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La Roca Guest House
Ranked #4 of 80 Nelspruit B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 5, 2013

La Roca is nestled in a leafy suburb next to a nature reserve. What an exceptional setting! Besides the panoramic view from our room and bathroom, we were treated like royalty.
We phoned on the day of our arrival, and was offered a good rate. The room itself is stylish, with modern but functional decor and is equipped with good quality linen, towels and mattresses. The bathroom is a sanctuary with a large tub and spacious shower. The bathroom amenities are luxurious and ample.
The occupancy of the guest house was remarkably high with about 75% of the guesthouse booked.

Wanting to sample some local cuisine influenced by Mozambique, we opted for the Portugese restaurant Costa do Sol – one of the oldest restaurants in Nelspruit. We savoured sardines, catembe, prawns and enjoyed excellent service and good food.

Back at La Roca we had a good night’s rest and were warmly welcomed to a beautiful breakfast room in the morning. Besides a breakfast buffet with fresh fruit, cereals, homemade muffins, toast, yoghurt, cheese and cold meats, La Roca had freshly brewed coffee and a variety of teas available. We were offered the chef’s specialty dish of the morning – a breakfast tortilla filled with scrambled eggs, bacon, mushrooms, peppers and topped with feta. It was one of the best breakfast dishes we every enjoyed – ample, tasty and very innovative.

Check out was smooth and with a smile.
We loved La Roca – and would love to return to this guesthouse built amongst the rocks.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

This is a gem of a guest house. The value for your money is fantastic. It has a beautiful view, the rooms are very tastefully done and the food is just that slight step above to please the comfort foodies as well as the more modern taste bunds. It is clear the minute you walk into the rooms that it is run by people who just care about beauty and excellence. The tubs are HUGE and the beds are super comfortable. The rooms are spacious and would easily fit a nice family.

I was sad that I only had two days there and I can't wait to bring my husband here.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank GiaMancuso
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Reviewed June 11, 2013

We booked this guest house for a one night stopover in Nelspruit. The price was reasonable and the manager a pleasure to deal with when making the reservation. The rooms are not brand new, but everything was in working condition and the room was spacious with everything we needed. It also had a minibar with a better selection of drinks than most 5* hotels!
The breakfast room is stunning and service perfect. The 'Bushveld Blend' coffee was really good and I liked the fact that you could make your own coffee using the pots provided.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank ECVP
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Reviewed June 3, 2013

My wife and I decided to spend the weekend of our first wedding anniversary at La Roca and we had a beautiful, tranquil and relaxing stay. The guesthouse sits on the hillside just above Nelspruit with stunning views over the Lowveld. Service at La Roca, from the moment you make a booking to the moment you check out is excellent and attentive to all guests needs. We stayed in Room 12, a luxury room in the garden. The room was large, beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable and spotlessly clean. If you stay there in the winter (May-September) make sure you take slippers as the stone floor is little cold - although the room itself isn't. Breakfast is one of the highlights at La Roca. Served on a beautiful veranda with spectacular views there is a choice of very imaginative, not to mention delicious, "specials" everyday or guests can simply order whatever they like "al la carte". For the techies, La Roca has an excellent and FREE wireless network which is permanently on (this is unusual and a very pleasant surprise).

We have previously stayed at La Roca with our two children in a family room and can also easily recommend the guesthouse for family stays.

La Roca fully deserves to be rated exceedingly high on Trip Advisor and is certainly amongst the best guesthouses in the Nelspruit area. We will be back

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Booking at La Roca was one of the best decisions made. Thanks to Management and Staff our stay was most memorable. Friendly staff, good breakfast and complete peace and serenity is what one looks for in a holiday like this, and this is exactly what we found at La Roca. We had seen pictures on the net before booking our accommodation, but we found in the accommodation was more than what we expected, it was total luxury to say the least. Fresh air, cleanliness and complete privacy just as we hoped for. This place made a huge impression, one that will linger for a long time to come. We as a family will definitely return to La Roca whenever we visit.

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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

This was my family's first trip to South Africa and we are glad we found this little gem. On our way to Kruger all we wanted was a clean safe place to catch-up after a long flight. We had read the reviews and knew La Roca was well run however the place exceeded our expectations. The rooms were large and well maintained, the staff was verey friendly and accomodating. We opted for the Thursday dinner which was delicious and though we were tired took advantage of the firepit and beautiful night sky. Thank you all.

Highly recommend La Roca and hope to return during our next SA adventure.
John from Rhode Island

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 29, 2013

La Roca offers the most luxury one can need on a business travel. Amazing views and spectacular rooms on offer. Friendly staff and the best breakfast you will ever find in Nelspruit.
i can highly recommend this as it is close to all business centres and near most of the tourist attarctions on offer in Nelspruit. For a 5 star stay, La Roca Lodge!!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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Thank JacquelinevanWyk
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Additional Information about La Roca Guest House

Address: 56 Van Wijk Street | Nelspruit, Nelspruit 1200, South Africa
Location: South Africa > Mpumalanga > Nelspruit
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 80 B&Bs / Inns in Nelspruit
Price Range: $95 - $127 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Roca Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Roca is an owner-managed 4-star boutique guest house located in an upmarket residential suburb of Nelspruit. Spread amongst 6,000m² of sub-tropical garden, several of our rooms, the breakfast lapa and pool deck enjoy stunning uninterrupted views over the Nelspruit Nature Reserve and escarpment beyond. Conveniently situated only 2Km from the city centre, La Roca is a peaceful oasis within which to unwind from a long days work or to use as a base for exploring the many world class attractions in the vicinity: the Kruger National Park; Blyde River Canyon; Mozambique and Swaziland are all less than an hour away. Offering standard, luxury and executive accommodation, all our en-suite rooms have been individually decorated with attention to detail and each have a private entrance and a balcony or patio. Our approach is professional but our style is with a smile - creating a friendly and warm ambience. Welcome to La Roca - an ideal base for corporate or leisure travellers. You will wish you had stayed for longer! ... more   less 
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