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Akademie Street Guesthouses

City-center guesthouse in Franschhoek with 3 outdoor pools

  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking

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5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek, 7690, Western Cape, South Africa
  • Fantastic place. I'd highly recommend. The manager, Declan, was so gracious and…

    Feb 27, 2020

  • Exceptional customer service with nothing too much trouble. Every little detail had been…

    Feb 3, 2020

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 7 guestrooms
  • 3 outdoor pools
  • Business center
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk

Feel at home

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Terrace

What’s around

  • Heart of Franschhoek
  • Huguenot Memorial Museum - 3 min walk
  • Franschhoek Wine Tram - 6 min walk
  • Sénéchal-Senekal Art Gallery - 6 min walk
  • Franschhoek Town Hall - 7 min walk
  • Franschhoek Art House - 8 min walk

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Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Uitsig
  • Twyfeling A
  • Twyfeling B
  • Vreugde
  • Oortuiging B
  • Oortuiging A
  • Gelatenheid A
  • Gelatenheid B
  • Twyfeling C

What’s around


  • Heart of Franschhoek
  • Huguenot Memorial Museum - 3 min walk
  • Franschhoek Wine Tram - 6 min walk
  • Sénéchal-Senekal Art Gallery - 6 min walk
  • Franschhoek Town Hall - 7 min walk
  • Franschhoek Art House - 8 min walk
  • Dutch Reformed Church - 9 min walk
  • Huguenot Monument - 12 min walk
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 21 min walk
  • Hottentots-Holland Nature Reserve - 41 min walk
  • La Motte Estate - 4 mi / 6.5 km

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 58 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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5 Akademie Street, Franschhoek, 7690, Western Cape, South Africa

At a glance


  • 7 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-in

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Snack bar/deli

Things to do

  • Number of outdoor pools - 3
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golf lessons available nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Number of buildings/towers - 5
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Washer/dryer

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV
  • Satellite TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free newspaper
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. 

Also known as

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*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges


  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there are 3 outdoor pools.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM. Express check-in is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Foliage (3-min walk), Tuk Tuk Microbrewery (3-min walk), and La Petite Colombe (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking, and practice your swing on the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in one of the 3 outdoor swimming pools or use the guesthouse's other amenities, which include a garden.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff are so friendly. We arrived really early so they looked after all our bags, allowing us to go & have a wine tasting & lunch. The rooms are quirky - very traditional to look at but with all mod cons you could ask for. Breakfast was amazing - so much choice! & a lovely idea to have sundowner & night cap drinks

    2 night romance trip, Jan 12, 2020

    Verified Ebookers guest review

  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Highly recommended

    The staffs are extremely thoughtful and organised. Their recommendations for restaurants and things to do are gold. The breakfast, especially the fresh fruits and muesli were also one of the best we’ve had. Overall fantastic.

    Xinyi, 1 night romance trip, Oct 1, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Very private with exquisite rooms, unbelievable breakfast and wonderful staff. It is in the middle of town so all the restaurants are a short very safe walk away.

    DonConway, 3 night romance trip, Apr 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Fabulous place to stay with Declan looking after all your needs. It’s more like a friends house than a hotel which makes your stay far more relaxed. From great breakfast in the morning to pre dinner drinks then a nightcap on your return before bed ,what more do you need.Don’t forget to book a restaurant as Franschhoek is the eating place to be but again Declan came to the rescue getting us in at some local eateries. It was our first trip to South Africa and to have an Irish welcome made us feel at home and what a crack. We will be back Paul & Helen

    paul, 2 night romance trip, Mar 2, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Definitely The Best Boutique Hotel In the World

    From the moment you step into this hotel you know why it is voted The Best Boutique Hotel in the World...Declan is a magnificent host we happened to arrive as complimentary cocktails and drinks were being served and the lovely pianist was playing in the lounge...The hotel is like stepping into an interior design magazine however its not pretentious and has a homely feel...Our room was amazing and catered for our every need including a complimentary mini bar and snacks...I have never stayed anywhere with complimentary laundry and ironing service which was a welcomed treat when you are travelling...the breakfast is delicious with lots of choice...we borrowed bikes and went to some local winery’s the Main Street with shops and restaurants is in walking distance...the hotel is so relaxing for once we spent time chilling by the pool...the service is faultless and the staff so friendly...I never got a chance to thank the gentleman who was on covering for someone’s day off...he took our bags to the car & whilst we were saying our goodbyes he cleaned our car, now that’s service...this hotel exceeds all expectations...

    anne, 1 night romance trip, Feb 14, 2019

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