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Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

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5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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#1 of 18 hotels in Franschhoek
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2020 Travellers' Choice Best of the Best
Number of rooms: 9 suites. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel in Franschhoek offers luxury five star accommodation in five unique buildings all situated on the same beautiful property in a quiet area of the village in the heart of the Cape wine lands. There are four swimming pools and four gardens. This hotel is in a quiet area within easy walking distance to the restaurants. - Owner Managed
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Free breakfast
Bicycles available
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
24-hour security
Secured parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Plunge pool
Breakfast available
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Board games / puzzles
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Fireplace
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Bath / shower
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Safe
Seating area
Bottled water
Iron
Laptop safe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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Residential Neighbourhood
Quaint
Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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azhootie wrote a review 14 Apr
Phoenix, Arizona330 contributions145 helpful votes
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I am not even sure where to begin to describe the fine attention to detail at Akademie. From the moment we arrived, we were made to feel welcome and special. Declan and his team cater to your every need and we were truly spoiled throughout our stay. I will start with our room. After being shown to our room in the main house, we noticed there was a smart phone plugged in next to the bed. We thought perhaps the person who made up our room had left it by accident, so we went to return it to Declan. As it turns out, the phone is provided to guests for their use during their stay and is pre-programmed with numbers that guests might want/need. What an incredibly thoughtful gesture for international travelers who might not have a South African SIM card! The room is beautifully decorated and has the most amazing bed! It is extra-large, super comfy and just totally luxurious. You can practically get lost in it! The sheets are handmade (learned this by chatting with Declan) of the finest cotton. There is a lovely little sitting area perfect for enjoying a cocktail from the fully stocked mini-bar.....including rum, gin, vodka, and Amarula (a decadent creamy South African liqueur made from the marula fruit) plus mixers, water, and delicious snacks.....sweet and savory. And since Declan knew it was my birthday, there was a special bottle of MCC (Méthode Cap Classique .... a South African term for a sparkling wine made exactly the same way Champagne is made) in our fridge! There is also a desk area complete with a phonograph/gramophone for music! And though we did not need to use it, there is also a wood burning stove in the room. The bathroom has a gorgeous free standing tub, his and her sinks, and a separate spacious walk in shower....with room for 2! There is a side door that opens to a beautiful sparkling pool and toasty hot jacuzzi which we took advantage of each day of our stay. Around the pool are upscale loungers and, on each lounger, sits a Turkish towel, a pool towel, and a sun hat! Again, nothing is left to chance at Akademie. The grounds are just beautiful and well maintained. Declan's team is always seen around the hotel making sure everything is perfect, inside, and out. And speaking of the great team at Akademie, we parked directly under a tree on the street and birds overhead had made a mess on the roof, window, and side of our car. My husband went inside to find something to clean it off, but Declan would not hear of it. One of his team came out with a bucket of water and a cleaning cloth and took care of it for us! A quick stroll from our room is "Orangerie" where breakfast was served each morning and drinks were provided before and after dinner. Breakfast was probably the best we have had at a boutique hotel or B and B. Smoothies, fruit platters with a huge assortment of local fresh fruits, and pastries started us off and that was followed by a piping hot made-to-order breakfast. At night, Orangerie transforms into a lovely, warm, comfortable cocktail reception area complete with a crackling fire for before or after dinner....or both! Several varieties of wine, MCC and beer were offered for self-service. A perfect ending to each day! Throughout the hotel there are striking pieces of art and it seems there is something to catch your eye at every turn. Akademie is located in a lovely and peaceful residential neighborhood but it's only a quick walk to the main street which is lined with great restaurants and shops. It was just an absolutely wonderful stay and when asked if there was anything that could have made our stay better, the answer was a resounding "no!" Everything was perfect and we will definitely be back later in the year for our anniversary.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 3 days ago
Hi azhootie, Thank you so much for such an absolute wonderful, kind & generous review - you have taken our breath away! In a time when our industry has been finding life particularly challenging, such encouraging words mean so much to us all here - the team will all be delighted! It was such a pleasure having you both here with us & we really hope to see you back before very long!! Take care of each other! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Anri wrote a review Mar 2021
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Such stuff as dreams are made of. Stunning in every possible way. Thank you Declan for a truly incredible experience. We have travelled extensively and can truly say that AKA really is a cut above the rest. The beauty of the house, the furniture and décor, the stunning outside spaces and orangerie, the fine wines, impeccable service and breakfast of dreams. Really, it cannot be bettered in any possible way.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Declan Mackle, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Wow Anrisworld! Thank you so much for such a kind & generous review - it is so greatly appreciated by everyone on Akademie street and you have given us all a huge much needed lift - thank you indeed! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us & hope to see you both back before very long! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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markbT3046QQ wrote a review Mar 2021
Cape Town7 contributions2 helpful votes
I simply love this hotel, especially for a romantic weekend away. Nothing has been left to chance, everything is catered for with great ease. This hotel is exquisitely thought through and has much flair, the staff are attentive yet easy going, the breakfasts are delicious especially that fruit platter! I greatly enjoyed the fire-heated bathing vat on our balcony. Honestly, it doesn't get better than this!
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi folks, Thank you so much for your lovely review - it is greatly appreciated & means a lot, coming from returning guests! We are thrilled that you enjoyed your time with us again and we hope to see back again very soon! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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Jaco_DENM wrote a review Mar 2021
Copenhagen, Denmark43 contributions21 helpful votes
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Had an amazing stay at Akademie Street. From the beginning we had the warmest welcome from Declan and immediately he made us feel at home. Over time we kept getting surprised how much attention to detail was put into this place - everything felt on point. From the beautiful room, the amazing shower cabin, the decor, the heated pool. I'll be looking very much forward to my next stay at Akademie Street.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Declan Mackle, General Manager at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi Jaco_DENM, Thank you so much for taking the time to pen such a kind & generous review - it is greatly appreciated! It was such a pleasure meeting you both & we really look forward to your next stay! Look after each other. Kind Regards, Declan & Akademie Team.
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Greg van der Riet wrote a review Mar 2021
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Declan and his team have created something magical at Akademie Street. The attention to detail is amazing and the staff are incredible. It was a real treat to be a guest at their hotel and experience that level of hospitality.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Responded 2 Mar 2021
Hi Gregv739, thank you so much for such kind & generous words - trust me - it is greatly appreciated by all here on Akademie St. It was an absolute pleasure having you guys here & we hope to see you back very soon! Kind Regards, Declan & the Akademie Team.
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PRICE RANGE
USD 318 - USD 529 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Nearby attractions include First South African Perfume Museum (0.3 km), Huguenot Memorial Museum (0.2 km), and Senechal-Senekal Art Gallery (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Orangerie at Le Lude, Le Coin Francais, and Protege Restaurant.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Akademie Street Boutique Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Franschhoek.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Afrikaans.
Are there any historical sites close to Akademie Street Boutique Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boschendal (14.7 km).
Is Akademie Street Boutique Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.