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7 Reservoir Street East, 7690 Franschhoek, South Africa – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.3/10! (score from 153 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Le Ballon Rouge Guest House.
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Outdoor Pool, Terrace, Sun Deck
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
Shuttle Service (surcharge), Laundry, Souvenir/Gift Shop
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Soundproof Rooms, Heating, All Spaces Non-Smoking (public and private), Air Conditioning
2:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Until 11:00 AM
Children and Extra Beds
Children older than 12 years are welcome.
Extra beds are not available.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Pets are not allowed.
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Based on 153 reviews
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Score from 110 reviews Wonderful
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Score from 235 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 231 reviews Wonderful
Set in a restored Victorian homestead, De Alchemist Guesthouse features an outdoor swimming pool and panoramic views of Franschhoek Mountains.
Score from 140 reviews Wonderful
April 30, 2015
The pool is in courtyard so can be shady for a lot of the day, so not the best for sunbathing but the location makes up for it.
Loved the location, comfortable clean room, friendly staff and nice breakfasts.
April 28, 2015
Great place in the centre of town. Very safe.
April 14, 2015
Didn't come to Franschhoek for internet, but struggled with it during our entire stay. Some could connect, others not. Also, wasn't always working. Breakfast was simple, but did the trick.
Absolutely loved the rooms and the location! We had 2 rooms, and both were lovely. Recommend owner's suite!
April 2, 2015
Silly really, but tap in basin splashed up quite a bit.
The friendly, trusting welcome.
April 1, 2015
Everything. Very good breakfast and you could have it outside. They arranged a winetour in Franschhoek with David, the tour and his knowledge in wine and winemaking was excellent.
March 18, 2015
We stayed in twin bed old style room, not great for couple.
March 11, 2015
The wifi did not work very well and, though it may be perfectly safe, since the rooms were separated from the road by just a verandah, we felt (this could just us being paranoid) the slightest bit unsafe. Having said that, there was no untoward incident and there is meant to be security from 7 pm to 7 am at the place.
We spent one night in Franschhoek and were in the village for about 24 hours. We drove to the guesthouse in the morning, parked our car and left for the wine tram. We only returned just after 6 pm, which is when we checked in. We spent literally the night at the guest house but found it to be clean and pleasant. The breakfast was the usual English Breakfast and there was a spread of croissants, juices etc to choose from as well.
March 9, 2015
The staff were very welcoming, friendly, and really helpful. The room was lovely, and location was perfect.
March 1, 2015
Breakfast is adequate but not a wide choice. Wifi works ok but is patchy.
Location is very central, yet in a nice quiet place. Staff are friendly and courteous. The rooms are clean and comfortable, and good value for money. Ample parking space.
February 25, 2015
WiFi cut out on the second evening
great room, bed, location
February 22, 2015
The location is conveniently located and has very friendly and helpful staff.
February 22, 2015
Some rooms are much smaller than the others. No proper place to keep suitcases. N no refrigerator in the room.
Excellent location n amazing staff
February 19, 2015
Electrical problems and place starting to look tired
Location and breakfast
February 12, 2015
Location good staff excellent room
February 10, 2015
A bit pricey for one night
Excellent location Comfortable room Secure parking on the premises Great breakfast Friendly staff
February 4, 2015
Friendly reception. Great, convenient location. Very spacious and comfortable room
January 29, 2015
Small pool in the courtyard was a big plus as it was so hot. Lovely staff and good breakfast in a nice terrace. Good location for near by restaurants.
January 3, 2015
Needs a bit of maintenance and sprucing up
Great Location, Friendly Staff!
December 30, 2014
Reception, attention, care, friendlyness, cleanliness, structure, services.
December 30, 2014
Very friendly staff, lovely room and great breakfast
December 23, 2014
Remote for the DSTV didn't work. Not up to standard for a x4 star hotel. Breakfast was shocking! Won't go there again!!
December 21, 2014
Breakfast not fantastic but not terrible.
Quaint and friendly. Value for money.
December 9, 2014
A small fridge in the room would have been useful.
Lovely old building located close to the main street but far enough away so was nice and quiet, excellent breakfast and the room we had was beautifully decorated in a traditional style
December 9, 2014
It was comfortable, secure and the staff nice and helpful. The colonial atmosphere was great. Franschoek is a very nice and safe village to visit
December 3, 2014
The room was a bit dingy with wood floor boards and dark wood dressers. Could do with brightening up a bit and with a nice light tiled floor. However, we were more than happy with the room and would not hesitate in staying there again.
The guest house is in a perfect position just a few steps off the main road where there are many shops and restaurants. The rooms are accessed straight from the street which is great as there is no need to go through any main building. The bed was good with lovely white linen and there was a lovely bathroom. Breakfast is served on a very pleasant terrace and is a cooked meal. It was real value for money, with everything you need and in a great location.
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