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1 room, 2 adults

Residence Vive La Vie

4-star4 stars
27 Uitkykstreet, Franschhoek, Western Cape, 7690, South Africa

Mountain Franschhoek B&B with restaurant
  • Free full breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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  • A very friendly, welcoming establishment, within walking distance of the economic centre…Jul 22, 2019
  • Excellent Stay! Beautiful property in an ideal location. Great staff and very good…Jun 4, 2018

Residence Vive La Vie

from ZAR 1,181
  • Superior Room
  • Superior King Suite
  • Superior King Suite
  • Standard Double Room
  • Standard Double Suite

What’s around Residence Vive La Vie


  • Franschhoek Art House - 11 min walk
  • Dutch Reformed Church - 11 min walk
  • Franschhoek Town Hall - 12 min walk
  • Sénéchal-Senekal Art Gallery - 12 min walk
  • Franschhoek Wine Tram - 13 min walk
  • Huguenot Memorial Museum - 16 min walk
  • Huguenot Monument - 26 min walk
  • Cape Floral Region Protected Areas - 34 min walk

Getting around

  • Cape Town Intl. Airport (CPT) - 57 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 4 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM
The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (17 years old and younger) not allowed

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • Free self parking on site (limited)

  • Free street parking nearby

Payment types at the property

  • Cash
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free full breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor seasonal pool
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Spa services on site
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Year Built - 2016
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • Afrikaans
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • In-room massage available
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Separate sitting area
  • Patio
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Residence Vive La Vie’s small print

Also known as

  • Residence Vive Vie Franschhoek
  • Residence Vive La Vie Bed & breakfast Franschhoek
  • Residence Vive Vie
  • Residence Vive Vie B&B Franschhoek
  • Residence Vive Vie B&B
  • Vive La Vie Franschhoek
  • Residence Vive La Vie Franschhoek
  • Residence Vive La Vie Bed & breakfast


Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

  • The seasonal pool is open from September to May.
  • This property does not have elevators.

    Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a security system on site.

    This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

    Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

    Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

    Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

    Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors.

    For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

    Optional extras

    Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of ZAR 850.00 per vehicle (one-way)

    We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

    FAQs for Residence Vive La Vie

    • Does Residence Vive La Vie offer free cancellation for a full refund?
      Yes, Residence Vive La Vie does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
    • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Residence Vive La Vie?
      This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff wear personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
    • Is parking offered on site at Residence Vive La Vie?
      Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
    • Is there a pool at Residence Vive La Vie?
      Yes, there's a seasonal outdoor pool.
    • Are pets allowed at Residence Vive La Vie?
      Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
    • What are the check-in and check-out times at Residence Vive La Vie?
      You can check in from 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
    • Are there restaurants at or near Residence Vive La Vie?
      Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
    • Is airport shuttle service offered by Residence Vive La Vie?
      Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is ZAR 850.00 per vehicle one-way.

    Recent reviews

    Exceptional 9,4 From 83 reviews

    Exceptional 10,0
    Wonderful and welcoming.
    Wonderful stay here, well looked after and a friendly welcome. Loved breakfast!! Very classy residence.
    Robert, gb3 night trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    A little gem
    We stayed here for 3 nights 17-19 March. It was amazing. Our host kept us smiling with his great sense of humour and charm. In spite of the worrying times he always made sure we were comfortable and brought us champagne while we relaxed pool side. The accommodation itself was spacious beautifully decorated and cleaned meticulously. At breakfast we were served fruit and the option of cooked food too which was very tasty. Very friendly staff in a relaxed atmosphere. Thank you for making it such a lovely part of our holiday. In terms of location it's walking distance to the main road with plenty art galleries and eateries to explore.
    sally, gb3 night trip
    Good 6,0
    There are nicer places to stay in Franschhoek. We were given no notification of loadshedding times, we arrived home from the wine tram to complete darkness and one candle in the room. We requested more and were given ONE more candle to light the entire room and bathroom. There was no water in the fridge when we arrived. A soap dish, without soap. Handsoap and shower gels were bolted into the wall. Two ply toilet paper on the roll, but single sheet for the roll - it just felt like they were cutting corners wherever possible. Breakfast on the 2nd day was half the quantity of the first day "because of loadshedding" but that's no excuse.
    Roxane, gb2 night trip
    Poor 2,0
    Don't stay here if you don't want to get robbed
    We enjoyed our stay, until someone stole $200 and the rand equivalent of about $25 from our hotel safe. The safe has a key--I guess we should have known better. Our cab ride back to Cape Town told us that he knew of other visitors who had the same thing happen to them. Word to the wise--don't trust a safe in a Franschooek hotel. The property acted like they were going to do the right thing and refund us (even sending a "screenshot" of the refund) but we haven't gotten a dime back. So much for a romantic honeymoon
    Amy, us2 night trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    en gem
    A short walk to town but the residents ce is beautiful. The room was clean spacious and the decor amazing. A very comfortable bed with lovely crisp linen. Peter was the perfect host and we could t have asked for a better stay
    Kathryn, gb4 night trip
    Good 6,0
    Boutique hotel in good location
    Nice hotel, in good location within a short walk of the town. Public areas and pool very nice as was the breakfast and service. Guestroom was a little cramped with more furniture than it needed, the safe was in the bathroom next to the toilet and not very easily accessible. The bathroom had a certain small that permeated throughout and was a little unpleasant. The bathroom was very dated and reminded me of the showers at my school, whilst the shower was massive, the bathroom was tiny and you could really only have one person at a time. I'm sure the other rooms are okay, but avoid room no.4.
    David, gb5 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    This was our second trip to Vive la Vie and equally as enjoyable. Peter’s attention to all the small details is excellent and always a friendly welcome.
    Janette, gb1 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    A special stay
    Beautiful setting in a wonderful area. Staff were first rate. Breakfast made to order every morning. Lovely peaceful pool. 11/10
    au3 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Stunning modern guesthouse with great service.
    Amazing guest house, fantastic design and service. Was about 10 minutes walk to lovely town of Franschhoek. Breakfast was superb. Pool was warm with comfortable sun loungers. Would highly recommend a stay here. Just 1 minor criticism would be the need for an umbrella next to the part of the pool that does not have shade. Otherwise perfect!
    Pamela, gb2 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10,0
    Excellent in all ways
    Excellent hotel all round. Clean, comfy and spacious room, well located within walking distance of all the local attractions. Excellent breakfast and very good customer service. Could not fault it.
    Gary, gb2 night romance trip

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