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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
  • 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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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived here in rain last night, now sitting in one of the many elegant but welcoming lounges after a good breakfast. Service has been outstanding, excellent food at The Country Kitchen last night and the room has all the creative and thoughtful touches that go with anything Branson does. Walked around some of the grounds which are being upgraded and... More 

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Cape Tpwn
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have just spent a wonderful weekend at this gorgeous hotel! We were blown away by where it is situated, right up on the hill top with the most incredible views of franschhoek and the surrounding mountains. Totally breathtaking. The hotel has been so tastefully decorated It has everything you need. From beautiful lawns with games on like; croquet, boulles,... More 

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

Dear Daniela_Rau, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Mont Rochelle. It was extremely rewarding for myself and the rest of the team to read your fantastic comments and I’m so glad that you had such an enjoyable stay. It’s great to hear that you took advantage of our food and beverage offerings, after all holidays are... More 

Mersea Island, United Kingdom
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40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to have a beautiful room with excellent views. This was the end of our holiday in South Africa so we were very sad to leave, particularly as the staff made us so very welcome. The eggs Benedict has to be the best ever!

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

Dear Linda R, Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Mont Rochelle. I’m so glad you had such an enjoyable stay, I will pass on your kind comments to our staff and Head Chef! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Dalené Claassens Estate Manager Dalene.Claassens@montrochelle.virgin.com More 

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here after being married in the Seychelles, we stayed 4 nights and we booked the pool villa. It truly was an incredible stay, the food, styling, service we thought couldn't be faulted. The vineyard stunning, wine tasting amazing and the cafe simply gorgeous. We ventured out most nights as the hotel is a short walk from the town centre.... More 

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

Dear SarahT, Let me start by saying congratulations on your wedding; it’s always wonderful to hear when guests have celebrated a special occasion with us. Thank you for your fantastic review of Mont Rochelle, we were delighted to hear that you felt that your stay couldn’t be faulted. We hope to welcome you back again soon, perhaps for an anniversary?!... More 

Dubai
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73 reviews
56 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a lovely hotel, positioned on an estate in a beautiful position overlooking the lovely town of Franschoek. We recently spent 5 lovely nights here, in their off season and enjoyed every minute of it. We had booked a suite which was very big, an entrance area with coffee and tea making facilities and a mini bar which was all... More 

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

Dear FordaleDoha, Thank you so much for taking the time to review Mont Rochelle. It was extremely rewarding for myself and the rest of the team to read your fantastic comments and I’m so glad that you had such an enjoyable stay. It’s great to hear that you took advantage of our restaurants, you aren’t the only ones who choose... More 

Knysna, Western Cape, South Africa
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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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66 reviews
26 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 80 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 13 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 

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