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Romsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very conveniently situated behind the main street in Franschoek, we stayed in the annexe which was very private and comfortable with a huge bedroom and bathroom. The staff were very helpful in booking restaurants and suggesting activities. Breakfast, either on the terrace or inside was excellent and efficiently served.

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London
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for two nights in February. From arrival onwards the staff were most helpful. We had driven straight from the airport after a night flight so we were very early but our room was made ready for us very quickly. We were in room 4 and it was lovely with a very pleasant outlook. Breakfast was taken each...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We have a bathroom downstairs in the main house which is used for early arrivals off international flights and also for guests who are departing on late night flights and wish to relax at the guest house. As all our orders for the cooked breakfast are made to order it does take a little while...

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights at La Fontaine-lovely room-quaint old furniture and comfy bed-easy access to pool and breakfast area-very good location for superb restaurents in walking distance and the wine tram just round the corner-Franshoek is a really charming town with fantastic shops and top of the range restaurents- Highly recommend this guest house with superb staff who are very...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. It is such a great feeling to know that our hard work is acknowledged One of the great selling points is that we are within an easy, short walking distance to the main road where most of the top restaurants are situated, but at the same time we are located in a quiet...

Wirral, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017

As two couples we spent 3 nights at la Fontaine while we explored Franschoek and the Winelands. The situation is very convenient - right in the heart of the town. We were made very welcome by the proprietors , Kathy and Richard, who gave very helpful advice about local amenities. The bedroom was spotlessly clean, spacious and comfortable. There is...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Graham Thank you for your kind review. La Fontaine is certainly very centrally situated and very convenient in every aspect. The Western Cape is experiencing a severe shortage of water but we are fortunate that we installed a grey water system a few years ago which supplies water to parts of the garden. Most of the plantings in the...

Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 4 February 2017

Very nice place to stay, especially the garden suites which have direct access to the pool and lovely garden with sun beds. Full of atmosphere and friendly service. Have stayed there twice and would gladly return.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are proud to say that we have a 25% return rate which is very pleasing and to us it is so lovely to see familiar faces again and again. We look forward to welcoming you once again on your next visit to Franschhoek. I hope that the rest of your journey was enjoyable. Many...

Hopewell, Virginia
Reviewed 30 January 2017

We spent three nights at Lafontaine. Hostess Sharon very helpful, Lemon Cottage very nice, quiet, next to the pool, restful. Definitely a treat. Laundry service was efficient. Good breakfast. Easy to find, Centrally located and within safe walking distance of the main commercial area.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Lemon garden suite is spacious and bright, situated in the peaceful garden and pool area. Our neighbourhood is very peaceful and the indigenous plants in the garden attract many sugar birds and other species of birds which adds to the quiet atmosphere. Our location is great and close to the restaurants + shops....

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Lovely comfortable bedroom with mountain views with access to a shared balcony and lounge with complimentary Port and Sherry. Good swimming pool and lounging area. Delightful outside breakfast area. La Fontaine is kept very clean, neat and tidy and is centrally located within the very beautiful Franschhoek area.

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Simon Thank you for your review. Cleanliness of our rooms is our top priority and we ensure that we maintain a high standard of cleanliness and tidiness throughout the 2 properties. Franschhoek must be one of the most beautiful valleys in South Africa and I, having lived in this valley for 35 years, still can appreciate its wonderful scenery....

Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

On arrival we were met by the guest house owner and shown to our rooms. They were beautifully decorated and the bathrooms were so lovely! There was lots of choice at breakfast and the grounds were very relaxing. Overall a lovely stay and we were made the feel very welcome

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Caroline Thank you so much for your review. We are fortunate to be situated in a quiet neighbourhood and our pool area and gardens are at the back of the property. Our gardens are mainly planted to indigenous and water wise plants and as we are experiencing a severe drought in the Western Cape our gardens are standing up...

Beaconsfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Lovely small friendly guest house just behind Main Street Welcoming Important to ask for larger of bedrooms which are beautifully appointed View of mountains and walking distance restaurants and local attractions A real gem

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your short but concise review - La Fontaine in a nutshell!! We hope you will be able to stay with us once again on your next visit to the beautiful valley of Franschhoek and all that it has to offer. Many thanks, Kathie

kildare
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights as part of our three week trip to South Africa. The guest house was nice and relaxed. The owners and managers were their when you needed them but you were left to your own devices. Breakfast was served out in pretty court yard,food was nice and fresh. The pool area was nice but the...

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MurrayFranschhoek, Owner at La Fontaine Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Often we find through experience that honeymoon couples like to have more privacy than other guests and therefore we do not like to disturb them too much. We have a 24-hour service and you only need to ask for help. As we have been managing La Fontaine for 16 years and have lived in the...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
La Fontaine welcomes you into the heart of Franschhoek (1 hour drive from Cape Town International airport). Experience country hospitality in this gracious, centrally situated home with spectacular mountain views. We offer fourteen double rooms en-suite; five upstairs in the main house, one downstairs; four garden suites, one of which is suitable for a family of 2 adults and 2 children. These garden suites have their own entrances, patios, wood burning fireplaces, DSTV, fridges, air cons. In our adjacent Victorian building we offer 3 double rooms en-suite, one of which is wheelchair friendly and a garden suite which is suitable for 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 small children. The Victorian home, Campbell House, can be hired out in its entirety for a family group. Within walking distance to restaurants, galleries and shops. Children welcome in the family units only. Wheelchair friendly. Off-street and secure parking. Free Wifi. Wine tasting, hiking, horse riding, fly fishing, golf, tennis all nearby. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Fontaine Guest House

Address: 21 Dirkie Uys Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: RM439 - RM891 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Fontaine Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“all rooms seem to have good amenities”
 of 5 bubbles fionah628, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Poolside cottages (Lemon Room particularly) are private and romantic”
 of 5 bubbles nealandjenns, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a rear or garden room as o The street can be noisy”
 of 5 bubbles peter7685, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 was quiet and spacious. The orange garden room is perfect for a family.”
 of 5 bubbles 202dianal, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the bacon at breakfast is excellent!”
 of 5 bubbles Warren278, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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