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Calais Guest House

4-star4 stars
36 Van Wijk Street, Franschhoek, Western Cape, 7690, South Africa

4-star guesthouse with outdoor pool, near Franschhoek Town Hall
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • The place we booked and paid for with was changed 3 weeks after the "…Feb 17, 2020
  • Confusion with the booking. We stayed at 7 on Union, which belongs to the same owners.…Feb 6, 2020

Calais Guest House

What’s around Calais Guest House


  • Franschhoek Town Hall - 3 min walk
  • Franschhoek Wine Tram - 4 min walk
  • Huguenot Monument - 17 min walk
  • Mont Rochelle Nature Reserve - 5 mi / 8.1 km
  • Franschhoek Pass - 6 mi / 9.6 km
  • The Franschhoek Motor Museum - 7.6 mi / 12.3 km

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 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 6 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle*


  • Free onsite self parking

Payment types at the property

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

At the property

Food and drink
  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast daily
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
Things to enjoy
  • Furnished patio
Freshen up
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Calais Guest House’s small print

Also known as

  • Calais Guest House Hotel Franschhoek
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  • Calais Franschhoek
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This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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 Calais Guest House

  • Is parking offered on site at Calais Guest House?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Is there a pool at Calais Guest House?
    Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Are pets allowed at Calais Guest House?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Calais Guest House?
    You can check in from 2 PM - 6 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Calais Guest House?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Col'Caccio Pizzeria (3-min walk), Le Bon Vivant (4-min walk), and Cafe Des Arts (6-min walk).
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Calais Guest House?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • What is there to do at Calais Guest House and nearby?
    Calais Guest House has an outdoor pool and a garden.

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8,8 From 33 reviews

Exceptional 10,0
New Year’s eve
We enjoyed our stay, centrally located, walking distance to all restaurants , lovely swimming pool, good breakfast and very friendly staff.
Renier, za1 night trip
Very good 8,0
We liked the property, but it was not the address listed on website. We actually were not located in the town but about 5 miles out of town. Calais House represents several properties In the area. Be sure and ask for the physical address of the place you are staying. Contact the representative to make sure you have the correct address. They are very helpful,but website is misleading. Good luck:)
us2 night family trip
Very good 8,0
Quiet location, lovely staff and fantastic breakfasts.
gb2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Handy spot just off main road in centre of town
The room was a converted garage, so it was a bit tight. Good breakfast, but it takes a long time to get served!
NICHOLAS, gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
A perfect and affordable stay!
Wonderful stay and service. A perfect and affordable stay seconds from the main street and Wine tram! Couldn't recommend more.
gb2 night trip
Very good 8,0
Would have preferred Sunbeds that can easily be moved into the sun as current ones very heavy ! Otherwise nice accommodation.
gb3 night romance trip
Very good 8,0
Accommodation and listing on not consis
Our host Ane was very helpful and contacted me in advance to say there is a problem with the web listing and booking. I and you think I was booked into the Calais guest house. But apparently not. Rather a room (no 5) at 7 Unie Street. This was comfortable and apparently similar to rooms at Calais but a 10 minute walk away. Ane alerted us to this and we arranged to be there at 1pm. She was there to meet us so all good from that perspective. We had breakfast at the Calais guest house all cooked fresh. This was very good The issue and surprise for me was that we didn’t stay where we thought we had booked. Fault of it seems. Thankfully we did have accommodation. Otherwise we might have been left high and dry on a very busy weekend but saved by Ane contacting us in advance thankfully to reorganise.
John, gb2 night trip
Very good 8,0
A Bad booking experience but...…..
We booked the Calais Guest House but on the day of our arrival received a message from the owner telling us to come to one of their other properties. 7 on Union. I phoned for an explanation and was told that I'd booked to stay at 7 on Union through the Calais Guest House listing on I challenged this and sent my confirmation for the Calais Guest House but I did not get any satisfaction on the phone and found the male owner unhelpful. On arriving at the Calais Guest House the owners were insistent it wasn't their fault and blamed for how they list properties. Regardless it certainly wasn't us who had booked anything other than the Calais Guest House. The lady owner managed to arrange for us to stay in a beautiful room in the Calais and as I understand it moved another couple who were due to arrive for a 2 night stay to another property. Sadly this debacle did spoil our day of arrival and caused unnecessary stress and upset. However, once settled, the Calais was fantastic in every way. Super comfortable, great staff and fab breakfast. Superb location.
Neil, gb4 night trip
Exceptional 10,0
Spotlessly clean and lovely furnishings and fittings.
gb3 night romance trip
Fair 4,0
We didn't actually get to stay at this property. The owner sent us to a different address and we stayed at her lower quality self catering unit with no pool. We did receive a refund but only after I persued and complained to Expedia via Facebook messenger. After the owner was adamant that we had booked the self catering unit not the Calais Guest house. The self catering unit was very nice but not at all what we were expecting or were looking forward to.
gb2 night romance trip

Calais Guest House