Franschhoek Country House and Villas

Exterior Front View at Franschhoek Country House and Villas
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Hotel Type:
Spa, Family, Conference, Leisure
Address:
Main Road
Franschhoek
Cape Winelands
Western Cape
South Africa
Single Rate for Today: R1970.00 Book Now

Overview

The five star Franschhoek Country House & Villas, which nestles in the heart of the Franschhoek valley, features the well known Monneaux Restaurant.  Situated on the outskirts of village and only 1km from the center of the historic town it is an ideal base to indulge tastes for fine wines and world class cuisine. Guests can choose between the original and charming Country House or the spacious, secluded Villas.

Accommodation

The original Franschhoek Country House offers 14 well equipped rooms including 6 standard rooms, 5 luxury rooms and 2 cottages which are all designed with comfort in mind offering charming accommodation and expected services for guests to relax and unwind. All en-suite rooms are individually appointed and have comfortable lush duvets with embroided percale cotton linen.

The hotel rooms include en-suite bathrooms, direct dial telephone, mini-bar, tea and coffee making facilities and air-conditioning and most rooms have private balconies. A laundry service and room service is also available to guests.

Room types: 26 Rooms and Suites

  • 6 Standard Deluxe Rooms
  • 5 Luxury Rooms
  • 2 Garden Cottages
  • 12 Villa Suites

Room amenities and services:

  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Boxes
  • Air conditioning
  • Tea & Coffee Stations
  • Mini-Bars
  • All rooms non smoking
  • Wi-Fi

The Villa Suites

For guests seeking more space and seclusion during their stay the Villa Suites are an indeal option. Listed as the best in the area, the offer exceptional amenities and styling. Including 2 furnished, private balconies (or a patio for the ground floor), a seperate lounge, bedroom and a bathroom with incredible views and facilities. 

  • Mini Bar
  • In-room dining facility
  • Advanced entertainment system with DVD; satellite TV choice of 39 channels, as well as music throughout the suite, as well as complimentary WiFi. 
  • Direct Dial telephone in each room
  • Climate control airconditioner.
  • Luxurious bathrooms, fully equipped with bath, seperate shower, bidet and seperate toilet

Wining and Dining

Franschhoek is renown for having some of the best restaurants in the country and the in-house restaurant is none other than the award-winning Monneaux Restaurant, which ranks among South Africa's top restaurants, and serves an inspired contemporary take on the classics. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house.

Set on the original site of Franschhoek's first parfumerie, today its the heavenly scent of the daily menu that inspires guests to the area. The menus are founded on Mediterranean classics but by homage to the area by being infused with Cape Malay influences which ensure original and delightful culinary experience for patrons. 

There is an underground cellar which is available for private functions where dinner can be enjoyed by an impressive selection of local and foreign wines. Alternatively there is the restaurants popular bar lounge which provides a perfect space to continue the evening after your meal, or begin your meal with an apperitif.

Restaurant awards:

  • Awarded the acclaimed American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award
  • Voted one of South Africa's Top 100 Restaurants for six years
  • Voted one of South Africa's Top 10 Restaurants by EAT OUT Magazine for 2 years

Facilties 

  • Restaurant - open breakfast lunch and dinner throughout the year
  • Bar
  • Swimming Pools - Two pools, both outdoors
  • Spa Treatments - On site
  • Complimentary transfers in town (based on availability)
  • Laundry Service
  • Banqueting Facilities
  • Parking - On site, secure and free
  • Internet Station - Complimentary
  • Wi-Fi - Throughout the property (Pay as you go)
  • Security at night

Reception & Concierge:

  • Reception - 24 hours
  • Tours & Transfers Bookings - Horseriding, Golf, Wine Tours, Hiking, Cycling, etc
  • Fax & Photocopying Service
  • Airport Shuttles
  • Car Rental Arranged
  • Luggage Storage
  • Babysitting On Request
  • Bicycle Rental

Health and Beauty Spa

Guests may pamper themselves with a range of treatments including massages, reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures and signature treatments. This is the perfect way to relax and unwind, under the skilled care of the qualified and professional staff.

