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All You Need to Know About the Pool
at La Petite Dauphine

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... and bath, 2 sinks and gorgeous deck with our very own plunge pool. One parks the car outside the little house. I could have...
... the prettiest of all the houses. It has a small private pool and overlooks a little lake with a gorgeous mountain...
... first time we stayed in 7 that was wonderful with a private pool. This stay was in 3 as we decided with winter nipping a...
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feliceh wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom110 contributions60 helpful votes
My husband and I moved into suite 8 for 4 days. I could have stayed 4 weeks it was so wonderful.

La Petite Dauphine is a beautiful estate set in vineyards and olive groves. The owners, Gert and Louis live in a house in the grounds and they have 9 magnificent houses in the grounds which make up their B & B. Also set in the grounds is a restaurant Le Bon Bon where you can eat all your meals throughout the day. Breakfast is included.

The gardens are totally magnificent with exquisite sculptures dotted about. In fact the owners collect art and in all the houses they display some of the collection.

Our suite 8 consisted of a beautiful bedroom with lounge, large bathroom with shower and bath, 2 sinks and gorgeous deck with our very own plunge pool. One parks the car outside the little house. I could have starred at the view all
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In the main house JP or T attend to every needs together with Gert and Louis’s 2 well behaved golden retrievers and the gorgeous Benjy who is affectionate. This all contributes in making you feel you are at home.

La petite Dauphine is gated with full security. It is 5 mins drive from the high street and in the heart of all attractions.

I would highly recommend this wonderful place and look forward to visiting again very soon.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pigeon_forge66 wrote a review Nov 2019
Göttingen3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is one of the most beautiful places I have ever stayed at. We came for a 3 day workation. Everything is very well kept, and you can feel the love and pride they put into maintaining it.
We stayed in house no. 7 which is I believe the prettiest of all the houses. It has a small private pool and overlooks a little lake with a gorgeous mountain silhouette.
JP and Theuns were very helpul in arranging dinner bookings at some of the nicest restaurants in Franschhoek. We enjoyed every minute of our stay and would come back anytime.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Jean-PierreFourie, Manager at La Petite Dauphine
Responded 11 Nov 2019
Dear pigeon_forge66, Thank you very much for your time reviewing us on the Tripadvisor platform. We are so very delighted to hear that you had a "Phantastic get-away" here with us and that you have enjoyed every moment of it. We take pride in providing our guests with an unforgettable stay and also strive to better our offerings each and every day. You are more than welcome to pay us a return visit anytime and we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Kind regards, Jean-Pierre Fourie
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pawsandclaws wrote a review Sep 2019
worldwide63 contributions45 helpful votes
This was our second stay at this property this year and I think we have found our spot. We love to escape to the mountains every second month as time allows for a three nights or two-night break and have tried various properties that just disappoint and don’t deliver on promises. At La Petite Dauphine the cottages are sumptuous and cozy. The first time we stayed in 7 that was wonderful with a private pool. This stay was in 3 as we decided with winter nipping a pool was not needed. Both suites are beautifully decorated and very private. Breakfast at Bob Bon is lovely too and we were taken aback at the fact that staff remembered us from previous visits. The sherry tray is complimentary and was most welcome, and the morning brings a newspaper at your door. The bathroom had under floor heating and heated towel racks that in the evening chill were enjoyed. Staff is unobtrusive around the property and I love this top end of Franschoek, as town is close by with all its attractions. A great property with clean cozy suites, quite aircon if needed, fabulous sleep quality in linen and bed and the bathrooms feature my favourite line of toiletries L’Occidnete.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All of them are lovely but 7 and 8 have private pools while the rest are shared.
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Response from Jean-PierreFourie, Manager at La Petite Dauphine
Responded 2 Sep 2019
Dear pawsandclaws, Thank you for your kind review with regards to your second stay here with us at La Petite Dauphine. It is truly humbling to receive this kind of feedback from you, our return guest. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Kind regards, Jean-Pierre Fourie
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Kathryn F wrote a review Apr 2019
Washington DC, District of Columbia1 contribution
We stayed here for two nights in mid April after visiting Capetown, although I wish we had one more night. The property is gorgeous - tucked away in front of the mountains with beautiful vineyards. We stayed in Cottage 7, which was luxurious. It’s very private with an expansive view of the mountains and private plunge pool. It is beautifully decorated and the amenities are top notch. The cafe for breakfast and lunch was just a short 5 min walk (and quite pretty) through the property. We quite enjoyed the overall location - it’s about 5-6 min by car to the main strip with shops and restaurants. However there are several wineries within walking distance that we enjoyed as well.

