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La Fontaine Guest House

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Arlington, Virginia
Reviewed 9 September 2014

We stayed in the Orange room for one night. The location is fantastic.The staff is wonderful. Breakfast was delicious, and the beds were very comfortable. We received great information on the area from the staff. I would highly recommend a stay here.

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are fortunate to be able to offer a variety of room types at La Fontaine. The Orange Family suite can accommodate 2 adults and 2 children; garden suites; olde world rooms in our Victorian section. Breakfast is an important meal to help you kick start the day. We serve and we buy only...

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2014

Nice old fashioned room with living area that was bedroom for our teenage kids, we had the bedroom! Clean and quiet, well run hotel lodge. Staff and management were helpful and hospitable making our stay restful while we enjoyed the many vineyards closed by. Room had a log burner that was a welcome thing for August nights in South Africa....

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

Thank you for your review. The Orange family garden room is ideal for 2 adults and 2 children and is set in a peaceful garden with ample privacy. The unit has air conditioning and fans so there is no problem with the heat in the summer. It also has shrubs and trees to offer sufficient shade to keep it cool....

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
Reviewed 21 August 2014

Our second stay at La Fontaine, 5 years apart, and still excellent. We have stayed in the Lemon suite and Lavender suite now - both very cozy with their own log fires. Lemon suite slightly better as more spacious for longer stays. Location is great - walking distance to everything Franschhoek has to offer. Absolutely no downsides at all.

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

Thank you so much for returning to us at La Fontaine on your second visit. We are proud to say that we have a 25% return or referral by friends rate - we must be doing something right!! We look forward to your 3rd visit. Warm wishes, Kathie + the La Fontaine Team

Reviewed 20 August 2014

We are a family of four who stayed in two of the "garden" rooms in August. The rooms are SO comfortable and warm, and our hosts were really friendly and knowledgeable, giving my husband tips on where to go birdwatching (the garden itself was an excellent starting place), booking restaurants for dinner, and recommending places to visit. We had a...

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

Thank you for your review. During the winter months we ensure that the rooms are kept warm and cosy with our panel heaters and aircons. The garden suites all have wood burning fireplaces. Our gardens are full of birds as we have encouraged them to visit our gardens by planting indigenous plants and we have a bird feeder for seeds...

Maryland
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Stayed in a piece of history - our tour group comprised of five people stayed in the Victorian Campbell House – we occupied all three rooms and had the entire house to ourselves. A working fireplace and complimentary port added to the cozy atmosphere. The kitchen fridge was well stocked - drinks recorded by the guest on the honour system....

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

Thank you so much for your in depth review. We are very fortunate to be located close to the shops and restaurants. In any business, location is of prime importance! Winter has set in now but in a few weeks time it will be Spring so the gardens will be full of blossoms. The fruit trees in the Franschhoek Valley...

Farnham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2014

La Fontaine was very welcoming, friendly & comfortable - it felt like home to us given our party of 8 were all placed together in the upstairs room with access to a sitting room & balcony. The outstanding thing about all our rooms were the amazing bathrooms & showers. Kathie made us all feel very much at home & it...

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

Thank you so much for your great review. Lasting memories are what makes the world go around! I am so pleased that you were able to experience the true South African hospitality which we are so well known for. David is a local wine tour guide which we highly recommend and make use of his services whenever we can. If...

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 10 July 2014

La Fontaine offers you very nice accommodation with a warm and nice atmosphere. The rooms are comfortable and beautifully furnished and so is the bathroom. And the breakfast does not make you disappointed either. And this is due to Kathie and Richard know how to take care of you as a guests. So I am sure they are able to...

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

Thank you for your rview. It was great to meet your extended family. I hope you will return to La Fontaine next year after your yearly comrades marathon run. I am sure you still have a few more years running in you.!! Warm greetings, Kathie + Richard

South Africa
Reviewed 7 July 2014

Looking for a family-friendly getaway that accommodates both the parents' and child's needs can be tough - but the lovely La Fontaine Guest House in Franschhoek delivered way above our expectations! Elegant and old-world, the luxury of our family-suite let Mom and Dad feel pampered with the attention to detail (lovely linens, soothingly tasteful decor, complimentary port) and gave Junior...

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

Thank you so much for your review. I am so pleased you were able to find family accommodation where you could spend quality time together but still have enough privacy. Orange family suite is tucked away in the garden and the children there do not necessarily disturb other guests. We hope you will return to La Fontain on your nhext...

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 20 June 2014

We had the most wonderful few days staying here. Such an interesting and beautiful residence. A good breakfast spread and really comfortable beds in huge elegant bedrooms. Great location to discover the winelands and to top it off a short walk to town with plentiful supply of good restaurants, with a range to suit all. Helpful staff who offered advise...

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

Thank you for your great review! We are fortunate to be local South Africans who have a good knowledge of the local area and nationally. If you need to know about local wines, ask Richard! If you need to know about food and restuarants ask Kathie + Dawn! As my assistant, Dawn is a trained chef she has made sure...

Kingston, England
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We had a wonderful couple of nights at La Fontaine. Our hosts were very welcoming. The room (and the bathroom) was huge. Breakfast was excellent. There is a pool, but the weather was much too cold to try a swim. Franschoek is small enough to explore on foot from the guest house, but you will need some sort of transport...

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

Thank you so much for your review. We are fortunate to be situated in the heart of the village but in a very quiet area. Our gardens are situated at the back of the buildings and as I sit in my office I can hear numerous birds chirping in the trees as it is a beautiful +-24 degrees winter's day....

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Airport Transportation
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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: $130 - $215 (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”
fionah628, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Poolside cottages (Lemon Room particularly) are private and romantic”
nealandjenns, 25 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a rear or garden room as o The street can be noisy”
peter7685, 29 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 was quiet and spacious. The orange garden room is perfect for a family.”
202dianal, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“the bacon at breakfast is excellent!”
Warren278, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
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