Le Franschhoek rated tops

2012-06-06 12:32

Winter is the ideal time to sneak away to the winelands town of Franschhoek, lauded as the French capital of South Africa. If you're hatching a similar plan then you may want to check out Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa, managed by Three Cities, since it's recently been awarded TripAdvisor’s prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence.

 The award, based on scoring by TripAdvisor’s numerous international travelers, is an on-going acknowledgement of Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa as a five star property with outstanding facilities including the acclaimed Dish and Le Verger restaurants and destination Camelot Spa, earning the hotel the exceptional achievement of a 4 out of 5 rating.

 “We are delighted that Le Franschhoek continues to be acknowledged for its top class facilities, service excellence and outstanding cuisine. The fact that this comes from guests is especially fulfilling as TripAdvisor is a very reputable source for travellers,” says Le Franschhoek Hotel & Spa General Manager Eben Lassen

 The accolade follows numerous other awards including the Condé Nast Traveler’s Hot List (2006), Condé Nast Traveler’s Top 100 New Hotels (2006), Condé Nast Top 25 African Hotels (2008), the Condé Nast Traveler Best Hotel in Africa (2010),Condé Nast Traveler Gold List (2011) as joint ‘Top 3 Hotels in the world for food’, best ‘Luxury Romantic Hotel’ category in the World Luxury Hotel Awards (2011) and a Platinum Award at the Diner’s Club Winelist Award (2011). 

Capturing the essence of five star luxury, Le Franschhoek represents the most romantic of Cape Wineland retreat-style resorts. Leisure facilities include an award-winning Camelot Spa, tennis court and a large, sparkling pool, while offering a gastronomic feast under the direction of Executive Chef Oliver Cattermole at the hotel’s two restaurants which include the elegant Dish Restaurant and the outdoor Le Verger, a restaurant set within an orchard. 

Upcoming festivals to check out in Franschhoek

Cook Francshhoek: June 15-17th - The festival invites food and wine enthusiasts to master their passion for the culinary arts.

Franschhoek Bastille Festival: 14-15 July - A celebration of the valley's French Huguenot heritage.

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival: 1-2 September - Welcoming Spring with an uncorked wine bottle the festival gives the wineries in and around the scenic valley the opportunity to showcase their exciting new vintages and releases.

Franschhoek "Magic Of Bubbles" Cap Classique and Champagne Festival: 2-4 December - The perfect excuse to sample Champagne and Cap Classique wines of the region

Franschhoek Literary Festival 2013: 11-13 May - Celebrate the magic of words with a gathering of over 90 authors, poets, editors, illustrators and chairpeople taking part in 70 events.

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