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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...

Stockholm, Sweden
Reviewed 23 November 2014

Althought we only stayed 1 night, we had a great stay. The rooms very nice and warmly decorated. Breakfast in the garden with a full range of options. Should we return for a longer and deeper study of the wines, this would be our first choice.

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

Thank you for your review. The saying goes, smile and the whole world smiles with you!! We would love to have you back to stay with us at La Fontaine but for a longer stay so that you will have more time to taste the wine and good food that Franschhoek is so for. Warm wishes, Kathie

Solihull, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2014

From the moment we walked into La Fontaine it felt like home. A wonderful welcome from Kathie the owner who was full of information about local restaurants and which wineries to visit - and she was spot on. We stayed in Campbell House (next to the main house) a Victorian property, with huge bedrooms and bathrooms which were well-equipped, good...

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

Wow!! Thank you so much for the best review we have had to date. I hope that the La Fontaine team has matured like a good bottle of wine, delivering the service/product that one expects from a 4-star establishment. We have worked together since 2001 !! Local knowledge is the best which we can offer as we have been in...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 October 2014

A warm welcome in a peaceful position only one block back from Franschoek busy main road (only in the daytime). Convenient for restaurants, shops, tram etc. A choice of continental or cooked breakfast served in garden under a vine-covered pergola. Katie, the owner, was helpful and sympathetic providing me with a slice of toast when I was feeling too unwell...

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

Many thanks for your review. It is certainly not great when one is ill on holiday but I am pleased I was able to help you feel a little better and that you were able to enjoy our breakfast on one of the mornings! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip in SA and that you will return...

England
Reviewed 23 October 2014

Just off the main street but walking distance to all of the shops and restaurants makes La Fontaine perfectly located. The room was large and well appointed and comfortable. Though the weather was cool, the room was not cold. Breakfast was great and we were made welcome.

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

Many thanks for your review. A warm welcome should always be on top of ones list in the hospitality industry as it is the first and lasting impression. Breakfast at La Fontaine is fresh and plentiful to start the day on a good note. The location of La Fontaine is one of its many strong points! We hope you will...

Reviewed 14 October 2014

This bed and breakfast is ideally located in Franschhoek. It is minutes away from the center of town. The room was clean, the staff gracious. The hosts offer a continental breakfast in the morning, otherwise meals are taken at the local restaurants. In the center of wine country, there are 47 vineyards nearby. Wish I had time to sample all...

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

Hi there, thank you for your review. One night is certainly not enough time to explore the vineyards to "drink in" the amazing scenery, the great wines and dine at the superb restaurants. La Fontaine's proximity to the town is such a plus factor - almost like being at a one-stop open air shopping centre in the middle most beautiful...

Brighton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 September 2014

We spent 2 glorious nights at La Fontaine in Franschoek . It is absolutely blissful. They have thought of everything to make a thoroughly pleasant stay. Thank you especially to Dawn who kindly organised everything for us to maximise our enjoyment of our visit to Franschoek. Kathie and Richard the owners were also very attentive to the needs of their...

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

Your best stay - our best review!!! Many thanks for your sincere, great review. Just a note on the heating in the garden suites. All the garden suites have wood burning fireplaces; wall heaters and aircons that turn into heaters. To conserve electricity, we only switch on the aircons a short while before booking in time. They take a very...

hereford
Reviewed 25 September 2014

As 2 couples we stayed here for 3 nights in the middle of our holiday. The rooms are large and cosy, with comfortable huge beds. The hotel is in a quiet street but only minutes walk away from all the shops and restaurants. Kathy and her staff were most helpful with advice on things to do and places to eat....

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

Thank you for your review. The best advice is from the locals! Richard and I have been in the Franschhoek Valley since 1982 and seen an amazing transformation from a one horse town to what it is today! If guests are departing early before our breakfast time then we ensure that we pack them a healthy picnic breakfast to help...

Exmouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 September 2014

Kathie and her ladies were wonderful. La Fontaine is a quiet guest house close to the town centre which delivered everything we could have asked. Wheelchair accessible, and Kathie even went to the effort of finding suitable shower stools for the shower facilities. Breakfasts were wonderful and her husband a source of knowledge for trips we wanted to make. Once...

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

It was an absolute pleasure having you to stay with us at La Fontaine. We try our best to make our guests feel welcome and whatever the request, big or small, must be attended to to the best of our ability. We are after all in the hospitality trade!! I am a very homely person so I hope it reflects...

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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $137 - $281 (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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“Ask for a rear or garden room as o The street can be noisy”
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“Room 2 was quiet and spacious. The orange garden room is perfect for a family.”
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