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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 yesterday

This is a gardener's paradise. I saw world class styles of pruning and learned so much in a short time. Nice to be somewhere that wine is less than half of what they produce. Sustainability and water conservation is evidence everywhere, and in a good...More

Thank Parker_Stokes
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded yesterday

Dear Parker, We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us on the farm! We welcome you back anytime! Farm greetings, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The couple of hours we spent wandering the well-kept vegetable and fruit gardens was not enough time to appreciate the attention to detail and well laid out gardens. We enjoyed a late lunch and had squirrels and pigeons for company. The food was excellent and...More

Thank Greg L
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded 2 days ago

Dear Greg, We are delighted to hear that you had a relaxing time with us on the farm. We hope to welcome you back soon! Farm greetings, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

It’s easy to spend hours in the gardens at this amazing farm. We did the cellar tour with wine tasting and the fish platter. The cellar tour was really good with trainee staff joining the experience. The fish platter was excellent and helped soak up...More

Thank Nicky H
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded 3 days ago

Dear Nicky, We are delighted you had a lovely visit on the Farm and we hope to welcome you back soon! Farm greetings, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 1 week ago

LOVED it here! The whole property is very interesting concept where all the food is grown on property and used in all the meals. The rooms are a mix of rustic and modern and very spacious. The service is the best with such attention to...More

Thank Christine Y
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded 1 week ago

Dear Christine, Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us on the farm! Farm greetings, Lize and the Babylonstoren team

Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked this as part of our honeymoon trip for a few days of relaxation in the winelands, not expecting too much besides a quiet place to shut off for a few days before safari. When we got to Babylonstoren we were blown away by...More

Thank Alissa L
Response from BabylonstorenFarm, Guest Relations Manager at BabylonstorenResponded 1 week ago

Dear Alissa, Thank you for your lovely review! We are delighted you had a special time with us as part of your honeymoon. We hope to welcome you back to the farm for a much longer stay! 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, Smoking rooms available
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$388 - US$905 (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, Smoking rooms available
Number of rooms
12
Price range
US$388 - US$905 (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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Traveller (825)
Room & Suite (110)
Dining (76)
Pool & Beach (8)
Family and Play Areas (2)
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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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"Older cottages are quieter and more luxurious"
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"Any room is great! I don't think you can go wrong here!"
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"Go with the cottages! Such charm, but very limited in number."
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"A suite with a view of the garden would be good. Cottage 16 is very close to the road and the traffic noise..."
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