This review is a little overdue - we stayed at Mont Rochelle back in July, but I just never got around to writing the review. We stayed at three other hotels while we were in South Africa and unfortunately this was our least favorite of the trip.
I will start off by saying that we stayed there during the winter season, and the hotel felt nearly deserted. This wasn't necessarily a bad thing, but it did make the place seem a little eerie at times. Also - not sure if he was the manager, but there was a gentleman who checked us in and was otherwise generally responsible for taking care of hotel guests. There was something off about him, and he constantly tried to push us to have dinner at the hotel which I found to be very annoying and unprofessional.
My biggest problem was the room. It seemed like a generic and somewhat dated hotel room. For the price, I was expecting more. Aside from the view, there was just nothing special about it.
I will say, however, that the complimentary breakfast was very enjoyable. Also, it was nice to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine during the check-in process, which takes place in front of a cozy fire. Other than these two perks, I found our overall experience to be quite average.
Franschhoek is a beautiful town and we had a great time wine tasting, eating, and taking in the gorgeous scenery. But I just wasn't blown away by Mont Rochelle and wouldn't stay there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sir Richard Branson's South African Hotel and Vineyard is excited to welcome its very first guests to uncover the delights of Franschhoek's hidden gem. Having undergone an extensive refurbishment, Mont Rochelle now boasts a brand new spa with a Hammam, a heated pool, 22 beautifully refurbished bedrooms and a new restaurant, Miko, named after previous owner, Miko Rwayitare. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mont Rochelle Franschhoek
- Hotel Mont Rochelle