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Mont Rochelle

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Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690 South Africa
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#9 of 18 hotels in Franschhoek
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Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson's stunning hotel and vineyard just under an hour's drive from Cape Town in the town of Franschhoek in South Africa. Situated in an area internationally renowned for its winelands and stunning scenery, Mont Rochelle boasts a unique hilltop setting with views over the Klein Dassenberg mountain range and private vineyard encompassing 39 hectares. The hotel comprises of 26 rooms and suites including a stunning Manor House; a private four-bedroom villa available for exclusive use year-round. There are five room types and all rooms can be made up with twin beds on request. Children are very welcome to stay at Mont Rochelle year-round and some rooms can accommodate children on single beds. There are two restaurants at Mont Rochelle: Miko and the Country Kitchen. Miko is the main restaurant and is the setting for some fantastic gourmet meals including those for special occasions. Adjacent to the winery is the Country Kitchen, an ideal spot for a light lunch or a take-away picnic. All our room rates include breakfast which is served in Miko. Both restaurants are open for non-resident guests but we do recommend you call in advance to book a table. At Mont Rochelle wine tasting isn’t just a special event – it’s an everyday occurrence. Both hotel guests and day visitors can enjoy wine tastings in a variety of locations and our Mont Rochelle wines are available to purchase. When you're not enjoying the wine, why not take a dip in the main outdoor heated swimming pool or relax at the Mont Rochelle Spa with a spa treatment or Hammam. We use the eco-friendly Africology ‘Authentic’ range of spa products which are made from 100% essential oils using natural plant extracts.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Kids stay free
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Private pool
Shallow end in pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Happy hour
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Poolside bar
Bicycle tours
Patio
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Video game console
Books, DVDs, music for children
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Spa
Body wrap
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot bath
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hammam
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Steam room
Waxing services
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Gift shop
Newspaper
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Sun umbrellas
First aid kit
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
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Mountain view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Great View
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, French, Afrikaans
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alexisdevilliers10 wrote a review Jan 17
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Amazing!! The whole experience was truly amazing and I would highly highly recommend coming here! The staff, grounds, food and whole experience was just absolutely amazing! The staff were so friendly and helpful
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Lorian wrote a review Jan 16
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There are not enough words to describe how incredible and amazing our stay was at Mont Rochelle but I will try. This is not our first stay in Franschhoek (since we live in Cape Town) but I will have to rate this as our best one EVER!!! From the start we were warmly welcomed by staff with all the small touches that really made our stay one of the most special ones ever. From greeting us as we stepped our car, welcoming us with sparkling wine at reception, a bottle of bubbles in our room on ice, a personalized hand written note in our room, complimentary drinks in the bar fridge and delicious snacks. All the staff were so helpful and friendly. Our room (Cabernet suite) was beyond words with the furnishes and bath that had the most phenomenal view that overlooked the gorgeous valley of Franschhoek. You could hear the sounds of the birds outside and nothing else but tranquility. The pool area and grounds were immaculate and I loved the games (croquet, boulle etc) scattered all over. Breakfast at Miko was amazing. We also had a complimentary wine tasting at the estate. All in all I just have no faults for the staff and facilities. I am so grateful to you all for making our stay such a memorable and incredible one. We will definitely be back one day!! Thank you!!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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GrandTour606941 wrote a review Jan 10
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The hosts were great and everything about the property is just perfect. I was surprised by the tennis court, even though 38 degrees there were still icecubes available with water (you would expect no-one to play tennis). but it shows that they are prepared for anything. The help with going to great restaurants instead of pitching their own is absolutely first class. You really feel like you get true advice.
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Michie05 wrote a review Jan 9
Johannesburg, South Africa6 contributions
A must. Magnificent setting, service from all staff was excellent, accommodation was fabulous. Had an amazing stay. Breakfasts were delicious. Would highly recommend staying here. Thank you to the entire team at this Wine Estate Hotel
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Mike W wrote a review Jan 6
Brancaster Staithe, United Kingdom10 contributions1 helpful vote
We had been staying elsewhere in Franschhoek saw the sign for Mont Rochelle and decided to take a look.Such a friendly welcome that we booked for my partners birthday and a couple of extra nights. We were not disappointed.There’s a great team who work there.It’s a wonderful location and although you are outside the town taking the hotel shuttle is easy peasy.Lovely pool and restaurant and the Country Kitchen where you can go on the estate for lunch and a wine tasting(free for guests) is a real bonus.James the manager could not be a better ambassador for the Virgin brand.We will be back there again before we head back to the UK
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PRICE RANGE
$270 - $852 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
mont rochelle franschhoek, hotel mont rochelle
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
La Couronne Hotel
LOCATION
South AfricaWestern CapeFranschhoek
NUMBER OF ROOMS
26
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mont Rochelle
Which popular attractions are close to Mont Rochelle?
Nearby attractions include First South African Perfume Museum (0.9 miles), Franschhoek Pass (0.9 miles), and Glenwood Vineyards (1.6 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mont Rochelle?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Mont Rochelle?
Top room amenities include a minibar, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mont Rochelle?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a poolside bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Mont Rochelle?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mont Rochelle?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Petite Colombe, Orangerie at Le Lude, and Le coin Français.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Mont Rochelle?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Mont Rochelle have airport transportation?
Yes, Mont Rochelle offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Mont Rochelle located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Franschhoek.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mont Rochelle?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Mont Rochelle offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.