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Our Local is still Lekker 2010

Our fabulous Local is Lekker 2010 special is still running!

It is an absolute steal at R895 per person and it includes -

  • Bed and a delectable breakfast
  • R150 worth of Le Quartier Français currency to put towards one of our experiences; think a meal, a massage, a movie, a cooking class or some other magical element of our exceptional offering.

Escape to Franschhoek on that weekend break or, if you’re daring, mid-week escape … at R895 per person per night (with added extras) it is definitely the most delicious offer in the winelands!

To book call 021 876 2151 or email us: res@lqf.co.za



Virtuoso Best of the Best Hotelier of the Year Award

Each year the Virtuoso travel advisors use their firsthand industry experience to select their Best of the Best award winners. Just to be nominated, for a Virtuoso Best of the Best award, is considered a huge honour.

This year Nigel Pace from the Cape Grace – one of our favourite Cape Town hotels – has been nominated for a Best of the Best Hotelier of the Year Award.

Nigel wholeheartedly deserves this nomination and we’ll be holding thumbs for him, on the 18th of August, when the 2010 Best of the Best Award winners are announced!

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You Deserve a Break …

Luckily we are still running our 2010 Local is Lekker R895 per person special. It’s a spectacular offer and it includes:

Our delectable breakfast (we’re you’ll have a chance to meet our world famous sticky bun)
R150 worth of Le Quartier Français money to spend on one of our experiences. It could be a massage, it could be a meal in iCi or it could be Margot’s new Surprise Menu in The Tasting Room.

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What are you waiting for? Phone us on 021 876 2151 to book right now!

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And the winner of the Le Quartier Français Affair is …

Antoinette Watkins. Congratulations!

photo CC attribution: candiceharper on Flickr

The draw took place last Friday and Antoinette walked off with a night – for two – at Le Quartier Francais. Included in Antoinette’s 2010 Le Quartier Français Affair prize is a couples massage, R150 worth of Le Quartier Français of currency (per person) and an exceptional Le Quartier Français breakfast.

If you’re not Antoinette Watkins and you still want to feel like a winner why not try our R895 per person Local is Lekker special?


Daf running Comrades for Mrs. Ndaba Friday

Daf, a friend of mine from Harvard, is running the Comrades Marathon this Sunday. As he runs he’ll be raising funds for Mrs. Ndaba. How Fantastic?

If you’d like to track Daf’s progress, during the 2010 Comrades Marathon, check out our Facebook Fan Page where we’ll be posting regular updates.

Thanks Daf, this is a truly amazing gesture. Good luck from everyone here at Le Quartier Français!

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What should top hotels realistically expect guests to pay for?

I recently read a short article – you’ll find it here – and it got me thinking.

As hoteliers I believe that we often forget what is really important and what adds real value to a guest’s experience. Somehow, and I think this happens in all industries (not just tourism), we believe that in the hallowed-halls of our own establishments the things that irritate us – when we are paying customers elsewhere – don’t apply.

When I’m a guest there are a few specific things that don’t work for me and I’ve worked hard to ensure that Le Quartier Français guests never have to experience them. Because, apart from the fact that they irritate me, I think that they have the ability to ruin a premium hotel experience.

I’m very interested to find out what your pet hotel peeves are? What has the ability to ruin your entire stay at a luxury establishment?

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Local is Lekker: 2010 Le Quartier Français Accommodation Special

Stay at Le Quartier Français between the 3rd of May 2010 and the 31st of August 2010 for just R895pp*.

Each person will also get an additional R150 worth of Le Quartier Français Currency to spend – during their stay – in iCi, The Tasting Room, The Treatment Room, The Screening Room and Bread & Wine**.

To book call 021-876 2151 Ext: 341 or email: res@lqf.co.za

* This rate includes bed & a scrumptious breakfast.

**This offer is subject to availability and terms and conditions apply.


Literary Festival Reminder

Only two weeks left until the 2010 Franschhoek Literary Festival kicks off.

If you haven’t had a chance to check out the authors who are attending you’ll find the FLF 2010 programme here.

If you are planning on coming to the 2010 Literary Festival why not book into Le Quartier Français and make use of our excellent Literary Festival package. We’ve packed it full of extra goodies, including a selection of books from the authors who will be staying with us over the literary festival.

For more information, or to book, call us on (021) 876 2151 or email us at res@lqf.co.za.

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Le Quartier Français Packages – Book Now!

2010 certainly began with a bang. It’s hard to believe that we’re already in the third month of the year. The Christmas and New Year break are now a distant memory, the Soccer World Cup is around the corner and the end of Summer is rapidly approaching.

At Le Quartier Français we know that it’s been three long months since your last real break and we think it’s time you recharged your soul on a mini-break. Pick from our selection of fantastic packages (the stay for 4 pay for 3 is always popular) and book yourself and a loved one, or friend, in for a night or four.

We suggest checking out Franschhoek during the lesser-known months of April and May, it really is spectacular over this time. It’s not too hot, the wind is minimal and it’s far less frantic than during January and February. Plus restaurant bookings are far easier to come by!

To view the various Le Quartier Français packages please visit our website. To book call us on +27218762151. See you soon!


Travel & Leisure 2010 World’s Best Survey

If you’ve been meaning to, but haven’t yet had the chance, please pop on over to the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Awards to vote for Le Quartier Français. Voting closes at 11:59 ET on the 31st of March 2010, so there is still time.

If you’ve already voted but feel so strongly about us appearing in the World’s Best please feel free to vote again.

If you need a little motivation … Travel & Leisure are running their own competition that sees one lucky voter winning a dream trip worth $10 000,00. If that’s not enough incentive to vote I don’t know what is!

Remember, you can’t win if you don’t enter.

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