Spa treatments:

  • Aromatic neck, back and shoulder massage
  • Full body aromatherapy massage
  • Reflexology
  • Full body salt scrub and mud wrap
  • A range of facials

Signature Spa treatments:

  • Sole Delight
  • Proudly South African Mud Experience
  • Back Revival
  • Chocolate Fanatics
  • African Wood Massage
  • Cooling Off
  • Complete Renewal
  • Especially For Men
  • Top to Toe Essentials
  • Buttered Up

Conferences

The fully equipped conference room is available for business meetings. Standard equipment includes data projector, TV, DVD player, wired and wireless internet access points. The boardroom caters for the more intimate executive breakaways complimented by the exclusive accommodation and restaurant facilities.

Our Personal Opinion

Stunning hotel in a beautiful setting. Situated on the Main Road, the hotel offers the perfect location for exploring the wine farms in the area. Dinner in the Monneaux Restaurant is a definite must if you are heading to the area.

Services

Check In and Check Out Times

  • Check In: 14:00
  • Check Out: 10:00

Business Services

  • WIFI

General Services

  • 24 hour reception service
  • Airport transfers
  • Babysitting
  • Concierge services
  • Housekeeping service
  • Internet connection
  • Laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porters
  • Tours & Transfers on Request
  • Wellness & Beauty treatments

Room Types

Standard Deluxe: 6 rooms

franschhoek country house and villas standard deluxe

The original Franschhoek Country House offers 14 well equipped rooms including 6 standard rooms, 5 luxury rooms and 2 cottages which are all designed with comfort in mind offering charming accommodation and expected services for guests to relax and unwind. All en-suite rooms are individually appointed and have comfortable lush duvets with embroided percale cotton linen.

Standard Deluxe Rooms

The Standard Rooms are located in the original manor house dating back to 1890 with charming rooms all renovated to offer all the expected luxuries and amenities. All en-suite rooms have a small lounge area inside each room together with a private balcony. In addition a separate guest lounge offer guests the opportunity to relax and enjoy a complimentary sherry.

Standard Rooms amenities:

  • en-suite bathrooms with a range of amenities
  • shaver plugs
  • private balcony
  • individual air-conditioning
  • in-room TV
  • direct dial telephone
  • mini-bar
  • tea & coffee making facilities
  • overhead fans
  • safe in room
  • hairdryers
  • a separate dresser tables

Today's Rate

Single Room: R1970.00

Double Room: R2620.00

Garden Cottage: 2 rooms

franschhoek country house and villas garden cottage

Garden Cottages

The lovely Garden Cottages at the five star Franschhoek Country House & Spa can also cater for guests with small children and consist of a downstairs area with en-suite bedroom with private patio area. Upstairs is a lounge with fold-out bed and a balcony with a view over the surrounding vineyards.

Garden Cottages amenities
:

  • full en-suite bathrooms with a range of amenities
  • shaver plugs
  • individual air-conditioning
  • in-room TV
  • direct dial telephone
  • mini-bar
  • tea & coffee making facilities
  • overhead fans
  • safe in room
  • hairdryers
  • patio downstairs
  • balcony upstairs with a view over the surrounding vineyards

Today's Rate

Single Room: R2460.00

Double Room: R3280.00

Luxury Room: 5 rooms

franschhoek country house and villas luxury room

Luxury Rooms

The Luxury Rooms at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas, Cape Winelands, are located separately and in additional to all the facilities and amenities of the standard rooms offer more space also including a lounge area inside the room as well as a fire place and under carpet heating. Most luxury rooms offer a private patio or balcony to enjoy the views of the fountains and gardens of lavender.

