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“Locals flock here for brunch, lunch and dinner; tourists scramble for a room. Twenty-one colourfully decorated rooms feature gorgeous upholstery and some, private pools. There are three in-house fine dining options plus plenty more right on your doorstep. A firm Franschhoek favourite.”

“Locals flock here for brunch, lunch and dinner; tourists scramble for a room. Twenty-one colourfully decorated rooms feature gorgeous upholstery and some, private pools. There are three in-house fine dining options plus plenty more right on your doorstep. A firm Franschhoek favourite.”

Hotel Review

Right on the main thoroughfare of Franschhoek's bustling high street, Le Quartier Francais (or LQF as the staff all call it) is an excellent boutique option. The feeling of a village within itself, each of the 22 rooms is located in a Victorian-style townhouse, surrounding a central outdoor pool. The best are the Garden Suites which offer a bit more room, living areas, and enormous bathrooms. A sumptuous breakfast is served in The Conservatory, but make sure to book a table at La Petite Colombe, one of Cape Town's best restaurants. John Norris Rogers heads a young and enthusiastic team, serving six and twelve-course menus. Marigold restaurant, owned by Le Quartier Francais' Indian owner, Analjit Singh, introduces authentic Punjabi flavours to Cape Town's French quarter. An excellent option, located in what couldn't be a more convenient part of town.
Recommended for
  • Foodies
  • Between Le Quartier, The Living Room and The Tasting Room there are plenty of gourmet options.
 

Written by Megan Lambert

Recommended For

  • Wine tasting
  • Many of Franschhoek's best vineyards are within walking, cycling or driving distance. La Motte is a particular favourite.
  • Foodies
  • Between Le Quartier, The Living Room and The Tasting Room there are plenty of gourmet options.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Franschhoek's abundace of boutiques and jewellers are right outside your front door.
  • Cycling
  • Explore the bucolic Franschhoek Valley on two wheels.
  • Wildlife Area
  • The Haweqwa Natural Reserve is close to Franschhoek.
  • Restrictions on children
  • Children cannot be accommodated at this hotel.
  • Gourmet
  • Wedding license
  • Charming
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Free wifi
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Townhouse
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Boutique
  • Chic
  • Disabled access
  • Restaurant with rooms
  • Contemporary
  • Luxury

Facilities

  • Restrictions on children
  • Children cannot be accommodated at this hotel.
  • Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor pool.
  • Airport transfer
  • Surcharge.
  • Safe
  • Towelling robes
  • Parking
  • Bar
  • Wedding license
  • Rooms with balcony/terrace
  • Free wifi
  • In room DVD
  • Walking distance restaurants
  • Outdoor dining
  • Massage
  • No pets
  • Library
  • Bicycle hire
  • Sit-out Terrace
  • Good wine list
  • Room service
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Garden
  • Sitting Room
  • Wifi
  • Disabled access
  • Suites
  • Concierge
  • Satellite / Cable TV
  • Air conditioning
  • In room music system

Activities

  • Wine tasting
  • Many of Franschhoek's best vineyards are within walking, cycling or driving distance. La Motte is a particular favourite.
  • Designer Shopping
  • Franschhoek's abundace of boutiques and jewellers are right outside your front door.
  • Cycling
  • Explore the bucolic Franschhoek Valley on two wheels.
  • Wildlife Area
  • The Haweqwa Natural Reserve is close to Franschhoek.

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Le Quartier Francais

Located in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley, this privately-owned, small auberge has beautiful gardens, a day spa, and a private screening room. Rooms range from Four Quarters Suites around a courtyard with a private pool to Grande Rooms with double volume ceilings. Book in advance to enjoy the African-inspired menu at the Tasting Room.

Originally published by Condé Nast Traveller (view article)