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Nick United Kingdom 2013-03-24 It was a beautiful setting and a tranquil garden and pool. Absolutely delightful place to stay, very convenient for wondering into town for a nice meal or drink. . It was in an ideal position to explore Franschhoek village and near to good restaurants. Unmatched Location within two minutes walk of Franschoek Main Street and restaurants. Charming, bijou establishment with small delightful garden, pool and rooms/suites mainly in annexes around the main house. Ours had own jacuzzi bath, terrace, with our own table laid for breakfast on our terrace each morning. Informal, home from home atmosphere with gratis tea offered and decanters (sherry I think) and glasses always available on occasional tables. Proprietor George very much in attendance. Overall, a much preferable experience to larger, conventional hotel. No lunch or dinner available. That in itself not a criticism; Overall, however, a thoroughly enjoyable stay and we will certainly book there again if, after this (constructive) criticism, George will have us(!) " Pete United Kingdom 2013-03-04 Absolutely beautiful villa, central secluded pool and gardens and with palatial rooms. Perfect location for wine estates and excellent dining just a short stroll away. Great hosts and staff and would definitely book again. John United Kingdom 2013-02-26 Gary South Africa 2013-02-12 Staff was helpfull Michael United Arab Emirates 2013-01-08 Very friendly and accommodating staff! James United Kingdom 2012-12-12 The hotel room was great. Such a change to have a nice room and not a typical chain hotel room. It also came at a brilliant price. It's just off the main high street and the price is really very good. There is no breakfast option, but when you're just 2mins from a high street brimming with places selling great food I'd say that's actually a plus point Supranee Thailand 2012-12-09 The owner was amazingly friendly. He actively gave us a lot of useful information around the area and arranged the reservation of a wonderful lunch at a famous restaurant of the town. Anthony Perth, Australia 2012-11-30 Great location being a short walk to the centre. The owner was very pleasant and conversed over a few glasses of sherry on arrival. We were offered a room at the back having its own entry and was very comfortable. Shame it was only for the one night and never got to use the lovely outside area or swimming pool. disliked nothing Ricardo Philadelphia, U.S.A. 2012-11-04 The owners of the place were fantastic. The location is perfect and the room was huge. It was not my first time in Franschhoek but the hotel made it memorable Mr Tilling United Kingdom) 2012-10-01 close to the main street and a choice of restaurants. Staff helpful and friendly, breakfast good. The room was spacious although a bit dark with an internet PC available in the room. The pool and surrounding area was very good. A good location Mrs Adriaanse South Africa 2012-09-04 It was my husband's 60th birthday on the 9th of April. I made the booking to give him something special for that day. What a special place! We were booked in the Nellie room - and felt like a honeymoon couple. The spa bath in the bedroom is made for a queen - I also felt special! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay - the staff, the breakfast and even the rest of the guests were wonderful. I will recommend REALOU! The spa bath in the bedroom is made for a queen - I also felt special Realou - The best Lovely Clean and Welcoming Beautiful Garden Excellent Breakfast M and S Vermaas South Africa 2012-09-02 A wonderful found in the heart of town. Quiet and peaceful with wonderful atmosphere. A good breakfast with excellent, friendly service. We will definitely return again. Mother and student daughter retreat, Mr Gillen Ireland 2012-08-03 Friendly and unique guesthouse in a wonderful village. It is in a perfect location and the staff are so friendly and helpful. Unique facilities make this place a home from home.We had a wonderful night there with a short walk to a local vineyard. Unique facilities make this place a home from home. Unique facilities make this place a home from home.Cosy place a short walk to a local vineyard. Ms Knight United Kingdom 2012-08-03 Great room, friendly owner but the pool was out of use when we visited. Mr and Mrs Ramadwa ( 2012-07-10 I wanted to have a breakaway with my wife and the services of these Guest house is even more than in the five star hotel. From the management to all their staff everything was so excellent and we were so relaxed and being looked after day and night. Our three nights were so much fulfilling and good. We are planning to go back with our kids to expose them to such a good place. Excellent Service, Mr Witte South Africa 2012-07-10 We had a very lovely stay. The host was most friendly and helpful. His recommendations for sightseeing, eating out, etc. was most enjoyable and helpful. The room was comfortable and exceptionably good value. On the negative side though, the opposing rooms were very close and the noise next door could be heard clearly. Other than that we had a great stay. exceptionably good value Mr RichardsonMr Richardson South Africa 2012-07-09 Had a lovely stay at Realou, the place was stunning. We stayed in the Honeymoon suite and all furnishings were fantastic. Breakfast and friendliness of staff was also top notch. Girlfriend actually booked again to stay there a couple of weeks later with her daughter. Only problem was when we stayed there that we managed to trip the electricity when we used the kettle. Mr Byington United States 2012-07-07 Room was small but nicely decorated. There were chairs on covered walkway outside room which overlooked the interior garden which was very nice. Convenient to town. Hosts were friendly and helpful. Would recommend to others. Girlfriend actually booked again all furnishings were fantastic. Breakfast and friendliness of staff was also top notch. Very nice. anonymous Belgium 2012-07-05 We had a wonderful stay at Realou. We only spend one night, but we would surely like to come back for 2 or more nights. The house is in the middle of the city Centre which is a big advantage. As we had the complete garden house : 2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms , small kitchen and living room, we had a lot of space for ourselves. As we had the complete garden house : 2 bedrooms , 2 bathrooms , small kitchen and living room, we had a lot of space for ourselves. Nice pool and