The Best Hotels in Franschhoek

Here’s our manually curated guide to the best and most luxurious hotels in Franschhoek. Bon voyage!

Hannah, Travel Blogger

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Leeu House

Rated 9.3 in 43 reviews

Featuring an outdoor pool and landscaped garden, Leeu House offers accommodation in Franschhoek, within walking distance… See more

Featuring an outdoor pool and landscaped garden, Leeu House offers accommodation in Franschhoek, within walking distance to art galleries, restaurants and boutiques.

The air-conditioned rooms and suites at Leeu House are decorated in neutral tones. Each unit is equipped with an espresso machine, minibar, flat-screen TV and electronic safe. The luxury en-suite bathrooms have marble floors and are fitted with underfloor heating, double vanity tops and heated towel rails.

Guests can enjoy meals in The Conservatory, which serves innovative fusion cuisine, using mostly organic and fresh produce.

Leeu House has a 15-metres outdoor pool, a 24-hour front desk and offers airport shuttles.

The Huguenot memorial museum is 350 metres away and Cape Town International Airport can be reached within 1 hour by car.

Rooms from $337

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel

Rated 9.7 in 206 reviews

Just 300 metres from the Franschhoek monument, in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, Akademie Street Boutique… See more

Just 300 metres from the Franschhoek monument, in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley, Akademie Street Boutique Hotel offers luxurious suites and traditional cottages, some with their own private swimming pools.

All of the accommodation at Akademie Street is set in lush gardens and many have views of the mountains of the Cape Winelands. Each suite or cottage has its own theme and the property boasts with wood fired hot tubs and fragrant landscaped gardens.

Gelatenheid Oortuiging and Vreugde each have their own sun-kissed swimming pool and shady, private garden. The fourth building, Uitsig is a separate, large, luxurious upstairs suite with balcony and lovely views. The fifth building, Twyfeling is a gracious Cape Dutch style house with large living rooms and two large bedroom suites. Uitsig and Twyfeling share a large, heated pool and garden.

A full English breakfast is served each morning and the hotel’s concierge desk is open 24/7 to help you with restaurants, wine tours, hikes and advice on what to see and do.

Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is just 30 minutes drive from Stellenbosch and
hour from Cape Town.

Rooms from $524

Set in the culinary capital of the Cape, Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa lies beneath the towering Franschhoek Mountains with… See more

Set in the culinary capital of the Cape, Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa lies beneath the towering Franschhoek Mountains with the famous Winelands a short car journey away.

The elegant rooms and suites feature air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV and tea-and-coffee making facilities. The villas have kitchen facilities.

Overlooking the garden, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast at La Pavillion. Sauvage serves fine dining à la carte and offers an award-winning wine list. Le Verger is located within an orchard and serves bistro-style cuisine.

Guests can unwind at Camelot Spa which offers a variety of massages and body treatments. For relaxations, the hotel also has an outdoor pool and tennis court.

The picturesque vineyards are within easy distance, making this hotel the perfect base from which to taste the legendary Cape Wine Route. Visit the vineyards in the vicinity and indulge in the best that the area has to offer, whilst enjoying the tranquillity of this magnificent setting. Surrounded by some of the wine route's finest estates, you will have every excuse to explore the wonders of the Cape at your leisure.

Rooms from $82

Set in the centre of Franschhoek, boasting stunning views of the Franschhoek Mountain, this guest house awaits guests… See more

Set in the centre of Franschhoek, boasting stunning views of the Franschhoek Mountain, this guest house awaits guests hoping to experience genuine country hospitality.

Within walking distance of various shops and award-winning restaurants, La Fontaine Boutique Hotel by The Oyster Collection combines first-class facilities with picturesque surroundings. Start the day with a refreshing swim in the pool or with breakfast in the garden.

Next to elegant rooms in a beautifully restored late 19th century house, La Fontaine also includes spacious double rooms in the main building and a family suite in the garden. Treat yourself to a professional massage while babysitters are looking after your children.

For a truly hassle-free and relaxing stay, the friendly staff is happy to arrange rental bikes or a shuttle service to the airport for you.

Rooms from $203

In the heart of the Franschhoek village, the elegant Chapter House Boutique Hotel offers an outdoor pool overlooking the… See more

In the heart of the Franschhoek village, the elegant Chapter House Boutique Hotel offers an outdoor pool overlooking the Franschhoek Mountains. Built in 1888, it blends a colonial style with old-time chic.

The individually decorated rooms at Chapter House Boutique Hotel come with air conditioning and DVD players. Each has an inviting seating area and a safety deposit box.

