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We’re all grown up

We’ve been doing some style surgery at LQF, a nip here, a tuck there, and our reception got an entire facelift. Don’t you thing we look all grown up?

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Posted by: Susan Huxter
Posted in: Hotel, Inspiration, Le Quartier Français,
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Be a Delicious Lab Rat!

From the 15th till the 30th of November 2011 our new Delicious Hotel in Franschhoek will be undergoing its clinical trial.

This means that all our rooms – The Teeny Weeny, The Itsy Bitsy and The Bigger than a Bikini – will be available at R475 per room. That’s half their usual rate for our Lab Rats. Awesome! Right?

But that’s not all … we’re going to Supe-Up your Delicious stay ON THE HOUSE. So that’s one Supe-Up -per person per booking – that is free, gratis and won’t cost you a dime.

Obviously this relatively symptom-free clinical trial comes with a few strings.

The Strings:

  • Rooms are available on a first come first serve basis for the period between the 15th of November and the 30th of November 2011.
  • You’ll need to pay in full for your stay before we can book it off completely. So no confirmed reservation before you shell out the dosh. Comprende?
  • Supe-Ups are not transferable. Absolutely no takesy-backsy.
  • Post clinical trial we’ll need you to take part in a short survey. We promise – cross our hearts – that it won’t take more than two minutes to complete.

To take part you can book through our Delicious Facebook Page or Delicious website.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Franschhoek, Hotel,
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We’re launching a new hotel …

The Delicious Hotel, officially opening on the 1st of December 2011, is set to change the face of South African hospitality. Or at least we think it is …

Delicious unpacks the traditional hotel offering, giving the guest everything they need without the additional wallet-lightening add-ons.

With three room categories – The Itsy Bitsy, The Teeny Weeny and The Bigger than a Bikini – Delicious has taste-worthy accommodation that all offer: A super comfortable queen-size bed, feel the thread count linen, big fluffy towels, an en-suite bathroom (shower only), a TV with select satellite television channels, free WiFi and a laptop safe.

For those looking to dress up their Delicious stay a range of Supe-Ups are available. These Supe-Ups include: Daily room servicing (ideal for the neat freaks and those who want their room serviced more than once every three days), Full Monty Breakfast at Le Quartier Français, Budget Brekkie, Gym Bunny, Devilish Daiquiri’s, World Famous Sticky Buns and an Express Manicure or Pedicure.

A stay at Delicious starts at just R475 per person per night. Frikkin AMAzing.

Delicious operates entirely through online bookings. To book a room please visit:www.delicioushotels.com. For more information about Delicious please visit our website or contact Jenene at delicious@delicioushotels.com or on (021) 876 4232.

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Hotel,
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Our Mini Bars go Local

From the 1st of October 2011 all our complimentary mini bars – located in the Four Quarters Suites, the Auberge Suites and the Petite Garden Suites – now showcase local products.

We’ve replaced all the drinks and snacks with uniquely South African equivalents, ranging from ciders to gingerbeer and our very own Miss Molly wine.

This new and quirky twist offers a true taste of South Africa’s most delicious mini bar additions. Yum!

Posted by: Sue Huxter
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The Queen Victoria Hotel

We recently stayed at the latest addition to the Newmark Hotel Group, The Queen Victoria. The service was impeccable, the staff were charming and they have arguably the BEST staircase in South Africa.

Here are a few of our favourite things …

We love you Vicky-baby!

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Hotel, Travel,
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Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards 2011

Please vote for Le Quartier Français in the Condé Nast Readers’ Travel Awards. We’d really like to appear on this coveted list and with your help we can!

If you vote you not only win our undying love and appreciation you will also be automatically entered into a free prize draw to win a luxury five-night stay for two at the award-winning Banyan Three Phuket in Thailand. The holiday is on a full-board basis and includes return flights from Heathrow. Wow!

You vote, for Le Quartier Français, by clicking here. Go on you know you want to!

Posted by: Sue Huxter
Posted in: Franschhoek, Hotel, Le Quartier, Le Quartier Français,
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The runway show

We visited the new Missoni Hotel, in Edinburgh, this October. It was a feast for the senses and in 2011 I think we will see more hotels partnering with fashion designers.

We’re about to be introduced to the best-dressed hotels the world has ever seen and I, for one, can hardly wait!

Posted by: Le Quaf
Posted in: Hotel, Trends,
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When good technology goes bad

Magnetic disks, instead of hotel room keys or those frustrating cards, are very cool and super sleek. Just not in a country that is so well known for its wet climate it’s affectionately nicknamed Mud Island.

CC attribution kmevans on Flickr

After your fourth failed attempt at opening your hotel room door – to escape from the howling wind and driving rain – you realize that magnetic disks and permanently wet door handles are not a winning combination.

Posted by: Le Quaf
Posted in: Experience, Hotel, Travel, Trends,
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Have you seen the Missoni Hotel?

Have you ever wondered what would happen if an iconic Italian fashion house, say Missoni, tried their hand at luxury hospitality?

Well you can finally find out because just off the Royal Mile, in Edinburgh on the George IV Bridge, you’ll discover the new Missoni Hotel.

Here there is a strong focus on design, fashion, quality and comfort (thank goodness). Lots of black and white with splashes of colour, and those unmistakable Missoni prints, add delicious animation and personality to the space.

If you can’t get to Edinburgh the rumble in the jungle is that Missoni is looking into exporting their dream lodging designs to Cape Town. Fingers crossed!

Posted by: Le Quaf
Posted in: Experience, Hotel, Travel, Trends,
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Cutting edge technology isn’t always the answer

The big trend now is to hide the unsightly and streamline the experience by incorporating impossible to use technology.

Sure it might look spectacular but when I can’t find the temperature control unit or get the TV to work – after 30 minutes of intense instruction reading, trial and error and room-tearing-apart – it doesn’t fill me with that warm and fuzzy feeling luxury hotels aim for.

CC attribution sammy0716 on Flickr

A true luxury hotel room should always offer the right balance of aesthetic appeal and functionality.

Posted by: Le Quaf
Posted in: Experience, Hotel, Travel, Trends,
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