very nice terras with beautiful garden furniture. Good breakfast on the lovely terras. It is a pity that we could not meet the owner and cleanliness could be bit better children loved the 2 computers with free internet. Lots of space for ourselves. Overwhelming Ms Strumpher South Africa 2012-07-04 My boy friend and I went away with the purpose of breaking up. We both felt that when ever people left each other there were so many negatives involved, including fear, anxiety, confusion, pain, anger and hatred to name but a few. We were parting ways because we were on different paths of where we were and what we wanted in our lives. Neither made us better or worse people, we just wanted different things at this moment in time. Our objective was to absorb each other in every possible way, to leave nothing unsaid and to be aware with all our senses and to be totally present in our last moments together, and to leave each other whole. Home from home, Mrs Charton South Africa 2012-07-03 It was recently our first anniversary and we wanted to do something special to celebrate an amazing year together. We decided that Franschhoek provided the perfect opportunity to do this with its charm, style and fantastic restaurants. We were also looking for somewhere special to stay and we found Realou to be just that. We were greeted with a warm welcome and the room we stayed in was lovely. Nothing wrong with a bottle of champagne and a nice big spa bath! Unfortunately the weather didn't play along and the rain prevented us from making use of the swimming pool, loungers and monster-sized hammock, but at least that gives us an excuse to go back.Thanks so much to George and his team, we'll definitely be back and hope to see you soon! A night of celebration Ms Johnson 2012-07-02 We had a wonderful stay at Realou and thought the position, interiors and rooms were all excellent. The swimming pool area was beautiful as were the dining and communal areas. All the staff was extremely helpful, courteous and laid back which is a really great combination when you're on holiday! The location couldn't have been better. wonderful stay, could not have been better Ms Masterson South Africa 2012-07-02 We wished we could have stayed for longer Mrs Marshall Great Britain) 2012-06-09 On arrival at Realou we were greeted with friendliness and even though we were hours too early for check in this did not present a problem. We were made to feel more than welcome by the family and nothing was too much trouble.We were immediately struck by the "Ye Olde Worlde" elegance, charm and grace of the accommodation along with all the modern conveniences. The house is extremely old, well looked after and loved and all set in wonderful gardens. There is an atmosphere of peace and quiet and I am sure at times there are wonderful parties. Our four poster (barley twisted) wooden framed bed was to die for as was the very elegant and modern bathroom. Every little detail had been attended to and I cannot wait to return. The family were all very helpful and informative and provided transport when required. Sitting in the garden on a warm summers evening, listening to the birds and the smell of flowers exudes serenity. Realou offers wonderful accommodation to all. Friendliness, Serinity, nothing too much trouble , Charm Elegance , Attention to detail , to die for, Jan en Ellen Amsterdam,Holland 2012-01-14 Great rooms and perfect location, staff and staff and service was very nice and the muffins were delicious. muffins were delicious. Jane + Chris Devennaux 2010-10-02 Absolute peace and tranquility. We have had a wonderful stay will recommend you to everyone .Thank you. Absolute peace and tranquility Paul + Val landers 2010-10-02 What a delightful place. a very relaxing stay made better by the helpfulness and courteous of the staff will recommend you to everyone. Thanks Paul & Val delightful place Patric & Guro Norway/Sweden 2010-08-03 We' enjoyed our stay here, lovely staff & place. Beautiful and peaceful. Thanks for everything. Beautiful and peaceful Brian and Janet Drew South Africa 2010-08-03 Loved everything about our stay at Realou. Wonderful guest house - George and his staff were great and couldn't do enough for us. George spent lots of time poring over maps advising us on day trips and places to visit. Would love to visit Franschhoek again and would definitely stay at Realou again. Delightful Guest House Mr Bleyhl South Africa) 2010-06-12 Nice accommodation, personal service, good price value, central location, European style like in Southern France. Enjoyed the stay there. Thank you! like in Southern France Mr Miller ( United Kingdom 2010-06-11 The accommodation was superb. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was comfortable and homely. accommodation was superb Eduard BARCELONA, Spain 2010-04-12 Excellent owners as well as the catering staff. A perfect place for gastronomic holiday. The landscape of the beautiful Franschhoek Valley. Highly recommended Wifi no,llegue a las habitaciones como era de esperar segun la web Translated . Wifi not get to the rooms as expected according to the web 8 A perfect place for gastronomic holiday Anonymous United Kingdom 2010-04-10 Pleasant overnight stay with a very knowledgeable and helpful staff member, called Innocence. He had the best suggestions for our wine tasting, our dinner and our lunch, making our trip absolutely fabulous. Thank you. 8.3 trip absolutely fabulous 83 Roberta Cape Town, South Africa 2010-03-23 The hotel is well situated within easy walking distance of the village. The staff were excellent. the rooms are quite "tired" and it is too expensive for what is on offer. 6 easy walking distance 60 Ulrike Potsdam, Germany 2010-03-12 Sehr freundliches Personal, super Frühstück, sauberes Zimmer und tolle Dusche. Wir waren sehr zufrieden.Translated Very friendly staff, great breakfast, clean rooms and great shower. We were very pleased. Zimmer etwas klein und abgewohnt. Rooms small and somewhat worn-out. 8 friendly staff, great breakfast, clean rooms and great shower. 80 Patric and Ann Belgium 2010-02-26 Great place for a quite stay. Great place Ronny Vällingby, Sweden 2010-02-24 There are no comments available for this review 8 Catherine Cape Town, South Africa 2010-02-17 There breakfast was lovely 4.3 breakfast was lovely Debbie South Africa 2010-02-13 I liked the privacy, we could come and go as we pleased because of the private entrance. Realou has a lovely relaxed feel to it. The room was spacious and well decorated. The only thing I forgot to mention to the owner was that our shower leaked, other than that everything was great. 