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Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant

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Plantasie Street, Paarl 7646 South Africa
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 02/16/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 02/16/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#3 of 14 hotels in Paarl
Location
4.8
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4.4
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4.4
Value
4.1
Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Paarl Rock is a small, luxury hotel unlike any other. Where the atmosphere of a bygone era brings a sense of gracious, unhurried living. The Grande Roche Hotel is a celebrated historical monument turned 5 star hotel boasting beautiful gardens and innovative cuisine in the Manor House of the Grande Roche Estate. Overlooking vineyards and mountains, the Grande Roche Hotel is the ideal base from which to explore the Cape Winelands, relax at the pools, or enjoy a round of golf on nearby, internationally acclaimed courses.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Patio
Walking tours
Babysitting
Secured parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor dining area
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Waxing services
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Chapel / shrine
Concierge
Gift shop
Outdoor furniture
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun umbrellas
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Walk-in shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Olwethu-Thando K wrote a review Sep 2022
Cape Town Central, South Africa216 contributions27 helpful votes
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This estate is a traveller’s dream – whether you’re there for a night, week or month – because there’s much to do whether you’re a child or adult; From food to fitness, Afternoon Tea to games, indoor fun to outdoor escapades, plugging in, and even the perfection of doing nothing in peace. ------ Complete with six (6) Legacy Rooms, eighteen (18) Terrace Suites, and old workers’ quarters transformed into five (5) Heritage duplex suites, Grande Roche Hotel can comfortably settle in a large party, family or more, and be enough for a solo traveller too. -------- From indulgent food & wine, to elegant furnishings, Grande Roche Hotel’s restaurant has been reborn as an exemplary 2022 dining pick, under Chef Kevin. The bars are unanimously all-around crowd pleasers – serving up everything from Negronis to the house’s take on an Old Fashioned and their patently delicious Paarl Sour (Auchentoshan American Oak, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup, Flat Rock Red, Egg white). The cocktail, beer, wine, and beverage menus offer choices aplenty, so you need only pick your poison, as it were! The Clubhouse is one of my favourite spots at Grande Roche though… -------- The family-friendly Grande Roche covers the basics of safety quite diligently. You’re safe – and that peace of mind lets visitors rest, recharge & relax. Book into Grande Roche Hotel because it’s one of the finest picks for accessible Cape luxury and relative privacy.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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DivineTours wrote a review Sep 2022
Cape Town, South Africa20 contributions5 helpful votes
I had the opportunity to stay at Grande Roche, in a Terrace Suite. Grande Roche is understated elegance; from the rooms which I absolutely loved, to the beautiful cultivated gardens and vineyard, to the restaurant which by the way, serves up very fine dishes. There is such a sense of relaxation and peace whether you are sitting on the veranda or wondering through the property. The views are stunning. The staff are absolutely amazing; very professional, helpful and friendly. This is definitely a place that begs for a return visit and it's best to opt for 2 or 3 nights; more if you can.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Durban, South Africa228 contributions36 helpful votes
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Thoroughly enjoyed our stay over at this hotel, it was a PCO visit and the venue also has a brand new conference/event venue which is top class for various kinds of events, the hotel grounds are well kept and the rooms are great, set in between the vines, with loads of guinea fowl to be seen. totally recommend this venue for a getaway weekend and more.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Buggsi wrote a review Apr 2022
Teignmouth, United Kingdom126 contributions71 helpful votes
We first stayed at the Grande Roche a few years ago and always promised ourselves that we would return one day. We are so glad we started our latest trip with a few days of luxury in this truly spectacular setting. Stunning rooms, fabulous grounds, friendly staff make this hotel extra special and worth every penny. The welcome gift and nightly turn down service goodies were a lovely touch. We were upgraded to a suite and felt very lucky to be able to sit on the terrace and watch the sun set at the end of the day surrounded by the scent of frangipani.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Robert D wrote a review Feb 2022
Seattle, Washington36 contributions5 helpful votes
