I booked 2 nights at the end of our holiday having read the reviews on TripAdvisor. The Mont Rochelle certainly has the most spectacular setting - truly beautiful. However, there are literally hundreds of beautiful B&Bs and small hotels in Franschhoek and the Mont Rochelle unfortunately does not live up to expectation.
The staff on the whole were friendly, but not proactive as we had experienced in other hotels. Service was unbelievably slow (40 mins for a beer by the pool and the waiter was quite rude when we said we didn't want it anymore), breakfast wasn't laid out when we went down at 7.30 (it starts at 7am) so we had to find our own cutlery etc, no refill of coffee...
All in all, pretty place but not 5 star standard. Didn't compare with Steenberg in Constantia.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mont Rochelle Franschhoek
- Hotel Mont Rochelle