We were met at the door by Franklin Mentoor, who was the perfect gentleman and host. His love and passionate sharing of The Last Word’s history and his surroundings was quite endearing as he gave us a guided tour through the hotel. It made us feel right at home.
Our first impression was one of comfort and that time was not an issue. The homely fire burning in the fireplace made the hotel warm and cosy and we definitely felt very welcome.
There are six luxurious rooms, three superior doubles that open onto private patio gardens and three suites, two of which have access to semi private pools. All have large en-suite bathrooms.
Our bed was covered in rose petals and looked heavenly, we had a bottle of champagne to share as well as a fully stocked bar fridge. We even had our own private pool, which had it not been so cold, I would have been in for an early Sunday morning swim. Under floor heating kept us warm and the heated towels offered that extra bit of delightful pleasure after a soak in the tub.
The Last Word Franschoek is an experience for couples that want to experience something different in a hotel stay but it also provides an intimate home away from home. Service was outstanding, attention to detail was perfect and Franklin was more than helpful, advising, assisting and attending to our every need.
The hotel boasts some of the following as standard features; under floor heating, Satellite TV, Wireless Internet Connection as well as the standard hairdryer, telephone and shaving points.
We then enjoyed a personalised relaxing breakfast in the main dining room while reading the Sunday newspaper.
The uniqueness of The Last Word hotel lies in small details like the feeling of security and extras like picnic baskets and spa treatments really showed that the service standards of the hotel are above the norm.
Franschoek is notable for having some of the top restaurants in the country within its quiet borders. This fact, together with the strong wine culture, and pristine natural and architectural beauty has made Franschoek into what many describe as the “food and wine capital” of South Africa.