Reviews of Chapter House Boutique Hotel


"Klein Oliphants Hoek - stunning!"

(South Africa) Nicki | 12 September 2018

"We had a lovely stay. Friendly and helpful staff, lovely loft room with thoughtful and useful touches like bathrobes, port, and ladies toiletries. Wonderfully comfortable bed and linen. Beautiful house that is spotlessly clean and so well maintained. Garden and pool also stunning. The breakfast was ..."

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"We had a lovely stay. Friendly and helpful staff, lovely loft room with thoughtful and useful touches like bathrobes, port, and ladies toiletries. Wonderfully comfortable bed and linen. Beautiful house that is spotlessly clean and so well maintained. Garden and pool also stunning. The breakfast was delicious. Well worth a visit!"


"Beautiful old house"

Lynne Wayne | 17 August 2017

"Warm, characterful large, rooms. Great bathroom. (other than water restrictions in force, and tap was very sticky). perfect village position.
Very friendly, engaging staff.
If I must criticise, I would perhaps say the buffet at breakfast is a bit unimaginative. Could just be that its winter. C..."

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"Warm, characterful large, rooms. Great bathroom. (other than water restrictions in force, and tap was very sticky). perfect village position.
Very friendly, engaging staff.
If I must criticise, I would perhaps say the buffet at breakfast is a bit unimaginative. Could just be that its winter. Cooked breakfast and coffee were great."


"Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek"

Carol Ann Bruneau | 16 July 2017

"My daughter and I stayed for one night during the Bastille Festival weekend. A lovely old building beautifully maintained. The welcoming staff were great. We had the room with its own terrace and little pool, a fireplace in our bedroom. The bed was extremely comfortable, and we woke up to a great br..."

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"My daughter and I stayed for one night during the Bastille Festival weekend. A lovely old building beautifully maintained. The welcoming staff were great. We had the room with its own terrace and little pool, a fireplace in our bedroom. The bed was extremely comfortable, and we woke up to a great breakfast. The 'restaurant' staff were so friendly and accommodating. I rarely stay twice in a place but Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek is on my repeat list! It is perfectly situated with regards to the town, walking distance to the center. Highly recommend!"


"Winter Escape"

(South Africa) Bevan Lane | 4 May 2009

"Ran away for a winter night out in Franschoek and had a wonderful time, service was exceptional and vibe was perfect. Thanks for a great night out."


"Honeymoon South Africa Roundtrip"

(Germany) Ludger Helm | 28 April 2009

"It was only two nights in Franchhoek while our roundtrip. We found a cozy room, nice athmospere at Klein Oliphants Hoek, friendly staff and great food."


"Lovely!"

Jessica Leffler | 20 January 2009

"This was probably our favorite accommodation in all of Southern Africa. Everything from the beautiful room, to the lavender soaps and lotions, to the fabulous food was perfect!"


" Beautifully decorated and comfortable,"

(South Africa) Lisa Bauer | 5 October 2008

"My mother and I are from Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek area and have just been through a very stressful time. We wanted a cosy comfy stay for one night only, to have supper at a good restaurant and enjoy the fresh air, mountains and interesting shops!

Your B&B is perfectly central and beautifully de..."

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"My mother and I are from Kalk Bay and Fish Hoek area and have just been through a very stressful time. We wanted a cosy comfy stay for one night only, to have supper at a good restaurant and enjoy the fresh air, mountains and interesting shops!

Your B&B is perfectly central and beautifully decorated and comfortable, just what we had pictured! I am a Jazz Vocalist and often perform with my band The Baobab Three at wine farms and corporate venues in the Franschoek area, so it is useful to know of a place that is homely and easy going.

The breakfast and service was great too, even though I prefer rye bread and am a fishetarian.

We will be back!"


"Relaxing Visit"

(United States of America) Victor Limacher | 19 September 2008

"Our four day stay was very relaxing. The staff were very helpful and made us feel at home. The beds were very comfortable and made sleeping so restful. We would recommend this guest house to anyone, and we will return again!"


