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5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
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Updated 09/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 09/05/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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2022 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
Breakfast available
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 in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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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Mountain view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Family
Romantic
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Special Deal:Free breakfast with your stay
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bronaghstrain wrote a review 13 May
Belfast, United Kingdom5 contributions2 helpful votes
We recently returned to Akademie St after a long absence and instantly received the warm welcome we had experienced on previous trips. Declan, Manette & the team excelled in all areas-the level of service & attention to detail in this amazing hotel could not have been surpassed. The beautiful breakfast was served in the Orangerie to which we returned each eve for complimentary pre & post dinner drinks- with a pianist in residence to entertain us. Once again we had a truly amazing holiday & hope to return next year. Thanks to all the Akademie team!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 3 days ago
Hello Bronagh, It was really great to have your husband & yourself back with us once again - thank you so much for returning. Thank you also for your very generous words & we are thrilled that you had a great time with us. We are even happier that you plan to return next year - roll on 2023! Look after each other, kind regards Declan & The Akademie Team.
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PhilipBT wrote a review 13 May
Newry, United Kingdom15 contributions4 helpful votes
Myself and my wife once again returned to wonderful Akademie St for a long anticipated holiday following Covid restrictions. Declan was there to give us the usual warm welcome that we have come to enjoy and talked us through all the details of the hotel and offered to arrange dinner for us that evening at a restaurant he was happy to recommend. Our room was impeccable , complimentary minibar stocked to capacity. Declan invited us to join him for pre dinner drinks in the beautiful Orangery and reminded us that there would also be complimentary drinks available on our return from dinner. As usual we found all the staff to be helpful and friendly, anything we needed was facilitated. First class service was experienced throughout our stay, another fantastic Home from Home experiencethanks to Declan, Manette and team!!
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 3 days ago
Hi PhilipBT, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such kind & generous words - they are greatly appreciated! It was such a pleasure having your wife & yourself back once again and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us - we loved having you back too!. We look forward to welcoming you both back again very soon! Safe travels, Declan & The Akademie Team.
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Michael P wrote a review 12 May
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Simply amazing stay! Hospitality and service second to none. Declan and his staff made us feel like long lost friends. It was actually difficult to leave the hotel and explore the town and wineries because it was such a wonderful experience. A very heartfelt thank you to the entire staff, we look forward to our next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 4 days ago
Hi Michael, Thank you so much for your lovely review - it is greatly appreciated! We are thrilled that you all enjoyed your few days in the Winelands - we loved having you here too! Hopefully, we'll see you all back again some day! Safe travels. Kind Regards, Declan & The Akademie Team.
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Za Jarzebowski wrote a review 9 May
Cape Town Central, South Africa16 contributions1 helpful vote
A fantastic boutique 9 roomed hotel with the quirkiness that no one can falter. I wonderful experience of being spoilt. Nothing too much trouble by the friendly staff and the Hotel Manager, Declan. Rooms were spacious and so interesting as all the rooms were different. We had our Bar fridge filled every day and cocktails at 6pm before we went out for dinner - all part of the daily rate. Nice touch guys! Each room has a wood burning hot tub which was fun lighting up and quite safe. Drinking a glass of wine at 10pm in candle light in a hot tub was special. Breakfasts catered for every type of diet and superb service. The communal pool had an add-on Jacuzzi so it was fun having a plunge in the coolish pool and then into the hot jacuzzi afterwards. Boutique hotels such as Akademie are the way to go - such great service! Well done guys! We'll be back .....................
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Za J, Thank you so much for taking time to review your recent stay with us - it is greatly appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us and even happier, that you plan to return - you will be warmly welcomed back. Thanks also for the many friendly chats & of course, for some great ideas!! Look after each other & hopefully see you both back very soon! Kind Regards, Declan & The Akademie Team.
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Teresa H wrote a review 9 May
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What a wonderful, welcoming and precious little gem of a hotel in Franschhoek! From start to finish, everyone was genuinely friendly and of joyful nature. It was evident how hard everyone works together to provide a top notch experience for the guests, right down to the wee details like learning guests names to greet them at breakfast (that was so sweet) or chatting with them during happy hour. One thing that impressed me the most is the value the owners placed in the staff as they explained a turned down expansion opportunity during COVID in order to instead invest in the staff as well as stories about staff dinner outings to test out new local restaurants. They clearly have their priorities in order. They say that people make the place, and this is definitely true at Akademie; however, of course, it's so much more than that. Each room and all facilities had so many special added details, not to mention the overall unique style and design of the entire hotel. It was absolutely charming in every way. Finally, Declan was the most friendly host who was always willing to help in any way from arranging rides, recommending restaurants, advising on hiking and running routes in the area and standing at the door waving to us as we drove away in the car! What a special and unique place. Thank you ALL for such a lovely and unforgettable stay.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 1 week ago
Hi Teresa, thank you so much for such kind words and we are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us! It was a real pleasure meeting you and having you to stay with us - hopefully we'll see you back again some day! Take care & safe travels! Kind Regards, Declan & The Akademie Team.
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PRICE RANGE
US$409 - US$711 (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, a pool, and free parking.
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 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, Protege Restaurant, and Le coin Français.
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).