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Mont Rochelle
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
Certificate of Excellence
Dublin
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Fabulous!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2012

Unfortunately we were only here for 2 nights, we could have spent the whole holiday here! From the minute we entered the hotel we were spoiled! Luckily our visit coincided with a Veuve Cliqueot event at the hotel! Fine food paired with champagne! Fabulous! The breakfast choice was impressive, with a good range for all dietary requirements. The staff were all fantastic / (awesome!), and so quick to meet all your needs! Amazing room with gorgeous views, very spacious and all amenities.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2012

What a fabulous place - from the minute we stepped into the gorgeous bar until we reluctantly left 3 days later we enjoyed every minute. The setting is stunning; the staff are awesome and the hotel is truly amazing. The breakfasts were lovely; from the Buck's Fizz through the Eggs Benedict to the home made breads and jams we loved it. We ate in the Mange Tout once and it could give any Michelin starred restaurant a run for its money. The smoked tomato soup was superb and the mains divine. The Country Kitchen was closed for a function but we went into Franschhoek to eat and were not disappointed. Pieter the head waiter was 'awesome' and made breakfast such fun - wish we had waiters like him in England. Spa treatments were great and we had the steam room and jacuzzi all to ourselves.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2012

Our son and his family had stayed here before and recommended it. They were right to do so. It was pure indulgence. From the moment we were met at the front entrance and given the guided tour we were looked after immaculately in elegant, luxurious surroundings. Our room was spacious and light with great facilities and lovely view. The immediate grounds just melt into the wider countryside offering a vista to dream of.
The excellent breakfasts were matched by the dinners in the Mange Tout restaurant. While everyone was so friendly and helpful, we would particularly pay tribute to the breakfast team who were a delight.
We only had two nights here and wished for more.
Franschhoek has a lovely small village atmosphere very reminiscent of an English village in many ways, in stunning suroundings. Book a lunch at the Petite Ferme just across the valley if you have the time, you will not regret it. Do the wine tour and tasting and maybe a light lunch in the associated bistro style eatery as well.
5* in all respects.
We visited Stellenbosch. It is a small university town that many people stay at when visiting the region. It is busier and has more in the way of nightlife for those who wish it, but we much preferred the delights of the Mon Rochelle and Franschhoek.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

What a gorgeous hotel and vineyard Mont Rochelle is. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay. From the room service, spa treatments, wine tasting and amazing food in Mange Tout for breakfast and dinner, we were well and truly spoilt on our honeymoon, with a few extra special touches thrown in too.

We had a great time.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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197 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2012

We stayed here for one night on our way through, it was not a busy at the time but we had an excellent time. We stayed in one of the suits which were great rooms with an excellent view. The food in the restaurants was great and excellent value for money. We tried the wine tasting which was something we had not done before. The only thing we could find error in was the spa area the sauna etc were a bit cold but would go back if we were in the area

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Little Hallingbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2012 via mobile

Stop no. 2 on our honeymoon and I have to say it's one of nicest places I've stayed. I'm ashamed to say I knew nothing about Mont Rochelle before my arrival so it was a very nice surprise. Lovely setting and grounds, food was absolutely flawless (hats off o he chef!), great service as well. My wife is vegetarian and the staff were more than happy to cater for her needs, beats he usual odd look and a response of "we can do you risotto". Wine tasting was great and they also opened he cellar despite us arriving after the last tour had finished.

Breakfast was superb, the biggest selection I've seen. Hot breakfast from the menu was outstanding.

5 min drive to the town - which is lovely. If you visit the Winelands you must stay here!

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2012

Lunch on the terrace is a wonderful experience. Great service and a great menu. Two days a week be entertained by the resident pianist in a panoramic dining room with wonderful fittings and chandeliers. Food is excellent. We will be going again in Dec to one of our favourite places.. Don't miss.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Mont Rochelle

Property: Mont Rochelle
Address: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly La Couronne Hotel)
Region: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#6 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#7 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:5 star — Mont Rochelle 5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson's stunning 22-bedroom hotel and vineyard just under an hour's drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa. Having undergone an extensive refurbishment, Mont Rochelle now boasts a brand new spa with a Hammam, a heated pool, 22 beautifully refurbished bedrooms and two new restaurants. ... more   less 
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