"Magnificent"

(Sweden) Cecilia Fritz | 14 April 2008

"We have been to Franschhoek before and staying at Klein Oliphants just made us want to come back again! The establishment was excellent, we stayed in the lovely sundeck Jacuzzi room and couldn«t have been happier, only to bad we only had 2 nights. Also ate at Bouillabasse one night and it was our b..."

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"We have been to Franschhoek before and staying at Klein Oliphants just made us want to come back again! The establishment was excellent, we stayed in the lovely sundeck Jacuzzi room and couldn«t have been happier, only to bad we only had 2 nights. Also ate at Bouillabasse one night and it was our best dinner Ever, the food is truly magnificent, go there!! Definitely going back to both places, next time in SA."


"Awesome experience"

(South Africa) Eben Griffiths | 14 April 2008

"To be honest, a really awesome experience. The friendliness of the staff, the room itself, everything in place. We had such a good time staying in Klein Oliphants Hoek, that we will book our next trip to Cape Town, in your establishment."


" Thanks for a nice stay."

(Germany) Anonymous | 13 January 2008

"Lovely place, very central location and super breakfast. most rooms are directly off reception, which could be a little off putting, but two doors makes it feel more isolated! thanks for a nice stay."


"Great,"

(South Africa) Kim Troll | 3 December 2007

"Everything was taken care of and we could relax"


"We had an excellent stay"

(South Africa) Anonymous | 16 November 2007

"The room was big and clean and very comfortable. The gardens were just about the most relaxing place I could think of to spend an afternoon. The staff were very friendly and the breakfast sitting outside is the way a holiday should be enjoyed."


"French charm"

Anonymous | 16 July 2007

"We were most satisfied with the lovely accommodation, friendly hospitality and great food. We will definitely visit again."


"A little paradise"

(United Kingdom) Norman Cohen | 5 January 2007

"A real gem: a beautiful house, tastefully furnished and peaceful grounds. The village is delightful and we loved this place. Hope to come back for a longer stay."


"When will be the next time?"

(Netherlands) Jan Donner | 15 October 2006

"We enjoyed our stay at Klein Oliphants Hoek very much. Its location is excellent, the staff is impeccable and the rooms are generous, the pool very comfortable and meals - breakfast and dinner at La Bouillabaisse - are excellent. We had been to Franschhoek many times before and we very much enjoyed ..."

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"We enjoyed our stay at Klein Oliphants Hoek very much. Its location is excellent, the staff is impeccable and the rooms are generous, the pool very comfortable and meals - breakfast and dinner at La Bouillabaisse - are excellent. We had been to Franschhoek many times before and we very much enjoyed our stay ... again."


"Fabulous stay! "

(South Africa) hanli bessinger | 28 September 2006

"Klein Oliphants Hoek made me feel like i was on my grandfather's farm again with the high ceilings and wooden floors and old worldy charm. Yet with all the modern 'fittings' one could ever wish for. The tranquil garden and the smell of fresh lavender had a real calming effect on me as i sipped my pr..."

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"Klein Oliphants Hoek made me feel like i was on my grandfather's farm again with the high ceilings and wooden floors and old worldy charm. Yet with all the modern 'fittings' one could ever wish for. The tranquil garden and the smell of fresh lavender had a real calming effect on me as i sipped my pre dinner drink on the stoep. A fantastic rejuvenating weekend away. Highly recommended! "


"Wonderful stay!"

(United States of America) Jennifer Champagne | 4 July 2006

"We had a wonderful stay at Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek. The room was beautiful and there was also a relaxing common area with a fireplace where we could curl up and read books. Ingrid was an amazing hostess. She was incredibly accommodating and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. Th..."

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"We had a wonderful stay at Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek. The room was beautiful and there was also a relaxing common area with a fireplace where we could curl up and read books. Ingrid was an amazing hostess. She was incredibly accommodating and friendly and we thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The restaurant run by her husband was delicious, too."


"Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek"

(South Africa) Mr poland | 1 April 2014

"Thank you for a lovely stay. The booking procedure was easy. I would recommend to others."


"Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek"

(South Africa) Mrs Hofer | 6 March 2014

"This was our second stay at Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek and like the first time it was fantastic. We will definitely recommend to others."


