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28 Van Wijk Street, 7690 Franschhoek, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.8/10! (score from 137 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at De Alchemist Guesthouse.
|Superior Twin Room|
|Queen Room - 1|
|Basic Double Room - 1|
|Queen Room with Terrace|
|Queen Room with Garden View|
|Basic Double Room - 2|
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De Alchemist Guesthouse's staff speaks: Dutch, English, German
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Outdoor Pool (seasonal), Grounds
Golf Course (within 2 miles), Fishing, Hiking, Cycling, Horseback Riding, Bicycle Rental
Food & Drink
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Airport Shuttle (surcharge), Baggage Storage, Shared Lounge/TV Area, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Daily Housekeeping
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Heating, Air Conditioning
Dutch, English, German
Pick & Pay convenience (0.1 miles)
Saturday market (0.1 miles)
Approx 9 along main street (0.2 miles)
Elephant & Barrel Pub (0.1 miles)
Mt Rochelle (1.2 miles)
Berg River (1.2 miles)
2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.
Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
One child from 0 to 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
One child from 3 to 7 years is charged ZAR 350 per night in an extra bed.
One older child or adult is charged 100 % of the room stay per night when using existing beds.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 137 reviews
Value for money
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Surrounded by the old vineyards of Franschhoek Valley, this carefully restored Victorian home has an outdoor pool and a private sun deck.
Score from 153 reviews Very good
Centre-Ville Guest house is situated in a renovated Victorian villa, in the centre of Franschhoek. It boasts Franschhoek Mountain views, and a refreshing outdoor swimming pool.
Score from 237 reviews Wonderful
Villa-Roux is a self-catering accommodation located in Franschhoek. It features a garden, BBQ facilities and free WiFi. The property is 1.5 km from the Huguenot Monument.
Score from 43 reviews Excellent
Offering spacious accommodation overlooking the surrounding mountains, vineyards and orchards, this guest house is located a 2-minute drive from Franschhoek.
Score from 118 reviews Excellent
GREAT location, friendly staff and hosts, very clean, lovely pool and gardens, and wonderful tasty breakfast. Everything is so well thought out and presented. We spent 4 nights and could have done more.
The location is excellent as it's so close to the centre of town. Fabulous restaurants are 2-5 minute walk away! Yet the stunning garden is a peaceful, quiet retreat.
possible query on the security of the side gate where access to the gardens is easy to passers bye
Location. Stoeps!! Gardens and pools. Views of mountains. Most important however were, Yves and Martine. Simply delightful ...loved them both. Ideally sited. Good parking too.
Very helpful staff & huge attention to detail. Layout & outside space lovely . Perfect place to relax .
Some of the fixtures were a bit tired which added to the charm
De alchemist was 50m from the shops and a quick jaunt to the pub, great for a social visit to Franshhoek. So get your takkies on and book this place... As a social traveller I really needed a recovery breakfast and they delivered, fresh prompt with lots of coffee
Staff had great suggestions for what to do, where to eat etc, and the place is set right near the high street but still secluded and with great views and garden. A real treat.
The loft room was beautifully spacious and very comfortable Lovely breakfast under the trees
television set did not work.i expected a price reduction.was not offered musik in garden was to loud
A very nice place to stay with wonderfully manicured grounds in a beautiful setting.
Pleasant bed and breakfast in the middle of Franschhoek, so no need to drive for diner or drinks, just a short walk to the main street. Accomodation is clean and welcoming, so are the (relative) new owners who transformed this place in a little hide-out
comfortable, personalized, perfect for us........and not antiseptic as in an hotel.
Pretty little guest house centrally located and recently taken over by new owners who have worked hard to get the house and garden in tip top condition. Lovely breakfasts on garden terrace and plenty of interaction with the owners and manager who are always available to help. 2 pools for guest use set amongst, fig lemon and rose trees. Lovely to sit around day or evening z real oasis of calm. Rooms comfortable and have everything you want. Brilliant place to stay.
Fantastic location, beautiful house and very friendly staff. Would recommend as a great base to explore.
Rooms were uncomfortably hot at night after a day in the sun - I think this was due to the nature of the building / roof. It was like having constant heating coming through the ceiling which meant we had to sleep with the fan on all night (which was noisy and clicked a lot - as soon as the fan was switched off it got too hot). The room we had was also a little cramped and had no privacy as the only window was looking onto the street / very close to the pavement so we weren't comfortable having the curtains open. Bathroom had a bath and a hand held shower head which was fine but again the only window we had was overlooking the walkway where all other guests had to walk past to get to their rooms. That meant we had to keep those curtains closed as well which was a shame. WiFi was poor
The breakfast was the highlight for us - really great selection and very good service from the staff. We did feel that offering some more hot options would have been appreciated (e.g. not just egg, bacon would have been nice). The location is also really great.
Maybe the entrance room could be cosier with more furniture to make you feel at home. The shower could be more modern and could be moved down from a hook. More instructions could be given when arriving about how to get back in at night. But the impression remains that of a good place to stay!
We really liked the style of our king size bedroom with its stylish furniture and wooden floor overlooking the garden. The breakfasts were tasty and plentiful, both cold buffet and cooked. The owner Yves was friendly and could speak French...A very quiet and clean room to relax.
Staff was very nice and did also gave good restaurant recommendations. Next time in FH, same accommodation, but for a longer stay
Good value for money. Personal service from owners. Comfortable well appointed room. Limited but interesting breakfast. Ideal location 1 block from middle of the main street.
The room itself (room 1) wasn't great. Very small and no air conditioning so it was very hot and stuffy. The window opened straight onto the street so we didn't want to keep it open to allow fresh air in. Also no shower, just a bath with a hand held showerhead.
The communal facilities were amazing, beautiful swimming pool, top class breakfast and wonderful service.
The friendliness of the owners and staff
I would warn people to be extra careful at the ABSA atm as we had a credit card stolen from us by a man pretending to offer unsolicited help. He was very professional as we were not sure at the time if he had taken the card or it was still in the machine. The police did not appear to be interested.
The location of the guest house is excellent in the centre of Franschhoek close to restaurants etc. It has a lovely garden with a swimming pool and is in a very quiet location.
Bathroom- shower was a bit challenging.There needs to be a toiletry hanger in shower. Nowhere to put soap and shampoo. But everything very clean and in working order.
Breakfast was very good. Good quality croissant- unusual for SA!!
The place, the garden and the breakfast are gorgeous. The owners are very nice. Make sure to get a room with a garden view!
The friendly staff and personal attention of owners. Within walking distance of restaurants and other facilities.
Garden and breakfast served outside. "White" room and minimalistic decoration in a bathroom. Calm but close to the center.
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