Le Quartier Français reopens in South Africa

The boutique hotel Le Quartier Français, part of the Leeu Collection, located in Franschhoek in the heart of South Africa’s Cape Winelands, has now completed its refurbishment and expansion.

The work took 18-months and cost approximately £4 million.

The renovation has created an even more luxurious property of calming contemporary interiors, with splashes of colour for which the hotel has always been recognised.

All the hotel’s existing rooms and suites have been upgraded, and an additional five rooms created from what was once office space, bringing the total key count to 32.

This figure includes seven rooms in two new villas, which have their own separate entrances and parking offering complete privacy and tranquility, while enjoying all the benefits of being close to the hotel; the villas provide the perfect base for guests who wish to stay in Franschhoek for a week or more while exploring the region.

The dining options at Le Quartier Français have been greatly improved too.

La Petite Colombe, which was established at the hotel in 2017 by the La Colombe team of Silvermist Wine Estate in Constantia fame, was recently named the fifth best restaurant in the country.

Its tasting menus focus on the finest local and seasonal produce, recommended with a rare and fine wine selection.

A great part of Le Quartier Français’s charm lies in the fact that it is located on Huguenot Road, the village’s high street, within easy walking distance of all the local attractions, while also providing an oasis of calm, thanks to its tranquil, beautifully scented gardens, which are dotted with sculptures and include a ten meter swimming pool for a refreshing dip in the midst of summer and a herb garden, frequently used by the kitchen team.

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