Chapter House Boutique Hotel

Chapter House Boutique Hotel is the most recent addition to The Living Journey Collection, and one of the most exciting new additions to the Franschhoek town center, located just a few minutes walk from the very many wonderful and award-winning restaurants that Franschhoek has to offer.

This hotel is soaked in history and is a very significant building in the history of this charming town. Originally built as a Mission House in 1888, and later serving as the village school right up until 1974, this house has chapters filled with stories to tell.
The recent renovations have captured many of the original features and restored them to their former glory. The dcor is simply captivating, impressively combining heritage design with local creativity, charm and colour. The public areas of the hotel benefit from enormous attention to detail, including bespoke art pieces from local artists, and handpicked furniture and fabrics. The breath-taking lounge boasts exceptionally high ceilings and a strikingly generous original fireplace. The reception area leads into a bar and terrace overlooking the pool to one side, and the beautifully panelled breakfast room to the other side. The breakfast room unfolds on to the original veranda and on to a glorious garden of roses, lavender and beautiful indigenous trees creating an oasis of calm and relaxation against a backdrop of the Franschhoek mountains.
There are nine guest units made up of three categories; Classic Rooms, Deluxe Rooms and Superior Suites. Seven of the rooms boast their own private outside space and three of these have their own plunge pool. All rooms have an impressive range of facilities including king size bed, ensuite bathroom, in room safe, LED TV, free Wi-fi, and air conditioning.
Included in the services offered are a 24-hour concierge, an in-room spa service, a day room, breakfast served until 11 am, an all-day dining menu, and a full-service bar.

Chapter House is the third hotel managed by the Schaefer Partnership under The Living Journey Collection and will compliment both the Tree House Boutique Hotel, and Villa Zest Boutique Hotel in Green Point, both of which continue to go from strength to strength.

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Reviews

  • "Location of the establishment."

    14 May 2018

    "The establishment did not have our booking on arrival and I got the impression it was a hassle for them. They eventually "SORTED" the issue out, although by then I had phoned Safari Now to ascertain the problem. Not a very good impression for arriving guests at all. The other staff though were extremely helpful and friendly ."

    andrew Goslett
  • "Beautiful old house"

    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. Cooked breakfast and coffee were great."

    Lynne Wayne
  • "Residence Klein Oliphants Hoek"

    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 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!"

    Carol Ann Bruneau
  • "Winter Escape"

    04 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."

    Bevan Lane,South Africa
  • "Winter Escape"

    04 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."

    Bevan Lane, South Africa
  • "Honeymoon South Africa Roundtrip"

    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."

    Ludger Helm,Germany
  • "Honeymoon South Africa Roundtrip"

    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."

    Ludger Helm, Germany
  • "Lovely!"

    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!"

    Jessica Leffler,Germany
  • " Beautifully decorated and comfortable,"

    05 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 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!"

    Lisa Bauer,South Africa
  • "Relaxing Visit"

    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!"

    Victor Limacher,United States of America
  • "Magnificent"

    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 couldnīt 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 toboth places, next time in SA."

    Cecilia Fritz,Sweden
  • "Awesome experience"

    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."

    Eben Griffiths,South Africa
  • " Thanks for a nice stay."

    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."

    Anonymous,Germany
  • "Great,"

    03 December 2007

    "Everything was taken care of and we could relax"

    Kim Troll,South Africa
  • "We had an excellent stay"

    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."

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "French charm"

    16 July 2007

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

    Anonymous,South Africa
  • "A little paradise"

    05 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."

    Norman Cohen,United Kingdom
  • "When will be the next time?"

    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 our stay ... again."

    Jan Donner,Netherlands
  • "Fabulous stay! "

    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 pre dinner drink on the stoep. A fantastic rejuvenating weekend away. Highly recommended! "

    hanli bessinger,South Africa
  • "Wonderful stay!"

    04 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.The restaurant run by her husband was delicious, too."

    Jennifer Champagne,United States of America
  • "Wonderful stay!"

    04 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. The restaurant run by her husband was delicious, too."

    Jennifer Champagne, United States of America
  • "excellent!!"

    08 December 2005

    "Very good. Value for money."

    Hein Welvering,Netherlands
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