Guests can rest on the veranda, enjoying the scent of Chapter House Boutique Hotel's rose and lavender garden. The stylish lounge with a fireplace provides a pleasant setting for reading, while its bar serves a variety of drinks.

Free WiFi and complimentary private parking are available at the property. Cape Town International Airport is 48 km away.

Rooms from $162

Mont Rochelle

Rated 9.6 in 56 reviews

Set against views of the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, only 1 hour by car from Cape Town, Mont Rochelle is a tranquil… See more

Set against views of the picturesque Franschhoek Valley, only 1 hour by car from Cape Town, Mont Rochelle is a tranquil retreat featuring a gym, hot tub and outdoor swimming pool.

There are 2 restaurants at Mont Rochelle; guests can either dine al fresco at the informal Country Kitchen or enjoy gourmet meals at Miko, the main restaurant. The Mont Rochelle Hotel bar serves a variety light bites throughout the day, and offers a terrace where you can soak up the sun.

The hotel’s swimming pool is surrounded by a terrace with sun loungers and includes panoramic mountain views. Guests can also relax in the sauna, enjoy a soothing massage in one of the 2 dedicated treatment rooms or make use of the Hammam.

Horse riding, hiking and fishing are just a few of the leisure activities Mont Rochelle offers nearby.

Rooms from $329

Last Word Franschhoek

Rated 9.3 in 101 reviews

This exclusive 5-star residence offers a solar-heated swimming pool and a wooden deck with views of the Franschhoek… See more

This exclusive 5-star residence offers a solar-heated swimming pool and a wooden deck with views of the Franschhoek Mountains. Each of the air-conditioned rooms has an iPod Docking Station.

Free Wi-Fi and a satellite LCD TV with DVD player are available in each of Last Word Franschhoek’s accommodations. A work desk and luxurious bathroom are also standard in each.

A buffet breakfast is served on the covered veranda that overlooks the pool. Various award-winning restaurants are situated within a 5-minute walk from Franschhoek Last Word.

After a refreshing swim, guest can order a cool drink at the bar or doze off on a sun lounger. Spa treatments and picnic baskets are available upon request for a lazy afternoon.

The hotel provides free, secured parking and an airport shuttle to Cape Town International Airport, a 45-minute drive away. Stellenbosch is a 20-minute drive from the property.

Rooms from $246

Leeu Estates

Rated 9.5 in 71 reviews

Nestled between the mountains and a river within the picturesque Franschhoek valley, Leeu Estates is situated on 100… See more

Nestled between the mountains and a river within the picturesque Franschhoek valley, Leeu Estates is situated on 100 hectares of vineyards, landscaped gardens and fynbos. The luxury estate boasts a spa and outdoor pool.

The elegant, spacious rooms and suites are either located at the refurbished 19th-century Manor House or around the estate amongst gardens, oak trees and vineyards. Each comes with air conditioning, a flat-screen TV and tea-and-coffee making facilities.

Guests can relax at the pool, work out in the fitness centre or get pampered at Leeu Spa. There is also a library at the old Manor House.

An array of activities is offered in the area, such as cycling and hiking. The hotel also offers free use of bicycles and car hire can be arranged. Franschhoek Monument is 2.1 km from Leeu Estates and the nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 47 km away.

Rooms from $504

Le Quartier Francais

Rated 9.4 in 67 reviews

Le Quartier Francais is located in the heart of Franschhoek and offers elegant accommodation, an outdoor pool and a… See more

Le Quartier Francais is located in the heart of Franschhoek and offers elegant accommodation, an outdoor pool and a restaurant.

Each unit at Le Quartier Francais is elegantly decorated in a mix of colourful and classic. They all have flat-screen TVs, air conditioning and private bathrooms. Some of the units have a private pool.

A complimentary breakfast is served daily at Protege, 140 metres from Le Quartier Francais.

Several services are also offered by the hotel, like a bicycle rental or free WiFi access. Complimentary private parking is also available on-site.

The Huguenot Memorial Monument is a short walk from Le Quartier Francais and there are several award-winning wine estates to explore in the area. Cape Town is 60 km away and a shuttle service is available upon request for guests arriving by plane.

Rooms from $498

La Petite Ferme

Rated 9.1 in 254 reviews

La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek offers accommodation nestled amongst the vineyards on the wine slopes of the Olifants… See more

La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek offers accommodation nestled amongst the vineyards on the wine slopes of the Olifants Pass and Middagkrans Mountain range. The country-style boutique hotel overlooks the Franschhoek Valley.

