I recently wrote a blog post helping you plan a fantastic weekend in Franschhoek. My recommended accommodation for a brilliant weekend escape was the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel. This gorgeous little six bedroom hotel was a luxurious spot right in the heart of the town of Franschhoek. I always through the default would be to stay on a Franschhoek wine estate but being able to walk to art galleries, boutique wine shops and a few of the top restaurants in the area was a huge undercover positive! This became even more of a win after a couple of bottles of wine- and no need to drive anywhere!!
Our beautiful room: Aztec
We arrived late to our room warmly lit by lamps, soft grey tones and splashes of soft red from the goldfish cushions. Our room was so welcoming and warm. We settled in quickly with a glass of wine in red with the fire place roaring. It really was wonderful to be tucked away in a giant bed with bedding of a ridiculously high thread count.
The fireplace is really a treat to have in a hotel room! We arrived home after a decadent lunch on Saturday and it really was the height of luxury to climb back into bed with the fireplace crackling along.
Other room highlights include the incredible bathroom that slides open to the bedroom. You can happily sit in the bathtub, chat to someone sitting in the room and watch the telly. Unfortunately with out current drought crisis there was no bathtubs for us. But I can highly recommend their fantastic shower which is definitely in the top three hotel showers in my books.
The room is beautiful, well thought out and a really fantastic spot to spend a weekend.
Breakfast is a fantastic affair at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel and a great way to start the morning. We enjoyed coffee, pots of tea, fresh fruit and pastries while we worked through the hot menu. I went with the traditional Eggs Royal (eggs benedict with salmon instead of ham) with smoked salmon from Franschhoek. Jono opted for the creamy scrambled eggs with the most perfect flaky croissant.
The next morning I went with a full English breakfast including slices of toast spread with their assortment of jams. Jono went with the scrambled eggs and croissant again!! But I can’t blame him because they really were the star of the menu!
What to do when staying with The Franschhoek Boutique Hotel?
Favourites in walking distance of the hotel include an incredible Indian lunch at Marigold, a beer tasting at Tuk Tuk Brewery and a very posh gin and tonic at The Bar at LQF. If the weather is lovely don’t miss a chance to explore the Babylonstoren Gardens! Or book a “chic’nic” with Grande Provence!
If you itinerary for your next weekend in Franschhoek isn’t jam packed by now you can head over to my “Franschhoek” tag which will bring up all our previous Franschhoek adventures.