Le Quartier Francais

Franschhoek, Winelands

The hotel

This award-winning hotel and restaurant boasts the mouth-watering combination of ultimate luxury, country hospitality and sublime cuisine. Situated in the town of Franschhoek itself, guests at Le Quartier Francais can enjoy the atmosphere, charm and quaintness of this historic village.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Room Service
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

This secluded country retreat is situated in the picturesque village of Franschhoek, heart of the Cape Winelands. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: approximately 55 minutes.

Hotel information

30 elegantly decorated rooms and 2 independent villas. All rooms with air-conditioning, fireplace, satellite TV, WiFi*, tea/coffee-making facilities, bar fridge, mini-bar* and safe. Auberge Rooms are modern in style and have spacious seating areas with views of either the central courtyard and swimming pool or the surrounding mountains, 1 king-size or twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Grande Rooms are larger than Auberge Rooms, have underfloor heating and garden views, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Petite Garden Suites look out onto their own secret corner garden, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Spacious Four Quarter Suites are set around a private courtyard, with 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

2 Auberge Suites - House Suite and Pool Suite, both with private pools, are also available.

Please note: children can be accommodated in cots and on sofa beds in selected rooms.

2 restaurants; La Petite Colombe (lunch and dinner), Protégé (casual-style eatery with an all-day dining menu). Access to sister property Leeu Estates. Swimming pool. Small gym. Mountain biking*. Laundry facilities*. 24-hour room service*.

* Denotes local charge. 

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Sep 24, 2020 craigwY6767KV

Apologies this review is so late What a hotel and what amazing staff! The concierge Debbie is just stunningly brilliant and ultra personable. We were hoping to go to Nelson Mandela’s villa in the nearby prison but Debbie informed us this wasn’t open to the public. The ‘Walk to Freedom’ is iconic in every sense, and something we wanted to feel… Read more
Apologies this review is so late What a hotel and what amazing staff! The concierge Debbie is just stunningly brilliant and ultra personable. We were hoping to go to Nelson Mandela’s villa in the nearby prison but Debbie informed us this wasn’t open to the public. The ‘Walk to Freedom’ is iconic in every sense, and something we wanted to feel first hand. Our room was upgraded to a full suite (stunning) and the phone went at 5.00pm asking us to be in reception at 11.00am the next day. Debbie has arranged a personal escorted tour of the villa with Regan (our wonderful driver, ex policeman who had been paralysed by a car accident 14 years ago) and Pastor Manfred Jacobs the most wonderful human being you could wish to Meet. Emotional doesn’t get close , but thank you is hugely inadequate - nonetheless thank you Debbie, Regan and Pastor Jacobs - it was life changing. The hotel is exceptional, everything is just perfect- thank you so much - we are coming back for the British Lions tour and hope to be back . Much love xxx Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A beautiful and charming boutique hotel

May 22, 2020 Kevjc90 Port Glasgow, United Kingdom

Upon arrival we were given a complimentary drink and shown the ground. The ground and pool were extremely well kept and restaurants were fabulous nothing looked out of place. After our wander around we went to the room and WOW it was huge the bathroom was nearly the same size as my whole downstairs, beds were huge, the mini bar was great and… Read more
Upon arrival we were given a complimentary drink and shown the ground. The ground and pool were extremely well kept and restaurants were fabulous nothing looked out of place. After our wander around we went to the room and WOW it was huge the bathroom was nearly the same size as my whole downstairs, beds were huge, the mini bar was great and also the little patio area was fabulous a great little sun trap and as we are from Scotland a great place to hang the wet washing ! Superb hotel Read less
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Apr 3, 2020 SteeleDeb West Sussex, United Kingdom

We’ve been to Franschhoek 8 times over the last 12 years and have stayed at other properties including Mont Rochelle and La Cle des Montagnes. We go to immerse ourselves in the laidback lifestyle and also to experience world class cuisine at the most amazing concentration of gourmet restaurants in such a picturesque and beautiful setting. In Le… Read more
We’ve been to Franschhoek 8 times over the last 12 years and have stayed at other properties including Mont Rochelle and La Cle des Montagnes. We go to immerse ourselves in the laidback lifestyle and also to experience world class cuisine at the most amazing concentration of gourmet restaurants in such a picturesque and beautiful setting. In Le Quartier Francais we have found THE best place to stay in Franschhoek. The whole ambience - complete seclusion and privacy in the resident’s areas at the rear of the property, including gorgeous rooms and a tranquil pool area. At the same time, the vibrancy and atmosphere of the Protege bar and restaurant, and the terrace overlooking the high street. All amidst a most eclectic and stunning art collection. The perfect combination. The complimentary shuttle service is excellent as is the opportunity to experience the other Leeu properties in Franschhoek as a quasi guest. The truly outstanding highlight, however, is the people at LQF - so friendly and attentive. We absolutely loved it and will definitely be back. Read less
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Mar 27, 2020 nmj1946 Bushey, United Kingdom

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We were made to feel very welcome. The accommodations was very luxurious. The breakfast excellent. All the amenities were very well cared for. The staff were very professional
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Mar 21, 2020 JennyP620 Manchester, United Kingdom

We spent 3 nights here and enjoyed every moment. The room and bathroom were large and beautiful with all amenities and fabulous artwork. The pool and gardens were lovely and the peaceful setting (whilst also fronting onto the main street for easy access to shops and restaurants) was delightful. The staff and service was exemplary and the… Read more
We spent 3 nights here and enjoyed every moment. The room and bathroom were large and beautiful with all amenities and fabulous artwork. The pool and gardens were lovely and the peaceful setting (whilst also fronting onto the main street for easy access to shops and restaurants) was delightful. The staff and service was exemplary and the breakfast in the little patio delicious. We enjoyed a tasting at the Leeu Estate and a second tasting which they organised for us including transport. Even on really busy nights they always managed to find a table for us somewhere lovely. Read less