Combining classic architecture with elegant and contemporary furnishings, the Protea Hotel Franschhoek is an appealing place to use as a base whilst exploring the Winelands. The thirty rooms are built on two stories overlooking a courtyard where the swimming pool is found. Colonnaded corridors are open to the courtyard, and a sweeping staircase leads up from the marbled reception area. Parts of the building date to the late 19th century and the more modern sections of the hotel have been built in a style sympathetic to this heritage. The price of the hotel is also attractive, making it one of the best-value hotels in Franschhoek.