8.8 Privacy, privacy, spacious and well decorated. 88 Colin Cailne Spain 2010-01-28 Friendly staff, good service and good location within 2 mins safe walking distance to shops and restaurants 8 Friendly staff, good service, location 80 Ann, Victor ,Sandra,Cecilia Fritz Eivor & genner Pocerth 2010-01-26 What a lovely place! We can highly recommend It to all our friends. Thank you and see you again…. What a lovely place Anonymous South Africa 2010-01-25 It was pleasant and private, The hot breakfast was disappointing - limp, badly cooked bacon, mushrooms offered but then told none available. Not delicious. The cold breakfast selection was fine but not inspired. 8 pleasant and private, 80 Gary Newtownabbey, United Kingdom 2010-01-18 The staff were very friendly the decor and cleanliness of the rooms was excellent and management was superb overall a very enjoyable experience 10 decor and cleanliness of the rooms was excellent 100 Gerard Witney, United Kingdom 2010-01-17 Very friendly staff and beautiful garden 9.5 Very friendly staff and beautiful garden 95 Roland Umhlanga, South Africa 2010-01-17 proximity of town Centre. 5.7 proximity 57 Mr Tilling 2010-01-17 A good location, close to the main street and a choice of restaurants. Staff helpful and friendly, breakfast good. The room was spacious although a bit dark with an internet PC available in the room. The pool and surrounding area was very good. Paul & lezje 2010-01-09 Thank you very much for creating a new home, had a nice comfortable stay. Jon Birger Oslo,Norway 2009-12-24 We had very nice stay in this Guest house .the people here are very friendly and helpful .thanks for everything marry Christmas to all of you. friendly and helpful Jake London, United Kingdom 2009-12-09 Really lovely place. Great room right on the courtyard. 9.3 Really lovely place 93 Claudio Roma, Italy 2009-11-30 La gentilezza e la riservatezza dello staff. Translate The kindness and staff confidentiality. La camera, un po' piccola. The room, a little 'small. 8.3 confidentiality. 83 Vanessa Cape Town, South Africa 2009-11-25 Good location, very pleasant welcome and attentive staff. Breakfast was excellent.. We stayed in the Honeymoon Suite. Poor cross ventilation as the bathroom windows did not open and the only way to get air was to open the curtains, door and windows leaving the room open to view from the outside terrace. The spa jacuzzi system had obviously not been used for a while as when we activated it, the initial air/water circulation smelled unpleasant. 8.8 Breakfast was excellent.. 88 Anette Sollentuna, Sweden 2009-11-23 Fantastisk sjöutsikt och trevligt frukostbord uppdukat på den härliga terrassen, valar och delfiner som lekte under tiden som vi drack kaffe. Google translate ??? Fantastic sea view and nice breakfast buffet at the lovely terrace, whales and dolphins that played while we drank coffee. 9.5 Markus Innsbruck, Austria 2009-11-16 Das Zimmer war nett mit einer tollen Badewanne im Schlafzimmer. Das seperate Bad bestand allerdings nur aus einem Waschbecken in 1 m Höhe. Translate The room was nice with a nice bathtub in the bedroom. The separate bathroom was only a sink in 1 m height. Bathtub in Bed Yann Saint-Chamond, France 2009-11-04 L'accueil chaleureux du personnel, la ville de Franschhoek, le jardin de l'hôtel qui est un "havre de paix" translate The warm welcome of the staff, the town of Franschhoek, the hotel's garden is a "haven" 9.5 the hotel's garden is a "haven Ian & Theresa Ireland 2009-11-01 Really enjoyable stay staff really u friendly and helpful, organized a great wine tour for us with Andre, would recommend it! Thanks Staff really u friendly and helpful Mike and Robin Nash USA/now linking in Uvongo SA 2009-11-01 A wonderful first visit to Franschhoek. Thanks for making us feel like we were in our second home second home Tim o'Calghan Choicago,USA 2009-11-01 A magical place that created a perfect couple days .We enjoyed ourselves and indulge in great good, wine and accommodation magical place Joop Dekker Amsterdam,NL 2009-11-01 Fantastic ambience! Good service! will come back Fantastic ambience Marcelle 2009-10-18 Thank you very, very much, time spent in this serene area, amazing staff, and hostess, everything very cool. everything very cool. Anonymous United Kingdom 2009-10-05 Realou was quaint and the staff were very helpful and polite - the gourmet offerings in Franschoek are incredible and the wine tour is a good trip 10 Realou was quaint 100 Paulynn lewis Johannesberg 2009-09-01 Very comfortable stay. ery comfortable Axivier Beumala and friends 2009-08-19 Peroqui han passat wis de Bacelona .axia es Preor I ous acradoria tornor al artic (d'aqui). Gracier!!! Brian ,Fiona & Katherine Hawitz New Madsen ,UK 2009-08-13 Beautiful setting Facing the mountain. Very comfortable stay. Thanks very much. Loved the rain! Thanks. Beautiful setting Facing the mountain Julietta Roosendaal, Netherlands 2009-07-20 After a long day arrived in Fransschoek in the evening. It was cold and wet. There was this very friendly lady that thought we would not come anymore... We booked one single and one double room and she let us make a choice of rooms. It was difficult because they all looked fantastic! Los propietarios excelentes asi como el personal de restauración. Un lugar perfecto para vacaciones gastronomicas. El paisaje del valle de Franschhoek precioso. Muy recomendable. All rooms looked fantastic! Martin & julio Horncastle,Deal kent G.B 2009-07-11 LOVE IT! LOVE IT! Martin Holifield Cape Town 2009-05-01 My wife and baby son visited Realou after making a last minute booking for the holiday weekend. The owners could not have been more helpful and welcoming and provided us with everything we needed. The location is excellent, the open, carefree feeling of being able to do your own thing was most welcome. The decor and quality of furnishings and services provided is above average; we would have no hesitation in returning for another visit: preferably in warmer weather!! Carefree Mrs Adriaanse South Africa 2009-04-13 was my husband's 60th birthday on the 9th of April. I made the booking to give him something special for that day. What a special place! We were booked in the Nellie room - and felt like a honeymoon couple. The spa bath in the bedroom is made for a queen - I also felt special! Thank you so much for a wonderful stay - the staff, the breakfast and even the rest of the guests were wonderful. I will recommend