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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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Restrictions related to your trip

South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19. Find out more

  • Wonderful stay here, well looked after and a friendly welcome. Loved breakfast!! Very…Mar 18, 2020
  • We stayed here for 3 nights 17-19 March. It was amazing. Our host kept us smiling with…Mar 16, 2020

Residence Vive La Vie

from €104
  • 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) - 58 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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • South Africa may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
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.

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 onsite self parking

  • Onsite parking limited

  • Free offsite parking nearby

  • Street parking available

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
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • 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

Special features


Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include deep-tissue massages, hot stone massages, sports massages, and Swedish massages. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy, Ayurvedic, and reflexology.

Residence Vive La Vie’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

    This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

    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 requires staff to 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 - 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. The dining venue will be unavailable from December 1 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Col'Caccio Pizzeria (10-min walk), Le Bon Vivant (11-min walk), and The French Connection Bistro (11-min walk).
    • 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.
    • What is there to do at Residence Vive La Vie and nearby?
      Have fun with nearby activities like cycling and hiking. Enjoy amenities like a seasonal outdoor pool, spa services, and a garden.

    Recent reviews

    Exceptional 9.4 From 75 reviews

    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
    Exceptional 10.0
    Great location, lovely staff and superb breakfasts. Beautiful gardens with refreshing lap pool. Set in a quiet side street. Only 5 mins stroll into the centre. Comfy bed and nicely decorated room. Only negative was our bathroom was quite dated but we were told this was all going to be upgraded over the winter and we saw some of the other room’s bathrooms which were really nice.
    gb2 night trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Cute bnb close to town. Great welcome from Marius. Very good breakfast and friendly service from Angel.
    us1 night trip with friends
    Good 6.0
    There didn’t seem to be any physical security apart from a single door lock and there were no staff on site all night. Most of the property looked tired and the pool wasn’t clean. There were broken tiles around the pool. Our room was next to a water pump that kept going off. Location was good.
    gb1 night romance 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
    This was my second time at this wonderful hotel. Could not ask for better quality and location.
    au3 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
    Exceptional 10.0
    Short and safe walk to town. Good restaurants. Staff very helpful.
    gb3 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Absolutely gem of a find! Great location - 10 mins walk into centre of Franschhoek, gorgeous facilities - large suite style room with great en-suite (both shower and separate bath were plus for us golfers!), loads of space and beautifully clean! Bed was king size - and very comfy. Beautiful breakfast served in almost afternoon tea style with platter of continental offerings prior to cooked to order hot food. Special mention to the staff - Ellen was amazingly helpful and after local restaurant recommendation offered to phone up and book us table so we were guaranteed a table with view of sunset. If you are staying in the area, I would compel you to book here as I can’t see how anything else would be better. We hope to be back at some point on our next visit to South Africa
    gb2 night romance trip
    Exceptional 10.0
    Very nice and quiet property. Spacious and clean rooms. Very friendly staff, will recommend it.
    Ivan, us2 night family trip

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