Best hotels and hostels in Franschhoek

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    Akademie Street

    If there's anywhere in South Africa that you're going to blow the budget, Franschhoek might as well be it. The luxurious rooms at this quiet hotel are a fine place to splurge. Part of the guesthouse dates back to 1860 and rooms honour the building's history with heavy four-poster beds and occasional antiques, though there is a distinctly modern flair.

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    Mont Rochelle Hotel

    Along with the winery of the same name, this boutique hotel and restaurant were bought by Richard Branson in 2014. As you would expect, it offers gilt-edged luxury as well as magnificent views across the valley.

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    Le Quartier Français

    Set around a leafy courtyard and pool, the large rooms at this opulent hotel have fireplaces, huge beds and stylish decor. If you're feeling flush, try one of the suites (from R12,500), which come with private pools.

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    Reeden Lodge

    A good-value, terrific option for families, with well-equipped, self-catering cottages sleeping from two to 10 people, situated on a farm about 10 minutes’ walk from town. Parents will love the peace and quiet and their kids will love the sheep, tree house and open space.

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    Chamonix Guest Cottages

    There are various lodges and self-catering cottages at this wine farm-cum-game reserve. You can walk to town (though it's a long slog uphill to get back).

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    La Cabrière Country House

    The sumptuously decorated rooms at this boutique guesthouse have underfloor heating and sweeping views to the mountains. You can stroll into town.

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    La Fontaine

    A stylishly appointed, very comfortable family home featuring 14 spacious rooms with wooden floors and mountain views.

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    Le Ballon Rouge

    A small, friendly guesthouse with good-quality rooms and stylish suites with stunning bathrooms.

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    Otter’s Bend Lodge

    A delightful budget option in a town not known for affordable accommodation. Basic double rooms lead to a shared deck shaded by poplar trees, and there’s space for a couple of tents on the lawn. There are also two four-sleeper cabins (R880) with kitchenette, one of which is wheelchair-friendly. It’s a 15-minute walk from town and close to a winery.