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Mont Rochelle

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Address: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa
Phone Number: 27 21 876 3000
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Full-Day Winelands Tour with Tastings from Cape Town
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Visited via Train tram and the tasting was well carried out and interesting. The blended red with Mourvèdre and Shiraz being the best. However, the visit was marred. A young... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 8, 2016
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Franschhoek, South Africa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had the most wonderful evening at Mont Rochelle. Superbly friendly staff, great service, crackling fire, delicious food, best company ever - it was the stuff great memories are made of! Thank you for the special service and great attention to detail, guys! Your hospitality was top notch!

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

Dear Nunca_Nunca, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this glowing review of your evening at Mont Rochelle. Whether you’re staying a few hours or a few days, we always love to spoil our guests with our service and food, especially by a cosy fireplace. Thank you for spending the evening with us, we hope that we... More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Lazy Saturday lunch over cheese platter and lovely wines in excellent surrounding. The service was a little bit slow but the vibe and atmosphere made up for it.

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

Dear ilovecappuccino, Thank you very much for taking the time to write this wonderful review of your lunch at Mont Rochelle. It was fabulous to hear that you enjoyed a lazy afternoon with us accompanied by a cheese platter and nice glass of wine. We love your style and couldn’t think of a better way to while away a Saturday... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016 via mobile

Had a very leisurely wine tasting and lunch in fantastic surroundings. Thoroughly recommend a visit. This was the highlight visit of our wine tour today

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

Dear StHug, We were delighted to hear that you joined us recently for a leisurely wine tasting and lunch. That certainly is our favourite way to while away an afternoon and we were thrilled to hear that your visit to Mont Rochelle was the highlight of your wine tour. Thank you very much for taking the time to share your... More 

London, UK
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44 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2016

Just spent two nights at Mont Rochelle and we were thrilled from beginning to end. We've moved onto Knysna now, which whilst beautiful, is not the same as Franchhoek or Mont Rochelle. Everything was just perfect... From the greeting upon arrival to the room and setting. Ate at Miko a few times and it was very nice and we also... More 

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

Dear LondonMarkMike, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a wonderful review us; safe to say we didn’t want you to leave either! We were absolutely delighted to hear that you were thrilled with your Mont Rochelle experience from beginning to end; it means a great deal to us to hear that you thought everything was... More 

jersey
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

We stayed for 3 nights at Mont Rochelle and were very pleased with our experience. The estate is close to Franschoek but in a totally rural setting. The views from rooms , terraces and gardens are delightful. The propert is recently refurbished and the decor is fresh, relaxing and vibrant all at the same time. Our Pinotage suite was in... More 

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

Dear Mangerbien, We were absolutely delighted to read your recent review of Mont Rochelle and wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for sharing your experience with us. How wonderful that you were able to enjoy lunch in Country Kitchen as well as dinner in Miko and that you enjoyed your dining experience. We’re so pleased to hear you... More 

Munich, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2016 via mobile

Went there on the wine tram. The setting is great with good views, but no one really wanted to carry out a tasting for us and the other guests. Service was very slow and slightly arrogant. I would skip this one next time.

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

Dear Josef S, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us following your recent visit to Mont Rochelle on the wine tram. Whilst it was lovely to hear you enjoyed the setting and the views I was very sorry to hear that the service you received was not to the standard we ordinarily pride ourselves in.... More 

Cardiff
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43 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016

Visited via Train tram and the tasting was well carried out and interesting. The blended red with Mourvèdre and Shiraz being the best. However, the visit was marred. A young couple , on honeymoon, were sat opposite us . Simply having wine and and a "nibble". When we left we thought it would be nice to buy them a glass... More 

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

Dear Frances W, We were delighted to hear that you had visited us via the Train tram and that you thought the wine tasting was interesting and carried out well. Mourvèdre is one of our absolute favourites and we are so pleased to hear that you enjoyed it. We were only sorry to hear that we were unable to fulfill... More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015 via mobile

We only went to Mont Rochelle for the wine tasting therefore I cannot comment on the other offerings. The estate is stunning and the decor is lovely. The employee serving us couldn't tell us much about the different wines beyond what was written on the bottle and came across pretty disinterested. Beyond that, he served us a corked Syrah. Fortunately... More 

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

Dear IzzyB01, Thank you for taking the time to share your valued feedback with us following your recent visit to Mont Rochelle. Whilst it was lovely to hear you thought the estate was stunning and your enjoyed the décor, I was most disappointed to read that we failed to reach expectations on the wine tasting. I would like to take... More 

Perth, Australia
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124 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

We ate lunch and did a wine tasting at the estate, which was very delicious, though they did have a strange desire to feed everyone green beans, regardless of who asked for them, haha! The estate is in an absolutely stunning valley surrounded by gorgeous vistas. We did not stay at the hotel but had a detailed tour, and I... More 

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

Dear KRob147, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such kind comments with us. We were delighted that you joined us for lunch and wine tasting and thought the food and wine were delicious! We’re thrilled that you plan to return and we are already looking forward to your visit; we’ll pick the perfect sun lounger by... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

My husband and I love Franschoek and we're looking forward to our stay at Mont Rochelle. The location of the hotel is just superb, you have a panoramic view across the valley but are also not too far out of town should you want to pop in to town for a meal. Our room was very comfortable and also had... More 

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

Dear Lara M, Thank you so much for taking the time to share such a lovely review with us. We were delighted to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us, we certainly loved having you! We’re so glad you enjoyed the robes and slippers and hope you were nice and cosy in them whilst enjoying the mini... More 

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