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R45, Simondium, Franschhoek 7670 South Africa See on map
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Air Conditioning
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
5 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Maybe it was just how my expectations were built up, but the whole place falls short of the hype. Mediocre offerings at best and sub par wines. The garden is just an overgrown orchard. There are much better small places

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank dalertravels
Reviewed 2 days ago

Visited in Winter and room was deliciously warm, stylish and comfortable. Breakfast and dinner at Babel were a feast of freshness and flavours. Dinner the one evening at the bakery was equally delightful. Babylonstoren really think of everything to make it a true farmhouse luxe...More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank ndm_sa
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded 2 days ago

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us! Please do join us again for another luxe experience! Farm greetings, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 2 days ago

There are not enough words to describe our special experience at Babylonstoren. The food at their restaurant was immaculate, all fresh from their gardens and farm. If you happen to be there on a Wednesday make sure you book for the meat event at the...More

Date of stay: December 2018
Thank RSie
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded 2 days ago

Thank you so much for your lovely review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to welcome you back to the farm in the future! Farm greetings, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To say that we were disappointed would be an understatement. We had visited Italy last year for a month and after having done the meat evening the Wednesday evening before - our expectations were high. This was not an Italian evening. The antipasti was not...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank cajudd
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We will follow up on this and our chefs and management team will consider your feedback to ensure that your next experience on the farm is a much more enjoyable one. Farm greetings, Lize and the Babylonstoren...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We arrive at Babylonstoren early in the morning. The is lots of space to be inspired and to relax. We have beautiful wide views at all the lovely designed places. There must be a lot of well skilled gardeners to keep this place in that...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Claus S
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded 4 days ago

Dear Clause, It is great to know you had an enjoyable time with us on the Farm! We cannot wait to welcome you back! Farm greetings, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

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Description
Just 60 kms from Cape Town in the Groot Drakenstein Valley, Babylonstoren - named after the small hill on the farm named by early Dutch settlers in honor of the Bible's Hanging Gardens of Babylon - dates to 1692. More The 8-acre formal French kitchen garden at Babylonstoren, inspired by Cape Town's famous 17th-century Company Gardens of the Dutch East India Company, is the central focus of the farm. Today, cultivation of the freshest fruit, herbs and vegetables is paramount and the menu at the farm's restaurant, Babel, is driven by the seasons and what nature dictates. With over 300 fruits, vegetables and herbs to choose from, there is always be something fresh and surprising. Overlooking the vineyards and garden with the historic farm buildings forming a backdrop, Babylonstoren's 13 guest cottages echo Cape Dutch farm buildings. This style was developed in the Cape Colony in the 17th and 18th centuries: the outer walls are whitewashed and decorated with ornate gables and the interiors are pleasantly cool in summer (due to thick walls) and are heated by open hearths in winter. In these cottages we see 18th century-style exteriors boldly yet seamlessly married to the 21st century. Hotel guests are encouraged to pick fruit and veggies from the garden, explore the farm on bicycle, join our daily garden tour, enjoy our signature hammam treatment in the garden spa, or simply unwind with a glass of wine in the hotel's green room. The abundant harvest table breakfast is served from 8h00 - 10h00 in the garden's beautiful greenhouse. Guests can also enjoy dinner on the farm, either in Babel restaurant four nights a week, or in the farm bakery (Sun, Mo & Wed). Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Room Service
Free Parking
Restaurant
Spa
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Air Conditioning
Babysitting
Breakfast Available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Concierge
Laundry Service
Minibar
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Outdoor pool
Refrigerator in room
Beachfront
Bar/Lounge
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$436 - US$1,132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Babylonstoren Hotel Franschhoek
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek > Simondium
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$436 - US$1,132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Babylonstoren Hotel Franschhoek
Location
South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek > Simondium
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jenniferdU3238AC
17 January 2019|
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Response from Daniel S | Reviewed this property |
I would use the garden cottage The Fynbos Cottages are about 15 min walk but you can use a golfcart
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jenniferdU3238AC
17 January 2019|
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Response from Whitlingham | Reviewed this property |
I think the fynbos cottages would be lovely but they are very new & the gardens around them are not yet well established, we stayed in the farmhouse which was lovely. Also from there you can walk to all the restaurants... More
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Cynthia C
5 May 2015|
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Response from BabylonstorenFarm | Property representative |
The experienced and energetic head gardener at Prieuré d’Orsan, Gilles Guillot, has this beautiful saying that a garden is like someone you love – there is something beautiful about them in every season. It also depends on... More
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"Wait & go for the Protea cottages for wow factor although the surrounding gardens are very new, might..."
Whitlingham
27 Nov 2018
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"Go for the old farmers house the bathroom is incredible !"
GuyoA
14 Nov 2018
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"The two bedroom cottages have exquisite glass box kitchens"
LouiseB612
2 Nov 2018
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"Older cottages are quieter and more luxurious"
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31 Aug 2018
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