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Grande Roche Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plantasie Street, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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Ranked #6 of 15 hotels in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Southampton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is really difficult to find anything to fault with La Grande Roche (although the front of house staff are a little pretentious and up themselves!). The rooms / suites are amongst the best I've stayed in and the grounds in which they sit are exquisite! And then of course there's the restaurant! Bosman's!! There's a separate review for this,... More

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Grande Roche Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Gerry, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. Our apologies that you think our staff was not living up to their standards, we will definitely look into this. We hope that when the exchange rate is... More

Fribourg, Fribourg, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spending some days with my father in Paarl in the Grande Roche Hotel was really a perfect experience. Thank you to the very attentive and nice service people. The thing that should be solved is the recurrent internet problems that we encounter in the room (but not in the Lobby). As summary, I do strongly recommend this Hotel with probably... More

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Grande Roche Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Emmanuel, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. Thank you for advising us regarding the trouble you experienced with our internet, we will have someone take a look at this. We do hope that we will... More

County Leitrim, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed in this gem of a hotel with relations from Australia last April and from the minute I arrived to the minute I left just loved it and booking to go back again next April. The service was the best I have experienced in any hotel and believe me I have stayed in quite a few hotels over the years... More

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Grande Roche Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Martin, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel, as well as that you will be returning to us next April. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. We look forward to welcoming you back. Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More

Camberley, United Kingdom
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a great place to spend a night. Lovely old fashioned hotel in Paarl. Great breakfast on the terrace with the most amazing views. Excellent base for wine tasting! Our room was fantastic. Staff were great

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Dear Malcolm, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. We hope to welcome you and your partner back to the Estate one day soon. Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More

Johannesburg, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having spent 4 days at this amazing hotel I have nothing but praise for the excellent service, friendly staff, amazing facilities and absolute 5* experience. Definitely worth another visit. Thank-you for everything!

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Grande Roche Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cathy My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. We hope that you are able to return again one day soon with your husband and two beautiful sons. Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More

Gauteng
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Grand Roche in Paarl. What a phenomenal hotel with added luxuries, such as heated towel rails, under floor heating, a rose & chocolate on the bed at night during turndown as well as exceptionally friendly staff, which made our stay ever more enjoyable. The setting is breath-taking! All the rooms/suites are... More

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Dear Melissa, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel. We are so pleased that you were able to experience the luxuries we have to offer as well as the warmth of our friendly staff. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. We hope to... More

Mossel Bay, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

'5 Star' it is the little things that made the visit special. I loved the unpretentiousness, the friendly staff always ready with a smile, and the heated floors on a cold winters night. As for breakfast? What a fabulous dilemma: oysters and champagne or Nutella pancakes? Ah yes, I for one can't wait to return.

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Dear Candi Fehrsen My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. We do hope that you will be able to visit us again soon and experience what Grande Roche has to offer. Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More

Paarl, South Africa
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am very disappointed in the service and quality of this ''5 star" Hotel! Since when are hotels serving house sparkling wine without a label after they told you it is a Laborie product. Food also not 5 star! Staff needs training!

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Pretoria, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

We got married last weekend at the Grande Roche hotel. The setting was magnificent, the gardens immaculate and our accommodation superb. We were upgraded to a suite which we were not charged for as a wedding gift. All our expectations were exceeded by a mile, taking into account that all arrangements were made via telephone and email. The management and... More

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Dear KobieMarie My team and I were delighted to read your review of your wedding at the Grande Roche Hotel. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories and on your wedding day that is the most important memory of all. We wish you both a lifetime of happiness and we hope that... More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stopped at the end of our 3 week SA trip and were rewarded with the perfect hotel to relax and be pampered before returning to reality.The suite, coach house, was everything you would expect from a 5 star hotel, and every appliance worked. Dining at Bosnanns was one of the highlights of our trip, the cuisine is exquisite a... More

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AnjaBoskenGM, General Manager at Grande Roche Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Bob and Regina We were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel. It was so wonderful to hear that you had a wonderful experience in the Hotel as well as the restaurant. We hope that you are able to visit us again soon in the near future. Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More

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Address: Plantasie Street, Paarl 7646, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Paarl
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Grande Roche Hotel 5*
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Amenities

Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style
#3 Luxury Hotel in Paarl #5 Romantic Hotel in Paarl
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Grande Roche, celebrated international hotel, famous for its exquisite location in the heart of the beautiful Cape Winelands as well as for its luxurious, cosmopolitan accommodation, award-winning cuisine and matchless service and hospitality. The immaculately restored Cape Dutch homestead at Grande Roche dates back to the 18th century, and offers guests a variety of sumptuous accommodation which include 28 luxury suites. The Vineyard Venue with an open-air amphitheatre sits on the upper slopes of the estates, in the midst of vineyards and plum orchards, with a backdrop of Paarl Rock. Whether it's an international conference, a board meeting, cutting-edge product launch or high-profile company summit, Grande Roche will take care of your needs... we know it is the little details that matter. ... more   less 
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