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Leeu House gains recognition in TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice 2018 awards

South Africa, January 2018: 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, 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.

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