Leeu House

Winelands, South Africa

The hotel

Offering a small selection of individually styled rooms, the exclusive Leeu House provides well appointed accommodation and warm hospitality in the heart of Franschhoek. Located at the top of the high street, guests are able to walk into town to enjoy the local art galleries, shops and restaurants.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Internet Access
  • Bicycle Rental
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Located in the heart of Franschhoek village and within walking distance to award-winning restaurants, art galleries, independent shops and the popular wine trams. Transfer time from Cape Town Airport: 1-hour.

Hotel information

12 rooms. All with air-conditioning, TV, WiFi access, tea/coffee-making facilities, complimentary mini-bar with wine/snacks and safe. Bathrooms have marble floors, underfloor heating and free-standing baths and/or showers. Classic Rooms have garden views and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are either located on the ground floor with garden views, or on the first floor with mountain views. Rooms have 1 king-size bed and a sofa bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults and 1 child.

The Conservatory (all-day dining menu). Afternoon tea every Sunday. 15-metre pool. Complimentary bicycles (subject to availability). Guests have exclusive access to facilities at Leeu House’s sister property, Leeu Estate. Complimentary shuttle to Leeu Estates.

* Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A wonderful, flawless stay. Would rate a 6 if possible.

Aug 31, 2020 themarkhams Dublin, Ireland

This was one of the best hotel stays we have ever experienced. From being greeted at the hotel entrance by wonderful staff - at every single touch point, this hotel has nailed personalisation and welcoming feel. All staff, from senior managers to the gardeners were very friendly, smiley and genuine. Our room was lovely, we had a private terrace,… Read more
This was one of the best hotel stays we have ever experienced. From being greeted at the hotel entrance by wonderful staff - at every single touch point, this hotel has nailed personalisation and welcoming feel. All staff, from senior managers to the gardeners were very friendly, smiley and genuine. Our room was lovely, we had a private terrace, with a comfortable bed and beautiful bathroom with couples' sink. The grounds are immaculately kept, with manicured gardens and beautiful sculptures. Leeu offer a complimentary shuttle service to their Estate property where guests can use the excellent spa and gym facilities, with pools at both the House and the Estate. They also have a private car service anywhere within a reasonable distance from the House. This was perfect for wine tasting and restaurant visits. Make sure you do their wine tasting on the estate - Leeu's wines are some of the best in South Africa. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel, Great Location

Jun 14, 2020 StuJen_13 Edinburgh, United Kingdom

This is the perfect location to stay while in Franschhoek. Situated on the main road it’s within 10-15 minutes walk to pretty much everything located in the town itself. The grounds, rooms and artwork are stunning and are immaculately presented. Breakfast was excellent, it was lovely to sit outside in the garden area to enjoy. Staff were very… Read more
This is the perfect location to stay while in Franschhoek. Situated on the main road it’s within 10-15 minutes walk to pretty much everything located in the town itself. The grounds, rooms and artwork are stunning and are immaculately presented. Breakfast was excellent, it was lovely to sit outside in the garden area to enjoy. Staff were very efficient at booking restaurants and the complimentary shuttle service was an added bonus plus the drivers were very personable. The only thing that could be slightly improved upon is that the staff other than the drivers weren’t as personable as they could have been and a more informal atmosphere would be beneficial. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional service and location in the heart of Franschhoek

Mar 19, 2020 westcoastcat Vancouver, Canada

A small boutique hotel, with exceptional service, Leeu house is located in the heart of Franschhoek, just a short walk away from some world class restaurants where we had outstanding meals. The staff at Leeu house go above and beyond to provide exceptional service and little touches like fresh flowers and complimentary wine and hand made snacks… Read more
A small boutique hotel, with exceptional service, Leeu house is located in the heart of Franschhoek, just a short walk away from some world class restaurants where we had outstanding meals. The staff at Leeu house go above and beyond to provide exceptional service and little touches like fresh flowers and complimentary wine and hand made snacks in the room were very much appreciated. There are just a few rooms and a nice sized pool and garden for relaxing in after a day of wine tasting. The breakfast was included and was outstanding with the best croissants and pastries outside of Paris. Their freshly squeezed juices were delicious and they had a wide choice of cooked options from waffles served with berries, to avo toast to eggs Benedict. There is a complimentary transfer to their sister property Leeu Estates, which in my opinion is an even more wonderful place to stay if you want a little more space and endless views of the surrounding valley. As a guest of Leeu House there is a complimentary wine tasting at the Mullineux & Leeu Wine Studio which was great. Of the 6 wines we tried, my favourites were their Mullieneux Old vines white as well as their award winning Leeu Passant Chardonnay, which had a depth and character that was remarkable. As guest of Leeu house you can make use of both properties and the gym and spa are both located at the Estates. Leeu House has free bikes for guests to use, so we rode bikes between the two properties passing by many beautiful vineyards (such as Mont Rochelle owned by Richard Branson). Read less
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Mar 17, 2020 Brian P Tonbridge, United Kingdom

We spent three nights at this small but absolutely perfect hotel. We both agreed that it is the best and friendliest hotel we have ever stayed in. All the staff were superb and so helpful and cheerful. It was obvious that they enjoy working there. We stayed in Room 1 which was so comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were superb, with a very good… Read more
We spent three nights at this small but absolutely perfect hotel. We both agreed that it is the best and friendliest hotel we have ever stayed in. All the staff were superb and so helpful and cheerful. It was obvious that they enjoy working there. We stayed in Room 1 which was so comfortable and clean. The breakfasts were superb, with a very good choice and extremely tasty. We also had a couple of meals off their all day menu and were not disappointed. The pool area was excellent and good to relax for an hour or so at the end of a tiring day. The courtesy transport to the local vinyards was a real bonus. We were sad to leave the hotel and would thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Excellent is not a high enough rating. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating First class accommodation.

Mar 12, 2020 Exploration676322 Cape Town Central, South Africa

First class accommodation and service. Would strongly recommend Leeu House. Wine, fruit, water, fresh flowers in room, complementary wine tasting and transport were all unexpected bonuses. Excellent location and staff.