The Last Word Franschhoek

Reviews of The Last Word Franschhoek

Excellent(95%) From 24 travellers
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Below are independent comments from 24 of our travellers who have visited The Last Word Franschhoek, and have kindly agreed to share their thoughts.

They do not necessarily represent the views of Expert Africa.
Mr&Mrs H from Winchester
Arrived on: 15-Jan-2020 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Lovely hotel in the heart of Franschhoek

This is a lovely boutique hotel in the heart of Franschhoek.

We received a very warm welcome, the staff were all very helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

Room was comfortable though the clear shower door and bath in the room was a little unusual! Breakfast was tasty and plentiful.

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Mssrs RMN/AT from London
Arrived on: 17-Nov-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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a good central base

Having had three nights at its sister establishment in Constantia, it was impossible not to avoid a comparison, and this place just does not match up. Its location right in town gives it a very cramped feel, especially as they have added a large wing in what would, I assume, have been a garden. So there are no balconies to terraces, and many of the rooms have no real view.

We had booked a pool room, and did not get one, but in fact I think the upstairs room we did get was a better bet. There is a small upstairs terrace which gets afternoon/evening sun, although it wasn't easy to get a lounger! The breakfast arrangements are well below the standards of Constantia, although the menu was identical and the staff by no means so polished.

Having said all that, it was a fine base for us to finish our stay. We could have done with more help with places to walk. The surrounding scenery is quite beautiful but working out how best to have a really good walk was not easy.

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Mr & Mrs D from Strathaven
Arrived on: 24-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The Last Word Franschhoek review

We thoroughly enjoyed our 3 night stay - the staff and facilities were excellent and the service and hospitality was first class.

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Ms M from Isleworth
Arrived on: 23-Oct-2019 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The Last Word Franschhoek review

This is a boutique hotel which is set up as it was if you are visiting a friends house for the weekend.

There is a wonderfully decorated large sitting area with a free bar. The staff were charming and helpful. Our room was a superior room and was massive with a chaise longue and a sofa. the decor throughout was stunning. We were at the back of the hotel with a view of the hillside but with a haulage yard directly below us, it caused us no problems as we are early risers. It is very well situated for walking out down the main street to the many shops and restaurants.

The breakfast was lovely as cooked for you so there is a wait for the hot food. Please note they quite understandably do not do dinner any more as they cannot compete with the excellent restaurants.

We did the Wine Tram tour with lunch. It was the most disappointing thing we did. The food was fine but we did not have wine tasting with the food we just had house wine. The wine they gave us to taste, without any cheese or crackers, was this year's yet they kept telling us it needed to be kept for 2 years to be at its best. To be honest the wine at La Gran Provence was dreadful. The scenery was lovely, the estate beautiful but the wine was a wash out. the last stop La Brie was nice as they paired the red wine with chocolate, much more what we were expecting.

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Mr & Mrs M from France
Arrived on: 5-Feb-2019 Stayed for: 3 nights
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The Last Word Franschhoek review

Not much to add. The hotel is in a rather "cramped" position but still an enjoyable stay.

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Mr & Mrs S from Bristol
Arrived on: 17-Feb-2018 Stayed for: 2 nights
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The Last Word Franschoek

Our second visit here and as splendid as ever.

Great advice about activities and restaurants.

We will return if we can!

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Mr & Mrs C from Nottingham
Arrived on: 26-Nov-2017 Stayed for: 1 nights
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Good stay at The Last Word Franschhoek.

If we had not just stayed at The Constantia, sister hotel of The Last Word Franschhoek, and had an outstanding stay there, we may have given them a slightly higher review. In general, The Last Word Franschhoek was very good, but suffered a bit by comparison.

The staff were very pleasant and helpful, but we felt that Franklin, the manager, who's obviously an extrovert personality, would benefit from trying a bit less hard.

The room was very comfortable, with many of the same touches (drinks and snacks, etc.) as at The Constantia, and a good bathroom and mini-seating area outside.

The hotel's location, right in the centre of the town, but still with a secluded feel to it, was great - we strolled along Franschhoek's main drag right from the hotel front door, without having to think at all about getting in the car. Breakfast was also good, although - again - not at the same stellar level as The Constantia.

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Mr&Mrs A & M from Malta
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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A gem of a place

Very comfortable room, lovely staff, excellent location.

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Mr & Mrs B from Essex
Arrived on: 11-Sep-2017 Stayed for: 2 nights
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Amazing pool suite!

Our pool suite was huge, unfortunately it was too cold to make use of the small private pool. The hotel is set back from the main road but an easy stroll to all shops and some restaurants. The suite was clean and the bed huge and very comfortable. The communal areas were spotless and there is a nice roof top terrace to enjoy the beautiful mountain views. All drinks were free from the communal bar area in the main lounge.

Staff were very attentive and helpful and if you are planning on doing the very fine restaurants and wineries; this hotel would be ideal.

Breakfast offer was good and the cooked menu offer quite fancy.

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Ms H & Mr F from Chicago
Arrived on: 2-Jul-2017 Stayed for: 3 nights
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Short but lovely stay

Loved the heated bathroom floors & welcome champagne in room & wine upon check-in! Also can't beat a hotel with an open bar & hot breakfast! Conveniently located right in the center of town & walkable to everything & service was excellent.

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