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The Last Word Franschhoek

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Outdoor pool
Superior Room, 1 King Bed | Garden view
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Superior Room, 1 King Bed | 1 bedroom, premium bedding, down duvets, free minibar

Overview of The Last Word Franschhoek

The Last Word Franschhoek

5.0 star property
Luxury guesthouse in Franschhoek with outdoor pool and bar/lounge

9.8/10 Exceptional

68 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
68 Huguenot Street, Franschhoek, Western Cape, 7690
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Outdoor pool
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Area shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Computer station
Feel at home
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Premium TV channels
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Cape Town (CPT-Cape Town Intl.) - 59 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)


  • Franschhoek Station Pub and Craft Bar - 6 min walk
  • Allora - 10 min walk
  • Esquire Bar & Grill - 3 min walk
  • Terbodore Coffee Roasters - 6 min walk
  • The Hussar Grill Franschhoek - 5 min walk

About this property

The Last Word Franschhoek

A great choice for a stay in Franschhoek, The Last Word Franschhoek features a rooftop terrace and offers an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for ZAR 1100 per vehicle. After splashing around at the outdoor pool, you can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge. The helpful staff and breakfast get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain on-site facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 6 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 11 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)
  • Babysitting*
  • Supervised childcare*


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Airport shuttle on request (available 24 hours a day)*


  • Area shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free full breakfast each morning
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (limited hours)

Travelling with children

  • Supervised childcare (surcharge)

What to do

  • Bike rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby

Working away

  • Computer station


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • An outdoor pool


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Free stocked minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Dressing gowns and slippers

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Down duvet
  • Turndown service
  • Alarm clock
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished and decorated

Freshen up

  • Partially open bathroom
  • Deep-soaking bath
  • Separate bath and shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


Reubens – On-site restaurant.

Awards and affiliations

The property is a member of Preferred Hotels & Resorts.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 1100 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Local area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Supervised childcare is available for an extra charge
  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

Pool, spa, & gym (if applicable)

  • Reservations are required for spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; masks are required in public areas; reservations are required for some on-site facilities.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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Last Word House
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Last Word Guesthouse
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Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Last Word Franschhoek?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at The Last Word Franschhoek?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
Are pets allowed at The Last Word Franschhoek?
Sorry, neither pets nor service animals are allowed.
Is parking offered on site at The Last Word Franschhoek?
Yes, there's free self parking.
Is an airport shuttle service offered by The Last Word Franschhoek?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 1100 per vehicle one-way.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Last Word Franschhoek?
You can check in from 2 PM - 11 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at The Last Word Franschhoek and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as cycling and hiking. The Last Word Franschhoek also has an outdoor pool.
Does The Last Word Franschhoek have rooms with private hot tubs?
Yes, each room has a deep-soaking bath.
What's the area around The Last Word Franschhoek like?
The Last Word Franschhoek is a short 9-minute walk from Franschhoek Town Hall and 11 minutes' walk from Franschhoek Wine Tram. Travellers recommend the guest house for its walkable location.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

3 star stay - heavy 5 star price!
Very average place but comes with a very high price. Standards not up to the price being charged. Attention to the little things missing. Definitely not worth over Euro 300 per night! Bathroom towels old and fraying. No back-up power for repeated load-shedding (even 3-star hotels in Cape Town / Graaf-Reinett / Kruger Park / across South Africa now have full solar invertor - back-up generators installed!). Bed too short (and I am average height - my feet hang over end which last happened to me at a hotel for midgets in Paris!). Room cleaning service merely adequate. Off street parking almost unparkable unless you're in a Fiat Uno. Etc ... Much better places in Franschoek for much less money.
Eric, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

The Last Word is a great place to stay - spacious room, great amenities, friendly and helpful staff. The only complaint was that our room had an air conditioner which was undersized for the room. That coupled with the rolling power outages made the room quite uncomfortable at times.
Bruce, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It really is the last word!
Amazing hotel and staff. Beautiful room with it’s own small swimming pool. The breakfasts were delicious and the house keeping staff are amazing! Thank you for a wonderful stay
Kathryn, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Helen, 3-night romance trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Helen, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

We think this hotel is a gem in Franschhoek. This is our 2nd visit, first staying in room 3 and this stay in room 2. The staff cannot do enough for you, we love our suite, feeling very relaxed in it. The extra touches the staff go to are greatly appreciated.
Helen, 1-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

The price I paid way way too much for the experience of staying at the last word. I don't mind paying for quality but this trip it really was way out of kilter regarding pice vs experience.
Andrew, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Spot in the middle of Franschhoek
Loved it! was really great and everyone was super friendly
Matthias, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

5 Stars
Awesome stay in a beautiful guest house. Charming and luxurious with super large rooms with everything you need. Will certainly be back.
Uwe, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Service with a smile!
Overall a memorable stay at the hotel. The staff and responsiveness to requests are top notch. From the welcome we received from Conrad and the team to them trying to fulfill our requests, they were amazing. Rooms are large, which is ideal for a couple, not sure about families, did not ask. The hotel is situated on the main road it is within walking distance of all you need. Make sure you look out for the sign as Wave directed us to the delivery entrance! Dietary requirements are catered for no problem - you ask and they try to accommodate the request. The afternoon tea/drinks were a treat. They only have breakfast on site and do not do other meals - they are surrounded by a variety of restaurants. The pool is not heated so usage is dependent on the time of year and temperature. There are 10 rooms and not enough parking, so you might need to park on the street - our car was safe overnight.
Akbar, 2-night trip
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