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Grande Roche Hotel

#3 of 15 Hotels in Paarl
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Plantasie Street, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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50 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to treat my husbands parents to an overnight stay as it was his Moms birthday and at same time treated ourselves. This is a beautiful hotel with lots of history dating back to 1700's. It has breathtaking views of the Paarl mountains, vineyards and beautiful, well maintained gardens. Exceptional service from the staff !! Especially the Sat afternoon/evening... More 

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

Dear Linda, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Grande Roche Hotel. It is always lovely to receive some positive feedback from somebody who enjoyed their stay and appreciate the history of our property. It was lovely to celebrate the special occasion with you and your family. Thank you for bringing the slow service during... More 

Greater London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There are very few places that you can stay in that exudes such a sense of history as this hotel did for us. If you stay then you must get someone to show you round who knows the history and can tell you the stories as it makes Grande Roche more than just a hotel. In addition, dining in the... More 

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

Dear Amanda, Thank you for your very kind review of the Grande Roche Hotel. We are so glad that you enjoyed the walk through the grounds learning more of the Grande Roche Hotel History. We hope to welcome you and your family back again in the near future. Kind Regards Anja Bosken More 

Cape Town, South Africa
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff was great. The suite a complete disappointment. It had cold, tiled floors with non-functional underfloor heating, malfunctioning air conditioners and was ice cold through out our stay. (The underfloor heating tripped the power). The decor was generally tacky and old. This majestic property looks great on the outside but leaves a lot to be desired for on the... More 

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

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Grande Roche Hotel and bringing the problems with the heating in the room to our attention. We always appreciate guest bring this to our attention during their stay at the hotel in order for us to relocate them to a vacant room if possible and... More 

Cape Town
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162 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent one night at Grande Roche, I had read all the reviews and it seemed the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary. The staff are very hospitable, we were very spoiled by the Hotel, they gave us a bottle of champagne as well as a beautiful chocolate plate for the celebration. Our room was lovely and big and included... More 

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

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Grande Roche Hotel. We would like to congratulate you once again on your anniversary. I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and the dinner you enjoyed in the Bosman’s Restaurant. We have been experiencing problems with our fireplaces where they... More 

Randburg, South Africa
3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We visited the Grande Roche Hotel for an organised weekend away through Mediclinic. The facilities, service and food was amazing. Everyone was super friendly, very helpful and the room was absolutely gorgeous. The bed was turned down every night and the underfloor heating was very welcome in the cold winter evening. The food was 5 star and prepared to perfection.... More 

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

Dear Ilana, 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 back again soon. Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

We were so very excited to visit this hotel but so very disappointed in the end. The hotel needs a facelift. Rooms are shabby, furniture dated and finishes not great. Our underfloor heating was broken, aircon old and loud and garden not well kept. Value for money not there. Breakfast average - was not given an option of a hot... More 

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

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at the Grande Roche Hotel. Most of the buildings on the property are National Monuments and dates back to the early 1700's. We have chosen to decorate our rooms and communal areas with a classical touch to compliment the buildings filled with history. We appreciate when guest... More 

Columbia, Missouri
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30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I stayed four nights last week and was absolutely stunned by the beauty, convenience, ambiance, and especially the staff. To keep things short and concise, go to their Web site and cruise around. What you see cannot do the place justice. The suites are huge and sit right amidst vineyards. They have transformed one of the oldest buildings in Paarl... More 

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

Our Dear Valued Guest, My Team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche hotel. You have spoiled us with your kind words and we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind regards Anja Bosken More 

Paarl, South Africa
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10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

What a fantastic getaway! We were treated with respect and friendliness from all the staff. Our room were fantastic, the weather was not so good, but with a room like this, no problem! Very romantic. We had fantastic goodies in our room to enjoy. Our dinner was outstanding!! The food was picture beautiful and tasted like heaven. Paarl also has... More 

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

Dear Sonja, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel as well as Bosman’s Restaurant. We are so pleased that you had a memorable stay and could celebrate your special occasion. May we welcome you back again soon. Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More 

Gurgaon, India
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Beautiful hotel in paarl with nice views and good food. They have both old design rooms as well as modern ones. A small vineyard of their own as well. The dining area overlooks the plains in front and is very scenic during sunrise and sunset. We stayed in the cottages towards the back of the resort. Overall a cozy place... More 

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

Good Day, Thank you for taking the time to write a review of the Grande Roche Hotel. It is always good to receive some feedback from our guests. We hope to welcome you back to the Hotel again in the future. Kind regards Anja Bosken More 

Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

The Grand Roche Hotel, nestled in the Cape winelands about 40 minutes from Cape Town, is a stunningly pretty property, with a friendly staff. I spent one night there in May (and had spent 5 nights there a few years earlier). One of the best restaurants in the Cape, Noop,is just a couple of blocks away. Unfortunately, the "load shedding"... More 

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

Dear valued guest, Thank you for taking the time to review the Grande Roche Hotel. We do our best to stay ahead of the load shedding schedules that Eskom release, but unfortunately they do not always provide enough warning time in order for us to advise all of our guests ahead of time. Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More 

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