REALOU! Margaret Rouen 2009-04-08 - the guesthouse was very well presented and decorated, lovely large bathroom and the breakfast verandah was a delight. Lovely garden and pool area - made you feel at home. Very friendly staff and really great breakfasts. Very enjoyable stay. Had we know what a lovely area this was we would have booked a longer stay. We had a wonderful stay Margaret Rouen 2009-04-08 the guesthouse was very well presented and decorated, lovely large bathroom and the breakfast verandah was a delight. Lovely garden and pool area - made you feel at home. Very friendly staff and really great breakfasts. Very enjoyable stay. Had we know what a lovely area this was we would have booked a longer stay. 100 Keaveney Party Dublin Ireland 2009-02-08 Enjoyed hospitality and a great welcome especially the freedom of use of facilities after early closing of Restaurants and pubs the freedom of use of facilities Devan ,Conny,preethilia &joshua Malasia 2009-01-24 Wonderful place, beautiful setting and great weather. Thank you to all for the good service. well appointed rooms .will definitely recommend to others well appointed rooms Vidal didierd 2009-01-22 Jes bulles le jaccuzzi,dos bulles dons nos verresFranschhoek bradisdos bulles! TRANSLATE jacuzzi bubbles, bubbles giving back our glasses Franschhoek bradisdos bubbles! JACUZZI bUBBLS Barbra ,raymond , 2009-01-14 Located in the center of the wonderful village is Realou-a paradise on it's on! Thank you very much for making this such a pleasant, warm and relaxing place. Realou-a paradise Raymond and Janice Hodge Yorks,England 2009-01-14 Super place + location, lovely rooms, good breakfast. Oasis in the middle of Franschhoek. Oasis in the middle of Franschhoek Euni schuchmahh Germany 2009-01-11 Ein uimodnsiouun f'fickden paradies Paradise 2009-01-03 Lisa touse 2009-01-02 Fantastic super, relaxing. Friendly atmosphere, wonderful staff. Fantastic super, relaxing. Suter/Rodriguez Switzerland 2009-01-01 Very relaxing atmosphere, beautifully prepared breakfast, cozy bed for a long sleep! Thanks very much! beautifully prepared breakfast Tyrell and Lauren 2008-12-06 Fantastic place the bed was lovely and we enjoyed the breakfast. Fantastic place Martina Hummel Germany 2008-12-06 Although the house is in the middle of Frankschhoek you don't feel it when you close the door to the property behind you. We were looked after very well and enjoyed a spontaneously arranged ride to several vineyards (possible only on afternoons! you should leave at about 2 o'clock) and the French restaurant nearby. The garden is wonderful and the hosts charming. We would have liked to stay longer, but we would chose this guesthouse again if ever we come back! Wonderful guesthouse Martina Hummel Germany 2008-12-06 Although the house is in the middle of Frankschhoek you don't feel it when you close the door to the property behind you. We were looked after very well and enjoyed a spontaneously arranged ride to several vineyards (possible only on afternoons! you should leave at about 2 o'clock) and the French restaurant nearby. The garden is wonderful and the hosts charming. We would have liked to stay longer, but we would chose this guesthouse again if ever we come back! 100 Kate & Lan 2008-11-24 What great views from the Jacuzzi, what a way to relax. Thanks for a great stay. Vicky Sears United Kingdom 2008-11-09 Centrally located and ideal for the restaurants. The staff were great as was the hotel - perfect for relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. What a fantastic place to stay, Vicky Sears United Kingdom 2008-11-09 Centrally located and ideal for the restaurants. The staff were great as was the hotel - perfect for relaxing. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. 100 Renee Wright SA 2008-10-27 I enjoyed my stay immensely - The venue is well placed, Thoughtfully equipped (down to fluffy hot water bottles and sherry) and the staff are the crowning glory of this establishment. They could not have been more helpful, attentive and friendly. I often travel on my own and do not find it unusual to be kind of forgotten. These folks did quite the opposite and took extra care! I will return here again and again!! David especially in my opinion is worth his weight in gold - a superb and attentive host.! Attentive Care Renee Wright South Africa 2008-10-27 enjoyed my stay immensely - The venue is well placed, Thoughtfully equipped (down to fluffy hot water bottles and sherry) and the staff are the crowning glory of this establishment. They could not have been more helpful, attentive and friendly. I often travel on my own and do not find it unusual to be kind of forgotten. These folks did quite the opposite and took extra care! I will return here again and again!! David especially in my opinion is worth his weight in gold - a superb and attentive host.! Anonymous South Africa 2008-09-30 I booked the Cape Dutch Room as I was on a romantic trip with my partner. The room was nice, the bed gave the room a lovely atmosphere. The Pool Setting is nice and I am sure you can really enjoy summer day there. Would have expected more.... Ok but not extraordinary. Ms Nyquist Sweden 2008-07-01 My boyfriend and I stayed two nights in Realou accommodation. We booked in on the site RoomsForAfrica. We had high expectations... And we didn't get disappointed! It was a very friendly, helpful couple that owned the place- they helped us with bookings of restaurants, maps, finding the way around different wine yards- and also gave us good hints on what to do and which wine yards to visit. The room we stayed in was also high standard, and with a personal touch of design. The garden was beautiful (a minus for the pool that looked pretty on a distance, but a closer look told us it was some kind of grease on the surface- that made us not want to go for a swim in it). Last, but not least... the breakfast. It was well prepared and very nice with fresh fruit, croissants, yoghurt, coffee, tea, etc, etc. We will never forget that place, since we, the second night, got locked into the bathroom and my boyfriend had to climb out through a very small window- to go for help! And I guess the owner won't forget us either. Hosts Helpful provided Hints , High Standard LINDA DENNE South Africa 2008-04-14 We felt very relaxed at ReaLou. The staff were all very friendly and the communal areas were very comfortable creating a good vibe for guests to meet and share their experiences. The patio overlooking the garden and pool enabled us to eat breakfast outdoors which was