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Mont Rochelle

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#6 of 13 hotels in Franschhoek
Travelers' Choice 2019 Winner
Certificate of Excellence
Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson's stunning 26-bedroom hotel and vineyard just under an hour's drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa. Having undergone an extensive refurbishment, Mont Rochelle now boasts a brand new spa with a Hammam, a heated pool, 26 beautifully refurbished bedrooms and two new restaurants.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Airport transportation
Free internet
Public wifi
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Special diet menus
Poolside bar
Horseback riding
Meeting rooms
Fax / photocopying
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room service
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Languages Spoken
English, Afrikaans
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Set in the heart of a vast wine estate of Franschhoek, Sir Branson's Mont Rochelle is one of my favorite properties in the area. It's not just the setting that does it for me, but also the level of personal attention by its staff. Notwithstanding the views, the rooms and the surroundings are incredible, my experience with them us always a top notch one. Highly recommended after a long day touring: Spa treatment, wine tasting and romantic dinner for two (pick their tasting menu with wine pairing). I have sent several friends there and will definitely continue to do so. Special thanks to James, their manager, who always make sure we are well cared for.
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One of the nicest hotels we have stayed in. On a one week tour of SA we stayed here for 2 nights. Service couldn't have been better. Very stylish room with great view of the valley. Good dinner and breakfast.
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Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Roderick, Thank you so much for taking the time to share your wonderful feedback with us. It was so lovely to hear that you thought it was one of the nicest hotels you’ve stayed in and we really appreciate your kind words about the service you received and the room. We too think the views from the rooms are very special indeed, it never fails to take our breath away. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you back again in the future and thank you so much again for your lovely review. Kind regards, James Basson General Manager james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com
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Instantly felt warm and welcomed. Only 1h from CapeTown airport. Surroundings absolutley stunning. Understated but quality and relaxing and understated. Just absolute perfection. Food phenomenal. Facilities superb: heated pool-even in midwinter (granted was about 22 Celsius at the time!) Gym clean: treadmill x2. Wattbike. Normal cycle bike. Sandbags 15-25kg. Selection of dumbbells and kettlebells. Squat rack. Mats, yoga blocks, benches, and water supply. Girls and showers great also. Lawn Croquet, Pétanque, skittles and Jenga games. All on the large garden. Bathrooms in room absolute perfection. Rooms Clean, comfortable, (beds huuuge!). Separate lunch cottage awesome and delicious and friendly. Transfers from Mont Rochelle to the village (like 5 min drive) anytime. Staff helpful and friendly. Up for a chat and will Also leave you alone. Good to know Branson also seems to look after his employees. During the ‘low season’ staff are allowed to spend a night at the hotel as a guest. The perfect way to finish our honeymoon. Will be returning : 100%. Will be recommending to friends also.
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Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear CymraesGwyddelig, Thank you so much for sharing such amazing feedback. It makes me very happy indeed to read all the lovely comments you had to say about the accommodation, food, service and especially our team. I’m so pleased we were able to play a part in making the end of your honeymoon so special. We hope to welcome you back again in the future. Kind regards, James Basson General Manager james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com
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We stayed here for 3 nights at the end of May at the start of our honeymoon and loved it. From the moment we arrived at the hotel we were made to feel special by all of the staff. Especially Peter who sat down with us and explained about the hotel and the area. He is a credit to Mont Rochelle and his enthusiasm rubs off on the rest of the staff. We were upgraded to one of the rooms leading straight out to the gardens, over looking the mountains. The room was amazing, with a lovely huge bed, great bathroom and views to die for. The breakfasts were among the best we've had anywhere and the food at the Miko restaurant we ate in on the first evening was outstanding. Definitely make the most of the complimentary wine tasting at the Country Kitchen - we loved it. And even came back again for more wine tasting on another day. We also used the pool, which was lovely with the mountains in the background. There's also a nice little gym which we use on one morning. Huge thanks to all the staff at the hotel and the drivers for taking us in and out of Franschhoek. This was the perfect start to our honeymoon and made us fall in love with Franschhoek and South Africa. We are already saving to return.
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Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle
Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear FoodObsessive, A belated congratulations on your wedding and thank you for choosing to spend the start of your honeymoon with us at Mont Rochelle. We really appreciate you taking the time to share your wonderful feedback and I’m so grateful to hear how your time with us was so special. I will be sure you pass on all your lovely comments with Peter and the rest of the team and thank you so much once again. We look forward to your return. Kind regards, James Basson General Manager james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com
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We were HUGELY impressed with this place. We rounded off our trip to SA with a 2 night stay at Mont Rochelle and I really don’t think we could have asked for anything more. We arrived quite late after a long day of travelling but were made to feel like old friends upon arrival. A glass of sparkling wine awaited us and Peter (more on him later!) showed us up to our room, which was absolutely stunning. Seeing as we were pretty knackered, we opted for room service and the fillet steak was one of the best we had eaten. Once morning arrived we were absolutely blown away by the views. They truly are stunning. Breakfast was varied and delicious, served up in the most beautiful of settings. We went on the local wine tram and the hotel were only too happy to drop us off and pick up, as they were even we had a dinner reservation nearby. Really impressive service. A quick mention for the staff; to James who introduced himself to us at breakfast time and helped arrange a late check out, for which we were extremely grateful, and to Peter whose boundless enthusiasm and lust for life is truly infectious! He could not have been any more helpful if he’d tried and certainly brought a smile to our faces each day! If only everyone was like him!
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Response from VirginLimitedEdition, General Manager at Mont Rochelle
Responded Jun 6, 2019
Dear Nick M, Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful feedback with us. It makes us incredibly happy when we hear that we’ve not just met; but exceeded guests’ expectations. Thank you too for your kind words about myself and Peter. The entire team including Peter, work very hard to ensure our guests experiences are positive ones and so I’m thrilled to hear that Peter brought a smile to your faces each day. We hope to welcome you back again in the not too distant future. Kind regards, James Basson General Manager james.basson@montrochelle.virgin.com
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