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Set within peaceful gardens in the shadow of rugged mountain scenery, Le Quartier Francais has a relaxed, contemporary feel, reflected in the bright colours and simple architecture used throughout. Most of the spacious rooms and suites look out over a central courtyard filled with flowers and a discreet pool, and are furnished in a tasteful, unpretentious manner. The attention to detail is as high as any international five-star hotel, yet the ambience is much less formal and more welcoming. From here you can head out to explore the town or surrounding countryside before returning to a glass of the region’s fine wine.

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All rooms and suites include air conditioning, satellite TVs, Wi-Fi, minibars, tea/coffee making facilities, underfloor heating, fireplaces and en suite bathrooms. 

Auberge rooms have a simple design, spacious seating areas and either a private courtyard or views of the pool or mountains, while the more spacious Grande rooms offer king sized beds, large windows and comfortable sofas. 

The House and Pool Suites accommodate four and five guests respectively, featuring a loft room for children aged under 12, two bathrooms and walled gardens with private pools. Petite Garden Suites have sliding doors leading onto a private patio and corner garden, while the large Four Quarters Suites are set around a private courtyard, featuring luxurious furnishings and walk-in dressing rooms.


Le Quartier Francais is located on Huguenot Road, the main street in Franschhoek, so it's perfectly placed for those wishing to spend their time perusing the towns many restaurants, art galleries and shops. It’s also just under an hour’s drive from Cape Town, and the surrounding mountains make for a breath-taking backdrop.

Food and Drink

Living Room consists of three relaxing spaces and offers all-day dining, from delicious breakfast buffets to tapas served from midday to late evening.


Families of up to five with children aged under 12 can stay in the Pool Suite, while those travelling in a family of up to four with children aged under the age of 12 can stay in the House Suite – both are spacious and feature a private pool and a Ninetendo Wii games console. A babysitting service is available at the property.

Facilities and Activities

The hotel has a pool, library and gym, as well as offering spa and laundry services and secure parking. Admire the indigenous herb garden, or watch a film in the 30-seat Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines Screening Room. Guided walks in the scenic Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve are offered to learn about the area’s flora and fauna, or you can take a guided tour of Franschhoek to learn about its pre- and post-colonial past.

Our opinion

Offering high levels of service and comfort without the formal atmosphere, we think this hotel is an excellent choice for those who prefer a laid-back, relaxing stay. It’s also well-placed for sampling Franschhoek’s superb restaurants.

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    Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.

    Experiences while staying here

    The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.