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“Fantastic hotel in a beautiful setting”
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La Residence
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 September 2011

La Residence is one of the best, nicest hotels I have stayed in anywhere in the world. Our room and bath were huge and extremely well appointed. The food, both breakfast and dinner were excellent. The service was terrific. The only complaint is the fitness center. It is small, needs more equipment and was not heated making it unusable on a cold day.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 28 July 2011

Our four days at La Residence were the highlight of our South African vacation. This is the most stunning hotel, in the most stunning location one could find. The staff are excellent, very well trained and made us feel comfortable the entire stay. The hotel food is also excellent and we seldom wanted to leave the premises. Dinners are most enjoyable and well worth the reasonable expense. This hotel may appear to be expensive when reserving...but it is not. It is a great value given the location, premises, room quality and great service. We have traveled the world over and have not come across another hotel of this quality.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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MichelinMandy, Owner at La Residence, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2011

Dear Zimt,
Thank you very much for your lovely comments. Many thanks for supporting La Residence and The Royal Portfolio. We are so lucky to have the oppourtunity to showcase our property in Franschhoek. We must admit that dinners at La Residence are often over looked with all the big name restaurants in the town but we think they're very special and a must do experience while staying at the hotel. We are very happy you enjoyed your evening and your stay at La Residence and we thoroughly look forward to your return visit.
Best regards,
The La Residence Team

Franschhoek,
South Africa

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Reviewed 13 June 2011

The location, the decor the attentive staff, the wonderful food. Just cant say enough about what a great experience this was. We had the Blue Room and it was amazing! Our view of the pond with various birds coming and going was very special. We also spent a few hours at Le Petite Ferme and John's tour of his winery was quite special indeed. Hope to return to this part of the world one day.

  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 May 2011

I'd read all the reviews and all I can say is our expectations were EXCEEDED by La Residence and the amazing staff. We had room #3, which was an outside corner room that was simply beautiful--I will try to add photos later---but it's even better than it looks on line. The grounds are extraordinary, the main hall is amazing and the staff really made it even better. Not only did they anticipate our every need---but they went above and beyond in every aspect. We loved that they drove us into to town for dinner and picked us up--our room seems like it was cleaned constantly--laundry done regularly----wow. This is by far one of the nicest places we've ever stayed and I would NOT hesitate to recommend it to anyone.

Room Tip: We loved room #3--a corner room--on the outside
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  • Stayed: May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 March 2011

Attention to detail in the interior design, service and friendly atmosphere is amongst the best we have experienced. Food was exceptional and altogether provided a truly memorable experience.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Reviewed 21 February 2011

We would endorse every word of the other reviews. We have stayed in hotels all over the world and this tops them all. I could not believe that any hotel (that seems the wrong word) could be faultless, as the rankings on here suggested, but it is. Well done to the owners and the fantastic staff team - an amazing achievement. We will be back.

  • Stayed: February 2011
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Reviewed 17 February 2011

I agree with everything that has been written about La Residence. 5 stars are not enough to describe it - it is in a category all of its own!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about La Residence

Address: Elandskloof Private Road | Elandskloof Farm, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Spa Hotel in Franschhoek
#2 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#3 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#4 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
Price Range: £735 - £1,470 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — La Residence 5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Residence is in a class of its own. Located in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, where the exquisite vineyards and mountains form a picture perfect backdrop, La Residence provides a haven of luxurious accommodation, fine dining and an all-round sensory indulgence. ... more   less 
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