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La Residence

5.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Elandskloof Private Road | Elandskloof Farm, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Ranked #2 of 10 hotels in Franschhoek
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We recently returned back to New York after spending 2 weeks in South Africa on our honeymoon. I googled "African Safaris" and after doing much research, landed on Shannon Bishop and African Safari Home as my booking agent. We had a fantastic stay at La Residence and did not want to leave. Room 11 was truly incredible, and the food... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were greeted by a welcome group at the entrance of the hotel. A glass of rose bubbles and a small bouquet of freshly cut flowers. We were then shown to our suite No 7 which the main colour is red (my favourite colour). You have your own private sunbathing area with table chairs, sofa and sun lounger. We had... More

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Haslemere, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

It was a fabulous experience. An extraordinary place.. truely special. Amazing service, nothing was too much trouble. The food & wine was A1. I would recommend The Residence to anyone who wishes to be spoilt.

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Evanston, Illinois
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

What a wonderfully relaxing experience! The views from the rooms and from the grounds are spectacular. The food and wines were fantastic. The server who helped us at our dinners had a great knowledge of South African wines and paired everything we ordered with ease. Every pairing was better than the last. Everyone on the staff was so considerate and... More

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Wyoming, Ohio
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Love the magnificent rooms and views! The Elton room was beyond all others. The service is fantastic! We enjoyed the food, the wine, the pool, getting laundry done, fruit, mini bar etc... All the little things that make a big difference when traveling.

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Stockholm, Sweden
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91 reviews 91 reviews
34 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

The service was immaculate, even though they actually did mess some things up with our reservations and our itinerary, they actually managed to save the various situations in such ways that I don’t even want to mention the details of the slip ups at all. Instead I want to take the time in this review to honor the way we... More

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Alexandria, Virginia
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We have been fortunate enough to stay at some of the top hotels in the US, but not one of them measures up to this gem! Big thanks to our travel agent for booking us at this amazing place - we checked in and felt like we were royalty. The chef prepared an amazing lunch - with fresh fish and... More

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Pietermaritzburg, South Africa
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34 reviews 34 reviews
34 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

I recommend a week’s personal retreat at La Residence Villas in Franschhoek. A row of stylish garden suites, the magical healing formula of these villas is a holistic combination of dramatic views, glamorous décor, clever design and impeccable service. Create your own unique package, choosing from a lengthy menu of treatments, including idle flotation in blue-grey swimming pools, massages and... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

Above the Franchhoek village is the most marvelous secluded hotel, Visitors to the western Cape must believe that it is truly heavenly to stay in such a secluded location, As you drive up to the hotel you will see baby springbok, and Shetland ponies. The hotel looks like a grand hacienda, inside it is opulent with open beams creating an... More

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9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a very small hotel. So if the air conditioning stops working or the hot water packs up (as ours did) there’s no prospect of moving rooms – you wait until it’s mended. But that’s not a problem because this establishment runs like clockwork and before you can order another gin and tonic (most drinks are included in the... More

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Also Known As:
La Residence Hotel
La Residence Franschhoek
Address: Elandskloof Private Road | Elandskloof Farm, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
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Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
#2 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — La Residence 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Residence is in a class of its own. Located in the beautiful Franschhoek valley, where the exquisite vineyards and mountains form a picture perfect backdrop, La Residence provides a haven of luxurious accommodation, fine dining and an all-round sensory indulgence. ... more   less 
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