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Address: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 21 876 3000
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Beautiful but disgraceful

Stunning setting, stunning property. Perfect if you want a peaceful, romantic stay in what can only be described as South Africa's most beautiful village - Franschoek. Disgraceful... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Surfers Paradise, Australia

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Hoddesdon, United Kingdom
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339 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 301 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

This is not a straightforward review There is two on site restaurants, wine tasting and then there's the hotel - so we should really have four different options rather than the one that we have here. 1) Miko was closed on the Sunday when we arrived, but doubles as the breakfast room for the hotel and the standard of food... More 

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Stunning setting, stunning property. Perfect if you want a peaceful, romantic stay in what can only be described as South Africa's most beautiful village - Franschoek. Disgraceful in that we were essentially not able to taste the majority of the wines on the tasting notes. wasn't a money thing, they just didn't have them to try. As a Platinum member... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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171 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Wonderful place. Super interior, nice outdoor seating. Super service.Good reds and whites. You can even play boules outside.

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

After staying twice at Kasbah Tamadot we were looking forward to our stay this evening!very disappointed x no return x crap x no staff x terrible

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Hi Catherine, Once again I’d like to offer my apologies, I was very sorry to hear of your disappointment during your stay. I really hope that we managed to turn it around for you and that you will come back to visit us in the future for a stay that you can remember for all the right reasons. Should you... More 

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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170 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

This place is in a great setting, along a dirt road. We visited in the middle of the day and the staff seemed to be focussed on being ready for the lunch service. The wines were good. It just needed more effort when there are so many good wineries around.

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VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Mont Rochelle, I’m glad that you had the opportunity to visit us and enjoy the views and wine. I’m sorry that you felt that our staff were focused on lunch service, I've passed on this feedback and it has certainly been taken on board. I hope to be able to welcome you... More 

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22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We went to Mont Rochelle for a wine tasting and little did we know we'd get an all round experience. We were absolutely charmed by the passionate explanations, the wonderful staff, and the absolutely superb quality of the food. I highly recommend the cheese platter and chutneys to go with the wines or as a starter, they are just great.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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139 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We arrived on horseback in need of some wine and a soft seat, which there was plenty of, the wine I mean. I might have been hot and tired from the ride but I don't recall anyone telling us that Mont Rochelle was owned by Richard Branson? (Saw it in the glasses and googled it). The lady was not the... More 

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Berkshire
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Just opened- and Mr Branson's latest acquisition. You can stay at hotel and go to dinner at Indochine restaurant- or just visit and go for a wine tasting and casual lunch. Superb views across the valley and great friendly service.

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Johannesburg
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Really slow service at wine tasting and uninformed staff. Not what we expected from Richard Branson. The farm has such a rich heritage but we were super disappointed in the atmosphere, service and staff. The wine was also below average compared to what we expected. Pricing cheap and quality too.

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Ireland, Indiana
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106 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Gem of a place to stay, recently refurbished, excellent service and good food. Mini bar provides all your needs with welcome No Charge! A first

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