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

we came here with the hop on hop off tour about 12o clock.ordered 5minutes later a cold plate and wine to drink.at 12.30 another waiter came by(probably had some enlightenment?)with our wine and asked us if we were eating the fish plate.we told him we...More

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Reviewed today via mobile

We came to babylonstoren for wine tasting we seated at 12 pm and we ordered immediately but it wasn’t till 12:30 when the wines arrived(btw they were so good)but no food and the waiter asked us again about our order because we ordered food as...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great day out walking around the many gardens, veggies and massive varieties of plants and animals. The wine tasting wasn’t bad and restaurant is amazing and serves what is grown in their gardens. Defiantly worth a visit or two and great for families

Thank brian m
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded 6 days ago

Dear Brian, We are delighted you enjoyed your day with us on the Farm! We hope to welcome you back soon. Farm greetings, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to Babylonstoren and I'm so glad we returned. This time, in early spring. We stayed in the same cottage as last time and it was just as beautiful, clean and welcoming as the last. When we visited previously the weather...More

Thank Louise B
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded 1 week ago

Dear Louise, Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted that you had an excellent time with us on the Farm. It warms our hearts to know that our guests enjoy their time with us! We hope to welcome you back every season! Farm...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We truly had a delightful stay. First we must comment on the staff who, without exception, were polite, friendly and helpful. The garden walk, hill climb and mountain drive were both informative and fun - a special thank you to Kobus! We had two delightful...More

Thank davidhomesussex
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear David, We are thrilled to hear you had a magical stay with us on the Farm! We hope to welcome you back one day to enjoy even more magical times with us! Farm greetings, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

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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)
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$453 - US$977 (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$453 - US$977 (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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Room & Suite (110)
Dining (76)
Pool & Beach (8)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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Questions & Answers
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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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"The two bedroom cottages have exquisite glass box kitchens"
LouiseB612
1 week ago
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"Older cottages are quieter and more luxurious"
kaiser08_KZN
31 Aug 2018
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"Any room is great! I don't think you can go wrong here!"
LandDBOS
4 Aug 2018
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"Go with the cottages! Such charm, but very limited in number."
alisonh136
2 Aug 2018
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