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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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Pretoria, South Africa
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30 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Rooms a pleasure with a wonderful view of the valley spreading out in front of you. Staff very helpful and friendly. Thanks Lizel for going the extra mile! The restaurant view is beautiful! The food overall good. We tried to get a couples massage but over weekends the spa has only one masseuse. What a pity. The wi-fi works well,... More 

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a very special stay, it was beautiful, peaceful and felt like home. Peter was wonderful and added to the attention to detail. We had a lovely room opening up onto the garden and a beautiful view of the mountains in the morning. We will be back soon. Recommended !!

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27 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After visiting the Chicago virgin hotel we were pleasantly surprised to hear of one in our back yard. We love to get away for a few days during the week and we had a restful, peaceful and wonderful time. We didn't leave the farm, just relaxed. We had a room leading onto the garden and woke in the morning to... More 

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

The best hotel in Franschoek without a doubt. A cut above the rest. The interior decor is magnificent; the service; the views; the spa; the complimentary drinks and attention to detail is all superb. The hotel is neither too big or too small- it is cosy but not too familial. It was simply stunning.

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

Dear Janda M, Wow – thank you so much for your incredible comments about Mont Rochelle. We’re so glad that you enjoyed all elements of your stay and hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Dalené Claassens Estate Manager Dalene.Claassens@montrochelle.virgin.com More 

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

Mont Rochelle situated in a very picturesque Franschoek.Gorgeous views, mountains, vine valey, everything is breathing with splendor.If you are looking for location to say "I do!" - this is the place! Fantastic restaurant, luxurious interior, fine dining.For cigar-smokers and whisky lovers - special bar with great view and fire-place.

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

Dear Kras0tka, Thank you so much for sharing your lovely comments about Mont Rochelle. It’s always a pleasure to read our guests positive feedback and we certainly agree that it’s a fantastic place to pop the question! We hope to welcome you back again soon. Kind Regards, Dalené Claassens Estate Manager Dalene.Claassens@montrochelle.virgin.com More 

London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've just returned from a 2 night stay at Mont Rochelle and it wasn't enough. An idyllic and peaceful setting, yet close to Franschhoek town centre made this a perfect venue. Combine that with great restaurants, friendly staff, comfortable rooms and a working winery and you have the ideal location! Keep up the good work Richard Branson - we will... More 

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

Dear Markmonaghan, Thank you so much for your glowing review of Mont Rochelle. We were delighted to read your fantastic comments and hope that you can come for longer next time! Kind Regards, Dalené Claassens Estate Manager Dalene.Claassens@montrochelle.virgin.com More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 nights at this beautiful hotel, arriving on a beautiful sunny day over the Franschhoek Pass. The hotel is set in a wonderful elevated position, giving superb views of Franschhoek and the mountains. Breakfast on the terrace with wispy clouds trailing over the mountains was beautiful. We had lunch and dinner at the hotel in the Miko Restaurant.... More 

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

Dear JMJ6, Thank you so much for such a wonderful review. I’m delighted to hear that you enjoyed the stunning views, food and service. Nothing quite beats breakfast on the terrace looking out over the winelands – we count ourselves very lucky to be able to take in these views each day. We look forward to welcoming you back again... More 

Cape Town Central, South Africa
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

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

Dear JennyCro, Thank you for taking the time to review Mont Rochelle, I’m delighted to hear that you felt the service you received was outstanding. Sorry to hear that it rained on your arrival however it seems that it was a perfect excuse to cosy up and indulge in our cuisine and wine! I hope the rest of your stay... More 

Cape Tpwn
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

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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46 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

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 

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