Having spent my last two days at La Residence at the end of my trip to the Cape, I can't overstate how wonderful this place is. Unusually for me I did not feel like visiting the surrounding area, and wine farms as it was heaven just to relax there. Nonetheless this is one of the most scenic wine areas in the Cape.
Beautifully appointed, in a superb location, with stunning views, I thought it redefines the concept of luxury hotels. And simply because it feels like staying in a wonderful private house. The attention to detail is superb. The staff are really wonderful, very professional and a happy crew.
And dining is heaven, more akin to dining in a private house run by a hostess who has thought of every comfort, than a hotel. Therein lies the magic. Simply choices, but everything was delicious and extremely well made, the most delicious and interesting wine chosen to compliment the menu matched as you might expect by a clever sommelier. They must have some of the best chefs in South Africa. Or chef, not sure how many there are.
There are only 11 rooms. I was in the Armani Suite. My goodness, what a huge bathroom with amazing views across the lake with the mountains in the distance. And what a lovely bedroom.
I've never written a review on here before, but the whole experience was simply charming, and I highly recommend a visit. Its also terrible discreet, only guests can dine here for example.
Hope this review is helpful to you, fellow travelers.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- La Residence Franschhoek