also a plus. Felt very relaxed Linda Denne South Africa 2008-04-14 e felt very relaxed at ReaLou. The staff were all very friendly and the communal areas were very comfortable creating a good vibe for guests to meet and share their experiences. The patio overlooking the garden and pool enabled us to eat breakfast outdoors which was also a plus. Mr Hoarau 2008-03-31 My stay at Realou was very pleasant, the room style "Olde Worlde", but comfortable, with the modern prerequisites like T.V. still provided. All in all, I am sure that if I had needed to, I would have been happy to stay longer, provided that they could have sorted out the lack of hot water in the bathroom! Breakfast was enjoyable and adequate, but would have liked to have known there was an extra charge for a cooked breakfast beforehand. (Not management fault, but person who did my booking for me did not know that either). As this was only an overnight stay, I was not disappointed. Ms Knight England 2008-03-26 Great room, friendly owner but the pool was out of use when we visited. Steff Pearse, United Kingdom 2008-03-25 What a fantastic place, excellent staff and beautiful rooms. The pool was being repaired while we were there, but even with that it was wonderful stay. Highly recommended! Tomas Lundstrom South Africa 2008-03-25 It was wonderful, owner most helpful, clean and friendly environment, highly recommended Highly recommended steff Pearse United Kingdom 2008-03-25 What a fantastic place, excellent staff and beautiful rooms. The pool was being repaired while we were there, but even with that it was wonderful stay. Tomas Lundstrom South Africa 2008-03-25 It was wonderful, owner most helpful, clean and friendly environment, highly recommended Paivi Heikkinen, Finland 2008-02-10 Realou provided us a great base for exploring Franschhoek. Especially the friendliness of our host will stay in our hearts. We really enjoyed our stay! Paivi Heikkinen Finland 2008-02-10 Realou provided us a great base for exploring Franschhoek. Especially the friendliness of our host will stay in our hearts. We really enjoyed our stay! Luke,haut and ben 2008-02-02 Awesome stay .really tranquil, loved the pool. Awesome stay Torbjörn Schön Stockholm, Sweden 2008-02-01 We stayed two nights in the Ursula Family Room with our three kids. We fell in love completely in the house and the nice and comfortable garden with a great pool. A big thanks to the helpful and professional staff and the friendliness of the owner. Big thanks Jason and Susan Rohde +girls 2008-01-22 All lovely most friendly and helpful will be back. All lovely Mr Joseph Behan 2008-01-14 Room was cleaned to a very high standard although a little cluttered for our taste. Very friendly staff especially the Man of the house who made some great recommendations which made all the difference. Internet was in the room which was a very nice plus. Very nice breakfast Jda og knut Bjcrndalen Norway 2007-10-01 Great icon and good service. we have enjoyed our visit Thank you all. good service, Great icon Marle Janse Nertherland 2007-09-12 Nice place very, very relax and quite good for small weds as well! Thank You. good for small weds Mrs Chantall Eksteen 2007-08-29 Our stay at ReaLou was wonderful. The staff went out of their way to make us comfortable. The accommodation was great and we were sad to pack out bags and head home. We will definitely recommend Realou to friends and family Sad to Pack Our Bags Linda Derick and alexa 2007-08-25 Beautiful place had a wonderful stay loved the breakfast. Beautiful place Chalotte & Laura Hall,England 2007-06-23 Beautiful location and fantastic accommodation. Thank you for a very relaxing stay Beautiful , relaxing, fantastic Ms Masterson South Africa 2007-02-19 We wished we could have stayed for longer. Realou is very convenient and beautifully maintained. We felt at home the moment we arrived. Ms Nyquist 2007-01-04 my boyfriend and I stayed two nights in Realou accommodation. We booked in on the site RoomsForAfrica. We had high expectations... And we didn't get disappointed! It was a very friendly, helpful couple that owned the place- they helped us with bookings of restaurants, maps, finding the way around different wine yards- and also gave us good hints on what to do and which wine yards to visit. The room we stayed in was also high standard, and with a personal touch of design. The garden was beautiful (a minus for the pool that looked pretty on a distance, but a closer look told us it was some kind of grease on the surface- that made us not want to go for a swim in it). Last, but not least... the breakfast. It was well prepared and very nice with fresh fruit, croissants, yoghurt, coffee, tea, etc, etc. We will never forget that place, since we, the second night, got locked into the bathroom and my boyfriend had to climb out through a very small window- to go for help! And I guess the owner won't forget us either. Mr Miller England 2006-11-27 The accommodation was superb. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The atmosphere was comfortable and homely. Mrs Marshall 2006-09-28 n arrival at Realou we were greeted with friendliness and even though we were hours too early for check in this did not present a problem. We were made to feel more than welcome by the family and nothing was too much trouble. We were immediately struck by the "Ye Olde Worlde" elegance, charm and grace of the accommodation along with all the modern conveniences. The house is extremely old, well looked after and loved and all set in wonderful gardens. There is an atmosphere of peace and quiet and I am sure at times there are wonderful parties. Our four poster (barley twisted) wooden framed bed was to die for as was the very elegant and modern bathroom. Every little detail had been attended to and I cannot wait to return. The family were all very helpful and informative and provided transport when required. Sitting in the garden on a warm summers evening, listening to the birds and the smell of flowere exudes serenity.Realou offers wonderful accommodation to all. Mrs Wuis South Africa) 2001-08-12 Excellent accommodation in the heart of Franschhoek. Just behind the main street and therefore very quiet. Nice rooms, nice beds, good staff, nice pool. Re(a)l(ou)ax Accommodation anonymous United Kingdom 1913-09-11 The guest house was very friendly. The owner is very welcoming. The guest house is lovely, clean and comfortable. The garden rooms are a little small but quite adequate and the gardens are beautiful for relaxing. The breakfast was