Situated in the scenic and older part of Franschhoek, which is one of South Africa’s best food and wine centres, the eponymous Franschhoek Boutique Hotel is surrounded by lovely views, craggy mountains and historic buildings. Offering the best of both worlds, the hotel itself is modern and stylish with contemporary art and luxurious finishes, crisp white linen and large, free-standing bathtubs.
There is plenty to see and do in Franschhoek. Car lovers can see over a hundred years of history at the Motor Museum, wine gurus can visit award-winning estates that range from very contemporary to centuries-old, and foodies will enjoy the town’s diverse restaurants.
Each of the six rooms at the Franschhoek Boutique Hotel is individually furnished and decorated, with all the en suite bathrooms decorated according to the theme of the accompanying room. The Sapphire Room, for instance, has a beautiful blue bathtub while the Palm Room has exotic palm tree wallpaper that creates a lush and indulgent atmosphere. All rooms have Morso contemporary fireplaces, which in winter (about May to August, when light snow can dust the top of Franschhoek’s peaks) create a cosy feel in each room.