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Maison d'Ail Guest House

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14/07/2017 15/07/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped for two nights at Maison D'Ail, arrived early but was met by Clive who was extremely helpful, nothing was too much bother, and he showed us to our room. Good size, clean, comfortable and his lounge areas were superb. He discovered that we hadn't booked a restaurant for the evening so he rung around and managed to get...

Thank tonyraphael
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

We had a fantastic stop lovely staff and the owner was very helpful arranging local restaurants. The outside space and pool are really lovely. Breakfasts are also fabulous. If you visit a tip is to book your restaurants in advance as it is a very busy town in peak times.

Thank russaud
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We stayed here for 4 nights in February 2017. The location is great and while a car is needed it is about 15 mins walk into the centre. Jeanne and Clive are good hosts and helpful with advice on things to do. Everything is spotless and their staff very friendly. Breakfast was first class and we had it on the...

Thank hedgehogHampshire
Reviewed 12 February 2017

We enjoyed a peaceful two night stay at this lovely, quiet guesthouse. It has a vintage feel to it. Our room was comfortable with all the necessary amenities. We thoroughly enjoyed the shower. The water pressure was strong and the shower flooring is made of stones, which provided a kind of massage effect on the balls of our feet. The...

Thank Ronit A
Gloucester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 February 2017

The Maison d'Ail is Franschoek at it's very best and great value for money. It's conveniently sited to the Restaurants in Town but far enough away to be perfectly quiet. It's run by wonderfully attentive staff who seem to know when to appear and when not. The Breakfasts were simply super and the Owner Clive seems to have got it...

Thank teamrats
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Although the initial approach is a little disconcerting once you enter the whole experience is first class, public rooms are stylish , very comfortable and spotlessly clean. Close to the center of Franschhoek but just a little to far to walk which was the only minor downside

Thank Rob B
Reviewed 24 January 2017 via mobile

This guesthouse simply blew our minds away! Everything about it was superb in every small detail. The owners were fabulously welcoming; the rooms would not have been out of place in a 6-star hotel; the breakfast layout was incredible; the beds the most comfy we have ever slept in and it was so peaceful! Absolutely no hesitation in returning -...

Thank robjhou
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed as couple for one night as part of Cape Town trip. After reading excellent reviews, slightly disappointed. Specifically lots of noise, with dogs barking from around 5am onwards, and lots of neighbouring properties with children in pools etc. Breakfast also rather poor. So all in all, whilst good value, not a great experience.

2Thank Robert C
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We had a lovely time here - the rooms we had were lovely and clean - very comfy beds. The location is good - a bit of a walk from the centre but we had a car so no problem. The breakfast was good quality too. I would recommend.

Thank Forsbergs
South Kensington
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We were attracted to this boutique hotel by the images we saw on the website, the reviews and the fact the owners Jeanne and Clive were hands on.However the web cannot encapsulate the intimacy privacy and energy of this place - it is a real oasis once you enter the walled garden.The service is exemplary but not obtrusive.The rooms are...

Thank petesaund

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Breakfast included
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Escape to the tranquility of this newly established guesthouse, Maison d’Ail, owned and run by the Garlick family. Nestled under the Franschhoek mountains, this guesthouse will enable you to relax and unwind in the most tranquil surroundings.Spend your days relaxing at our pool or step out onto the bustling streets of Franschhoek and enjoy top class cuisine and wine at one of the many restaurants and wine farms in the valley.Luxury...amazing views...peace and quiet...who could ask for more? ... more   less 

Additional Information about Maison d'Ail Guest House

Address: 77 Reservoir Street, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Price Range: $131 - $188 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Maison d'Ail Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“Room 5 was huge, airy with fantastic views”
D1585YOsharonh, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for the downstairs bedroom - fabulous”
Serena1000, 18 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Room 5 on the first floor has the view and terrace.”
hedgehogHampshire, 12 Feb 2017 | Read review
“I think all of the rooms in this hotel are equally attractive”
teamrats, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a pool view room”
853robb, 3 Feb 2017 | Read review
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