excellent and the location for the town and wine tasting is ideal. I would stay there again and would recommend the guest house. George, Sonia, Gary, Daniel & Granny Lusaka, Zambia We all had a very Pleasant stay + Pity it was so short Pleasant stay Alexander and kids Skitvove Clean towels-number please Friendliness-great 7/10 Breakfast-Great Susanna majmodie Wonderful relaxing place to stay. Great staff friendly + courteous Wonderful relaxing place Reisner . Will recommend to my US friends. Many thanks. Aerill 7 kul devrin m's!a Malesia We have travel all the way from Kuala Lampa Malesia just to experience the beautiful of this place. we've enjoyed it Linda Pencia Melboune,Australia I have enjoyed myself in this beautiful setting Realou offers. It is well maintained and the service excellent. Thanks for everything. well maintained and the service excellent Jasmine Perlin Melbourne ,Australia This was a real treat to come to for 14 days of safari, great place, fine sentiment & a lovely haven! lovely haven Susan Pereira Phoenix,USA What a wonderful place to chill out at clean beautifully Landscaped restful and truly a treat. Thanks for your service. truly a treat Gil Graham Bermingham, UK Beautiful village and Realou great for relaxing and lovely sites. Had great day by the pool. Had great day by the pool. Helen,Kevin,Geertje& Kristin We enjoyed our stay in Realou, especially the beautiful garden and pool .great relaxing on the sofaKristin(3 years) enjoyed the bubble bath! enjoyed the bubble bath! Marylyn & jon Bailey Falmouth,UK The most comfortable bed i ever slept in! Fantastic host we will be back again. most comfortable bed i ever slept in Fiona Mcbraw &Chris cronnin We had a great time at Realou-great rooms, friendly staff, beautiful scenery-will recommend this place to friends, Thanks for the time . great time at Realou S-Ac leprivey France A beautiful place, quite and relaxing, kind staff-Une bonne adresse.Merci. quite and relaxing K+B Schmidt France Voclen dank midalles gute fur thre zubeunfit! Toni Liate Memorable stay! Memorable stay Ian felling ireland Very pleasant. Very pleasant T.kuin Very quiet Very quiet Lisa Sue and kate sherges We had a lovely time and David was so helpful and atelier!! lovely time Estie Johan Jomber Cape town We arrived on a 38 degrees hot day and the pool +surroundings Just what we needed! The luxurious interior was the perfect place to celebrate our first year of marriage. luxurious interior was the perfect place to celebrate our first year of marriage. Gail and andy London This Has been a wonderful holiday-The place is gorgeous and all the staff is so friendly and helpful-thank you. gorgeous Daniel Switzerland I had a good time at Realou. Friendly Staff, nice room and enjoyed the pool. Friendly Staff, nice room and enjoyed the pool. Corinne simone & Olivia Wales ,UK What a beautiful place with friendly staff, what more could we ask for. what more could we ask for Jon & Laura London Lovely place, beautiful setting .i wish we could have stayed longer, Thank you very much. wish we could have stayed longer David and Brandon Harris A lovely home, visit often for years .so pleased you Are thriving! visit often for years Colnette & Jan Sweden A lovely place and we enjoyed our Stay at Realou-Friendly Staff and nice rooms. and we enjoyed our Stay at Realou Wolf gang &Heike Munich,Germeny Ein sehr nettes plat,sehr fridlich.grans besonders schon wird es durch die anberst netle und besonders warme Art von Lauren,Sie kummat sich sehr liebe voll um die gasle.Manfrihlt sich mohr als fuhause.Tip:Das Restaurant French Connection. Ursula Rachel Alison New Mexico,USA Thanks for a wonderful stay, what a beautiful place. beautiful place Mark and Tanya Trumer Hampshire,UK What a great place,Beautiful setting and most relaxing .Many Thanks . Beautiful setting Joey & Adele Monster Durbanville Baie aangename verblyf,laldces,ontbyt Very Pleasant Grant & Stuyke Lovely stay, Thank you. Lovely stay Sally Bufallo and Ronnie Taylor Califonia Great stay beautiful place. Enjoyed the pool and Verandah! beautiful place Mark Mathers REALLY GREAT PLACE .THANK YOU. REALLY GREAT PLACE Marts Jhb Thank you for a beautiful experience. M. beautiful experience Gavin & Ronnie Schnieder GREAT VALENTINE'NIGHT! GREAT VALENTINE'NIGHT Rob Levitt & Barbra Estorial,Porgugal Lovely peaceful place. Thank you for us . peaceful place. Patrick Keyton&Jill Starke What a wonderful place! Best valentine's day ever! Best valentine's day ever Rene &Anika Cape Town LOVELY VALENTINE'S WEEKEND! THANK YOU! LOVELY VALENTINE'S WEEKEND Sue and Andrew Beggs A lovely night stay-thank you .we shall be back. lovely night Brian & penny Devon,UK Great peaceful stay. Helpful and courteous Staff. Excellent breakfast .wish we could stay longer Excellent breakfast Mathew Davies Brigitta taksonyi A wonderful start to our holiday in South Africa .I am sure we will be back one day. we will be back Ian Maggie Rorberts Excellent- will come back! will come back Carolyn & David Barten Fantastic experience. Will recommend to others great views, friendly staff, and super breakfast. super breakfast Clare &Edward Browne Hordfordshire,UK We have had a wonderful time and have been very Looked after. we shall certainly recommend Realou – to anyone wanting to visit to Franschhoek very Melanie Lande Jhb Excellent Friendly Staff will recommend to others Excellent Friendly Staff Natalie Anderson Singapore Great.. Thanks so muc h Great Maria and Suzanne Vermaas Baie dankie vir a wonderlike kamer, ontbyt,atmosphere diens. Ontbyt heerlik & yuin is pragtrig. Ons kom weer! Wonderful rooms Gerald Tracy Carla + Nina Britz ( Fairland SA) Just Brilliant Thanks for Everything. Just Brilliant Carina &Urban Stockholm Sweden Thanks for these days with friendly staff and hospitality Thanks for these days Macfarlanes Houtbay We really enjoyed our stay- very peaceful and the breakfast was lovely!. Thanks very peaceful and the breakfast was lovely!. O'Daly UK A lovely place Thanks for a relaxing stay. A lovely place MC + JP France A Peaceful and lovely place. The bacon and eggs are fabulous. Very relaxing. The bacon and eggs are fabulous. David and Idda Watson Ireland A beautiful place to relax & explore the wonderful area of Franschhoek. Very relaxing & enjoyable. Very relaxing & enjoyable. Nicola Lebish &Daisy Wolton Cambridge England Realou is a very beautiful place to relax & chill out. Our hosts where all accommodating. & we felt very much at home. We will recommend Realou to friends. Realou is a very beautiful place to