Le Quartier Francais
Le Quartier Francais
The Le Quartier Français, which ranks among the renowned Relais & Châteaux label, is a small and nice hideaway in the winelands of Franschhoek, near Cape Town.
The hotel is known for its good service and excellent cuisine. According to the English gourmet guide “Restaurant Magazine“, the Quartier's restaurant “Tasting Room“ ranks among the best fifty restaurants worldwide. As recently as in 2005, the restaurant was additionally elected the best restaurant in Africa.
Numerous further read more » awards speak for the food's quality. Indeed, every evening, the team around chef Margot Janse provides for inventive creations, which are a feast for the palate and live up to the highest gourmet expectations.
You have got the choice between a four-course and an eight-course menu respectively: Dining becomes a feast for the senses.
Moreover, guests can let themselves be pampered in the second, award-winning hotel's restaurant “Ici“. Breakfast and lunch are served in this restaurant as well.
An experience will certainly be a trip themed “Bread & Wine“: The hotel's nearby, operating vineyard is a worthwhile destination. Here, you can indulge yourself with freshly baked bread, aromatic ham and exquisite wines and will be let in on the art of wine making.
But also the hotel itself doesn't need to hide out. It has already won numerous awards, among those is the hotel award of the famous English “Tatler“ magazine for “the best small hotel in the world“.
The hotel exudes a very private ambience, containing only 15 suites, and features a wonderful little place with its romantic gardens and parks to spend one's honeymoon there.
A highlight is certainly the small home movie room, which can also be booked privately on request. Come to the Le Quartier Français and experience one of the best African hotels! You won't be disappointed! « show less
Containing only 15 rooms and two suites in the exclusive villa “Four Quarters“, the Le Quartier Français can almost be called a guest house, even though one of the most stylish and luxurious Cape's read more » guest houses.
Particularly honeymooners, who are seeking for a romantic ambience and tranquility, will feel comfortable here: The hotel nestles between a spacious rosarium. The scent of roses and fresh lavender hangs in the air, giving the hotel a unique charm.
The 13 Luxury Rooms are built around a large central pool and are surrounded by the rosarium.
They are spacious and dispose of an en-suite bathroom, including a bath tub and a shower, as well as of a mini-bar, tea/coffee making facilities, a full satellite TV, an air conditioning and a safe.
The two Luxury Suites are still more spacious and provide a private large lounge, a complimentary full bar and a private swimming pool.
If you wish to reside exceptionally exclusively, Intosol will book one of the two suites on the ground floor or on the first floor of the private villa “Four Quarters“ for you. Here, pure luxury is provided at 110 sq. metres.
A butler is available for the villa round the clock and is always at your service, if you desire anything. You can refresh yourself in the private pool, which belongs to the villa.
The suites feature a private lounge, a complimentary full bar, a separate dressing room and a log burning fireplace. A stylish and elegant ambience exists, which doesn't appear uncomfortable.
A full satellite TV with a plasma screen and a DVD/CD player provide the technical basic conditions for a pleasant stay. The villa is perfect for befriended couples or for families with children and also honeymooners like the private ambience. « show less
Dining definitely ranks first in the Le Quartier. The hotel is a must for every fastidious gourmet. But you should also absolutely do a trip to the nearby hotel's vineyard. Alone the freshly baked bread read more » is worth the really short driving distance.
Furthermore, the Le Quartier is a perfect starting point to explore the surrounding area of the town “Franschhoek“, which was founded by Huguenots.
Stop by the numerous ancient and romantic vineyards and enjoy exquisite wines during the wine testing. The fertile soil around Paarl, Stellenbosch and Franschhoek made this region famous for its brilliant wines, sherries, ports and brandys.
There are more than 200 vineyards and you'll be able to test some of the region's top wines. The towns and villages feature a lot of historic buildings and memorials, which date back until the 17th century.
You'll find many hiking trails in the sourrounding area and the Franschhoek Mountains are home to a lot of different kinds of protea and rare birds. If you are lucky, you'll even see monkeys or a mountain antelope.
A special highlight is the drive over the famous Franschhoek Pass. You'll get up to over 700 metres above the sea. Besides the wonderful views, the vegetation is truly worthwhile and appears to be so nordic that you almost feel like being in the Scottish Highlands.
We gladly book fly-fishing in Franschhoek or in Du Toits Kloof Resort for you, as well as a trip to a clay pigeon shooting or a trip in a hot air balloon, in which you can enjoy the views while hovering over the winelands.
If you are a golfer, you'll certainly be happy to hear that there are several good golf courses in the sourrounding area to which the hotel management gladly arranges a shuttle service at any time. « show less