Luxury Rooms amenities:

  • full en-suite bathrooms with a range of amenities
  • shaver plugs
  • individual air-conditioning
  • fireplaces
  • under carpet heating
  • in-room TV
  • direct dial telephone
  • mini-bar
  • tea & coffee making facilities
  • overhead fans
  • safe in room
  • hairdryers

Today's Rate

Single Room: R2460.00

Double Room: R3280.00

Villa Suite: 12 rooms

franschhoek country house and villas villa suite

Luxurious Villa Suites

The luxurious Villa Suites at the Franschhoek Country House & Spa in South Africa offer discerning guests demanding opulence and space in a relaxed country setting. These suites are each a total of 100sqm in size and include a separate lounge, bedroom and picturesque bathroom and 2 private balconies.

Entering into a welcome atmosphere of luxury and space the spacious lounge includes comfortable seating arrangements, an in-room dining facility, mini-bar, entertainment system with satellite tv, fireplace, air-conditioning, dvd player and music throughout the suite. The lounge also leads out onto a large private balcony with loungers to relax and enjoy the gardens and views.

The separate bedroom is luxuriously appointed with all the expected amenities and facilities, lush duvets, quality percale linnen and a choice of pillows to make you feel at home. The bedroom is also equipped with a separate air-conditioning which leads onto the second balcony.

The picturesque bathrooms with it's picture perfect layout includes stand-alone baths, separate shower, bidet and double basins with granite tops. Music in the bathroom and underfloor heating throughout completes the experience of luxury and indulgence.

Villa Suite amenities:

  • Separate lounge to bedroom leading to the bathroom
  • Mini Bar
  • Tea & Coffee Making Faclities
  • In-room dining facility
  • Entertainment system with dvd, satellite tv, music throughout the suite
  • 3 x Direct Dial Telephone (for each room)
  • 2 x Air-conditioners (separate from the bedroom to bathroom)
  • Large balcony (or patio on the ground floor) with pool loungers and garden furniture
  • Second small walk out balcony (or patio on the ground floor)
  • Dresser table with hairdryer
  • Comfortable cupboard arrangements
  • Bathrooms with double basins, shower, bidet, separate toilet

Today's Rate

Room Amenities

Room Amenities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Balconies
  • Ceiling Fan
  • En-suite / private bathroom
  • Hairdryer
  • Housekeeping
  • Mini bar
  • Safe
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • TV

Hotel Restaurants

Monneaux Restaurant at the Franschhoek Country House

Dining at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas, Cape Winelands

The famous award winning Monneaux Restaurant at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas ranks among South Africa's top restaurants, and serves an inspired contemporary take on the classics. Lunch is enjoyed on the fountain terrace under a spreading pepper tree while dinner is enjoyed in the elegant but relaxed dining room in the original manor house.

Set on the original site of Franschhoek's first parfumerie, today its the heavenly scent of the chef that inspires at the Monneaux Restaurant, a Cape culinary classic.

Even by the food & wine capital of the country's high standards, Monneaux is an extra-ordinary success, having been in the country's Top 100 list for six years consecutively, on the Top 10 list for two years and winning the American Express Platinum Award for fine dining.

The underground cellar is available for private functions where dinner can be enjoyed by an impressive selection of local and foreign wines. The restaurant's bar lounge provide a comfortable environment to relax and enjoy the company you're with.

The wine list emphasizes the boutique wines of the Franschhoek Valley as well as an impressive selection of other award winning wines of South Africa

Restaurant awards of the Franschhoek Country House & Villas:

  • Awarded the acclaimed American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award
  • Voted one of South Africa's Top 100 Restaurants for six years
  • Voted one of South Africa's Top 10 Restaurants by EAT OUT Magazine for 2 years

Address: Main Road, Franschhoek, Cape Winelands, Western Cape , South Africa

Hotel Spa

The Spa

Guests staying at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas may pamper themselves with a range of treatments including massages, reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures and signature treatments.

The perfect way to relax and unwind, the qualified and professional staff spoils guests in the welcoming and intimate treatment room with standard and signature treatments.

