Imagine staying in a charming hotel that feels more like a private cottage, in a quaint, French-inspired village? Well, you don’t have to imagine it if you have plans of visiting Franschhoek, while in Cape Town, South Africa. You can experience it for yourself with a visit to Le Quartier Français in downtown Franschhoek. Franschhoek was settled by the French Huguenots in 1688 and is one of the most well-known wine regions in South Africa. It is a beautiful, picturesque village, just a little over an hour outside of Cape Town.
Le Quartier Français is a charming, sophisticated, 32-room boutique hotel that also includes two villas. It is a part of the Leeu Collection of hotels. The Leeu Collection has become known for its brand of luxury that exceeds all expectations. Its most recent addition to the collection certainly lives up to its reputation. Guests are greeted by a warm and accommodating team of hospitality professionals, who make it clear that they are there to make your stay memorable.
The location of the hotel makes it ideal for exploring downtown Franschhoek and the surrounding wine estates. Walk-in either direction outside the hotel and you'll be instantly immersed in the beauty of Franschhoek. The Franschhoek wine tram is just down the road and is a must when visiting the wine regions of South Africa.
There are six rooms and suite categories to choose from, not including the two villas. You’ll have the option of selecting a room or suite that faces the lovely courtyard, swimming pool or mountains. They also feature en-suite baths with walk-in showers. Each has been meticulously decorated with the finest fabrics, and textiles, which include the raffia headboards and soft, robust color palettes.
The detail is in the luxurious finishes that add to the sophistication of the room. Rooms include air conditioning, wood-burning fireplace, Wi-Fi access, Nespresso machine, high-definition flat-screen television, double vanities, heated towel rails, hairdryer, and built-in international adapter plugs and USB ports. Complimentary breakfast is also included in your stay, in addition to a complimentary wine tasting at Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines at the Leeu Estates.
The Le Quartier Français Villa 1 can accommodate up to 5 guests. There are two double air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms and one single air-conditioned bedroom with a separate bathroom. Le Quartier Français Villa 2 can accommodate up to 7 guests. It has four double air-conditioned en-suite bedrooms and one single air-conditioned bedroom with a separate bathroom. The villas are truly your home away from home and the Leeu Collection has certainly thought of everything to make it feel this way.
Each villa also has two inter-leading lounge areas, an open-plan kitchen, a full-size refrigerator, a veranda, private garden and swimming pool, secure parking and more. Once you’re here, one thing is certain, you won’t want to leave.
While there is certainly no shortage of dining options available in Franschhoek, many prefer to dine at the restaurants at Le Quartier Français, Protégé, and La Petite Colombe. Protégé is the hotel's casual dining restaurant where guests of the hotel are welcomed to breakfast every morning. The restaurant is known for its relaxed setting and five-star service. They offer a menu that is French, Italian, and Asian inspired and includes small plates, which are perfect for sharing. Protégé offers both indoors and outdoors dining. La Petite Colombe is a world-renowned, fine-dining restaurant in South Africa that is worth all the accolades it receives. It is most fitting for such a restaurant of this caliber, to make its home alongside another brand that receives such high regards as the Leeu Collection. After chefs, Scot Kirton, Norris-Rogers, and James Gaag took a trip to Japan, they were inspired to create their most recent menu, consisting of 10 courses. They wanted to celebrate simplicity by removing the things that wouldn’t contribute to their achieving maximum flavor. While the menu was Asian inspired, it still incorporates South African cuisine with items, such as pickled fish, smoked snoek, and Cape Malay spices; alongside Asian ingredients, like katsuobushi (smoked and dried tuna) and chawanmushi (Japanese egg custard). You are sure to enhance your stay at Le Quartier Français in Franschhoek, South Africa.
Top off your stay by treating yourself to a day at the Leeu Estate spa, just a short drive away. A visit to the spa puts you right in the middle of the most prestigious wine vineyards in South Africa. It is considered a wellness retreat that offers guests authentic massages, along with specialized holistic treatments. Services are tailor-made to suit your needs and preferences. The staff of Le Quartier Français will be happy to schedule your spa treatments and arrange for their complimentary shuttle to take you and bring you back.
When you are looking for a one-of-a-kind experience in Cape Town, South Africa, book a stay at the luxurious boutique hotel, Le Quartier Français.