Akademie Street Boutique Hotel & Guest House
5 Akademie Street
Franschhoek, Western Cape, 7690, South Africa
+27 82-517 0405

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Best Small Hotel in the World 2014 — Trip Advisor

5-Star guest house. — Tourism Grading Council of South

Superior — Automobile Association of South Africa 

Best Small Guesthouse in South Africa: Winner 2006, 2007 and 2009. — Automobile Association American Express

The sweetest collection of cottages in the Cape Winelands...they renovated sublimely, creating the best little nest, the sweetest little hideaway in a place awash with wonderful places to stay. Breakfast should be declared a national monument, for its rare that finer can be found even in pricey five star follies. Its served beneath a pergola entwined with grapevines, at sun dappled marble tables. — The Citizen

Chosen as the best honeymoon rooms in the winelands...elegant simplicity inside, an exceptional garden outside. — Rooi Rose

Dans le village, l'un des plus jolis jardins. — Elle Decoration

In one of the most beautiful valleys in the world visitors to Franschhoek enjoy a great choice of place to stay. With the new offering of the Akademie Street Guesthouses there waits an exceptional experience - from Gelatenheid (Equanimity) to Oortuiging (Conviction). Arthur and Kathy Mc William Smith's collection is rich in atmosphere, luxury, peace and privacy. — Rapport

Gelatenheid is cut out for the connoisseur who wants something luxurious but very individual. It is the ideal hiding place for the traveler who is no longer impressed with 5 star hotels. — Rapport

The cool restfulness of the houses with their attractive gardens full of herbs and shrubs and a peaceful fountain. — Die Burger

Tasteful, tranquil and unpretentious, the three guesthouses are all set on one gorgeous property, but each has its own unique character (and private swimming pool). — Sawubona

To sleep in Gelatenheid is a little bit like sleeping in an art gallery - Luxurious finishes, space and comfort laid down by an artistic hand. — Wineland

There are a myriad guesthouses and B&B's, but I've found the best. It consists of three separate little houses together known as the Akademie Street Guesthouses. I want to live there and grow lemon trees amid the poppies and make wine. — Winescape