In late January 2022 My wife and I were able to visit Grande Roche with our two children and their spouses. In all my life I have never experienced such a grand time! The food was spectacular (I have an eating disorder and they were able to prepare a great meal for me every day). Our rooms were beautiful and well serviced each of the five days we stayed. The whole family is excited to return as soon as possible! The views from and of the hotel are beautiful, really enjoyed breakfast on the front deck. Service throughout our stay could not have been better. Thank You Grande Roche.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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whyshyme wrote a review Jan 2022
London, United Kingdom632 contributions118 helpful votes
After nearly a month in South Africa, we wanted to end our holiday somewhere very special, so for our final weekend in mid- January, we booked into the Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl. Stepping inside, we immediately felt the magic and graciousness of a bygone era which gives the hotel its unique and relaxing ambience. We were warmly welcomed by the Reception staff who were so polite and caring. They presented us both with Charlotte Rhys luxury sanitisers to use while they quietly organised our cases to be taken to our room.    Our experience in the restaurant was simply mind blowing – I don’t say this often, but it’s one of the best restaurants I’ve ever experienced. The Chef elevated the entire experience. He and his team planned a multi-sensory dinner that took us from the restaurant to the pool and back to the kitchen.  The DIY Starter idea inspired me greatly.  The ingredients had to be mixed by hand: mushroom mouse plus various types of cheese on the table plus herbs. Our goal was to come up with a one-of-a-kind dish. We both left The Grand Roche with a slightly heavy heart as we had thoroughly enjoyed every minute of our time in this gorgeous hotel. We wished we had stayed longer, but as we caught a final glimpse of it in the car mirror, we both laughed and pledged ‘we’ll be back’!
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Cedrus Libani Recruitment wrote a review Dec 2021
Cape Town, South Africa1 contribution
What an amazing place. From the minute we arrived we were transported into a different world. The sheer opulence of the property blew us away. The weekend spent there felt like a week as we got to know the friendly and amazing staff. From Chef Kevin and his wife, to their service staff, we were treated like royalty. Now onto the food! We probably sampled almost everything off the menu and each dish was prepared with so much passion you could taste it flowing through the food. To say our tastebuds were tantalized is an understatement. On Sunday we had the four course Sunday Menu and our family joined us. Even though apprehensive at first to try some of the food items on the menu, our family were amazed at the quality, presentation and flavours of each dish. We would like to thank The Grande Roche Hotel for their wonderful hospitality and hope that we can experience another weekend away at this diamond in Paarl. Regards Carina and Justin Camilleri Cedrus Libani Recruitment
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Paddy K wrote a review Nov 2021
Johannesburg12 contributions4 helpful votes
The reputation of Grande Roche means that a high standard is expected, and it did not disappoint. Warmth and luxury abound, and the staff were professional and courteous too. Bonuses included excellent free wifi, one of the best showers we have encountered, and underfloor heating in the bathroom was a delight. The evening meal was lipsmackingly good, and if I really had to search for a niggle it would be that providing paper table napkins rather than linen is a bit out of place in an upmarket establishment.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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bluesky wrote a review Aug 2021
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The hotel and attanetion to detail was amazing - just a pity the restaurant and the food did not live up to this standard - disappointing - wauitress was excellent friendly and knowledgabel but the food burhger not great
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Date of stay: June 2021
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DrAugustaDorning wrote a review May 2021
Durban, South Africa219 contributions90 helpful votes
From start to finish staying at The Grand Roche Hotel is a treat for the senses. The staff are exceptional. The location is exceptional. The food is exceptional. Ranks as one of my favourites worldwide!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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$162 - $276 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapePaarl
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant
Which popular attractions are close to Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant?
Nearby attractions include Elli Organic Skincare Boutique (0.6 miles), The Kennel Brewery (0.2 miles), and Het Gesticht Museum (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a pool.
Which room amenities are available at Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant?
Conveniently located restaurants include Noop Restaurant, Cattle Baron Grill and Bistro Paarl, and The Hussar Grill Paarl.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Does Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant have airport transportation?
Yes, Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Grande Roche Hotel and Restaurant offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.