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Mont Rochelle

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Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly La Couronne Hotel)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

What a wonderful Hotel and all the staff were just amazing, our room was lovely and modern with a huge on suite bathroom and a small outside patio. The gardens and vineyards are just beautiful and well maintained, the views of the mountain range and over Franschhoek are spectacular. Both restaurants were magnificent but our favourite was definitely the main... More 

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

Dear Gordonon1, I’m so glad that you chose to stay with us whilst visiting Franschhoek for the Literary Festival. We are delighted to hear that we ticked so many boxes and that you would highly recommend us to other tourists visiting the area, thank you. We hope to welcome you back again for the Literary Festival next year! Kind Regards,... More 

Cambridge
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65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A one night stay after a winelands tour. It was extremely quiet and felt like a ghost town. An impressive enough looking venue but lacked atmosphere. The staff worked hard to be friendly but it was all a little distant. The worst part was that our well appointed room smelt strongly of damp and there was consequently a musty atmosphere... More 

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

Dear scoobyCambridge, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback following your recent stay at Mont Rochelle. Whilst I’m glad that you think we are an impressive looking venue, I was disappointed to hear that you felt we fell short in other areas and I would like to apologise for that. We take all guest feedback very seriously... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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202 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

Surrounded by the mountains with the smells and sound of the farms. Gorgeous room with an open plan bathroom. Room amenities are top notch with smart tv and awesome temperature control. Stunning Africology toiletries to use. The breakfast was just as good with a hot menu on order. The eggs benedict was world class.

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

Dear Knoesenm, We count ourselves extremely lucky to be able to take in the stunning views that we are surrounded by each day and I’m so glad that you had the chance to enjoy them. Thank you so much for your lovely comments, the Africology products are a personal favourite of mine, I love the natural ingredients and how eco-friendly... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We did not stay at the hotel but managed a afternoon sundowner followed 5 days later by a evening meal. The location is to die for and the attention to detail of the staff was impeccable. So friendly and knowledgeable about the food and drink. Hotel has just been upgraded with Richard Branson now being the owner, and the service... More 

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

Dear Malcolm D, You certainly know how to make our restaurant team smile! Thank you so much for your fantastic comments about Mont Rochelle, we do hope that you can stay with us next time. Kind Regards, Dalené Claassens Estate Manager Dalene.Claassens@montrochelle.virgin.com More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 via mobile

we had only one night booked here as part of our road trip along the Cape. What a mistake! From the greeting as we arrived to the wave as we left it was perfect. We had a 'shiraz' room, lovely decor, comfy bed and great views. Breakfast was delightful - the best egg florentine in a long time. We ended... More 

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

Dear JoanneM, Thank you for posting such lovely feedback following your recent visit to Mont Rochelle. I have shared your comments with the entire team including Peter and he was delighted to hear that he helped make your visit enjoyable. I hope that you will come back to visit us for longer than one night next time! Kind Regards, Dalené... More 

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

The Mont Rochelle resort was the second stop on our magnificent honeymoon in South Africa. Seven months on, my wife and I still have some amazing memories of our time there and thought it about time we wrote a review! We arrived soon after renovations were completed at the beginning of the Southern Hemisphere spring and were treated like honoured... More 

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

Dear LeMush, What an amazing review to receive. Thank you so much for sharing such lovely comments about Mont Rochelle and our staff. It’s always a pleasure to read our guests positive feedback. You will be happy to know that the swimming pool area is now complete and the wine cellar is open! I do hope we will get the... More 

London, England
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We didn't realise that the hotel had recently been taken over by Richard Branson. Presumably why all was newly and expensively refurbished - in the best possible taste! Our "Cabernet Room" was fantastic, with giant bed looking straight out towards breathtaking views of the mountains - unforgettable. I don't think I've ever known a better designed bedroom. If you get... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at Mont Rochelle on the first stage of our trip to South Africa, celebrating our Silver and Golden wedding anniversaries. It is a beautiful place. The staff were very friendly, the rooms were lovely, and the atmosphere was very relaxing. In fact, unusually for us, we relaxed in to our holiday the moment we arrived. The food was... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

We booked before the hotel had been taken over - I'm not sure we would have booked otherwise. I have no experience of Virgin but I would have thought it couldn't have a boutique feel to it. It does!! Imagine being able to stay a couple of days in Richard Brandson's personal wine estate country house - this is the... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Spent three days at Mont Rochelle and can only say I wish we'd had longer. The surroundings are absolutely amazing and think we spent most of our day just looking at the views! On arrival we were met by the duty manager - Peter! What an amazing guy he was. Made us feel so welcome during our stay and was... More 

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