being the comfy beds and instagrammable baths . Every corner of this place was carefully curated to make an unforgettable experience . Well done on magical and truly romantic place , we will be back.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hi folks, Thank you so much for such a generous & kind review - it is greatly appreciated! It was lovely meeting you both & a real pleasure hosting you at Akademie Street! We look forward to welcoming you back very soon! Kind Regards, Declan & The Akademie Team.
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Katy W wrote a review Apr 2021
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This might just be my favorite small hotel ever. The incredible staff and amazing property make for the perfect vacation Declan took care of all of our needs, breakfast was exceptional, such incredibly nice people
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Declan Mackle, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi folks, thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us & hope to see you back again very soon! Kind Regards Declan & The Akademie Team.
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PRICE RANGE
US$318 - US$529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include First South African Perfume Museum (0.3 km), Huguenot Memorial Museum (0.2 km), and Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orangerie at Le Lude, Le Coin Francais, and Protege Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Akademie Street Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Franschhoek.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (14.7 km).
Is Akademie Street Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.