Each air-conditioned suites at La Petite Ferme is equipped with a minibar and smart TV. Some suites offer a private plunge pool, while others have access to a shared swimming pool. Each suite has an en suite bathroom, and toiletries, slippers and bathrobes are provided for your comfort.

Breakfast is included in the rates at La Petite Ferme. Guests can enjoy lunch at the renowned restaurant each day of the week, while dinner is available during summer season and on Fridays and Saturdays during the winter months. The property also offers wine tastings.

La Petite Ferme offers free WiFi throughout the property and free private parking is available on site. Bicycle rental and luggage storage is also available, and the area is popular for cycling, hiking and wine tasting.

The town of Franschhoek can be reached within a 5-minute drive, and the Huguenot Memorial Museum is 2 km away. Cape Town International Airport is within 70 km of the property.

Rooms from $322

La Clé Lodge

Rated 9.4 in 118 reviews

Situated in Franschhoek, La Clé Lodge offers accommodation with a terrace or a patio, free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as… See more

Situated in Franschhoek, La Clé Lodge offers accommodation with a terrace or a patio, free WiFi and flat-screen TV, as well as free bikes and a shared lounge.

There is a private bathroom with shower in every unit, along with free toiletries, a hairdryer and slippers.

Guests can swim in the outdoor swimming pool, relax in the garden, or go hiking or cycling.

Boschenmeer Golf Course is 28 km from the lodge, while Stellenbosch University is 30 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 62 km from La Clé Lodge, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $377

Boschendal Farm Estate

Farm stay

Rated 9.3 in 907 reviews

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Boschendal Farm Estate is located in Simondium, a 10-minute drive from… See more

Offering an outdoor pool and a restaurant, Boschendal Farm Estate is located in Simondium, a 10-minute drive from Franschhoek. Free WiFi access is available.

The accommodation will provide you with a TV and there is a full a kitchenette with a fridge and some of cottages are fitted with a convection oven. Featuring a bathroom comes with a bath, shower and a hairdryer. Some units have either a mountain view or garden view from the room.

At Boschendal Farm Estate you will find a garden, barbecue facilities and an indoor fireplace. Other facilities offered at the property include a shared lounge and a children's playground. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including fishing and hiking.

This farm stay is 58 km from Cape Town International Airport.

Rooms from $264

Maison Cabrière - Boutique Suites

Rated 9.7 in 448 reviews

Maison Cabrière - Boutique Suites is set in Franschhoek, 5 minutes' walk from the vibrant main road with its… See more

Maison Cabrière - Boutique Suites is set in Franschhoek, 5 minutes' walk from the vibrant main road with its restaurants, shops and art galleries. Free WiFi is available.

The suites at Maison Cabrière are decorated in natural tones with Scandinavian style interior. For your comfort you will find bathrobes, free toiletries, a hair dryer, magazines, a Nespresso coffee machine and tea making facilities in the rooms. Guests have access to a private terrace or balcony facing the garden.

The Huguenot Memorial is 1 km away and there are several wine estates in the surrounding area

Cape Town International Airport is 70 km from the property.

Rooms from $135

Cape Vue Country House

Rated 9.5 in 523 reviews

Cape Vue Country House has mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking, situated in Franschhoek, 29 km from… See more

Cape Vue Country House has mountain views, free WiFi and free private parking, situated in Franschhoek, 29 km from Boschenmeer Golf Course. With pool views, this accommodation features a patio and a swimming pool. The guest house features family rooms.

The guest house will provide guests with air-conditioned units offering a wardrobe, a coffee machine, a fridge, a minibar, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV, a terrace and a private bathroom with a walk-in shower. A balcony with an outdoor dining area and garden views is offered in every unit. Additional in-room amenities include wine or champagne, fruits and chocolates or cookies.

Buffet and à la carte breakfast options with warm dishes, local specialities and champagne are available each morning at the guest house. A bar can be found on-site.

The area is popular for cycling and hiking, in addition, bike hire and car hire are available at this guest house. Guests can also relax in the garden or in the shared lounge area.

Stellenbosch University is 31 km from Cape Vue Country House, while Jonkershoek Nature Reserve is 37 km from the property. The nearest airport is Cape Town International, 63 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Rooms from $159

Franschhoek Country House & Villas

Rated 8.8 in 323 reviews

Surrounded by enchanting vineyards and majestic Huguenot Mountains, Franschhoek Country House & Villas is set on the… See more

Surrounded by enchanting vineyards and majestic Huguenot Mountains, Franschhoek Country House & Villas is set on the outskirts of the town of Franschhoek, in the Cape Winelands.

The spacious and well-appointed rooms and cottages are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV, seating area and en suite bathrooms. They offer tea-and-coffee making facilities, and a balcony or patio with view.

