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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the minute you walk into Akademie Street and are greeted like a long lost friend until the minute you reluctantly say goodbye the experience and service is second to none. The accommodation, the breakfast, the property itself - all our quite exquisite. We stayed in the Gelatenheid room. It was more like a house. A beautiful two storey cottage....

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi nixbeer, Thank you for such a kind and thoughtful review - we really do appreciate it! We are so happy that you enjoyed your 'Akademie experience' from start to finish. Hopefully, we will see you again soon! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A wonderful welcome even though we were early. The excellent and personal service continued and they had really thought through what guests might want and provided it. We could not recommend more highly and would have loved to have stayed longer.

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Jane, Thanks for such a kind and generous review - we really do appreciate the feedback! Hopefully, you will be able to stay longer next time. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Berlin, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

The Akademie Street Hotel is simply sublime in every regard. Starting with the very gracious greeting from their manager and warm welcomes of the staff their attention to every detail of their guests experience extends through the entire house, guest rooms, facilities and amenities. Actually, the Akademie Street experience started prior to making our arrival. We rang the hotel as...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Richard M, Thank you for such a kind and generous review. We are so happy that you enjoyed the whole Akademie/Franschhoek experience and hopefully we will see you back again soon! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Wow, what an experience. Akademie Street was everything we were hoping for and more. The staff are wonderful and cannot do enough to ensure your stay is comfortable and just perfect. Location is excellent, no driving required. Recently enjoyed a family reunion booking 3 cottages. We stayed in Vreugde which is perfect for a couple with its own swimming pool...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hello Pearlza55, Thank you for such kind and generous words. We are delighted that you loved the Akademie experience and the 'all new' Vreugde cottage. We look forward to welcoming you back to Akademie St. in the near future. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

New York City, New York
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My wife and I spent a portion of our honeymoon here for just two nights. It was perfect. We stayed in the honeymoon suite and it was located one block off the main street in town. We walked both night and day to our dinner in town. It's perfectly located and extremely safe being that it is in wine country....

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi jrc17174, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We are delighted that you enjoyed your honeymoon here and thank you for letting us be a part of it! Congratulations and the best of luck in your future together. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our return trip to Akademie; the ownership has changed, but it still retains a wonderful atmosphere and level of service. Stayed in one of the cottages with its own private garden and pool. Excellent service and some wonderful, thoughtful touches, included free laundry, wifi. Attention to detail is great, and lots of special touches, such as a real...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi riverbean, Thank you so much for your lovely review. It is always great to hear that guests have had a great experience at Akademie St. - but it is even more gratifying when it comes from a returning guest! We are delighted that you loved some of our new improvements and hopefully we will see you back again soon!...

Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Have just returned home after spending the last 4 nights of my birthday trip at this amazing boutique hotel. Words cannot express the level of service/surroundings & fantastic team led by Declan..very informative & no request was a problem (We actually arrived a day earlier than planned so stayed in 2 different rooms,both so impressive!!) The style of the hotel...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Neil E, Thank you so much for such kind and generous words - it really means a lot to us!! It was great that you were able to add an extra day to your Akademie stay - hopefully next time, you can stay even longer!! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Declan and his staff could not have been nicer. Enjoyable evening wine by the outdoor fireplace. Fabulous breakfast. (Several varieties of fresh fruit, beautifully arranged, homemade granola, yogurt, honey, eggs, etc.) Our room was gorgeous & spacious with all the amenities one could want. What a very special experience; we wish we could have stayed for more than just 2...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Rich1064, we are delighted that you enjoyed your experience on Akademie St. and we hope to see you back some day! Thanks for taking the time to review your stay - we appreciate it! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We truly enjoyed staying at the Akademie Street Boutique hotel. Friendliness, service, hospitality, facilities and amenities were all top notch. We stayed in the Oortuiging Suite, which was very roomy and luxurious. The private, wood fired hot tub was a fun addition. We also enjoyed a swim in the heated pool and a cognac by the outdoor fireplace in the...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi DavBec2013, we are delighted that you loved all the new amenities on offer, in our Oortuiging suites - it's great for us to receive your seal of approval! Hopefully we will see you back again soon. Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It doesn't seem right to call Akademie Street a Hotel - it is a different experience. From the moment you arrive, the care and attention from Declan, Stacy, Meena, and the other staff is more like that afforded to long lost family members. However, privacy is also paramount and they certainly find the right balance. The accommodation is outstanding and...

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AkaFhk, Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Neville A, Thank you so much for writing such kind and generous words - I can assure you, that it is greatly appreciated! We are delighted that you enjoyed your brief time with us and hopefully you will come visit us again soon! Declan & the Akademie Team.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Number of rooms: 6 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House 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 and guest house is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed ... more   less 

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Address: 5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: RM1,463 - RM2,345 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Akademie Street Boutique Hotel and Guest House 5*
Number of rooms: 6
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