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Mont Rochelle
Ranked #7 of 11 Hotels in Franschhoek
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Little Hallingbury, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
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“Superb”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Stop no. 2 on our honeymoon and I have to say it's one of nicest places I've stayed. I'm ashamed to say I knew nothing about Mont Rochelle before my arrival so it was a very nice surprise. Lovely setting and grounds, food was absolutely flawless (hats off o he chef!), great service as well. My wife is vegetarian and the staff were more than happy to cater for her needs, beats he usual odd look and a response of "we can do you risotto". Wine tasting was great and they also opened he cellar despite us arriving after the last tour had finished.

Breakfast was superb, the biggest selection I've seen. Hot breakfast from the menu was outstanding.

5 min drive to the town - which is lovely. If you visit the Winelands you must stay here!

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2012

Lunch on the terrace is a wonderful experience. Great service and a great menu. Two days a week be entertained by the resident pianist in a panoramic dining room with wonderful fittings and chandeliers. Food is excellent. We will be going again in Dec to one of our favourite places.. Don't miss.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2012

Gorgeous setting looking through the valley, especially during Spring, with fresh colours and the light and shade of early mornings and evenings. Outstanding breakfast selection and an interesting set of fine dining options. Good wines including a range from their own estate. The staff were helpful, organising wine tours and providing taxi service back from Franschhoek. The room was enormous with underfloor heating. Also a large bathroom, which was a little tired (grouting in the shower needed work). Overall a very comfortable stay.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2012

My wife and i stayed at Mont Rochelle for 2 nights. The hotel has the most scenic setting coupled with pure luxury. The staff are friendly, professional, and exceed ever expectation. Food is outstanding and the wine top stars. I cannot wait to go back.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed our 3 nights here. Level of service amazing. Food divine - champagne for breakfast. Turn down service a real bonus. They go the extra mile - wish we lived closer to go back for r&r on a regular basis.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2012

The first time I came across Mont Rochelle was when I googled possible wedding venues in Franchhoek. I saw Mont Rochelle's picture with a wedding marquee set up on their lovely green lawns nestled in the picturesque Franshhoek valley and knew I'd come across something special - just from a thumbnail :)

My boyfriend and I took a drive out for lunch one Saturday and upon arrival I immediately fell inlove. The weather was mmh ok but even with the winter hues it's a beautiful estate - the colours just add to the charm.

The service is impeccable and friendly with out being over bearing and the food was perfectly prepared. What I love is the attention to detail, quality and class with a touch of rustic farm living, it gives you a lovely homey feeling without being pretentious.

The banqueting co-ordinated, Chantell, took us on a tour of the estate, restaurant and hotel showing us possible settings for our wedding ceremony and reception. Her enthusiasm gives you the feeling that she knows exactly what a beautiful venue Mont Rochelle would make for a wedding.

I'm inlove with Franschhoek and would highly recommend Mont Rochelle to anyone travelling through for a cuppa or their delicious lunch accompanied by a glass of their Merlot.

Hopefully the next time we'll be back will be to plan my dream summer wedding :)

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 30, 2012

we had a lovely stay here on our tour through the wine country in November. The room was newly refurbished. the bathroom had cool lighting. They left an interesting book for you to read at the turn down service.
Dinner was very good. The help was exceptional. The owners were personable.
They had a nice lunch spot at the bottom of the drive. a good walk!
We were deciding between here and Le quartier Francais. We are glad we chose here, on the hillside, are not in the middle of the touristy town.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Mont Rochelle

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 Romantic Hotel in Franschhoek
#7 Luxury Hotel in Franschhoek
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mont Rochelle 5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mont Rochelle is Sir Richard Branson's stunning 22-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, 22 beautifully refurbished bedrooms and two new restaurants. ... more   less 
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