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All reviews complimentary olives homemade rusks guest house fresh lavender lovely owners overnight stay peaceful stay self catering franschhoek area hot water stunning views one night stay on arrival cape town enjoyed our stay close to town rooms are spacious
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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
guys again in the near future.
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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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Reviewed 11 March 2011

This was a lovely B&B very comfortable and homely. Situated on a working grape and olive farm with chickens pecking all around. Being in the valley surrounded by mountains what a pleasant scene to wake up too each morning. The rooms are spacious with ceiling fans which at first I was a bit disappointed there was no airconditioning but infact the fan was better as it didn't dry the air.
The breakfast's were amazing and even freshly baked muffins yum. Millie I have tried your recipe for the fab omelettte you made us and it worked.
This B&B is a very short distance from the beautiful town of Franschhoek where you will find lots of very good restuarants and shops. If your feeling up to it there are two bicyles you can borrow and cycle into town or a little further to the car museum and of course the wine estates.
Ger and Marlene Ireland

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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