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Grande Roche Hotel

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Plantasie Street, Paarl 7646, South Africa
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Ranked #5 of 15 hotels in Paarl
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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thirsk
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

we stayed as part of a large party at the beginning of our stay in South Africa, we couldn't have been made to feel more welcome by the staff from reception to housekeeping and kitchen and restaurant staff were so friendly and went out of their way to make our stay such a huge success. Our duplex room was perfect... More

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Centurion, South Africa
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61 reviews 61 reviews
18 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Grande Roche Paarl had breathtaking views of both Paarl Rock mountains as well as Drakenstein. The rooms are furnished and equipped with state of the art luxury fittings. Quality bath robes, toiletries and lots of white fluffy towels await you in the suite. Plenty of storage place. Gardens and grounds are kept meticulous. All the staff members are highly trained.... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel as well as Bosman’s Restaurant. We were also delighted to hear about your appreciation of our Grounds, it is so rare that this is mentioned. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. We do... More

Somerset West, South Africa
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I took my wife, as a treat, to this Superior Hotel in Paarl. Absolutely wonderful stay. The fireplace was blazing away and the reception excellent. Personal care was number one. We were accompanied to our room which is exceptional great with television and en suite bathroom with a very big shower but no bath. Dinner was an exceptional five course... More

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

Dear Jan Steve, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel as well as Bosman’s Restaurant. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. We do hope you and your wife will be able to return in the future. We would definitely recommend coming in the... More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The staff were the nicest most helpful people I have come across for a long time . We were a large party and they could not do enough for us . Always smiling and went out of their way to help on anything we requested. Rooms are nice , go for the split level rooms , food is excellent .... More

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Dear Anthony, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel as well as Bosman’s Restaurant. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. We do hope you and your friends are able to return to us in near future. Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More

London, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
11 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I spent two nights at the Grand Roche while in Paarl recently - it was a truly lovely experience, with wonderful service and great food. The view from the porch over the mountains is truly spectacular. I stayed in an converted stable - the heated floor kept it warm even when it was cold outside. I enjoyed their room service... More

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

Dear Rachel, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel. We are glad to hear that you were able to keep warm, especially during a South African winter. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More

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

The 5 Star luxurious Grande Roche was my home away from home for 4 days, as a Mrs a South Africa 2014 Finalist when I attended the Lifestyle Challenge in June, and I loved every minute of my stay. Exquisite in its décor and design, a menu fit for a queen and staff who go out of their way to... More

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

Dear Valued Guest, 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 wish you the best for tomorrow evenings pageant. Kind regards, Anja Bosken General Manager More

Cape Town
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We spend one night and rate it as one of the finest 'boutique hotels' I have stayed in. The rooms ( 2 floor suite) was spacious, well furnished, excellent wifi connectivity and underfloor heating. What gives this hotel the leading edge is the personal service and small but welcomed gestures ( complimentary bottle of champagne), a filled bath and rose... More

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Dear Valued Guest, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel. We are so pleased that you enjoyed one of our Duplex Suites and we hope that you are able to return in the near future and experience it once again. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands... More

Gauteng, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My 3 night stay at Grande Roche Hotel on the foot of the Paarl Mountains was truly exquisite. Safe and Secure, The Staff was incredible, always available and genuinely pleasant. The Hospitality was warm and comfortable, they catered for every need and I particularly loved the breakfast buffet. There is pleanty of Private spaces to relax like example the Herb... More

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Dear Valued Guest, My team and I were delighted to read your review of the Grande Roche Hotel. It was also nice to hear how you appreciated our little herb Garden as well as our Breakfast. It is our passion to ensure that all guests leave the Winelands with happy memories. We do hope that you are able to visit... More

Southampton
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

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 July 9, 2014

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

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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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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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