relax & chill out. Thomas and Jamla A lovely one night stay with a very beautifully breakfast on the verandah. Thank you beautifully breakfast on the verandah. Mia van Scherandyk Vadissanen A wonderful place in a lovely and beautiful environment beautiful environment Jan Peter van der Wenden Breakfast was terrific. Thank you for your Hospitality Breakfast was terrific Susan and Liz Patient and Poppy A lovely old world charm around a delightful pool which poppy truly loved. Everyone was very helpful and we will definitely recommend you A lovely old world charm Grant Herald Herholdt A perfect setting for a honeymoon and wonderful base to explore the Wine land. Staff was fantastic and made us feel at home. A perfect setting for a honeymoon Nel &Rien Verseput The Netherlands We loved our stay with you and the friendly staff. loved our stay Richard & Joy Rain Kenilworth Cape Town A lovely place to relax. Close to great? & cycling lovely place to relax Arthur Rabatin + Auiko Itano Very pleasant stay. VERY warm + Friendly and welcoming staff & atmosphere VERY warm + Friendly Jurgen Margaret Peters Germany Wil natten wunder schone Tage bien Jhnen Danke Chris &Chris Askew Warrington Chesire UK Excellent Hospitality and a very relaxing comfortable Stay. Well located to tout the surrounding area & close to restaurants. Excellent Hospitality Dana Bernstein Rob Levy London UK Thank you for a hospitable stay We loved our time here and can't wait to return can't wait to return Bonnie & Elnnie Tromp Baie rustic en Stil! Lekker gekuier! Great Visit Mike & Casole Wright Brilliant! Wonderful Reception Stunning Situation. Excellent Service. Many thanks Brilliant Shane and Carol Schoneyerel A fantastic Stay. Great Situation and Service. fantastic Stay SA Korarfroly Homely Setup, Great Staff, God Bless Homely Setup, Great Staff, Candice and Gavin Oosterwyk Absolutely Stunning Experience. Loved every moment. Room and Breakfast fantastic. Loved the heated pool and spa bath. Thank you so much. Will be back. Absolutely Stunning Experience Chris Barha & Georgie Lyla Amazing Times Thank you so much for making us feel so welcome. Beautiful Place. Amazing Times Poonam Chaphekar Beautiful place with such a homely feel that I don't want to leave. Thank you for being so helpful and friendly – will be back J homely feel Kim and Tony Klette Thanks for Hospitality Lovely Breakfast Lovely Breakfast Luppe Barfel & Wolfgang Ladenberg Germany Spektahulet ist "Scheida unt Franchenscharz rep und grup lilein Syursiose in syup Dennis Lauren MerringtonSteven Lorraine Marshall Good food good wine good times. What a lovely few days Good food good wine good times. Von &Emma Wheatley Oxford Thank you very much for a lovely relaxing stay. Hope to see you again soon a lovely relaxing stay Hayley Naidoo Singapore Great stop over. Breakfast was awesome. By far the best fruit salad in Town. Breakfast was awesome By far the best fruit salad in Town. Laireus & Fadiye Germany So Friendly So Friendly Peter Goodhew Amy Flisaan Wonderful Stay. Great Service. Thanks for all your help David. Wonderful Stay. Great Service. Dietrich David Good Stay Very Nice house. Thank you David Good Stay Very Nice house Deborah and Tony Rieshtan Unfortunately only a short stay. Must stay longer next time. Thanks David. Must stay longer next time Mike and Rebecca London Most enjoyable. Thanks to all at Realou Most enjoyable. Sarnia Arno Germany What a relaxing oasis after all that hard work wine tasting. Thanks so much for all the excellent service. relaxing oasis after all that hard work wine tasting Bang Family Thanks we enjoyed our stay. enjoyed our stay. Rina Yersler Lizell Viljoen Thank You – We enjoyed our stay. enjoyed our stay. Sili Vloe Norway Beautiful and relaxing Place. Thanks a lot Beautiful and relaxing Place Barbara and John Bareera Australia Pleasant Stay in Good /excellent surroundings excellent surroundings Alex and Hugo Mockelt Kent UK Very Relaxing. Sitting in the Lovely Garden. Very Peaceful Very Relaxing John and Margo Furgeson Great Stay Wonderful Guesthouse with very Pleasant and Helpful Staff. Another Great Place on our Honeymoon Thanks Another Great Place on our Honeymoon Victoria and Iain Salisbury Had a Fantastic Stay. Beautiful Location, room was brilliant. A Great End to our stay in South Africa room was brilliant. Abed Onn Malaysia Beautiful Property Comfortable Accommodation Fabulous Location Thanks Peter and Gill Harrison Relaxionville!. Just what we needed after Mainstream Cape Town. Such a lovely Setting and so laid back. Thanks for the memories. Relaxionville, so laid back Adeleta Andre van der Walt Very Relaxing and comfortable accommodation Very Relaxing Nikki and Sven THoresen Had a fantastic Time, So relaxing & peaceful. Thanks for wonderful breakfast. fantastic Time Faeu Shiedlards Deutschland Thank you so much for your Gracious hospitality. We had a wonderful relaxing stay with you. And hope to return very soon. With Kindest Regards Elaine and Helen. Elaine a Helen Whelan Tring Hertfordshire Engeland Gracious hospitality Mark Schroeder& Hannah Wilson Had the most fabulous stay for our anniversary. Recommend a bottle of Champagne @Mount Rochelle followed The afternoon soaking up the Sun at the Realou Sparkling Pool Amazing most fabulous stay for our anniversary Steven and Iva We've had a great stay at the Realou.Thank you so much for your hospitality great stay Louis Shaw Ian Roden Wonderful Location, Excellent Surroundings awesome welcome and Brilliant service. What more could you want? awesome welcome, Brilliant service Andy and Lorraine Pedersen D' ville CT We had a lovely Stay. Your Guest house is very welcoming. We will definitely recommend you very welcoming Aukhsana & Nareed London England UK What a fantastic Guest house. Very Welcoming and a real attention to detail. Shame we only had time to stay for one night. We will def be back real attention to detail Sophia Ryan Avery Special place and a beautiful guest house. We will always remember this as a place we got engaged and thank you very much for a very friendly welcome. We will always remember this as a place we got engaged Elizabeth and Victoria CT - SA What a wonderful stay and beautiful Guest house indeed. We celebrated a very special birthday : anniversary so Realou will always remain true to our hearts celebrated a very special birthday : anniversary Patrick & Luke SanAngelesTexas,USA Thank you for a lovely stay and all of the help, this quite time is fantastic. this quite time is fantastic Ruud& Ruud Tilberg Holland Holland