Leeu House

Leeu House has been named the top rated hotel in the Cape Winelands and the fourth best property in South Africa in TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice 2018 “Top 25 Luxury Hotels – South Africa” category, as well as the 13th best hotel in the “Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Africa” division, where it finds itself in distinguished company (scroll down to see the complete lists).

Leeu House exterior & bedroom

Leeu House, an exclusive 5-star, 12-bedroom boutique hotel that only opened in December 2015, is located in the popular tourist destination of Franschhoek, less than an hour’s drive from Cape Town’s International Airport. An oasis of comfort and luxury, its appeal lies in the fact that although it feels like a country guesthouse, it is situated on the main road of vibrant Franschhoek, within easy strolling distance of award-winning restaurants, art galleries and boutiques, as well as the village’s many other attractions.

One recent TripAdvisor visitor to Leeu House commented, “Fabulous … This hotel does everything in style along with the rest of the Leeu Collection”, while another said, “Leeu House has a nice atmosphere (and) friendly staff who are always willing to help. For example, we commented that the toast at breakfast was exceptionally good – when we left, we were presented with a complimentary loaf of the homemade bread (not usually for retail sale)”.

It’s these little (but important) touches that have ensured that 92% of the TripAdvisor reviews that Leeu House has received have been “excellent”, while another 6% have been “very good”, leaving just 2% as “average”.

Leeu House enchants with its stylish neutral, calm and multi-textured interiors that are a contemporary take on the traditional Cape Dutch heritage, with a nod to the French Huguenot architectural style that is quintessential to Franschhoek. The hotel and gardens also showcase a number of important modern artworks and sculptures from various countries, including South Africa.

Shoulder season rates (May through August) at Leeu House start from ZAR6000 for two people sharing a Classic room, including breakfast, Nespresso machine coffees, unlimited high-speed internet access, all national phone calls, all taxes and a complimentary tasting of Mullineux & Leeu Family Wines per guest per stay.

Bookings can be made by calling +27 21 492 2222 or emailing reservations@leeucollection.com. For more information on Leeu Collection, please visit www.leeucollection.com

Top 25 Luxury Hotel – South Africa

  1. Schoone Oordt Country House – Swellendam, South Africa
  2. Tsala Treetop Lodge – Harkerville, South Africa
  3. South Beach Camps Bay – Camps Bay, South Africa
  4. Leeu House – Franschhoek, South Africa
  5. The Oyster Box – Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
  6. The Residence Boutique Hotel – Johannesburg, South Africa
  7. AtholPlace Hotel & Ville – Sandton, South Africa
  8. Marataba Safari Lodge – Thabazimbi, South Africa
  9. Kapama River Lodge – Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  10. Cape Grace – Cape town Central, South Africa
  11. Kapama Buffalo Camp – Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  12. The Andros Boutique Hotel – Claremont, South Africa
  13. Tintswalo Atlantic – Hout Bay, South Africa
  14. Ellerman House – Bantry Bay, South Africa
  15. Kapama Southern Camp – Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  16. Steenberg Hotel – Constantia, South Africa
  17. Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel – Cape Town Central, South Africa
  18. Monarch Hotel – Johannesburg, South Africa
  19. Kichaka Luxury Game Lodge – Grahamstown, South Africa
  20. Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa – Sandton, South Africa
  21. Kapama Karula – Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  22. One&Only Cape Town – Cape Town Central, South Africa
  23. Strandloper Ocean Boutique Hotel – Paternoster, South Africa
  24. Le Residence – Franschhoek, South Africa
  25. Cinnamon Boutique Guest House – Wilderness, South Africa

Top 25 Luxury Hotels – Africa

  1. Riad Kheirredine – Marrakech, Morocco
  2. The Oberoi – Pointe Aux Piments, Mauritius
  3. La Maison Arabe – Marrakech, Morocco
  4. Baraza Resort & Spa – Bwejuu, Tanzania
  5. Riad Dar Anika – Marrakech, Morocco
  6. Schoone Oordt Country House – Swellendam, South Africa
  7. Riad Kniza – Marrakech, Morocco
  8. Constance Prince Maurice – Pointe de Flacq, Mauritius
  9. ZanziResort – Zanzibar Island, Zanzibar Archipelago
  10. Tsala Treetop Lodge – Harkerville, South Africa
  11. South Beach Camps Bay – Camps Bay, South Africa
  12. LUX* Belle Mare – Belle Mare, Mauritius
  13. Leeu House – Franschhoek, South Africa
  14. The Oyster Box – Umhlanga Rocks, South Africa
  15. The Maji Beach Boutique Hotel – Diani Beach, Kenya
  16. The Residence Boutique Hotel – Johannesburg, South Africa
  17. Dar Ayniwen Villa Hotel – Marrakech, Morocco
  18. Sirayane Boutique Hotel & Spa – Marrakech, Morocco
  19. AtholPlace Hotel & Villa – Sandton, South Africa
  20. Marataba Safari Lodge – Thabazimbi, South Africa
  21. La Sultana Marrakech – Marrakech, Morocco
  22. Kapama River Lodge – Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa
  23. LUX Le Morne – Le Morne, Mauritius
  24. Cape Grace – Cape Town Central, South Africa
  25. Kapama Buffalo Camp – Kapama Private Game Reserve, South Africa