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“Mont Rochelle”
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Mont Rochelle
Ranked #6 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
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Manchester
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39 reviews
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“Mont Rochelle”
Reviewed April 17, 2012

A first rate hotel. Beautiful setting with lovely gardens and handily situated to go down intp Franschoek while still being very private. Food very good both in the main restaurant and the Country Kitchen. Restaurant manager, Patrick is great as is the pianist.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

My family stayed recently at the Mont Rochelle in Franschhoek and were totally disappointed. The rooms and location were fine but the cleanliness and customer service left a great deal to be desired. There were a few heavy cast iron beds round the pool with even less mattresses. The staff told us that the guests take the mattresses to their rooms at night in case they don't get one the next day! Near the pool was a disused pond with dead frogs in it. I complained but they were still there 3 days later. We were told that the staff regularly mention these things but management do nothing. Never again.

  • Stayed February 2012
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

Stayed for 3 nights. Our room although ok was a bit dated and could do with being updated. Went to the gym. No air con controls, no towels, no cups, no water in machine. Took them some while to get their act together but the next day no towels and our glasses still left where we put them with the water still in them. Breakfast was nice but on our first morning they had trouble coping. All in all not terrible but below the standard of the other 7 places we stayed at so by comparison there is room for improvement .

  • Stayed February 2012
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 29, 2012

We stayed 3 nights here - hotel room was one of the ones set into the hillside not part of the old house, very spacious with a wonderful 180 degree view of the opposite side of the valley. Good to have our own patio opening onto a lawned area. They have their own taxi which took us to their Country Kitchen restaurant at the other end of the vineyard the first night, very pleasant food in old restored barn. Second night we ate in the main restaurant and the wait was horrendous, three hours for two courses, clearly there was a problem with kitchen staff and to be fair the chef came round at the end of the evening to apologise. The food was good but maybe a little contrived. Breakfasts were always pleasant and served on the terrace although there was still a staff problem the following morning as our order was checked with us three times!
Swimming pool was very cold and not clear, in fact many of the pools we saw in South Africa needed more maintenance.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

Stayed for two nights at the Mont Rochelle and had a great time. Hotel, grounds and rooms all very beautiful. The room was exceptionally comfortable with extra touches such as Molton Brown toiletries and a proper coffee machine.

Franschoek is a great place if you love food. La quarter Francis whilst expensive is an amazing experience and a must whilst you are there. Also Reuben's was a great meal although so do much food!!! The hotel will arrange axis into town and back which cost about 10 pound return but if there are a few of you they will combine you on a minibus if you don't mind making it more economical.

Breakfast at Mont Rochelle was a wonderful leisurely experience and I can imagine dinner in the restaurant would also be great.

Franschoek is far far nicer than Stellenbosch with a laid bak feel, great boutiques and street cafes... Highly recommended

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, France
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

We enjoyed two nights last week, friendly welcome with glass of wine, very nice room with nightly turn down etc, great breakfast with as little or as much as you wish, we ate in the restaurant both nights , first had the edge but overall great food, wine and a very comfortable setting.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 30, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed 2 nights at Mont Rochelle and it turned out to be a very good start to a 12 day holiday in South Africa. Franschhoek is a delightful one street town full of cafes, restaurants, boutiques and bars. Mont Rochelle is set back from the town and easy to find(well signposted). the staff are keen and attentive with lots of smiles and willingness to help. the room we had came with a lovely view of the Franschhoek valley and the breakfast was very good. A hotel taxi service was available and the evening meal was of a high standard with a pianist playing a wide selection of music. All in all I would reccomend Mont Rochelle for an enjoyable 2 day stay in Franschhoek.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mont Rochelle
Address: Dassenberg Road, Franschhoek 7690, South Africa (Formerly La Couronne Hotel)
Location: South Africa > Western Cape > Franschhoek
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Family Hotel in Franschhoek
#5 Business Hotel in Franschhoek
#6 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
#6 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mont Rochelle 5*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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