Spa treatments:

  • Aromatic, neck, back and shoulder massage
  • Aromatic full body massage
  • Reflexology
  • Full body salt scrub and mud wrap
  • A range of facials

Signature Spa treatments at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas:

  • Sole Delight
  • Proudly South African Mud Experience
  • Back Revival
  • Chocolate Fanatics
  • African Wood Massage
  • Cooling Off
  • Complete Renewal
  • Especially For Men
  • Top to Toe Essentials
  • Buttered Up
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Activities / Sports and Leisure

Spa treatments

Guests staying at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas may pamper themselves with a range of treatments including massages, reflexology, facials, manicures, pedicures and signature treatments.

The perfect way to relax and unwind, the qualified and professional staff spoils guests in the welcoming and intimate treatment room with standard and signature treatments.

Spa treatments:

  • Aromatic, neck, back and shoulder massage
  • Aromatic full body massage
  • Reflexology
  • Full body salt scrub and mud wrap
  • A range of facials

Signature Spa treatments at the Franschhoek Country House & Villas:

  • Sole Delight
  • Proudly South African Mud Experience
  • Back Revival
  • Chocolate Fanatics
  • African Wood Massage
  • Cooling Off
  • Complete Renewal
  • Especially For Men
  • Top to Toe Essentials
  • Buttered Up

Swimming

The five star Franschhoek Country House & Spa features two magnificent outdoor swimming pools which invite for a refreshing swim in a lovely setting.

Nearby golf courses

Within a half an hours drive, guests can enjoy the following golf courses:

  • Pearl Valley Golf Estate
  • Boschenmeer Golf Estate
  • Stellenbosch Golf Club
  • Villiersdorp Country Club

Nearby activities & attractions

  • Franschhoek Art Galleries
  • Boutiques
  • Art shops
  • Jewellery shops
  • Specialist shops
  • Visit the chocolate factory
  • Some of the cheese makers of the valley
  • Visit the Huguenot museum and historical sites
  • Wine tasting on horseback (by riding from one farm to the next)
  • Horse riding in the mountains
  • Rent a bicycle to cycle through the charming village
  • Go hiking in the mountains
  • Hot air ballooning close by
  • Various golf courses in the area
  • Paragliding from the Franschhoek Mountains (seasonal)

Food and wine

Food & Wine in Franschhoek

First and foremost the village of Franschhoek in South Africa's Cape Winelands is about food and wine. The number of top rated restaurants together with the excellent boutique wine farms of the Franschhoek Valley makes this the most perfect place to visit in all of South Africa for food and wine lovers.  Franschhoek is considered the gourmet capital of South Africa.

In addition to the Franschhoek Wine Valley, the Stellenbosch and Paarl wine routes are both within a scenic half an hour’s drive of Franschhoek offering an even wider choice. The wine routes are easy to navigate.

Conferences and Events

Conference room at the Franschhoek Country House

The fully equipped conference room at the five star Franschhoek Country House & Villas is available for business meetings. Standard equipment includes data projector, TV, DVD player, wired and wireless internet access points. The boardroom caters for the more intimate executive breakaways complimented by the exclusive accommodation and restaurant facilities.

Guests may use the complimentary internet station situated in one of the guest lounges. In addition the hotel has wireless internet facilities throughout the hotel rooms and public areas. Please take note a wi-fi enabled laptop is required to make use of this facility. Full cellphone coverage with 3G HSDPA coverage is also available.

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Facilities

Facilities Available

  • Bar
  • Boardroom Facilities
  • Conference venue
  • Garden
  • Lounge
  • Nearby golf course
  • Outdoor patio
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Sun deck
  • Swimming Pool
  • Wellness centre
  • Wine cellar

Franschhoek Country House and Villas Specials & Packages

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Directions

GPS Co-ordinates

Latitude: -33.899806
Longitude: 19.104199

Parking

Parking

The Franschhoek Country House & Spa features on site, secure and complimentary parking facilities for its guests.

 

Reviews

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Rating: Very Good

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Accreditations

Star Rating

5 Star

Awards

Restaurant awards of the Franschhoek Country House & Villas:

  • Awarded the acclaimed American Express Platinum Fine Dining Award
  • Voted one of South Africa's Top 100 Restaurants for six years
  • Voted one of South Africa's Top 10 Restaurants by EAT OUT Magazine for 2 years

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