Cape Winelands
Le Quartier Francais

This luxurious country auberge, part of the prestigious Leeu Collection, is set in the heart of the pretty village of Franschhoek. With an award-winning restaurant on site, this is an ideal choice for those wishing to prioritise fine wine and dining.

There are 25 en-suite rooms and suites overlooking a charming garden or you can opt for one of the exclusive-use LQF Villas: charming three-bedroom homes within close proximity of the hotel.

Facilities & Activities

There is a central solar-heated 10m swimming pool as well as a second pool. Guests are welcome to unwind at Leeu Spa at the nearby Leeu Estates – this is a wellness sanctuary that offers authentic massages and holistic treatments by expert therapists. A range of treatments for children (aged 6-12 years) is also on offer. The spacious Leeu Gym, with its premium TechnoGym fitness equipment, offers framed views of the majestic mountains. The gym, which caters exclusively to resident Leeu Collection guests, is open seven days a week, from 07h00 to 19h00 (closed on certain public holidays).

The hotel also provides complimentary transfers within the Franschhoek Valley on request.

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Dining

Renowned for its outstanding restaurants, the hotel presents a complete gastronomic experience through innovative cuisine run by the talented La Petite Colombe team. La Petite Colombe is the sister restaurant to the award-winning and world-renowned Silvermist Wine Estate in Constantia, one of the oldest wine-making regions of South Africa. Tasting menus focus on the finest local and seasonal produce, recommended with a rare and fine wine selection.

Protégé at Le Quartier Français is a casual fine dining restaurant under the guidance of Scot Kirton, previous Eat Out Chef of the Year. Visitors looking for an informal eatery have the perfect venue in Protégé, featuring stylish casual fare created by a series of talented young chefs. Asian, French and Italian influences can be detected in the cuisine, which includes the trendy small plates menu, ideal for sharing. Choose to dine al fresco or watch the chefs at work in the central show kitchen.

At sister Franschhoek property Leeu Estates, innovative cuisine is prepared by the talented culinary team in The Dining Room and The Conservatory. Menus showcase the finest locally sourced organic and ethically farmed produce in creative fusion dishes with vibrant world flavours.

Complementing the Leeu Collection in Franschhoek are Tuk Tuk, a craft beer microbrewery in collaboration with the Cape Brewing Company, and Marigold, Franschhoek’s first authentic Indian restaurant.

Rooms

All rooms offer air-conditioning, underfloor heating, complimentary WiFi, flat screen TV with DVD player and wood-burning fireplaces.

Auberge Rooms are set in pretty cottages dotted around the pool. All are individually styled, with modern touches and spacious seating areas and spectacular views of either the central courtyard and its swimming pool or the surrounding mountains. These all feature en-suite bathrooms with both baths and walk-in showers.

Grande Rooms are even more spacious with sumptuous furnishings. Bathrooms are contemporary with modern fittings including underfloor heating and a spacious walk-in shower.

The 6 Petite Garden Suites look out over their own secret corner garden and feature large sliding doors which open to a private patio. Luxurious en-suite bathrooms feature granite tops, walk-in showers and double vanities.

The Auberge Pool and House Suites each boast a private walled garden with small swimming pool – ideal for those seeking privacy and space. They are perfect for honeymooning couples or families, as they feature a sleeper couch.

The Four Quarters Suites consist of 4 exclusive and very spacious suites set around a private courtyard. They feature a separate lounge area with fireplace.

There are two LQF Villas, each with three bedrooms and located close to the bustling main street, making them perfect for relaxed longer stays. Providing a luxurious and comfortable home-away-from-home, to explore the village with its many attractions, they feature a full kitchen and a private pool.

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Family

The Leeu Collection welcomes families to its three child-friendly properties. It’s all about the attention to detail and thoughtful touchers here – the lovely walk-ways that make for fun family strolls, the bikes available should a family bike-ride appeal, the special kids’ room-service menu and children’s spa treatments; there’s even a special turn-down service with a tasty kitchen treat and a glass of milk. Whilst dining is a true treat for the grown-ups, little ones are well looked after with their own menu and the hotel is happy to arrange bespoke meals. Babysitting can of course be provided on request for a charge and for older children there is a Wii as well as a choice of games and DVDs.

A cot can be accommodated in any room whilst several rooms also feature a sleeper couch for up to 2 children 8 & under (sharing). The Auberge Pool and House Suites as well as the LQF Villas all offer ideal family accommodation and there are discounted rates for children aged 9-16 years sharing a room with their parents.

Sustainability

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Location

Le Quartier Français (the French Quarter) is on Wilhelmina Street, in the French Huguenot Valley of Franschhoek – the centre of the Cape Winelands. You are within walking distance of a chocolate factory, amazing restaurants and delicatessens and a plethora of award-winning wine estates and yet only an hour from Cape Town. The breathtakingly beautiful Franschhoek valley is renowned as one of the world’s great food and wine destinations. Settled by the French Huguenots in 1688, it has retained its Gallic charm and character.

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