The customer service is also exceptional - a big thank you to JP and his team for making us feel so welcome and for assisting us with numerous arrangements and getting around to the wineries.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jean-PierreFourie, Manager at La Petite Dauphine
Responded 19 Apr 2019
Dear kathrynf815 Thank you so much for your very kind words on this platform. Your review means so much to us as it inspires and motivates us to continue our pursuit of service excellence, your 5-star "stamp of approval" is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back! Kind regards
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Robert S wrote a review Feb 2019
Petworth42 contributions30 helpful votes
If you book the more expensive suites at La Petite Dauphine you could not be more comfortable. The suites are set in a vinyard with fruit trees looking away to the mountains beyond. There is an adequate pool and all the more expensive suites have access to a plunge pool. There is a mini bar (fairly important as the Cafe Bon Bon has no bar of its own) although the contents were a bit haphazard. Some suites (eg No. 2) have one large and well appointed bedroom and some (eg No 3) have a smaller bedroom and a sitting room. The whole place is quite spread out and involves a lot of walking. The reception is behind the Cafe Bon Bon, which serves breakfast, lunch and on three days per week (currently Wednesday, Friday and Saturday) serves dinner. This means that you need o go into Franschhoek (about 10 minutes drive) for an evening meal on other days. The food and wines are perfectly acceptable and there is an antique piano player who may or may not be an asset who expects to be tipped. It is very much a sophisticated restauraunt and not a 'cafe'. You cannot drive to the reception and you need to park in the Cafe Bon Bon car park and walk about 50 metres beyond the restaurant to find it. (It is not clearly marked for those arriving in the dark.)

There are a total of 9 suites, six of which (1 - 6) are set out in an attractive garden with a pond near the pool and are to be highly recommended, but they are about 300 m from the Cafe Bon Bon. The remaining three suites are about 600 m. from the Cafe Bon Bon, which is quite a hike for breakfast (although you can drive). We did not see much of rooms 7 and 8 but they look to be comfortable with plunge pools and good views. I will talk about suite 9 separately.

The website offers senior and junior suites. As it turns out all the suites are senior suites except suite 9 which is a junior suite and about half the size of the remainder. We booked a junior suite on Bookings.com, as it was described similarly to the senior suites, with a plunge pool and a balcony, except that it was smaller. This proved to be a bad mistake. We arrived in the dark and did not realise until the following morning that it was completely surrounded by trees so that it no longer has an open view and the terrace faces south east so it really gets no sun. For some inexplicable reason the garden round it has not been maintained so the balcony looks straight out onto an unmaintained piece of bundoo with long grass and dead canna flowers to look at. It certainly did not have a plunge pool as was claimed by booking.com. In fairness I have now looked at the estate's own web site which says that suite 9 only has access to the main pool and no plunge pool, but as this is 300 metres away it is a bit of a turn off. Nevertheless the Estate website shows photographs of suite 9 before the surrounding trees had grown up, giving a much more attractive appearance than the reality. The suite is really too cramped for any one wishing to unpack their luggage, and the minibar was surrounded by a pool of water, apparently because it had been turned off by previous guests.

It can be imagined that we asked to be moved to a better room, only to discover that this was the only junior suite. Nevertheless after some pressure we were moved to senior suite rooms at no additional cost. It was a pity that this was not achieved with very much grace or charm! It was not a very happy experience for us, but the senior suites proved to be extremely comfortable.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Responded 19 Apr 2019
Dear Robert S Thank you so very much for sharing your personal views on the Trip advisor platform. We value all feedback of our guests be it good or bad, and will most definitely look into all the points that you have raised in your review. Kind regards
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