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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 February 2015

Kathie welcomed us and showed us to the orange garden room a big family suite with a double bedroom and 2 single beds in a large living area. The kitchen area was equipped with a fridge-freezer, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities. There were candles in the bedroom which could create a romantic atmosphere for honeymooners. Kathie booked us...

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

Franschhoek is situated in a beautiful valley and location where you need to linger for more than one night to sample the wines and food from the many acclaimed restaurants. I am sure you will be back in the near future and we look forward to welcoming you again to La Fontaine. Warm wishes, Kathie

Reviewed 15 January 2015

We stayed at La Fontaine over the New Year. We were very impressed with the staff and the location. We walked everywhere- the location was perfect. We were in the first room in the main building and we had no complaints. Felt very safe there and the room was just what we needed for our two night stay. It was...

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

Thank you so much for your review. The main house was originally a family home and then converted into a boarding house for girls. Old pupils have returned to ensure that the house has not been spoilt and were especially concerned about the pantry as many a raid had taken place for midnight feasts!! My original staff members have been...

New York City, New York
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Traveling with my husband and three adult children. The rooms were very comfortable and had everything needed. The staff was welcoming and the breakfast was delightful. It is located just a few blocks from center town allowing for easy access to all of Franschhoek. Very accommodating and highly recommended - a home away from home!

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

The first impression is always the lasting impression!! A warm African welcome with a smile is what you should expect from the staff at La Fontaine. We provide a relaxed home from home atmosphere but keeping in mind the professional aspect of your stay. We hope that you will have wonderful memories of your visit to South Africa and hope...

Southampton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 January 2015

We stayed here 2 nights. The staff were very welcoming and helpful in advising about the surrounding areas and hiking routes - thanks Richard! The room no.1 where we stayed was clean but decor wise perhaps bit tired. The building itself is old colonial style lovely building with creaking floorboards - saying that this didn't bother us. Breakfast was good...

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

Thank you for your review. The reason why the decor (curtains) might have looked tired was as a result of a previous guest having spilt red wine all over the curtains and they bleached in our effort to get the stains removed. We have since replaced them with new curtains. As we have lived in the Western Cape for most...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We spent 2 wonderful nights here on our 21 day tour with African Sky Tours. One of our favorite towns and surrounding areas to visit. Our daughter had her own charming suite in the garden and our spacious room was upstairs. Nothing was left to chance,even providing extra lighting as there was frequent load shedding or in Canada, power failures...

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

Thank you for your review. Franschhoek is certainly a town you can return to many times. It is the 3rd most visited town in SA. It is centrally situated in the winelands and only 1hrs drive to Cape Town. We hope that your daughter will visit us again and bring her friends with her! We wish you a Happy New...

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed 26 December 2014

We were a large family group of 8 adults and 5 children, spending Christmas in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. The rooms were of a wonderful proportion - airy and spacious - and were spotlessly clean. Beds were very comfortable. Breakfasts were served on the verandah under the grapevines and were delicious. We decided to have a large family gathering of...

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

Thank you so much for your review. You had an amazing family gathering with members coming from all corners of the globe. It was a pleasure to host you at La Fontaine and thank you for inviting us to share your gourmet picnic with your family. We look forward to hosting them at any time they re-visit Franschhoek. Happy New...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

We had a suite by the pool. Lovely double room and lounge where they had set up three beds for our kids. Delicious breakfast. Really friendly staff. Cathie arranged for one of her staff to babysit for us for two of the nights we were there to allow us to go out together. She was amazing and wasn't fazed at...

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

It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay - great parents, great kids. I am so pleased you were able to make use of our baby-sitting service so that you could enjoy each others company without any interruptions! Happy New Year and I hope it will be a great one. Warm wishes, kathie

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 21 December 2014

Thank you for a wonderful stay. The guest house was clean, beautiful furnished and the food was delicious. We stayed for 2 nights but wished we had booked for more days. We will return in 2015 with the rest of our family. We will recommend La Fontaine to all our friends and family

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

Thank you for your kind review. We have built up a reputation for the best breakfast in Franschhoek. A guest told me that it was the best he had experienced on his entire trip in SA!! I enjoy choosing fabrics etc for the rooms - every room is differently decorated and I love using colour contrasts. We hope we will...

Almere-Haven, Flevoland, Netherlands
Reviewed 17 December 2014

Great location and very good service. Kids loved the swimming pool next to our room. Oh, and good Wifi! We enjoyed the stay and got very good advice about the restaurants nearby. Laundry service on the same day came in very handy.

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

Thank you for your review. The Orange family suite is ideally situated in the garden near to the swimming pool. La Fontaine's location is a big plus as everything is within easy walking distance. Local knowledge is the best and as we have been in Franschhoek for over 30 yrs we have seen great changes and have extensive knowledge of...

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 December 2014

We were welcomed by Kathie and her team who showed real enthusiasm about our stay. They took time to find out what sort of thing we liked before making spot on restaurant recommendations and reservations for us. Impressive. The guest house itself is lovely with interesting rooms and furniture, and great character. Amazing views from the balcony, nice to relax...

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

Thank you so much for your review. Local knowledge is the best! We always advise guest to pre book restaurants in the high season before staying in Franschhoek. There is a great choice of restaurants in the main street but often the popular restaurants are full most evenings. The Cape sugar birds and many others are still enjoying the syrup...

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • 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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