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Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House
Ranked #27 of 65 Franschhoek B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

Amazing setting with awesome views of the mountains! Host is lovely and very hospitable! Breakfast is great, they will make whatever you are in the mood for! Cant wait to go back!!!!

  • Stayed: November 2011
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

We needed to escape the hustle and bustle of Jozi to celebrate our first wedding anniversary and our thoughts turned to the picturesque Franschhoek Valley. High on our list was atmosphere and service, followed by surroundings and places of interest.

We flew in to Cape Town on the late afternoon flight, headed out to Goodings Groves and received a call from the manager to enquire if we were en-route and that all was ok? This was our first taste of the excellent service to come.

Our room was fantastic, the size, decor and personal touches such as complimentary olives - just what the weary traveller needs. The views are nothing short of spectacular and set nestled again the lower slopes of the mountain away from the main road - quiet.

As they were aware that it was a special weekend there was even a bottle of 'real' champagne on ice.

The breakfasts were sumptuous - great variety and served with a personal touch, I was not at a guest house, instead these were long lost family that I was visiting.

It is possible to take a bicycle and ride into town as one is only a stone's throw away. We however were a little lazy and drove into town.

Great food in available, varied shopping, the museum and wine farms. For lovers of cars the best motoring museum is just down the road. (I do)

The staff are a great source of local knowledge and will advise of just when and where to go!

We strolled through the groves, took in the fresh air and relaxed in front of a fire and read after supper. DSTV and internet are available if that is on your list of must-haves.

The conference venue nestled alongside a pond is fantastic, made us wish we had been able to exchange vows here....

We could have stayed so much longer than a short weekend!

Our only wish is that dinner in the dining room was standard - that would be perfect. However with all the options in town, maybe not...

We will be back, if not this year then the next!


Paul & Liz Louw

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Mareaze, General Manager at Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2011

Wow guys thank you great to have spoiled you we look forward to doing just that again.
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Reviewed 4 July 2011

We spent a wonderful night at Goodings Grove during a very cold June month. The fireplace in the lounge was so welcoming, as was the glass of Red Wine and mouthwatering homegrown olives we received on arrival! The guest house is geared for cold nights and we were so warm. Our son Max (18 months) had so much fun playing on the 'stoep' as we sipped our wine. The staff and management are fabulous and really made us feel at home. The breakfast in the morning was delicous and cooked to exactly our taste, with local cheeses, jams and homemade breads! The rooms are luxurious and the attention to detail really adds to the charm of the place. Beautiful decor, fresh coffee, rusks and olives, lavender sprigs in the bathroom, a delux bed and linen and an view that makes one feel like they are in rural France. We will go back as often as we can!

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 June 2011

Good value and beautiful location, right next to La Motte wine farm. Rooms are clean and well equipped with satellite TV. Can be noisy if you have a downstairs room and there are people staying on top of you.

  • Stayed: June 2011
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Mareaze, General Manager at Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2011

Thank you for your review ... much appreciated we look forward to seeing you
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Reviewed 31 March 2011

You could not pick a better place to stay in Franschhoek. Rural bliss! Great breakfast. Lovely pool. Warm and friendly people. Highly recommended.

Stayed: March 2011, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House

Address: Goederust / La Motte | Main Road, R45, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 65 B&Bs / Inns in Franschhoek
Price Range: AU$199 - AU$272 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gooding's Groves Olive Farm & Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gooding's Groves is an idyllic retreat, surrounded by mountains and vineyards, mere moments from the Franschhoek high street. This boutique 4* get-away is the ideal venue for anyone who wants a break from the norm, but still close to the hot spots. There are 8 beautifully appointed bedrooms in the loving-restored Manor House. Each room benefits from breath-taking views, a well-proportioned bathroom suite, Wi-Fi, DSTV, tea/coffee facilities, fans & air-conditioning, in-room safe and more. A combination of King/Queen and Twin bedroom set-up are available. There are 3 further suites in "The Cottage" and "The Barn". Tastefully decorated with high ceilings, dining areas and kitchenettes, these larger studios also benefit from private gardens and patio areas, ideal for families or independent travellers. Children & Pets: Unfortunately we cannot accommodate children in the Manor House, however well-behaved children & some dogs are always welcome in the self-catering suites!! ... more   less 
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