"A Sanctuary in the Middle of Franchoek"

(South Africa) Renata Walsh | 4 October 2010

"Our stay at Olifantshoek residence was lovely and I cannot think of one thing that the accommodation, breakfast and staff could have done to improve on a already perfect presentation and atmosphere. Thank you for the outstanding hospitality in a beautiful setting."


"Highly recommended"

(South Africa) anonymous | 19 October 2009

"We were charmed by the warm, homely and comfortable atmosphere as we entered the residence. The personalized welcome and the service throughout our short stay was outstanding. Our room was very well appointed and extremely comfortable. We enjoyed the garden, the meal and coffee on the terrace. Our o..."

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"We were charmed by the warm, homely and comfortable atmosphere as we entered the residence. The personalized welcome and the service throughout our short stay was outstanding. Our room was very well appointed and extremely comfortable. We enjoyed the garden, the meal and coffee on the terrace. Our only regret is that our time was limited and we could not stay for longer!"


"Klein Oliphants Hoek"

(Mauritius) Mr Viney | 18 August 2009

"The Residence was very nice. The place itself is great and the rooms are well arranged.

The personnel is very professional and make you feel at ease very rapidly.
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"Peaceful and Intriguing"

(United Kingdom) Ms Lee | 21 June 2009

"We had one of the smaller rooms and it was beautifully light, airy and intriguing in its decor. It was a peaceful little street and we were made very welcome. The whole building and gardens were wonderful and the meal was absolutely fantastic. We would have been more than happy to stay more than the..."

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"We had one of the smaller rooms and it was beautifully light, airy and intriguing in its decor. It was a peaceful little street and we were made very welcome. The whole building and gardens were wonderful and the meal was absolutely fantastic. We would have been more than happy to stay more than the one night, but simply were too short on time."


"Wonderful home away from home."

(South Africa) Ms Murgatroyd | 27 April 2009

"Wonderful rooms, garden and house in general. Very comfortable bed. Would love to have stayed longer and will definitely go back. Staff were very friendly and helpful."


"Franschhoek heaven"

(United Kingdom) Mr Small | 14 March 2009

"If you're looking for a haven of tranquility, an oasis of calm in a busy world, a spot where you can really turn off and forget your cares and stresses, then this is the place for you. A former mission station just off the main street of Franschhoek, Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek has all you want a..."

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"If you're looking for a haven of tranquility, an oasis of calm in a busy world, a spot where you can really turn off and forget your cares and stresses, then this is the place for you. A former mission station just off the main street of Franschhoek, Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek has all you want at (in UK terms) an unbelievably reasonable price. High points included the warmest of welcomes, a delightfully appointed room with top-quality "smellies" and an excellent breakfast on the verandah. Undoubtedly though, the real highlight is the garden, awash with flowers and birdsong. If you can, stay on Saturday night and then you'll have the gospel serenade from the vibrant church next-door.
This is a guest-house to savour and one I would recommend unreservedly. "


"Great Holiday"

(South Africa) Mr Griffin | 7 April 2008

"We had a marvellous time at Klein Oliphants Hoek. The people were terrific and very helpful. The rooms were so comfortable and I loved the smellies in the bathroom! Delicious! The breakfast was great. All freshly cooked. No soggy bacon! Also the hotel was clean and well cared for. No complaints."


"Klein Oliphants Hoek, Franschoek"

(Germany) Mr Nielsen | 13 January 2008

"We stayed at Klein Oliphants for 3 nights with 4 people, 2 adults and 2 small children (3 and 10). The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly and we felt very welcome from day one. The interior of our room had a nice personal touch and was a far cry from the otherwise anonymous hotel ..."

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"We stayed at Klein Oliphants for 3 nights with 4 people, 2 adults and 2 small children (3 and 10). The service was excellent and the staff was very friendly and we felt very welcome from day one. The interior of our room had a nice personal touch and was a far cry from the otherwise anonymous hotel rooms offered by the big hotel chains.The location is highly recommendable as the main street of Franschoek and the good restaurants are all in walking distance (5 minutes or less). Parking is a bit difficult in the mainstreet and as one comes to Franschoek to enjoy the good wines and food which does not mix well with driving a car the close proximity of the guesthouse is a real plus."