We know winter is cold, but that doesn't mean you have to lock yourself inside your home, you can always go to a destination we discovered recently and highly recommend; the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel.
A stay at the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel right at the heart of the South African Wine Valley offers you an experience you would remember for years to come. Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is a luxurious home away from home in Franschhoek in the western cape.
It provides 9 individually styled suites in 4 peacefully situated cottages which provide a blissful base from which to explore the landscapes, vineyards and chef’s tables of South Africa’s Culinary Capital. The magnificent suites, hospitality and comfort lie at the heart of the Akademie Street experience.
Here are a few pretty cool things about Akademie Street Boutique Hotel
Heritage, and exceptional designs
The luxurious property, complete with wood fired hot tubs and fragrant landscaped gardens, is designed to be a haven of sumptuous tranquillity with attention to detail throughout. The discreet, personal service is warm and welcoming, attentive and unlimited. From organising wine tours, to providing low-key conference facilities, serving a perfect sundowner or setting you up for the day with their legendary breakfast, the experience is bespoke, indulgent and truly unique.
The history of Akademie Street is closely intertwined with that of Franschhoek itself. The luxurious place was built around 1860, one of the earliest structures in the town and, as Franschhoek has developed into a global centre of gastronomy, and it has bloomed too.
From a single white 19th century structure – once the Recruiting Office for the British Army in the Boer War – it is now five, elegant buildings housing five luxurious suites and three cottages.
Cape Dutch architecture and scattered antiques reflect the home Akademie Street has been for two centuries – each room is named after a significant stage in the life of the property.
The attention to detail at the Akademie Street Boutique Hotel is surely one of the reasons it has been awarded various awards internationally.
It was World's Best Boutique Hotel, 2017 (World Boutique Hotel Awards) and also Top Small Hotel in the World (Trip Advisor’s Travellers' Choice Awards)
Top Luxury Hotel in the World (Trip Advisor’s Travellers' Choice Awards) and yeah! You guessed right its been voted one of the Top 25 Hotels in the World for Romance. This was obviously not a mistake as it is in one of the most majestic towns of the western cape and has a French feel.
Great Winter specials
During the months of May, June July and August 2019, guests will be able to enjoy a Winter Warmer 2-for-1 Special - two nights for the price of one! The guests are promised to be immersed in the warmth of Akademie Street’s legendary hospitality, whilst soaking up the charms of Franschhoek’s secret season.
These specials are exclusively for Sunday to Thursday nights only. Don’t despair just yet as the weekend brings great specials to hopeless romantics. The Akademie Street’s Romantic Weekend Special offers guest a 50% discount on Friday night, based on a two-night stay (Friday and Saturday night).