We were visiting Franschhoek from Toronto for a wedding. My friend and I stayed for 7 nights at the The Ivy and loved every moment of it. The flat was nicely decorated with comfortable beds and linen as well as 2 full baths with rain showers. There was a full self-catering kitchen and a washing machine for laundry. The staff were incredibly helpful and considerate. They even found us an US power adapter for our electronics which was otherwise hard to come by in town. One day we returned to find that they had removed our clothes from the washing machine, dried and folded all our laundry. This was one of the best experiences I've had and wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone.
Quite a formal hotel. We stayed in one of the villas - and overall quite dark - not bright and light. Great bedrooms, plenty of room in the whole villa and good facilities. We were disappointed that the advertised deli was closed and the we had to be told twice where the swimming pool was - we had walked past it at least 10 times, but didn't recognise the dirty water feature with a fountain as a swimming pool! It wasn't like any swimming pool we had ever seen before. we were staying in October so not peak season. The Spa treatments were good.
We didn't realise that breakfast was included in our deal, so wasted money and effort going out for breakfast or cooking in our villa. Didn't eat in the restaurant - much too formal to take children to.
"Great location. Shame about the lack of a fridge"
The location is a few minutes walk from the centre of Franschhoek. You can go out of the garden gate and just cross the road and into the rear entrance of Reuban's restaurant, it's that close to the centre but so peaceful.
The ambiance is first class and furnished with antiques. The breakfasts are very good and sitting on the terrace overlooking the beautiful garden is idyllic.
Our only complaints are:
1. No rooms are supplied with fridges.
2. Our room had the dressing table in the bathroom but no power point for a hair dryer. Also the mirror over the dressing table was too high. The bedroom was large and there was plenty of room to accommodate the dressing table in the bedroom.
Why do hotel owners not actually sleep in their rooms sometime to find our the problems rather than leave this to their guests.i
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