Le Quartier Français Hotel is an exclusive boutique hotel situated in the heart of the Franschhoek Valley within the Cape Winelands. Tucked away in secluded gardens it offers a delightful haven of peace and tranquility and one of the foremost gastronomic experiences in the world. Yet the true secrets of this Relais & Chateaux outpost are the warm welcome from the extraordinary staff, the lavish comfort of the rooms, and the small, unexpected luxuries at every turn.

Property Details

Originally founded by Susan Huxter as a restaurant and wine venture, Le Quartier Français hotel in South Africa was modeled after the finest premier French restaurants, serving not only gourmet food, but offering overnight accommodations for its guests as well. As one guest put it, “I travel the world staying at the best hotels but when I woke up this morning, I felt like I was at home.” This feeling of home begins in the rooms, where bright, contemporary colors and careful simplicity collide in style and amenities. Even the most basic of rooms are spacious havens featuring Nespresso machines, complimentary local minibars, en suite bathrooms with walk-in showers, air conditioning, under-floor heating, and fireplaces.

Le Quartier Suites

The Le Quartier Suites—split between four Four Quarters Suites and three Petite Garden Suites—are the most sumptuous and generously sized suites on the property. The Four Quarters Suites overlook a central courtyard and lap pool, while the Petite Garden Suites open onto a rose-filled garden. Each suite is decorated using the ultimate in luxury fittings, fabrics, and finishes, with artwork by local talent, and is ideal for families traveling together, group bookings, and those seeking a little me-time.

Auberge Suites

The owners’ original home has been converted into two very comfortable suites with private pools in walled gardens. The House Suite and Pool Suite are ideal for those who want ultimate privacy and are traveling with children under the age of 12 who might enjoy the game-packed kids loft.

Le Quartier Rooms

The 15 luxury Le Quartier rooms are built around a central pool and surrounded by scented white and blue gardens. Each spacious room is individually decorated and offers the comfort of home with extra little touches that make the difference.

LQF Waterfront Apartments

Le Quartier Français in Winelands has also extended its amenities to Cape Town’s eminent V&A Waterfront. The wine estate’s newest self-catering LQF Waterfront Apartments are the answer to an all-encompassing LQF Western Cape vacation, allowing guests to soak in the majestic views of Table Mountain and the marina in a fully outfitted studio or two-bedroom apartment, only to retreat to Franschhoek at a moment’s notice for LQF’s legendary countryside relaxation, food, and wine.

No matter the accommodation type, guests of Le Quartier Français are always within close proximity to the LQF kitchen and its two award-winning restaurants, The Tasting Room and the iCi Restaurant, run by Grand Chef Margot Janse. For those who aren’t familiar with the South African dining scene, Le Quartier Français is renowned for being one of the finest dining experiences in the world, with The Tasting Room consistently finding itself on S. Pelligrino’s annual list of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants. Comfortably set in a region known for its exquisite wines, gourmet cheeses, and peaceful scenery, Le Quartier Français utilizes the best of its environment to create everything from sticky buns for breakfast and bistro lunches on the terrace, to cutting edge five- and eight-course cuisine in the Tasting Room. While not dining or touring the beautiful Winelands region, feel free to splurge at B.gorgeous beauty emporium or the Miss Molly Charcuterie Bar, the LQF’s trendy new, no-reservations spot featuring Neil Jewell’s famed charcuterie, artisan bread, and tarts paired with Miss Molly wines.

Le Quartier Français is a must see on any journey to South Africa. It is a relaxing end to safari, a necessary stop on a culinary journey, and a peaceful haven for Franschhoek wanderers.

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