Reviews of The Last Word Franschhoek
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Like The Tardis!
The entrance straight off the street was unpromising, but a walk along a flower lined path soon put our minds at rest. The public areas opened out, a lovely lounge in a subtle palette of colours and a swimming pool beyond. Our room was large, well-appointed, comfortable and airy with our own private patio (no views, just a Cape Robin tending its nest!).
Breakfast was lovely and the nightly 'treats' a self indulgent end to the day. The provision of complementary drinks in the room and lounge were a real bonus. The staff were very friendly and helpful with the evening restaurant bookings. There was an excellent map in the room showing the wineries and eateries in the surrounding area.
Franschhoek is very safe to wander and it is a lovely little town with plenty to offer. We enjoyed The Huguenot Museum and the one at Solms Delta where we also had a delicious lunch.
The Last Word Franschhoek review
What a little gem!
We loved both the hotel and Franschhoek. Conrad is an excellent host and concierge, booking exactly the kind of restaurants That we like for us for both evenings.
Our room was spacious and comfortable. The only slightly negative comment was the open plan bathroom, with the bath directly opposite the door to the room. I had to remind my husband to keep the door shut on a couple of occasions!
Luxury in the Winelands
Possibly the nicest place we have ever stayed. Similar to the Inn at Little Washington in Virginia.
Our host, Conrad, made us feel genteelly at home. He helped with all aspects of our visit to Franschoek--dinner reservations, wineries, etc. Our rooms were so beautiful that we took photographs. In the heart of town, walking distance to fine restaurants, but quiet and secluded. First class service from all the staff, and delicious breakfast.
The Last Word Franschoek
We loved everything about this place--location, design, decor, staff. It was our favorite lodging on the entire trip. The staff briefed us on the place, the recent flood and recovery, and addition of new rooms, highlights of the town. We could walk to everything we wanted to do in Franschoek. The rooms were very large and well appointed in a five star manner. The creme brulee waiting on our pillows when we returned from dinner was a touch we will not forget.
We had dinner at The Tasting Room and it was superb and one we will repeat next year with our group. What we would like to add next year is a winery visit with an excellent presentation about wine making and a tasting. We had lunch at The Post Card Cafe at a winery near Stellenbosch which was a magical setting on the lawn of the winery overlooking mountains. We will repeat this next year as well. We also will arrange a meeting with friends at Stellenbosch University for a morning while we are there and maybe combine that with lunch at The Post Card Cafe.
The Last Word Franschoek review
Disabled persons view: Good level access to room and dining room.
On arriving we were rather bombarded with information about the facilities and room - the basics would have been enough - we can always ask if we have a problem. The location on the main street, whilst close to shops and restaurants, meant a fair bit of noise if you were sitting on your patio. Parking space is a little tight.
Excellent breakfast, so much to choose from and I can't say no even when I'm full.
The Last Word Franschoek review
A wonderful end to our holiday. Stayed 2 nights and wished it could of been longer.
Room was beautiful and we stayed over my birthday so that night they lit candles and left champagne in our room. Franschoek was a lovely little town and the vineyards in the area were excellent. A perfect centre to do wine and food.