Looking for a holiday spot that doesn’t involve costly international flights? Well, put away your passport because Akademie Street Boutique Hotel in Franschhoek, Western Cape, has officially been named the World’s Best Boutique Hotel in 2017! Situated in the heart of SA’s very own slice of France, the hotel is recognised for its unique charm and the fact that it’s dripping with luxury and style.

Offering eight themed suites, five private buildings, and not one, but four heated pools, Akademie Street is the perfect spot for a relaxing getaway outside the city. It was notably praised for its handpicked curated furniture and collectables from international designers and its careful attention to detail. From locally sourced artisan breakfasts to evening piano shows during cocktail hour, this hotel is sure to welcome you with open arms and world-class service.

Owner Paul Kinney admits to be humbled by the incredible award presented at the World Boutique Hotel Association’s annual ceremony in London, which hosts a vast number of international guests from all around the world. The first and only international level of its kind, the awards have been running for seven years and counting. With around 600 nominees from over 80 countries, Akademie Street was placed right at the top of the list, with a professional judge having visited the hotel and rated it based on first-hand experiences of things like dining, entertainment, design, facilities and service.

For more information on Akademie Street Boutique Hotel, Franschhoek, visit their website.

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