Monneaux Restaurant is set within a former perfumery, dating back to 1890. The restaurant is open for lunch and dinner and serves contemporary cuisine

Guests can unwind at the spa which offers a variety of beauty treatments and massages.

In the heart of the wine route, Franschhoek also offers plenty of activities for you to fill your days with, including wine-tasting on the local farms or in the neighbouring towns of Stellenbosch and Paarl. Guests can rent bicycles to explore the village or make use of the free shuttle service offered by the hotel. Airport transfers can be arranged for a surcharge.

Rooms from $299

The Franschhoek Boutique Hotel - Lion Roars Hotels & Lodges offers rooms with mountain view. The elegant hotel is just a… See more

The Franschhoek Boutique Hotel - Lion Roars Hotels & Lodges offers rooms with mountain view. The elegant hotel is just a short walk from Franschhoek's main street. Free WiFi is available.

All rooms at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel - Lion Roars Hotels & Lodges are individual decorated and offer under floor heating, a fireplace, a flat-screen TV, and a Juliet balcony.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a Full English breakfast in the breakfast room.Restaurants and shops are within walking distance.

Franschhoek Boutique Hotel - Lion Roars Hotels & Lodges offers a beauty shop and a a spacious shared lounge area.

The hotel is close to the Franschhoek Wine Tram and 6 minutes walk from Huguenot Memorial Monument. The area is home to a variety of award wining wine estates for guests to explore.

Rooms from $420

La Cotte Forest Cottages

Resort

Rated 8.9 in 224 reviews

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue and terrace, La Cotte Forest Cottages is situated in Franschhoek in the… See more

Offering a seasonal outdoor pool, barbecue and terrace, La Cotte Forest Cottages is situated in Franschhoek in the Western Cape Region. Free WiFi is available and free private parking is available on site.

All of the terraced cottages feature seating, dining and kitchen areas for your convenience. Each cottage has a patio includes a private bathroom fitted with a shower while the One-Bedroom Cottage also boasts a private plunge pool. Extras include free toiletries and a hairdryer.

Other facilities on site include a communal pool, pavilion and barbecue facilities.

A number of activities are offered in the area, such as cycling and hiking. Reuben's Franschhoek and Huguenot Memorial Museum are 2.1 km from La Cotte Forest Cottages. The nearest airport is Cape Town International Airport, 72 km from the property.

Rooms from $214

Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis

Rated 8.8 in 987 reviews

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Cape Wineland region, Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis encourages travellers with… See more

Nestled in the heart of the picturesque Cape Wineland region, Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis encourages travellers with its enchanting blend of luxury and natural beauty. Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis provides guests with exceptional, yet discrete security, a natural setting and ample room to breathe.

This hotel's spectacular view of the well-known Jack Nicklaus designed Pearl Valley Golf Course is what really makes it stand out. Recognised as one of the top 3 golf courses in South Africa and the best conditioned in the Western Cape, Jack Nicklaus' unique touch is evident throughout the course.

The hotel also provides exceptionally big, spacious suites that guarantee a pleasant stay. The hotel consists of 63 one-bedroom suites, one of which is wheelchair friendly, and 5 two-bedroom suites.

The Pearl Valley Hotel by Mantis provides its visitors access to an outdoor swimming pool, a tennis court, and a fitness center. Important to note that the suites cannot accommodate self-catering; instead, spend your evenings indulging in cuisine from one of our restaurants. Both onsite restaurants offer a variety of local and international A' la carte dishes, which includes grills, pasta dishes, salads, pizzas, and desserts.

Rooms from $103

Exclusive accommodation and first-class facilities await guests in these luxurious villas and suites, located on the… See more

Exclusive accommodation and first-class facilities await guests in these luxurious villas and suites, located on the prestigious Franschhoek Estate amidst indigenous fynbos.

The well-appointed and elegant accommodation features air conditioning, satellite TV and a balcony or terrace.

L'ermitage restaurant serves South African and European style cuisine. Room service menus are available in the room and drinks can be enjoyed at the bar.

Nestled on the slopes of Franschhoek Pass, L'ermitage - Franschhoek Chateau & Villas offers a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of city life. Guests can relax and enjoy a swim in the outdoor swimming pool. With your children being looked after by babysitters, you are ensured a truly stress-free and memorable stay at L'ermitage - Franschhoek Chateau & Villas.

Guests seeking a more active lifestyle can explore the village on horseback or try to improve their golfing skills on the nearby golf course. The attentive staff is also happy to organize a rental car, should you wish to discover attractions a bit further away.

Rooms from $198