Intimate, elegant and luxurious, the Last Word Franschhoek is a delightful boutique guest-house in the heart of historic Franschhoek, the gourmet capital of South Africa. Perfectly positioned within walking distance of several award-winning restaurants, it’s the ideal base for exploring this jewel of the Cape Winelands, with several beautiful wine estates within easy reach and attentive hosts who can help make all the recommendations and arrangements for your stay. The historic Cape Huguenot residence is set back from the main road in secluded courtyard gardens with a small swimming pool for cooling off in the hot summer months.
Just six luxurious en-suite rooms make up the entire hotel, so it feels more like staying in a private home, as you meet fellow guests in the comfortable lounge over a glass of wine from the open bar. Contemporary elegance mingles with classic design to complement the historic surroundings and all the modern comforts, including air-conditioning, under floor heating, wifi and satellite TV are seamlessly incorporated into the traditional decor. All the spacious bedrooms open onto a private patio area and the two suites have their own plunge pools and secluded paved garden area with sun loungers.
Lavish breakfasts include a full buffet and a cooked-to order hot dish, to set you up for the day’s activities, which you can enjoy in the airy breakfast room or have brought to you on your patio. The hotel doesn’t have its own restaurant (with so many fantastic restaurants close by, there is no need) but lovely extra touches, such as biltong and popcorn produced for those who decide to enjoy a movie night in with a choice of DVDs from the library, the complimentary mini-bar and delectable turn down treats, make guests feel well looked after. The decked roof terrace is a great place for sundowners, with views over the town to the surrounding mountains.
Franschhoek is the ideal setting for relaxed exploration with its art galleries and studios, boutiques, delis and ambience and the Last Word really lives up to its name as a base for a peaceful luxury break in this beautiful historic town.