Fantastisch hotel met een prinselyle hamer& heelyh outbyt! Hartelyh danh!! Katie & Jamison Sydney Fantastic place we do not want to leave! Could not feel more welcome and at home. Look forward to a return visit. Fantastic place Dereck & Jackie Boyd Absolutely wonderful. Most welcoming establishment feels like home. Look forward to visit again. Absolutely wonderful Manya and Gwanneth Thank you for a fantastic weekend, Your place and service are of outstanding quality. outstanding quality Christie corr Southampton Lovely, friendly hotel. Will like to come again. friendly hotel. Nience & Renco en kleine fiepke Perfect place central and comfortable room, friendly and hospitality staff. Little Fiepke liked it so much, we will come back! Perfect place Broolie,Winifred and Claire hepburn What a delightful haven! The hospitality excellent and staff most attentive and Friendly. We hope to be back at end of our trip. Many thanks. Utt delightful haven Nina +simon Mattmiller Basal ,Sydney It was a wonderful time here and we enjoyed it very. Thanks for everything, Kind regards. wonderful time Lynda & garreth daly,Brandon corle Ireland It was truly lovely in staying in this beautiful place-what a garden-magical setting in this beautiful place-friendly staff-lovely breakfast-nice honeymoon suite. magical setting Oanasvick- Dause!crilli Monika Fischer Oldenburg,Germeny "Wie im himmel!",so scsou war es ba jlneg vieleu dank,gonika Babette,leliu kuhe Germeny es wasn wandercolle taoje.babtie. Allan Mccroven South Bocks Very pretty setting, a very pleasant 4 days-will will Return. Return. Phil and Nkki higgil Devopn UK Gorgeous thanks so much for looking after us. we will recommend and hopefully see you again Gorgeous Marien and keith wamsley Lance,England Enjoyed our stay enormously .next time in Franschhoek next time Realou. Enjoyed our stay enormously I.Norman Cape town Fabulous breakfast thank you for your hospitality Lauren, it was great! Fabulous breakfast Prof & mrs Stere Ellis Very enjoyable stay of excellent breakfast, even without the hot staff excellent breakfast Soleing and kels van den Very special, peace hospitality, which we enjoyed very much. Very special , Enjoyed, hospitality Nico Thaizis Very peaceful, lovely setting rested, staff lovely And friendly. Peaceful, rested. friendly Thomas Dovseter and Isabel hoelig Thanks for a very nice stay; we loved the room, hotel and garden. Service was outstanding. Service was outstanding. Elton & tracey manuel Thanks for making our stay here absolutely special! We loved very moment spent here…….the warmth and friendliness of the staff makes us feel like home away from home !!! feel like home away from home Bodil and Lars Peter & lotta Jade Tack! we will be back, more wine food sun tannig tem us all. we will be back David & ann Weston Thanks for a lovely stay .lovely area brilliant accommodation-great weather-we will be back soon!! brilliant accommodation Navis and Gary Green Absolutely brilliant. will recommend you high ,lovely Navis. Absolutely brilliant Michelle Keuid & sarah Stockwell A wonderful break ,Friendliest staff! wonderful break ,Friendliest staff Alexndra Caspers & Sue tripp Lovely place & staff! Really enjoyed our stay! Relaxing …..Thanks Lovely place & staff Clare and Warren ,Cedric UK,SA A very special place which will hold great memories, Thank you hold great memories Bevarley & hugh Stewart Spain Lovely atmosphere wonderful host-living dinning, enjoying life here in Franschhoek. enjoying life here in Franschhoek. John & Monique Reef-Rosier + kids Voorschoten,Holland Christian Heissner +Katja Niedermeier with betty Berlin ,Germany GomF sider unser"accommodation highlight"des Vrlanbs.Danke ,RalouFur all dus Entglgenkommen.Betty hat hier in & tagen sdunimmenselent. Mike and Fiona Johannesberg So good we stayed longer than we planned. Wonderful stay. we stayed longer than we planned Perl & Eva Stanborg Ekerno,Sweeden We loved this very nice Guest House and its hospitality .we got a splendid time here and stayed a whole week instead of 3 days booked, thanks to the lovely Villa, we will be back! Thank you all of you, for making our stay in Franschhoek so pleasant! Pert and Eva Stenborg We loved this very nice Guest House Robert & Mary Marlbrough,UK Very peaceful a relaxing stay-Thank you the kind service. room was beautiful Wendy & Roy Cathbert England Enjoyed our stay very much beautiful setting & very friendly staff .Also nice to relax in the Spa After a day out. Dave and Maureen baker England Very enjoyable, we were made very welcome and the room was beautiful. Food was excellent as well! Good food with the breakfast, sorry to go home! room was beautiful Faur ,Nilson Adam Clean house with very nice personnel. lots of Beautiful and peaceful but this is only small remark. George who owns Realou was told about the reason for our stay and decided to upgrade us to any other room he had available, as he felt that was what we needed. He did find our concept of breaking up rather quirky and sad. The staff was gentle, polite and helpful. We were tended to on a whim and felt safe in our surroundings. At no time was any one invasive with "what can we do for you", which is always pleasant when you feel the need to just be alone. George suggested a restaurant in the village which we couldn't have enjoyed more. We had a wonderful bubble bath in the Jacuzzi tub where we chatted and reminisced for hours. Also to note that the mattress on the bed was what George called from a hotel mattress range, allowing an excellent nights sleep, this is important of course. The following morning we had a lovely continental breakfast. The food was fresh and delicious. We had what I think is without a doubt, the best muffins I've ever tasted. Even though the reason for our trip seemed strange, our stay was wonderful, our objective reached and my now ex and I decided that a return visit in a years time might find us on a similar path, wanting the same things. Who knows, stranger things have happened. Yours Sincerely Wendy Strumpher Candice Johnson The only criticisms I have are that I find it surprising that the Spa room is more expensive than the Cape Dutch room, as the latter is far nicer. Also, perhaps it would be better to just serve a continental breakfast.We wished we could have stayed for longer. Realou is very convenient and beautifully maintained. We felt at home the moment we arrived. We can strongly recommend this Guest House to everyone. We will come back again! There was nothing I didn't like Rodney South Africa Everything